Best Family Movies of 2007

1.

Ratatouille

6.7

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2007-06-22
2.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

6.6

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2007-06-28
3.

Stardust

6.2

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Starring: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Release date: 2007-08-09
4.

August Rush

6.0

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams
Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan
Release date: 2007-11-21
5.

The Simpsons Movie

6.0

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.

Starring: Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden
Directed by: David Silverman
Release date: 2007-07-27
6.

Bridge to Terabithia

5.9

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel, Bailee Madison
Directed by: Gábor Csupó
Release date: 2007-02-16
7.

Enchanted

5.8

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Rachel Covey
Directed by: Kevin Lima
Release date: 2007-11-20
8.

Meet the Robinsons

5.8

In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ready to give up on his quest until the mysterious Wilbur Robinson shows up on the scene, whisking Lewis to the future to find the scanner and his mom.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Laurie Metcalf, Angela Bassett, Nicole Sullivan, Harland Williams
Directed by: Stephen J. Anderson
Release date: 2007-03-23
9.

Hairspray

5.5

Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.

Starring: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, James Marsden, Queen Latifah
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2007-07-13
10.

Shrek the Third

5.4

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas
Directed by: Chris Miller
Release date: 2007-05-17
11.

Surf's Up

5.3

Cody is a surfing penguin from Shiverpool who dreams of making it big and being like his idol Big Z. On his journey he discovers his talents are not all he thinks they are and he must learn to accept that their is more to surfing than fame and fortune. Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures and ImageWorks Studios. It stars the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder among others.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods
Directed by: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Release date: 2007-06-08
12.

Mr. Bean's Holiday

5.2

Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Steve Pemberton, Max Baldry, Emma de Caunes, Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Steve Bendelack
Release date: 2007-03-22
13.

Bee Movie

5.1

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Jim Cummings, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton
Directed by: Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Release date: 2007-10-28
14.

The Water Horse

4.7

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Starring: Alexander Nathan Etel, Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Priyanka Xi
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2007-12-25
15.

Alvin and the Chipmunks

4.7

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

Starring: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, Justin Long
Directed by: Tim Hill
Release date: 2007-12-13
16.

Shrek the Halls

4.6

The Christmas tree isn't the only thing green in this new holiday classic. Shrek is back and trying to get into the spirit of the season. After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they'll remember, he is forced to take a crash course in the holiday. But just when he thinks he has everything for their quiet family Christmas just right, there is a knock at the door.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Cody Cameron
Directed by: Gary Trousdale
Release date: 2007-11-28
17.

High School Musical 2

4.6

The East High Wildcats are ready to have the time of their lives. Troy is thrilled when he's offered a job in a country club, but it's all part of Sharpay's plot to lure him away from Gabriella. How will it all turn out? All questions are answered on the night of the club's Talent Show.

Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2007-08-17
18.

Evan Almighty

4.6

God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Starring: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons, Graham Phillips
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Release date: 2007-06-09
19.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

4.5

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium—the strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world. After Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once-remarkable Emporium.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Jonathan Potts
Directed by: Zach Helm
Release date: 2007-11-14
20.

The Game Plan

4.5

Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with his ex-wife. Joe must learn to balance his personal and professional lives with the needs of his child.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Madison Pettis, Kyra Sedgwick, Roselyn Sánchez, Morris Chestnut
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2007-09-28

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