Best Family Movies of 2009

1.

Up

7.0
8.3/10 IMDB

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

Starring: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, John Ratzenberger, David Kaye, Elie Docter, Jeremy Leary ..
Directed by: Pete Docter
Release date: 2009-05-28
2.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

6.8
7.6/10 IMDB

As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemorts defenses and to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman ..
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2009-07-07
3.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.

Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Wallace Wolodarsky, Eric Chase Anderson, Michael Gambon, Jarvis Cocker ..
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2009-10-23
4.

Coraline

6.4
7.7/10 IMDB

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, John Hodgman, Robert Bailey Jr., Ian McShane, Aankha Neal, George Selick ..
Directed by: Henry Selick
Release date: 2009-02-05
5.

The Princess and the Frog

6.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Starring: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard ..
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2009-12-08
6.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

5.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Simon Pegg, Seann William Scott, Karen Disher, Chris Wedge, Kristen Wiig, Eunice Cho ..
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2009-06-26
7.

A Christmas Carol

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine, Daryl Sabara, Colin Firth, Sage Ryan, Amber Gainey Meade, Ryan Ochoa, Bobbi Page, Ron Bottitta ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2009-11-04
8.

Partly Cloudy

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring them to life. Gus, a lonely and insecure grey cloud, is a master at creating "dangerous" babies. Crocodiles, porcupines, rams and more - Gus's beloved creations are works of art, but more than a handful for his loyal delivery stork partner, Peck. As Gus's creations become more and more rambunctious, Peck's job gets harder and harder. How will Peck manage to handle both his hazardous cargo and his friend's fiery temperament?

Starring: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson ..
Directed by: Peter Sohn
Release date: 2009-05-28
9.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he regain control of the machine and put an end to the wild weather before the town is destroyed?

Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Mr. T, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Max Neuwirth ..
Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Release date: 2009-09-17
10.

Where the Wild Things Are

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts—Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander—crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Mark Ruffalo, Pepita Emmerichs, Madeleine Greaves, Joshua Jay ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 2009-10-16
11.

The Secret of Kells

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?

Starring: Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Liam Hourican, Paul Tylak, Michael McGrath, Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Alli McCann ..
Directed by: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
Release date: 2009-02-09
12.

Monsters vs Aliens

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

When Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches. The military jumps into action and captures Susan, secreting her away to a covert government compound. She is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of Monsters...

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Paul Rudd, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Will Arnett, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Julie White ..
Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Release date: 2009-03-19
13.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

5.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams, Christopher Guest, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Bill Hader, Jon Bernthal ..
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2009-05-20
14.

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Powerful magic cast by Alex spells trouble for the Russo's. The kids must go on an adventure to save their family and their existence.

Starring: Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, David Henrie, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Jennifer Stone, Jonathan Dwayne, Jazmin Caratini, Xavier Torres, Eldim Correa ..
Directed by: Lev L. Spiro
Release date: 2009-08-28
15.

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

5.2
8.1/10 IMDB

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Starring: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer, Erick Avari, Davenia McFadden, Robbie Sublett, Tora Hallström, Bates Wilder ..
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2009-06-13
16.

Astro Boy

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Set in the futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy (Atom) is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he had lost. Unable to fulfill his creator's expectations, Astro embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before returning to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who rejected him.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Freddie Highmore, Eugene Levy, Sterling Beaumon, Nathan Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron ..
Directed by: David Bowers
Release date: 2009-10-15
17.

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

5.1
8.7/10 IMDB

In a Mars base, the inhabitants are being infected by a mysterious water creature which takes over its victims. The Doctor is thrust into the middle of this catastrophe, knowing a larger one is waiting around the corner.

Starring: David Tennant, Lindsay Duncan, Gemma Chan, Peter O'Brien, Aleksander Mikic, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Joplin Sibtain, Alan Ruscoe, Cosima Shaw, Michael Goldsmith ..
Directed by: Graeme Harper
Release date: 2009-11-15
18.

Princess Protection Program

5.0
5.6/10 IMDB

When her nation is invaded, a young princess is taken into the Princess Protection Program. She is relocated to Louisiana, where she stays with a covert agent and his tomboyish daughter, and must learn how to behave like an ordinary teenager.

Starring: Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung, Nicholas Braun, Kevin Schmidt, Sully Díaz, Isaac Santiago, Molly Hagan, Eldim Correa, Johnny Ray Rodríguez ..
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown
Release date: 2009-05-20
19.

Planet 51

4.9
6.0/10 IMDB

When Earth astronaut Capt. Chuck Baker arrives on Planet 51 -- a world reminiscent of American suburbia circa 1950 -- he tries to avoid capture, recover his spaceship and make it home safely, all with the help of an empathetic little green being.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman, John Cleese, Freddie Benedict, Alan Marriott, Mathew Horne, James Corden ..
Directed by: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martínez
Release date: 2009-11-19
20.

Race to Witch Mountain

4.8
5.7/10 IMDB

A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino, Chris Marquette, Kim Richards, Meredith Salenger, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Everett Scott, Billy Brown ..
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2009-03-12
21.

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

A meeting in a London bus with jewel thief Lady Christina takes a turn for the worse for the Doctor when the bus takes a detour to a desert-like planet, where the deadly Swarm awaits.

Starring: David Tennant, Michelle Ryan, Lee Evans, Noma Dumezweni, Adam James, Glenn Doherty, Victoria Alcock, Daniel Kaluuya, Ellen Thomas, David Ames ..
Directed by: James Strong
Release date: 2009-04-11
22.

Nativity!

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Martin Freeman is lovelorn teacher Mr Maddens, a former am-dram star whose girlfriend (Ashley Jensen) dumped him over Christmas five years ago and upped sticks, inexplicably, to La-La Land. Yuletide cheer is not his forte, but he's forced to drum some up when Pam Ferris's headmistress earmarks him to direct the Nativity play.

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, Marc Wootton, Pam Ferris, Jason Watkins, Ricky Tomlinson, Alan Carr, John Sessions, Phyllis Logan, Geoffrey Hutchings ..
Directed by: Debbie Isitt
Release date: 2009-11-27
23.

The Gruffalo

4.5
7.5/10 IMDB

The magical tale of a mouse who sets foot on a woodland adventure in search of a nut. Encountering predators who all wish to eat him - Fox, Owl and Snake - the brave mouse creates a terrifying, imaginary monster to frighten them away. But what will the mouse do when he meets this frightful monster for real?

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson ..
Directed by: Max Lang, Jakob Schuh
Release date: 2009-12-25
24.

G-Force

4.5
5.1/10 IMDB

A team of trained secret agent animals, guinea pigs Darwin, Hurley, Juarez, Blaster, mole Speckles, and fly Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the world with household appliances. But the government shuts them down and they are sentenced to a pet shop. Can they escape to defeat the villain and save the world?

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Penélope Cruz, Tracy Morgan, Jon Favreau, Steve Buscemi, Nicolas Cage, Edwin Louis, Jared Lavette, Micah Lavette, Bill Nighy ..
Directed by: Hoyt Yeatman, Oliver Truman
Release date: 2009-07-21
25.

Land of the Lost

4.5
5.3/10 IMDB

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone, Matt Lauer, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Sierra McCormick, Shannon Lemke, Stevie Wash Jr., Brian Huskey ..
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Release date: 2009-06-05
Best Family Movies of 2009 : Prep & Landing
26.

Prep & Landing

4.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

Starring: Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Derek Richardson, Mason Vale Cotton, David DeLuise, Peter Jacobson, Lino DiSalvo, William Morgan Sheppard, Nathan Greno, Hayes MacArthur ..
Directed by: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers
Release date: 2009-12-24
27.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

4.4
5.2/10 IMDB

Mild-mannered Paul Blart has always had huge dreams of becoming a State Trooper. Until then, he patrols the local mall as a security guard. With his closely cropped moustache, personal transporter and gung-ho attitude, only Blart seems to take his job seriously. All that changes when a team of thugs raids the mall and takes hostages. Untrained, unarmed and a super-size target, Blart has to become a real cop to save the day.

Starring: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight, Stephen Rannazzisi, Peter Gerety, Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara, Jamal Mixon ..
Directed by: Steve Carr
Release date: 2009-01-15
28.

Bandslam

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.

Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Aly Michalka, Gaelan Connell, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Porter, Ryan Donowho, Charlie Saxton, Tim Jo, Elvy, Lisa Chung ..
Directed by: Todd Graff
Release date: 2009-08-06
29.

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

The Mystery Inc. gang takes a trip to Japan and finds themselves circling Asia and the Pacific in a treasure hunt, racing against the vengeful Black Samurai and his Ninja warriors to find the legendary Sword of Fate, an ancient blade fabled to possess extraordinary supernatural powers.

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Kelly Hu, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sab Shimono, Keone Young, Gedde Watanabe, George Takei ..
Directed by: Christopher Berkeley
Release date: 2009-04-07
30.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

4.4
4.5/10 IMDB

Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes - Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.

Starring: Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Wendie Malick ..
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Release date: 2009-12-21
31.

Imagine That

4.3
5.6/10 IMDB

A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi, Ronny Cox, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nicole Ari Parker, DeRay Davis, Martin Sheen, Timm Sharp, Daniel Polo ..
Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick
Release date: 2009-06-19
32.

Hotel for Dogs

4.2
5.4/10 IMDB

Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But the kids have to do some quick thinking to keep the cops off their tails.

Starring: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle, Johnny Simmons, Kyla Pratt, Robinne Lee, Troy Gentile, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Ajay Naidu ..
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
Release date: 2009-01-16
33.

Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana

4.2
6.4/10 IMDB

The S.S. TIPTON embarks on a triple-length comedy crossover event when Justin wins a Teen Cruise to Hawaii – and a chance to meet London. Both Justin and Max do their best to win the heiress's affection, while Cody tries to win concert tickets for Bailey, and Alex accuses Zack of being a prankster. Between the kids' pranks (who turned Justin blue?!) and crazy schemes (Alex sneaks Harper on board to take her make-up science class?!), the excitement goes overboard when international superstar Hannah Montana checks in on her way to a sold-out concert in Hawaii. But when Miley Stewart loses her lucky charm anklet and her Hannah wig, are her days as the world's biggest pop star over forever?

Starring: Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan, Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise ..
Directed by: Victor Gonzalez, Rich Correll
Release date: 2009-07-17
34.

Barbie and the Three Musketeers

4.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Corinne (Barbie) is a young country girl who heads to Paris to pursue her big dream – to become a female musketeer! Never could she imagine she would meet three other girls who secretly share the same dream! Using their special talents, the girls work together as a team to foil a plot and save the prince. It's all for one and one for all!

Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Tim Curry, Kira Tozer, Willow Johnson, Dorla Bell, Nicole Oliver, Merrilyn Gann, Kathleen Barr, Mark Hildreth, Michael Dobson ..
Directed by: William Lau
Release date: 2009-09-15
35.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

4.1
7.1/10 IMDB

United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite meteor to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his ‘partner in crime’, Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite—and recruit help—to try and stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the meteor Luthors plot.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Clancy Brown, LeVar Burton, Xander Berkeley, Ricardo Chavira, John C. McGinley, CCH Pounder, Jennifer Hale, Allison Mack ..
Directed by: Sam Liu
Release date: 2009-09-29
36.

Aliens in the Attic

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Starring: Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler, Kevin Nealon, Robert Hoffman, Doris Roberts, Tim Meadows, Ashley Boettcher, Henri Young, Regan Young, Ashley Tisdale ..
Directed by: John Schultz
Release date: 2009-07-31
Best Family Movies of 2009 : Circle
37.

Circle

4.0
9.5/10 IMDB

Damu(10year old boy) , leaves his home to buy Jagarry .On the way he meets his friend Manya . They stop at a Bioscopewallah. Damu realizes that he is not having enough money and he decides to earn some quick money . This greed takes him to play a game . After the game Damu goes to the shop . But he walk back with tearful eyes.........

Starring: Ashwini Giri, Chinmay Patwardhan, Ajinkya Bhise, Shailesh Shankar Kulkarni, Kalyan Gadgil, Akash Giri ..
Directed by: Santosh Ram
Release date: 2009-07-01
38.

Merry Madagascar

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in this hilarious new holiday classic.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Carl Reiner, Danny Jacobs, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller ..
Directed by: David Soren
Release date: 2009-11-16
39.

Turtles Forever

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Turtles Forever is a made-for-tv animated movie. Produced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, the movie teams up different incarnations of the titular heroes—chiefly the light-hearted, child-friendly characters from the 1987 animated series and the darker cast of the 4Kids' own 2003 animated series—in an adventure that spans multiple universes.

Starring: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Sam Riegel, Greg Abbey, Darren Dunstan, Marc Thompson, Veronica Taylor, Scottie Ray, Greg Carey, Karen Neil ..
Directed by: Roy Burdine, Lloyd Goldfine
Release date: 2009-11-21
40.

Old Dogs

4.0
5.3/10 IMDB

Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman he married on a drunken impulse nearly nine years before (annulled the next day) shows up to tell him he's the father of her twins, now seven, and she'll be in jail for 14 days for a political protest. Dan volunteers to keep the tykes, although he's up tight and clueless. With Charlie's help is there any way they can be dad and uncle, meet the kids' expectations, and still land the account?

Starring: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green, Justin Long, Matt Dillon, Kelly Preston, Bernie Mac, Dax Shepard, Rita Wilson, Laura Allen ..
Directed by: Walt Becker
Release date: 2009-11-24
Best Family Movies of 2009 : The Color of Magic
41.

The Color of Magic

3.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A cowardly wizard is roped into a life of adventure. A tale from the first 2 books of Terry Pratchett's fantasy series "Discworld"

Starring: David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Jeremy Irons, Brian Cox, Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Hutchings, Marnix Van Den Broeke, Michael Mears, Roger Ashton-Griffiths ..
Release date: 2009-07-11
42.

A Dog Named Christmas

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program."

Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Noel Fisher, Linda Emond, Sonja Bennett, Trenna Keating ..
Directed by: Peter Werner
Release date: 2009-11-29
43.

Barbie Presents: Thumbelina

3.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Meet a tiny girl named Thumbelina who lives in harmony with nature in the magical world of the Twillerbees that's hidden among the wildflowers. At the whim of a spoiled young girl named Makena, Thumbelina and her two friends have their patch of wildflowers uprooted and are transported to a lavish apartment in the city.

Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Anna Cummer, Kelly Metzger, Tabitha St. Germain, Cathy Weseluck, Kathleen Barr, Peter New, Brian Drummond, Louis Chirillo, Garry Chalk ..
Directed by: Conrad Helten
Release date: 2009-02-24
44.

The Good Witch's Garden

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Middleton prepares for its bicentennial, and Grey House is to be the party venue. Good witch Cassie is remodeling it as B&B. her first and only guest, Nick Chasen, claims to be a distant relative. He produces papers to prove he's the heir of the builder, colonial era captain Hamblin, while the Grey lady was his mistress and stole it. Police chief and lover Jake Russell goes all the way to motivate her to fight and disprove the claim before she's effectively disowned. Brandon is dared to pass a rascals-initiation by local brat Steve and Duke. George's gardening skills lead to romance.

Starring: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter, Matthew Knight, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Catherine Disher, Peter MacNeill, Rob Stewart, Paul Miller ..
Directed by: Craig Pryce
Release date: 2009-02-07
45.

Like Dandelion Dust

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film bravely exposes the humanity in each character reminding us that we each have the potential to be the best and worst versions of ourselves at any time.

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Barry Pepper, Cole Hauser, Kate Levering, Maxwell Perry Cotton ..
Directed by: Jon Gunn
Release date: 2009-02-05
46.

Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space

3.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and the Monsters are now working with the US government as special ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown of Modesto, California -- right before Halloween -- the team is dispatched to investigate. Everything appears normal, right down to the jack-o-lanterns peering out from every doorstep and windowsill. But when Halloween arrives, those innocent-looking carved pumpkins reveal themselves for what they really are mutant aliens. The altered pumpkins then start to implement their fiendish plan to take over Earth. The Monsters are there to combat the mutant gourds and try to smash their wicked scheme!

Starring: Seth Rogen, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Jeffrey Tambor, Julie White, Nicole Smolen, Walt Dohrn ..
Directed by: Peter Ramsey
Release date: 2009-04-01
47.

Sorority Wars

3.7
5.7/10 IMDB

Katie, a college freshman, has been groomed from birth to continue her mother’s legacy with the Deltas. When Katie decides to pledge another house instead, an all-out sorority war commences.

Starring: Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Amanda Schull, Phoebe Strole, Kristen Hager, Rob Mayes, Adrian Hough, Marie Avgeropoulos, Chelan Simmons, Faith Ford ..
Directed by: James Hayman
Release date: 2009-01-02
Best Family Movies of 2009 : A Shine of Rainbows
48.

A Shine of Rainbows

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept Tomás as his own son, the boy drifts down a fateful path of adventure and self-discovery, illuminating how rainbows can shine around - and within - us all.

Starring: Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, John Bell, Tara Alice Scully, Niamh Shaw, Jack Gleeson ..
Directed by: Vic Sarin
Release date: 2009-10-01
49.

Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

One summer, Thomas comes across an old abandoned engine called Hiro. Desperately in need of repair, Hiro faces the Smelters Yard, so Thomas and his friends must work together to save poor Hiro from this fate.

Starring: Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, David Bedella, Jules de Jongh, William Hope, Togo Igawa, Kerry Shale, Martin Sherman, Glenn Wrage ..
Directed by: Greg Tiernan, Jeff Bailey
Release date: 2009-09-08
50.

Hannah Montana: The Movie

3.6
4.5/10 IMDB

When Miley Stewart (aka pop-star Hannah Montana) gets too caught up in the superstar celebrity lifestyle, her dad decides it's time for a total change of scenery. But sweet niblets! Miley must trade in all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for some ol' blue jeans on the family farm in Tennessee, and question if she can be both Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana.

Starring: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Taylor Swift, Lucas Till, Mitchel Musso, Moisés Arias, Vanessa Williams, Margo Martindale ..
Directed by: Peter Chelsom
Release date: 2009-04-10

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