Best Family Movies of 2010

1.

Toy Story 3

7.0

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ned Beatty, Joan Cusack, Michael Keaton
Directed by: Lee Unkrich
Release date: 2010-06-16
2.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

6.8

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2010-10-17
3.

How to Train Your Dragon

6.7

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Release date: 2010-03-05
4.

Tangled

6.7

When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Delaney Rose Stein, Brad Garrett
Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Release date: 2010-02-03
5.

Despicable Me

6.4

Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.

Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett
Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Release date: 2010-07-08
6.

Megamind

5.9

Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross
Directed by: Tom McGrath
Release date: 2010-10-28
7.

Alice in Wonderland

5.8

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2010-03-03
8.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

5.6

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Starring: Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Essie Davis, Joel Edgerton, Deborra-Lee Furness
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2010-07-10
9.

Shrek Forever After

5.5

A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away—where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met—he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews
Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Release date: 2010-05-16
10.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

5.4

This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.

Starring: Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Simon Pegg
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 2010-08-13
11.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

5.3

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

Starring: Werner Herzog, Dominique Baffier, Jean Clottes, Jean-Michel Geneste
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2010-09-10
12.

The Last Song

5.3

A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Starring: Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Liam Hemsworth, Hallock Beals
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Release date: 2010-03-31
13.

The Karate Kid

5.2

12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Starring: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Yu Rong-Guang, Tess Liu
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Release date: 2010-06-10
14.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

5.1

Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate the entire world.

Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Sean Bean
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 2010-02-01
15.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

5.1

Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with superhuman powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

Starring: Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2010-09-28
16.

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

4.5

Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant, Nanny uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Asa Butterfield, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maggie Smith
Directed by: Susanna White
Release date: 2010-03-26
17.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

4.4

Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies and a moldy slice of cheese with nuclear cooties!

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
Release date: 2010-03-19
18.

Gulliver's Travels

4.2

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Starring: Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Chris O'Dowd
Directed by: Rob Letterman
Release date: 2010-12-25
19.

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

4.2
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During a summer stay on the mainland, Tinker Bell is accidentally discovered while investigating a little girl's fairy house. As the other fairies, led by the brash Vidia, launch a daring rescue in the middle of a fierce storm, Tink develops a special bond with the lonely, little girl.
Starring: Mae Whitman, Lauren Mote, Michael Sheen, Pamela Adlon, Lucy Liu
Directed by: Bradley Raymond
Release date: 2010-08-13
20.

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale

4.1
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Barbie stars as Merliah, a surfer who learns a shocking secret: she's a mermaid! She and her dolphin friend set out for an undersea adventure to rescue her mother, the queen of Oceana.
Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr, Nakia Burrise, Garry Chalk, Haryke Hendrikse
Directed by: Adam Wood
Release date: 2010-01-26

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