Best Family Movies of 2011

1.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

7.2
8.1/10

Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2011-07-07
2.

Hugo

6.2
7.5/10

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2011-11-22
3.

Kung Fu Panda 2

6.1
7.2/10

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan
Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Release date: 2011-05-25
4.

Rango

5.8
7.2/10

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy, Alfred Molina
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2011-03-02
5.

Rio

5.7
6.9/10

Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel, a lone female, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Blu and Linda go to meet her. Animal smugglers kidnap Blu and Jewel, but the pair soon escape and begin a perilous adventure back to freedom -- and Linda.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Jane Lynch, Will.i.am
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2011-04-03
6.

We Bought a Zoo

5.7
7.1/10

Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Release date: 2011-12-22
7.

La Luna

5.7
8.0/10

A young boy comes of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

Starring: Krista Sheffler, Tony Fucile, Phil Sheridan
Directed by: Enrico Casarosa
Release date: 2011-01-01
8.

Puss in Boots

5.6
6.6/10

Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris
Directed by: Chris Miller
Release date: 2011-10-28
9.

Cars 2

5.3
6.2/10

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 2011-06-11
10.

Red Dog

5.2
7.4/10

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Starring: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford, Arthur Angel
Directed by: Kriv Stenders
Release date: 2011-08-04
11.

Winnie the Pooh

5.2
7.2/10

During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backson" and they set out to save him.

Starring: Jim Cummings, Jack Boulter, Travis Oates, Bud Luckey, Tom Kenny
Directed by: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall
Release date: 2011-04-13
12.

Soul Surfer

5.1
7.0/10

The true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.

Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Lorraine Nicholson, Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2011-04-08
13.

The Muppets

5.0
7.1/10

When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.

Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Steve Whitmire
Directed by: James Bobin
Release date: 2011-11-22
14.

Dolphin Tale

5.0
6.9/10

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Release date: 2011-09-23
15.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

5.0
6.0/10

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2011-06-17
16.

Arthur Christmas

5.0
7.1/10

Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

Starring: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton
Directed by: Barry Cook, Sarah Smith
Release date: 2011-11-10
17.

Gnomeo & Juliet

4.9
5.9/10

A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

Starring: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters
Directed by: Kelly Asbury
Release date: 2011-01-13
18.

The Smurfs

4.9
5.4/10

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Tim Gunn
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 2011-07-29
19.

African Cats

4.7
7.6/10

African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey
Release date: 2011-04-22
20.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

4.6
6.5/10

Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn
Directed by: David Bowers
Release date: 2011-03-25

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