Best Family Movies of 2013

1.

Frozen

6.7

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana
Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Release date: 2013-11-27
2.

Despicable Me 2

6.3

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier
Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Release date: 2013-06-25
3.

Monsters University

6.3

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Noah Johnston
Directed by: Dan Scanlon
Release date: 2013-06-20
4.

Epic

5.5

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 2013-05-15
5.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

5.4

After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.

Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg
Directed by: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
Release date: 2013-09-26
6.

Toy Story of Terror!

5.3

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Carl Weathers, Wallace Shawn
Directed by: Angus MacLane
Release date: 2013-10-16
7.

Turbo

5.3

The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzmán
Directed by: David Soren
Release date: 2013-07-11
8.

Oz the Great and Powerful

5.2

Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.

Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2013-03-07
9.

Jack the Giant Slayer

5.1

The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2013-02-27
10.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

5.1

A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Starring: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Niamh Wilson
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Release date: 2013-10-16
11.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

4.9

In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T. Jackson
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
Release date: 2013-08-07
12.

The Smurfs 2

4.7

The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Jonathan Winters
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 2013-07-30
13.

Get a Horse!

4.7
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Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.
Starring: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Billy Bletcher, Will Ryan, Russi Taylor
Directed by: Lauren MacMullan
Release date: 2013-11-27
14.

Puppy

4.6
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A Minion, seeing many owners walk their dogs, wants a puppy of his own. He tries to leash a ladybug but fails. Luckily, a UFO that sweeps away the ladybug somehow agrees to become a Puppy.
Starring: Pierre Coffin
Directed by: Bruno Dequier, Yarrow Cheney
Release date: 2013-12-10
15.

Planes

4.4

Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.

Starring: Dane Cook, Carlos Alazraqui, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett
Directed by: Klay Hall
Release date: 2013-08-09
16.

Free Birds

4.4

In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward
Release date: 2013-10-30
17.

Escape from Planet Earth

4.3

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Ricky Gervais, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker
Directed by: Callan Brunker
Release date: 2013-02-14
18.

Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite

4.0

Joker teams up with Lex Luthor to destroy the world one brick at a time. It's up to Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League to stop them.

Starring: Clancy Brown, Rob Paulsen, Brian Bloom, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker
Directed by: Jon Burton
Release date: 2013-05-20
19.

Thunder and the House of Magic

3.9

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Not everyone welcomes the new addition to the troupe as Jack Rabbit and Maggie Mouse plot to evict Thunder. The situation gets worse when the magician lands in hospital and his scheming nephew sees his chance to cash in by selling the mansion. Our young hero is determined to earn his place and so he enlists the help of some wacky magician's assistants to protect his magical new home.

Starring: Brianne Siddall, Joey Camen, Elisa Gabrielli, Robin Atkin Downes, Shanelle Workman
Directed by: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen
Release date: 2013-12-24
20.

Teen Beach Movie

3.8

Cowabunga! Catch a perfect wave of fun in the sun, splashed with excitement, surprises and budding romance. Life's a beach for surfers Brady (Ross Lynch) and McKenzie (Maia Mitchell) – until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic '60s beach party flick, "Wet Side Story," where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. There, amidst a sea of surfing, singing and dancing, Brady and Mack accidentally change the storyline, and the film’s dreamy hero and heroine fall for them instead of for each other! Can our heroes get the plot back on track, or will they be trapped there forever? Overflowing with hilarious comedy and high-energy musical numbers, "Teen Beach Movie" makes it an endless summer all year long!

Starring: Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton, John DeLuca
Directed by: Jeffrey Hornaday
Release date: 2013-07-19

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