Best Family Movies of 2014

1.

Big Hero 6

6.7
7.8/10

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Starring: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung
Directed by: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Release date: 2014-10-24
2.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

6.6
7.8/10

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera
Directed by: Dean DeBlois
Release date: 2014-06-09
3.

The Lego Movie

6.4
7.8/10

An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman
Directed by: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord
Release date: 2014-02-06
4.

Maleficent

6.1
7.0/10

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton
Directed by: Robert Stromberg
Release date: 2014-05-28
5.

The Book of Life

6.1
7.3/10

The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Starring: Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate, Eugenio Derbez
Directed by: Jorge R. Gutierrez
Release date: 2014-10-01
6.

Paddington

6.0
7.2/10

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a new home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family.

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Samuel Joslin, Madeleine Harris
Directed by: Paul King
Release date: 2014-11-28
7.

Song of the Sea

5.9
8.1/10

The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as they are drawn into a world Ben knows only from his mother’s folktales. But this is no bedtime story; these fairy folk have been in our world far too long. It soon becomes clear to Ben that Saoirse is the key to their survival.

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny
Directed by: Tomm Moore
Release date: 2014-09-06
8.

Feast

5.8
8.3/10
Feast
This Oscar-winning animated short film tells the story of one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
Starring: Tommy Snider, Katie Lowes, Ben Bledsoe, Stephen Apostolina, Kirk Baily
Directed by: Patrick Osborne
Release date: 2014-11-07
9.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

5.6
6.8/10

A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.

Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper
Directed by: Rob Minkoff
Release date: 2014-02-07
10.

The Boxtrolls

5.6
6.8/10

An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Toni Collette
Directed by: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Release date: 2014-09-10
11.

Penguins of Madagascar

5.6
6.7/10

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, John Malkovich
Directed by: Simon J. Smith, Eric Darnell
Release date: 2014-11-22
12.

Rio 2

5.4
6.3/10

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Jamie Foxx, Andy García
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2014-03-19
13.

Lava

5.2
7.2/10
Lava
The story follows the love story of two volcanoes, Uku and Lele. It features a song, "Lava", which is written by Murphy and performed by Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig, who voice the two volcanoes.
Starring: Napua Greig, Kuana Torres Kahele
Directed by: James Ford Murphy
Release date: 2014-10-10
14.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

5.2
6.2/10

When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Rami Malek, Rebel Wilson, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2014-12-17
15.

Muppets Most Wanted

4.7
6.4/10

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson
Directed by: James Bobin
Release date: 2014-03-20
16.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

4.5
6.2/10

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Starring: Ed Oxenbould, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey
Directed by: Miguel Arteta
Release date: 2014-10-08
17.

Planes: Fire & Rescue

4.5
6.0/10

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins
Directed by: Roberts Gannaway
Release date: 2014-07-17
18.

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

4.4
7.3/10

An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn must convince her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Mae Whitman, Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné
Directed by: Steve Loter
Release date: 2014-12-12
19.

Toy Story That Time Forgot

4.3
7.2/10

During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Schaal, Wallace Shawn
Directed by: Steve Purcell
Release date: 2014-12-02
20.

Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers

4.3
7.0/10
Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers
A hunt for a lost sheep turns into a competition between Hiccup and friends as they compete to become the first Dragon Racing champion of Berk.
Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Tim Conway
Directed by: Elaine Bogan, John Sanford
Release date: 2014-11-01

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