Best Family Movies of 2015

1.

Inside Out

7.0

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Directed by: Pete Docter
Release date: 2015-06-09
2.

Cinderella

5.8

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.

Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 2015-03-12
3.

Minions

5.7

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Nathaniel P Kenny, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney
Directed by: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Release date: 2015-06-17
4.

Home

5.7

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones
Directed by: Tim Johnson
Release date: 2015-03-18
5.

Hotel Transylvania 2

5.7

When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Release date: 2015-09-21
6.

The Good Dinosaur

5.7

An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Starring: Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla
Directed by: Peter Sohn
Release date: 2015-11-14
7.

Tomorrowland

5.4

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."

Starring: Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Hugh Laurie
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2015-05-19
8.

Shaun the Sheep Movie

5.2

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Starring: Justin Fletcher, Omid Djalili, Richard Webber, Kate Harbour, Tim Hands
Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Release date: 2015-02-05
9.

The Peanuts Movie

5.2

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest.

Starring: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Marleik 'Mar Mar' Walker, Alexander Garfin, Hadley Belle Miller
Directed by: Steve Martino
Release date: 2015-11-01
10.

Max

5.0

A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Robbie Amell, Mia Xitlali
Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Release date: 2015-06-26
11.

Pan

5.0

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save Neverland from the ruthless pirate Blackbeard. Along the way, the rebellious and mischievous boy discovers his true destiny, becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

Starring: Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2015-09-24
12.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

5.0

Burger Beard is a pirate who is in search of the final page of a magical book that makes any evil plan he writes in it come true, which happens to be the Krabby Patty secret formula. When the entire city of Bikini Bottom is put in danger, SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and Plankton need to go on a quest that takes them to the surface. In order to get back the recipe and save their city, the gang must retrieve the book and transform themselves into superheroes.

Starring: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence
Directed by: Paul Tibbitt
Release date: 2015-02-05
13.

Frozen Fever

4.9

On Anna's birthday, Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Chris Williams
Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Release date: 2015-03-09
14.

Descendants

4.7

A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evvie) and Jafar (Jay).

Starring: Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson, Mitchell Hope
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2015-07-31
15.

Riley's First Date?

4.5
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Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door.
Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling
Directed by: Josh Cooley
Release date: 2015-11-03
16.

Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven

4.3

In this epic two-part finale, the Doctor comes face to face with the mysterious Missy, and an impossible choice is looming. With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Starring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, Samuel Anderson, Ingrid Oliver
Directed by: Rachel Talalay
Release date: 2015-09-15
17.

Full Out

4.2
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Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin. As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin's life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident. Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field. With Val's help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship, a lifelong goal that she had always dreamed of. This is a wonderfully inspiring story of persistence, confidence, and the heart and courage to make a somewhat impossible comeback in life.
Starring: Ana Golja, Jennifer Beals, Asha Bromfield, Trevor Tordjman, Jake Epstein
Directed by: Sean Cisterna
Release date: 2015-09-11
18.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

4.1

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in New York City - and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal.

Starring: Jason Lee, Justin Long, Bella Thorne, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney
Directed by: Walt Becker
Release date: 2015-12-17
19.

The Great Gilly Hopkins

4.0

Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and glamourous Courtney, might be out there waiting for her? When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn’t planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn’t giving up on Gilly just yet...

Starring: Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Bill Cobbs, Octavia Spencer
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 2015-10-05
20.

Teen Beach 2

3.9

Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer's over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack's (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipeout — until Lela, Tanner and the "Wet Side Story" kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the "reel" world just don't mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it's too late? Packed with electrifying song & dance numbers and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, "Teen Beach 2" is "wow-abunga" fun for everyone!

Starring: Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton, John DeLuca
Directed by: Jeffrey Hornaday
Release date: 2015-06-26

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