Best Family Movies of 2017

1.

Coco

7.2
8.4/10

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor
Directed by: Lee Unkrich
Release date: 2017-10-27
2.

Wonder

6.6
8.0/10

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson
Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Release date: 2017-11-13
3.

Beauty and the Beast

6.4
7.2/10

A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad
Directed by: Bill Condon
Release date: 2017-03-16
4.

Gifted

6.3
7.6/10

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Starring: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer
Directed by: Marc Webb
Release date: 2017-04-12
5.

The Lego Batman Movie

6.1
7.3/10

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The Lego Movie" a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—Lego Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: Chris McKay
Release date: 2017-02-08
6.

A Dog's Purpose

5.9
7.1/10

A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.

Starring: Josh Gad, K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2017-01-19
7.

Cars 3

5.8
6.8/10

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt
Directed by: Brian Fee
Release date: 2017-06-15
8.

Ferdinand

5.8
6.7/10

Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. Based on the classic 1936 children's book by Munro Leaf.

Starring: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2017-12-09
9.

Paddington 2

5.7
7.9/10

Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins
Directed by: Paul King
Release date: 2017-11-09
10.

The Breadwinner

5.7
7.7/10

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Starring: Saara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah
Directed by: Nora Twomey
Release date: 2017-11-17
11.

Despicable Me 3

5.6
6.3/10

Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier
Directed by: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Release date: 2017-06-15
12.

The Boss Baby

5.4
6.3/10

A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Miles Bakshi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow
Directed by: Tom McGrath
Release date: 2017-03-23
13.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

5.2
7.1/10

The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston, Alex Lawther
Directed by: Simon Curtis
Release date: 2017-09-29
14.

In a Heartbeat

4.9
7.7/10

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

Starring: Nick Ainsworth, Kelly Donohue
Directed by: Beth David, Esteban Bravo
Release date: 2017-06-01
15.

Lou

4.8
7.9/10

A Pixar short about a lost-and-found box and the unseen monster within.

Directed by: Dave Mullins
Release date: 2017-06-16
16.

Smurfs: The Lost Village

4.7
6.0/10

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Starring: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi
Directed by: Kelly Asbury
Release date: 2017-03-23
17.

The Lego Ninjago Movie

4.6
6.0/10

Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home of Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy....high school.

Starring: Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn
Directed by: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan
Release date: 2017-09-21
18.

Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom

4.4
7.4/10

After conquering R'yleh and the Frozen Kingdom young Howard Lovecraft must now travel to the Undersea Kingdom in order to free his captured family, protect three mysterious magical books, and prevent the impending wrath of Cthulhu.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Christopher Plummer, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Combs, Scott McNeil
Directed by: Sean Patrick O'Reilly
Release date: 2017-10-01
19.

Descendants 2

4.3
6.6/10

When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula's daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen.

Starring: Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2017-07-21
20.

My Little Pony: The Movie

4.1
6.1/10

A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

Starring: Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs
Directed by: Jayson Thiessen
Release date: 2017-10-05

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