Best Family Movies of 2018

1.

Incredibles 2

6.8
7.7/10

Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2018-06-14
2.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

6.1
7.1/10

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Starring: John C. Reilly, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman, James Corden
Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Release date: 2018-11-20
3.

Christopher Robin

6.1
7.3/10

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2018-08-02
4.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

5.9
6.6/10

Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Johnny Depp, Jude Law
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2018-11-14
5.

Mary Poppins Returns

5.6
6.8/10

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2018-12-13
6.

Instant Family

5.4
7.3/10

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty
Directed by: Sean Anders
Release date: 2018-11-16
7.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

5.4
6.3/10

Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of the Drac Pack take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula falls in love with the ship’s captain, Ericka, who’s secretly a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster slayer.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Release date: 2018-06-28
8.

Bao

5.4
7.5/10
Bao
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
Starring: Daniel Kailin, Sindy Lau
Directed by: Domee Shi
Release date: 2018-06-15
9.

The Grinch

5.4
6.3/10

The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury
Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Release date: 2018-11-08
10.

I Can Only Imagine

5.3
7.4/10

Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, J. Michael Finley, Brody Rose, Madeline Carroll
Directed by: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Release date: 2018-02-14
11.

The Christmas Chronicles

5.1
7.1/10

Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Martin Roach, Lamorne Morris
Directed by: Clay Kaytis
Release date: 2018-11-22
12.

Peter Rabbit

5.0
6.5/10

Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

Starring: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, Sam Neill, Domhnall Gleeson
Directed by: Will Gluck
Release date: 2018-02-07
13.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

4.8
5.5/10

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. In Disney’s magical take on the classic The Nutcracker, Clara wants a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box holding a priceless gift. A golden thread presented at her godfather’s holiday party leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There Clara encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the regents of three magical Realms. But she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve her key and return harmony to the unstable world.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant
Directed by: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston
Release date: 2018-10-26
14.

Smallfoot

4.7
6.6/10

A bright young yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.

Starring: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James
Directed by: Jason Reisig, Karey Kirkpatrick
Release date: 2018-09-20
15.

Early Man

4.5
6.1/10

Dug, along with his sidekick Hognob, unite a cavemen tribe to save their hidden valley from being spoiled and, all together as a team, to face the menace of a mysterious and mighty enemy, on the turf of an ancient and sacred sport.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Miriam Margolyes
Directed by: Nick Park
Release date: 2018-01-26
16.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

4.5
6.0/10

When ten-year-old Lewis is suddenly orphaned, he is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky (and creepy) old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls. Upon discovering that his uncle is a warlock, Lewis begins learning magic, but when he rebelliously resurrects an evil warlock he must find the secret of the house and save the world from destruction.

Starring: Owen Vaccaro, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry
Directed by: Eli Roth
Release date: 2018-09-15
17.

Benji

4.2
6.4/10

Two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.

Starring: Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Kiele Sanchez, Gralen Bryant Banks, Will Rothhaar
Directed by: Brandon Camp
Release date: 2018-03-02
18.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

4.1
5.6/10

Two boys face an onslaught from witches, monsters, ghouls and a talking dummy after they discover a mysterious book by author R.?L. Stine.

Starring: Jeremy Ray Taylor, Madison Iseman, Caleel Harris, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong
Directed by: Ari Sandel
Release date: 2018-10-11
19.

One Small Step

4.0
7.4/10

?Luna is a vibrant young Chinese-American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.

Directed by: Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
Release date: 2018-06-25
20.

A Wrinkle in Time

3.9
4.2/10

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Starring: Storm Reid, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling
Directed by: Ava DuVernay
Release date: 2018-03-08

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