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Movies About Family Values

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The Lion King (1994)

The Lion King
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, starring Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg
Rated G

The Lion King is an animated musical film released in 1994 and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. The story follows the coming-of-age of Simba, a lion cub and heir to the throne of Pride Rock, as he learns the responsibilities of adulthood and his place in the circle of life. Along the way, he is befriended by a lively meerkat Timon and a warthog, Pumbaa and is mentored by a wise baboon, Rafiki. When Simba's wicked uncle Scar usurps the throne and exiles Simba, he must find the courage to return and reclaim what is rightfully his. With the help of his loyal friends and the magical power of the lion spirits, Simba finds the strength to triumph over evil and reclaim his kingdom.

WALL·E (2008)

WALL·E
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Stanton, starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard
Rated G

WALL·E is a 2008 American science fiction romance film directed by Andrew Stanton and written by Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon, and Andrew Stanton. The story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future. He falls in love with another robot named EVE, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity. Along the way, WALL-E discovers a new life filled with love, friendship and courage. With the help of a fleet of malfunctioning robots and a human companion, WALL-E embarks on a journey across the galaxy in order to save humanity from itself.

Coco (2017)

Coco
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach
Rated PG

Coco is a 2017 Mexican-American animated musical fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, the film follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. Along his journey, Miguel meets a charming trickster named Hector and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. As Miguel discovers his family's ancestral link to music, he uncovers a generations-old mystery that ultimately leads him to his own identity. Featuring an all-Latino cast, Coco embraces the Mexican culture and celebrates the universal power of music and family. The film won two Academy Awards: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Remember Me").

Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Rated G

Toy Story is a computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by John Lasseter and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the first feature film to be entirely computer-animated. The film follows a pull-string cowboy doll named Woody and a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around. As the toys try to get back to their owner, Andy, they face various obstacles and ultimately learn the importance of friendship and loyalty. Along the way, they meet a number of other toys, including a space-themed action figure named Buzz Lightyear and a decapitated baby doll named Bo Peep. The film features the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, and Wallace Shawn. It was a critical and commercial success, earning praise for its animation, story, and characters. It was nominated for three Academy Awards and won a Special Achievement Academy Award for its technical achievement. It remains one of the most beloved animated films of all time.

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty
Rated G

Toy Story 3 follows the beloved toys from the first two movies as they face a new challenge in their owner Andy’s life. With Andy preparing to go off to college, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang must find a new home when they are mistakenly donated to a daycare center. Through their adventures, the toys learn the importance of loyalty, friendship, and courage. With the help of their new friends, including a strawberry-scented teddy bear, they must come together to save the day and find their way back home.

Up (2009)

Up
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, starring Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer
Rated PG

Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson. The film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen, who embarks on a journey to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. He is accompanied by a young 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer stowaway named Russell. The film was released in theaters on May 29, 2009, and was met with critical acclaim from both critics and audiences. Along the way, Carl and Russell encounter numerous obstacles, including a talking dog, an exotic bird, and a giant "evil" bird. Eventually, their journey leads them to Paradise Falls, the place of Carl's dreams. The film is filled with adventure, humor, and emotion, as Carl and Russell confront the challenges of their journey, ultimately finding friendship and acceptance in one another.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Rated G

Finding Nemo is a 2003 computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film from Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. The story follows the journey of a clownfish named Nemo who is separated from his father Marlin and taken to Sydney, Australia. With the help of Dory, a blue tang, Marlin embarks on a thrilling adventure to find his son, encountering various obstacles along the way. Along the way he learns to take risks and find courage in the face of adversity. The film celebrates the bond between a parent and child and the power of friendship. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $867 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time at the time of its release.

Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling
Rated PG

Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen and written by Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, the film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen, where five personified emotions—Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust—try to lead her through life as she and her parents adjust to their new surroundings after moving from Minnesota to San Francisco. Joy, a perky and optimistic leader, attempts to keep things positive, but as Riley's life becomes more complicated, the other emotions— Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness—interfere, causing an emotional "tsunami" that threatens to overwhelm Riley. In the end, Joy and the other emotions must work together to save Riley from being overtaken by her negative emotions.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Monsters, Inc.
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich, starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi
Rated G

Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman, and Lee Unkrich, the film stars the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, and Jennifer Tilly. The story follows two monsters, Sulley and Mike, as they work for a company called Monsters, Inc., which powers the city of Monstropolis by harvesting energy from the screams of children. After Sulley accidentally lets a human child, Boo, into Monstropolis, the pair must work together to return her to the human world before she is discovered and put the company in danger. The film was met with critical and commercial success and is widely praised for its use of character development, dialogue, and vibrant animation. Additionally, it was the first ever animated film to gross over $500 million at the box office, one of only five animated films to do so. It won Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, and was nominated for Best Animated Feature.

Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, starring Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm
Rated G

Ratatouille is a 2007 animated comedy film directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava. The film follows a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great chef, despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate puts Remy in the sewers of Paris he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely – and certainly unwanted – visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Soul (2020)

Soul
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House
Rated PG

Soul is a 2020 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers, and stars the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, and Phylicia Rashad. The film follows Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher who dreams of becoming a professional jazz musician. After a near-death experience, Joe finds himself in a mysterious realm between life and death, the "You Seminar", where he meets 22, a cynical soul who has yet to find her spark. With the help of Moonwind, a soul-guide, Joe and 22 embark on a quest to find their purpose in life. Along the way, they explore the power of love, friendship, and family while discovering the importance of living life to the fullest.

The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Brad Bird, starring Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee
Rated PG

The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird. The film follows the Parr family, a family of superheroes who must hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. When an adversary named Syndrome threatens to unleash a dangerous weapon, the Parr family must come together to stop him and restore justice. Along the way, they learn to appreciate and make the most of their unique powers and talents. With an all-star voice cast featuring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, and others, The Incredibles is an animated adventure that delights audiences of all ages.

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Toy Story 2
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer
Rated G

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, and Lee Unkrich. The sequel to the 1995 film Toy Story, the film revolves around Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toys who become separated from their owner, Andy, and are rescued from the clutches of a greedy toy collector. The film features an ensemble voice cast, including Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, and Annie Potts reprising their roles from the first film, as well as Joan Cusack, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, and Wayne Knight joining the cast. Several new characters are introduced, including Jessie the cowgirl, Stinky Pete the prospector, and Bullseye the horse. The film was a box office success, grossing over $485 million worldwide and receiving positive reviews from critics, who praised its story, animation, characters, humor, and voice acting. It was nominated for two Academy Awards—Best Original Song for "When She Loved Me" and Best Original Score—and won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture –

Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Josh Cooley, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale
Rated G

Toy Story 4 follows Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang as they embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. On the journey, Woody is reunited with his long-lost friend Bo Peep, and the two of them explore the world and their place in it. Along the way, they encounter a carnival of lost toys, a dangerous trip to an antique shop, and an old friend who may or may not be a villain. Ultimately, the gang must face their fears and come together to save their beloved toys from an uncertain fate. As the story progresses, Woody discovers the importance of change and the power of friendship.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Rich Moore, starring John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman
Rated PG

Wreck-It Ralph follows the story of the titular character, a video game villain who's tired of being the bad guy. After 30 years of playing the same role, Ralph yearns for something more in his life and sets off on a quest to become a hero. His journey takes him through several different video game worlds, from the candy-coated, racing game of Sugar Rush to the gritty first-person shooter of Hero's Duty. Along the way, Ralph teams up with Vanellope von Schweetz, a glitchy racer determined to win her own game, and together they must battle the forces that seek to keep them from their dreams. In the end, Ralph discovers that he has the power to be a hero all along.

Tangled (2010)

Tangled
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard, starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman
Rated PG

Tangled is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" in the collection of folk tales published by the Brothers Grimm. The film tells the story of a lost princess with long magical hair who yearns to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother’s wishes, she enlists the aid of a bandit, Flynn Rider, to help her escape. Together, the unlikely duo embark on an adventure filled with comedy, excitement, and heart. Along the way, they encounter a handsome prince, a powerful witch, and an army of thugs. With the help of some comical animal sidekicks, they must work together to undo a magical spell and make their dreams come true.

Fantasia (1940)

Fantasia
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen, starring Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Corey Burton
Rated G

Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. It is the third in the Disney animated features canon. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film's Master of Ceremonies, providing a live-action introduction to each animated segment. The film's story revolves around the music, with an opening and closing live-action segment bookending the animation, which consists of eight segments set to pieces of classical music. The eight segments are "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach, "The Nutcracker Suite" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas, "Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky, "The Pastoral Symphony" by Ludwig van Beethoven, "Dance of the Hours" by Amilcare Ponchielli, "Night on Bald Mountain" by Modest Mussorgsky and "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert. Each animated segment is introduced by Taylor, and ends with a

Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews
Rated PG

Despicable Me is a 2010 animated comedy film about a criminal mastermind, Gru, who plans to steal the moon. He is aided by his army of Minions and three orphan girls, whom he adopts in order to use their abilities to help him succeed in his scheme. When Gru begins to care for the girls, he finds himself on the path of redemption and discovers the true meaning of family. The film is written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. It stars Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, and Miranda Cosgrove, and features the voices of Steve Coogan, Will Arnett, and Kristen Wiig.

Moana (2016)

Moana
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams, starring Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison
Rated PG

Moana is a 2016 American computer-animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, and Chris Williams and stars Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. The story follows Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti. With the help of Maui, an eccentric demigod, Moana is set for an epic journey across the open ocean. Along the way, she meets creatures both foreign and familiar, and discovers the power within herself to save her people. Moana is a story of courage and strength, and ultimately teaches the importance of following one’s heart.

Incredibles 2 (2018)

Incredibles 2
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Brad Bird, starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner
Rated PG

Incredibles 2 is a 2018 Pixar/Disney animated super-hero movie directed by Brad Bird. The sequel to 2004's The Incredibles, the film follows the Parr family as they continue their journey in the world of super-heroism. The main plot of the film centers around Elastigirl (Helen Parr) who is recruited by a powerful telecommunications company, DevTech, to lead a campaign to bring Supers back into the mainstream. Along the way, her husband, Bob (Mr. Incredible), is left to care for their children, Violet, Dash and the baby, Jack-Jack. As Elastigirl is out saving the world, Bob, Violet and Dash must contend with a new villain, the Screenslaver, who is manipulating people through their screens. The Parr family must work together to defeat the villain and ultimately, save the day.

The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jon Favreau, starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba
Rated PG

Frozen (2013)

Frozen
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad
Rated PG

Onward (2020)

Onward
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Dan Scanlon, starring Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer
Rated PG

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Raya and the Last Dragon
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John Ripa, starring Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Izaac Wang
Rated PG

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Despicable Me 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove
Rated PG

 



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