Movies About Family

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Movies About Family

When it comes to Movies About Family, there is no limit to the directors who explored this feeling. We found 25 of the best ones.

Spirited Away (2001)

Spirited Away
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi
Rated PG

Spirited Away is an animated Japanese film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, released in 2001. It tells the story of Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl who finds herself stranded in a mysterious spirit world. With the help of new friends and her own courage, she must help break a spell that has trapped her parents in the form of pigs and save the spirit world from destruction. Along the way, she learns valuable lessons about courage and friendship. The movie has won numerous awards and is considered one of the best animated films of all time.

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 a 1994 American animated musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, the film tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands. After Simba's envious uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile. Upon his return as an adult, Simba defeats Scar with the help of his friends and reclaims his rightful place as King. The film features the voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, and Nathan Lane, and features songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, including "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Hakuna Matata". It was praised for its music, story, and cultural references, and was nominated for numerous awards, winning two Academy Awards for its achievements in music and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It was the highest-grossing film of 1994 and the second highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the highest-grossing traditionally animated film of all time

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 (2017) is an animated Pixar film directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina. The story follows 12-year-old Miguel, a young Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. After his family forbids him from playing music, Miguel finds himself transported to the Land of the Dead where he meets the charming trickster Hector and together they embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. With help from the lively residents of the Land of the Dead, Miguel discovers his great-great-grandfather was a famous musician and embarks on a quest to reunite his family, overcome his fears, and fulfill his dreams.

Your Name. (2016)

Your Name.
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Makoto Shinkai, starring Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki
Rated PG

Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated romantic science fiction drama film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. The film tells the story of two high school students, a boy in Tokyo, and a girl in a rural town, who switch bodies after a comet passes close to Earth. As they try to continue their lives in their switched bodies, the two discover a powerful connection between them and attempt to reunite. Along the way, they face a series of obstacles and discover a link between their past and present lives that could bring them closer together or tear them apart forever.

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 heart-warming science fiction film from 2008 directed by Andrew Stanton. Set in a distant future, it follows the story of WALL·E, a small, friendly, and highly-curious robot who spends his days tidying up a desolate and abandoned Earth. After centuries of solitude, he forms a unique bond with a sleek robotic visitor named EVE, who has been sent to find any remaining signs of life on Earth. Together, they embark on a thrilling journey across the galaxy that leads to the discovery of a greater purpose for WALL·E's existence. Along the way, they meet a host of delightful characters and experience both the wonders and dangers of outer space. WALL·E is a warm, charming, and thrilling adventure that is sure to leave a lasting impact long after the credits have rolled.

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 animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, and written by Docter, Peterson, and Tom McCarthy. The film follows a 78-year-old widower, Carl Fredricksen, as he fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to South America. The film also stars Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, and John Ratzenberger. In the film, Carl's beloved wife Ellie passes away, and he is left alone. He soon encounters Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has been trying to earn his last badge, assisting the elderly. In order to finally complete her dream of visiting South America, Carl and Russell take off in a floating house with thousands of balloons. Together, they embark on a journey of self-discovery, facing outrageous obstacles along the way, and ultimately learning to look at life in a whole new way.

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 1995 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter. The film follows a group of toys that come to life when humans are not present. Led by Woody, an old-fashioned, pull-string cowboy, the toys - including Buzz Lightyear, a spaceman action figure, Hamm the piggy bank, Slinky Dog, Rex the dinosaur, and Bo Peep, the porcelain shepherdess - have many adventures together. When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, the toys devise a daring plan to rescue him. Through their journey, the toys gain a greater appreciation for the bond of friendship and loyalty. The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1995 and receiving three Academy Awards.

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 is an animated comedy-adventure film that follows the adventures of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the beloved toy gang as they go on an unexpected journey when they are mistakenly donated to a daycare center. With the help of new friends, they must figure out a way to escape and get back home to Andy, their owner. Along the way, they learn important lessons about friendship, loyalty, and courage. The film culminates in an emotional conclusion that celebrates the joys of growing up and the power of friendship.

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 an animated comedy-drama adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios. Directed by Academy Award-winner Pete Docter and co-directed by Ronnie Del Carmen, the film follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. The story is told from the perspective of the emotions inside her head - joy, fear, anger, disgust and sadness - who help guide her through the difficult transition. Together, the emotions must work together to keep Riley's life balanced and help her to find her way back home. Along the way, Riley and the emotions discover how important their family bonds are and the power of friendship. The film features an all-star voice cast of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith and more.

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Howl's Moving Castle
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa
Rated PG

Howl's Moving Castle, directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, follows the story of Sophie, an 18-year-old girl who is transformed into an old woman by a wicked witch's curse. In order to break the spell, Sophie must seek out the powerful wizard Howl and his mysterious moving castle. Along the way, she meets a fire demon, a talking scarecrow, and a Turnip Head, who all help her on her journey. As Sophie discovers more about Howl and his secrets, she discovers a strength within herself she never knew she had. Together, the unlikely friends must defeat the evil witch, who is determined to keep them all from finding true happiness.

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 an animated adventure-comedy film directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich and released in 2003. The movie centers around Marlin, an overprotective clownfish who is desperately searching for his son, Nemo, after he is taken by humans while they were fishing. While on his quest, Marlin meets a forgetful fish named Dory, and the two embark on an incredible journey across the ocean. Along the way, they meet a host of colorful creatures and face numerous obstacles, including sharks and jellyfish. Eventually, Marlin finds Nemo and the two are reunited. In the end, Marlin learns to let go of his fears and embrace his son's independence. The film was a huge success and has since become a classic among families.

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

My Neighbor Totoro
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi
Rated G

My Neighbor Totoro is a classic animated fantasy film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It tells the story of two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to an old country house to be near their mother who is in the hospital. The girls quickly discover they share the house with magical forest spirits, including the enchanting titular character Totoro. Along with their new friend, the Cat Bus, they journey through the countryside, discovering hidden wonders and helping out the people they meet. Throughout their adventures, the two girls learn to appreciate nature and the magic of living with an open heart. Along the way, they also discover that their mother's health has improved, and that their father's work is being successful. My Neighbor Totoro is an uplifting and timeless story filled with humor, fantasy, and adventure. It is a beloved classic of the anime genre, and a timeless reminder of the power of friendship and the beauty of nature.

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 computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film follows two monsters, Sulley (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal), who work at Monsters, Inc., a company that generates electricity by capturing children's screams. Things take an unexpected turn when Sulley accidentally lets a little girl named Boo into their world. To prevent her from getting into trouble, Sulley and Mike must return Boo to her home before anyone finds out. The two monsters learn that laughter is a much more powerful energy source than fear and that friendship is the greatest power of all. They also discover the power of their own imaginations along the way.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson
Rated PG

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 computer-animated action fantasy film loosely based on the 2003 book of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The film tells the story of a Viking teen named Hiccup who, with the help of a dragon, defies tradition and shows courage in the face of adversity. Hiccup lives on the island of Berk, a land of Vikings and dragons. The dragons are considered a nuisance by the villagers and a threat to their safety, so the Vikings have been trying to hunt them down for years. Hiccup, however, discovers that the dragons are actually intelligent and gentle creatures that just want to be free and left alone. He sets out to prove that dragons can be trained and tamed. With the help of a dragon he names Toothless, Hiccup embarks on a journey to prove that dragons can be friends. Along the way, he and his friends must face off against the dangerous dragon-hunter, the ferocious Red Death and the mysterious and powerful dragon-riders. Through a combination of courage, ingenuity and friendship, Hiccup and Toothless overcome all obstacles and learn that you can't judge a book by its cover.

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 computer-animated comedy film directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava. The story follows Remy, a rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself in the sewers of the city and a world of adventure. 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. With the help of his friend Linguini, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with the restaurant's brilliant yet volatile head chef, whose cutting-edge cuisine soon has Parisians queuing up for a taste of the wonders created by his 'little chef'.

The Iron Giant (1999)

The Iron Giant
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Brad Bird, starring Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel
Rated PG

The Iron Giant is a 1999 animated action-adventure film directed by Brad Bird. Set in the 1950s, it tells the story of a young boy named Hogarth Hughes who discovers a giant metallic robot that fell from space. With the help of a beatnik artist named Dean, Hogarth and the Iron Giant form a powerful bond and set out to stop a paranoid government agent from destroying the giant. Along the way, Hogarth learns important lessons about friendship, courage, and heroism. The film is a touching, heartfelt story about the power of friendship and the importance of standing up for what you believe in.

Castle in the Sky (1986)

Castle in the Sky
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada
Rated PG

Castle in the Sky, directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, is an animated adventure film about a young girl named Sheeta, who discovers a mysterious crystal amulet that gives her magical powers. She is chased by a band of sky pirates and military agents, who are all in pursuit of the legendary floating castle Laputa. With the help of a young boy named Pazu, Sheeta must find a way to unlock the secrets of the amulet, and save Laputa from the sky pirates and military agents. Along the way, they discover a secret world of robots, magical creatures, and hidden technologies, and must work together to save Laputa from destruction. Together, they must outwit the forces of evil, prevent the sky pirates and military agents from taking the castle, and restore peace to the world.

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. It follows the adventures of a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. When an evil genius hatches a plan to take over the world, the family must come together to save the day. The film stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Ratzenberger. The Incredibles is widely regarded as one of the best animated films of all time, winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It is a thrilling action-packed adventure filled with scenes of thrilling action and hilarious family moments.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Beauty and the Beast
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, starring Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart
Rated G

Beauty and the Beast is a musical romantic fantasy animated film released in 1991 by directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. The film is based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and stars the voices of Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, and David Ogden Stiers. In the film, a selfish prince is cursed by an enchantress for his unwillingness to love another, and transformed into a beast. An old woman offers him a rose in return for shelter, but he refuses, and she reveals herself to be an enchantress. She gives him the rose and warns him that if he does not learn to love and be loved in return within a certain amount of time, he will remain a beast forever. Belle, a young woman in a nearby village, takes her father's place as a prisoner in the Beast's castle. She soon learns to look beyond the Beast's appearance and realizes that he is, in fact, kind and gentle. Despite the Beast's attempts to drive her away, Belle eventually falls in love with him and, with the help of her new animal friends, helps him break the

Zootopia (2016)

Zootopia
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate
Rated PG

Zootopia is a 2016 animated film directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Jared Bush. Set in a world populated entirely by animals, the film follows Judy Hopps, an optimistic rabbit from rural Bunnyburrow who dreams of becoming the first rabbit police officer in the city of Zootopia. When she arrives in the city, she discovers that the animal world is far more complex than she imagined. With the help of a sly fox named Nick Wilde, Judy embarks on a mission to find the missing mammals of Zootopia. Along the way, the pair learns that prejudice and fear can have a dangerous effect on society and must work together to restore harmony to their city.

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, starring Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman
Rated G

Aladdin is a 1992 animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 31st Disney animated feature film, and was the fourth produced during the Disney Renaissance. The film is loosely based on the Arabian Nights tale of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" and tells the story of Aladdin, an impoverished young ne'er-do-well living in a fictitious Middle Eastern sultanate, who finds a magic lamp containing a genie. When he uses the lamp to become a prince in an attempt to win the heart of the Sultan's daughter, he is pitted against the evil Jafar, who plots to become Sultan himself. The film features the voices of Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, and Douglas Seale. The music score was composed by Alan Menken and features six songs with lyrics written by both Menken and Howard Ashman, with an additional song written by Tim Rice. Aladdin was released on November 25, 1992 and was the most successful film of 1992, earning over $504 million in revenue in the United States and Canada, and over $504 million worldwide. The film garnered other awards and nominations,

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Henry Selick, starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Rated PG

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 stop-motion animated musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a being from "Halloween Town" who stumbles through a portal to "Christmas Town" and decides to celebrate the holiday. However, his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion. The film features the voices of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, and Glenn Shadix. The Nightmare Before Christmas was met with critical and financial success, grossing over $75 million during its initial run. It has since become a classic holiday film and a staple of pop culture.

Shrek (2001)

Shrek
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
Rated PG

Shrek is an animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson in 2001. The movie follows the story of an ogre named Shrek and his quest to reclaim his swamp, which has been taken over by a band of fairy tale creatures banished by the villain, Lord Farquaad. Along the way, he meets a talking donkey, who joins him on his journey, and eventually falls in love with Princess Fiona, a princess guarded by a dragon in a castle. Together, Shrek and his friends set out to confront Lord Farquaad and save the day. With the help of a wise-cracking sidekick, a powerful dragon, and some hilarious gags, Shrek is able to defeat Lord Farquaad and reclaim his swamp. In the end, Shrek and Fiona fall in love and get married, ending the movie on a happy note.

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 the sequel to the beloved 1995 Pixar classic. The film follows the misadventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang as they try to rescue Woody from the clutches of an obsessive toy collector. In the process, they discover some new toys and gain a newfound appreciation for the importance of friendship. Along the way, they learn that no matter what, you can always count on your friends. Meanwhile, a more sinister plot is afoot as the evil Emperor Zurg plots to take over the galaxy. In the end, the gang must use their bravery and creativity to save their friends and the universe. Together, they prove that when you work together, anything is possible.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Wes Anderson, starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman
Rated PG

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The film is about the titular Mr. Fox, who has decided to go back to his wild ways and raid the local farms for food. Despite the objections of his wife, Mrs. Fox, and his son, Ash, Mr. Fox is determined to live out his wild instincts. With the help of his lawyer/friend, Badger, and a variety of other animal friends, Mr. Fox stages a series of daring raids on the farms of Boggis, Bunce and Bean. The farmers vow to get revenge on Mr. Fox and his family, leading to a thrilling cat and mouse game between the farmers and the foxes. Through a combination of cunning, luck, and teamwork, the foxes manage to outwit the farmers and live to fight another day.

 



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