2016 Family Movies

    Sing

    Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly

    Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Aca… more

    Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

    Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

    4 / 5

    Trolls

    Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, James Corden

    This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the… more

    This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.

    After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embark on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps - trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

    4 / 5

    Moana

    Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho, Alan Tudyk

    In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in sea… more

    In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.

    5 / 5
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    The Great Gilly Hopkins

    Kathy Bates, Danny Glover, Glenn Close

    A feisty foster kid’s outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has uninten… more

    A feisty foster kid’s outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in The Great Gilly Hopkins, an entertaining film for the entire family. Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Mamie Trotter’s (Kathy Bates) endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly’s face it threatens to ruin the only chance she’s ever had to be part of a real family.

    3 / 5

    Blinky Bill: The Movie

    Ryan Kwanten, Rufus Sewell, Toni Collette

    An adventurous young koala embarks on a journey across the wild and dangerous Australian… more

    An adventurous young koala embarks on a journey across the wild and dangerous Australian outback in the hope of finding his missing father, but he soon discovers that there is more to being a hero than meets the eye.

    1 / 5

    The Wild Life

    From the over-exuberant parrot Tuesday to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persn… more

    From the over-exuberant parrot Tuesday to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety echidna Epi to the acrobatic pangolin Pango, from the ditzy goat Scrubby to the commonsensical kingfisher Kiki and the always-cool chameleon Carmello, things are larger than life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise. Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious storm, and their lives are forever changed by this bewildering new “creature.” No matter their differences, castaway human and quirky animals embark on an hilarious new adventure, building the island’s first tree house and surviving together. But when two conniving members of the animal kingdom—the savage cats Mal and May—pounce into a battle for control of the island, Crusoe and his animal posse must uncover the true power of friendship against all odds (even savage cats).

    3 / 5
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    Milton's Secret

    Donald Sutherland, Michelle Rodriguez, William Ainscough

    Milton’s Secret is a movie about family and the uncertain times families live in. Milton… more

    Milton’s Secret is a movie about family and the uncertain times families live in. Milton (William Ainscough) is a 12 year-old boy growing up in an economically and socially unpredictable world. His mother and father (Mia Kirshner, David Sutcliffe) are workaholics with marital and financial problems, and he is bullied at school. When his grandfather (Donald Sutherland) visits, Milton learns rehashing the past and worrying about the future are preventing him from finding true happiness.

    5 / 5

    Pete's Dragon

    Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford, Oona Laurence

    For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children wit… more

    For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

    4 / 5

    Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon

    Alicia Silverstone, Ashlee Simpson, Lombardo Boyar

    Pushok, a pup astronaut is on a mission to find his father who is trapped on the moon! D… more

    Pushok, a pup astronaut is on a mission to find his father who is trapped on the moon! Defying all odds, Pushok blasts off on a rocket to rescue his family but quickly finds he's not alone as he crosses paths with a macho monkey and a tiny green alien. Can Pushok save his family? Will this be mission impawssible?

    4 / 5

    The Legend of Tarzan

    Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz

    It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Afr… more

    It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

    4 / 5

    The BFG

    Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall

    The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like… more

    The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

    Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see Queen Victoria (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

    4 / 5

    The Secret Life of Pets

    Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

    Set in a Manhattan apartment building, after the two-legged residents head for work and… more

    Set in a Manhattan apartment building, after the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets gather to start their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks. The head hound is a quick-witted terrier rescue (voiced by Louis C.K.), whose position at the epicenter of his master’s universe is suddenly threatened when she comes home with Duke (voiced by Eric Stonestreet), a sloppy mongrel with no polish. The two soon find themselves on the mean streets of New York, where they meet the adorable white bunny Snowball (voiced by Kevin Hart). It turns out that Snowball is the leader of an army of pets that were abandoned and are determined to get back at humanity and every owner-loving pet. The dogs must thwart this plot and make it back in time for dinner.

    4 / 5

    The Dog Lover

    Allison Paige, James Remar, Lea Thompson

    Sara Gold is a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (UAPA), a major animal… more

    Sara Gold is a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (UAPA), a major animal rights organization that conducts animal rescues and lobbies for better animal welfare laws. Handpicked for a major assignment, Sara goes undercover as a college intern to infiltrate a suspected “puppy mill” run by the enigmatic Daniel Holloway. Sara soon ingratiates herself with Daniel and his family, and learns all about the world of dog breeding but is hard pressed to find any sign of animal abuse. The UAPA teams up with local law enforcement and raids the farm, accusing Daniel of the inhumane treatment of animals. Sara finds herself torn between doing her job and doing what’s right, and she awakens to the moral contradictions of her work with the UAPA.

    4 / 5

    Finding Dory

    Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton

    Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dor… more

    Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.

    4 / 5

    Angry Birds

    Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny R. McBride

    The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almo… more

    The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

    4 / 5

    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter

    Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s foo… more

    Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

    3 / 5

    Rescue Dogs

    Courtney Daniels, Paul Haapaniemi, Jordan Rawlins

    Tracy and his rescue dog Charger have to foil the plans of an Evil Businessman who wants… more

    Tracy and his rescue dog Charger have to foil the plans of an Evil Businessman who wants to knock over their beach restaurant in order to build his golf course. With help from his brother, Tracy tries to meet the bills, manage the kitchen (where Charger helps cook!) and still find time to fall in love with the beautiful dancer, Bridget. Through a comedy of errors and mishaps, the humans find they themselves can be rescued by their very own rescue animals.

    The Jungle Book

    Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba

    The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Set… more

    The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

    4 / 5

    Zootopia

    Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba

    The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat n… more

    The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery.

    4 / 5

    About Scout

    Nikki Reed, Danny Glover, Ellen Burstyn

    Centers on a rebellious, slightly bad-ass Goth girl (India Ennenga) who convinces a suic… more

    Centers on a rebellious, slightly bad-ass Goth girl (India Ennenga) who convinces a suicidal young man (James Frecheville), to go on a road trip with her across Texas to track down her little sister (Onata Aprile) who’s been taken from her great-grandmother’s (Ellen Burstyn) home. Danny Glover portrays a Texas Ranger.

    4 / 5

    The Confirmation

    Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt

    Follows eight-year-old Anthony (Lieberher) and his estranged father (Owen) spending two… more

    Follows eight-year-old Anthony (Lieberher) and his estranged father (Owen) spending two days together for the first time in forever, as the boy’s mom (Bello) and new husband (Modine) head off to a religious retreat. Their mutual unease is exacerbated when the father’s truck breaks down, his landlord locks him out of his house, and the toolbox that provides his living gets stolen. As they search for the stolen tools with help from an odd neighbor (Oswalt), the father and son begin to establish a connection.

    3 / 5

    Snowtime!

    Angela Gallupo, Lucinda Davis, Sonja Ball

    To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide t… more

    To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohorts defend an elaborate snow fort against the assault of Luke’s horde. Whichever side occupies the fort at the end of the winter break, wins. But what starts out as pure youthful fun and enthusiasm deteriorates into a more serious conflict, where children learn valuable life lessons on friendship, the importance of unity, and the emotional consequences of vicious rivalry.

    3 / 5

    Against The Wild 2: Survive The Serengeti

    Jeri Ryan, John Paul Ruttan, Ella Ballentine

    A young brother and sister crash land in the Serengeti and must make a dangerous trek to… more

    A young brother and sister crash land in the Serengeti and must make a dangerous trek to safety with only a dog and a baby elephant for companions on their adventure.

    3 / 5

    The Masked Saint

    Brett Granstaff, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Diahann Carroll

    Starring Brett Granstaff (Vice) as Christopher 'The Saint' Samuels, The Masked Saint fol… more

    Starring Brett Granstaff (Vice) as Christopher 'The Saint' Samuels, The Masked Saint follows the journey of former professional wrestler, Chris Samuels (Granstaff) who retires from the ring to settle down as a small town pastor. When Samuels witnesses rampant problems in the community, he decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting the injustice. While facing crises at home and at the church, Samuels must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor.

    2 / 5

    Norm of the North

    Bill Nighy, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong

    A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for touris… more

    A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it. With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.

    3 / 5

    Monkey Up

    John Ratzenberger, Caleb Burgess, David Milchard

    Meet Monty -- a precocious actor, spokesperson and… a talking Capuchin Monkey! He’s the… more

    Meet Monty -- a precocious actor, spokesperson and… a talking Capuchin Monkey! He’s the face of the energy drink, ‘Monkey Up,’ but he dreams of becoming the first award-winning monkey movie star. When the greedy owner of Monkey Up has other plans for Monty, the chase is on! He escapes with the help of his new family, the Andrews, and his hilarious primate siblings, Mort, Mooner, and Melody in an uproarious chase that proves Monty really is the ‘fast and the furriest’. Together they help Monty discover that fame and fortune come and go, but family is forever!

    2 / 5

    Kung Fu Panda 3

    Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen

    When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secre… more

    When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

    4 / 5