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1. Pure Luck (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

36 Metascore

An accountant with super bad luck is sent in search of a missing boss's daughter, also an incredibly unlucky.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 6,289 | Gross: $22.64M

2. The Kid (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

45 Metascore

An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when he is mysteriously confronted by an eight-year-old version of himself.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin

Votes: 38,864 | Gross: $69.69M

3. Pollyanna (1960)

Approved | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan, Karl Malden

Votes: 8,439

4. Benji (1974)

G | 86 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

35 Metascore

A stray dog saves two kidnapped children.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Peter Breck, Deborah Walley, Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat

Votes: 4,175 | Gross: $39.55M

5. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,029

6. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: The Richest Cat in the World (1986)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A dying millionaire wills his entire estate to his cat. However, his bumbling nephew and scheming wife have other ideas.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Ramon Bieri, Steven Kampmann, Caroline McWilliams, Steve Vinovich

Votes: 177

7. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: I-Man (1986)

Unrated | 96 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

When a man is exposed to an alien gas, he acquires the ability to heal instantly and survive any injury or toxin.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Scott Bakula, Ellen Bry, Joey Cramer, John Bloom

Votes: 266

8. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk

Votes: 6,780 | Gross: $25.38M

9. That Darn Cat! (1965)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

71 Metascore

After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an SOS, the FBI assigns a cat-allergic agent to the case.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 5,392 | Gross: $28.06M

10. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 183,411 | Gross: $21.00M

11. Tooth Fairy (I) (2010)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

36 Metascore

A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Stephen Merchant

Votes: 39,575 | Gross: $60.02M

12. The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

45 Metascore

A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello

Votes: 4,023

13. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: The Leftovers (1986)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A close-knit group of orphans and their father-figure, Max, try to keep their home from being shut down. Helping them out are a single mom and the elderly butler from Max's aunt's mansion, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Pamela Adlon, Andrea Barber, Bernadette Birkett, Matthew Brooks

Votes: 99

14. Blank Check (1994)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

42 Metascore

A young boy inadvertently gains possession of a check for $1 million and proceeds to spend it, unaware that the gangsters to whom it belongs are in pursuit.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, James Rebhorn, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 17,870 | Gross: $30.58M

15. Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family

47 Metascore

A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.

Director: Lawrence Guterman | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 54,147 | Gross: $93.39M

16. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

88 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 882,367 | Gross: $422.78M

17. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

Director: David Bowers | Stars: Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright

Votes: 6,115 | Gross: $20.64M

18. Deep (II) (2017)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In 2100, when humanity has abandoned the earth, a colony of extravagant creatures still thrives in the deepest abyss of the ocean. Deep, an adventurous "dumbo" octopus and the last one of ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Soto Gurpide | Stars: Justin Felbinger, Stephen Hughes, Lindsey Alena, Elisabeth Gray

Votes: 1,172

19. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 213,039 | Gross: $174.34M

20. Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Director: Jo Kastner | Stars: Joel Courtney, Jake T. Austin, Katherine McNamara, Noah Munck

Votes: 740

21. War Room (2015)

PG | 120 min | Drama

26 Metascore

A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Beth Moore

Votes: 12,271 | Gross: $67.79M

22. The Cokeville Miracle (2015)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Family, History

Children who were held hostage in their elementary school tell stories of miraculous things, but many adults are skeptical that the Cokeville Miracle ever truly happened.

Director: T.C. Christensen | Stars: Jasen Wade, Sarah Kent, Kimball Stinger, Alexa Rae

Votes: 1,956 | Gross: $1.35M

23. Wonder (I) (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

66 Metascore

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Votes: 122,224 | Gross: $132.42M

24. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 191,594 | Gross: $163.21M

25. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

93 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 476,409 | Gross: $1.23M

26. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

60 Metascore

A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 163,391 | Gross: $90.82M

27. Christopher Robin (2018)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 60,808 | Gross: $99.22M

28. Bedtime Stories (2008)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

33 Metascore

A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox, Guy Pearce

Votes: 84,503 | Gross: $110.10M

29. Rookie of the Year (1993)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Director: Daniel Stern | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton

Votes: 23,278 | Gross: $53.58M

30. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

46 Metascore

With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo

Votes: 89,265 | Gross: $138.61M

31. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Eugene Levy

Votes: 51,945 | Gross: $82.57M

32. A Dog's Journey (2019)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

43 Metascore

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott, Marg Helgenberger

Votes: 12,046 | Gross: $22.55M

33. Justice League (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller

Votes: 351,914 | Gross: $229.02M

34. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet

Votes: 36,383 | Gross: $158.14M

35. The Lion King (2019)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 157,246 | Gross: $540.08M

36. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland

Votes: 134,444 | Gross: $130.72M

37. Dumbo (2019)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green

Votes: 54,597 | Gross: $114.77M

38. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

49 Metascore

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 95,912 | Gross: $136.19M

39. 102 Dalmatians (2000)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies once more.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans

Votes: 32,947 | Gross: $66.96M



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