Movies are a great source of entertainment and they have also become a highly vivid and articulate form of expression now days. Since the time when movies began to be made they have fallen into many different genres. One of the most entertaining of all known movie genres is family movies. Family movies tend to be not so graphic in their representation of stories and more often than not have themes that are acceptable by the entire family.
10. The Lion King: The story of the Lion King is well known to everyone. The musical movie was released in 1994 and it is one of the best known family movies of all time. The Lion King holds many records, for one it is the highest grossing hand drawn film ever and it is also among the most successful animated movies. It has also won several movie awards and is a movie that must be kept in any family movie collection.
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9. Charlie and the chocolate factory:
This is the story of a young boy who wins a tour to the grandest chocolate factory in the world. The movie was released in 2005 and it is an adaptation of the book of the same name written by Roald Dahl in 1964. This film has received a lot of critical acclaim and is also a box office success. A must watch for all family movie lovers and for all movie lovers.
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Babe follows the story of tender hearted pig on a farm. This film was released in 1995 and it became a worldwide success. The movie follows the adventures of Babe(the pig) as he settles down on a new farm after being estranged from his mother. It is a heartwarming story that is well told throughout and will leave you wanting to see more. The film also has a sequel that was released in 1998 and it was known as Babe: Pig in the Big City.
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7. Doctor Doolittle:
The story of how a doctor accidentally discovers that he can talk to animals and his life dramatically changes after that. This nonstop comedy movie was made in 1998 and stars Eddie Murphy. A worldwide success, the film received mixed reviews from critics although it is a nonstop entertainer for the entire family. The sequel to the movie did not do as well as the first one. A must watch for the entire family even though the film is often rated as PG 13 in some parts of the world.
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6. Finding Nemo:
Finding Nemo is an animated comedy/drama film that was released in 2003. It’s the story of an adorable clown fish named Nemo who gets lost and his father sets out on an adventure to find him. It is among the most well known animated films of all time and is also among the most successful. Besides that the DVD for the film is the highest selling of all time. A must watch family movie for everyone; this one is one to go straight into the movie collections.
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Toy Story is Pixar animated studios’ first feature film. It was released in 1995 and is an animated action/comedy movie. The story follows the toys of a young boy all of which come to life when the humans are not around. Led by a pull string cowboy doll known as Woody and space ranger action figure, Buzz Lightyear, the group of toys shares a special bond with their owner and the story is built around their adventures. The film has two sequels which were also hugely successful.
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Up is an animated film that was released in 2009. Besides being one of the most successful animated films of all time, this film also has the rare distinction of the first animated 3D film to open at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. The story of Carl who has a dream of exploring the South American continent is wonderful to watch as he tries at the age of 78 to fly to his dream. His flight is propagated by balloons. The film is excellently made and has enough adventure to keep you glued to it for the full length. A wonderful movie to watch with the entire family, this one is also one that goes straight into the movie collections.
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3. The Sound of Music:
The Sound of Music is a 1965 musical film that has come to be loved even decades after it was made. The musical stars Julie Andrews as an accidental governess for a navy captain’s seven children. She works hard to succeed as the governess and has a hard time dealing with all the issues that surround the children and the household. It is well known in movie circles as the highest grossing musical film of all time and it makes for great entertainment for the entire family.
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Shrek is a 2001 fantasy/comedy film that has captured audiences worldwide. It is based on a fairytale picture book written in 1991 by William Steig. The first in a series of three films and a couple of holiday specials this is a story that makes even adults visit the lands of the fairytale characters. It certainly helps bring back memories when watched and does ample justice as to why this film is here on this list ranked so high. The film appeals to children and adults equally as the wit in the dialogue is well disguised so as to not give it a PG or above rating.
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1. Wizard of OZ:
The first and perhaps the most underrated version of the Wizard of Oz was made as early as 1939 and it is based on the children’s novel which came out in 1900. The plot follows a young girl who gets picked up by a mysterious tornado that sends her to a distant and strange land where she meets some strange friends who end up going on an adventure together. Although at the time of its release it did not get the acclaim it deserved, the film became popular some 15-20 years after it was released. It is one of the most watched movies of all tine and is also among the most successful movies of all time.
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