There’s nothing like a good movie to get the whole family together. Whether you want to see a comedy or drama, these films are sure to make everyone laugh and cry.
National Treasure (2004)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2004 American adventure heist film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. It is the second installment in The Adventures of Tintin series, and stars Nicolas Cage as Robert Langdon, a professor at Harvard University who discovers that his wife is kidnapped by secret agents working for the CIA.
The film was adapted from the graphic novel of the same name published by Egmont Press in 1996 with supplemental material added into it before its release. The plot revolves around an international treasure hunt to find clues to unlock an ancient book that contains codes known only to those who wrote them; this book holds secrets about several historical events of interest including Columbus’ voyage across Atlantic Ocean, discovery of America’s first colony named Jamestown (by John Smith), signing treaty between England & Netherlands (William Shakespeare), birth place Of Napoleon Bonapartie
The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Legacy is a movie directed by Tony Gilroy and starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles and Albert Finney. It’s based on the novel by Robert Ludlum, who also wrote The Bourne Identity (1982) and Jason Bourne (2016).
In this movie we see what happens after Matt Damon’s character tries to assassinate a Russian politician at an international summit. He escapes with his life but soon finds himself hunted by both sides in this global conflict.
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek (2009) is an alternate reality reboot of the classic series, which was first released in 1966. In this film, Captain James Tiberius Kirk and his crew face off against their greatest foes yet: an evil alien race known as the Romulans.
The movie is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura and Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
If you’re looking for a movie that will have your kids’ imaginations running wild, this is the one. Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (which was later adapted into three live-action films), it tells the story of Peter Pevensie (Liam Neeson) who discovers a magical wardrobe that transports him to Narnia where he meets Aslan (Ben Barnes) who helps him defeat an evil witch.
The movie was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Musical/Comedy Film in 2005 and 2006 but lost both times despite its popularity among fans of both genres!
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 adventure film based on the popular Disney ride. Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom star in this film, which follows Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) as he tries to find his way home to England. The movie is filled with action, adventure, and comedy all rolled into one fun-filled package for both kids and adults alike!
Zathura is an adventure movie about two brothers who are forced to play a game that transports them to another planet. The film was released in 2005, directed by Jon Favreau and stars Josh Hutcherson and Jonah Bobo.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a 2016 film based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The movie was directed by Tim Burton, who also wrote it with his daughter and son. It stars Eva Green as Emma Bloom, Asa Butterfield as Jacob Portman and Samuel L. Jackson as Grizabella Grey-Mane.
The plot centers around a girl named Emma Bloom (Eva Green) who travels back in time to 1940s London to prevent an evil creature from killing her special group of friends—known as “peculiar children.” The film won an Oscar for Best Makeup Effects at 87th Academy Awards; it also received nominations for Best Visual Effects (John Richardson), Best Costume Design (Colleen Atwood) and Best Production Design (Kathryn Krawczyk).
Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 is a comedy-adventure about a boy genius and his plus-sized robot sidekick who join forces with other like-minded heroes to form the superhero team Big Hero 6. The film was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, produced by Roy Conli, John Lasseter, and Alan Bodner (who also served as an executive producer), and based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1957. The film stars Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada/Hiroto Sato; Scott Adsit as Baymax/Dum Dum Dugan; TJ Miller as Wasabi (Washi); Jamie Chung as Go Go Tomago/Genji Yokoyama; Damon Wayans Jr., Stephanie Leigh Schlundt, Travis Willingham all made their debut appearances in this movie along with Maya Rudolph who voiced Honey Lemon
Sky High (2005)
Sky High (2005)
A high school for superheroes, where students are trained to become their own crime fighters. Stars Michael Angarano, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kurt Russell. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Rated PG
The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant is a great movie to watch with your family. It’s got all the elements of a good story: action, comedy, and even some beautiful animation. The best part about this film is that it can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike!
The Iron Giant follows Hogarth Hughes (voiced by Vin Diesel), who lives in Glen Ridge with his mom (Kristen Wiig). One day he discovers a robot made out of metal named Hogarth Hughes on his doorstep after school one day. He brings him home where they learn that he has been sent here by an alien race called “The Greys” who want him destroyed because they think he’s dangerous to our planet Earth because they’ve never encountered one before so they don’t know how dangerous it could be if there were more than one like this! So now our main character must protect them from harm while trying not only survive but also discover what makes him so special.”
There’s a lot to love about these movies. They’re fun, entertaining and have great story lines. The cast is also top-notch — you won’t be disappointed with any of the actors in these flicks.
These are just a few of our favorite family movies to make your next night out the best one yet! If you want to see more, check out our other blog posts that are dedicated just to family-friendly movies.