25 Best Family Movies 2012

Movies have the magic that takes you into a different world and makes you believe in some of the most impossible things. The fascinating story lines and the mesmerizing roles played by talented actors have a long lasting impression on our minds. Movies help us escaping the reality and travel through imaginary worlds. There are many great movies to watch with your family and friends.

We all love to share that good time with our family and watching these family movies 2012 will certainly be the best thing to with the family.   These new releases of 2012 were total entertainers for all the ages. From animated movies like Brave and Rise of Guardians for children to adventure movies like Battleship and Avengers for grown-ups, the year 2012 was full of entertainment and heart touching movies. That is why these movies have been kept under the category of films that you can watch with your family. A full family entertainer, these movies are a must watch for people of all ages.

The best of 2012 Movies to be Watched with your Family are as:

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty: original title- “Kari-gurashi no Arietti”: The Walt Disney Pictures animated movie is a story about a boy named Arrietty and his family. They are little people about 4 inches taller living in a suburban garden. These people are not known to humans until one day when a 12 years old boy Shawn finds little Arrietty and they become friends. The story revolves around these two characters and how their friendship becomes a danger for little Arrietty’s family.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Writers: Mary Norton (novel), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)

Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett


Frankenweenie: Another animated movie by Disney released in 2012, Frankenweenie is a story of a boy Victor and his dog Sparky. After losing his dog the boy tries to give the dog a new life by some scientific experiments and succeeds. He hides this from the rest of the world but lately they all come to know about this and learn how a new leash of life can be monstrous. This was an animated 3-D movie.

Directed By: Tim Burton

Written By: Leonard Ripps, Tim Burton

Starring: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short

The Lorax

The Lorax: Universal Pictures animated movie based on children book by Dr. Seuss is the story of a young boy who falls in love with a girl. In order to win the girl’s heart he needs to discover the story of Lorax. The Lorax is a charming creature who fights to protect the world.

Directed By: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda

Written By: Dr. Seuss (based on the book), Cinco Paul

Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito

Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians: Another animated children movie released in 2012. It is a story about the guardians of hopes and beliefs of children of the world. In order to protect beliefs of children from the evil spirit, these guardians unite to fight. Jack Frost convinces other guardians to rise against the evil spirit named Pitch, and saves the children from this evil black spirit.

Directed By: Peter Ramsey

Written By: David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay), William Joyce (book)

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher

Ice Age

Ice Age: Continental Drift: Ice Age continual continental drift is another adventure of Manny, Sid and Diego. The story starts with world changing moments when the earth starts breaking up and results in the formation of different continents. Sid, Manny and Diego are returning to their home and they meet seafaring pirates who stop them from returning home.

Directed By: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier

Written By: Michael Berg (screenplay), Jason Fuchs (screenplay)

Starring: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo


Journey2: The Mysterious Island: The 3-D movie is a continual of the 2008 movie Journey to the center of the Earth. The story starts with the decoding of a strange signal received by Sean Anderson from a mysterious island. The mysterious island has not been seen by anyone and is also not marked on the map. So, Sean and his stepfather Hank with helicopter pilot and his daughter go on an adventurous journey to this island of strange creatures and never seen geographical conditions. They set out to rescue the only inhabitant of this mysterious island.

Directed By: Brad Peyton

Written By: Brian Gunn (screenplay), Mark Gunn (screenplay)

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: 20th Century Fox movie Diary of a Wimpy kid is a story of Greg Heffley who is on his summer vacations. He plans to pretend working at a ritzy country club and in this lie various things happen to him. This also not saves him from the season’s dog days from which he had been running.

Directed By: David Bowers

Written By: Maya Forbes (screenplay), Wallace Wolodarsky (screenplay)

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Pirates! Band of Misfits: In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded A Sony picture The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a story of a pirate captain and his crew who wish to defeat their rival pirates Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to get the Pirate of The Year Award. This quest takes them to exotic Blood Island and London. In this adventurous journey they meet a young scientist and battle a queen.

Directed By: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt

Written By: Gideon Defoe (book)

Starring: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven

Big Miracle

Big Miracle: Big Miracle is a Universal Pictures production inspired from a true story. The story revolves around two characters, a small town news reporter and an animal lover and volunteer. These two people come together to save a family of gray whales trapped in Arctic Circle by rapidly forming ice. They fight from various worldly powers to save this whale family.

Directed By: Ken Kwapis

Written By: Jack Amiel (screenplay), Michael Begler (screenplay)

Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak


Thunderstruck: A family movie and an action packed film Thunderstruck is based on a basketball fan Brian. Brian switches basketball talent with NBA superstar Kevin Durant and becomes the star of his school basketball team. On the other hand Kevin Durant struggles in his game and a time comes where he cannot make a shot. As the story continues Brian learns that to be a good player and to save his season, he work hard and set the things right.

Directed By: John Whitesell

Written By: Eric Champnella, Jeff Farley

Starring: Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, James Belushi


Cowgirls N Angels: It is the story of a rebellious girl Ida who is in a search of her father who is a rodeo rider. So, in search of her father Ida starts looking at local rodeos, Ida meets with the sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of female trick riders. The team owner Terence Parker comes to know that Ida is the grand-daughter of one of his friends and decides to help her. So, Ida also joins the team and discovers various things about her like her love for horses.

Directed By: Timothy Armstrong

Written By: Timothy Armstrong, Stephan Blinn

Starring: Bailee Madison, Dusta Kimzey, Richard Levi

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure: Oogieloves are three friends Goobie, Toofie and zoozie. They decide to throw a surprise birthday party for their friend Schluufy. However before the party they come to know that last five magical balloons were lost by their friend J. Edgar. So, to fetch these balloons they set on an adventure. On their journey they meet some very interesting characters who help them in recovering the balloons and saving their friend’s party.

Directed By: Matthew Diamond

Written By: Scott Stabile, Kenn Viselman (creator)

Starring: Jaime Pressly, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Lloyd

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