What can be a better idea for the weekend than to watch a collection of good family movies with your whole family? Watching such movies together is a fun filled activity that is certainly the best way to spend that much needed quality time with the family. Whether you guys are free from work or enjoying a relaxing Sunday with the family, watching such movies together can be really fascinating. These movies are really good if you don’t want to watch anything that contains violence, action and adult content. Such movies are really interesting if you are looking for something that your kids and family will love to watch together. Just for you and your beloved family we have listed some of the most remarkable family movie list that you can watch with your family, friends or even with your partner.
Children of Heaven
Written and directed by Majid Majidi, Children of Heaven is an Iranian family drama film released in 1998. The story plots over the adventures of a brother and sister to find a lost pair of shoes. Amir Farrokh Hashemian as Ali plays the role the elder brother while Bahare Seddiqi as Zahra is the younger sister. The movie was produced by Amir Esfandiari and Mohammad Esfandiari budgeting around US$180,000. The movie grabbed many awards in the Fajr Film Festival, Newport International Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival and Singapore International Film Festival. The biggest award to the movie was the Grand Prize at the American Film Institute’s festival and nomination for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Released in 2007, Ratatouille is American computer-animated comedy film directed by Brad Bird. The story of the movie was given by Jim Capobianco, Jan Pinkava and Brad Bird. The story revolves around a scrawny rat named Remy who finds his dreams of culinary superstardom in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant. The movie is produced by Brad Lewis and had a budget of $150 million. Created in the Pixar Animation Studios, the movie was world premiered on June 22, 2007 at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater. The movie held the record for the greatest number of Oscar nominations for a computer animated feature film and was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Original Screenplay and Best Animated Film.
Produced by Pixar Animation Studios, WALL E is science-fiction romantic comedy film directed by Andrew Stanton. The movie was released on June 23, 2008 in Los Angeles and was distributed by Walt Disney Studios. Jim Morris was the main producer to the movie and had a budget of $180 million. The story to the movie was given by Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter. According to the story in the year 2700 when earth is no longer habitable, a wide-eyed robot named Wall E travels to the outer space for the quest of his new friend Eva. The movie was the ninth highest grossing film of 2008 with the total collection of $521,311,860. The movie was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing at the 81st Academy Awards. It won Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was also pushed for an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination.
The Color of Paradise
Another great movie made by Majid Majidi, The Color of Paradise was the first Iranian movie to be nominated for American Academy Awards. From the studios of Varahonar Company, the movie was released on February 9, 1999 and was distributed in America by Sony Pictures Classics. The star cast to the movie listed Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi and Farahnaz Safari. The plot of the story is about a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. However, his vacation goes bad when he discovers that his father treats his blindness as burden and thinks of re-marrying. Released on Mar 24, 2000, the movie won various awards at Cinemanila International Film Festival, Giffoni Film Festival, Montréal World Film Festival and San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.
Written and produced by John Hughes, Home Alone is familycomedy film which was directed by Chris Columbus. The movie was released on November 16, 1990 and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The main star cast to the movie includes names like Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard and Catherine O’Hara. The story revolves around an eight year old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France. One night when burglars try to rob the house, the kid comes with some really funny but amazing tricks to keep them off. The movie was certainly a great hit and was followed by three more sequels. The movie was nominated for the Oscars and won the American Comedy Awards, USA in 1991. The movie also won the BMI Film & TV Awards, British Comedy Awards, Casting Society of America, USA, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and Golden Screen, Germany in the very same year.
The Gold Rush
One of the best creations by the legend Charlie Chaplin, the movie was written, directed and produced by this great actor. Beside him in the leading role the movie also had Mack Swain and Tom Murray in star cast list. Released on June 26, 1925, the movie was a silent filmcomedy and had music by Charlie Chaplin, Max Terr, Carli Elinor and James L. Fields. With the total movie budget of $923,000, the movie collected $4,250,001 from the box office. According to the story, Charlie travels to Yukon for the Klondike Gold Rush. The story has various funny incidents while Charlie in search of gold. The movie won Kinema Junpo Awards and National Film Preservation Board, USA. Moreover, the movie was also nominated for Academy Awards, USA 1943 and Satellite Awards 2004.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone features Harry Potter as a young wizard and his journey with his friends at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The movie was released on 4 November 2001in UK and on 16 November 2001 in US. The movie was directed by Chris Columbus and produced by David Heyman. With the run time of 125 minutes and a budget of $125 million, the movie made an overall collection of $974, 755, 37. The star cast listed the pre-sequel names of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Richard Harris. The movie was nominated for three Oscar categories and won the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films USA in 2002. The movie also won the Art Directors Guild 2012, BMI Film & TV Awards 2002, Bogey Awards, Germany 2001, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2002.
Another milestone movie by Charlie Chaplin, The kid was released on January 21, 1921 and distributed by First National and Warner Home Video.The movie was directed, produced and written by Charlie Chaplin. No doubt that Charlie was in the leading role but Edna Purviance and Jackie Coogan played an important role in the movie. The story is about an abandoned kid and the different events with Chaplin that make their relationship more strong. With the total movie length of 68 minutes the movie made a box office collection of $2.5 million. Even after so many years, the movie still remains a timeless classical comedy and won the National Film Preservation Board, USA in 2011.
The Secret of Kells
The movie is Irish-French-Belgiananimated fantasy film that was released on 11 February 2009 in France/Belgium and on3 March 2009 in Ireland. The story is about a 12 year old Brendan who is on a mission to locate a legendary crystal. The film shows the various challenges he has to overcome in order to achieve success in his mission. The movie was directed by Tomm Moore and written by Fabrice Zolkowski. The producers Paul Young, Didier Brunner and Vivian Van Fleteren invested the budget of €6,524,983 and made a global collection of $739,454. This 75 minute movie was under the distribution of Gebeka Films in France, Studio Canal in Ireland & UK and GKIDS in US. The movie was nominated for Oscars for the best animated feature film of the year. The movie won prestigious awards at Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2009, Boulder International Film Festival 2010, Chlotrudis Awards 2011, Directors Finders Series, Ireland 2008 and Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009.
Beauty and the Beast
One of the most romantic animated stories, Beauty and the Beast is American animated musical romantic fantasy film released on November 13, 1991. The movie is based on the novel “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne-Marie Le. Story revolves around the girl named Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the beats. In order to free her father she offers herself to the beast, who is an enchanted prince. The star cast includes names like Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson and Richard White. Created in the Walt Disney Studios, the movie was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. Produced by Don Hahn, the movie had a budget of $25 million and made a box office collection of $424,967,620. As one of the most successful movies by Walt Disney Studios, the movie won two Oscars and various other nominations.