Family Films

by liberty_mks | created - 25 Nov 2016 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

A list of family films that I don't own or haven't seen. This list contains a lot of obscure things from the 80's/90's that many people have forgotten about.

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1. Lea to the Rescue (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Family

Born for adventure, Lea Clark heads deep into the Brazilian rainforest, where her most exciting story awaits.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Hallie Todd, Storm Reid, Laysla De Oliveira

Votes: 229

2. Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jett decides to quit Silverstone and lead a normal life. On the day of his last episode he is hit on the head with a prop and in his dream he is Silverstone. He is the only one who realizes that this is a dream.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Lee Thompson Young, Lindy Booth, Nigel Shawn Williams, Ryan Sommers Baum

Votes: 1,081

3. Escape to Witch Mountain (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A brother-sister duo possessing psychic powers are pursued by a millionaire who intends to use them for his gain.

Director: Peter Rader | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss, Erik von Detten, Sam Horrigan

Votes: 1,216

4. Minutemen (2008 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A comedy/sci-fi/adventure about three high school kids who invent a 10 minute time machine to spare others just like them from the humiliation they've endured.

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Jason Dolley, Luke Benward, Nicholas Braun, Chelsea Kane

Votes: 4,899

5. Cloud 9 (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A snowboarder takes lessons from a former champion, inspiring him to reach for the stars once again.

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Luke Benward, Dove Cameron, Mike C. Manning, Kiersey Clemons

Votes: 3,366

6. How to Build a Better Boy (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Teenage tech whizzes unwittingly use military software to program a robotic boyfriend.

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: China Anne McClain, Kelli Berglund, Marshall Williams, Matt Shively

Votes: 2,347

7. Tru Confessions (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 112 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Clara Bryant, Shia LaBeouf, Mare Winningham, William Francis McGuire

Votes: 2,774

8. You Wish! (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: A.J. Trauth, Spencer Breslin, Lalaine, Tim Reid

Votes: 1,566

9. Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile

Votes: 23,776 | Gross: $53.35M

10. Beethoven's 3rd (2000 Video)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy

The Newton family from the first two Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe, but do plan to join a Newton family reunion, and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes ... See full summary »

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Michaela Gallo

Votes: 4,865

11. Beethoven's 4th (2001 Video)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family

The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Michaela Gallo

Votes: 3,387

12. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 109,967 | Gross: $66.60M

13. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 29,746 | Gross: $18.32M

14. Clubhouse Detectives (1996)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

A bunch of kids have to solve a murder

Director: Eric Hendershot | Stars: Michael Ballam, Michael Galeota, Jimmy Galeota, Suzanne Barnes

Votes: 361

15. Recipe for Disaster (2003 TV Movie)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family

Rebecca Korda and her two brothers, Sam and Max, are left alone on opening night of their family-owned restaurant.

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: John Larroquette, Lesley Ann Warren, Melissa Peterman, Margo Harshman

Votes: 309

16. Smart Cookies (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 119 min | Adventure

A high-maintenance realtor forced to do community service must lead a group of hopeless girl scouts in the regional cookie drive competition.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Bailee Madison, Ty Olsson, Samantha Ferris

Votes: 406

17. Picture This (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A high school girl is invited to a party by the most popular boy in school -- only trouble is, she's grounded.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Pollak, Lauren Collins, Shenae Grimes-Beech

Votes: 9,403

18. Minor Details (2009)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

A mystery's brewing at a boarding school high school and four best friends try to find out who it is.

Director: John Lyde | Stars: Kelsey Edwards, Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Danielle C. Ryan, Lauren Faber

Votes: 762

19. Au Pair (1999 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A young MBA mistakenly takes the job of looking after a rich executive's spoiled children.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Heidi Lenhart, Jane Sibbett, Katie Volding

Votes: 1,824

20. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1995 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two runaway kids hide in a museum. Once they are locked inside overnight, they try to solve a mystery about a statue supposedly carved by Michaelangelo, known as "The Angel". Will they solve the mystery in time?

Director: Marcus Cole | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Jean Marie Barnwell, Jesse Lee Soffer, Miriam Flynn

Votes: 207

21. Angels in the Attic (1998)

PG | 86 min | Family

a Bank Robber learns that two boys found his hidden money and used it to help needy Neighbors.

Director: Eric Hendershot | Stars: Clayton Taylor, Steven Losack, Dalin Christiansen, Brenda Price

Votes: 238

22. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Sabrina Goes to Rome (1998)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

American teenage witch Sabrina and her food-obsessed magical talking cat and mouse travel to Rome, the last whereabout of her 16th-century aunt Sophia, who was banished after breaking the ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Eddie Mills, Tara Strong, James Fields

Votes: 1,643

23. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Sabrina, Down Under (1999)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Offshoot of the popular TV show finds the teen witch (Melissa Joan Hart) on a trip with her friend (Tara Charendoff). There she finds romance with a merman.

Director: Kenneth R. Koch | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Tara Strong, Scott Michaelson, Lindsay Sloane

Votes: 1,424

24. Susie Q (1996 TV Movie)

TV-G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Susie Q and her boyfriend were on their way to a dance one night when they got into a car crash and fell off a bridge. Years later, a teenager named Zach Sands, recovering from his father's... See full summary »

Director: John Blizek | Stars: Amy Jo Johnson, Ernie Prentice, Bentley Mitchum, Tasha Simms

Votes: 2,550

25. Go Figure (2005 TV Movie)

TV-G | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A teenager dreams of becoming a champion ice-skater, and soon discovers a top Russian instructor is working at a nearby private school.

Director: Francine McDougall | Stars: Jordan Danger, Whitney Sloan, Cristine Rose, Ryan Malgarini

Votes: 3,081

26. Read It and Weep (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A shy and retiring high school student develops a peculiar alter ego that changes her life forever.

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Kay Panabaker, Danielle Panabaker, Alexandra Krosney, Marquise C. Brown

Votes: 4,789

27. The Paper Brigade (1996 Video)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Gunther Wheeler, fourteen, a tough guy from New York City, moves to a small town called Pleasant Valley. Gunther isn't making very many friends in his new town. Until he meets Allison ... See full summary »

Director: Blair Treu | Stars: Kyle Howard, Robert Englund, Travis Wester, Chauncey Leopardi

Votes: 1,774

28. Genius (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Trevor Morgan, Emmy Rossum, Charles Fleischer, Yannick Bisson

Votes: 1,525

29. Ready to Run (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Family, Sport

A 14-year-old girl who works at a racetrack trains a talking racehorse with issues, transforming him into a winner.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Krystle Po, Jason Dohring, Lillian Hurst, Jon Brazier

Votes: 272

30. Hounded (2001 TV Movie)

TV-G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Tahj Mowry, Craig Kirkwood, Shia LaBeouf, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 879

31. The Even Stevens Movie (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 93 min | Comedy, Family

The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, Donna Pescow, Tom Virtue

Votes: 6,041

32. Going to the Mat (2004 TV Movie)

G | 120 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Khleo Thomas, Alessandra Torresani, Wayne Brady

Votes: 1,180

33. Tiger Cruise (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama, Family

In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks, a naval carrier with civilians on board is ordered in combat mode.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Bill Pullman, Troy Evans, Bianca Collins

Votes: 1,128

34. You Lucky Dog (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Man leaves his fortune to his dog and its psychiatrist.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Chelsea Noble, John de Lancie, Christine Healy

Votes: 513

35. The Whipping Boy (1994 TV Movie)

G | 96 min | Family, Fantasy

The king of tiny Bratenberg hopes in vain his lazy, unruly heir Horace will behave for the sake of his whipping boy, abandoned commoner Jemmy, whom he had absurdly arrested as later his kid... See full summary »

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Truan Munro, Nic Knight, Karen Salt, Andrew Bicknell

Votes: 325

36. Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

40 Metascore

Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Larry Miller, Jamie Kennedy, Zena Grey

Votes: 6,847 | Gross: $17.29M

37. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Principal Takes a Holiday (1998)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A rowdy high school senior risks losing a $10,000 gift his parents promise him for graduation if he can complete the year without getting in trouble by getting caught by the principal in a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert King | Stars: Kevin Nealon, Zachery Ty Bryan, Jessica Steen, Rashaan Nall

Votes: 365

38. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: My Date with the President's Daughter (1998)

TV-G | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A teenager unwittingly falls for the American President's daughter, and the pair soon find themselves off on a wild adventure.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Dabney Coleman, Will Friedle, Elisabeth Harnois, Mimi Kuzyk

Votes: 3,903

39. The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family

When Angelino Jack Robinson gets a new job in Australia, he decides to take his wife Ann, sons Shane and Todd and daughter Elisabeth 'Lizzy' by sailing yacht from Hong Kong to Syndney. The ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Jane Seymour, David Carradine, James Keach, John Asher

Votes: 689

40. Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Family

Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons ... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Dyan Cannon, Martin Mull, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan O'Donohue

Votes: 571

41. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (1998)

TV-PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A small-town cat-and-dog detective duo investigate a new neighbor who they believe may have committed a murder - but the snag is, locals are attempting to pair him off with their owner.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Ricki Lake, Linden Ashby, Bruce McGill, Christina Pickles

Votes: 324

42. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: A Knight in Camelot (1998)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York, Paloma Baeza, Simon Fenton

Votes: 1,928

43. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Tourist Trap (1998)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Family comedy about a man who decides to take his family on a trip his famous uncle took years ago.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Yvonne Campeau, Wally Dalton, Garry Davey, Stephen Dimopoulos

Votes: 298

44. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Safety Patrol (1998)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

All Scout Bozell wants is to be on his school's Safety Patrol. The only problem: his extraordinary and obliviously clumsy nature. When Scout transfers to a new school, his new friends warn ... See full summary »

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Bug Hall, Lainie Kazan, Curtis Armstrong, Stephanie Faracy

Votes: 562

45. Time at the Top (1999)

96 min | Family, Sci-Fi

14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator. As altered by a retired physicist living in her building, it transports her from Philadelphia of 1998 back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Kaufman | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Elisha Cuthbert, Gabrielle Boni, Matthew Harbour

Votes: 542

46. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Mail to the Chief (2000)

TV-G | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A humorous and inspiring adventure about an ordinary middle school student who strikes up an online friendship with someone bearing the screen name Average Joe, only to discover that he's ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Champnella | Stars: Bill Switzer, Randy Quaid, Holland Taylor, Ashley Gorrell

Votes: 359

47. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (2002)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy