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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also family-friendly

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and family-friendly movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and family-friendly, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Feb 22 2021

1 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

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2008-02-14 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more eloquent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    reasonable pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    left unrevealed

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2 Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

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2006-10-20 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    harmless fun
  2. Ranked #2 for
    comical turn
  3. Ranked #2 for
    Barbie-doll like

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3 Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

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2005-11-06 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    child-friendly
  2. Ranked #3 for
    kind of dumb
  3. Ranked #5 for
    quite pleasing

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4 Millions (2004)

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?

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2004-04-29 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Alexander Nathan Etel, Lewis McGibbon

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    piety
  2. Ranked #2 for
    charitable
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sparky dialogue

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5 Finding Nemo (2003)

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

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2003-05-30 | Animation / Family

Cast

Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kid-friendly
  2. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely fantastic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    dusky

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6 Holes (2003)

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

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2003-04-18 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    neat little package
  2. Ranked #3 for
    filling in blanks
  3. Ranked #4 for
    mean streaked

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7 Frozen (2013)

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

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2013-11-20 | Animation / Adventure

Cast

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cute and adorable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pleasing result
  3. Ranked #1 for
    seemingly tacked on

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8 Coco (2017)

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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2017-10-27 | Family / Animation

Cast

Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    powerfully moving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    amazing visual
  3. Ranked #1 for
    textured imagery

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9 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

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2014-06-09 | Fantasy / Action

Cast

Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    perfectly balanced directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    visually stimulating
  3. Ranked #2 for
    directing with endearing quality

Trailer

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10 Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

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2007-02-16 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    misleading
  2. Ranked #1 for
    artistically talented director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deeply affecting

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