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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also more family-friendly

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and more family-friendly movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and more 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 Mar 01 2021

1 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
    substantial role
  2. Ranked #1 for
    old favorite
  3. Ranked #1 for
    raising a smile

Trailer

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2 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
    pulling heartstrings
  2. Ranked #1 for
    misleading
  3. Ranked #2 for
    artistically talented director

Trailer

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3 Uncle Nino (2003)

A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.

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2003-12-05 | Comedy / Family

Cast

Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    sensitive directing
  2. Ranked #6 for
    definitely must-watch
  3. Ranked #6 for
    special treat

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4 Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands pull the parents away from home, leaving the kids bored -- and increasingly mischievous.

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2003-12-24 | Comedy / Family

Cast

Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unchallenging
  2. Ranked #2 for
    blast finish
  3. Ranked #2 for
    top antic

Trailer

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5 A Bug's Life (1998)

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.

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1998-11-25 | Adventure / Animation

Cast

Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    piece of entertainment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    in awe
  3. Ranked #2 for
    whole lot of fun

Trailer

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6 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.

Info

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 #6 for
    stepping beyond
  3. Ranked #8 for
    satisfying watch

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7 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.

Info

2005-11-06 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    action-packed adventure
  2. Ranked #2 for
    distracted
  3. Ranked #2 for
    delightfully surprising

Trailer

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8 Garfield (2004)

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition.

Info

2004-06-10 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    distinct personality
  2. Ranked #1 for
    decent time-passer
  3. Ranked #3 for
    dutiful character

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9 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
    left unrevealed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly creative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    child-friendly

Trailer

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10 The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner Sara get a call one night from a mansion owner, Edward Gracey, who wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion, a torrential thunderstorm of mysterious origin strands them with the brooding, eccentric Gracey, his mysterious butler, and a variety of residents both seen and unseen.

Info

2003-11-25 | Thriller / Fantasy

Cast

Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    maddening
  2. Ranked #3 for
    flair for comedy
  3. Ranked #5 for
    inoffensive

Trailer

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