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The Best 2000s Family Movies

Updated April 2, 2019 1.8k votes 200 voters 6.8k views24 items

List RulesVote up your favorite family films that were released in the 2000s.

If you love movies, then the early to mid-2000's was a great time to have kids. Here's our list of the best 2000s family movies, ranked by your votes. Family movies aren't just for kids anymore. Family movies from the 2000's from studios like Pixar really proved that adults can watch movies with their kids and laugh along with them. These films are cute with a few subtle adult jokes thrown into the mix, what’s not to love?!

In this list of greatest 00’s family movies, you’ll find it hard to choose which one tops them all. Could it be Pixar’s Monsters Inc? The film starred Billy Crystal and John Goodman as silly monsters trying to get cute little Boo back to her home.

Or how about Dreamworks’ Shrek?! It challenges your typical fairytale story and definitely pleases both kids and parents at the same time. It even won Best Animated Feature in 2002. Could this be 2000s greatest family movie of all time?
 

Of course, you can’t bring  family movies from the 00s without bringing up the magical franchise known as Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling’s iconic series became some of the top grossing 00s family movies, and launched the career of Daniel Radcliffe.
 

So which 2000’s greatest family movie is your favorite? With so many fun and inspiring movies, it's hard to pick just one, so vote for your top picks below and let your opinion be heard.

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  • 1
    Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by... more on Wikipedia
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    Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

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    Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

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    The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    The Incredibles

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Bird

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    Shrek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Shrek

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2001

    Directed byAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

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  • 6
    Cars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Cars

    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Joe Ranft

    Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 8
    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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  • 9
    Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Lilo & Stitch

    Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames

    Released2002

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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    The Emperor's New Groove is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    The Emperor's New Groove

    John Goodman, David Spade

    Released2000

    Directed byMark Dindal

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    Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Ice Age

    Jack Black, Ray Romano

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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  • 12
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2009

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Newell

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  • 14
    Harry Potter and the Order of  is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Yates

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner  is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2004

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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    Harry Potter and the Chamber o is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 17
    Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George Clooney, Meryl Streep

    Released2009

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    Harry Potter and the Philosoph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 19
    Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Kung Fu Panda

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Stevenson, Mark Osborne

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  • 20
    Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Spirited Away

    Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara

    Released2001

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

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    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2005

    Directed byNick Park, Steve Box

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  • 22
    Coraline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Coraline

    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning

    Released2009

    Directed byHenry Selick

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    Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    Ponyo

    Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

    Released2008

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

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  • 24
    The Cat Returns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Family Movies
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    The Cat Returns

    Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba

    Released2002

    Directed byHiroyuki Morita

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