Film The Best Family Movies of 2009  

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List of the best 2009 family movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. The films on this list can be enjoyed by everyone in your family, including children and grandparents. If you're looking for movies without swearing or violence, then these are great picks for you. These are all the family movies that defined the year 2009, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Up and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are included on this list along with many more. This isn't necessarily a list of all family movies from 2009, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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John Travolta, Robin Williams, Ann-Margret Old Dogs is a 2009 American ensemble comedy film directed by Wild Hogs '​s Walt Becker and starring John Travolta and Robin Williams with an ensemble supporting cast played by Kelly Preston, ...more

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Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American family comedy film based on the 1971 Lois Duncan novel of the same name. The film, directed by Thor Freudenthal and adapted by Jeff Lowell, Bob Schooley, and ...more

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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Movies of 2009
Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure is a 2009 computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the Disney Fairies franchise, produced by DisneyToon Studios. It is a sequel to the 2008 film, Tinker ...more

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Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg, Fergie "In "Revenge of Maltazard", Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia. Going back to the world of the tooth-sized, elfin Minimoys, he joins Selenia and her brother ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a 2009 American adventure comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, and starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest ...more

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Selena Gomez, Maria Canals Barrera, Jennifer Stone Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie is a 2009 American made-for-television comedy-drama fantasy film based on the Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place. It was directed by Lev ...more

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Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung Princess Protection Program is a 2009 Disney Channel Original Movie, directed by Allison Liddi-Brown and starring Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. The film premiered on June 26, 2009 in the United ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi G-Force is a 2009 American 3D spy-fi action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Written by Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley, the film is the ...more

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Amy Sedaris, Diedrich Bader, Nolan Gould Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them where no Buddy has gone before -- the moon! With the help of some stellar new friends, this out-of-this-world ...more

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Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is a 2009 American live-action comedy film directed by Betty Thomas. The film stars Zachary Levi, David Cross and Jason Lee with the voices of Justin ...more

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Christopher Lloyd, Tim Conway, George Wendt Santa Buddies is a 2009 direct to video film. It is the fourth installment of the Air Buddies spin-off series as well as the ninth film in the Air Bud franchise. It was released on November 2,

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons The Pink Panther 2 is a 2009 American detective comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. It is the eleventh installment in the The Pink Panther film series and the sequel to the 2006 film The Pink ...more

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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three ...more

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Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb Race to Witch Mountain is a 2009 science fiction/thriller film and a continuation to the 1975 Disney film Escape to Witch Mountain.. All three versions of the film are based on the 1968 novel ...more

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Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks Hannah Montana: The Movie is a 2009 American musical comedy-drama film based on the Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana, which was released on April 10, 2009, by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens ...more

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Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, it is adapted from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book of the same name. It ...more

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was DreamWorks ...more

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Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based on the manga and anime series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. ...more

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Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, distributed by Columbia Pictures, and released on ...more

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Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American 3-D computer animated comedy adventure film, and the third installment in the Ice Age series. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a 2009 American family-action comedy film directed by Steve Carr and co-written by Kevin James, who stars as the title character, Paul Blart. Filming began in February ...more

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Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and ...more

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Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 drama film. Based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the titular Hachikō, it is directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey,Kaneto ...more

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Gregory Harrison, Heidi Lenhart Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise, is a 2009 romantic comedy and is the third and final installment in the Au Pair trilogy, aired on ABC Family on March 15, 2009, and is the first of the trilogy ...more

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Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sameera Reddy Aladin is a 2009 Bollywood fantasy adventure film directed by Sujoy Ghosh. Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sanjay Dutt appear in pivotal roles in the movie. Sabu ...more

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Tim Curry, Jerry Lewis, Matt Lauer Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! is a 2009 traditionally animated film adaptation of the children's stories by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey. It is a sequel to the successful 2006 theatrical ...more

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Emilie de Ravin, Louis Gossett, Jr. The Perfect Game is a 2009 American drama film directed by William Dear, based on the 2008 book of the same name written by W. William Winokur. The film is based on the events leading to the ...more

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Jessica Biel, Dwayne Johnson, Gary Oldman Planet 51 is a 2009 English-language Spanish animated science fiction/family comedy film directed by Jorge Blanco, written by Joe Stillman, and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin ...more

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Graham McTavish, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore Hulk Vs is a 2009 direct-to-video animated release from Marvel Animation and Lionsgate, featuring the Incredible Hulk in two short films: Hulk Vs Wolverine and Hulk Vs Thor. The animation was by ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson Imagine That is a 2009 summer release directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, starring Eddie Murphy and Yara Shahidi.

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Jackie Chan, Yu Nan, Yan Tang Looking for Jackie is a 2009 film directed by Gangliang Fang and Ping Jiang and written by Xuan Hua and Jiamin Wu. It is an action and family film, which tells the story of a young boy, Zhang ...more

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Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt The Velveteen Rabbit is a 2009 film directed by Michael Landon Jr.

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Jacquy Pfeiffer, Regis Lazard, Philippe Rigollot Kings of Pastry is a 2009 documentary film directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker.

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Jorge Machado, Roberta Palombini, Natan Machado Palombini To the Sea is a 2009 drama film written and directed by Pedro González-Rubio. "Jorge (Jorge Machado) and Roberta (Roberta Palombini) have been separated for several years. They ...more

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Eva Longoria, Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff Foodfight! is a 2012 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by Threshold Entertainment and directed by Larry Kasanoff. The film features the voices of Charlie Sheen, Wayne ...more

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Pauly Shore, Norm Macdonald, Jaime Ray Newman Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts is a 2009 American comedy film, starring Kyla Pratt and Norm Macdonald. It was released on May 19, 2009 and like its predecessor, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the ...more

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Chris Violette, Monica May, Elton LeBlanc Labou is an independent film produced by Sheri Bryant and written and directed by Greg Aronowitz released by MGM on 5/19/09. Greg Aronowitz was heavily involved with Power Rangers: S.P.D. and ...more

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Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Paulina Gretzky Fame is a 2009 American musical drama film and a loose remake of the 1980 film of the same title. It was directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by Allison Burnett. It was released on September ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, David Bowie, Aly Michalka Bandslam is a 2009 summer film release directed by Todd Graff, starring Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter, Lisa Kudrow.

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Jennette McCurdy, Savannah Jayde, Danielle Chuchran Minor Details is a 2009 film by John Lyde of MainStay Productions and written by Sally Meyer and Anne M. Edwards starring Kelsey Edwards, Caitlin EJ Meyer, Danielle Chuchran, Lauren Faber, ...more

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Jenny McCarthy, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Kandyse McClure Santa Baby 2 is a 2009 made for television Christmas film and a sequel to Santa Baby. It premiered on ABC Family on December 13, 2009, in their 25 Days of Christmas programming block. Jenny ...more

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Mario Lopez, Dean Cain, Sierra McCormick The Dog Who Saved Christmas is a TV movie starring Dean Cain, Gary Valentine and the voice of Mario López. It was written by childhood friends Michael Ciminera and Richard Gnolfo. It ...more

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Ariel Winter, Pauly Shore, Dick Van Patten Opposite Day is a 2009 American comedy film released in October 2009 starring Billy Unger, Ariel Winter, and Dylan Cash.

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Chyler Leigh, Daphnée Duplaix, Steven Bauer

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Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Paul Tylak The Secret of Kells is a 2009 French-Belgian-Irish animated fantasy film by Cartoon Saloon that premiered on 8 February 2009, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. It went into wide ...more

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Ashley Tisdale, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Nealon Aliens in the Attic is a 2009 American family science fiction comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises and starring Carter Jenkins, Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Henri ...more