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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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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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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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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treas... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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 takes food each night from three mean ...more
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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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