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List of the best 2012 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 2012, 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.

Examples of movies on this list: Brave, Wreck-It Ralph and many more. This isn't necessarily a list of all family movies from 2012, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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The Lorax Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Betty White

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Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings Lucy Liu, Lucy Hale, Raven-Symoné

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Vanessa Hudgens, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine

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Tangled Ever After Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Mark Allan Stewart

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Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos Antonio Banderas, Gilles Marini, Chris Miller

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Frankenweenie Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee

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Treasure Buddies Tim Conway, G. Hannelius, Edward Herrmann

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Wreck-It Ralph Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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Flicka: Country Pride Emily Bett Rickards, Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black

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Tooth Fairy 2 Larry the Cable Guy, Kristen Wharton, Sydney Rouviere

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Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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Hotel Transylvania Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

The Best HBO Original Movies Since 2012

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Mirror Mirror Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Sean Bean

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Salma Hayek, David Tennant, Hugh Grant

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Girl vs. Monster Olivia Holt, Katherine McNamara, Jennifer Aspen

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

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Rise of the Guardians Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher

The Best Horror Movie Remakes

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Parental Guidance Billy Crystal, Marisa Tomei, Bette Midler

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Peyton List, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

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Let It Shine Indiana Evans, Tyler James Williams, Courtney B. Vance

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Cowgirls n' Angels Alicia Witt, James Cromwell, Jackson Rathbone

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The Ducks' Migration William Moody, Kathryn Danielle, Ryan Leach

The Best G-Rated Family Movies

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The Outback Yvonne Strahovski, Tim Curry, Rob Schneider

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Char... The No-Man's Island Rubel Mondal, Sofikul Sheikh

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Sir Billi Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Ruby Wax

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Henry and Me Alex Rodriguez, Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper

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Ice Age: Continental Drift Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

The 12 Most Extreme Actor Transformations

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Dhoni Prakash Raj, Radhika Apte

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The Wind in the Willows Ricky Gervais

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart

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Camilla Dickinson Cary Elwes, Samantha Mathis, Gregg Sulkin

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Always 3 chôme no yûhi '64 Maki Horikita, Koyuki, Tomokazu Miura

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Dancing Queen Uhm Jung-hwa, Hwang Jung-min, Han-wi Lee

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Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Le Bon

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Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar Kelly Sheridan, Peter Kelamis, Ashleigh Ball

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Cobra Mammootty, Jagathy Sreekumar, Siddique

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Clip Aleksandra Nikolic, Zoran Maksimovic, Sanja Mikitišin

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Zarafa Simon Abkarian, Ronit Elkabetz, Vernon Dobtcheff

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Fall Of Chances Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union