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When it comes time to round up the kids and head to the movie theater, there are certainly a lot of options to choose from. We've narrowed things down with a list of the best 2014 family movies. A lot of great family-friendly films came out in 2014 and your children are sure to enjoy them, at any age. Which were the top family films of 2014? It's time to put it to a vote! 

2014 saw family-friendly, action-packed superhero movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as well as Disney movies like Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Big Hero 6. Were The Lego Movie, Legends of Oz: Dorothy‚Äôs Return, and The Wind Rises some of the best family movies in 2014? Perhaps you enjoyed animated family films like The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, or Rio 2. Did you watch a lot of Disney movies in 2014? They certainly released a lot of excellent blockbuster family films.

Sound off below with your votes and if you see a great family movie missing, add it to the list so the rest of the world can vote on the best family movies released in 2014.
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Big Hero 6 Don Hall Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion ...more

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by Dean DeBlois.

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The Lego Movie Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Lego: The Piece of Resistance is a 2014 animation, action and comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Maleficent Robert Stromberg Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Starring Angelina Jolie as the eponymous Disney villainess character, the film ...more

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Night at the Museum 3 Shawn Levy Night at the Museum 3 is a 2014 comedy fantasy family film written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon and directed by Shawn Levy.

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rob Minkoff Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a 2014 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film featuring the characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and ...more

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Rio 2 Carlos Saldanha Rio 2 is a 2014 animated comedy film written by Carlos Saldanha and Don Rhymer and directed by Carlos Saldanha.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth ...more

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Miguel Arteta Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta from a screenplay written by Rob Lieber. The film stars Steve Carell, ...more

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Paddington Paul King Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and Hamish McColl, and produced by David Heyman. Based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, the film stars ...more

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The Nut Job Peter Lepeniotis The Nut Job is a 2014 3D computer-animated heist-comedy film directed by Peter Lepeniotis and starring the voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Liam Neeson and ...more

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The Boxtrolls Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi The Boxtrolls is a 2014 American 3D stop-motion animated fantasy-comedy film based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. Produced by Laika, it was directed by Graham Annable and Anthony ...more

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Muppets Most Wanted Nicholas Stoller Muppets Most Wanted is a 2014 American musical comedy caper film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, and the eighth theatrical film featuring the Muppets. Directed by James ...more

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The Book of Life Hal Hartley The Book of Life is a 1998 film by Hal Hartley. In the film, Jesus returns to earth on the eve of the new millennium planning to bring about the apocalypse, but finds himself surprisingly ...more

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Dolphin Tale 2 Charles Martin Smith Dolphin Tale 2 is a 2014 American family drama film written and directed by Charles Martin Smith and sequel to his 2011 film Dolphin Tale. Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi ...more

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The Book of Life Jorge Gutierrez The Book of Life is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated adventure musical comedy film produced by Reel FX Creative Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Co-written and directed by Jorge ...more

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Annie Will Gluck 1981's beloved musical gets rebooted with this Overbrook Entertainment/Sony Pictures production starring Willow Smith as the rags-to-riches orphan. The young star's parents, Will and Jada ...more

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Earth to Echo David Green Earth to Echo is a 2014 adventure film written by Henry Gayden and Andrew Panay and directed by David Green.

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Planes: Fire & Rescue Roberts Gannaway Planes: Fire & Rescue is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2013 film Planes, a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise. Produced by DisneyToon ...more

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Into the Woods Rob Marshall Into the Woods is a 2014 American fantasy musical drama film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway ...more

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Bears Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey Bears is a 2014 nature documentary film about a family of brown bears living in the coastal mountain ranges of Alaska. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey and narrated by John C. ...more

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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D David Douglas Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D is a adventure biographical documentary film directed by David Douglas.

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The Wind Rises Hayao Miyazaki The Wind Rises is a 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli. It was released by Toho on July 20, 2013 in Japan, and by ...more

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Will Finn, Daniel St. Pierre Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 2013 American-Indian 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film that is loosely based on Dorothy of Oz by L. Frank Baum's great-grandson Roger Stanton Baum. ...more

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Postman Pat: The Movie Mike Disa Postman Pat: The Movie also known as Postman Pat: The Movie - You Know You're The One is a 2014 British-American-French-Indian 3D computer animated children's comedy film animated by Rubicon ...more

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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Jonathan Newman The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a 2014 British fantasy adventure film starring Michael Sheen, Sam Neill, Lena Headey, Ioan Gruffudd, Keeley Hawes, Tristan Gemmill, and Aneurin ...more