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The Best Family Films of 2014  

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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’s 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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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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James Gunn
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more
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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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Robert Stromberg
Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more
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Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more
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Shawn Levy
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a 2014 American comedy adventure film directed by Shawn Levy, and the third installment in the series. Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) must ...more
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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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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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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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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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Peter Lepeniotis
The Nut Job is a 2014 3D computer-animated 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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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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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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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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Will Gluck
Annie is a 2014 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck, based on the 1977 Broadway musical. A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis), who lives with her mean foster mom ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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David Douglas
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D is a adventure biographical documentary film directed by David Douglas.
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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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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