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The Best Family Movies of 2013  

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List Rules Only family-friendly films released in 2013

List of the best family movies of 2013, as ranked by film critics and movie enthusiasts. Going to the movies a great way for the entire family to get together and simultaneously enjoy something wonderful. However,choosing a movie that every member of the family can watch is much more difficult. While the younger kids need to see a movie that is age appropriate,without bad language or sex, the older members of the family don’t want to seea film that is only fun for babies. Finding the right family friendly movie is a balancing act because the film should be fun for both kids and adults.

This list is the answer to the question, “What are the top family friendly movies of 2013?” If you’re in the mood for an animated feature, Despicable Me 2, The Croods, and Frozen are all full of entertainment for every age. For familiar characters, superhero movies like Man of Steel and Thor are always fun. Other films like The Book Thief and Saving Mr. Banks are heartwarming entertainment for any type of movie lover.

The films on this list are each appropriate for any sort of family, from those who love familiar characters in sequels or who enjoy watching a completely new, enthralling story. To vote on more films, check out Ranker's list of the best movies of 2013.

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Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk
Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more
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Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig
Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 computer animated comedy film written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.
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Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal
Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.
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Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco
Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and ...more
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Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson
Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 period drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Centered on the development of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios ...more
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Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds
The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more
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Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler
Leaf Men is a 2013 animation film written by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, James V. Hart, William Joyce and Daniel Shere and directed by Chris Wedge.
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Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds
Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on an original idea by David Soren, who also ...more
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Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci
The Smurfs 2 is a 2013 American 3D live-action/computer-animated family comedy film and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. It is loosely based on The Smurfs comic-book series created by the ...more
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Movies of 2013
Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a 2013 American computer-animated comic science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film is ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen
The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 fantasy adventure film written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and one more and ...more
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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more
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Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson
This film is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel and the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger ...more
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Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel
The son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.
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Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Planes is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise and the first ...more
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Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more
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Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis
Ender's Game is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card. Written and directed by Gavin Hood, the film stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew ...more
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Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 romantic adventure comedy-drama cult film directed by, produced by, and starring Ben Stiller. Gore Verbinski served as executive producer. This is the ...more
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Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson
Free Birds is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film produced by Reel FX Creative Studios, directed by Jimmy Hayward and it stars the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and ...more
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AJ Michalka, Kevin Pollak, James Denton
Grace Unplugged is a 2013 Christian musical drama film. The film is based on a story by Brandon Rice, written and directed by Brad J. Silverman, and stars AJ Michalka, James Denton, and Kevin ...more
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Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch
This film is a 2013 American-German drama film directed by Brian Percival and starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. The film is about a young girl living with her ...more
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Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker
Escape from Planet Earth is a 2012 animated adventure comedy film written by Cory Edwards and Tony Leech and directed by Callan Brunker.
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Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons
A supernatural love story set in the South, "Beautiful Creatures" tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and ...more
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Mark Dacascos, Sammi Hanratty, James Hong
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone is a Christian children's book and movie written by Bill Muir. The story revolves around Billy Stone and Allie as amateur archaeologists who ...more
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Karl Urban, Justin Long, John Leguizamo
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D is a 2013 animation, action and family film directed by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale.