Top 10 Movies For Families From 2011

CARS 2

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
CARS 2 shows how the friendship between the lovable tow truck, Mater, and Lightning McQueen gets tested when they travel overseas and Mater unexpectedly finds himself mistaken for an American spy by British Intelligence. Despite some frenetic, confusing moments, CARS 2 is full of adventure and laughter and will capture your heart. It’s also very clean.

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS stars Jim Carrey as a fast-talking but talented real estate salesman in New York City who inherits six live penguins and becomes the family man he should have been all along. MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS is laugh-out-loud hilarious, with a clever plot and an excellent comic turn from Jim Carrey, marred by some bathroom humor and light foul language. Even so, MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS is one of the year’s best movies.

PUSS IN BOOTS

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
PUSS IN BOOTS stars Puss from the Shrek series, who strives to become a hero in his home town but has been blackmailed and called an outlaw. With incredible 3D effects, PUSS IN BOOTS is entertaining, fun, and mostly family oriented, but does have some sexual undertones concerning cats, so caution is advised.

JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER

Quality:
****
Age:
Young teenagers to adults
JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER is a concert movie of the young teenage pop star that also gives viewers a bit of the inside story to Justin’s sudden rise to success. NEVER SAY NEVER is an entertaining concert movie that shows some of the Christian prayers of Justin, his mother and the team they’ve assembled, but the footage of so many young girls swooning so emotionally over Justin remains a little disturbing.

MARS NEEDS MOMS

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
MARS NEEDS MOMS is an animated, comical science fiction adventure about a 9-year-old boy who must rescue his mother from an autocratic all-female Martian police state that has taken her captive. MARS NEEDS MOMS is a very entertaining, exciting, funny, touching, brilliantly structured movie, which extols the traditional idea that every child needs a mother and a father.

COURAGEOUS

Quality:
****
Age:
Teenagers and adults
COURAGEOUS is an exciting, funny and powerful story about four police officer and a Hispanic carpenter realizing that they need to be better fathers. COURAGEOUS has extremely poignant, heart-wrenching moments, mixed with some of the funniest scenes ever made.

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
Steven Spielberg’s THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN is a glorious, grand animated adventure about a young curious reporter, his dog, and the drunken descendent of a sea captain who go searching for a lost family treasure. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN is an exhilarating roller coaster ride where good triumphs over evil and the light of the Cross reveals hidden treasure, with plenty of action and comedy along the way.

THE MUPPETS

Quality:
****
Age:
All Ages
THE MUPPETS is a widely entertaining adventure that brings back all our favorite Muppets as they try to get a new show together. Honoring wholesome clean fun, THE MUPPETS is well made with a strong moral worldview that the whole family can enjoy.

HUGO

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
HUGO follows the story of a young teenage boy who lives in the train station of Paris in 1930 and unlocks a secret that transforms his life and the crotchety godfather of his new friend, Isabelle. HUGO imaginatively presents the intelligent design argument for God and is filled with a childlike sense of wonder, adventure, and comedy and has an uplifting, redemptive ending, although there’s no mention of God other than iconography. Also, there are a few scary moments that require caution for younger children.

SOUL SURFER

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
SOUL SURFER is an inspiring, powerful story about young surfer Bethany Hamilton, who overcame great obstacles when a tiger shark took her arm while she was surfing. SOUL SURFER is an inspiring, powerful story with a wonderful performance by AnnaSophia Robb about a courageous young woman who has deep faith in Jesus Christ.