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1. It Takes Two (1995)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

45 Metascore

Alyssa and Amanda are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen

Votes: 18,723 | Gross: $19.47M

2. Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993 TV Movie)

TV-Y7 | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

On Halloween night, two precocious little girls try to save their parents from the greedy clutches of their nasty old Capitalist aunt. Magic abounds and they meet new albeit strange friends along the way.

Director: Stuart Margolin | Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Cloris Leachman, Phil Fondacaro

Votes: 2,918

3. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

72 Metascore

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 113,941 | Gross: $33.08M

4. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 224,484 | Gross: $219.20M

5. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

22 Metascore

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 37,276 | Gross: $73.78M

6. For Richer or Poorer (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy

A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Lerner

Votes: 9,467 | Gross: $31.61M

7. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

42 Metascore

A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised in the jungle and brings the boy to New York City, turning his life upside down in the process.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 21,419 | Gross: $59.93M

8. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 86,113 | Gross: $144.83M

9. Tom and Huck (1995)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Charles Rocket, Eric Schweig

Votes: 9,181 | Gross: $23.74M

10. Wild America (1997)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Three brothers who are obsessed with animals are given permission from their parents to travel around America with a camera documenting wildlife.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow, Frances Fisher

Votes: 6,424 | Gross: $7.32M

11. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Beyond Witch Mountain (1982)

Unrated | 47 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

After reports of a boy's amazing abilities surface, Tony and Tia are sent to go find him knowing that the boy must be from their world. They are joined by an old friend, Jason O'Day, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Eddie Albert, Tracey Gold, Andrew Freeman, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 155

12. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 8,379 | Gross: $20.00M

13. Escape to Witch Mountain (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A brother-sister duo possessing psychic powers are pursued by a millionaire who intends to use them for his gain.

Director: Peter Rader | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss, Erik von Detten, Sam Horrigan

Votes: 1,223

14. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 51,928 | Gross: $67.17M

15. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

74 Metascore

A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.

Director: Gabor Csupo | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick

Votes: 133,367 | Gross: $82.27M

16. An American Girl Holiday (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Family, Drama

Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Mia Farrow, AnnaSophia Robb, Kenner Ames, Stewart Arnott

Votes: 1,677

17. McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)

TV-G | 93 min | Drama, Family, Sport

American Girl McKenna comes to life in this modern-day adventure about a determined gymnast who must focus on her strengths to overcome challenges and find a way to believe in herself again.

Director: Vince Marcello | Stars: Jade Pettyjohn, Kerris Dorsey, Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering

Votes: 601

18. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 17,955

19. Ballet Shoes (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Family

The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, Lucy Boynton, Emilia Fox

Votes: 8,033

20. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

A series of scary anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine. Series one was hosted by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 10,782

21. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 12,186

22. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Life-Size (2000)

TV-G | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A widower's daughter accidentally brings her doll to life while trying to cast a spell to resurrect her mother.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jere Burns, Anne Marie DeLuise, Garwin Sanford

Votes: 7,812

23. Cadet Kelly (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A fashion-conscious youngster is horrified when she is forced to move to military school.

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Hilary Duff, Christy Carlson Romano, Gary Cole, Shawn Ashmore

Votes: 12,185

24. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 10,751

25. Bedtime Stories (2008)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

33 Metascore

A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox, Guy Pearce

Votes: 83,376 | Gross: $110.10M

26. Nanny McPhee (2005)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

59 Metascore

A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald

Votes: 62,552 | Gross: $47.14M

27. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 169,159 | Gross: $64.17M

28. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 61,111 | Gross: $57.11M

29. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

46 Metascore

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling

Votes: 53,750 | Gross: $50.75M

30. An American Girl on the Home Front (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family, War

Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen

Votes: 774

31. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

64 Metascore

A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Votes: 854,971 | Gross: $293.51M

32. All That (1994–2016)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

A zany sketch comedy featuring many wacky characters hosted for kids and by kids.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson, Soup

Votes: 6,310

33. Lord of the Flies (1990)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale

Votes: 26,197 | Gross: $13.99M

34. Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Chronicles the life of Dorothy Day who dedicated herself in service to her socialist beliefs and her adopted faith of Catholicism. The movement she created continues to thrive to this day, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Moira Kelly, Martin Sheen, Lenny von Dohlen, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 388 | Gross: $0.71M



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