Best Family Films of 2017
This year has seen a lot of high-quality family films released that are worth checking out. Movie night provides a fun activity for the family to do together and there many wonderful options out now. If you can’t make it to the theater many of these movies are already available On Demand or on DVD, if they haven’t been released in your preferred format yet, they will be soon! These top films have something for everyone and even the parents will find them enjoyable!
Beauty and the Beast - this live-action Disney favorite is sure to be a hit with the entire family. The songs are catchy and the plot is one that is tried and true. Belle, played by Emma Watson is taken prisoner by the Beast and kept in his castle. Belle soon befriends the magical servants of the castle and learns to see past the Beast’s unattractiveness. This version of the classic stands up well to the comparison and is perfect for children of all ages.
The Boss Baby - this imaginative 7-year old narrates his life as a new baby joins the family. The sibling rivalry between Tim and this new addition is anything but typical. The Boss Baby arrives via taxi wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase and is a thorn in Tim’s side but not for the usual reasons. The rivalry takes an odd turn when Tim discovers that the baby is actually a spy! Frivolity ensues and there are many laughs to be had.
Cars 3 - the gang is all back for more racing antics and they find themselves facing some tough competition. Lightning McQueen can no longer compete with the super-fast new models and finds himself on the outside of the racing world that he loves so dearly. His new technician Cruz Ramirez joins his team as he tries to fight his way back to the top by winning one of the sport’s most important races, the Piston Cup.
The LEGO Batman Movie - this animated comedy follows Batman as he tries to save Gotham from the Joker’s evil plots. Robin is also on board but the two of them alone may not be enough to save the city. This is a great story about team work and working together when you are not able to succeed on your one.
Tangled: Before Ever After - Rapunzel finds that the magical rocks regrow her long, golden locks, and it is time for her to embrace them. She and her true love Eugene have a lot of time to make up now that she is out of her tower. This movie is lighthearted and entertaining.
With all of the great new films released this year, there is definitely a new family favorite just waiting for you to discover. Check out these titles the next time you are looking for a night out at the movies. Enjoy a night at the movies with one or more of these best family films of 2017!