There were hundreds of movies released every year. Every movie has its own genre including comedy, action, horror, suspense, thriller, romantic, film noir, fantasy, sports, supernatural, drama and soon. Well, there can never be a final list for something like this, but I can say with some confidence these are some movies which you should not miss it. It was very hard to pick 12 out of countless movies. So after devoting a lot of time on it, Movienasha compiled a list of top 12 thriller family movies which you must watch along with your family and spent some quality time with your family which watching these movies.
The movies which are mentioned below are totally according to my point of view so no offense, please and personally watched by me. I hope this will entice you to watch some. Please leave comment or feedback if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments or feedback are most welcome!
Top 12 Thriller Family Movies You Must See
1. Harry Potter Series (2001-2011)
Now coming to series, Harry Potter Series is one of the most loveable series of all time. Harry Potter series included seven fantasy novels written by J.K. Rowling. The series was the story of a young wizard Harry Potter who tries to stop dark wizard Lord Voldemort with the help of his friends. The first part of the series “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published on June 30,1997 and the novel became really popular and became one of the best-selling literature. Later in other parts of the novel were also published and if anything they just keep on setting records. Till date the series have become best-selling series in history, selling more than 450 million copies worldwide. That’s really something and this made the series be part of the list of books turned into movies. The Harry Potter series remains in the top 10 list of highest grossing movies 2011 and highest grossing movies of all time.
The movie was completed in 8 parts. The first part ” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released in the year 2001. The seventh part of the novel “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was split into two different parts being released in the years 2010 and 2011. Anyway, the Harry Potter really did a great job, J.K. Rowling takes a bow for your work. This series is one of the best series which you can watch with your family also. There is no adult content in the movie. This movie has everything which you want including action, adventure, fantasy, romance, mystery, thriller and family type of movie.
2. Now You See Me (2013)
Now You See Me is one of my favorite movie which comes in the category of thriller movies. You can watch this movie with your family members also. It is an entertaining and thriller type of movies. The movie was released on May 31, 2013, starring Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent, Dave Franco and many others. In this movie, a criminal gang expert in magic stole money from banks. They are the best magicians in the world. They always steal money from corrupt men. Finally, they make rain in front of thousands of people.
At first, I thought the movie was dull and boring but when I saw it, I thought it was very exciting, entertaining and incredibly amazing. I think it’s one of the best funny+mystery+family thriller movies. I really enjoyed it!! I hope you too!!
3. The Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the Ring is an epic high fantasy adventure family thriller type of movie which was directed by Peter Jackson. The movie was released on 20 December 2001 starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Billy Royd and many others. The Lord of the Rings films are masterpieces and it all starts with “The Fellowship of the Ring”. A more than excellent first chapter into the middle earth saga; with pitch-perfect casting, great storytelling, ground breaking effects, and wonderful emotion/ Peter Jackson kick starts his first middle earth trilogy in grand fashion.
The first thing I have to say coming off “The Hobbit” trilogy the filmmakers do an excellent job of linking together these two trilogies. There are so many little callbacks to “The Hobbit” in “Fellowship” that I didn’t really take notice of the first time around, that “The Hobbit” trilogy helps brings more attention too. It was a lot of fun trying to find those little tie-ins that Jackson helped lay the ground work for.
4. The Karate Kid (2010)
The Karate Kid is a family drama action thriller movie directed by Harald Zwart. The movie was released on June 11, 2010, starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith in a lead role. This movie is very much a family film which manages to be mature while bringing plenty of fun and entertainment into the mix. Jackie Chan’s subtle approach steals the show and Jaden Smith proves to be a worthy student, the dynamic between the pair being very reminiscent of the one between the two leads of the original movie.
This remake was much better than the original. Jaden Smith, the son of Will Smith, was fabulous in The Karate Kid. I think he has a great career ahead of him. Jackie Chan showed a new side with his serious portrayal of a serious character. I gave this The Karate Kid many thumbs up. It was clean and a great family movie.
5. Hugo (2011)
Hugo is one of the best thriller family movies which was directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie was released on November 23, 2011, starring Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone and many others. The movie is based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. The screenplay of the movie was awesome. The performers of this movie are quite talented. So they were able to act in the movie very spontaneously.
The hero character of the movie “Hugo Cabret” was played very flexibly by a newcomer Asa Butterfield. He acted just like an experienced actor. His supporting character “Isabelle” played by Chloe Grace Moretz was simply negotiable.” The Inspector” character which was played by Sacha Baron Cohen. His acting added a new sphere in the movie. And Ben Kingsley who played as “George Melies gave the heart in the movie. The movie maintains its sequence serially.
In this movie, we see Hugo’s willing and his hard work. He had many obstacles but he didn’t give up. He struggled much and at last reached his goal. From this, anyone can learn how to cross all obstacles and reach the goal perfectly. I have chosen this movie because there is something to learn from this movie.
6. The Jungle Book (2016)
The Jungle Book is a fantasy adventure family type of movie which was directed by Jon Favreau. The movie was released on April 15, 2016, starring Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson and many others. I fell in love with how this newest Jungle Book was shot, there’d be gorgeous sweeping scenes of amazing CGI, landscape and animals, broken up by the totally menacing Shere Khan or even by the incredible “Red Flower”; it’s a truly beautiful film.
It’s a fantasy story, but everything looks real. The trees, rivers, mountains. The birds, reptiles, mammals. The fights, chases, stampedes. An opening scene with Mowgli running through the jungle seemingly being chased by a monster is electric. It doesn’t matter how old you are or if you have kids, or how many repetitions of The Jungle Book you’ve seen to date – get out to the cinemas and be amazed by this Disney marvel.
7. National Treasure Series (2004-2007)
National Treasure is one of my favorite thriller family movies I have ever seen. The movie was directed by Jon Turteltaub and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie features Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean and many others. The plot surrounds a secret treasure that has been hidden for hundreds of years, with clues to its location scattered throughout the United States on historical artifacts, put there by the Founding Fathers (among others).
It’s up to Benjamin Franklin Gates (Cage) and his team of historians to track it down before Cage’s evil ex-partner Ian Howe (Bean) gets to it. What I like about this movie is that it is a unique combination of elements. It’s a historical action thriller movie with aspects of Indiana Jones, and Ocean’s Eleven. The movie was goofy, fun and safe enough to please the entire family.
8. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a sci-fi action thriller family movie directed by Eric Brevig. The movie was released on June 11, 2008, starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem and Seth Meyers in a lead role. A scientist named Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) attempts to follow up on his deceased brother’s research. While watching his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson), they discover new information that leads them to Iceland. With the help of a local mountain guide named Hannah (Anita Briem), they discover a passage that leads them to a perilous hidden world at the center of the Earth.
9. Superman Returns (2006)
Superman Returns is a superhero movie directed by Bryan Singer. The movie was released on June 28, 2006 starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Frank Langell and many others. After five years away, exploring the location of his destroyed planet, Superman (Brandon Routh) returns to Earth to resume his role as the protector of Metropolis.
However, many things have changed, including Lois Lane, who now has a fiance named Richard (James Marsden) and a child, as well as Lex Luthor’s (Kevin Spacey) release from prison. Lex Luthor has spent the last few years rebuilding his wealth and plotting Superman’s ultimate demise. The story was phenomenal, the effects was gorgeous, the dialogue was crispy. I loved every minute of it. Bryan Singer has taken great pains to make this movie “fit” into the universe.
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an action thriller movie directed by Jonathan Liebesman which was released on August 8, 2014. With the help of plucky journalist April O’Neil (Megan Fox), four mutated Ninja Turtles, Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) and Donatello (Jeremy Howard) must unite and take on The Shredder (Tohoru Masamune), leader of the evil Foot Clan organisation before he can unleash a deadly toxin on New York.
You’ve most certainly seen this story before, and better. It’s clichéd, predictable stuff, though that’s perhaps to be expected for a franchise that’s undergone so many iterations. hat being said, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves are on solid form and as you’ll likely remember them. They’re brash, excitable, and they kick ass. Purely for a nostalgia trip their chemistry and journey is fun enough, even if their origins have been altered. As for the design of the heroes in a half shell, they’re actually pretty decent in CGI form, if a touch over-stylised. They have weight, feel physical, and look good in the action sequences. Do watch this movie if you are a Ninja Turtles’ fans.
11. 2012 (2009)
2012 is a disaster thriller movie which you can see with your family. The movie was directed by Roland Emmerich and released on November 13, 2009. The movie features John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton and many others. The plot follows novelist Jackson Curtis as he attempts to bring his family to safety amid a geological and meteorological disaster. The film refers to Mayanism and the 2012 phenomenon in its portrayal of cataclysmic events.
12. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Kung Fu Panda 3 is the animated action comedy movie directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. The movie was released on January 29, 2016, starring Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and many other talented actors. Since its release in 2008, Kung Fu Panda has been a hit for young and old audiences. Fans of the franchise might be wondering if the third movie can possibly match the quality of the first two films, as many animated film trilogies have fallen flat over time with a few exceptions. Happily, Kung Fu Panda 3 has managed to meet and even exceed these expectations. Kung Fu Panda 3 is just as good if not more so than the first two movies in the trilogy. It’s packed with action, a little sentimentality and an all-star voice cast. Fans of the franchise shouldn’t be disappointed with this installment. Go and watch this movie and share your views with us.
Fans of the franchise might be wondering if the third movie can possibly match the quality of the first two films, as many animated film trilogies have fallen flat over time with a few exceptions. Happily, Kung Fu Panda 3 has managed to meet and even exceed these expectations. Kung Fu Panda 3 is just as good if not more so than the first two movies in the trilogy. It’s packed with action, a little sentimentality and an all-star voice cast. Fans of the franchise shouldn’t be disappointed with this installment. Go and watch this movie and share your views with us.
Happily, Kung Fu Panda 3 has managed to meet and even exceed these expectations. Kung Fu Panda 3 is just as good if not more so than the first two movies in the trilogy. It’s packed with action, a little sentimentality and an all-star voice cast. Fans of the franchise shouldn’t be disappointed with this installment. Go and watch this movie and share your views with us.
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