Movie Recommendations: Family

Aladdin

Aladdin

The story of a diamond in the rough, who is granted three wishes by a genie. Released in 1992.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Brandon, Chelsea, Morgan, Meaghan, Nicole, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Aristocats, The

Aristocats, The

After a butler of an aristocratic household gets word that the lady is going to leave all of her money to the cats, he comes up with an elaborate plan to get rid of them by leaving them in the French countryside. Assisted by an alley cat, they have to make their way back to Paris. Originally released in 1970 by Disney.

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This movie is recommended by Holly and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Bonster, Hoppy, Meaghan, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Charlie Bucket is a young boy who comes from a poor but loving family and would love nothing more than to find a golden ticket to enter the amazing chocolate factory run by inventor and owner Willy Wonka. As luck would have it, Charlie finds the last golden ticket and goes on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with his grandpa Joe. Among the other four winners are Veruca Salt, a spoiled rich girl; Augustus Gloop, a gluttonous kid who stuffs his face with sweets; Violet Beuragarde, a champion trophy gum chewer; and Mike Teavee, a kid who spends more time watching TV and playing video games than anything else. Most fascinating is the mysterious Willy Wonka who in turn had a troubled childhood and has a special grand prize at the end for one of the kids. Also along the tour are Wonka's staff the singing, working Oommpa Loompas. Starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Deep Roy, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Holly, Bonster, Nicole, Brandon, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe

Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe

Disney's adaptation of the classic book by C.S. Lewis, it follows the Pevensies (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) as they are sent to a house in the country to wait out the bombings that are occurring in London during World War II. When young Lucy discovers an upstairs wardrobe, the Pevensies find themselves swept up into an epic adventure, full of magic, battles, heartbreaks, and joys.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Meaghan, Nicole, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Cinderella

Cinderella

A love story with birds, fairy godmothers, pumpkin carriages and glass slippers.

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This movie is recommended by Nicole, Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride

Two aristocratic families pair off their less-than-satisfied children, believing they will all be escalated into high society. Yet when clumsy Victor Van Dort rehearses his vows in the woods, he accidentally marries the Corpse Bride, throwing a great wrench in everyone's plans.

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This movie is recommended by Kathi.
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Elf

Elf

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, the elf.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Chelsea, Holly, and Bonsters.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Fred Claus

Fred Claus

When Fred Claus needs money to start a gambling business, he turns to his long-hated brother, Santa Claus for help. However during his time spent at the North Pole he learns what family really means.

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This movie is recommended by Holly and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Gold Rush, The

Gold Rush, The

This 1925 outing finds Charlie Chaplin's Tramp character traveling to Alaska in search for gold. While there, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia and runs into some trouble with some burly types.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hairspray

Hairspray

Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to dance on the Corny Collins Show, where the object of her affection Link Larkin also dances. Tracy gets her chance to shine and brings with her a new way of doing things in the ever changing 1960s.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Nicole, Holly, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

When money is missing from his family's building and loan George Bailey finds himself wishing he was never born. As he is about to take his own life he meets an angel named Clarence who takes him on a journey to show him what the world would be like if he'd never touched the lives of those he loves.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Holly, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Jungle Book, The

Jungle Book, The

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

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This movie is recommended by Julie and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Land Before Time, The

Land Before Time, The

A Don Bluth film, The Land Before Time is set when dinosaurs roam the earth, but the times are changing. After being sundered from his family, Littlefoot makes his way with his mother's words and the new companions he picks up along the way: Ducky, Petrie, Spike, and Sarah. There are dangers and pitfalls along the way, including the menacing Sharp Tooth, but Littlefoot and his friends are determined to reach the mythical place of cool water and plentiful tree stars, a place of hope and peace, The Great Valley.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Based on the first three books in the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series, the film adaptation stars Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, the guardian and tormentor of the tragic, but brilliant, Baudelaire Orphans.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Anna, Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Lion King, The

Lion King, The

It's the circle... the circle of life!

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, Hoppy, Morgan, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Little Mermaid, The

Little Mermaid, The

A mermaid princess makes a faustian bargain with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human prince on land.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Julie, Bonster, Morgan, Hoppy, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Jane and Michael have never been able to keep their nanny for very long - that is, until Mary Poppins arrived! Follow the children on their magical and fantastical journeys with their new nanny and her old friend Bert. Released in 1964, this film stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Meaghan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Idealistic Jefferson Smith is appointed to the U.S. senate and finds that Washington D.C. is very corrupt. Instead of going home, faces his oppontents and stands up for what he believes in.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Ben Gates must clear the name of his great grandfather Thomas Gates, who has been accused of taking part in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. With the help of Riley Poole, Abigail Chase and Ben's parents they go around the globe to find a mysterious lost city.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Nightmare Before Christmas, The

Nightmare Before Christmas, The

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him kidnap Santa and put on a more frightening Christmas.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Julie, Chelsea, Holly, Kathi, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and the crew of the Black Pearl are joined by the resurrected Captain Hector Barbossa. They travel to the ends of the eart and beyond in order to save Jack Sparrow and keep Lord Cutler Beckett from destroying the era of the pirates.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Secret of NIMH, The

Secret of NIMH, The

Based on the book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, The Secret of NIMH follows Mrs. Brisby as she tries to care for her ailing son and get her family's home safely away from the farmer's plow. With help from Mr. Ages, Jeremy the crow, and advice from The Great Owl, she enters the rosebush, which is the rats' domain. They have secrets, knowledge, and technology that can help her... or, if some have their way, hinder her.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Disney's first feature length animated film made in 1937.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Up

Up

Carl Fredricksen has lived his life in one house with his wife Ellie, until her passing. Now living alone, he faces the prospect of living life in a retirement facility. Carl decides to take matters into his own hands and live out the adventures he and Ellie always planned on, taking a little boy named Russell along with him.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Wall E

Wall E

Wall E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class) has been on Earth cleaning up garbage for 700 years and has managed to develop a personality. When Eve lands on Earth in an attempt to find out if it is inhabitable, Wall E seeks to befriend her and put an end to his lonely existence.

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This movie is recommended by Julie, Morgan, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

When Charlie Bucket, a young boy froma poor family, finds the last Golden Ticket, winning him a trip to the Wonka Chocolate Factory, it is everything he ever dreamed of and more. Released in 1971 and starring Gene Wilder.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Julie, Morgan, Anna, Bonster, Brandon, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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