Best-Reviewed Kids & Family Movies 2018
It can be years between releases for stone-cold family classics, but when they do show up, it’s worth the wait. Case in point: Paddington 2, whose ebullient, infectious charm has given the fuzzies to kids and adults alike. Not to be outdone, the other famous talking bear, Winnie the Pooh, got by in a relatively succesful biopic for his handler Christopher Robin.
The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.
Adjusted Score: 114250%
Critics Consensus: Paddington 2 honors its star's rich legacy with a sweet-natured sequel whose adorable visuals are matched by a story perfectly balanced between heartwarming family fare and purely enjoyable all-ages adventure.
Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89006%
Critics Consensus: Christopher Robin may not equal A.A. Milne's stories -- or their animated Disney adaptations -- but it should prove sweet enough for audiences seeking a little childhood magic.
Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77366%
Critics Consensus: An entertaining PG detour for gore maestro Eli Roth, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a family-friendly blend of humor and horror with an infectious sense of fun.
Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71685%
Critics Consensus: Peter Rabbit updates Beatrix Potter's classic characters with colorfully agreeable results that should entertain younger viewers while admittedly risking the wrath of purists.
Peter Rabbit and his three sisters -- Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail -- enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor's vegetable... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57956%
Critics Consensus: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle brings impressive special effects to bear on the darker side of its classic source material, but loses track of the story's heart along the way.
Human child Mowgli is raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh... [More]