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.


Paddington 2 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 110.293%
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.
Synopsis: PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member... [More]
Directed By: Paul King (VII)

Adjusted Score: 83.676%
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.
Synopsis: In the heatwarming live action adventure "Disney's Christopher Robin," the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred... [More]
Directed By: Marc Forster

Adjusted Score: 74.095%
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.
Synopsis: In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy... [More]
Directed By: Eli Roth


Peter Rabbit (2018)

Adjusted Score: 68.73%
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.
Synopsis: Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of... [More]
Directed By: Will Gluck

Adjusted Score: 55.84%
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.
Synopsis: Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling's beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts... [More]
Directed By: Andy Serkis

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