Top 10 Family Comedies

One of these Family Comedies was the 3rd biggest grossing movie of all time when it was released  behind only ‘Star Wars’ and ‘ET’ – which is it? – find out in our ‘Top 10 Family Comedies’.

It is often said that we are living through a golden period for animation in the 21st century and animated movies definitely feature heavily on our ‘Top 10 Family Comedies’ list. ‘Frozen’ in particular seems to have swept the boards. It has become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, $1.3 billion and counting, is beloved by small girls everywhere and has spawned a merchandising tsunami on top of that.

Top billing on this list, ‘Home Alone’ was a 1990’s phenomenon too. Released at Christmas 1990 it was a box office No 1 for 12 weeks and finally drop out of the top 10 until he summer of 1991. In fact, so popular was it, that the film’s success prompted the creation of a Hollywood verb: “to be ‘Home Aloned'”, meaning to have a film’s box office reduced by the impact of ‘Home Alone’.

 

10. Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A highlight of this film is that apart from all the Muppets favorites, Michael Caine joins the gang to play Ebenezer Scrooge.

 

9. Arthur Christmas (2011)

Santa Claus’s son Arthur goes on a mission to save the Christmas of one little girl who’s present hasn’t arrived in this heart-warming take that won over critics and the box office.

 

8. Big Hero 6 (2014)

Apart from winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature this Disney’s very first superhero film.

 

7. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

The second instalment of the franchise centres on the half-human/half-vampire boy Dennis and his grandfather’s quest to make him a full vampire.

 

6. Minions (2015)

A spin-off from the hugely popular ‘Despicable Me’ franchise, this movie outdid them all at the box office, grossing $1.1 billion worldwide.

 

5. Frozen (2013)

A massive critical and audience success, many consider this to be Disney’s finest film of the 21st century.

 

4. Inside Out (2015)

The movie’s writer and director, Peter Docter, based it on his own observations of his daughter growing up, but the movie’s psychological themes are backed by science and had the input of psychologists to help make sure they conformed to reality.

 

3. The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Although it didn’t set the box-office alight, this movie about a world where Dinosaur’s never went extinct was praised for being aimed squarely at its intended audience of small children.

 

2. Elf (2003)

Will Ferrel’s performance as a human brought up as one of Santa’s Elves on the hunt for his real Dad was a 2003 box office hit and even spawned its own musical.

 

1. Home Alone (1990)

Apart from spawning four sequels, ‘Home alone’ is the biggest grossing action comedy movie of all time and the third highest grossing movie fo all time, behind only ‘Star Wars’ and ‘ET’.

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