Top Family Movies for the 2015 Holiday Season
The Peanuts Movie
Release Date: November 6
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and all your favorite "Peanuts" characters come to life in their big-screen debut — in state-of-the-art 3D animation from the creators of the Ice Age movies. Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his foe, The Red Baron, while Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest.
Love the Coopers
Release Date: November 13
Four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, and matriarch Charlotte (played by Diane Keaton) wants everything to be perfect. But a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turns the night upside down. The star-studded cast includes John Goodman, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Marisa Tomei, and Amanda Seyfried.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Release Date: November 20
In the final installment of The Hunger Games film series, Katniss and her closest friends, Peeta, Gale, and Finnick, rally behind war-torn Panem to take on President Snow. They face mortal traps, dangerous enemies, and moral choices that will affect millions.
The Good Dinosaur
Release Date: November 25
What if dinosaurs never became extinct? This Disney/Pixar film by the creators of Inside Out imagines the answer to that age-old question. Arlo, a big-hearted Apatosaurus, sets out on a remarkable journey and makes an unlikely friend — a human boy — along the way.
In The Heart of the Sea
Release Date: December 11
This action-adventure film directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth is based on the actual events of 1820 that inspired the story of Moby-Dick. The crew aboard the New England whaling ship the Essex battle for survival after a harrowing attack by a mammoth sperm whale with an almost human sense of vengeance.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Release Date: December 18
Dave would never dump his pals Alvin, Simon, and Theodore... would he? Through a series of misunderstandings, that's what the chipmunks fear when Dave gets serious with his girlfriend in Miami. They hit the road in a race to stop the proposal, doing all that they can to keep Dave to themselves so they don't gain a terrible stepbrother.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Release Date: December 18
The wait is over for Star Wars fans who are eager to see the seventh installment of the epic space drama. Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, the story continues with veteran characters and actors — including Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) — as well as newcomers, such as dark warrior Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and pirate Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong'o).
Release Date: December 25
It's Dad vs. Step-Dad in this raucous showdown between a "cool" biological father, Rusty (Mark Walhberg), and mild-mannered, businessman step-dad, Brad (Will Ferrell). Free-spirited, free-wheeling Rusty returns out of the blue and competes for the affections of his kids.