Top 23 underrated family movies from year 2008

01.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
91 min | 2008 |
3.9 (24415 votes)
|
6.47 (113 reviews)

While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.

02.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
112 min | 2008 |
4.9 (62659 votes)
|
6.82 (186 reviews)

As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

03.
Meet Dave
90 min | 2008 |
5.0 (41093 votes)
|
6.37 (119 reviews)

A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

04.
Bolt
96 min | 2008 |
6.8 (209145 votes)
|
8.05 (218 reviews)

The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

05.
The Secret of Moonacre
103 min | 2008 |
6.0 (10271 votes)
|
7.07 (33 reviews)

Maria inherits a book of secrets from her dad. She moves to her uncle's Moonacre estate. A family curse was cast on the valley. Only Maria can break it using her book.

06.
CJ7
88 min | 2008 |
6.4 (15903 votes)
|
7.42 (73 reviews)

A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.

07.
Space Chimps
81 min | 2008 |
4.5 (11778 votes)
|
5.52 (45 reviews)

Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.

08.
Igor
87 min | 2008 |
5.9 (23486 votes)
|
6.92 (79 reviews)

Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

09.
Speed Racer
135 min | 2008 |
6.0 (73790 votes)
|
7.0 (443 reviews)

Young driver Speed Racer aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

10.
Ponyo
101 min | 2008 |
7.6 (142038 votes)
|
8.46 (212 reviews)

A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

11.
Kung Fu Panda
92 min | 2008 |
7.6 (462727 votes)
|
8.44 (456 reviews)

To everyone's surprise, including his own, Po, an overweight, clumsy panda, is chosen as protector of the Valley of Peace. His suitability will soon be tested as the valley's arch-enemy is on his way.

12.
Nim's Island
96 min | 2008 |
6.0 (35382 votes)
|
6.8 (112 reviews)

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

13.
Dragon Hunters
80 min | 2008 |
6.6 (12757 votes)
|
7.33 (38 reviews)

A fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters!

14.
Horton Hears a Who!
86 min | 2008 |
6.8 (139941 votes)
|
7.47 (168 reviews)

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

15.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
89 min | 2008 |
6.6 (225551 votes)
|
7.04 (160 reviews)

The Madagascar animals fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African nature reserve, where they meet others of their own kind, and Alex especially discovers his royal heritage as prince of a lion pride.

16.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
98 min | 2008 |
5.9 (65897 votes)
|
6.31 (281 reviews)

After the Republic's victory on Christophsis, Anakin and his new apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, must rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt. Political intrigue complicates their mission.

17.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
96 min | 2008 |
6.5 (95644 votes)
|
6.83 (153 reviews)

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

18.
WALL·E
98 min | 2008 |
8.4 (1097807 votes)
|
8.63 (1332 reviews)

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

19.
Inkheart
106 min | 2008 |
6.1 (77867 votes)
|
6.32 (123 reviews)

A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

20.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
93 min | 2008 |
5.8 (122473 votes)
|
5.79 (231 reviews)

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

21.
Bedtime Stories
99 min | 2008 |
6.0 (95042 votes)
|
5.97 (135 reviews)

A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

22.
The Tale of Despereaux
93 min | 2008 |
6.1 (38187 votes)
|
5.98 (108 reviews)

An unusually brave mouse helps to restore happiness to a forlorn kingdom after making friends with a gentleman rat.

23.
Disaster Movie
87 min | 2008 |
1.9 (91388 votes)
|
1.74 (450 reviews)

Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.

Top 5 overrated family movies from year 2008

01.
Marley & Me
115 min | 2008 |
7.0 (158003 votes)
|
6.45 (338 reviews)

A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

02.
Asterix at the Olympic Games
116 min | 2008 |
5.1 (29975 votes)
|
4.55 (37 reviews)

Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.

03.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
150 min | 2008 |
6.5 (209366 votes)
|
6.07 (451 reviews)

The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.

04.
Untraceable
101 min | 2008 |
6.2 (50590 votes)
|
5.79 (265 reviews)

FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

05.
City of Ember
90 min | 2008 |
6.4 (66004 votes)
|
6.0 (120 reviews)

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.