Top Family Dramas movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent August Rush on DVD August Rush
Synopsis
After cellist Lyla (Keri Russell) and guitarist Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) share an enchanted night together, circumstances rip them apart, and the child (Freddie Highmore) produced by the union is raised by an opportunistic stranger (Robin Williams) who nurtures the boy's musical talent. Determined to find his parents, the boy -- known as August Rush -- relies on music to draw his mother and father to him. Terrence Howard co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Jamia Simone Nash, William Sadler, Alex O'Loughlin, Leon G. Thomas
Director
Director
Kirsten Sheridan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Secondhand Lions on DVD Secondhand Lions
Synopsis
In 1960s Texas, timid teen Walter is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles on their farm, where, over time, he learns surprising tidbits about their mysterious and dangerous pasts.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Nicky Katt, Jennifer Stone, Josh Lucas, Deirdre O'Connell
Director
Director
Tim McCanlies
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Women on DVD The Women
Synopsis
Shocked by the discovery that their friend's husband is having an affair with a beautiful young shop girl, a tight-knit circle of New York City socialites comes up with a devious plan to help their chum win back her man.
Cast
Cast
Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bette Midler, Candice Bergen, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, Debi Mazar
Director
Director
Diane English
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas
Rent Dreamer on DVD Dreamer
Synopsis
Down-and-out horse trainer Ben Crane rescues a once-great racehorse that's been severely injured. Buoyed by the unwavering faith of his daughter, he sets out to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Cast
Cast
Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Elisabeth Shue, Kris Kristofferson, Freddy Rodriguez, Luis Guzmán, Oded Fehr, David Morse, Ken Howard, Frank Hoyt Taylor
Director
Director
John Gatins
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Karate Kid on DVD The Karate Kid
Synopsis
After moving to Beijing with his mother, Dre falls prey to a bully, so he takes lessons from martial arts master Mr. Han in this remake of the 1984 classic. While Mr. Han teaches Dre to defend himself, he also imparts some important life lessons.
Cast
Cast
Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han, Rongguang Yu, Zhensu Wu, Zhiheng Wang, Zhenwei Wang, Shijia Lü, Yi Zhao
Director
Director
Harald Zwart
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Teen Dramas, Blockbusters, Ages 11-12
Rent Hugo on DVD Hugo
Synopsis
When his father dies, 12-year-old orphan Hugo takes up residence behind the walls of a Parisian train station. There, he meets Isabelle, the daughter of filmmaker Georges Méliès, who holds the key to Hugo's destiny.
Cast
Cast
Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Book Characters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Bridge to Terabithia on DVD Bridge to Terabithia
Synopsis
New classmate Leslie unlocks a wondrous world for fifth-grader Jesse in this magical adventure. Rivals at first, the two outcasts soon become friends and create the make-believe kingdom of Terabithia, where they plot vengeance against school bullies.
Cast
Cast
Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, Kate Butler, Devon Wood, Emma Fenton, Grace Brannigan, Latham Gaines
Director
Director
Gabor Csupo
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Akeelah and the Bee on DVD Akeelah and the Bee
Synopsis
Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson is determined to spell her way out of South Los Angeles and make it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. With a tutor behind her, Akeelah may even show her pessimistic mother she has what it takes to win.
Cast
Cast
Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael Afable, Sahara Garey, Lee Thompson Young, Julito McCullum
Director
Director
Doug Atchison
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Eight Below on DVD Eight Below
Synopsis
When an accident forces a trio of Antarctic scientists to leave behind their team of steadfast sled dogs, the animals must survive a cruel and punishing winter on their own without human contact.
Cast
Cast
Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, Wendy Crewson, Gerard Plunkett, August Schellenberg, Jason Biggs, Belinda Metz, Connor Christopher Levins, Duncan Fraser
Director
Director
Frank Marshall
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Family Dramas, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Hachi: A Dog's Tale on DVD Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Synopsis
When his master dies, a loyal pooch named Hachiko keeps a regular vigil -- for more than a decade -- at the train station where he once greeted his owner every day in this touching drama based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer, Jason Alexander, Erick Avari, Davenia McFadden, Robbie Sublett, Kevin DeCoste, Bates Wilder
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Tearjerkers, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Dolphin Tale on DVD Dolphin Tale
Synopsis
A badly maimed juvenile dolphin is given a new tail, and a new life, through the efforts of the humans who save it in this true-life adventure saga. After losing its tail to a crab trap, the dolphin is doomed until a young boy spots its plight.
Cast
Cast
Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Morgan Freeman, Austin Stowell, Austin Highsmith, Kurt Yaeger, Ray McKinnon, Frances Sternhagen, Rus Blackwell, Marc Macaulay, Richard Libertini
Director
Director
Charles Martin Smith
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Greatest Game Ever Played on DVD The Greatest Game Ever Played
Synopsis
With a pint-sized caddie at his side, amateur golfer Francis Ouimet shocked the world at the 1913 U.S. Open when he outplayed defending British champ Harry Vardon in what was dubbed "The Greatest Game Ever Played."
Cast
Cast
Tyler Brody Stein, Shia LaBeouf, Elias Koteas, Josh Flitter, Max Kasch, Stephen Dillane, Peter Firth, Peyton List, Jackie Burroughs, Luke Askew, Len Cariou
Director
Director
Bill Paxton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Golf, Disney
Rent Charlotte's Web on DVD Charlotte's Web
Synopsis
Hollywood A-listers give voice to E.B. White's beloved barnyard characters in this retelling of the classic children's tale. When Wilbur the pig discovers he's destined for the dinner table, kindly spider Charlotte hatches a plan to keep him around.
Cast
Cast
Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Cedric the Entertainer, Kathy Bates, Reba McEntire, Robert Redford, Thomas Haden Church, André Benjamin, Dominic Scott Kay, Sam Shepard
Director
Director
Gary Winick
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Animal Tales, Family Animation, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent Because of Winn-Dixie on DVD Because of Winn-Dixie
Synopsis
An inseparable bond develops between a lonely 10-year-old girl (AnnaSophia Robb) and an orphaned dog, Winn-Dixie (named for the supermarket where she found him), who helps her make friends in a small Florida town. The pup not only unites the townspeople; it also helps the girl heal her own troubled relationship with her father (Jeff Daniels). Eva Marie Saint and Cicely Tyson co-star in this family friendly drama based on Kate DiCamillo's book.
Cast
Cast
AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint, Courtney Jines, Nick Price, Luke Benward, Elle Fanning, Marca Price, Lenore Banks, B.J. Hopper
Director
Director
Wayne Wang
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Flicka on DVD Flicka
Synopsis
After adopting a wild mustang and promptly dubbing it Flicka, 16-year-old Katie (Alison Lohman) watches in horror as her father (country music star Tim McGraw) callously sells her companion. Determined to regain Flicka's freedom, Katie hatches a secret plan to enter a treacherous wild horse race. Maria Bello plays Katie's mother in director Michael Mayer's remake of the classic family film, based on a book by Mary O'Hara.
Cast
Cast
Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Alison Lohman, Ryan Kwanten, Danny Pino, Dallas Roberts, Kaylee DeFer, Jeffrey Nordling
Director
Director
Michael Lewis
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Book Characters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent August: Osage County on DVD August: Osage County
Synopsis
When their father disappears, three strong-willed women return to their childhood home and to their equally strong-willed mother. As they search for their patriarch, the dysfunctional family members wind up facing difficult truths about themselves.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham
Director
Director
John Wells
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas
Rent Children of Heaven on DVD Children of Heaven
Synopsis
A young boy accidentally loses his sister's shoes and must share his own sneakers with her in a sort of relay while each attends school at different times during the day. The boy eventually enters a foot race in hopes of winning a new pair of shoes.
Cast
Cast
Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi, Fereshte Sarabandi, Kamal Mirkarimi, Behzad Rafi, Dariush Mokhtari, Mohammad-Hasan Hosseinian, Masume Dair
Director
Director
Majid Majidi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Iran, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Guilt Trip on DVD The Guilt Trip
Synopsis
After Andy Brewster invents a fabulous new organic cleaner, he goes on a cross-country road trip to promote it. His mother, Joyce, comes along for the ride but soon discovers that her son has an ulterior motive: fixing her up with a long-lost flame.
Cast
Cast
Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Adam Scott, Colin Hanks, Kathy Najimy, Nora Dunn, Ari Graynor, Casey Wilson
Director
Director
Anne Fletcher
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas
Rent Millions on DVD Millions
Synopsis
Damian (Alex Etel) and his brother, Anthony (Lewis McGibbon), find a satchel filled with British pounds, but with the country just days away from switching to the Euro, they must quickly find a way to spend and share their newfound wealth. So what happens when two young boys stumble upon a cache of cash? While Damian wants to give to the poor, Anthony aims to live it up. Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directs.
Cast
Cast
Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Christopher Fulford, Pearce Quigley, Jane Hogarth, Alun Armstrong, Enzo Cilenti
Director
Director
Danny Boyle
Genres
Genres
Drama, Adventures, Family Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, United Kingdom
Rent The Odd Life of Timothy Green on DVD The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Synopsis
When Cindy and Jim Green are told they can't have a baby, they bury a box filled with wishes for their dream child. That night, a mysterious young boy appears who brings magic to their lives -- and to the entire town of Stanleyville.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rosemarie DeWitt, David Morse, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dianne Wiest, Ron Livingston, Common
Director
Director
Peter Hedges
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney
Rent A Thousand Words on DVD A Thousand Words
Synopsis
When he learns that his karma will permit him to speak just a thousand more words before he dies, fast-talking agent Jack must make every syllable count to make peace with his wife and his celebrity author client. But can he truly change his ways?
Cast
Cast
Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Cliff Curtis, Clark Duke, Ruby Dee, Allison Janney, Ariel Winter, Justina Machado, John Witherspoon, Jack McBrayer, Jordan-Claire Green
Director
Director
Brian Robbins
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas
Rent I Don't Know How She Does It on DVD I Don't Know How She Does It
Synopsis
In this affable yuppie comedy, Kate Reddy is a successful executive, wife and mom whose personal and professional lives hang in precarious balance. When Kate takes on a new job challenge, she and her brood have some serious prioritizing to do.
Cast
Cast
Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers, Olivia Munn, Jane Curtin
Director
Director
Douglas McGrath
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas
Rent People Like Us on DVD People Like Us
Synopsis
When Sam flies home for his estranged father's funeral, the reading of the will reveals a sister he never knew he had -- and an order that Sam must bring his alcoholic sibling and her young son their inheritance.
Cast
Cast
Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D'Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jon Favreau
Director
Director
Alex Kurtzman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas
Rent Kit Kittredge: An American Girl on DVD Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Synopsis
This Depression-era drama inspired by the American Girl franchise follows aspiring journalist Kit Kittredge, whose ingenuity and courage help save her family's house when their savings are stolen during a series of robberies.
Cast
Cast
Abigail Breslin, Julia Ormond, Chris O'Donnell, Jane Krakowski, Wallace Shawn, Max Thieriot, Willow Smith, Glenne Headly, Zach Mills, Kenneth Welsh, Madison Davenport, Joan Cusack, Stanley Tucci
Director
Director
Patricia Rozema
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent This Is Where I Leave You on DVD This Is Where I Leave You
Synopsis
In accordance with Jewish custom, four siblings gather to sit shivah after their father's death but are soon bickering and renewing old grudges. Brought together for the first time in years, the quarrelsome brood is in for a weeklong emotional duel.
Cast
Cast
Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Jane Fonda, Connie Britton, Adam Driver, Timothy Olyphant, Kathryn Hahn
Director
Director
Shawn Levy
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas
Rent Duma on DVD Duma
Synopsis
When young Xan (Alexander Michaeletos) befriends an orphaned cheetah named Duma, he commits a pure act of selfless love and traverses the southern region of Africa, just so he can help his pal return to his one true home -- the wild. Although he may never see Duma again, Xan discovers that love lingers in spite of distance in this heartwarming family drama, which explores the bonds of friendship between man and beast.
Cast
Cast
Hope Davis, Campbell Scott, Eamonn Walker, Alex Michaeletos
Director
Director
Carroll Ballard
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Animal Tales
Rent The Rookie on DVD The Rookie
Synopsis
In this inspiring true story, Jim Morris strikes an intriguing bargain with the Texas high school baseball team he coaches: If they make the playoffs, he'll try out for the big leagues.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Chad Lindberg, Angelo Spizzirri, Royce D. Applegate, Russell Richardson, Raynor Scheine, David Blackwell
Director
Director
John Lee Hancock
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories, Baseball, Blockbusters, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent High School Musical on DVD High School Musical
Synopsis
In this family-friendly phenomenon, basketball star Troy and brainy transfer student Gabriella defy their friends' expectations by choosing the school musical over their usual pursuits. Meanwhile, romance is in the air for the unlikely couple.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed, Chris Warren Jr., Olesya Rulin
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Family Dramas, Kids' Music, Teen Romance, Teen Comedies, Teen Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney Channel, Made-for-TV Movies, Disney
Rent Inside Out on DVD Inside Out
Synopsis
When her family relocates across the country, tween Riley Anderson struggles with the stress of her new situation and her animated emotions get carried away -- quite literally -- on a fantastic journey through her mind.
Cast
Cast
Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Kaitlyn Dias
Director
Director
Pete Docter
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Disney, Family Dramas, Family Comedies, Family Adventures, Blockbusters
Rent The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn on DVD The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
Synopsis
Small-town farmer Noah Dearborn (Sidney Poitier) lives an uncomplicated existence until shady developer Christian Nelson (George Newbern) tries to usurp his family's land. Nelson will do anything to take Noah's property, including hiring a shrink (Mary-Louise Parker) to have him declared insane. But Nelson doesn't anticipate Noah forming an unbreakable bond with the doctor, which proves stronger than anything the land baron can dish out.
Cast
Cast
Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest, Mary-Louise Parker, George Newbern, Roxzane T. Mims, Afemo Omilami, Bernie Casey, James Thomas Lee Knight, Christopher Ryan Dunn, Tommy Cresswell, Frances Bay, Marc Gowan, Charles Lawlor
Director
Director
Gregg Champion
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent Tuck Everlasting on DVD Tuck Everlasting
Synopsis
When a teenage girl named Winnie gets lost in the woods and meets Jesse Tuck near a magic spring, she befriends his family and learns why they need to keep their lives a secret from the rest of the world.
Cast
Cast
Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow, Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Victor Garber, Kosha Engler, Richard Pilcher
Director
Director
Jay Russell
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Teen Dramas, Teen Romance, Book Characters, Ages 11-12, Disney
Rent A Christmas Carol on DVD A Christmas Carol
Synopsis
Jim Carrey morphs his voice into that of miserable miser Ebenezer Scrooge in this computer-animated adaption of Charles Dickens's iconic holiday tale about the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
Cast
Cast
Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine, Daryl Sabara, Sage Ryan, Amber Gainey Meade, Ryan Ochoa, Bobbi Page, Ron Bottitta, Sammi Hanratty, Julian Holloway, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Bob Hoskins
Director
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Dramas, Disney, Blockbusters, Christmas, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10, Winter Holidays
Rent MirrorMask on DVD MirrorMask
Synopsis
Screenwriter Neil Gaiman's masterful allegorical drama, which melds live actors with animated characters, portrays the existence of a 15-year-old girl named Helena (Stephanie Leonidas) in a civilization ruled by light and darkness. When the Light Queen loses her equal hold on the kingdom, plunging it into gloomy shadows, Helena takes it upon herself to restore the universe back to its rightful balance. Dave McKean directs.
Cast
Cast
Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee, Dora Bryan, Stephen Fry, Andy Hamilton, Simon Harvey, Lenny Henry, Robert Llewellyn
Director
Director
Dave McKean
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Ages 11-12, United Kingdom
Rent Little Women on DVD Little Women
Synopsis
Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel comes to life in this sensitive, soulful adaptation. Four sisters and their mother battle life's vicissitudes in Civil War-era America after their father leaves to join the conflict.
Cast
Cast
Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Eric Stoltz, John Neville, Mary Wickes, Donal Logue
Director
Director
Gillian Armstrong
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Ages 11-12, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent My Dog Skip on DVD My Dog Skip
Synopsis
Lonely, 9-year-old Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) lives in the flea-bitten town of Yazoo, Miss. He stinks at sports and has no playmates. So, over the strenuous objections of his hardnosed father (Kevin Bacon), Willie's mother (Diane Lane) buys him a dog that he promptly dubs "Skip." Before you know it, Skip transforms Willie's life: He makes friends, plays sports and develops an unbreakable bond with the spunky terrier. Based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon, Bradley Coryell, Daylan Honeycutt, Cody Linley, Caitlin Wachs, Peter Crombie, Clint Howard
Director
Director
Jay Russell
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Black or White on DVD Black or White
Synopsis
Still reeling from his wife's death, Elliot Anderson struggles to maintain custody of his biracial granddaughter when her grandmother begins pushing to have the girl sent back to her father -- a crack addict Elliot blames for his daughter's demise.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Jennifer Ehle, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Mackie
Director
Director
Mike Binder
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas
Rent High School Musical 3: Senior Year on DVD High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Synopsis
Seniors Troy and Gabriella are having a hard time with the fact that they'll soon be leaving high school behind. But it's nothing a little song and dance won't fix, so they stage a musical expressing their hopes and fears about the future.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Kaycee Stroh
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Kids' Music, Family Comedies, Family Dramas, Teen Comedies, Teen Romance, Teen Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney
Rent Believe in Me on DVD Believe in Me
Synopsis
After accepting a job to coach high school basketball, Clay Driscoll (Jeffrey Donovan) is disappointed to discover he's been assigned to the girls' team. But the harder he works his female players, the more he sees that they're just as capable of greatness. Samantha Mathis and Bruce Dern co-star in this small-town sports drama based on the true story of an Oklahoma coach who led his team to the state championships in the 1960s.
Cast
Cast
Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Dern, Samantha Mathis, Bob Gunton, Alicia Lagano, Kristin Brye, Chris Ellis, Dan Moseley, Chloe Russell
Director
Director
Robert Collector
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Women In Sports, Triumph of the Underdogs, Dramas Based on Real Life, Basketball, Inspirational Stories, Family Dramas
Rent The Host on DVD The Host
Synopsis
When an alien race implants a parasite soul named Wanderer into Melanie Stryder's body, she resists the takeover. Soon, Melanie and Wanderer become reluctant allies as they go on a quest to track down the men they love in this sci-fi thriller.
Cast
Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Boyd Holbrook, Frances Fisher, Chandler Canterbury, Scott Lawrence, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Marcus Lyle Brown, Bokeem Woodbine, David House, Phil Austin
Director
Director
Andrew Niccol
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Family Dramas
Rent The Karate Kid on DVD The Karate Kid
Synopsis
Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel -- and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense.
Cast
Cast
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller, William Zabka, Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, Chad McQueen, Tony O'Dell, Israel Juarbe, William Bassett, Larry B. Scott, Dana Andersen, Andrew Shue
Director
Director
John G. Avildsen
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Teen Dramas, Family Dramas, Family Classics, Blockbusters, Ages 11-12
Rent Grandma on DVD Grandma
Synopsis
Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash, as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
Cast
Cast
Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott
Director
Director
Paul Weitz
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas
Rent The Secret Garden on DVD The Secret Garden
Synopsis
Strong-willed English girl Mary is orphaned during an earthquake in India and must move into her unfeeling uncle's oppressive mansion. But the girl's mood lightens when she finds the key to a neglected garden that brings the entire house to life.
Cast
Cast
Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Laura Crossley, John Lynch, Walter Sparrow, Irène Jacob, Andrea Pickering, Peter Moreton
Director
Director
Agnieszka Holland
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Ages 11-12
Rent Babe on DVD Babe
Synopsis
Director Chris Noonan's tale of precocious piglet Babe's (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) struggle to fit in and become a champion sheepherder won the hearts of audiences and critics. Nominated for seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture), Babe won the Visual Effects Oscar, and everything from farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) to the multitude of farm animals to the humble, edgy script is remarkably appealing for kids and adults alike.
Cast
Cast
James Cromwell, Christine Cavanaugh, Cindy Manella, Miriam Margolyes, Magda Szubanski
Director
Director
Chris Noonan
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Blockbusters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent High School Musical 2 on DVD High School Musical 2
Synopsis
School's out, and Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez have landed summer gigs at an exclusive country club. But what they don't know is that scheming debutante Sharpay Evans arranged the job offers -- all in an effort to steal Troy away from Gabriella.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed, Chris Warren Jr., Jessica Tuck, Robert Curtis Brown, Mark L. Taylor
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Family Dramas, Kids' Music, Teen Romance, Teen Comedies, Teen Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Made-for-TV Movies, Disney
Rent Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family on DVD Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
Synopsis
As soon as she learns about her niece Shirley's health issues, super-grandma and problem-solver Madea takes over the situation one more time, summoning together her highly fragmented clan in this madcap dramatic comedy all about family values.
Cast
Cast
Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Bow Wow, Cassi Davis, Shannon Kane, Lauren London, Rodney Perry, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Isaiah Mustafa
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Director
Tyler Perry
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Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas, African-American Comedies
Rent Flicka 2 on DVD Flicka 2
Synopsis
Sent to stay at her father's ranch -- far from the big-city lights she's used to -- young skateboarder Carrie McLaughlin feels as if she's serving a prison sentence. But she soon finds unexpected friendship in an untamed horse named Flicka.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok, Clint Black, Reilly Dolman, Emily Tennant, Ted Whittall, Lorne Cardinal, Dwayne Wiley, Craig Stanghetta, Alvin Sanders
Director
Director
Michael Damian
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Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Flywheel on DVD Flywheel
Synopsis
Dishonest used-car salesman Jay Austin (Alex Kendrick, who also directs) reaches an important turning point in his life when he finally realizes the errors of his ways and sets out to win back the love and trust of his wife (Janet Lee Dapper), his son (Richie Hunnewell) and the community. Once he decides to live an honest life of love and Christian faith, Jay never looks back at his past mistakes and becomes steadfastly committed to his new life.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Arnold, Alex Kendrick, Walter Burnett, Janet Lee Dapper, Rutha Harris, Tracy Goode, Treavor Lokey, Richie Hunnewell, Steve Moore, Roger Breland
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Director
Alex Kendrick
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Genres
Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Family Dramas, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films
Rent Charlotte's Web on DVD Charlotte's Web
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E.B. White's timeless story comes to life in this animated musical from directors Charles A. Nichols and Iwao Takamoto. Join Wilbur the pig (voiced by Henry Gibson), Templeton the rat (Paul Lynde) and Charlotte the spider (Debbie Reynolds) as they learn about friendship, trust and love. When Wilbur is sold to a farmer and finds out that he will eventually be killed for food, Charlotte convinces the farmer that Wilbur is a very special pig.
Cast
Cast
Debbie Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Rex Allen, Danny Bonaduce, Pamelyn Ferdin, Don Messick, Agnes Moorehead, Martha Scott, John Stephenson, Herb Vigran, Dave Madden
Director
Director
Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
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Genres
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Rent Fly Away Home on DVD Fly Away Home
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When 13-year-old Amy adopts a flock of orphaned Canada geese, she sets out to teach them survival skills. Before long, Amy and her inventor dad take to the skies in a homemade aircraft to help the gaggle migrate 500 miles.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney, Holter Graham, Jeremy Ratchford, Deborah Verginella, Michael J. Reynolds, David Hemblen, Ken James
Director
Director
Carroll Ballard
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Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Love the Coopers on DVD Love the Coopers
Synopsis
Holiday memories will never be quite the same for the Cooper family after their all-generation Christmas Eve gathering becomes a hilarious whirlwind of confusion brought on by unexpected visitors and domestic high jinks.
Cast
Cast
Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, June Squibb, Jake Lacy, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, John Goodman
Director
Director
Jessie Nelson
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Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas, Christmas
Rent Five Easy Pieces on DVD Five Easy Pieces
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Following Jack Nicholson"s breakout supporting turn in Easy Rider, director Bob Rafelson devised a powerful leading role for the new star in the searing character study Five Easy Pieces. Nicholson plays the now iconic cad Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, who returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend in tow, to see his estranged ailing father.
Cast
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Lois Smith
Director
Director
Bob Rafelson
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Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, The Criterion Collection
Rent Newsies on DVD Newsies
Synopsis
It's 1899, and the ragtag orphans who deliver the news to New York City stage a protest when publisher Joseph Pulitzer raises the price they must shell out for their supply of papers. Can they unite the oppressed and fight the powers that be? Inspired by a local trolley workers' strike, newsie Jack Kelly (Christian Bale) sets out to organize the boys into a union, with David Jacobs (David Moscow) as the outfit's brains and Jack as its spokesman.
Cast
Cast
Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, Marty Belafsky, Arvie Lowe Jr.
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
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A seemingly impossible dream of playing baseball for the United States becomes a reality for a group of youngsters from an impoverished Mexican city in this poignant drama based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Jake T. Austin, Emilie de Ravin, Bruce McGill, Jansen Panettiere, Moises Arias, Patricia Manterola, David Koechner, Louis Gossett Jr.
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Director
William Dear
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Genres
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This aquatic drama continues the heartwarming story of Winter the dolphin, who survived a tragic injury by being fitted with a prosthetic tail. In the sequel, Winter bonds with an orphaned baby dolphin after her beloved pool mate passes away.
Cast
Cast
Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Austin Stowell
Director
Director
Charles Martin Smith
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Railway Children on DVD The Railway Children
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Set at the turn of the 20th century, The Railway Children tells the story of three Edwardian children and their mother who move to a country house in Yorkshire after their father is mysteriously taken away by the police. The children become fascinated by a nearby railroad, waving to passengers daily and befriending some of the travelers -- one old gentleman in particular. Can he help solve the mystery of their missing father?
Cast
Cast
Jemima Rooper, Jack Blumenau, Clare Thomas, Jenny Agutter, Michael Kitchen, Gregor Fisher, Richard Attenborough
Director
Director
Catherine Morshead
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Made-for-TV Movies, PBS, British TV Dramas, British TV
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When plucky teen Moondance (Kay Panabaker) finds a lost pony named Checkers, she immediately feels a bond with him. Convinced that he's a champion jumper, Moondance persuades Checkers' owner (Don Johnson) into training the two of them for the Bow Valley Classic. Based on a true story, this touching family drama from director and co-writer Michael Damian also stars James Best and Lori Loughlin.
Cast
Cast
Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, James Best, Sasha Cohen, Whitney Sloan, Joe Norman Shaw, Aedan Tomney, Greg Lawson
Director
Director
Michael Damian
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Genres
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Rent Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken on DVD Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
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Based on a true story, this Disney family film chronicles the adventures of Depression-era teenager Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar), who runs away from her foster home to join a carnival. Sonora is determined to become a diving girl, a performer who rides a trained horse as it dives from a high platform into deep water. Although she faces nearly universal adversity along the way, she refuses to give up and keeps fighting for her dreams.
Cast
Cast
Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman, Kathleen York, Frank Renzulli, Nancy Moore Atchison
Director
Director
Steve Miner
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Biographies, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney
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From the outside, the lives of Tony and Elizabeth Jordan appear perfect, but their marriage is in shambles. After seeking counsel from a wise older woman, Elizabeth realizes it will take a deep commitment to prayer to keep her world from crumbling.
Cast
Cast
Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Evans Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Beth Moore, Karen Abercrombie, Michael Jr.
Director
Director
Alex Kendrick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent The Black Stallion on DVD The Black Stallion
Synopsis
This remarkable adaptation of Walter Farley's classic children's novel by Carroll Ballard in which an American boy is rescued after a shipwreck off the coast of North Africa by a seemingly untamable wild horse is a cinematic tour de force.
Cast
Cast
Hoyt Axton, John Burton, Leopoldo Trieste, Ed McNamara, Kelly Reno, Kristen Vigard, Mickey Rooney, John Buchanan, Fausto Tozzi, Clarence Muse, John Karlsen, Doghmi Larbi, Teri Garr, Michael Higgins
Director
Director
Carroll Ballard
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Book Characters, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, The Criterion Collection
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Feisty youngster Ida longs for adventure and hopes to find her father, a rodeo performer. When she seeks refuge with a troupe of female trick riders and their ornery leader, an ex-rodeo star, she finds a new family and an all-encompassing passion.
Cast
Cast
Bailee Madison, James Cromwell, Jackson Rathbone, Alicia Witt, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Frankie Faison, Dora Madison Burge, Leslie-Anne Huff, Drew Waters, Noell Coet, Andrew Sensenig, Louanne Stephens
Director
Director
Timothy Armstrong
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Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
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After his dad perishes in a tragic dogsledding accident, it's up to young Will Stoneman to pay off the mortgage. Will wants to enter a 500-mile dogsled race with a $10,000 prize, but promoter J.P. thinks Will's too young to undertake the journey.
Cast
Cast
Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, August Schellenberg, Brian Cox, George Gerdes, Penelope Windust, Michael Laskin, James Cada, Rex Linn
Director
Director
Charles Haid
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney
Rent A Little Princess on DVD A Little Princess
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When her father enlists to fight for the Brits during World War I, Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend her late mother's boarding school, where she clashes with an overbearing headmistress who attempts to stifle her sense of self-worth.
Cast
Cast
Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer, Arthur Malet, Vanessa Lee Chester, Heather DeLoach, Rachael Bella, Camilla Belle, Kelsey Mulrooney
Director
Director
Alfonso Cuarón
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Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Ages 11-12
Rent On Golden Pond on DVD On Golden Pond
Synopsis
Henry Fonda -- in his final role -- plays peevish retired professor Norman Thayer, who's making his yearly excursion with his wife to their idyllic summerhouse. But a hostile teen left in their care short-circuits the couple's tranquility.
Cast
Cast
Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman, William Lanteau
Director
Director
Mark Rydell
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
Rent The Derby Stallion on DVD The Derby Stallion
Synopsis
When quiet 15-year-old misfit Patrick learns his friend Mr. Jones, a hard-drinking former jockey, is nursing an injured racehorse back to health, the teen helps train the animal for the State Cup -- and gains the self-confidence he never had.
Cast
Cast
Bill Cobbs, Zac Efron, William R. Moses, Tonja Walker, Michael Nardelli, Crystal Hunt, Colton James, Rob Pinkston, Billy Preston
Director
Director
Craig Clyde
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
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Synopsis
When near-death experiences on the same day motivate estranged twins Milo and Maggie to reunite, they're forced to reevaluate their empty lives as they attempt to mend the long-broken bond between them.
Cast
Cast
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Director
Director
Craig Johnson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas
Rent Love Is Strange on DVD Love Is Strange
Synopsis
After 28 years together, Ben and George finally get hitched. But when the marriage raises controversy at the school where George works, he's fired. Unable to afford their New York City apartment, the couple is forced to live apart.
Cast
Cast
John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Cheyenne Jackson, Manny Perez
Director
Director
Ira Sachs
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas
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Young Marty Preston (Blake Heron) lives in an isolated, rural area with little to do during summer vacation. But he finds a purpose when Shiloh, a mistreated, runaway beagle pup, tails Marty home one day. Shiloh kindles a fervor in the youngster that immerses him in an emotional and ethical quagmire -- and pits him against the dog's brutish owner (Scott Wilson). Michael Moriarty and Rod Steiger co-star in this poignant family drama.
Cast
Cast
Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Blake Heron, Rod Steiger, Ann Dowd, Bonnie Bartlett, J. Madison Wright, Shira Roth, Tori Wright, Montrose Hagins, Amzie Strickland, Rachel Winfree
Director
Director
Dale Rosenbloom
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Book Characters
Rent The Hunchback of Notre Dame on DVD The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Synopsis
Inspired by Victor Hugo's classic novel, this Disney film brings to life the adventures of Quasimodo, Notre Dame's gentle, crippled bell ringer. Rescued by fellow outcast Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the city he loves.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander, Demi Moore, Tom Hulce, Tony Jay, Charles Kimbrough, David Ogden Stiers
Director
Director
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Kids' Music, Blockbusters, Disney, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
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Synopsis
Despite the trappings of a storybook existence, Don Champagne's marriage to the overbearing Mona has long since lost its sparkle. But when she discovers Don's affair with a sultry co-worker, Mona refuses to admit that anything is amiss.
Cast
Cast
Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson, Jordana Brewster, James Belushi, Kevin McKidd, A.J. Buckley
Director
Director
Anthony Burns
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas
Rent Second Chances on DVD Second Chances
Synopsis
It's been a dark year for Sunny (Kelsey Mulrooney), a 10-year-old girl who lost her father and the use of her legs in a car accident. But hope shines on Sunny when she and her mother move into the horse ranch next door and the girl befriends a crippled horse named Ginger. Watching over Sunny's journey of healing is the ranch owner, a former rodeo star named Ben Taylor (Tom Amandes). This family-friendly heartwarmer is based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Kelsey Mulrooney, Tom Amandes, Madeline Zima, Isabel Glasser, Charles Shaughnessy, Charles Napier, Terry Moore, Stuart Whitman, Theodore Bikel, Hans Howes, Erica Hess
Director
Director
James Fargo
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Kids' Inspirational, Inspirational Stories for Kids, Dramas Based on Real Life, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films
Rent Old Yeller / Savage Sam: Double Feature on DVD Old Yeller / Savage Sam: Double Feature
Synopsis
Disney serves up a double-dose of heartwarming family adventure with the tale of a yellow dog who teaches a young boy valuable lessons of courage, followed by a sequel that follows a new pup who helps save a group of kidnapped children. In Old Yeller, farm kid Travis Coates (Tommy Kirk) learns about loyalty and trust from his adopted friend. In Savage Sam, canine Sam faces a slew of dangers -- including wolves and wildcats -- to defend his masters.
Cast
Cast
Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Brian Keith, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Jeff York, Dewey Martin, Chuck Connors, Beverly Washburn, Slim Pickens
Director
Director
Robert Stevenson, Norman Tokar
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Disney, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Family Dramas, Family Classics, Book Characters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Tearjerkers
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Synopsis
Based on the children's book by Wilson Rawls, this family drama set in the Ozark Mountains centers on 12-year-old Billy Coleman (Joseph Ashton), who sets his sights on a goal and succeeds in saving enough money to buy two hunting dogs.
Cast
Cast
Joseph Ashton, Dave Matthews, Dabney Coleman, Ned Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Renee Faia, Mac Davis, Kevin Gourd, Lindsey Labadie, Stuart Dickison, Andrew Dickison, Zack Hamilton
Director
Director
Lyman Dayton, Sam Pillsbury
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
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Synopsis
Ordered to clean up the graffiti he painted at a marine theme park, troubled young Jesse unexpectedly bonds with a killer whale on exhibit. But when the park owner threatens to kill the orca, Jesse must hatch a plan to rescue his aquatic friend.
Cast
Cast
Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside, Richard Riehle, Mykelti Williamson, Michael Bacall, Danielle Harris
Director
Director
Simon Wincer
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Blockbusters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
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Synopsis
The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin (Jansen Panettiere), makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod). As Jonathan shares lessons in faith with Dustin and his pals (Frankie Ryan Manriquez and Allen Isaacson), a spiritual transformation occurs in this Christian drama helmed by Rich Christiano.
Cast
Cast
Jansen Panettiere, Gavin MacLeod, Robert Guillaume, Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Allen Isaacson, Taylor Boggan, Mary Jean McAdams, Bailey Garno, Kristina Jewell, Cameron Bloomer, Tommy Pasko, Eva Mancarella, Dina Corsetti, Peter Doyle
Director
Director
Rich Christiano
Genres
Genres
Faith & Spirituality, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Family Dramas, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Inspirational Stories, Kids' Inspirational, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Pollyanna on DVD Pollyanna
Synopsis
Soon after young, orphaned Pollyanna arrives in a town that's embattled by feuds and intimidated by her rich, bitter aunt, she transforms the community with her charm -- and her indomitable will to see the good in everything.
Cast
Cast
Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, Nancy Olson, Adolphe Menjou, Donald Crisp, Agnes Moorehead, Kevin Corcoran, James Drury, Reta Shaw
Director
Director
David Swift
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate's Cove on DVD Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate's Cove
Synopsis
Orphaned Kirra lives with her grandfather Gus (Beau Bridges) at his Australian water park, where a baby orca whale washes ashore. Enchanted by the whale, Kirra champions him when the curmudgeonly Gus threatens to get rid of him. Aided by her friends, Kirra races to return Willy to a life of freedom in the open sea. Bindi Irwin, daughter of Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, makes her film debut as Kirra in this charming family film about wildlife preservation.
Cast
Cast
Beau Bridges, Bindi Irwin, Mike Falkow, Kevin Otto, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Jeanne Neilson
Director
Director
Will Geiger
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Maggie on DVD Maggie
Synopsis
When a zombie infestation ravages her Midwest town, young Maggie soon begins turning into one of the flesh-eating creatures. But her father refuses to give up on her and insists on caring for Maggie at home -- a decision he may come to regret.
Cast
Cast
J.D. Evermore, Joely Richardson, Bryce Romero, Aiden Flowers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Whitman Groves, Carsen Flowers, Douglas M. Griffin, Dana Gourrier, Abigail Breslin, Jodie Moore, Raeden Greer, Laura Cayouette
Director
Director
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Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Zombies
Rent Captain Fantastic on DVD Captain Fantastic
Synopsis
Having raised his six children in the wooded isolation of the Pacific Northwest, Ben Cash is suddenly drawn back into civilization by a shocking tragedy. As the kids face an unfamiliar world, Ben begins to reexamine his approach to parenting.
Cast
Cast
Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Missi Pyle, George MacKay, Erin Moriarty, Ann Dowd, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Trin Miller, Samantha Isler, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell
Director
Director
Matt Ross
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Genres
Drama, Family Dramas
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Synopsis
In this high-kicking sequel, karate champ Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, travel to Okinawa, where Miyagi visits his dying father and rekindles his feelings for a former flame -- which leads to a confrontation with a longtime rival.
Cast
Cast
Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Danny Kamekona, Nobu McCarthy, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, Martin Kove, Bruce Malmuth
Director
Director
John G. Avildsen
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Genres
Children & Family, Teen Dramas, Family Dramas, Blockbusters, Ages 11-12
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Synopsis
Sent to the house of his stern grandmother for the holiday season, young Toby finds an instant cure to his loneliness when he discovers an attic containing three special toys -- including a stuffed rabbit -- that magically come to life. Featuring the voice talents of Jane Seymour, Tom Skerritt and Ellen Burstyn, this delightful mix of live action and animation is inspired by the classic children's book by Margery Williams.
Cast
Cast
Jane Seymour, Tom Skerritt, Ellen Burstyn, Matthew Harbour, Kevin Jubinville, Michael Sinelnikoff, Una Kay, Michael Perron
Director
Director
Michael Landon Jr.
Genres
Genres
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Rent All Roads Lead Home on DVD All Roads Lead Home
Synopsis
Following a tragic automobile accident that claims her mother's life, rebellious 12-year-old, Belle Lawlor, is sent to live with her cantankerous grandfather on his ranch in this heartwarming family tale inspired by a true story.
Cast
Cast
Peter Coyote, Jason London, Peter Boyle, Vivien Cardone, Vanessa Branch, Evan Parke, April Bowlby, Walter Coppage, Allan Kayser, Bruce Heinrich, Patton Oswalt
Director
Director
Dennis Fallon
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12
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Synopsis
Schoolgirl Shizuku Tsukishima -- who has a passion for reading and hopes of becoming a writer -- discovers that all the books she checks out of the library have been borrowed before by someone called Seiji Amasawa. Shizuku's curiosity soon gets the best of her, and she sets out to meet the person who shares her literary taste, which leads her to love and inspires her to pursue her dream in this charming animated tale.
Cast
Cast
Youko Honna, Kazuo Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Minami Takayama, Yorie Yamashita, Mayumi Iizuka
Director
Director
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Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Dramas, Kids' Anime
Rent Ace of Hearts on DVD Ace of Hearts
Synopsis
In this lighthearted family fare based on a true story, Dean Cain plays decorated police officer Daniel Harding, whose canine partner -- a heroic German shepherd named Ace -- faces euthanasia after being falsely accused in a mauling incident. When a callous, overeager district attorney wants Ace put down, Daniel springs into action along with his amateur detective daughter, Julia (Britt McKillip), to prove the dog's innocence.
Cast
Cast
Dean Cain, Anne Marie DeLuise, Britt McKillip, Mike Dopud, Jody Thompson, Brenna O'Brien, Zak Santiago, Matthew Harrison, Juan Riedinger, Daniel Boileau, Philip Cabrita, Nathan Clark
Director
Director
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Set in Alaska during the Gold Rush, this adventure tale follows Jack Conroy, a young man who's just arrived to work his late father's claim. En route to the dig, Jack spies the wild half-wolf, half-dog White Fang.
Cast
Cast
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Director
Director
Randal Kleiser
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Animal Tales, Ages 11-12, Disney
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Although it's a vintage flick resurrected from Hollywood's vaults, National Velvet is first-rate entertainment. Among its highlights are a young and beguiling Elizabeth Taylor as the horse-crazy Velvet Brown; Mickey Rooney as the peripatetic lad who coaches her to greatness; and a thrilling race finale as Taylor and her horse go undercover to compete in England's famed Grand National Steeplechase race!
Cast
Cast
Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury
Director
Director
Clarence Brown
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Coming of Age, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Mickey on DVD Mickey
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Best-selling author John Grisham deviates from his usual literary thrillers with this winning film that stars Harry Connick Jr. as Tripp Spence, a widower who goes on the run from the IRS with his 12-year-old baseball-phenomenon son, Derrick (Shawn Salinas). They assume new identities and flee to Las Vegas, where Derrick, now known as Mickey, joins a team that makes it to the Little League World Series. But will fame give away his true identity?
Cast
Cast
Harry Connick Jr., Sherri Richmond, Mark Joy, Mike Starr, Jason Kypros, Michael A. Tessiero, Richard Fullerton, Timothy Williams, Sam Wells, Shawn Salinas
Director
Director
Hugh Wilson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Baseball, Sports Stories, Sports Dramas
Rent Touching Wild Horses on DVD Touching Wild Horses
Synopsis
When a family tragedy turns his world upside down, young Mark is sent to remote Sable Island, where his Aunt Fiona cares for wild horses. Can the creatures help Mark heal his emotional wounds?
Cast
Cast
Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Charles Martin Smith, Gloria Slade, James McGowan, Danielle Bouffard, Andrew Tarbet, Vickie Papavs, Jef Mallory
Director
Director
Eleanore Lindo
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Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Ages 11-12
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Synopsis
An 8-year-old boy with developmental challenges is devastated when his devoted father -- and lone friend -- is drafted during World War II. With his dad out of the picture, the youngster is determined to fight the bullies who torment him at school.
Cast
Cast
Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, David Henrie, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Eduardo Verástegui, Ben Chaplin
Director
Director
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Genres
Comedy, Family Dramas
Rent Uncle Nino on DVD Uncle Nino
Synopsis
An elderly Italian peasant who barely speaks English, Uncle Nino (Pierrino Mascarino) travels to America to reconnect with nephew Robert (Joe Mantegna) and his family (played by Anne Archer, Gina Mantegna and Trevor Morgan). Trouble is, nobody communicates because they're too busy leading hectic, disconnected lives. It's up to wise Uncle Nino to bring them together and teach them what's important in life: each other. Robert Shallcross directed.
Cast
Cast
Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Pierrino Mascarino, Trevor Morgan, Gina Mantegna, Duke Doyle, Daniel Adebayo, Gary Houston, Chelcie Ross, Mindy Bell, Shanesia Davis-Williams, Ned Schmidtke
Director
Director
Robert Shallcross
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Family Comedies, Family Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Angels in the Outfield on DVD Angels in the Outfield
Synopsis
A foster child has two wishes: to be reunited with his dad and to see the California Angels win the pennant -- and the former depends on the latter. His prayers are answered when angels start helping the ballplayers, and the team begins to win.
Cast
Cast
Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Ben Johnson, Jay O. Sanders, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milton Davis Jr., Taylor Negron, Neal McDonough, Adrien Brody, Matthew McConaughey
Director
Director
William Dear
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Comedies, Triumph of the Underdogs, Baseball, Disney, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent The Wild Stallion on DVD The Wild Stallion
Synopsis
A school project to photograph wild mustangs sends young urbanite Hanna Mills (Miranda Cosgrove) to a Utah ranch for the summer, where she becomes an unlikely champion of the vanishing breed in this direct-to-video family drama. When Hanna and her new friend C.J. Adams (Danielle Chuchran) discover that profiteering poachers are rounding up the endangered equines, can the girls stop the horse thieves? Connie Sellecca and Corbin Allred also star.
Cast
Cast
Miranda Cosgrove, Danielle Chuchran, Fred Ward, Connie Sellecca, Robert Wagner, K.C. Clyde, RaeAnn Christensen, Paul Sorvino, Corbin Allred, Carlisle Studer, Scotty Meek, Michael Lawson, Gib Gerard
Director
Director
Craig Clyde
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Felicity: An American Girl Adventure on DVD Felicity: An American Girl Adventure
Synopsis
In colonial Williamsburg, Va., 10-year-old Felicity becomes enamored of a beautiful mare and attempts to rescue the horse from its abusive owner. Along the way, she learns valuable lessons about independence, responsibility and loyalty.
Cast
Cast
Shailene Woodley, Marcia Gay Harden, John Schneider, Kevin Zegers, Juliet Holland-Rose, Lynne Griffin, David Gardner, Katie Henney, Janine Theriault, Geza Kovacs
Director
Director
Nadia Tass
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Made-for-TV Movies, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Book Characters
Rent Return to Snowy River on DVD Return to Snowy River
Synopsis
In this sequel to The Man from Snowy River, frontiersman Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) returns to the Australian highlands after a three-year absence to find the girl he left behind. However, he's made an enemy in her father and a rival in an arrogant banker's son. Once again, Jim has to prove his mettle to win the girl. Return to Snowy River is marked by the same breathtaking cinematography that graced the first film.
Cast
Cast
Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie, Mark Hembrow, Bryan Marshall, Rhys McConnochie, Peter Cummins, Cornelia Frances
Director
Director
Geoff Burrowes
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Westerns, Disney, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Karate Kid Part III / Next Karate Kid on DVD Karate Kid Part III / Next Karate Kid
Synopsis
In Karate Kid Part III, Daniel LaRusso defends his title in a grudge match set up by his bitter archrival. The Next Karate Kid finds orphaned 17-year-old Julie Pierce turning to Mr. Miyagi for help when a group of male classmates harasses her.
Cast
Cast
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Robyn Lively, Michael Ironside, Thomas Ian Griffith, Constance Towers, Martin Kove, Chris Conrad, Sean Kanan, Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad, Jonathan Avildsen, Michael Cavalieri, Randee Heller, Walton Goggins, William Christopher Ford, Eugene Boles
Director
Director
John G. Avildsen, Christopher Cain
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Teen Dramas, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Ages 11-12
Rent Her Majesty on DVD Her Majesty
Synopsis
Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Wakefield (Sally Andrews) lives in the quaint town of Middleton, New Zealand, and her lifelong dream of meeting Queen Elizabeth looks as if it may come true when the queen schedules a visit. But the youngster's loyalties (and priorities) are tested when her friend Hira (Vicky Haughton), a Maori tribeswoman, runs afoul of local authorities. It seems her eyesore of a house is smack-dab in the middle of the parade route.
Cast
Cast
Sally Andrews, Anna Sheridan, Mark Clare, Alison Routledge, Geoff Snell, Craig Elliott, Patrick Morrison, Todd Emerson, Alexander Gandar, Anton Tennet, Stuart Devenie, Rachel Wallis, Chris Hollyer, Chris Tippett, Virginia Wickham
Director
Director
Mark J. Gordon
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Indie Dramas, Ages 11-12, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Lassie on DVD Lassie
Synopsis
When a poverty-stricken family is forced to sell their precious dog to a wealthy duke who lives more than 500 miles away, the loyal Lassie escapes and braves an incredible journey home in this compelling tale about survival, adventure and love.
Cast
Cast
Peter O'Toole, Samantha Morton, John Lynch, Peter Dinklage, Steve Pemberton, Jemma Redgrave, Jonathan Mason, Kelly Macdonald, Lassie, Ken Drury, John Standing, Robert Hardy, Edward Fox
Director
Director
Charles Sturridge
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Book Characters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, United Kingdom
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