Best Live Action Family Films and Children's Comedies of 2013


Want to know what movies are out to take the kids to? Looking for a movie to take the family out to as well? A family or children's comedy that'll make the entire family laugh senseless? Well, look no further than this hub, as this will feature some of the best live action family and children's films of 2013.

Sadly, to avoid a duplicate tag on this hub, I wasn't able to put many of the animated comedies on here, but many of my readers can click on the link below if they wish to see the previews and trailers for animated features.

As some of my readers know, every year I try to put out film previews for the new year. Some of the previews contain trailers, while others don't. The ones that don't will be having trailers added to them as soon as they're available.

Also be sure to check you're local listings, as release dates are subject to change. And, if you find any of these previews interesting, then please feel free to click on any of the suggested links below.

Update: : "Gideon's Gift", "Megan Megan", "The Way Out", and "Departure" were all delayed indefinitely at this time.

The Smurfs 2

Director: Raja Gosnell

Writers: Karey Kirkpatrick, David Ronn, Jay Scherick, J. David Stem, David N. Weiss

Voice Cast: Anton Yelchin, Christina Ricci, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, Katy Perry, George Lopez, Jonathan Winters, J.B. Smoove, John Oliver

Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Brendan Gleeson, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, Mylène Dinh-Robic

Synopsis: The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.

Release Date: July 31, 2013

The Ferret Squad

Director: Alison Parker

Writer: Sally Meyer

Cast: Julia Benson, Gabrielle Rose, Blu Mankuma, Cainan Wiebe, Dylan Schmid, Sean Michael Kyer, Conner Dwelly, Chad Willett, Connor Stanhope, Donnie MacNeil, Michael Roberds, Sierra Pitkin, Emma Tremblay, Clive Holloway, Erik McNamee

Synopsis: Max Jones joins The Ferret Squad, a group of quirky kids who spend their summer days rescuing and fostering abandoned ferrets in California.

Release Date: March 22, 2013

Dearly Departed

Director: Darryl Anka

Writer: Darryl Anka

Cast: Derek Partridge, Deborah Stewart, Patrice Fisher, Henry Wyatt Moore, Russell Reynolds, Elliot Durant III, Pancho Cardeña, Jacob Ochsner, John A. Lorenz, Megan McCord Kim, Clint Browning, Feikamoh Massaquoi, Leslie Hardy, Emily Wood, Ken Swenson

Synopsis: Dearly Departed is a fictional documentary, shot as though the camera was taken into the spirit world to conduct documentary-style interviews with the spirits of dead people to get their insights on life after death.

Release Date: March 1, 2013

Hope Cafe

Director: Radhaa Nilia

Writer: Ayvee Verzonilla

Cast: Raymond Bagatsing, Orion Bradshaw, Patrick Coffey, Dennis Freese, Noel Gugliemi, Britt Ivy, Giovanni Leiva, Joseph Midyett, F. Valentino Morales, Mindy Tiry, Marcello Valenzano, Ayvee Verzonilla, Dustin Way

Synopsis: A troubled young mother, Jade Torres, re-locates from Chicago to a small town in Oregon in search of a better life. Jade finds work at a local cafe, and finds herself in a budding romance with Hector, a hustler from East LA with a troubled past. Jade finds out Hector has been keeping secrets about his livelihood and her creepy store manager Ray makes a move on her, she reaches out to the Lord for guidance with the help of her co-worker, Hayden. Jade and Hector realize that they must both rediscover their faith, and rebuild their relationship with God.

Release Date: March 30, 2013

Young Citizen Patriots: Young Kid Ambassadors

Producers: Juliana Araneta, Scott Hart, Tom Logan, Marcia Silen

Director: Tom Logan

Writers: Paul Glenn Cawley, Marcia Silen

Cast: N/A

Synopsis: Young Patriots for good versus evil.

Release Date: February 2, 2013

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mr-veg 3 years ago from Colorado United States

I liked smurfs myself and I look forward to smurfs 2, thanks for the useful information !

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Stevennix2001 3 years ago Author

Your welcome, and thank you for stopping by . I'm glad you found the hub useful. :)

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