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2014 Family-Friendly Oscar-Nominated Movies

by Erin Dower

This year's Oscar nominations are in, and they include several family-friendly flicks, with Best Animated Feature, Best Song, and Best Visual Effects all up for grabs. Check out what films have earned this top honor, and find the perfect pick for your next family movie night. For a full list of nominations, visit the Oscars website. Also, check out these 11 classic Oscar-winning movies for kids.

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Despicable Me 2 Movie Poster

Despicable Me 2


Rated: PG

Gru is back and truly better than ever! In this sequel to Despicable Me, Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell), the former villain, is enjoying kicking back in the 'burbs after rescuing his three adopted daughters Edith, Margo, and Agnes from his enemy, Vector. However, that all changes when he is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to use his smarts as a former criminal to help bring down a new super-villain who is threatening to unleash havoc on the world. Does Gru have the gumption to save the world...again?

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Song ("Happy")

Next: Frozen

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