Genre:  Animation, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  117 min.
Release Date: July 1, 2016
DVD: November 29, 2016
Blu-ray: November 29, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.91
based on 76 votes and 24 reviews
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Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader

Inspiration: Roald Dahl


A little girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who lives in an orphanage, is drawn to the window one night, where she witnesses a massive, frightening creature outside. She runs away from the window and hides under her covers, but is plucked from her bed by a monstrously huge hand.

This starts her on her journey with The Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance), who is an outcast because he refuses to eat boys and girls, and the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton). They try to capture the giants who have been eating people and terrorizing the human world to stop them before they hurt anyone else.

Based on the children's novel by Roald Dahl.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Sam Mercer, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Melissa Mathison
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  • 5 stars "This story was full of energy and just made my evening watching it. Really good stuff"
  • 4 stars "Unpredictable, Fun and heart warming! I especially loved that the GIANT was ugly and she loved HIM almost from the start. GOOD lesson here. Thanks for an an all round lovely Movie."
  • 5 stars "One of the most awesome childrens/family movie I have seen. Right up there with ET! A must see!"