Kids and family movies

Kids and family movies

Family movies showing in cinemas and streaming online in Auckland, New Zealand. Watch the trailers for new and upcoming kid friendly and family movies.

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Release date 2 December 2021

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. 

The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope

A Boy Called Christmas

Release date 25 November 2021

The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan’s live action A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible… A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS is adapted from the bestselling book by Matt Haig; the first of five books in the acclaimed series published by Canongate Books.

Paw Patrol: The Movie

Release date 18 September 2021

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.

The Boss Bay 2

Release date 30 September 2021

The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again – and inspire a new family business.

Ron's Gone Wrong

Playing now in cinemas

story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘Best Friend out of the Box.’ Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.

The Boss Bay 2

Release date 30 September 2021

The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again – and inspire a new family business.


Wonder Woman 1984

Streaming now on NEON, Google Play and Apple TV

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. 

Running time: 152 mins
Rating: M

Suitable for older kids aged 12 years plus, teens and adults.

Dragon Rider

Streaming now on Google Play and Apple TV

Firedrake, the young silver dragon, has had enough of constantly having to hide in a wooded valley. He wants to show the older generation that he is a real dragon. 

Running time: 92 mins
Rating: PG

The Mandalorian Season 2

Streaming now on Disney+

The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

Tom & Jerry

Streaming now on Neon, Google Play and Apple TV

Everyone’s favorite cat and mouse team bring their classic rivalry to the big screen in the animated comedy adventure, TOM & JERRY. When Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz), a new employee at a posh hotel spots Jerry, she fears the pesky mouse will ruin a glamorous wedding and hires alley cat and wannabe musician Tom to get rid of him…which proves far easier said than done. But soon, Tom and Jerry find themselves allied against an even bigger problem: a jealous staffer looking to make trouble for all three of them.

Duration: 101 minutes
Rating: G
Release date: 2 Apr 2021

Yes Day

Streaming now on Netflix

Yes Day is a family comedy. Mom and dad who usually say no decide to say yes to their kids’ wildest requests — with a few ground rules — on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure.


Streaming now on Apple TV, Google Play and Neon

In PETER RABBIT™ 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Running time: 93 mins
Rating: G
Release date: 1 April 2021


Streaming on Disney+ and you can rent or buy on NEON, Google Play or AppleTV

Academy Award® winner Emma Stone stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil.

Rating: PG
Running time: 134 mins
Release date: 27 May 2021

Spirit Untamed

Streaming on NEON, Google Play and AppleTV

This successor to DreamWorks’ 2002 animated adventure Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron follows a city girl forced to move to a small frontier town where she bonds with a wild mustang named Spirit. When Spirit’s herd is captured by rustlers, the pair and their friends band together to save them.

Rating: G
Running time: 86 mins
Release date: 12 Jun 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon

Streaming now on Disney+, Neon, Google Play and AppleTV

Meet Disney’s newest warrior princess – Raya.

Raya is a young sword-wielding warrior from a long-ago realm called Kumandra. When Kumandra is threatened by invading monsters bent on destruction, Raya goes on a quest to find the last living dragon, who’s believed to be their only hope.

Duration: 114 mins
Rating: PG

The Witches

Streaming now on NEON, Google Play and Apple TV

Based on Roald Dahl’s 1973 classic book ‘The Witches’, the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!

Running time: 104 mins
Rating: M

Suitable for older kids aged 10 years plus, teens and adults.


Streaming on Neon, Google Play and Apple TV

The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters,from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”) are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder.

When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family. Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.

Rating: PG
Duration: 95 mins


Streaming soon

Young Peter must take a magical space adventure to save his sister from the Moon Men in this animated family film.

Rating: PG
Running time: 84 mins
Release date: 8 Jul 2021

Jungle Cruise

Emily Blunt is an intrepid scientist and Dwayne Johnson is a riverboat captain on a jungle mission to find the Tree of Life and discover it’s healing powers in this Disney adventure, inspired by the Disneyland theme park ride.

The are racing a competing German expedition, and must battle the elements, wild animals and supernatural forces en route.

Rating: M
Duration: 127 mins
Release Date: 29 July 2021


Streaming now on Disney+

This Disney Pixar movie is set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides.

Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surfac

Cranston Academy: Monster Zone

In cinemas now

An intelligent 15-year-old high school student is unexpectedly transferred to a boarding school where he opens a portal of monsters from another dimension.

Rating: PG
Duration: 85 mins

Space Jam: A New Legacy

In cinemas nows

LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang are back – along with other Warner characters like The Mask (Jim Carrey) – in the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan basketball comedy.

Rating: PG
Duration: 116 mins
Release date: 15 July 2021


More films for kids and families coming soon to Auckland cinemas and streaming

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Release date 3 December 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Release date 16 December 2021

A continuation of Spider-Man Far From Home.

Sing 2

Release date Boxing Day – 26 December 2021

Sequel to the 2016 animated film Sing. Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Release date 30 December 2021

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Release date 1 January 2022

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.


Release date 6 January 2022

The Addams Family 2: Road Trip

Release date 6 January 2022

Sequel to the 2019 animated film, ‘The Addams Family’.


Release date 13 January 2022

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Streaming from 14 January 2022

When a spell goes haywire, humans become monsters and monsters become humans in the fourth and final animated family film from Adam Sandler and Genndy Tartakovsky.

Monster Family 2

Release date 3 March 22

To free Baba Yaga and Renfield from the clutches of Monster Hunter Mila Starr, the Wishbone Family once more transforms into a Vampire, Frankenstein’s Monster, a Mummy and a Werewolf. Aided and abetted by their three pet bats, our Monster Family zooms around the world again to save their friends, make new monstrous acquaintances and finally come to the realization that ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ – even those with flaws can find happiness.


Release date 17 Feb 2022

In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion.

The Batman

Release date 3 March 2022

The Batman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film is directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig.

Running time: 120 mins

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Planned release date: March 2022

Sequel to the 2020 live-action feature film ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’.

Turning Red

Release date: 7 April 2022

A 13-year-old girl turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited in this Pixar movie.

My Sweet Monster

Release date: 14 April 2022

DC League of Super Pets

Release date: 19 May 2022

Jurassic World: Dominion

Release date: 10 June 2022

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Release date: 16 June 2022

The continuation of the adventures of the Minions, always in search of a tyrannical leader.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Release date: 7 July 2022

Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish

Release date: 22 September 2022

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.


Release date: 26 December 2022


To find out what movies are playing at your local cinema in Auckland, New Zealand visit their websites listed here:

Capital Cinema

Balmoral, Central Auckland

Cinema 3 Pukekohe

Pukekohe, South Auckland

Event Cinemas

Eight Auckland cinema locations: Albany, Broadway, Manukau, Newmarket (Westfield), Queen Street, St Lukes, Westcity Henderson and Westgate Massey

Hawkins Theatre

Papakura, South Auckland

Hoyts Cinemas

Five Auckland cinema locations: Botany Downs, Hibiscus Coast, Sylvia Park, Wairau Park and Mission Bay

Lido Cinema

Epsom, Central Auckland

Matakana Cinemas

Matakana, North Auckland

Monterey Cinemas Howick

Howick, East Auckland

Monterey Lounge Cinema Takapuna

Takapuna, North Shore

Reading Cinemas

Lynnmall, New Lynn, West Auckland

Rialto Cinemas

Broadway, Newmarket, Central Auckland

Silky Otter Cinemas

Orakei Bay Village, Orakei

The Bridgeway

Northcote, North Shore

The Vic Devonport

Devonport, North Shore

Waiheke Island Community Cinema

Oneroa, Waiheke Island