Kids and family movies

Kids and family movies

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



Cinema release date 1 April 2021

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: TBC


Tom & Jerry

Cinema release date 15 April 2021

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

Raya and the Last Dragon

Cinema release date and streaming on Disney+ from 4 March 2021

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

Two by Two: Overboard

Cinema release date 1 April 2021

The sequel to the 2015 animated family film, which followed the animals who missed Noah’s ark, centres on two castaways trying to reunite a family and out-run a volcano.

Rating: G
Running time: 83 mins


Cinema release date was 26 December 2020

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


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.

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.

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. When humans are about to destroy his family’s very last refuge, Firedrake secretly sets off on an adventurous journey with forest brownie Sorrel. He wants to find the “Rim of Heaven”, the dragons’ mysterious haven. On their quest, Firedrake and Sorrel encounter Ben, an orphan and stray, who claims to be a dragon rider. While Ben and Firedrake make friends quickly, Sorrel becomes increasingly distrustful and tries to get rid of the orphan at every opportunity. But the unlikely trio has to learn to pull together because they are being hunted by Nettlebrand. The evil, a dragon-eating monster was created by an alchemist with the aim of tracking down and destroying every dragon on Earth…

Running time: 92 mins
Rating: PG

Spies in Disguise

Streaming now on Neon and Disney+

When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to help him save the world.

Running time: 1hr 42mins

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Streaming now on Neon and Netflix

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

Rating: G
Running time: 95mins

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.


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


Release date 27 May 2021

Disney’s live action movie based on the classic 101 Dalmatians villain, Cruella de Vil.


Release date 24 June 2021

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 surface.

Minions: Rise of Gru

Release date 1 July 2021

The untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.

Jungle Cruise

Cinema release date 29 July 2021

Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.

Hotel Transylvania 4

Cinema release date 9 September 2021

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Cinema release date 23 September 2021

In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers, Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. 

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Release date 30 September 2021

The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters.

The Addams Family 2

Release date 25 November 2021

The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters.

Sing 2

Release date Boxing Day – 26 December 2021

Sequel to the 2016 animated film Sing

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


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.


Release delayed

Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams. Her whole family drives Katie to school together when their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising. The Mitchells will have to work together to save the world.

Auckland Cinemas

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