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.


Featured movies



Release date: 5 November 2020

In a fun and furry spin on the classic ‘recluse becomes reluctant hero’ tale, Maggie Diggins, a curmudgeonly wombat, unintentionally becomes the city’s superhero after she begrudgingly saves a rookie caped crusader from certain doom. A fun adventure for the whole family, don’t miss COMBAT WOMBAT in cinemas November 5!

Running time: 111 mins
Rating: PG

100% WOLF

Cinema release date 1 October 2020

Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud line of werewolves, is in for a shock when his first ‘warfing’ turns him into a ferocious… poodle. Despite his pink and fluffy exterior, can Freddy prove he’s still 100% WOLF? These school holidays, round up the pack for a fun animated adventure for the family—100% WOLF in cinemas October 1!

Movie rating: PG
Running time: 1h 36m


Movie release date: 24 September 2020

When Grandpa moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his bedroom. Determined to get it back, Peter devises a series of crazy pranks to drive him out. But, Grandpa doesn’t give up easily and before long, it’s an all-out war!

Get ready for family fun these school holidays, THE WAR WITH GRANDPA, starring Robert DeNiro and Oakes Fegley hits cinemas September 24!

Rating: PG
Movie duration: 2h 21m

PAW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue

Cinema release date 24 September 2020

The super pups must defend Barkingburg from the Duke of Flappington, who has acquired the power of a mighty levitation gem.

Running time: 100 mins

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!

Cinema release date 24 September 2020

Gwen the Cat and Roger the Dog are secret agents who covertly protect and save the world without humans ever finding out. Their partnership is due to the Great Truce, which has stopped dog and cat hostility for a decade. But the long-standing peace is threatened when a supervillain parrot discovers a way to manipulate wireless frequencies that only dogs and cats can hear. Will the heroes be able to stop the foul fowl, or will he cause a cat-a-strophe between the species?

Rating: G
Running time: 84 mins

The Secret Garden

Cinema release date 24 September 2020

An orphaned girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her uncle’s house.

Running time: 100 mins

Four Kids and It

Cinema release date 24 September 2020

A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.

Running time: 110 mins

Astro Kid

Cinema release date 24 September 2020

Following the destruction of their ship, the young Willy is separated from his parents with whom he traveled in space. His spare capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet. With the help of Buck, a survival robot, he will have to hold until the arrival of a rescue mission.

Running time: 89mins




Release date: Boxing Day, 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

More films for kids and families coming soon to Auckland cinemas


Release date 10 December 2020

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

Dragon Hunter

Release date  1 Jan 2021

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 Boss Baby 2

Release date 25 March 2021

Directed by Tom McGrath and cast includes Alec Baldwin, John Glanagan and James McGrath.

Peter Rabbit 2

Release delayed until 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

Raya and the Last Dragon

Release date 1 April 2021

In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.


Release date 27 May 2021

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


Release date 15 July 2021

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 date 24 June 2021

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

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.

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 26 December 2021

Sequel to the 2016 animated film Sing


Release delayed until 2021

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.

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

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Release date 30 December 2021

A young girl’s love for a tiny puppy named Clifford, makes the dog grow to an enormous size.

Auckland Cinemas

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

Capital Cinema


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


Matakana Cinemas


Monterey Cinemas Howick


Monterey Lounge Cinema Takapuna

Takapuna, North Shore

Reading Cinemas

Lynnmall, New Lynn

Rialto Cinemas

Broadway, Newmarket

Silky Otter Cinemas

Orakei Bay Village, Orakei

The Bridgeway


The Vic Devonport

Devonport, North Shore

Waiheke Island Community Cinema

Oneroa, Waiheke Island