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.


Jurassic World: Dominion

Release date: 10 June 2022

From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

Cinderella and the Little Sorcerer

In Cinemas Now
Release date: 21 April 2022

When Prince Alex is trapped in the body of a mouse, Ella and her friends set off on a journey to find the magic potion ingredients that can change him back. On a quest that tests fate itself, they discover that friendship is the most potent cure of all.

Running time: 91 mins
Rating: PG

The Batman - Movies for Teens

In Cinemas Now
Release date: 22 April 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: 175 mins
Rating: R13

The Bad Guys

In Cinemas Now
Release date: 14 April 2022

A crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet—becoming model citizens.

Running time: 100 mins
Rating: PG

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

In Cinemas Now
Release date: 31 Mar 2022

he world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. 

Running time: 122 mins
Rating: PG

Monster Family 2

In Cinemas Now and Streaming on Google Play
 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.

Rating: PG some scenes may scare very young children.



Streaming now on Disney+, Neon Rentals, Google Play or Apple TV
Showing in cinemas now and streaming on  Disney+ and Neon

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

Sing 2

Streaming now on Google Play, Neon Rentals and Apple TV
Release date 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.

Running time: 110 minutes
Rating: PG

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Streaming on Google Play, Neon and Apple TV
Release date: 30 Dec 2021

When Emily meets a magical animal rescuer who gifts her a little red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound.

Running time: 96 mins
Rating: PG

Paw Patrol: The Movie

Streaming now on Google Play, Apple TV and Neon
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 Baby: Family Business

Streaming now on Neon, Google Play and Apple TV

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.

Running time: 107 mins
Rating: PG

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 now on Netflix, Neon and Apple TV.

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


Minions: The Rise of Gru

Release date: 30 June 2022

In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader — the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance — Wild Knuckles himself — and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

My Sweet Monster

Release date: 7 July 2022

King is unable to believe the fact that his beloved child, Princess Barbara, is all grown up. He still tries to watch over the Princess. 

Running time: 45 mins

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Release date: 14 July 2022

A samurai hopes to make his dreams come true, but goes through trials to defeat enemies.

DC League of Super Pets

Release date: 28 July 2022

In DC League of Super-Pets, Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side.

Running time: 45 mins

Puss in Boots: 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.


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