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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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Released: 2 July 2020 

From producer Didier Brunner and the animation studio behind Despicable Me, comes the out-of-this-world adventure of SAMSAM

Rated: PG

Playing on selcted days at Event Cinemas in Albany, Manukau, Newmarket,  St Lukes, Westcity and Westgate The Vic in Devonport,  Hoyts in Botany Downs, Hibiscus Coast, Sylvia Park and  Wairau Park, the Monterey Cinemas in Howick, Cinema 3 PukekoheSilky Otter Cinemas in Orakei, Matakana Cinemas and Waiheke Community Cinema on selected days.

Red Shoes and The Seven Dwarfs

Released July 2020

Princes who have been turned into Dwarfs seek the red shoes of a lady in order to break the spell, although it will not be easy. A parody with a twist.

Rating: G
Running time: 88 mins

Inside Out

Released 2015

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Rated: PG
Duration: 102 mins

Spies in Disguise

Released January 2020

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. 

Rated: PG
Duration: 101 mins

Trolls World Tour

Released 2 July 2020

It’s time to come together for the happiest movie ever! In TROLLS WORLD TOUR Poppy and Branch discover that they are one of six different Troll tribes, devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger.

Fun for the whole family – TROLLS WORLD TOUR.

Rating: G
Movie duration: 1h 34m



Featured upcoming movies

Peter Rabbit 2


Revised release date: 26 December 2020

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

More films for kids and families coming soon to Auckland cinemas

I am Greta

Cinema release date 16 October 2020

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg leads a global movement on the climate change crisis.

Running time: 97 mins

Combat Wombat

Cinema release date 5 November 2020

Maggie Diggins, a wombat turned Wonder Woman, unintentionally becomes the city’s superhero after she begrudgingly saves a rookie superhero sugar glider from certain doom.

Running time: 85 mins


Cinema revised release date 26 November 2020

Sony Pictures Animation’s Connected is an original animated comedy. When Katie Mitchell, a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her plans to fly to college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time. Katie and Rick are joined by the rest of the family, including Katie’s wildly positive mom Linda, her quirky little brother Aaron, and the family’s delightfully chubby pug Monchi for the ultimate family road trip. Suddenly, the Mitchells’ plans are interrupted by a tech uprising: all around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones, to appliances, to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!

The Croods 2

Release date 24 December 2020

An all-new adventure back in time with THE CROODS 2. Returning stars Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke welcome Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage to the film’s cast as The Croods face their biggest threat since leaving the cave: another family.


Release date 26 December 2020

A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.

Running time: 90 mins

Boss Baby 2

Release date 25 March 2021

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 15 April 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 27 May 2021

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


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 Batman

Release date 30 September 2021

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

Sing 2

Release date 26 December 2021

Sequel to the 2016 animated film Sing

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


Event Cinemas

Six Auckland locations: Albany, Broadway, Manukau, Queen Street, Queensgate & St Lukes

Hawkins Theatre


Lido Cinema


Matakana Cinemas


Monterey Cinemas 


Reading Cinemas

New Lynn

Rialto Cinemas


Silky Otter Cinemas


The Bridgeway


Waiheke Island Community Cinema

Oneroa, Waiheke Island