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.



Release date: 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

Dragon Rider

Release date: 1 January 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. 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

Wonder Woman 1984

Release date: 4 December 2020

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.

The Witches

Release date: 4 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
Rating: M

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


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

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



More films for kids and families coming soon to Auckland cinemas

Raya and the Last Dragon

Release date  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: 107 mins
Rating: PG

Raya and the Lost Dragon

Two by Two: Overboard

Release date 5 March 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.

Tom and Jerry

Release date 15 April 2021

Jerry, a small mouse, lives within the walls of a large, New England country home where he’s befriended the longtime owners, a loving elderly couple. Their unique, comedic friendship comes to an end after the elderly couple passes on and their house is put up for sale. When a young family moves in, Jerry’s determined to scare them away from taking over his home. The family quickly adopts a stray cat, later named Tom, to help rid them of their pest problem. In an epic battle for the house, Tom & Jerry soon discover their growing adoration for the family and must work together to protect them from an outside threat. Through their teamwork, they both learn the ultimate value of family and friendship.

Duration: 101 minutes


Release date 27 May 2021

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

Peter Rabbit 2

Release delayed until 10 June 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

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.


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.

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 Boss Baby: Family Business

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. Tim and his wife, Carol the breadwinner of the family, live in the suburbs with their super-smart 7-year-old daughter Tabitha, and adorable new infant Tina. Tabitha, who’s at the top her class at the prestigious Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood, idolizes her Uncle Ted and wants to become like him, but Tim, still in touch with his overactive youthful imagination, worries that she’s working too hard and is missing out on a normal childhood. When baby Tina reveals that she’s—ta-da!—a top secret agent for BabyCorp on a mission to uncover the dark secrets behind Tabitha’s school and its mysterious founder, Dr. Edwin Armstrong it will reunite the Templeton brothers in unexpected ways, lead them to re-evaluate the meaning of family and discover what truly matters. 

Running time: 45 mins

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


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