A trip to the cinema is one of the best ways to spend a rainy day indoors. Two hours sitting in the dark with fully entertained kids? A classic. And we’re more than happy with the upcoming movies hitting the cinema this year. From animated sequels to Disney classics and of course, superhero action must-sees, we’ve put together the fam-friendly movies to see with kids this year.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
First up on the list is the dragon-tastic How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Hiccup and Toothless stumble across anoth Night Fury and discover there is a hidden world for dragons. However, all it’s not all plain sailing (or should we say flying?) as mean ol’ hunter Grimmel is determined to wipe out every last dragon. Booooo!
Release date: 31 January 2019
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Brace yourselves, parents. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and now everything is MORE awesome and in SPACE so you’re about to hear that song again, and again, and again. The Lego Movie 2 is heading our way.
Release date: 7 February 2019
We’re always up for more female superheroes, especially when the uber fab Brie Larson is involved! Captain Marvel is the next hero in the Marvel Universe to hit the silver screen so you better brush up on your superhero knowledge before you head to the cinema.
Release date: 7 March 2019
Tim Burton is the first this year to get a Disney remake into movie theatres. Dumbo, the most adorable little elephant that ever there was, is soaring to new heights this March. The live action remake features two lovely children who take care of Dumbo, as well as a sinister circus plot that separates the baby elephant and his mother (nooo). Our advice? Bring tissues.
Release date: 28 March 2019
Following the incredibly shocking and emotionally draining Avengers: Infinity War, things are looking pretty grim for the heroes. We’re not sure how they’re going to bring the series to a conclusion but we’re definitely looking forward to finding out in Avengers: Endgame. And seeing more of Chris Hemsworth.
Release date: 24 April 2019
The second live-action Disney movie of the year is Aladdin. It looks like it’s staying true to the original movie but not much is known about it yet. If you’re still on the fence about whether to see this or not, Will Smith is in it and he plays Genie. ‘Nuff said.
Release date: 24 May 2019
The Secret Life Of Pets 2
It’s Snow Time! We love pets and it seems ultimate movie of cute pets, The Secret Life of Pets is hopping back to the cinema for a sequel. Snowball is donning an adorable little cape for this one and we’ll be seeing Max and his friends, Chloe and Gidget, getting up to more shenanigans in this animated comedy.
Release date: 30 May 2019
Toy Story 4
Woody and the gang are hitting the road in the fourth installment of Pixar’s Toy Story. And it seems like a new toy called Forky, a plastic fork turned into a toy, is joining them for the ride. Looks like someone hasn’t ditched the disposables. This one can’t come soon enough if you ask us!
Release date: 20 June 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Tom Holland is swinging by this summer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. The new movie is set in Europe where he and his friends battle a villain named Mysterio, played by popular mum-crush, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Release date: 5 July 2019
The Lion King
The third Disney classic remake, The Lion King (pictured top) is roaring to the cinemas in July, and we can’t wait! Following Simba the lion cub, we’re pretty sure this is going to be about as warm and fuzzy as it gets.
Release date: 18 July 2019
Just as the fuss died down and your daughter finally stopped insisting on visiting the supermarket dressed as Elsa from Frozen, it’s back. And probably with that song. We predict lots of happy little ones as Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf embark on a new adventure to discover the history behind Arendale. If you are still trying to get the tunes from the first movie out of your head, you’ll just have to let it go…
Release date: 27 November 2019
What else is on?
There’s lots more films to look forward to this year and lots of them are sequels. There’s not much we know about these movies yet, but we’re expecting a sequel to Kingsman, Angry Birds and the conclusion of the Skywalker saga in Star Wars: Episode IX. Mums should definitely look forward to Men In Black: International for some Chris Hemsworth gun-touting suit-wearing action alongside the awesome Rebecca Ferguson. But we’re not holding our breath for Pokemon Detective, and its lack of 2D animation cuteness (Pikachu is voiced by Ryan Reynolds and we have mixed feelings about that).
Check back folks as more news of the big movies is released as we’ll be updating regularly. Popcorn at the ready!
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