New Disney classics, Wonka reimagined and blockbuster sequels; there are so many films hitting the silver screen in 2024! Here are all the new family movies you'll want to watch with the kids this year.
Sitting in relative peace and quiet with a big bucket of popcorn on a trip to the movies is one of our favourite easy activities to do with the kids (it’s also a great way to sneak in a mum time-out power nap…). So when the rain is pouring, and you’re looking for wet day winners, or you just want a rest in the air con for a few hours, you’re going to need this list of all the new movies at the cinema scheduled for release in Singapore in 2024.
Where to watch movies on the big screen in Singapore
If you’re looking for a cinema in Singapore, there are several options to choose from, and you are sure to find a complex near you. Shaw Theatres have regular cinema halls, but they also offer huge IMAX screens, a Lumiere experience with roomy leather recliners, and Dreamers, which is the first theatre designed with families in mind. There are comfy sofas, and kids are easily forgiven for popcorn spills and being a little noisier than in a typical cinema!
Golden Village cinemas are scattered throughout the island, and they also offer a Gold Class option with plush reclining seats, a lightweight blanket, and premium food and beverage choices. This is great for a date night or a special movie moment!
The Projector at Golden Mile Tower is primarily known for screening art house films and has an old-world vibe, however they do show the occasional blockbuster! Often there are combined screenings with talks and thought provoking discussions.
New movies now showing at Singapore cinemas in 2024
A retelling of a much-loved classic is always risky, but we are excited to see what Wonka has in store. Willy Wonka, from Roald Dahl’s infamous book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is portrayed in new film Wonka. This is the origin story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. Expect an “intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humour.”
Starring Timothée Chalamet as the infamous chocolate maker, this vivid big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas who is determined to change the world. Believe that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible! We can’t wait to take the kiddos to this one!
Runtime: 116 minutes
2. The Trolls band together in a brand new adventure
This new movie is hitting our screens in Singapore on 2 November and we are so excited for the return of the rainbow-haired Trolls! In the new movie adventure Trolls Band Together, we discover not only that Branch has brothers, but that he was part of a boyband! As a result, we can expect relentless references to boybands past and present and a toe-tapping soundtrack. We’re expecting lots of jokes only millennials will understand. This is one for the whole family!
Runtime: 100 minutes
Another new Disney film to have on your radar – Wish follows the story of 17-year-old Asha and the legend of the wishing star. Asha makes a wish to the sky, which is answered by a ball of boundless energy called Star. Will Asha and Star work together to make a difference?
Run time: 95 minutes
4. Marvel Studios’ The Marvels
In Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels,” Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as “The Marvels.”
Rating: To be advised
5. The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes
Experience the story of The Hunger Games 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem. The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol.
With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.
Rating: PG13 (some violence)
Running time: 157 minutes
Paw Patrol is on a roll! Little super fans of the super pups won’t want to miss the team’s latest movie, coming to the cinema in Singapore on 28 September. When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the Paw Patrol pups superpowers. Can the pups band together to stop Victoria Vance, the evil scientist?
Run time: 1 hour, 33 minutes
7. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
We love a sequel, and htis one is set to be huge! In Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Aquaman (Jason Momoa) forges an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to save Atlantis and the rest of the planet in this thrilling tale of brotherhood. After failing to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta wields the power of the mythic Black Trident to unleash an ancient and malevolent force. Hoping to end his reign of terror, Aquaman forges a suprising alliance with his brother, Orm, the former king of Atlantis. Setting aside their differences, they join forces to protect their kingdom and save the world from irreversible destruction.
Rating: To be advised
Illumination productions (think Minions) are back with a new film – Migration. The story follows a family of ducks who convince their Dad to set off on a vacation of a lifetime – sounds fun!
9. Harold and the Purple Crayon (postponed to August 2024)
This kids’ story book is coming to the big screen! Follow Harold, a little boy who can create what he needs in the world by drawing it with a purple crayon. We’re holding out for the release date on this one.
So, which of these 2024 new movies are you most excited to see at the cinema (and at home)?!