As we are well pass the mid-year mark of 2019, there’s still plenty to look forward to in the world of movies. Here is a list of family-friendly films that you should pencil in to enjoy on a day out with the kids.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Everyone’s friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man returns in the second instalment of his stand-alone franchise that picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Following the loss of Tony Stark, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is forced to step up as a superhero during his summer vacation to take on new villains that threaten the safety of everyone on Earth before it’s too late.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is playing in cinemas now.
Disney’s The Lion King
Known for being an animated Disney classic from the ’90s, the remade live-action version of The Lion King tells the story of Simba (Donald Glover) who was exiled when he was a cub after tragedy struck. But, with the help from an unlikely pair of friends, Simba takes the time to figure out how to grow into a responsible adult before returning home to confront the truth about his exile.
Disney’s The Lion King hits cinemas 18 July 2019.
Playmobil The Movie
Created in the likes of the popular Playmobil toys, this live-action/animated feature follows Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) who is forced to put her carefully structured life on hold to locate her younger brother who has disappeared into the animated world of his Playmobil toys. What ensues is an epic journey of fun accompanied with upbeat songs that all will enjoy.
Playmobil The Movie hits cinemas 29 August 2019.
Dora and The Lost City of Gold
Based off the popular Nickelodeon animated series, Dora The Explorer, this is a live-action adaption that sees Dora (Isabela Moner) heading off on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind the lost city of gold.
Dora and The Lost City of Gold hits cinemas 29 August 2019.
The Angry Birds Movie 2
Contrary to their relationship from the first film, The Angry Birds Movie 2 sees the birds and pigs put aside their differences as they unite to fight against a common threat that endangers their way of life.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 hits cinemas 5 September 2019.
Go on an epic 2,000-mile adventure that takes you from the streets of a Chinese city to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes as teenage Yi and her friends (Chloe Bennet) try to reunite a young Yeti with his family.
Abominable hits cinemas 12 September 2019.
Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
The film picks off several years after the events of the first film as it continues to explore the complex relationship between Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and Aurora (Elle Fanning). When new alliances are formed, new adversaries appear that adds a strain on their already complicated relationship as Maleficent strives to protect the moors and the magical creatures within.
Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hits cinemas 17 October 2019.
The Addams Family
The Addams Family is back together for yet another extended family reunion only this time, they are made to deal with the advances of the 21st century and a treacherous, greedy, arrogant, and sly reality television host who threatens to unravel their lives for all to see.
The Addams Family hits cinemas 31 October 2019.
Disney’s Frozen 2
Three years after the events of the first film, Elsa (Idina Menzel) starts to hear strange sounds from the North calling out to her. In an effort to find out what it is, she embarks on a new adventure beyond Arendelle with her sister Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad), and Sven to uncover the mysterious sound and discover the origin of Elsa’s magic.
Disney’s Frozen 2 hits cinemas 21 November 2019.
Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
The town of Mossingham has always been a quiet town until the arrival of a mystery visitor from somewhere within the galaxy. Upon meeting the impish and adorable alien with amazing powers, Shaun the Sheep sees an opportunity to escape his mundane life and sets off on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic vision back home before a sinister organisation takes her away.
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon hits cinemas 12 December 2019.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
With what’s left of the Resistance since the events of The Last Jedi, the group has to face off with the First Order once again while dealing with the past and their own internal turmoil. During this time, the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith will reach its all-time high as the battle between the Light and the Dark side comes to a definitive end.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits cinemas 19 December 2019.
Jumanji: The Next Level
Despite the destruction of the Jumanji video game, Spencer (Alex Wolff) had kept the pieces of the game and repaired it. When his friends arrive at his house, they find Spencer missing with the game running. In order to locate him, they decide to re-enter Jumanji to save him. Unbeknownst to them, Spencer’s grandfather and his friend were inadvertently sucked into the game too. Together with the teens, they have to get used to their avatars and find Spencer to escape Jumanji once again.
Jumanji: The Next Level hits cinemas 25 December 2019.
Spies in Disguise
Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. While Lance is charming, Walter relies on his smarts and invention to make up for his lack of social skills. Though only ever interacting with Lance when he requires gadgets for his mission, an unexpected incident occurs which forces the two into an unlikely partnership to carry out an ultimate mission.
Spies in Disguise hits cinemas 25 December 2019.