All the best family movies hitting our screens in 2024

Parenting News 23 Feb 24 By

Still from the trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Keep the popcorn coming (and maybe pop some M&Ms on top...)

Whether you are planning a trip to the cinema or opting for a cosy movie night at home, there are plenty of highly anticipated, family-friendly movies hitting our screens in 2024.

From animated adventures to heart-warming dramas and whether you have little kids or teens, we’ve rounded up a list of the most anticipated family movies coming to cinemas and streaming services soon.

Grab your popcorn and get ready for some movie magic!

Family films coming to cinemas and streaming in 2024

New movies to watch with your kids

Scroll down to see the new films coming throughout the year.

Coming to cinemas …

Still from the trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire 

In cinemas March 21, 2024.

In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to the iconic New York City firehouse to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.


IF movie Ryan Reynolds

IF

In cinemas May ’24

In IF, Ryan Reynolds’ character discovers that his neighbour can see ‘imaginary friends’. Only thing is, these imaginary friends have been abandoned as their kids, the ones that had first imagined them in the first place, have grown up, and now they have nowhere to go. 

Director John Krasinski uses daughter’s imaginary friends to find the inner kid in us all.


First look still from Moana 2

Moana 2

In cinemas November ’24

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic animated musical Moana 2 takes audiences on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers. After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced. Moana 2 opens in Australian cinemas in November 2024.


Combta wombat back 2 back movie still

Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back 

In cinemas from 29 February 2024

The dynamic Aussie duo Combat Wombat and her sidekick Sweetie star in the action-packed, fun-filled big screen adventure, Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back. 
 
The fantastically colourful Aussie-mation features an all-star voice cast including Deborah Mailman, Ed Oxenbould, Maggie Diggins, David Wenham, Elizabeth Cullen, Mark Coles Smith, Dan Brumm and Grant Denyer.


Garfield

Exclusively in cinemas May 30, 2024

Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.


Inside Out 2

In cinemas June 2024

Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions!


Stream at home …

Elemental

On Disney+

Set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together.

The story introduces Ember, a quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about their world.

Wade is an empathetic 20-something water guy who isn’t afraid to show his emotions, Clod is a street-smart earth kid with a gentle heart and Gale is an air element with a big personality.

(Image: Disney)


Indiana Jones: Dial of Destiny 

On Disney+

Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this fifth installment of the iconic Indiana Jones franchise.

Set in 1969 against the backdrop of the Space Race, we see Indiana Jones teaming up with his goddaughter (Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag) on a new quest.

(Image: Disney)


Ryan Gosling Margot Robbie Barbie movie

Barbie

Streaming on Prime Video

The Barbie movie not only stars Australia’s own Margot Robbie, and Ryan Gosling, but a host of stars including Michael Cera, America Ferrera and Ncuti Gatwa.

The colourful characters, LOL comedy moments, eye-popping outfits, catchy songs, amazing dance moves and actor spotting is hugely entertaining. Adult themes are subtle and mostly hidden from younger audiences who are distacted by the flamboyance.

(Image: Warner Bros. Pictures)


Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

On Paramount Plus

Fourteen years since the orginal Transformers film hit cinemas, the sequel will take audiences on a 90s globe-trotting adventure as it follows a group of humans and Transformers as they unite to stop a global threat from a new enemy faction known as the Terrorcons.

(Image: Paramount Pictures)


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

On Disney+

Miles goes on an adventure with Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman across the multiverse where he meets a new team of Spider-People, known as the Spider-Force, but comes into conflict with them over handling a new threat.

(Image: Disney)


The Amazing Maurice

On Apple TV, Foxtel Now and Stan.

The story follows a streetwise cat named Maurice, who leads a group of intelligent rats in a scheme to scam humans by pretending to be a pied piper and ridding towns of their rat infestations.

However, their latest target, the town of Bad Blintz, has a dark secret, and the group soon finds themselves in the midst of a dangerous adventure.

(Image: Sky Cinema)


Peter Pan & Wendy

On Disney+

Another amazing live action adaptation of the classic story, following Peter Pan and Wendy as they journey to Neverland and battle Captain Hook.

The adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel Peter and Wendy tells the story of a young boy who never grows up and his adventures in the magical world of Neverland.

(Image: Disney)


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