All the best family movies hitting our screens in 2024

Parenting News 30 May 24 By

Moana 2
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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 …

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.


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.


Disney Pixar Inside Out 2 Promotional poster

Inside Out 2

In cinemas 13 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! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone.


DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE movie still and poster

Deadpool and Wolverine

In cinemas 25 July, 2024

Marvel Studios’ Deadpool & Wolverine delivers the ultimate team-up throwdown!

Sure to thrill Marvel fans, Shawn Levy directs the highly anticipated flick, Deadpool & Wolverine, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen.


Harold and the purple crayon movie promotional poster

Harold and the Purple Crayon

In cinemas 12 September ’24

Inside of his book, adventurous Harold (Zachary Levi) can make anything come to life simply by drawing it. When the power of unlimited imagination falls into the wrong hands, it will take all of Harold and his friends’ creativity to save both the real world and his own.

Harold and the Purple Crayon is the first film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic that has captivated young readers for decades.


First look still from Moana 2

Moana 2

In cinemas 28 November, 2024

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 on 28 November, 2024.


Lion King: Mufasa

Mufasa: The Lion King

In cinemas 19 December, 2024

The story starts with Mufasa, a young cub who’s lost and alone until he meets Taka, a sympathetic lion who’s next in line for royalty. Their meeting sets off a journey for a diverse group of outcasts searching for their destiny. Along the way, they face challenges that test their bonds as they band together to escape a dangerous enemy.

Introducing Blue Ivy Carter as Kiara, daughter of King Simba and Queen Nala and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala.

Stream at home …

Barbie movie Margot Robbie Ryan Gosling

Barbie

On Netflix and Binge

When Barbie (Margot Robbie) starts questioning her perfect life, she goes on a journey of self-discovery through both Barbieland and the real world, with Ken (Ryan Gosling) at her side.

Barbie hit cinema in July 2023 and now after a long wait, the Barbie movie will be available to stream for free on Binge and Netflix in Australia on May 8.

Barbie is also available to rent/buy on both Prime Video and Apple TV+ from $6.99. 

(Image: Disney)


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.

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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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