Looking for an adventure-filled film for your next family movie night? Here are 12 of our favourite live-action and animated movies the whole family will love.
Parental discretion is always advised.
Can one little caveman possibly stop the Bronze Age in its tracks and unite his tribe against the enemy? Eddie Redmayne is the voice of Stone Age caveman, Dug, in this stop-frame animation. It’s feel-good slapstick comedy that Wallace and Gromit creator, Nick Park, does so well.
The voice of Peter Rabbit will be well familiar to all Carpool Karaoke fans. James Corden stars in this cinema release of Beatrix’s Potter’s classic tale of wascally wabbits (no wait, wrong rabbit!). A combination of live action and CGI brings the story to life.
A Wrinkle in Time
Disney dabbles in sci-fi in this tale of a sister, brother and friend who are sent into space to find their scientist father. The movie is causing waves in the entertainment industry due to its strong female lead characters and was filmed in New Zealand. The cast include Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Oprah Winfrey.
In this sequel to the adorable Gnomeo & Juliet film, the gnomes recruit Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
Isle of Dogs
When Wes Anderson is involved in a movie, you know it’s going to be, shall we say, a little different. Voiceovers by Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Ed Norton tell the adventure of a Japanese boy searching for his dog.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Contrary to the way these things are supposed to go, Han Solo really is everyone’s favourite hero in the Star Wars franchise (sorry Luke!). This standalone Star Wars film follows a young Han along with his trusty sidekick, Chewbacca, before they joined the good guys and took on Darth Vader. With Ron Howard directing, we’re betting on a box office hit.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The outrageous success of Jurassic World as a follow-up to the original Jurassic Park movies meant that a sequel was inevitable. Jeff Goldblum returns to reprise his role, along with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. There will be big dinosaurs, lots of action and scary moments aplenty!
The Incredibles 2
Fourteen years! Fourteen!! That’s how long we have had to wait for the sequel to what turned out to be a very popular CGI super hero movie from Pixar. This time Mr Incredible is the house-husband while Elastigirl is out saving the world. Expect Jack-Jack (the baby) to steal all the best scenes!
Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
The Hotel Transylvania movies have been quietly raking in the big dollars from ticket sales alongside other more publicised movie franchises. The creators seems to have struck on a winning combination and the third installment sees the same cast and director return for what’s sure to be another hit. This time the fanged family are off on a family holiday aboard a Monster Cruise Ship.
I defy any Winnie-the-Pooh fan not to smile and sigh just a little when Pooh makes his entrance into this live action tale of a grown-up Christopher Robin. Ewan McGregor stars but we all just want to give Pooh a hug!
James Corden (again!) along with Channing Tatum, Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez star an animated film about yetis – not one, but a whole community of them. There’s a twist in this monster tale with the yetis being deathly afraid of the creature known as “smallfoot” (ie humans).
A hip-hop loving rottweiler police dog goes undercover at a dog show to save a kidnapped baby panda. Yeah, OK … just take my money!