NSM Movie Guide for the Winter School Holidays


Keen to take the kids to the flicks these holidays? As usual, there are heaps of new family-friendly movies in cinemas, just in time for the Winter School Holidays. Our Movie Guide have everything you need to work out what’s best for your family… including ratings, duration and the trailer! So take a look and crack the popcorn…


Incredibles 2

Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
  • Release Date: 14 June 2018
  • Running Time: 125 mins
  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener
  • Rated: PG

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
  • Release Date: 21 June 2018
  • Running Time: 128 mins
  • Director: J.A. Bayona
  • Cast: BD Wong, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Daniel Stisen, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell, Jeff Goldblum, Justice Smith, Kamil Lemieszewski, Rafe Spall, Ted Levine, Toby Jones
  • Rated: M

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist going along. But once they leave port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Now it’s Mavis’ turn to play the overprotective parent, keeping her dad and Ericka apart.
  • Release date: 28 June 2018
  • Running time: 95 mins
  • Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
  • Rated: CTC

Show Dogs

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
  • Release date: 5 July 2018
  • Running Time:92 mins
  • Director: Raja Gosnell
  • Cast: Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne, Will Arnett
  • Rated: PG. Mild violence

Ant-Man and the Wasp

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

  • Release date: 5 July 2018
  • Running time: 118mins
  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, David Dastmalchian, Tip, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Randall Park, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas
  • Rated: CTC

Local Cinemas

For more holiday inspiration, check out our Essential Guide to Winter School Holidays.


1 Comment

  1. Rebecca

    June 29, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Hi wonderful NSM’s
    Thank you for al the work you do for families.
    Just wanting to alert to the fact that “Show Dogs” which is one of the films you have featured has caused great concern about some of it’s subtle grooming style content. There has been much protest and concern raised and the “questionable” scenes have been edited and deleted – however it remains important that this should still be made aware to families that this content has been part of this film.
    Thank you again.

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