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Movie Guide: What’s in cinemas these Winter School Holidays

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Are you looking for some indoor entertainment to keep the kids amused these school holidays? Our School Holiday Movie Guide features everything you need to work out watch to watch at the cinemas these holidays… including ratings, duration and the trailer! There’s lots to choose from!


Guide to School Holiday Movies: Winter 2024

There’s nothing better than grabbing the popcorn and heading off to the local cinema for some great school holiday movie deals. If you’re looking for some of the best movies out these School Holidays, we have them for you.

Here’s a list of top school holiday movies for families! Be sure to check the ratings to check if the movie is age appropriate for your children.


Best animated movies for kids

Inside Out 2

In ‘Inside Out 2,’ Disney and Pixar dive back into Riley’s mind, now a teen, as it faces unexpected changes: new Emotions! With Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust unsure how to handle the arrival of Anxiety and others, voiced by Maya Hawke. Amy Poehler returns as Joy, joined by a stellar cast including Lewis Black and Diane Lane. Directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen, and featuring a screenplay by Meg LeFauve and Dave Holstein, ‘Inside Out 2’ promises a captivating journey with a score by Andrea Datzman.

  • Release date: 13 June 2024
  • Rated: PG
  • Running time: 96 mins
  • Stars: Amy Poehler

Despicable Me 4

In Illumination’s Despicable Me 4, Gru, the beloved former supervillain now working as an agent for the Anti-Villain League, makes a thrilling comeback after seven years in a fresh, adventurous saga brimming with Minion chaos.

  • Release date: 20 June 2024
  • Rated: PG
  • Running time: 94 mins
  • Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Steve Coogan, Miranda Cosgrove

The Garfield Movie

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.

  • Release date: 30 May 2024
  • Rated: G
  • Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Chris Pratt, Ving Rhames, Cecily Strong, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham
  • Running time: 101 mins

Zog & The Highway Rat

Zog: A keen but accident-prone dragon learns how to become a dragon at Dragon School.

The Highway Rats: A greedy rat sets out on an expedition to suffice his craving for buns, biscuits and sweets. However, while trying to steal sugary treats, he lands himself in trouble.

  • Release date: 4 July 2024
  • Rated: G
  • Cast: Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman, Rocco Wright, David Tennant, Rob Brydon, Frances de la Tour
  • Running time: 53 mins

The Sloth Lane

After a terrifying storm destroys their home, a speedy sloth named Laura and her kooky family are forced to move to the big city with nothing but their prized family recipe book – and a rusted old food truck. The family’s delicious food soon catches the eye of a quick witted cheetah named Dotti (voiced by Ghostbusters’ Leslie Jones) who will stop at nothing to revive her failing fast food business, Zoom Fuel. Featuring great Aussie voice talent including Dan Brumm (Uncle Stripe in Bluey) and Remy Hii (Spider-Man: Far From Home).

  • Release date: 25 July 2024
  • Rated: PG
  • Cast: Leslie Jones, Remy Hii, Olivia Vásquez, Teo Vergara, Ben Gorroño, Facundo Herrera
  • Running time: 89 min

Best Family Movies

IF

Discover the captivating story of ‘IF,’ crafted by the creative genius, writer, and director John Krasinski. Dive into a magical journey where a young girl unlocks the extraordinary ability to see everyone’s imaginary friends. Follow her as she embarks on a fascinating adventure to reunite forgotten IFs with their kids. ‘IF’ features a stellar cast including Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and extraordinary voices such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., and Steve Carell, embodying the playful characters born from the powerful depths of a child’s imagination.
  • Release date: 16 May 2024
  • Rated: PG
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Bobby Moynihan, Cailey Fleming
  • Running time: 105 mins
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