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? Escape to the movies with our Winter Holidays Movie Guide, which features everything you need to work out what’s best for your family… including ratings, duration and the trailer! Check out these school holiday movies.


Guide to School Holiday Movies: Winter 2022

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 winter 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 flick is age appropriate for your children.


Best animated movies for kids

Lightyear

The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Chris Evans lends his voice to Buzz. Annie Award-winning director and veteran Pixar animator Angus MacLane helms “Lightyear”. Galyn Susman produces. 

  • Release date: 16 June 2022
  • Rated: PG
  • Stars: Chris Evans

Minions: The Rise of Gru

From the biggest animated franchise in history and global cultural phenomenon, comes the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, in Minions: The Rise of Gru. In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. 

  • Release date: 23 June 2022
  • Rated: PG
  • Stars: Dolph LundgrenSteve Carell, Alan Arkin, Danny Trejo, Taraji P. Henson, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme

My Sweet Monster

King is unable to believe the fact that his beloved child, Princess Barbara, is all grown up. He still tries to watch over the Princess, but the 16-year-old Barbara throws a tantrum at her birthday party. While everybody is distracted, the throne is seized by a sneaky post clerk Weasel. However, unsatisfied with being the sole ruler of the Kingdom, he also plans to marry Barbara. Princess Barbara runs away from the palace and finds herself deep in the woods. She bumps into Boogey the Outlaw and his friend the Wicked Rabbit.

Barbara’s interference wreaks havoc into the ordinary bachelor-style life of the two friends. Barbara meddles into everything, arranges her own set of rules, and keeps getting on their nerves with her assumptions about Prince Edward. She imagines how Prince Edward defeats the impostor, reinstates the King, and proposes to Barbara. Just like the books says. To get rid of Barbara, Boogey decides to go as far as to find the Prince Edward, stop the Weasel and restore.

  • Release date: 23 June 2022
  • Rated: PG
  • Stars: Lyubov Aksyonova, Aleksey Chumakov, Alena Doletskaya, Timur Kerimov

The Bob’s Burgers Movie

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.

  • Release date: Out now
  • Rated: PG
  • Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Schaal, Kevin Kline, John Roberts, H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Best action & adventure movies

Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

  • Release date: Out now
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Stars: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly

Jurassic World Dominion

From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. 

  • Release date: 9 June 2022
  • Rated: M
  • Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Omar Sy, Laura Dern, Chris Pratt, Sam Neill, Scott Haze, BD Wong, Campbell Scott, Jeff Goldblum, Mamoudou Athie, Jake Johnson, DeWanda Wise, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, Dichen Lachman, Justice Smith

Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods.

  • Release date: 6 July 2022
  • Rated: CTC
  • Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Taika Waititi, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale
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