If you’re wanting to take the kids to the movies these school holidays, there are some great family-friendly flicks to enjoy. Our Summer Holidays Movie Guide includes a synopsis of each movie, its release date, running time and rating. So, get your popcorn ready – it’s time to sit back, stay cool and relax!


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. The film features all-new songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed by Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”) and Jared Bush (codirector “Zootopia”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”) and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. 

  • Release Date: Now Showing
  • Running Time: 109 mins
  • Rated: PG

Sing 2

Buster Moon (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.

  • Release Date: Now Showing
  • Running Time: 110min
  • Rating: PG

Clifford the Big Red Dog

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!

  • Release Date: Now Showing
  • Running Time: 96 mins
  • Rated: PG

The Addams Family 2

Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back! Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Release Date: 6th January
  • Running Time: 93 mins
  • Rated: PG

Around the World in 80 days

A bookish marmoset embarks on an adventure to travel around the planet in 80 days in this loose animated retelling of the Jules Verne classic.

  • Release Date: 20th January
  • Running Time: 82 mins
  • Rated: PG

For more school holiday activity inspiration, head to our What’s On calendar where you’ll find creative workshops, library fun, and more!

Melville Mums
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