School holiday films playing in NZ cinemas


Looking to treat the tamariki to the magic of cinema? We’ve rounded up all the big family-friendly films playing on the big screen these school holidays.

Peter Rabbit 2

Now in cinemas (find times and tickets)

James Cordon, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and director Will Gluck return for the sequel to the 2018 live-action/CGI feature rendition of Beatrix Potter’s classic character. Adventuring beyond the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated. But when his family risks their lives searching for him, he must decide what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Tom and Jerry

Now in cinemas (find times and tickets)

Chloë Grace Moretz, Ken Jeong, Michael Peña and Colin Jost  star in this live-action/animated feature alongside the classic Hanna-Barbera characters. Jerry (the mouse) has taken up residence in a fancy Manhattan hotel, a life that’s going swimmingly until a street-smart new employee (Moretz) teams up with Tom (the cat) to rid the premises of their rodent problem ahead of a lavish wedding ceremony.

Two by Two: Overboard

Now in cinemas (find times and tickets)

The sequel to the 2015 animated family film, which followed the animals who missed Noah’s ark, centres on two castaways trying to reunite a family and out-run a volcano.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Now in cinemas (find times and tickets)

OK, not one for the younger kids, but might be worth considering for the over-10s—an M-rated battle between two enormous titans that has also been laying waste to the New Zealand box office.