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Cinemas are back! Winter holiday movies

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With cinemas reopening around Australia, you and your family can finally go to the movies again!

Classification ratings and consumer advice can help you choose what you, your young children and teenagers watch.

Below is a list of some of the latest release children's and family-friendly films for the winter holidays. We have also included films for older children and teenagers.

Click on a title to read about the classification of the film. If the film was classified initially for release in a cinema, you may read more about it by using the More Information feature.

You can also use the search function at the top of the page to find classification information for films and computer games to watch and play at home.

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Red Shoes and Seven Dwarfs
G—Very mild themes and animated violence
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is an animated fantasy film which re-imagines the original Grimm's fairy tale of Snow White.

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SamSam
G—Very mild themes
Samsam is a children's animated cosmic adventure film in which SamSam, a young superhero in training, befriends Mega, the mysterious new student in school, and discovers that superpowers come in all shapes and sizes.

PG Films

The impact of the content contained in PG (Parental Guidance) films is mild, but these films may contain storylines, images or sound effects that some children may find confusing or upsetting, which is why parental guidance is recommended for people under the age of 15 years.

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Dolittle (re-release)
PG—Mild themes and violence
Dolittle is an American fantasy adventure film, in which a doctor who can talk to animals is recruited to save the Queen of England by finding a magical fruit.

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Jumanji: The Next Level (re-release)
PG—Mild fantasy violence, coarse language and crude humour
Jumanji: The Next Level, is an American fantasy adventure comedy film, in which Spencer returns to the fantasy world of Jumanji and his friends are joined by Spencer's grandfather on a mission to rescue him. The film is a sequel to the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the fourth instalment of the Jumanji franchise.

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Master Cheng
PG—Mild themes, nudity and coarse language
Master Cheng is a dramatic Chinese/Finnish co-production in which a chef visits a small town with his son, after the death of his wife, and transforms the menu of one of its restaurants. The film is in English and Finnish (with English subtitles).

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Mulan
PG—Mild themes and battle violence
Mulan is a live-action remake of the 1998 animated film in which a young Chinese woman disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (re-release)
PG—Comedic action violence
Sonic The Hedgehog is a live-action adventure film based on the popular character from Sega's game of the same name. Sonic finds himself on Earth, chased by both the government and a super villain, Dr Robotnik. Sonic befriends a police officer, Tom, and together they must defeat Dr Robotnik.

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Spies in Disguise (re-release)
PG—Mild themes and animated violence
Spies in Disguise is an animated action film about a world-famous spy, Agent Lance Sterling, who must rely on his geeky tech support officer, Walter Beckett, after he is accidentally turned into a pigeon when an experiment goes awry.

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The Personal History of David Copperfield
PG—Mild themes and violence
The Personal History of David Copperfield is a UK film, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, in which the titular character recounts the adventures of his youth.

M Films

The impact of material in M rated films is moderate and they are not recommended for children under the age of 15 years. However, the M category is not legally restricted, so anyone of any age may access this content.

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Bellbird (re-release)
M—Coarse language
Bellbird is a New Zealand film in which a farmer, Ross, starts to learn to open up to other people after his wife dies unexpectedly.

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Bloodshot (re-release)
M—Science fiction themes, action violence and coarse language
Bloodshot is an American action film, in which a soldier who died is brought back to life using nanotechnology, before discovering his memories are not his own and he is not in control of his own body.

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Love Sarah
M—Coarse language
Love Sarah is a British romantic drama film, in which a young woman wishes to fulfil her late mother's dream of opening a bakery in Notting Hill, London. She enlists the help of her mother's best friend and her grandmother.

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Never Too Late
M—Coarse language
Never Too Late is an Australian film in which a group of ex-POWs plot to escape from their retirement home.

MA 15+ Films

Films classified MA 15+ (Mature Accompanied) are considered unsuitable for people under 15 as they have strong content. They are legally restricted to people 15 years and over, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must remain for the duration of the film.

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The Invisible Man (re-release)
MA 15+—Strong themes and violence
The Invisible Man is an American horror film, in which a woman receives news that her abusive ex-boyfriend has committed suicide. As she tries to rebuild her life, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect he is not dead.

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The Taverna
MA 15+—Strong coarse language
The Taverna is an Australian comedy film set in a Greek restaurant in Melbourne. Complications arise when the manager allows a waitress to substitute for the belly dancer when she is unable to perform as advertised.

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Waves
MA 15+—Strong coarse language
Waves is an American drama that follows the journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.