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Spring family movies!

It’s Spring and there are loads of new release feature films for families to share!

Classification ratings can help you choose a film for you and your children to watch.

Below is a list of some of the latest release children’s and family films. Click on a title to read about what’s in the film, using the new 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.

 

The Angry Birds Movie 2

PG – Mild crude humour and course language

An animated children’s film in which the inhabitants of two rival islands, Pig Island and Bird Island, forge a truce in order to defeat a new threat and save their way of life from destruction.

UglyDolls

G – Very mild themes and animated violence

An animated children’s film in which a rejected doll, Moxy, rallies the other Uglydolls in a quest to a find a child to love her.

Abominable

G – Some scenes may scare very young children

An animated children’s film in which Yi and her friends help a magical yeti named Everest to return to his family.

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue

G – Very mild themes

An animated adventure where Marshall takes the place of The Whoosh, a race-car driver, to compete in the final championship race against The Whoosh’s arch-rival The Cheetah.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

PG – Mild sense of threat

A live-action adaptation of the animated television series, Dora the Explorer. Dora must locate and save her parents on their quest to find an ancient lost city of gold.

A Second Chance: Rivals!

PG – Occasional mild coarse language

An Australian children’s film which follows Maddy and her coaching of a young gymnastics team and their success.

Ride like a girl

PG – Mild themes and coarse language

An Australian dramatised film about the life of Michelle Payne, the first woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

PG – Mild fantasy themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children

A fantasy sequel to the film, Maleficent, wherein Aurora must face difficult choices when Prince Phillip proposes to her.

A Boy Called Sailboat

PG – Mild sexual references

A comedy about a young boy who finds a small guitar and writes a magical song that changes the fortunes of his family.

Cats

PG – Mild themes and animated violence

A Chinese animated adventure film in English that follows a cat named Blanket and a female macaw called Mac, who search for Blanket’s son, Cape, after he decides to leave home and embark on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise, Peachtopia.

The Last Wish

PG – Mild themes and violence

A Chinese film that follows a high school student, Gao Yuan, suffering from muscular dystrophy and his determination to complete his last wishes before dying. The film is in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Take Home Pay

PG – Mild violence and coarse language

An action-comedy film from New Zealand/Samoa in which two Samoan brothers, Alama and Popo, travel to Auckland for work. When Popo steals Alama’s earnings and runs away, Alama enlists the help of private investigator, Bob Titilo, to find him. The film is in English and Samoan with English subtitles.

Suzi Q

M – Coarse language

An Australian documentary about the career and personal life of the legendary rock’n’roll star, Suzi Quatro, who rose to fame in the early 1970’s, and inspired a generation of female rock artists.

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Alice Miranda: Friends Forever

G – Very mild themes

From the best-selling books comes Alice-Miranda Friends Forever. Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Girls Academy is a place of friendship and fun, but also high drama, mystery and intrigue. Alice-Miranda is the youngest ever student.

Emu Runner

Emu Runner

PG – Mild themes and course language

Emu Runner is a lyrical story about the impact a mother's death has on an Aboriginal family living in an isolated community. The story is seen through the eyes of Gem, a spirited 8-year-old girl, who deals with the grief of her mother's death by forging a bond with a wild emu, a mythical bird of her ancestors.