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Summer holiday movies

The summer holidays are here and there are loads of new release films for families to share!

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

Below is a list of some of the latest release children's and family-friendly films. We have also included films that older teenagers, mum, dad and the grandparents may like to watch together. Some films are in a foreign language with English sub-titles.

Remember more films will be classified and released throughout the holiday period, especially on 26 December and 1 January – so keep coming back to check on new classifications! Some films to look out for include: Dolittle (about the well-known Doctor who can ‘talk to the animals', a live action re-imagining of a classic film); 1917 (an epic war drama from acclaimed Director, Sam Mendes); and Just Mercy (a biopic about a US civil rights defence attorney).

In the list of films below, 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.

 

FARMAGEDDON

G – General

A Claymation comedic children's film, in which Shaun the Sheep meets an alien who has crash landed on Earth.

KOKO A Red Dog Story

G – Very mild themes and coarse language

A light-hearted Australian documentary film about the star of the 2011 feature film Red Dog, a kelpie dog named Koko, and his relationship with the film’s producer, Nelson Woss.

Little Women

G – Very mild themes

A coming-of-age period drama film, based on the novel of the same name. The film, set in the 1860s, follows the four daughters of the March family as they grow from childhood to adulthood in the aftermath of the American Civil War.

Playmobil the Movie

G – Very mild themes, animated violence and coarse language

A live action/animated comedic film about a young woman, Marla, who follows her inquisitive brother, Charlie, into the magical world of Playmobil.

Poster of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

PG – Mild themes, violence and coarse language

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and a journalist assigned to write a profile on him.

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The Addams Family

PG – Mild themes and animated violence

An animated comedy film following the creepy and spooky Addams family as they prepare to host a large family celebration.

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Children of the Sea

PG - Mild fantasy themes and infrequent coarse language

A girl, Ruka, meets two mysterious boys raised by dugongs, Umi and Sora. The film is Japanese anime with English subtitles.

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Dolittle

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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Frozen II

PG - Some scenes may scare younger children

An animated sequel in which Elsa, Anna and their friends leave her kingdom in a quest to find the origin of Elsa's powers.

JUMANJI: The Next Level

PG - Mild fantasy violence, coarse language and crude humour

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.

Last Christmas

PG - Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language

A romantic comedy in which a young woman named Kate, who works in a Christmas ornament shop, meets Tom and her life takes an unexpected turn.

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Pati Patni Aur Woh

PG - Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language

An Indian film in which a married man lies about his marriage to a new woman he meets. The film is in Hindi with English subtitles.

Playing with Fire

PG - Mild themes and crude humour

A Canadian film in which a straight-laced fire superintendent, Jake, and his elite team of fire-fighters are tasked with looking after three children.

The Queen's Corgi

PG – Mild themes and animated violence

The Queen’s Corgi is a Belgian animated comedy about the Queen’s “top dog” who leaves the Palace only to be betrayed by a close friend.

Violet Evergarden Gaiden - Eternity and Auto Memory Dolls

PG – Mild themes

An animated film in two parts, in which Violet – an android – teaches Isabella – a student at a gated academy – manners, etiquette and dance skills, and assists Taylor – a young orphan – to reconnect with her estranged sister. The film is in Japanese with English subtitles.

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Bombshell

M – Mature themes, sexual reference and coarse language

A dramatic American film in which a group of Fox News employees launch legal proceedings against its CEO, Roger Ailes, for sexual harassment.

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Fisherman's Friends

M – Coarse language

Based on the true story of ten fishermen from Cornwall, who are signed by a major record label and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album, Sea Shanties.

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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

M – Science fiction violence

The 9th film in the Star Wars series, in which the remains of the Resistance battle the surviving First Order, in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

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1917

MA 15+ – Strong war themes

A Word War I drama in which two young British privates are given a mission to deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life

MA 15+ – Strong violence and coarse language

The third film in the Bad Boys franchise, which follows Miami police officers, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey. Marcus and Mike team up with a new elite police team to confront the ruthless cartel boss, Armando Armas.