Family Movies In Cinemas May Half Term 2019

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Here’s where we look forward to the family movies coming up in time for May Half Term 2019, and there are some great kids movies coming up including the next installment of The Secret Lives of Pets and the much anticipatelive-action version of Disney's Aladdin.

Out now! All the family movies out on DVD, Blu-ray and to Download for May and June 2019

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Cert TBA) is out on 27th May and follows summer 2016’s The Secret Lifs of Pets.

Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and has a child, Liam.  On a family trip to the countryside, Max meets a farm dog named Rooster, and both attempt to overcome his fears. Meanwhile, Gidget tries to rescue Max's favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment, and Snowball sets out on a mission to free a white tiger named Hu, from a circus.

With the voices Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and many more.


This is the much anticipated live-action adaptation of Disney studio's animated classic Aladdin (Cert TBA), in UK cinemas 24th May 2019. You probably know the story; Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat is smitten with the Sultan's daughter Princess Jasmine, who wants to have a say in how she lives her life.

Jafar is an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself. The Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah  is eager to find a proper husband for his daughter, Jasmine, but she has other ideas…

Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Navid Negahban and Numan Acar.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu

When ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his 21-year-old son Tim decides to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former partner, Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Cert PG) a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself.

Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces, chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City--a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side. Together they uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Out on 10th May the film stars Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy and Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

After 2014's Godzilla and 2017's Kong: Skull Island, comes Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, (Cert TBA) which is out on 31st May. It’s an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.

Stars include Ken Watanabe, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown and Charles Dance.

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups

When a comet strikes earth, the crew head over to see what’s going on. After digging up the sand around the radioactive meteor, the Paw Patrol stumble upon a magical source that will change their lives forever.

Having gained super powers from the meteor, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Zuma, Everest, Rocky, and Marshall are all stronger, faster, and more powerful than ever before. And with the world in peril, their new abilities have arrived just in time…

The gang are back in Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups (Cert TBC), and this time they’re ready to save the world.

The Nickelodeon favourite hits the big screen and stars the voices of Kallan Holley, Berkley Silverman, Drew Davis, Devan Cohen, Samuel Faraci and Carter Thorne.

A Dog's Journey

Released on 3rd May, A Dog’s Journey (PG) is the next chapter of the beloved bestselling series by author W. Bruce Cameron, following on from last year’s A Dog’s Purpose.

This family film told from the dog's perspective serves as the much-anticipated follow-up to the soulful story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

The film stars Josh Gad as the voice of the dogs, plus Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenburger and Betty Gilpin.

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