Kids & Family Movies In Cinemas for Summer 2022

Movies for Kids

Summer is coming, and there are lots of big movies coming out in the UK in June, July and August to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays.

There are movies from all your favourite movie franchises including Minions, Toy Story and Jurrasic Park

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Jurassic World: Dominion

A huge franchise returns with the epic conclusion to the Jurassic Park movies with Jurassic World: Dominion (Cert 12A) which is in cinemas on 10th June.

Four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live - and hunt - alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

In a stunning movie which features never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects, two generations of Jurassic Park stars meet in this finale which includes Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Jake Johnson, Sam Neill, Chris Pratt, Campbell Scott, Omar Sy, Mamoudou Athie, BD Wong, Scott Haze, Bryce Dallas Howard, DeWanda Wise, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, Dichen Lachman and Justice Smith.


What is probably the most anticipated animation of the summer is out on 17th June. Lightyear (Cert U) is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy from Toy Story. The story follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew.

As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.

With the voices of James Brolin, Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Efren Ramirez, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Uzo Aduba, Dale Soules and Mary McDonald-Lewis.

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Minions: The Rise Of Gru

1st July sees the release of the long-awaited Minions: The Rise of Gru (Cert U). It tells the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.

Gru is growing up in the suburbs; as a fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, he hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together they deploy their skills as Gru builds their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.

But when Gru outsmarts the Vicious 6 and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil, he turns to an unlikely source for guidance - former Vicious 6 leader Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

With an amazing voice cast that includes voices of Steve Carell as Gru, with Pierre Coffin returning as the Minions, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

Thor: Love And Thunder

The latest instalment of the huge Thor franchise, Thor: Love And Thunder (Cert TBA, probably 12A) is released on 7th July finds our hero on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced - a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg plus ex-girlfriend Jane Foster and together, they embark upon a cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

The cast sees the return of all your Thor favourites including Matt Damon, Karen Gillan, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt and Taika Waititi along with Christian Bale as Gorr.

The Railway Children Return

Based on the much-loved book and film The Railway Children, this movie is an enchanting and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. The Railway Children Return (Cert TBA) is set in 1944.  As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.

There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury her daughter, Annie, and grandson Thomas, and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. But when the children discover an injured American soldier hiding out in the rail yard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to help their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

Starring original cast member Jenny Agutter along with Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay, KJ Aikens, Beau Gadsden, Eden Hamilton, Austin Haynes and Zac Cudby the movie opens on 15th July.

Still Showing

Here are some of the already released movies that are still showing in many cinemasin the UK.

The Bob's Burgers Movie

The Bob's Burgers Movie (Cert PG) is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy-winning series. A ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob's Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers' plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant.

Released on 27th May 2022 it features the voices of Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Kline and David Wain.

Boonie Bears: Back To Earth

When an unknown object from space lands on Earth, formerly timid bear Bramble gains new powers and an extra-terrestrial sidekick, a mysterious alien-cat-creature named Avi. Bramble learns that Avi’s people, the Rhyot, originated from Earth millions of years ago, but after Earth became inhabitable, they had to flee their home planet. But when Avi leads Bramble to the ancient relics of his people, a high-tech human army using all sorts of weapons attacks.

Released on 27th May 2022, Boonie Bears: Back To Earth (PG) features the voices of Joseph S. Lambert, Sara Secora, Maxx Rinehart, Kieran Katarey, Christopher Price and Olivia Seaton-Hill.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

In Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (12A), the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

Opening on 6th May it stars Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez, Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong.

Downton Abbey: A New Era

From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the second Downton Abbey film, Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG). Opening on April 29th, much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

In this follow up to the hit first Sonic the Hedgehog movie, in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 our animated hero is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in a search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

This film has a stellar cast including James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Lee Majdoub and Jim Carrey with the voices of Ben Schwartz, Colleen O'Shaughnessey and Idris Elba. It is on release from 1st April.

The Bad Guys

The latest movie from DreamWorks is The Bad Guys, also out on 1st April. Based on the New York Times best-selling book series, it features a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet - becoming model citizens.

When the gang is finally caught, they broker a deal which means that they set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance.

With the voices of Sam Rockwell,  Marc Maron, Craig Robinson, Richard Ayoade and Awkwafina.

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