It’s that time of the week again when parents are off and children need entertaining — so here’s a list of the best kids movies in theaters this weekend.
The movies are ordered with the most recently released first.
Check out the trailers and read the short descriptions for some inspiration of what you and your children could watch.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (PG-13)
Just out, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children tells the story of Jake (Asa Butterfield) as he goes on an amazing adventure into a world of alternate realities. Stars Eva Green as Miss Peregrine, Chris O’Dowd as Jake’s dad Franklin and Jude Dench as Miss Esmerelda Avocet. Average to good reviews.
Storks have moved on from delivering babies to dropping off packages for global Amazon-esque company Cornerstone.com. But top deliverer Junior accidentally starts the Baby Making Machine and has to figure out what to do before his boss finds out. Average reviews.
The Wild Life (PG)
Tuesday the parrot lives on a desert island with a host of other animals, and dreams of discovering the world. After a storm Robinson Crusoe washes up on their beach. Can all the animals live in harmony? Didn’t get good reviews, but still fun for kids.
Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)
Kubo summons a spirit from the past by accident which kicks off an age-old vendetta and fulfil his destiny. Voices including Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Charlize Theron and Rooney Mara. Very good reviews.
Pete’s Dragon (PG)
Wood-carver’s daughter Grace heads off on an epic adventure to find out if her dad Mr. Meacham’s stories of dragon who lives in the woods is true. When she meets Pete, who claims to live with the dragon, things get interesting. Good reviews.
Ice Age: Collision Course (G)
The fifth instalment in the Ice Age series, and definitely not the best but still seems to do the trick for kids as Scat continues his pursuit of the elusive acorn — in space. Didn’t get good reviews but still fun for kids.
The Secret Life of Pets (PG)
Jack Russell Max lives in a Manhatten apartment but his life is turned upside down when his owner Katie adopts a stray called Duke and all manner of adventures unfold. Good reviews.
The BFG (PG)
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved kids book where Sophie comes into contact with the Big Friendly Giant and gets taken to Giant Country in a whizpopping adventure. Mark Rylance stars as the BFG. Good reviews.
Finding Dory (PG)
The sequel to Finding Nemo as Dory is reunited with Nemo and Marlin in a bid to uncover the truth abot where she came from and so much more. Very good reviews.
Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG)
The sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, this time round Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has to travel back into the past to save Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter. Didn’t get great reviews, but still fun.
That’s it for this weekend. Check back next week for more great kids movies to watch over the weekend.