• 7 Movies You and the Kids Don't Want to Miss This Year!

    You’ll enjoy them as much as your kids — maybe even more!
    by Kitty Elicay .
7 Movies You and the Kids Don't Want to Miss This Year!
PHOTO BY @spiderversemovie, @grinchmovie, @wreckitralph via Instagram
  • Can you believe there are less than two months before the year ends? Of course, that also means there is a slew of family movies coming out, with the holiday season approaching. Bond with the whole brood in the cinemas or in the comfort of your own couch with this list, from heartwarming titles to fantasy, comedy, and animation, we’ve compiled everything for you!

    Movies Showing November 2018

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    In theaters on November 16

    The much-awaited sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is finally here! If your family are big fans of the wizarding world, then you definitely won’t want to miss this new series that’s both a spin-off and prequel of the Harry Potter franchise.

    In this next installment, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) attempts to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Along the way, he’ll meet a younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and learn more about Nagini’s past (yes, the Dark Lord’s most beloved giant snake). While the movie promises fantasy, adventure, and lots of magic for the whole family, the movie is rated PG (Parental Guidance suggested) as there are dark themes that parents might not like for their young children.

    Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

    In theaters on November 21

    From surviving the arcade, Ralph is now set to conquer another exciting world — the Internet! He’ll be going on another quest with fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz to search for a replacement part that will save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. They’ll meet a lot of familiar characters along the way, including the Disney Princesses! Yep, Snow White, Belle, Ariel, Princess Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Elsa, Anna, Tiana, and Rapunzel will all make an appearance!

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    The Grinch

    In theaters on November 28

    This is the third adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! but who’s complaining? The plot follows the Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) as he plans to stop Christmas from being celebrated in Whoville by stealing all the town’s decoration and gifts dressed as a fake Santa Claus. Helping him in his hijinks is his loyal dog and sidekick Max, and new pet reindeer Fred.

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    Movies Showing December 2018

    Aquaman

    In theaters on December 11

    There’s been no shortage of superhero movies in the past decade, and after his appearance in the last Justice League movie, Aquaman’s origin story is something every comic book fan has been waiting for. And did you know Jason Momoa a.k.a. Aquaman himself is coming to the Philippines?

    Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), a half-human, half-Atlantean, is forced to reconcile his loyalties to the surface world and his role as ruler of Atlantis, as the Atlanteans continue to grow hostile of the humans polluting their oceans. Is Aquaman worthy of being a king — watch and find out.

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse      

    In theaters December 12

    While it’s not an installment of Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot — it’s an animated comedy, after all — it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out. This film follows alternate universes called the “Spider-Verse” and features many Spider-Men in each universe. It follows Miles Morales, who was created in the comic books as a successor of Peter Parker, as he juggles high school and superhero life. He comes across parallel dimensions and their versions of Spider-Man and they work together to stop a threat to their worlds.

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    You can also watch holiday films without going out of the house!

    Here are movies you can catch on streaming site Netflix:

    The Christmas Chronicles

    Streams on November 22

    Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a plan to catch Santa Claus on camera — but this Santa Claus is way cooler than they expected. After causing his sleigh to crash, the siblings nearly ruin Christmas, but they work with Santa and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it’s too late.

    Super Monsters and the Wish Star

    Streams on December 7

    This Super Monsters special happens the night before Christmas.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Netflix

    If your kids already love this children’s animated series about a group of preschool kids whose parents are the world’s most famous monsters, then they’ll love this special Christmas episode.

    On the Night Before Christmas, the kids’ wishes start coming true. First for Lobo, whose favorite cousin, Vida, arrives for a surprise visit. Then, for Glorb, who wishes he could be everywhere at the same time. What other wishes will come true? Watch and find out!

    Looking for more? Check out Netflix’s curated list of holiday-themed family movies and shows here.

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