Family Movies In Cinemas for October Half Term 2021

Movies for Kids

We look forward to the cinema releases for September and October 2021, and discover what is in store for October Half Term 2021 at the movies.

For Halloween there is the next installment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise Transformation and the 20th anniversary rerelease of the first film about everyone's favourite boy wizard Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Plus there is a new Boss Baby film to see, some new fun with Thomas & Friends and a heartwarming story of friendship in the digital age, Ron's Gone Wrong.

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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

When Van Helsing's mysterious invention, the "Monsterfication Ray", goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (TBC).

In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it's too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.

With the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Selena Gomez.

Thomas & Friends: Race For The Sodor Cup

Super-fast Kana is convinced that her speed is all she needs to win the Race for the Sodor Cup, a competition that draws engines from all over the world. However, when a practice race goes wrong causes her partner, Kenji, to get hurt, Kana ends up paired with Thomas.

Kana and Thomas will discover that it takes teamwork to become the best racers they can be, but is it enough to defeat the international champions and win the Sodor Cup? With the voices of Aaron Barashi,  Henri Charles and Henry Harrison.

Ron's Gone Wrong

Ron's Gone Wrong is the animated story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his 'Best Friend out of the Box.'  

Ron's hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship. With the voices of Olivia Colman, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms.

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO.

But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. With the voices of James Marsden, Jeff Goldblum, Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria, Amy Sedaris, Lisa Kudrow and Alec Baldwin.

Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Anniversary

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: The Magical Movie Mode [20th Anniversary Edition]

Hard to believe, but it is 20 years since Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone first hit the big screen and turned Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson into global superstars. 

To celebrate this, the film will be in cinemas during October 2021 so you can go to the movies like it’s 2001 (What, no smartphone?). With it’s staggering cast of British talent and amazing special effects this movie stands the test of time.

The Addams Family 2

Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with 'scream time'.  To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. On their vacation they have run-ins with their iconic cousin, It, as well as many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong?

With the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron and Chloe Grace Moretz.

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The recent movie releases from summer 2021 still showing at some cinemas. Last chance to see the biggest hits of the summer.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action movie Space Jam: A New Legacy (TBC).

When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life!

Starring LeBron James, Eric Bauza along with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.

The Croods 2: A New Age

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home in this long awaited sequel The Croods 2: A New Age (PG).

When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved ... except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans. With their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world's first houseguests, it isn't long before tensions reach a breaking point.

With the voices of Catherine Keener, Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds

The Paw Patrol Movie

The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty in The Paw Patrol Movie (TBC).

Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Joining the PAW Patrol in their thrilling first big screen adventure are the UK cast members from the original series’ along with Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel.

After half term we will be looking forward to the movies coming up for Christmas 2021 including Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Spiderman No Way Home.

About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!

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