Best family films of 2018 so far


It’s been a great year for the movies, especially for films the whole family can enjoy. We’ve taken some of our top picks for this year. If you haven’t seen them yet, some are still showing at select cinemas so get in quick!

1-Tomb Raider

The latest Tomb Raider film features Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, whose father died under mysterious circumstances when she was a young girl. Now in her college years, Lara refuses to follow in her father’s footsteps and take over his global empire, but is forced to solve the mystery of his death. Parental guidance advised.

2-A Wrinkle in Time

This critically acclaimed film tells the tale of the two young children of scientist Mr Murray. When Mr Murray discovers a new planet, and a new means of traveling there, he leaves his children behind and they do not hear from him for five years. Determined to rescue their father, the children must brave a dangerous journey to the most evil planet in the universe.

4-Black Panther

This film follows on from Captain America: Civil War, but you don’t have to have seen them both to enjoy Black Panther. King T'Challa returns home from the war to take the throne of the futuristic African nation of Wakanda. Here however, he’s met with rival factions vying for his title. When the two biggest enemies of the king conspire to destroy his kingdom, the hero Black Panther must save the day. Parental guidance advised.

5-Peter Rabbit

The very first adaptation of this beloved children’s story book, Peter Rabbit is funny, cheeky and suitable for the whole family. Peter wants the vegetable treasure in Mr McGregor’s forbidden garden. Mr McGregor wants Peter rabbit away from his prized produce. And they both seek the affection of animal-loving woman who lives next door...

6-Isle of Dogs

This funny and original film is about Atari Kobayashi, the guard dog of a corrupt major. When all the dogs in the city are exiled to a garbage dump, Atari teams up with his mate Spots and a team of local mongrel friends, to save the city and all its beloved canine pets.


Jumanji retells the story of a much-loved childhood classic, but revamps it for modern times. When four teenagers uncover an old video game console, the are sucked into the game’s jungle-themed setting, and must overcome treacherous obstacles to reach the end alive. Parental guidance is also advised for this one.

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