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Holiday fun: 8 films to keep the kids entertained [watch]

30/09/2022

Holiday fun: 8 films to keep the kids entertained [watch] Sing 2', Spider-Man: No Way Home' and more: Here are eight films for the kids to enjoy over the school holidays. Take a look

by Naledi de Wee

30-09-2022 20:33

in Entertainment

Here are eight films for the kids to enjoy over the school holidays. Image: Supplied

The school holidays have kicked off and you're probably figuring out how to keep the kids busy. We've put together eight amazing films to keep the little ones busy during their break. Take a look at a few movies to stream on Showmax.

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1. SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME' Spider-Man: No Way Home was the biggest box office movie of 2021. Spider-Man/Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) turns to Doctor Strange for help after his identity is revealed. Things take a dark turn when a spell goes wrong, which forces Peter Parker to figure out what it means to be Spider-Man.

The movie also stars Emmy-winning actress Zendaya who plays MJ and Benedict Cumberbatch plays Doctor Strange. Spider-Man: No Way Home is recommended for children 11 years and older.

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WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

2. SING 2' Sing 2 is the sequel to the 2016 animation film, Sing. Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly and Nick Kroll all reprise their roles while Black Panther's Letitia Wright, Eric Andrew and Chelsea Peretti reprise their roles.

In the film, the larger-than-life koala, Buster Moon (played by Matthew McConaughey), and friends are hoping to launch their most extravagant stage production yet. Before they can do that, they need to win over Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale) and Clay Calloway (U2 frontman Bono).

Song 2 is recommended for children ages 7 and older.

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WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

3. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE' BAFTA-winning film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife picks after Ghostbusters II. A single mom and her two kids move to a farm in Oklahoma which they inherited from her estranged father. With time, they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the legacy their grandfather left behind.

The film stars Emmy-nominated actors Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Critics Choice Award winner Paul Rudd and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard.

Children 10 years old and older are likely to enjoy Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

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4. SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY' Space Jam: A New Legacy, the sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam, sees basketball champion LeBron James and his son in an AI digital space. LeBron, Bugs Bunny and his gang are forced into a heated game of a high-stakes basketball game.

The film stars Zendaya, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green and Rosario Dawson and is recommended for children ages 7 years old and up.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

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5. THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS' One of the top 40 box office hits of 2021, The Boss Baby: Family Business follows the now-adult Templeton brothers who have drifted apart over the years. A new boss baby brings them together.

Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin reprises his role as the Boss Baby alongside James Marsden, Jeff Goldblum, Lisa Kudrow, Amy Sedaris, Eva Longoria and Jimmy Kimmel. The Boss Baby: Family Business is recommended for children ages 6 years old and up.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

6. PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE' Based on the pre-school television series, Paw Patrol: The Movie follows Ryder and his pack of puppy friends who take over Adventure City, but sadly a greedy mayor is turning it into chaos.

Liberty, voiced by Black-ish star Marsai Martin, joins the Paw Patrol squad on their adventures. The film is recommended for children aged 4 and up.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

7. TOM & JERRY': THE MOVIE' Tom and Jerry, the world's favourite cat and mouse duo, are back in Tom & Jerry: The Movie. In the film, Jerry moves into a posh New York hotel on the eve of the wedding of the century. Event player Kayla (played by Chlo Grace Moretz) hires Tom to get rid of the unexpected visitor. Naturally, Tom and Jerry's cat-and-mouse chase almost destroys her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel.

The film stars Michael Pe a, Ken Jeong, Patsy Ferran and Jordan Bolger.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

8. CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG' Clifford the Big Red Dog was nominated for a 2022 Kids' Choice Award for Favourite Movie. The film is based on a series of children's books by Norman Bridwell and centres on Clifford, a tiny puppy who takes on the world.

The live-action film stars Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Tony Hale, Kenan Thompson, John Cleese and Rosie Perez.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

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