The Best Family Movies Lead

Tom and Jerry hits theatres on February 26, 2021

With movie-going on hold due to constant theatre closures and delayed releases in 2020, we're looking to 2021 for a year of new movies stocked with fairy tales, new animation, robot adventures, musicals and ever-popular sequels and reboots.

Of course, the pandemic reality is still with us, so there's always a possibility that these release dates may change or that movies will stream via digital retailers, so stay tuned for updates.

In the meantime, here's the list of the best kid's movies to look forward to in 2021...


The Best Family Movies 2021

Tom and Jerry (2021)

One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of "the wedding of the century," forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. With Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Rob Delaney. Directed by Tim Story.


Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon

In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. With Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina. Directed by Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada.


The Best Family Movies 2021

The Boss Baby: Family Business

The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family business. With Amy Sedaris, James Marsden, Jeff Goldblum. Directed by Tom McGrath.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

  • Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Release Date: April 2, 2021 - Date changed to July 2, 2021
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Website: www.sonypictures.com
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Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family. With James Corden, Elizabeth Debicki, Lennie James. Directed by Will Gluck.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Ron's Gone Wrong

  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Release Date: April 23, 2021 - Date changed to October 22, 2021
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion via 20th Century Studios
  • Website: www.dneg.com/show/rons-gone-wrong/

Set in a world where walking, talking, digitally connected bots have become children's best friends, Ron's Gone Wrong tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who finds that his robot buddy doesn't quite work. With Ava Morse, Iara Nemirovsky. Directed by Jean-Philippe Vine, Octavio E. Rodriguez.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Black Widow (2021)

At birth the Black Widow "aka Natasha Romanova" is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative. With Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz. Directed by Cate Shortland.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Rumble

  • Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Release Date: May 14, 2021 - Date changed to February 18, 2022 
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Website: www.rumblemovie.com
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In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father's footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion. With Ben Schwartz, Will Arnett, Terry Crews. Directed by Hamish Grieve.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Cruella

A live-action feature film following the evil exploits of Cruella de Vil, the villain from the Disney film, "101 Dalmatians." With Emma Thompson, Emma Stone, Mark Strong. Directed by Craig Gillespie.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Spirit Untamed

Lucky Prescott's life is changed forever when she move from her home in the city to a small frontier town and befriends a wild mustang named Spirit. With sabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins, Andre Braugher and Eiza González. Directed by Elaine Bogan.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Vivo

Vivo, Sony Pictures Animation's first-ever musical adventure featuring all-new original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, will take audiences on an epic adventure to gorgeous and vibrant locations never before seen in animation. No cast info available. Directed by Kirk DeMicco, Brandon Jeffords.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Luca

On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human. With John Ratzenberger, Drake Bell. Directed by Enrico Casarosa.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

  • Comedy, Fantasy
  • Release date: June 21, 2021 - Date changed to November 11, 2021
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Website: www.sonypictures.com
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When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. With Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon. Directed by Jason Reitman.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Minions: The Rise of Gru

  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Release Date: July 2, 2021 - Date changed to July 1, 2022
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Website: www.minionsmovie.com
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In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. With Julie Andrews, Michelle Yeoh, Steve Carell. Directed by Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Cinderella (2021)

A modern musical version of the classic fairy tale "Cinderella". The film is scheduled to be released in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX. With Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Nicholas Galitzine. Directed by Kay Cannon.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Space Jam: A New Legacy

NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this long-awaited sequel. With Sonequa Martin-Green, Don Cheadle, Xosha Roquemore. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Jungle Cruise

Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element. With Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Edgar Ramírez. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania 

  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Release Date: July 23, 2021 - Changed to October 1, 2021
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Website: www.sonypictures.com

Drac’s Pack is back, like you've never seen them before. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania will be the final chapter of the successful franchise from Sony Pictures Animation.  With Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez. Directed by Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Paw Patrol: The Movie

  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Release Date: August 20, 2021
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Website: N/A

The Movie is an upcoming computer-animated family adventure comedy film directed by Cal Brunker, based on the children's television series PAW Patrol created by Keith Chapman. Plot unknown. With Dax Shepard, Iain Armitage, Tyler Perry. Directed by Cal Brunker.


The Best Family Movies 2021

My Little Pony Movie (2021)

  • Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: September 24, 2021
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Website: N/A

The third theatrical movie based on the "My Little Pony" brand. Plot and cast unknown.


The Best Family Movies 2021

The Addams Family 2

  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Release Date: October 8, 2021
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • Website: N/A
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The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters. Sequel to the 2019 animated film, "The Addams Family." With Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Isaac. Directed by Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Clifford the Big Red Dog

  • Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Release Date: October 8, 2021
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Website: N/A
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A young girl's love for a tiny puppy named Clifford makes the dog grow to an enormous size. With Darby Camp, Sienna Guillory, Horatio Sanz. Directed by Walt Becker.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Encanto

  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
  • Release Date: November 24, 2021
  • Website: N/A
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The film is centered on a young girl and her family in Colombia, who all have magical powers. Sadly, the young girl has no powers. Directed by Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith. No cast info. The new movie features music by Tony-winning Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Sing 2

Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show. With Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon. Directed by Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet.


The Best Family Movies 2021

Connected

Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams. Her whole family drives Katie to school together when their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising. The Mitchells will have to work together to save the world. With Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph. Directed by Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe.

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