You can check out what’s showing below; first, though, we wanted some recommendations from bloggers Sally and Flea, the mother-daughter duo behind Who’s the Mummy?, on classic kids’ films to watch over the summer holidays. Here’s what they said:
When it comes to the summer holidays, I’m with Dr Seuss, who wrote that you can still have lots of good fun that is funny – even when the sun is not sunny (or when the sun is in fact too sunny to bear.)
The key is having a supply of good family movies that will keep the kids (including the really big kids) happy. So today, Flea and I are sharing with you ten all-time favourite kids’ films that should be on your summer hols watching list.
Sally’s Top 5Goonies: I’m honestly not sure I can be friends with someone who doesn’t love The Goonies, and can’t do the Truffle Shuffle on demand. It’s a perfect adventure story for kids and tweens.
The Princess Bride: It’s my firm belief that if you don’t show your children this movie, you are failing in your duty. As you wish.
Spirited Away: This Japanese animation is a super accessible introduction to the work of acclaimed director Miyazaki. It’s magical, absorbing and touching.
Flea’s ListFreaky Friday: I love the new version of this film, with Lindsay Lohan, it’s really funny. Can you imagine your mum inhabiting your body and talking to your crush? Watch it with a cushion to hide when it gets too cringe!
The Fault in Our Stars: Sometimes you just need to sit on the sofa with a bucket of popcorn and cry for two hours. This is the film that will give you that.
Edward Scissorhands: I think this is the best film I’ve ever seen. It’s funny and sad and romantic and weird. Edward is an outsider who has scissors instead of hands, and the film tells the story of a family that tries to help him.
What’s on at Vue:
- Toy Story 4 - out now, get tickets and times
- The Queen's Corgi - out now, get tickets and times
- The Lion King - out 19 July, get tickets and times
- Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans, out 26 July, get tickets and times
- Birds of a Feather - out 26 July, get tickets and times
- The Angry Birds Movie 2 - out 2 August, find out more here
- Playmobil: The Movie - out 9 August, find out more here
- Dora And The Lost City Of Gold - out 16 August, find out more here
- UglyDolls - out 16 August, find out more here
- Horrid Henry On The Big Screen - out 23 August, get tickets and times