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5 Family-Friendly Movie Picks for Rainy Days In!

by THN

With spring beginning but the weather looking miserable, there’s no better way to stay out of the rain and wait for sunnier days than to pop on a movie that the whole family can enjoy! From the adventures of a giant red puppy in the brand new Clifford the Big Red Dog to a stolen snail in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge on the Run. There are plenty of kid-friendly films to choose from to keep the family entertained until the sun comes out and we’ve lined up just 5 of our picks below…

Darby Camp and Jack Whitehall star in CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Based on the much loved Clifford story book series written by Norman Bridwell, Clifford the Big Red Dog brings the classic canine character that we all know and love to the big screen!  Tasked with keeping her giant dog from destroying her family’s apartment, Emily Elizabeth and her Uncle Casey must try and raise the enormous pup while keeping it out of harm’s way in the Big Apple! Clifford the Big Red Dog is great fun for all ages and features an excellent cast of Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall and many more. You can watch Clifford’s latest adventure from the comfort of your sofa as it is available to Download & Keep now!

Sherlock Gnomes

“What the fertiliser?!” Our favourite garden adventurers are back in this wonderful rendition of Sherlock Holmes to help Gnomeo and Juliet save the day! After the gnomes go missing from the garden, Gnomeo and Juliet call the only pottered detective they know to help – Sherlock Gnomes. With the help of their new detective friend and his sidekick Dr. John Watson, the pals take off on their mission to find their friends and save them from pottery peril! The cast includes mega stars we all know and love such as Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine and Maggie Smith as well as music from the one and only, Elton John. 

Playing With Fire

It’s hard enough fighting flames, but even more of a challenge to look after 3 new children! Playing with Fire follows elite smokejumpers faced with looking after children they saved from a fire until their parents can reunite with them. But taking care of these kids proves harder than they thought, with shopping trips for unicorn toys, a garage of bubble bath and flare guns – looking after this bunch isn’t easy! Starring John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Dennis Haysbert, Brianna Hildebrand and Judy Greer, this comedy is guaranteed laughs.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora and Boots are back in their own live action feature film! When Dora leaves the jungle behind to attend high school, she struggles to settle in but makes friends and attends a school field trip, only to get kidnapped and taken right back to the jungle! Now, Dora must save her parents and solve the mysteries of the Lost City of Gold. With Dora’s knowledge of the jungle and her classmates’ help, their mission to find Dora’s parents is a great adventure story for kids of all ages! Starring Isabela Merced, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña and Danny Trejo, it’s a cast that both parents and children will love.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge on the Run

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Squarepants is back for a new adventure with Patrick and the rest of the gang! After Gary is “snailnapped” SpongeBob must work with his friends to find his beloved pal. With new animation and stunning visuals, this movie features Bikini Bottom like you’ve never seen it before. With a fabulous all star cast including Tom Kenny, Keanu Reeves, Snoop Dogg, Awkwafina, and Danny Trejo this new adventure under the sea makes for great family viewing.

Clifford the Big Red Dog is available to Download & Keep now and on DVD & Blu-ray™ from the 14th March.

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