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7 Best New Family Movies Like Paddington

2017

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville

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Growing up, you might have enjoyed the Paddington books that have been around since 1958. These books featured a cute little bear who came from a deep and dark part of Peru. Paddington wore a hat and a duffel coat, loved marmalade, a sometimes carried a battered suitcase. Paddington was adopted by a British family called the Brown’s and he liked to keep in touch with his aunt Lucy who raised him as a cub. She still lives in Peru. The first Paddington movie was released in 2014. This story was about Paddington’s arrival in the big city, meeting the Brown’s, and the clumsy events that came with his curiosity. Just recently, a new Paddington movie was released called Paddington 2.

This Paddington 2 movie is one of the best family films of the year. Paddington 2 is a CGI animated, live-action comedy delight. This movie for kids and adults begins with showing us that Paddington has finally settled down with the Brown’s. He’s learned many things and has become a little less destructive, but curiosity still gets this adorable and polite bear into trouble. In Paddington 2, Paddington starts to do odd jobs to get enough money for a birthday gift for his beloved aunt. Lucy is turning 100 years old. Unfortunately, the perfect gift that Paddington is saving up for has just been stolen and he takes it upon himself to catch the thief.

Sequels are known to be disappointing but this one is worth watching. This Paddington bear film is terrific on all levels. It’s brilliantly animated, hilariously funny, the characters are engaging, and the action sequences will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. If you’re looking for the perfect Friday night family movie or just something to watch on a Sunday afternoon in bed, consider this one, you won’t be disappointed. For more of recent kids movies that will also be enjoyed by adults, browse our list of best new family movies like Paddington below, you’ll love them all, guaranteed.

*** Some of the movies below haven’t been released yet. We will update our lists as soon as they do. Take a look at our other lists to find something to watch immediately.

Peter Rabbit

Expected Release Date: February 9th, 2018

2018

Starring: Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson

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The first addition to our list of top new family movies like Paddington has to be Peter Rabbit. The Peter Rabbit is also about a character from a book we all knew as a child. Do you remember the cute little bunny who didn’t listen to his mom and went over the fence into Mr. McGregor’s garden? This movie brings the classic Beatrix Potter story to life. Peter Rabbit. The Peter Rabbit full length movie features Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-Tail as they disobey their mother numerous times and get in trouble with the ornery Mr. McGregor.


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Coco

2017

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

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Coco is a Disney Pixar animation that must be added to our list of good family films to watch. Coco is about an ancestral ban on music and a young boys dream of becoming a musician. This Mexican movie has the bright colors of the land and it tells us more about their strong rooted family traditions. In Coco, the young boy named Miguel travels to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather. He might be Miguel’s only hope to be able to grow into the musician he wants to be. Things won’t be easy for Miguel. He’s about to encounter a mysterious chain of events. Will Miguel make it to his ancestor? Watch Coco to find out and to understand why music has been banned from Miguel’s family for generations.


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Ferdinand

2017

Starring: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale

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You might remember the Ferdinand story being read to you as a child. The first copy of Ferdinand was released in 1936 making it the oldest story on our list of movies to watch for kids. This addition to our list of latest children’s movies like Paddington features the same bull with the big heart, but on a new adventure. In this Ferdinand movie, a calm and friendly bull named Ferdinand is mistaken for a dangerous beast. Because of this, Ferdinand is torn from his home. Determined to find his family, Ferdinand joins a group of misfit animals to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Ferdinand is enjoyable and heartwarming which makes it a great addition to our list of top family films like Paddington.


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Early Man

Expected Release Date: February 16th, 2018

2018

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Eddie Redmayne

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If you’re a fan of Wallace and Gromit, you’ll love this addition to our list of new children movies like Paddington called Early Man. Early Man is a Claymation movie set in the stone age. During the dawn of time, amidst the woolly mammoths and prehistoric creatures, lives a man named Doug. Doug is about to is about to start a fight against a mighty enemy called Lord Nooth and his city of men. If Doug wins, he will be able to save his home. Luckily, Doug has a tribe of followers and a sidekick named Hognob to help him out. This stop motion movie similar to Wallace and Gromit has charming and memorable characters who each have their own look and personality. Start watching this endearing main character now to see what he’s willing to do to save his tribe in Early Man.


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A Wrinkle In Time

Expected Release Date: March 9th, 2018

2018

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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Like Paddington, Ferdinand, and Peter Rabbit, A Wrinkle in Time is also based on a famous book series. This epic story was first released in 1962. This addition to our list of family friendly movies like Paddington takes us on a science fiction adventure. The Wrinkle in Time movie is about a girl named Meg, her brother, and her friend as they try to uncover why her scientist father has disappeared. In this Disney film, you will follow the trio as they find a new way to travel through space and time. The kids meet three magical beings called Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit who join them on a journey across the universe to find the terrible evil that has kidnapped their father. If you want to watch a movie set in a brand new world with breathtaking scenes, start to watch A Wrinkle Time now.


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Sherlock Gnomes

Expected Release Date: March 22nd, 2018

2018

Starring: Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, James McAvoy

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If you loved the first gnome movie called Gnomeo & Juliet, you’ll love Sherlock Gnomes. This alternative to Paddington found on our list of top family films features a few of the familiar faces you saw in the first. Sherlock Gnomes stars Gnomeo and Juliet. Gnomeo and Juliet have just been moved to a new home and they soon realize that something is wrong. The lawn ornaments are disappearing and they might be next. So, Gnomeo and Juliet hire a renowned detective called Sherlock Gnomes to help them solve the mystery of the missing lawn ornaments. Sherlock Gnomes looks like it’s going to be just as amusing as the first, are you going to watch it?


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Isle of Dogs

Expected Release Date: March 23rd, 2018

2018

Starring: Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig

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The last addition to our list of best new family films similar to Paddington has to be Isle of Dogs. Isle of Dogs tells the story of a boy who’s searching for his dog. This new family movie is set in 20 years in the future, in Japan. There are too many dogs in the world and they must now be quarantined on a trash-filled island that is now called the Isle of Dogs. This stop motion animation features a young boy named Atari Kobayashi who ventures to this island to find his lost friend. Atari’s mission won’t be easy because the Japanese authorities are trying to thwart his plan, but with his new dog friends, he might be able to get find his lost dog and help the other ones that are trapped in this wretched place.

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