2017 Holiday Movie Guide 4 Kids & Families - dsm4kids.com

2017 Holiday Movie Guide 4 Kids & Families

The holiday season ushers in a lot of big budget films for our movie going pleasure. But at this hectic time of year, who has time to search out the kid-pleasing and family friendly titles? We do! Below you’ll find 14 family-friendly films to put on your movie wish list this holiday season. Here’s your 2017 Holiday Movie Guide 4 Kids and Families.

Below are the top movies being released this holiday season for kids and families.  Links to trailers, websites and release dates are included, where available.

November 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Rating: PG-13; Release Date: November 3, 2017

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization.

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

Rating: Not Rated; Release Date: In theaters November 5, 6, 11 & 15, 2017

Fathom Events and The Pokémon Company International bring the highly anticipated new animated feature film Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! This special event explores Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow.

Daddy’s Home 2

Rating: PG-13; Release Date: November 10, 2017

In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

Murder on the Orient Express

Rating: PG-13; Release Date: November 10, 2017

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Justice League

Rating: PG-13; Release Date: November 17, 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.

The Star

Rating: PG; Release Date: November 17, 2017

In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.


Rating: PG; Release Date: November 17, 2017

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.


Rating: PG; Release Date: November 22, 2017

Coco, directed by lee Unkrich plunges into the rich cultural depths of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. Miguel is a 12-year old amateur guitarist, whose family has banned music believing it to have cursed their clan.  When he discovers a link between himself and his dead musical idol, Miguel sneaks into the singer’s tomb and steal’s a guitar that inadvertently sends him to the Land of the Dead.  NOTE: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is a short attached to Coco.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Rating: PG; Release Date: November 22, 2017

The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

December 2017


Rating: PG; Release Date: December 15, 2017

Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the “biggest, fastest, roughest bull” for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rating: (Not Yet Rated); Release Date: December 15, 2017

Rey (Daisy Ridley) develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.


Rating: PG-13; Release Date: December 20, 2017

In a brand-new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an Amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.

The Greatest Showman

Rating: PG; Release Date: December 20, 2017

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Pitch Perfect 3

Rating: PG-13; Release Date: December 22, 2017

What’s up pitches?!? After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.


∼ Happy Movie Watching!


Is there something your family is excited to see this holiday season?  Give it a shout out in the Comments below. 



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