Tween and teen

6 movies to see with your kids this summer

Whether you save them for a rainy day or a family outing, here are six upcoming films you should see this summer.

By Jessica Spera


1. Inside Out In theatres: June 19 Rating: PG

Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling, along with Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black, are the voices of the main characters in this upcoming animated film. It’s about a young girl named Riley who is overcome by the five strongest emotions in her mind—Joy, Disgust, Anger, Sadness and Fear—when her family has to move because of her dad’s new job.

Visit the movie’s website at Inside Out.

6 movies to see with your kids this summer

2. Max In theatres: June 26 Rating: PG

When Max, a heroic U.S. marine dog, loses his beloved handler, Kyle Wincott, in battle, he develops PTSD and can no longer serve in the military. Max eventually bonds with Wincott’s equally traumatized younger brother, Justin. Their shared heartbreak bonds them, and eventually they embark on an adventure that turns them into heroes of a different kind.

Visit the movie’s website at Max.

6 movies to see with your kids this summer

3. Minions In theatres: July 10 Rating: PG

This is a lovable prequel to the Despicable Me franchise, depicting the evolution of the minions and the reason for their creation: to serve the world’s most evil villains. Stuart, Bob and Kevin lead their clan to find a new master in the years B.G. (before Gru), which leads them into the dastardly hands of Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock).

Visit the movie’s website at Minions.

6 movies to see with your kids this summer

4. Fantastic Four In theatres: August 7 Rating: NYR (not yet rated)

In this modern remake of Fantastic Four, Miles Teller co-stars as Mr. Fantastic, alongside The Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) and The Thing (Jamie Bell). It’s everything you expect from a Fantastic Four film: action, life-saving and cool superpowers.

Visit the movie’s website at Fantastic Four.

6 movies to see with your kids this summer 5.  Shaun the Sheep Movie In theatres: August 7 Rating: NYR

Shaun the Sheep Movie is a spinoff from the hit British stop-animation series Wallace and Gromit and an expansion of the popular ’90s series. Shaun and the flock must search the city high and low to rescue the Farmer, who is lost because of Shaun’s shenanigans. The movie’s Plasticine characters are sure to make you laugh (and even cry) as they take you along on their hysterical journey.

Visit the movie’s website at Shaun the Sheep Movie.

6 movies to see with your kids this summer

6. Underdogs In theatres: August 14 Rating: NYR

This sport-themed Argentinian animated film (also known as The Unbeatables from its 2013 U.K. release) is about a boy named Jake who faces an old rival, Ace, who threatens his town over an old grudge: a lost foosball game. When the players from his foosball table come to life, Jake needs their help to defeat Ace and his mission to demolish their small town. Ariana Grande voices the love of Jake’s life, Laura, whom he risks losing when she leaves for Europe to study. This is a family film about love, teamwork and one of the most beloved sports of all time: soccer.