All the New Movies You Should See This Fall

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We’re super excited about this lineup of new-release family movies!

Whether your family loves tucking into a giant tub of popcorn in front of a big screen at the local cineplex or feasting on homemade nachos in front of your favorite at-home streaming service, we have good news for all you cinema buffs out there. The approaching fall season means that along with the return of cooler weather, there’s a slate of new-release family movies parents and kids alike can enjoy. There are some exciting ones here, so get those movie snacks ready!


'Pinocchio' is new release family movie coming out this fall.
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Actor Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis, who previously worked together on Forrest Gump, Cast Away, and The Polar Express, reunite for this delightful and heartfelt retelling of the classic 1883 Italian children’s book, The Adventures of Pinocchio. In this Disney+ Original, Hanks plays puppet-maker Geppetto while newcomer Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices the titular puppet who yearns to be a real boy one day. The beautiful and evocative location shots in Tuscany, Italy, are supplemented by dazzling CGI effects. 

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, and Lorraine Bracco
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Rating: PG
Disney+ exclusive release: September 8, 2022

Hocus Pocus 2

Hocus Pocus 2 is a new release family movie for fall 2022.
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Following the 1993 cult classic, Hocus Pocus 2 reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters in this highly anticipated Disney+ sequel. Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern-day Salem and subsequently need to figure out how to stop the witches from once again wreaking havoc on the world.

Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Hannah Waddingham, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Doug Jones, and Tony Hale
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Rating: PG
Disney+ exclusive release: September 30, 2022

Monster High: The Movie

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This live-action musical fantasy remake of the popular Monster High fashion dolls and animated series follows the misadventures of young werewolf Clawdeen Wolf who is a newcomer to Monster High. Befriending fellow misfits Frankie Stein and Draculaura, the monster teens try to fit in with the cool monsters while also needing to do, like, their homework and stuff.

Directed by: Todd Holland
Starring: Lina Lecompte, Ceci Balagot, Steve Valentine, Marci T. House, Nayah Damasen, Case Walker, and Mila Harris
Studios: Universal Pictures, Storyline Entertainment, and Mattel Television
Rating: PG
Paramount+ release: October 6, 2022

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' is a new release family movie coming out this fall.
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Based on the 1965 classic children’s book by Bernard Waber, Lyle is a city-dwelling croc who lives with the Primm family in a Victorian brownstone on New York’s Upper East Side. While the Primms consider Lyle to be part of the family, others believe he belongs in a zoo. This live-action/animated new-release family movie follows Lyle’s quest to show that he’s not like other reptiles. Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes voices the title croc.

Directed by: Josh Gordon and Will Speck
Starring: Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Shawn Mendes, and Winslow Fegley
Studio: Sony Pictures
Not Yet Rated
Theatrical release: October 7, 2022

The Curse of Bridge Hollow

'The Curse of Bridge Hollow' is a new release family movie coming to Netflix this fall.
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As part of Netflix’s roster of Halloween-themed movies, The Curse of Bridge Hollow (formerly titled Boo!) stars comedian Marlon Wayans and Priah Ferguson as father and daughter who must join forces to save their small town from an ancient and mischievous spirit that was accidentally released. Spooky and goofy fun for the whole family. 

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Starring: Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson, Lauren Lapkus, Kelly Rowlands, and Nia Vardalos
Studios: Ugly Baby Productions and Netflix Originals
Rating: N/A
Netflix release: October 14, 2022

White Bird: A Wonder Story

White Bird is a fall new release family movie.
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Based on R.J. Palacio’s best-selling collection of stories, Augie and Me, which expands on characters from Palacio’s beloved novel Wonder, White Bird tells the story of a young Jewish girl hidden away by a boy and his family in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. This family drama about friendship and salvation will tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings.

Directed by: Marc Forster
Starring: Gillian Anderson, Helen Mirren, Olivia Ross, Bryce Gheisar, and Ariella Glaser
Studio: Lionsgate
Rating: PG-13
Theatrical release: October 14, 2022

The School for Good and Evil

'The School for Good and Evil' is a new release family movie coming to Netflix this fall.
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If you and your kiddos have ever wondered about the true stories behind fairy tales, this beautifully designed, star-studded Netflix Original movie tells the story of where the origins of good and evil begin. After friends Sophie and Agatha are transported to the School for Good and Evil, each girl must navigate the unexpected circumstances that they find themselves in while trying to survive real-life fairy tales of their own.

Directed by: Paul Feig
Starring: Charlize Theron, Michelle, Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, Rachel Bloom, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington, and Rob Delaney
Studio: Netflix Originals
Rating: PG-13
Netflix release: October 21, 2022

Strange World

Strange World is a fall new release family movie
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A new release family movie scheduled for the Thanksgiving holiday season, Strange World focuses on the Clades, a family of adventurers who explores uncharted and treacherous new worlds where they encounter fantastical creatures and surprising landscapes. Featuring celebrity voices and eye-popping animation, Strange World harkens back to 1950s-era sci-fi classics.

Directed by: Don Hall
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Alan Tudyk, Lucy Liu, and Dennis Quaid
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Rating: N/A
Theatrical release: November 23, 2022


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Courageous and athletic, 16-year-old Kayara is destined to be the first female to break into the Incan Empire’s male-only group of Chasqui Inca messengers. As she learns what it takes to be a Chasqui along with its challenges, she succeeds in every mission and discovers the ancient stories of her land and her people.

Directed by: César Zelada
Starring: Anna Tenney
Studio: Tunche Films
Not Yet Rated
Theatrical release: December 1, 2022

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish 

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While the character Puss in Boots is ostensibly from the Shrek universe, this time the courageous cat realizes that his passion for adventure has taken its toll. Burning through eight of his nine lives, Puss set out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish to restore his nine lives.

Directed by: Joel Crawford
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, John Mulaney, Wagner Maura, and Ray Winstone
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Not Yet Rated
Theatrical release: December 21, 2022

Super Mario Bros.: The Movie

New release family movie Super Mario Bros. is coming out this fall.
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Nearly 30 years after Disney’s original live-action movie adaptation fizzled at the box office, Nintendo is once again lending its most famous mustachioed brothers to Illumination Studios for an animated movie reboot. The film’s storyline hasn’t yet been announced, but the all-star cast and seasoned superhero cartoon directors are sure to make this a popular 2022 new-release family movie.

Directed by: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic
Starring: Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen
Studios: Illumination Studios and Universal Pictures
Not Yet Rated
Theatrical release: December 21, 2022

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