21 Movies Releasing In 2021 Perfect For Family Movie Night

It’s finally 2021 and with a new year comes new movies. Last year we got a few new movies Riah really loved like the Ben 10 movie, the We Bare Bears movie, a Mulan live action movie, Pixar Soul and so many others and this year there are a few family movies we just can’t wait to see! So of course Riah and I made a list of all the family movies releasing in 2021 that we’re looking forward to watching together. Here’s that list …

21 Movies Releasing In 2021 Perfect For Family Movie Night

Note: Due to Covid, release dates are subject to change this year, as well as where these movies will be releasing. I’ll try to post as many updates as my two hands can throughout the year, but please know that this is just meant to be a list to keep these movies on your radar and that information can and may change.

Finding ‘Ohana

Finding ‘Ohana

A summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.

Release Date: Jan 29, 2021

Watch it on: Netflix


Cinderella 2021 movie

Cinderella is an upcoming American musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Kay Cannon, based on the fairy tale of the same name.

Release Date: Feb 5, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Flora & Ulysses

flora and ulysses disney investor day

An imaginative and creative 10-year old cynic never could have predicted that her little squirrel would be born anew as a superhero and have the uncanny knack for helping her and the lovable but broken people in her life.

Release Date: Feb 19, 2021

Watch it on: Disney Plus

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry

Tom & Jerry is a 2021 American live-action/computer-animated slapstick comedy film based on the characters of the same name created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, produced by the Warner Animation Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is directed by Tim Story and written by Kevin Costello.

Release Date: Feb 26, 2021

Watch it on: HBO Max

Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon

Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.

Release Date: Mar 5, 2021

Watch it with: Disney Plus premier access

The Boss Baby: Family Business

The Boss Baby Family Business
Now adults, Theodore Templeton and his estranged brother take a magical formula that transforms them into babies for 48 hours. Together, they must now go under cover to prevent an evil genius from turning fellow toddlers intro monstrous brats.

Release Date: Mar 26, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway

Despite his efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his reputation for mischief among the other rabbits. Once he adventures out of the garden Peter finds himself in a world where mischief is appreciated, but soon his family come to bring him home.

Release Date: Apr 2, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


In a world where walking, talking, digitally connected bots have become children’s best friends, 11-year-old Ron finds that his robot buddy doesn’t quite work.

Release Date: Apr 23, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


family movies 2021 rumble movie poster

In a world where monsters are tame and monster wrestling is a popular sport, Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps as a manager by turning an inexperienced monster into a contender.

Release Date: May 14, 2021

Watch it: in theaters



A live-action feature film following the evil exploits of Cruella de Vil, the villain from the Disney film, “101 Dalmatians’.

Release Date: May 28, 2021

Watch it: in theaters



A young boy experiences an unforgettable seaside summer on the Italian Riviera filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the ocean’s surface.

Release Date: Jun 18, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions The Rise of Gru

The untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.

Release Date: Jul 2, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise movie poster

Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine.

Release Date: Jul 30, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

The Addams Family 2

family movies 2021 the addams family 2 movie teaser poster

The further adventures of Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday and the rest of the Addams family.

Release Date: Oct 8, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Clifford the Big Red Dog

family movies 2021 Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog is an upcoming live-action/computer-animated family comedy film directed by Walt Becker from a screenplay by Jay Scherick, David Ronn and Blaise Hemingway, and a story by Justin Malen and Ellen Rapoport, based on the children’s book series of the same name by Norman Bridwell.

Release Date: Nov 5, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


family movies 2021 ENCANTO

Encanto is an upcoming American computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Release Date: Nov 24, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

West Side Story

family movies 2021 West Side Story

Two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds fall in love in 1950s New York City.

Release Date: Dec 10, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Sing 2

Sing 2

Sing 2 is an upcoming American computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination. A sequel to the 2016 film Sing, the film will be written and directed by Garth Jennings and will star

Release Date: Dec 22, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


Spin is an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie starring Avantika Vandanapu and directed by Manjari Makijany, that is set to start production in October 2020 and premiere on Disney Channel in 2021.

Release Date: TBA

Watch it: in theaters

Under Wraps

Three twelve-year-old children, Amy, Marshall and Gilbert, encounter a mummy which has been undiscovered in three thousand years. While investigating, they accidentally revive him, but he must be returned to his resting place by midnight on Halloween or he will never find his long lost love.

Release Date: TBA

Watch it: in theaters


family movies 2021 Connected
Young Katie Mitchell embarks on a road trip with her proud parents, younger brother and beloved dog to start her first year at film school. But their plans to bond as a family soon get interrupted when the world’s electronic devices come to life to stage an uprising. With help from two friendly robots, the Mitchells must now come together to save one another — and the planet — from the new technological revolution.

Release Date: TBA

Watch it: in theaters

And that’s that!

We’re super excited to watch and cover these films this year, so I hope things don’t change too much. But as we’ve already seen this year, 2021 is going to be another super unpredictable year, so we’re just gonna watch all the movies we can and not complain?

Because honestly … we’re all lucky and privileged to even still be able to watch them. So no complaining this year! (Okay, I can’t promise that, but I’ll try to keep the complaining to a minimum.)

P.s – Find a full list of movies to watch this year here on our sister site, Popcorn and Tequila.

Which movies are you excited to see this year with your family?

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