The 10 Movies and TV Shows to Watch With Your Kids in 2018
We’ve got your viewing list for the year.
From superhero blockbusters to new and returning Netflix series, 2018 is already packed with big name films and TV shows, many of which make for perfect family viewing. And while there are sequels galore, 2018 will also see many new series and franchises kick off. Read on for our picks of the movies and TV shows you should put on your 2018 viewing list.
1. The Chi
Release date: January 7
From Lena Waithe and Common, this new Showtime series will focus on African-American kids coming of age in Chicago’s South Side. The series will feature young actors like Alex R. Hibbert, who made a stunning debut in last year’s Moonlight. However The Chi will have some adult language and content, so you may wish to watch the first episode before deciding if it’s age-appropriate for your kids.
2. Llama Llama
Release date: January 26
Llama Llama on the other hand is aimed at the pre-school set. Based on Anna Dewdney’s celebrated book series, this Netflix series looks like it could be this generation’s Arthur. Jennifer Garner stars as the voice of Mama Llama.
3. Black Panther
Release date: February 16
We’re sure Marvel‘s Black Panther is already on your radar. Packed with names like Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o, the film will set the tone for the blockbuster superhero movies to follow in 2018.
4. A Wrinkle in Time
Release date: March 9
From adults who grew up with the book to kids just getting into the series, people of all ages will likely flock to this Ava DuVernay adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved books. And with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling starring in the film, how could you resist?
5. A Series of Unfortunate Events
Release date: March 30
It’s back. After a successful first season, the second installment of Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s devious series will see Neil Patrick Harris reprise his role as the evil Count Olaf. And since it doesn’t premiere until the end of March, you still have time to watch (or re-watch) the first season of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
6. Avengers: Infinity War
Release date: May 4
If you see only one superhero film this year, it may as well be Avengers: Infinity War, since it’ll include your Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man fix. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Disney plans to expand its superhero universe even further in years to come.
7. The Incredibles 2
Release date: June 15
It’s been over a decade since Disney and Pixar first introduced us to the Parr family. Owing to the popularity of the original, The Incredibles 2 has a lot to live up to, but we think Disney ought to pull it off just fine.
Release date: September 28
We don’t know a whole lot yet about this animated feature, except that it features the voices of the likes of LeBron James and Channing Tatum. But that’s enough for us to be intrigued in the Bigfoot-inspired film.
9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Release date: December 14
We love any superhero who loves Air Jordans, as apparently the case with Miles Morales’ Spider-Man. Unlike the more recent Spider-Man films, this one will be animated rather than live-action which ought to only add to the supernatural elements. Mahershala Ali will lend his voice to the film, while Shameik Moore will voice Miles himself.
10. Big Hero 6: The Series
Release date: Unknown
Despite the first episode of this series airing in November of 2017, Disney has yet to announce when subsequent episodes will air. The film version of Big Hero 6 aired all the way back in 2014, and fans of Baymax and Hiro are anxiously awaiting for the characters’ return to the (little) screen.
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