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Five must-watch family films to see over Christmas

PUBLISHED: 11:14 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:08 19 December 2017

Star Wars is one of the five films you need to see over Christmas. Picture: DISNEY

Star Wars is one of the five films you need to see over Christmas. Picture: DISNEY


Get the family together, head to your local cinema and enjoy one of these great films.

First on the list is the latest sequel from the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas now, and features original Star Wars actor Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

Reviews of the movie have lauded Rian Johnson’s latest work as the “best” Star Wars film to date, with many singling out Adam Driver’s return performance as Kylo Ren following his debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

How much do you know about Star Wars? Take our quiz here.


Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart who gets captured and taken away from his home.

The film features an all-star cast which includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more.

This animated adventure was created by Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of Rio. It was inspired by the beloved book, The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

This brand new adventure has an all-star cast which includes Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas.

The film tells the story of four teenagers who get sucked into the world of Jumanji when they discover an old video game console.

They soon learn that you don’t just play Jumanji - Jumanji plays you. Will they escape the game or be stuck in it forever?

Pitch Perfect 3

Are you ready for the next chapter of Pitch Perfect?

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 they get the opportunity to reunite for an overseas tour to create music and some questionable decisions one last time.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical which celebrates the birth of show business.

It stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron, and Rebecca Ferguson.

It also features songs by Academy Award winners Benji Pasek and Justin Paul.

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