Films for the whole family to enjoy in the BT Player - The Railway Children Return, Lightyear, Minions: The Rise of Gru and more

From animated classics to the brightest and best new adventures, we've got an amazing collection of family films to buy, rent and watch on your TV box.

By Rhys Lewis Published: 30 September 2022 - 9.35pm
The Railway Children Return

If you looking to discover the best new movies for kids, why not check out the BT Player.

Packed with new releases, old favourites and timeless classics, we've got all the entertainment for the whole family at the push of a button.

Check out the best new kids' films to buy or rent right now on your BT TV box...

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The Railway Children Return

Three evacuee children are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury, her daughter and grandson. When the children discover injured soldier Abe hiding in the railyard, they are thrust into a quest to assist their new friend.

Inspired by the beloved 1970 orginal, The Railway Children Return stars Jenny Agutter, Sheridan Smith, John Bradley and Tom Courtenay.

Watch The Railway Children Return in the BT Player now

Minions: The Rise of Gru

In 1976, an 11-year-old Gru dreams of becoming a supervillain, assisted by the Minions. Gru is ecstatic when he receives an audition invitation from the Vicious 6, a supervillain team who hope to find a new member to replace their founder, Wild Knuckles.

Animated comedy starring Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Watch Minions: The Rise of Gru in the BT Player


Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear attempts to rescue his friends marooned on a remote planet whilst also battling a threat to the entire universe and contending with his robotic cat companion, Sox.

Animated science-fiction adventure starring Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, James Brolin and Uzo Aduba.

Bonus edition includes making-of featurette, deleted scenes and trailer.

Watch the Lightyear Bonus Edition in the BT Player now

DC League of Super-Pets

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

Animated adventure starring the voies of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate Mckinnon and John Krasinski.

Watch DC League of Super-Pets in the BT Player

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic and Tails embark on a journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

Starring James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter and Natasha Rothwell.

Watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the BT Player now

How to buy family films in the BT TV Store

It couldn't be easier. If you're a BT TV customer, hit the 'BT Player' button on your remote and scroll across the top menu to 'Kids Store'.

You can then explore across genres, latest releases and the best offers.

If you already know the film you want, press 'Search' on your remote and type in the name.

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