From Disney classics to battles for freedom, love and the future of space, here’s the lowdown on the films to watch at home on Sky this August bank holiday weekend…
Kick back, put your feet up and the television on from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August 2017. All of these films are yours at the touch of a button on your remote and if you’re not a Sky customer, fear not, call 0843 902 0725 to get access to all of these must-watch films and more.
1. The Boss Baby
How about an epic animated battle between babies and puppies to start your August bank holiday weekend? Round up the kids and meet Tim’s new little brother, The Boss Baby – an Espresso-drinking, sushi-nibbling talking baby on an undercover mission to stop puppies stealing all the love. There simply isn’t enough to go around. If he fails to thwart the Las Vegas launch of the ‘Forever Puppy’, he’ll be stuck with Tim’s family forever and nobody wants that.
Buy and keep The Boss Baby on Sky today.
2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Ever wondered how Princess Leia got her hands on the Death Star plans that she hid in R2-D2? This prequel to 1977’s A New Hope is your blockbuster answer. With the Galactic Empire established and the Jedi all but extinct, the Empire captures Erso – who’s crucial to the development of the Death Star. It’s up to his daughter to get the blueprints and restore hope to the galaxy before the Emperor uses them. Follow the story of how she joined forces with the rebels and robot K-2SO.
If the Force is with you, buy and rent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Sky today.
If your little ones liked Frozen, they’ll love Moana this bank holiday weekend. She’s the 16-year-old daughter of Polynesian tribal chief Tui, and Te Kā, the lava demon of earth and fire, is slowly killing the island they call home. With fish dwindling and plants dying, the ocean choses Moana to restore the heart of Te Fiti by sailing oceans full of monsters to the island of Montunui – where the shape shifting demi-god Maui waits to guide her on her watery quest.
Buy and rent Moana on Sky today.
4. Hidden Figures
Pay tribute to three African American heroines – watch Hidden Figures, their true story, this bank holiday weekend. Together, the trio battled severe sexism and racism in segregated Virginia to become crucial NASA maths checkers in the 1960s American Space Race against Russia. Dorothy Vaughan fights for promotion, Mary Jackson is utterly determined to become an engineer and Katherine Johnson is the only African American in a special task group. It’s an unforgettable gritty tale of intelligence and gumption.
Watch Hidden Figures on Sky today.
5. Secret Life of Pets
Terrier Max was the luckiest dog in New York, living it up in his Manhattan apartment block. That is until his owner brought Duke the mongrel home from the pound. As they jostle for top dog, they become stray and not only escape animal control, but also an army of abandoned pets led by an unhinged rabbit, Snowball. Can they make it home or ever get along? Find out.
Watch Secret Life of Pets on Sky today.
6. Beauty and the Beast
It’s the fairytale you know and love, complete with the original music, a few new songs and the indomitable Emma Watson. Disney gave Beauty and the Beast a live action, modern reboot so you can spend your bank holiday following Belle, an independent and fiery young prisoner at the Beast’s castle. It’s that age old question of whether love conquers all, so find out whether Belle can look past the ferocious Beast’s hairy exterior to find the Prince’s kind heart and soul inside.
Buy and rent Beauty and the Beast on Sky today.
7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Teenage Jacob took his late Grandad Abe’s stories with a pinch of salt – tales about a childhood spent battling monsters during the Second World War. Intrigued, Jacob goes hunting for answers where Abe grew up an orphanage for peculiar children on a Welsh Island. And that’s where the magic happens. He’s whizzed all the way back to 1943 where he meets the young residents and Head Mistress Miss Peregrine for all manner of mystery and spellbinding adventure.
Watch Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on Sky today.
8. Kubo and the Two Strings
Magic, adventure and friendship, the Japanese story of Kubo and the Two Strings makes for perfect viewing this bank holiday. See, Kubo’s mum forbade him from going on adventures – worried the Moon King and his twin witch daughters would attack him again, having already stolen his eye. But the young storyteller soon discovers his family’s secrets and so he enters a magical quest to save his fishing village – armed with a few sheets of paper and a magical lyre, a grumpy monkey and samurai beetle sidekicks. Will his magical suit of armour protect him from evil?
Play Kubo and The Two Strings on your Sky box set from Saturday 19th August 2017.