The best movies in cinemas now and coming soon to Australia

Kung Fu Panda 4 movie still

Jessica Taylor Yates

Posted March 22, 2024

From comedies to dramas, action, family flicks and romances, here’s a pick of the best upcoming movies out now and coming soon to Australian cinemas for autumn 2024.

With a range of discounts for RACV Members, including savings of up to 40 per cent on movie tickets* at selected Hoyts, Village, Palace, Event, IMAX and Moonlight cinemas, there’s never been a better time to sit back and enjoy some movie magic.

Please note release dates and classifications subject to change.


Movies out in cinemas over Australia autumn 2024

Blockbuster movies out now and coming soon

Dune: Part Two

  • Classification: M
  • Release Date: 29/2/24
  • Synopsis: In part two of the smash-hit science fiction epic, Duke Paul Atreides continues his journey to become Muad'Dib, and faces the challenges of preventing a Holy War spreading throughout the universe.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 28/3/2024
  • Starring: Mille Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens
  • Synopsis:  A colossal adventure when Godzilla and Kong must fight for the survival or Planet Earth in this action-packed monsterverse extravaganza. 

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 23/5/2024
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Synopsis: The latest in the action series from George Miller recounts the origin story of Furiosa, who would go on to become a renegade warrior with Mad Max.
Actor staring at camera in scene from sci-fi movie Dune

Timothée Chalamet stars as the main character, Paul Atreides, in Dune: Part Two. Image: ALAMY. 


Action and adventure movies out now and coming soon

Civil War

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 11/4/2024
  • Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura
  • Synopsis: In a futuristic dystopian society, an adrenaline-filled civil war unravels between the US government and successionist states.


  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 6/6/2024
  • Starring: Ana de Armas
  • Synopsis: Set in the John Wick universe, an assassin uses her skills to get revenge after her family is killed.
The latest Mad Max film was shot in Australia. Image: ALAMY.

The latest Mad Max film was shot in Australia. Image: ALAMY. 


Family and kids movies out now and coming soon

Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back

  • Classification: PG
  • Release Date: 29/2/2024
  • Starring: Deborah Mailman, David Wenham, Ed Oxenbould
  • Synopsis: A fun Aussie flick for the whole family. Combat Wombat is back, this time looking to save the city from a tech genius who wants to turn it into a metaverse simulator.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 21/3/24
  • Starring: Dan Akroyd
  • Synopsis: The Ghostbusters reunite in the famed Ectomobile to face a chilling supernatural threat that has frozen an entire city, leading them on a supernatural adventure to save New York.

Kung Fu Panda 4

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 28/3/2024
  • Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie
  • Synopsis: Po and the Furious Five return in a new animated adventure, facing a formidable new villain threatening the Kung Fu world.


  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 16/5/2024
  • Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Steve Carrell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Synopsis: A young girl who can talk to other people’s imaginary friends realises her neighbour has the same magical ability.

The Garfield Movie

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 30/5/2024
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Synopsis: The Garfield Movie is a CGI movie based on the Garfield franchise about a grumpy cat who loves lasagne and hates Mondays. It's release marks the 20th anniversary of the first live action movie Garfield: The Movie in 2004. 
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Image: ALAMY.
Garfield makes his 2024 big screen debut. Image: Alamy.
A girl can see other peoples' imaginary friends in IF. Image: Alamy.

Drama/ thriller/ art house movies out now and coming soon

The Great Escaper

  • Classification: M
  • Release Date: 7/3/2024
  • Starring: Michael Caine
  • Synopsis: Michael Caine stars in this movie based on the true story of Bernard Jordan, a British man who escaped from his aged care home to make it to the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Landings in France.

Ordinary Angels

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 14/3/24
  • Starring: Hilary Swank
  • Synopsis: Based on a true story, Swank stars as a hairdresser who gathers a community to help a widowed man save his dying daughter.

Wicked Little Letters

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 21/3/24
  • Starring: Olivia Coleman, Jessie Buckley, Timothy Spall
  • Synopsis: People in a small British town begin receiving strange and ominous letters. Banding together, a group of local women attempt to solve the mystery of the scandalous secrets falling over the community.


  • Classification: PG
  • Release Date: 2/5/2024
  • Starring: Helen Mirren
  • Synopsis: Mirren stars as Golda Meir, the prime minister known as the ‘Iron Lady of Israel,’ during the time of the Yom Kippur War.

The Critic

  • Classification: M
  • Release Date: 6/6/2024
  • Starring: Ian McKellen, Gemma Arterton, Mark Strong
  • Synopsis: Based on the novel Curtain Call, the movie adaptation follows a 1930s actress who finds herself embroiled in a dark whodunnit alongside a theatre critic and his newspaper editor.
The Fall Guy movie still

In The Fall Guy, working as a stuntperson is not for the faint of heart. Image: ALAMY. 


Comedy movies out now and coming soon

The Nut Farm

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 14/3/24
  • Starring: Arj Barker, Madeleine West
  • Synopsis: Starring honorary Aussie Arj Barker, The Nut Farm revolves around an American crypto trader who comes Down Under to take over his missing uncle’s nut farm – but soon finds he might have taken on more than he bargained for.

The Fall Guy

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 24/4/2024
  • Starring: Emily Blunt, Ryan Gosling
  • Synopsis: In this action comedy, a movie studio executive mysteriously disappears, and stuntman Colt Seavers finds himself in the middle of a plot with more dangerous action than any stunts he’s pulled before.
Amy Winehouse movie still

The tragic story of Amy Winehouse is brought to the big screen in the musical biopic, Back to Black, from actor/director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Image: ALAMY. 


Musical movies out now and coming soon

Waitress: The Musical

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 14/3/2024
  • Starring: Martin Allanson, Valda Aviks
  • Synopsis: Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Jenna is a waitress in a small town who dreams of bigger things away from her melancholy existence. Through talent, love, and friendship, she learns to make the best out of life. 

Back to Black

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 11/4/2024
  • Starring: Amy Winehouse
  • Synopsis: In the latest iteration of superstar biopics coming to the big screen, Marisa Abela stars as the late British singer Amy Winehouse, following her journey from a talented child prodigy to global superstardom.

Titanic: The Musical

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 2/5/2024
  • Starring: Sara Bareilles
  • Synopsis: Winning five Tony awards, this film version of Titanic: The Musical  brings the London production of the ill-fated voyage to the big screen.

Greatest Days

  • Classification: TBC
  • Release Date: 16/5/2024
  • Starring: Aisling Bea, Lara McDonnell
  • Synopsis: Based on the jukebox musical featuring the hits of British boyband Take That, five best friends reunite to see the favourite band of their teenage years, discovering love, fun, and friendship along the way.

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