Best Family Movies of 1939

1.

The Wizard of Oz

6.3
8.0/10 IMDB

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick, The Singer Midgets ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1939-08-15
2.

The Little Princess

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Arthur Treacher, Mary Nash, Cesar Romero, Miles Mander, Marcia Mae Jones, Beryl Mercer ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1939-03-17
3.

Gulliver's Travels

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol.

Starring: Lanny Ross, Sam Parker, Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer, Cal Howard, Tedd Pierce, Livonia Warren, Jessica Dragonette ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1939-11-10
Best Family Movies of 1939 : The Autograph Hound
4.

The Autograph Hound

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

While trying to collect autographs at a Hollywood studio, Donald meets a number of movie stars, and runs afoul of a security guard.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, Sara Berner ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1939-09-01
Best Family Movies of 1939 : Clown Princes
5.

Clown Princes

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

The Our Gang kids put on a circus in the barn to raise money to help Porky's family pay the rent and avoid getting evicted.

Starring: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas, Shirley Coates, Leonard 'Percy' Landy, Gary Jasgur ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1939-04-14
Best Family Movies of 1939 : The Film Fan
6.

The Film Fan

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited Porky rushes in and views a series of spoofs of newsreels, movie trailers, feature films, and even the Lone Ranger!

Starring: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1939-12-16
Best Family Movies of 1939 : Prest-O Change-O
7.

Prest-O Change-O

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

On a dark and stormy night, the Two Curious Puppies wander into an old dark house, and fall victim to the tricks of a mischievous magician's rabbit.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1939-03-25
Best Family Movies of 1939 : Susannah of the Mounties
8.

Susannah of the Mounties

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

This classic family drama stars Shirley Temple as young orphan Susannah Sheldon, the sole survivor of a brutal Indian attack who's befriended by Canadian Mountie Angus Montague (Randolph Scott) and his girlfriend, Vicky (Margaret Lockwood). The couple takes Susannah under their wing and soon learn that having a precocious child around can come in handy; when the Indians return, the girl uses her charm to broker peace.Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in...

Starring: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lockwood, J. Farrell MacDonald, Martin Good Rider, Maurice Moscovitch, Moroni Olsen, Victor Jory, Lester Matthews, Leyland Hodgson ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1939-06-13
Best Family Movies of 1939 : Society Dog Show
9.

Society Dog Show

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Pluto's in a dog show against lots of snooty, high society dogs. While Mickey's chasing after a dropped can, Pluto is making eyes at the dog next door. Pluto's turn for judging comes, and when the judge makes fun of him, Pluto gets mad and goes after the judge, which gets them thrown out. A fire breaks out, and the dog Pluto was romancing is trapped inside; it's up to Pluto to rescue her.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: William Roberts
Release date: 1939-02-03
Best Family Movies of 1939 : The Pointer
10.

The Pointer

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Mickey and Pluto go hunting for quail. Pluto scares away the first ones they see; Mickey scolds him, then relents. He shows Pluto how to be a pointer, and they set off after another quail, but Mickey accidentally jumps on a bear's nose, and thinks it's Pluto. Meanwhile, Pluto finds the quail and points. The babies climb on board and start picking at his hairs, but Pluto's been told not to move. Mickey finally comes across Pluto, who by now is covered by small animals, and realizes he's being followed by a bear. Mickey tries to reason with the bear, and backs off a cliff, onto Pluto.

Starring: Walt Disney, Lee Millar ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1939-07-21

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