Best Family Movies of 1945


The Bells of St. Mary's

7.3/10 IMDB

Father O'Malley, the unconventional priest from 'Going My Way', continues his work for the Catholic Church. This time he is sent to St. Mary's, a run-down parochial school on the verge of condemnation. He and Sister Benedict work together in an attempt to save the school, though their differing methods often lead to good-natured disagreements.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan, Ruth Donnelly, Joan Carroll, Martha Sleeper, Rhys Williams, Richard Tyler, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1945-12-27
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Hare Tonic

Hare Tonic

7.8/10 IMDB

Elmer brings Bugs home for dinner. To save himself, Bugs tricks Elmer into thinking there is a terrible outbreak of Rabbititus.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-11-10

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

7.6/10 IMDB

Welcome to Fuller Junction, Wisconsin, a friendly small town settled by Norwegian farmers. Here we see the exploits of two young cousins, Selma and Arnold, who learn about their world and experience the ups and downs of life as the season pass.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Frances Gifford, Agnes Moorehead, Morris Carnovsky, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Arthur Space, Francis Pierlot, Elizabeth Russell ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1945-09-06

Road to Utopia

7.2/10 IMDB

While on a ship to Skagway, Alaska, Duke and Chester find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been 'stolen' by thugs. In Alaska to recover her father's map, Sal Van Hoyden falls in with Ace Larson, who secretly wants to steal the gold mine for himself. Duke, Chester, the thugs, Ace and his henchman chase each other all over the countryside—for the map.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke, Douglass Dumbrille, Jack La Rue, Robert Barrat, Nestor Paiva, Robert Benchley, George Anderson ..
Directed by: Hal Walker
Release date: 1945-11-01
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Thunderhead - Son of Flicka

Thunderhead - Son of Flicka

6.4/10 IMDB

A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell, Patti Hale, Carleton Young, Ralph Sanford, Al Bridge, Robert Filmer ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1945-03-15
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Hare Conditioned

Hare Conditioned

7.5/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny is working in the display window of a department store when the manager tries to move him to the taxidermy department and have him stuffed.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Dick Nelson, Dave Barry ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-08-11
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Odor-Able Kitty

Odor-Able Kitty

7.1/10 IMDB

A cat, tired of being abused by everyone in his neighborhood, disguises himself as a skunk and inadvertently attracts the romantic advances of a real skunk.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-01-06
Best Family Movies of 1945 : The Bashful Buzzard

The Bashful Buzzard

7.4/10 IMDB

Beaky Buzzard, the shyest, dopiest young buzzard in his family, is sent out to catch something to eat.

Starring: Kent Rogers, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1945-09-13
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Trap Happy Porky

Trap Happy Porky

7.1/10 IMDB

Porky can't sleep because mice demolish his plates. A cat offers help and gets the mice out, but invites some friends so Porky still can't sleep.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-02-23
Best Family Movies of 1945 : The Unwelcome Guest

The Unwelcome Guest

6.4/10 IMDB

Barney Bear runs afoul of a foul-smelling skunk who wants to steal his berries.

Directed by: George Gordon
Release date: 1945-02-17

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