Best Family Movies of 1946

1.

It's a Wonderful Life

6.9
8.6/10 IMDB

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Frank Faylen, Gloria Grahame, Frank Albertson ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1946-12-20
2.

Song of the South

4.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Br'er Rabbit to help little Johnny deal with his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation.

Starring: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel, Erik Rolf, Glenn Leedy, Mary Field, Anita Brown ..
Directed by: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1946-11-12
Best Family Movies of 1946 : The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
3.

The Great Piggy Bank Robbery

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

While reading his favorite comic book, Daffy accidentally knocks himself unconscious and dreams he's Duck Twacy, famous detective, trying to solve the case of the missing piggy banks. Taking a streetcar (conducted by Porky Pig, in a non-speaking cameo role) to the gangsters' hideout, he meets up with such grotesque criminals as Pickle Puss, Eighty-Eight Teeth and Neon Noodle.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1946-07-20
Best Family Movies of 1946 : Rhapsody Rabbit
4.

Rhapsody Rabbit

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

When Bugs attempts to perform Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, he is troubled by a mouse.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1946-11-09
5.

Make Mine Music

3.7
6.3/10 IMDB

In the tradition of Fantasia, Make Mine Music is a glorious collection of nine musically charged animated shorts featuring such fun-filled favorites as "Peter And The Wolf", narrated by the beloved voice behind Winnie The Pooh. In addition, you'll enjoy such classic cartoon hits as "Casey At The Bat," "The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met" and "Johnnie Fedora And Alice Bluebonnet."

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, Jerry Colonna, Andy Russell, Sterling Holloway, Tatiana Riabouchinska, David Lichine, The Pied Pipers, The King's Men ..
Directed by: Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador
Release date: 1946-06-30
6.

The Yearling

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills, Clem Bevans, Margaret Wycherly, Henry Travers, Forrest Tucker, Donn Gift, June Lockhart ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1946-12-18
7.

Roughly Squeaking

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Scheming mice Hubie and Bertie convince a cat that he is, in fact, a lion.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, Dick Nelson ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1946-11-23
Best Family Movies of 1946 : Gallant Bess
8.

Gallant Bess

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Marshall Thompson stars in this MGM drama about a young soldier's devotion to a horse he rescues during WWII. (Not to be confused with "Adventures of Gallant Bess", another film released two years later.)

Starring: Marshall Thompson, George Tobias, Clem Bevans, Chill Wills, Donald Curtis, Murray Alper, Wally Cassell, Jim Davis ..
Directed by: Andrew Marton
Release date: 1946-12-05
Best Family Movies of 1946 : Popeye the Sailor: Peep in the Deep
9.

Popeye the Sailor: Peep in the Deep

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Olive has a map to a sunken treasure, but Bluto stowed away and is determined to beat Popeye to it.

Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1946-06-06
Best Family Movies of 1946 : The Hick Chick
10.

The Hick Chick

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

In this triangle drama a country chicken chooses between a country rooster and a city rooster.

Starring: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, Stan Freberg, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1946-06-15

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