Best Family Movies of 1948

1.

Oliver Twist

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble, for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger and his criminal mentor, Fagin. When kindly Mr. Brownlow takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy.

Starring: John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, Henry Stephenson, Mary Clare, Anthony Newley, Ralph Truman, Michael Dear ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1948-06-28
Best Family Movies of 1948 : The Truce Hurts
2.

The Truce Hurts

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Butch convinces Tom and Jerry that there's no reason to fight and they should all sign a peace treaty. Tom and Butch even rescue their pals from a fellow cat and dog. But then a steak falls off a truck and the boys can't decide how to divvy it up, ultimately losing it completely, and the truce is off.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1948-07-17
3.

I Remember Mama

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Norwegian immigrant Marta Hanson keeps a firm but loving hand on her household of four children, a devoted husband and a highly-educated lodger who reads Charles Dickens to the family every evening. Through financial crises, illnesses and the small triumphs of everyday life, Marta maintains her optimism and sense of humor, traits she passes on to her aspiring-author daughter, Katrin.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn, Cedric Hardwicke, Edgar Bergen, Rudy Vallee, Barbara O'Neil, Florence Bates, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1948-03-09
4.

Melody Time

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Melody Time is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures. Made up of several sequences set to popular music and folk music, the film is, like Make Mine Music before it, the contemporary version of Fantasia.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Dennis Day, Freddy Martin, Frances Langford, Sons of the Pioneers, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Ethel Smith, Trigger, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1948-05-27
Best Family Movies of 1948 : Haredevil Hare
5.

Haredevil Hare

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Bugs is the test rabbit shot to the moon. There, he meets Commander X-2, who is intent on destroying the Earth with his Aludium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-07-24
Best Family Movies of 1948 : The Foghorn Leghorn
6.

The Foghorn Leghorn

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to prove he's big enough to hunt chickens, but he doesn't know what a chicken is. He labels Foghorn Leghorn a loud-mouthed shnook and dismisses him, prompting Foggy to indignantly try to prove he's a chicken and therefore fit to be Henery's prey.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1948-10-09
Best Family Movies of 1948 : Sitting Pretty
7.

Sitting Pretty

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, but a most eccentric, outrageously forthright genius with seemingly a million careers and experiences behind him.

Starring: Clifton Webb, Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Haydn, Louise Allbritton, Randy Stuart, Ed Begley, John Russell, Betty Lynn, Larry Olsen ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1948-03-10
Best Family Movies of 1948 : So Dear to My Heart
8.

So Dear to My Heart

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

The tale of Jeremiah Kincaid and his quest to raise his 'champion' lamb, Danny. Jeremiah's dream of showing Danny at the Pike County Fair must overcome the obstinate objections of his loving, yet strict, grandmother Granny. Jeremiah's confidant, Uncle Hiram, is the boy's steady ally.

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Beulah Bondi, Burl Ives, Harry Carey, The Rhythmmaries, Clarence Nash, Marion Darlington, Walter Soderling, Matt Willis ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1948-11-29
9.

The Boy with Green Hair

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell, Richard Lyon, Walter Catlett, Samuel S. Hinds, Regis Toomey, Charles Meredith, David Clarke ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1948-11-16
Best Family Movies of 1948 : Rabbit Punch
10.

Rabbit Punch

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-04-10

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