Best Family Movies of 1950

1.

Cinderella

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving a single glass slipper... the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending!

Starring: Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Lucille Bliss, Verna Felton, Helene Stanley, James MacDonald, Luis van Rooten, Don Barclay, Claire Du Brey, Rhoda Williams ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1950-02-22
2.

Father of the Bride

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Proud father Stanley Banks remembers the day his daughter, Kay, got married. Starting when she announces her engagement through to the wedding itself, we learn of all the surprises and disasters along the way.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, Leo G. Carroll, Moroni Olsen, Melville Cooper, Taylor Holmes, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1950-05-18
3.

Rabbit of Seville

4.9
8.3/10 IMDB

Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1950-12-16
4.

Treasure Island

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim Hawkins charter a sailing voyage to a Caribbean island. Unfortunately, a large number of Flint's old pirate crew are aboard the ship, including Long John Silver.

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea, Finlay Currie, Ralph Truman, Geoffrey Keen, Geoffrey Wilkinson, John Laurie ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1950-07-19
Best Family Movies of 1950 : The Hollywood Bowl
5.

The Hollywood Bowl

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Tom is conducting a symphony at the Hollywood Bowl when Jerry comes out to co-conduct.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1950-09-16
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Boobs in the Woods
6.

Boobs in the Woods

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Porky sets out to the great outdoors to paint landscapes, but Daffy claims that the lake and mountains are his, and he refuses to let Porky paint them.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1950-01-28
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Texas Tom
7.

Texas Tom

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Tom is a cowboy boot-wearing cat at a Texas dude ranch. When a beautiful female cat comes for a visit, Tom takes time from his regular torturing of Jerry to use the mouse as a way to impress the dame. Naturally, Jerry gives Tom his comeuppance.

Starring: Phil Harris ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1950-03-11
Best Family Movies of 1950 : 8 Ball Bunny
8.

8 Ball Bunny

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Bugs helps a penguin return home.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Dave Barry ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1950-07-08
Best Family Movies of 1950 : What's Up Doc?
9.

What's Up Doc?

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

The Disassociated Press wants Bugs Bunny's life story. Got a pencil? "First," says Bugs, "I was born." He quickly learns he is different from the other children: he's a "rabbit in a human world." He grows up to accept repetitive chorus boy jobs in such Broadway revues as "Girl of the Golden Vest," "Wearing of the Grin" and "Rosie's Cheeks." His career hits the skids and he's living on a park bench before he's discovered by that great vaudeville star, Elmer Fudd. Their dual comedy act is a hit, which leads to film roles. Will Bugs Bunny ever have to look back?

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Dave Barry, Richard Bickenbach, The Sportsmen Quartet ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1950-06-17
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Big House Bunny
10.

Big House Bunny

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny escapes hunters by leaping into his rabbit hole and tunneling to safety. Unhappily he tunnels into the Sing Song prison where a sadistic prison guard named Sam Schultz refuses to accept that he's anything but one of the prisoners. Soon Bugs is in stripes, but it's the guard who will find prison life to be hell when Bugs Bunny is around to trick him into a cell, the hangman's noose, an electric chair and even into the warden's office, where Bugs will put a severe strain on the relationship between boss and underling. Finally, Sam decides that enough is enough.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1950-04-23
11.

Stars in My Crown

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of a young pastor coming to a small town in the United States to set up his ministry. The movie tells of the various relationships and struggles he goes through as he goes about raising his family and preaching to the community.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale, Lewis Stone, James Mitchell, Amanda Blake, Juano Hernández, Charles Kemper, Connie Gilchrist ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1950-05-11
Best Family Movies of 1950 : One Hour in Wonderland
12.

One Hour in Wonderland

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Airing on Christmas Day, 1950, this holiday special was the first Disney TV production. It features Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd at Walt Disney's Christmas party. The show includes clips of movies and animated shorts and the first appearance of the Fire House Five Plus Two jazz band.

Starring: Edgar Bergen, Walt Disney, Danny Alguirre, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Diane Disney, Sharon Disney, Bobby Driscoll, Clarence Nash, Harper Goff ..
Directed by: Richard Wallace
Release date: 1950-12-25
Best Family Movies of 1950 : The Hypo-Chondri-Cat
13.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Those crazy mice Hubie & Bertie are at it again with Claude. This time the mice see that Claude is seriously ill, so they give him an operation.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1950-04-15
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Gerald McBoing-Boing
14.

Gerald McBoing-Boing

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

Starring: Marvin Miller ..
Directed by: Robert Cannon
Release date: 1950-11-02
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Dastan
15.

Dastan

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Indira (Suraiya) is an orphan brought up the strict and uprighteous Rani (Veena). Indira grows up to be a beauty and is sought by three suitors Raj (Raj Kapoor), Kundan (Al Nasir), and Ramesh (Suresh). Rani does not like Indira to marry into her family as both Raj and Kundan are her brothers, and she wants Indira to marry Ramesh, and as such arranges a meeting with Ramesh's mom (Pratima Devi) and finalizes the marriage. Indira does not appreciate this and refuses to marry Ramesh. Raj speaks of his love with Rani, and Rani warns him that Indira is to marry Ramesh, but also has an on-going affair with his brother Kundan. Who does Indira really love? Will she ever marry her dream man?

Starring: Suraiya, Raj Kapoor, Veena, Suresh, Al Nasir, Suresh ..
Directed by: Abdul Rashid Kardar
Release date: 1950-08-17
16.

Cheaper by the Dozen

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

"Cheaper by the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island, to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families.

Starring: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn, Edgar Buchanan, Barbara Bates, Mildred Natwick, Sara Allgood, Lovyss Bradley, Betty Barker ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1950-03-31
17.

The Jackie Robinson Story

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

Starring: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers, Richard Lane, Harry Shannon, Ben Lessy, William 'Bill' Spaulding, Billy Wayne, Joel Fluellen ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1950-05-16
18.

Kim

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

During the British Raj, the orphan of a British soldier poses as a Hindu and is torn between his loyalty to a Buddhist mystic and aiding the English secret service.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas, Robert Douglas, Thomas Gomez, Cecil Kellaway, Arnold Moss, Reginald Owen, Laurette Luez, Richard Hale ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1950-12-07
19.

The Great Rupert

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Shortly before Christmas, a family moves into an apartment where Rupert the squirrel lives in the attic rafters. Just as it seems that the holiday will come and go without so much as a Christmas tree, Rupert acts as the family's guardian angel - not only saving Christmas, but changing their lives forever.

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth, Sara Haden, Queenie Smith, Chick Chandler, Jimmy Conlin, Rupert, Hugh Sanders ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1950-03-01
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Francis
20.

Francis

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

The truthful soldier Stirling didn't know how to lie about his source of information, the talking army Mule, Francis, so he was treated as a lunatic and led to one after another hilarious situations, where the mule was the only one that appeared in his right mind. In the process of all this, the mule assisted in uncovering a spy, Mareen, who pretended to be lost among the jungles, but was actually...

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina, Zasu Pitts, Ray Collins, John McIntire, Eduard Franz, Howland Chamberlain, James Todd, Robert Warwick, Frank Faylen ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1950-02-08
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Motor Mania
21.

Motor Mania

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Mild-mannered average guy Mr. Walker (Goofy) turns into violent Mr. Wheeler when he starts driving. Back on his feet, Mr. Walker finds it nearly impossible to cross the street.

Starring: John McLeish, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1950-06-30
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Home, Tweet Home
22.

Home, Tweet Home

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Tweety Bird is washing in a bird bath in a city park when Sylvester Cat interrupts him. Sylvester chases Tweety, and Tweety takes refuge near a feisty nanny and her toddler. Sylvester dresses as the toddler to try to grab Tweety but is stopped and spanked. Tweety flies to a building ledge, and Sylvester unsuccessfully uses chewing gum to try to reach him. Next, Sylvester angers a bulldog, who chases him away.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1950-01-14
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Homeless Hare
23.

Homeless Hare

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A construction worker destroys Bugs' home with a steam shovel and refuses to repair the damage.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1950-03-11
Best Family Movies of 1950 : The Peachy Cobbler
24.

The Peachy Cobbler

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A poor cobbler feeds his last crust of bread to some birds that are really elves, who show their gratitude by finishing all his work while he sleeps.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1950-12-09
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Garden Gopher
25.

Garden Gopher

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

When Spike tries to bury a bone he finds a belligerent gopher.

Starring: Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1950-09-30
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Puss Cafe
26.

Puss Cafe

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Milton the cat is walking down the street and notices a yard full of delicious milk, birds, and fish not realizing it is guarded by Pluto. He shows his inferior minded pal Richard the set up and both help themselves to the goodies but are chased out by Pluto. From that point on, they try to get into the yard without waking Pluto using such tactics as sling-shooting Pluto out of the yard with his hammock and underwater diving for fish with a makeshift diving helmet.

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1950-06-09
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Father Is a Bachelor
27.

Father Is a Bachelor

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Johnny Rutledge is a drifter who comes to and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their parents died a while ago, and they want to keep that secret from the townspeople, especially the young school teacher, Prudence Millett, to avoid being sent to a children's home and eventual separation. Johnny moves in with the kids and poses as their uncle to take care of them while romancing Prudence. But in order to keep the children, he has to get married.

Starring: William Holden, Coleen Gray, Mary Jane Saunders, Charles Winninger, Stuart Erwin, Clinton Sundberg, Gary Gray, Sig Ruman, Billy Gray, Lloyd Corrigan ..
Directed by: Norman Foster, Abby Berlin
Release date: 1950-02-22
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Pluto and the Gopher
28.

Pluto and the Gopher

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Pluto digs up Minnie's garden and destroys her house in order to catch a pesky gopher-in spite of Minnie's scoldings.

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1950-02-10
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Food for Feudin'
29.

Food for Feudin'

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Chip and Dale are busy collecting nuts and hiding them in a tree, when Pluto comes along and tries to hide his bone in the same tree. When all of the nuts end up in Pluto's dog house, Chip and Dale must come up with a way to get the nuts back.

Starring: James MacDonald, Dessie Flynn, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1950-08-11
Best Family Movies of 1950 : The Lion's Busy
30.

The Lion's Busy

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

In an African jungle, hungry Beaky Buzzard can't wait until Leo the Lion is decently deceased before trying to devour him. Leo takes a rocket to the Moon to try to escape Beaky, but finds Beaky already there waiting for him.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1950-02-18
Best Family Movies of 1950 : The Brave Engineer
31.

The Brave Engineer

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Casey Jones is one of the best engineers there is and it is his duty to get his cargo to its destination on time via train. He sets off but is set back by a number of unfortunate circumstances such as a rain storm, a cow on the tracks, a mad bomber, and finally, when his train starts falling apart. Worst of all, he is on a collision course with another train coming in the opposite direction. After a terrific crash, the man at the train station assumes the worst when Casey doesn't show up but, to his delight, Casey finally makes it to his destination a total wreck but on time (almost).

Starring: Jerry Colonna, Ken Darby, Jon Dodson, Bud Linn, Rad Robinson ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1950-03-03
Best Family Movies of 1950 : All a Bir-r-r-rd
32.

All a Bir-r-r-rd

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Tweety Bird is on a train with Sylvester.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1950-06-24
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Strife with Father
33.

Strife with Father

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Foundling Beaky Buzzard is adopted by a couple of polite, English sparrows, named Monte and Gwendlyn. When Monte tries to teach lame-brained Beaky to catch a chicken, Beaky's ineptitude results in Monte being repeatedly struck with a mallet and caught in a grenade explosion.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1950-04-01
Best Family Movies of 1950 : You Can Change The World
34.

You Can Change The World

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Comedian Jack Benny has his butler, Rochester, call several of his celebrity friends over to the house. Benny introduces them to a Catholic priest, who speaks to them about doing a film for a group called the Christophers. The Christophers are an organization that wants to use different mediums such radio, TV, and film to inspire young people to change the world for the better by pursuing careers in public service like teaching and government work. The priest gives the celebrities a history lesson about the founding of the U.S. and God's role in it, and he asks for their help.

Starring: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Jack Benny, Ann Blyth, William Holden, Bing Crosby, Paul Douglas, Bob Hope, Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen, Irene Dunne ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1950-02-25
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Again Pioneers
35.

Again Pioneers

2.1
6.6/10 IMDB

Citizens of Fairview are outraged when they learn children from the "Patch", a squalid migrant camp on the outskirts of town, will soon be attending Fairview's school.

Starring: Colleen Townsend, Tom Powers, Sarah Padden, Regis Toomey, Jimmy Hunt, Evelyn Brent, Larry Olsen, Erville Alderson, Peggy Wynne, Melinda Casey ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1950-11-01
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Dick Barton at Bay
36.

Dick Barton at Bay

1.8
4.4/10 IMDB

David Phillips (Patrick Macnee) is running down the darkened streets of London's Limehouse district, pursued by two men with guns. He finds a public phone and puts a call through to Dick Barton (Don Stannard), but before he can report, a shot rings out. Barton must piece together what Phillips found out that got him killed. Phillips had been assigned to protect Professor Mitchell (Percy Walsh) and his new development, a ray capable of exploding any unstable element aboard an aircraft in flight. Mitchell has been targeted for kidnapping by Serge Volkoff (Meinhart Maur), a foreign agent from Eastern Europe, as part of a larger, much more sinister plot to destroy England and cripple Western Europe. Complicating matters further is that Mitchell's daughter (Joyce Linden) has also been kidnapped, and Barton must contend with Volkoff's crafty female companion Anna (Tamara Desni).

Starring: Don Stannard, Tamara Desni, Meinhart Maur, Joyce Linden, Percy Walsh, Campbell Singer, Richard George, Beatrice Kane, George Crawford, Paddy Ryan ..
Directed by: Godfrey Grayson
Release date: 1950-10-02
37.

Ginger Nutt's Forest Dragon

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Forest animals attempt to show up squirrel Ginger Nutt's claims of bravery by creating an imaginary dragon.

Directed by: Bert Felstead
Release date: 1950-01-01
38.

Cody of the Pony Express

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Buffalo Bill Cody battles a gang of outlaws secretly headed by an unscrupulous lawyer.

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Moore, Peggy Stewart, William Fawcett, Tom London, Helena Dare, George J. Lewis, Pierce Lyden, Jack Ingram, Michael Whalen ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1950-04-05
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance
39.

Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A crooked boxing promoter tries to shake down Joe's manager by setting up a rigged fight in Humphrey Pennyworth's hometown.

Starring: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood, Jr., Robert Coogan, Hank Mann, Lois Collier, Gil Lamb, Tom Neal, Jack Kirkwood, Mary Margaret Robinson, Andrew Tombes ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1950-06-04
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey
40.

Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Newlyweds Joe and Anne Palooka are delayed in their honeymoon plans by the helpful Humphrey Pennyworth and by considerably-less-helpful manager, Knobby Walsh.

Starring: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood, Jr., Robert Coogan, Pamela Blake, Jerome Cowan, Joe Besser, Don McGuire, Donald MacBride, Curt Bois, Clem Bevans ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1950-02-05
Best Family Movies of 1950 : The Starfish
41.

The Starfish

1.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Supernatural fantasy made by John Schlesinger and Alan Cooke as students.

Starring: Kenneth Griffith, Nigel Finzi, Susan Maryott, Christopher Finzi, Ursula Wood, Stanley Webber, Margaret Webber, Fred Stevens, Harry Stevens, Thomas Arthur ..
Directed by: Alan Cooke, John Schlesinger
Release date: 1950-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Snow Dog
42.

Snow Dog

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

The third installment in low-budget producer Lindsley Parson's "Chinook" series, Snow Dog was ostensibly based on pulp writer James Oliver Curwood's 1915 short-story "The Tentacles of the North," which was also the working title. Kirby Grant again played Rod McDonald of the Canadian Royal Mounted, and once again the vehicle was stolen by his canine sidekick, the white malamute Chinook. This time, Rod and Chinook are tracking a mysterious white wolf, thought to have killed several of the local traders.

Starring: Kirby Grant, Chinook, Elena Verdugo, Rick Vallin, Milburn Stone, Richard Karlan, Jane Adrian ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1950-07-16
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Merry Christmas
43.

Merry Christmas

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Santa's elves at the North Pole are making toys for good girls and boys, while back in the suburbs a family stands around the Christmas tree singing carols.

Release date: 1950-12-06
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Adventure in Telezonia
44.

Adventure in Telezonia

1.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A boy's dog has run off and, with the help of unfortunately named marionette Handy, the kid learns to use a telephone to find him. “Adventure in Telezonia” was part of an educational package distributed in grade schools for kids to learn proper telephone usage. More information, and the full film, at http://techchannel.att.com/play-video.cfm/2012/6/8/AT&T-Archives-Adventure-in-Telezonia.

Directed by: Bil Baird
Release date: 1950-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1950 : Little Red Riding Hood
45.

Little Red Riding Hood

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A live action re-telling of the classic tale filmed in the woods as a part of the "World's Great Fairy Tales" series.

Starring: Julie Gibson ..
Directed by: George Freedland
Release date: 1950-01-01

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