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

4.4
7.2/10 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
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3.

8 Ball Bunny

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Bugs helps a penguin go home via New Orleans, Martinique, the Panama Canal and finally the South Pole. But the penguin's home is in New Jersey.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Dave Barry ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1950-07-08
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4.

What's Up Doc?

3.8
7.7/10 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 ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1950-06-17
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5.

Big House Bunny

3.8
7.6/10 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
6.

Stars in My Crown

3.7
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
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7.

Gerald McBoing-Boing

3.6
7.0/10 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
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8.

Dastan

3.6
7.1/10 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 ..
Directed by: Abdul Rashid Kardar
Release date: 1950-08-17
9.

Treasure Island

3.6
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
10.

Cheaper by the Dozen

3.5
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 ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1950-03-31

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