Best Family Movies of 1951

1.

Alice in Wonderland

6.2
7.4/10 IMDB

On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!

Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Verna Felton, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, J. Pat O'Malley, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Joseph Kearns ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1951-07-28
Best Family Movies of 1951 : Rabbit Fire
2.

Rabbit Fire

4.1
8.4/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-05-19
Best Family Movies of 1951 : Drip-Along Daffy
3.

Drip-Along Daffy

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck plays a western hero, but things don't go as he hoped in a one horse town.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-11-17
Best Family Movies of 1951 : Canned Feud
4.

Canned Feud

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat finds that his people have gone on vacation and left him alone in a locked house with a large stash of canned food in a cupboard. Sylvester needs a can opener, or he'll starve. And a pesky mouse has the only can opener in the house and torments Sylvester into trying more and more desperate measures to obtain it.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Marian Richman ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1951-02-03
5.

Show Boat

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A dashing Mississippi river gambler wins the affections of the daughter of the owner of the Show Boat.

Starring: Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead, Bess Flowers, Leif Erickson ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1951-07-19
6.

Angels in the Outfield

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Paul Douglas, stars with Janet Leigh, as the hot-tempered Pittsburgh Pirates manager whose hard-luck team goes on a wining streak thanks to some heavenly intervention.

Starring: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran, Lewis Stone, Spring Byington, Bruce Bennett, Marvin Kaplan, Ellen Corby, Jeff Richards ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1951-10-19
7.

On Moonlight Bay

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to learn how to dance and act like a proper young lady. Unfortunately William Sherman has unconventional ideas for the time. His ideas include not believing in marriage or money, which causes friction with Marjorie's father, who is the local bank vice president

Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes, Jack Smith, Ellen Corby, Billy Gray, Jeffrey Stevens, Eddie Marr ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1951-07-26
8.

Hardrock – Coco and Joe: The Three Little Dwarfs

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Hardrock, Coco and Joe is a short stop motion animated cartoon based on a song written by Stuart Hamblen. It is about three of Santa Claus' helpers who ride on Santa's sleigh each Christmas.

Release date: 1951-12-25
Best Family Movies of 1951 : Symphony in Slang
9.

Symphony in Slang

3.2
7.6/10 IMDB

At the gates of Heaven, the admitting officials have a hard time understanding a newcomer's life story with all his contemporary slang.

Starring: John Brown ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1951-06-16
Best Family Movies of 1951 : Out of Scale
10.

Out of Scale

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Donald has a ride-on sized train layout in his backyard. There's a large tree (home to Chip 'n Dale) that's out of scale, so Donald moves it while they're out; they come back to see their tree moving. No problem; one of Donald's model houses is just their size.

Starring: Clarence Nash, James MacDonald, Dessie Flynn ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1951-11-02

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