Best Family Movies of 1955


Lady and the Tramp

7.3/10 IMDB

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while.

Starring: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Bill Baucom, Stan Freberg, Verna Felton, Alan Reed, George Givot, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1955-06-22

The Court Jester

7.8/10 IMDB

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against a usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, Robert Middleton, Michael Pate, Herbert Rudley, Noel Drayton ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Release date: 1955-12-24

Mister Roberts

7.6/10 IMDB

Mr. Roberts is as an officer who's yearning for battle but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a non-commissioned Navy ship run by the bullying Captain Morton.

Starring: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond, Philip Carey, Nick Adams, Perry Lopez, Ken Curtis ..
Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan
Release date: 1955-07-10
Best Family Movies of 1955 : One Froggy Evening

One Froggy Evening

8.4/10 IMDB

A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on.

Starring: Bill Roberts ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-12-30
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Speedy Gonzales

Speedy Gonzales

7.2/10 IMDB

Speedy comes to the aid of a group of mice trying to get the cheese from a factory guarded by Sylvester.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-09-17
Best Family Movies of 1955 : A Man Called Peter

A Man Called Peter

7.1/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of a young Scottish lad, Peter Marshall, who dreams of only going to sea but finds out there is a different future for him when he receives a "calling" from God to be a minister. He leaves Scotland and goes to America where after a few small congregations he lands the position of pastor of the Church of the Presidents in Washington, D.C. and eventually he becomes Chaplain of the U.S. Senate.

Starring: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau, Jill Esmond, Les Tremayne, Robert Burton, Gladys Hurlbut, Richard Garrick, Gloria Gordon, Billy Chapin ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1955-03-31

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

6.9/10 IMDB

Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davy Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russel fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of Representatives. Finally, Crockett and Russell journey to Texas and the last stand at the Alamo.

Starring: Fess Parker, Hans Conried, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, William Bakewell, Kenneth Tobey, Don Megowan, Helene Stanley, Mike Mazurki ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1955-05-25
Best Family Movies of 1955 : The Seven Little Foys

The Seven Little Foys

6.7/10 IMDB

Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo, falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine. While they continue to tour the circuit, they begin a family and before long have seven little Foys to clutter the wings. After tragedy threatens to stall Eddie's career, he comes to realize that his little terrors are worth their weight in gold. - Chris Stone

Starring: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke, Herbert Heyes, Richard Shannon, Billy Gray, Lee Erickson, Paul De Rolf, Lydia Reed ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1955-09-30
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Rabbit Rampage

Rabbit Rampage

7.6/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny is tormented by his own animator, in this successor to the 1953 cartoon "Duck Amuck".

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-06-11
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Designs on Jerry

Designs on Jerry

7.8/10 IMDB

Tom designs a better mousetrap that would have made Rube Goldberg jealous. While he sleeps, the mouse that Tom drew wakes Jerry and they get chased by the cat Tom drew. As Tom awakes, they make a strategic alteration to the design.

Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1955-09-02
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Beanstalk Bunny

Beanstalk Bunny

7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (as Jack) find themselves at the top of a beanstalk where they get chased around by a giant Elmer Fudd.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-02-12

The African Lion

7.2/10 IMDB

Part of Disney's True-Life Adventures series, this film focuses on the lives of lions in Africa.

Starring: Winston Hibler ..
Directed by: James Algar
Release date: 1955-09-14
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Guided Muscle

Guided Muscle

7.3/10 IMDB

While cooking a tin can, the Coyote spots a better meal rushing by- the Road Runner. But making himself into a giant arrow doesn't catch the bird, and the book, "How to Tar and Feather a Road Runner", isn't much help either.

Starring: Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-12-10
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Deputy Droopy

Deputy Droopy

7.4/10 IMDB

Two outlaws are trying to steal a shipment of gold being guarded by Deputy Droopy, and have to keep quiet to avoid alerting the sheriff.

Starring: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler, Tex Avery ..
Directed by: Tex Avery, Michael Lah
Release date: 1955-10-28
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Up a Tree

Up a Tree

7.3/10 IMDB

Donald's playing lumberjack, but the targeted tree just happens to be the home of Chip 'n Dale. They give Donald plenty of trouble cutting down the tree, but eventually he succeeds. The wily chipmunks, though, manage to get their revenge on the homewrecker.

Starring: Clarence Nash, James MacDonald, Dessie Flynn ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1955-09-23
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Knight-Mare Hare

Knight-Mare Hare

7.5/10 IMDB

An apple falls on Bugs' head, transporting him back to King Arthur's England.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-10-01
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Red Riding Hoodwinked

Red Riding Hoodwinked

7.1/10 IMDB

Red Riding Hood is on her way from the city to the country, to visit Granny. She's bringing Tweety Bird to Granny as a gift - which attracts Sylvester's attention. Along the way she also meets the Big Bad Wolf. Sylvester wants to eat Tweety. Big Bad wants to eat Red.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-10-29
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Pup on a Picnic

Pup on a Picnic

7.2/10 IMDB

Spike is taking his son on a picnic. Jerry keeps hiding in the basket, so Tom keeps disrupting the picnic while chasing him.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1955-04-30
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Past Perfumance

Past Perfumance

7.0/10 IMDB

Paris, 1913: Passionate, odiferous Pepe Le Pew pursues the latest love of his life, a cat who's been made up to look like a skunk, through the sets of a silent-movie studio.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-05-20
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Pests for Guests

Pests for Guests

6.9/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd buys a wooden set of drawers not knowing that two polite twin gophers (known as The Goofy Gophers) have claimed the piece of furniture as their home.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-01-29
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Two Scent's Worth

Two Scent's Worth

6.9/10 IMDB

A crook disguises a cat as a skunk to scare people out of a bank, but then the great lover Pepe sees her and the chase is on through the French Alps.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-10-15
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Music Land

Music Land

7.3/10 IMDB

Walt Disney animation animated cartoon musical compilation ("The BIG Parade of MIRTH and MELODY"; "Offering hits re-released from 'Make Mine Music' and 'Melody Time'"; featuring cartoons from the 1946 musical, "Make Mine Music," and the 1948 musical "Melody Time") featuring Donald Duck, Joe Carioca, and other Disney cartoon characters, and also songs by Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Frances Langford, Roy Rogers and Trigger, The Andrews Sisters (Laverne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews), Freddy Martin and his orchestra, Sons of the Pioneers, Jerry Colonna, and Ethel Smith

Starring: Fred Waring, Benny Goodman, Frances Langford, Roy Rogers, Freddy Martin, Jerry Colonna, Ethel Smith, Ethel Smith, Bob Nolan, Laverne Andrews ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Robert Cormack, Ted Sears, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Joshua Meador
Release date: 1955-06-11
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Lumber Jerks

Lumber Jerks

7.0/10 IMDB

Two polite gophers find that their home, a tree, has been cut down and taken away. They find it in a log pile about to be taken inside a processing factory. Following it into there, they become caught in the daunting machinery.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-06-25
Best Family Movies of 1955 : The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man

6.9/10 IMDB

The first Texas bad man come running into town a million years B.C.

Starring: Tex Ritter ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1955-09-30
Best Family Movies of 1955 : The Private War of Major Benson

The Private War of Major Benson

6.5/10 IMDB

A Major noted for advancing with his mouth before thinking is given a choice: to be drummed out of the Army, or take command of and shape up the ROTC program at Sheridan Academy before it fails its next inspection. At Sheridan he encounters three hundred pre-teen cadets who range from rascally to adorable, and a female doctor who has just the right prescription for him.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, William Demarest, Tim Hovey, Nana Bryant, Tim Considine, Sal Mineo, Milburn Stone, Mary Field, Joey D. Vieira ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1955-08-02
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Flowers of Our Motherland

Flowers of Our Motherland

6.2/10 IMDB

Tells a story of how two pupils are brought up the spirit of collectivism with the help of their teachers and Young Pioneers.

Starring: Junying Zhang, Zhang Yuan, Guo Yuntai, Zhao Weiqin, Shi Lin, Li Xixiang, Zhang Yunying, Huang Suying, Lu Dayu, Liu Qing ..
Directed by: Yan Gong
Release date: 1955-01-30
Best Family Movies of 1955 : The Littlest Outlaw

The Littlest Outlaw

6.1/10 IMDB

Little Pablito is the ten year old son of a cruel horse trainer. The trainer is responsible for training a Mexican General's horse to jump for the grand race. The trainer's methods cause the horse to become afraid of jumping and the general orders the animal's death. Pablito runs away with the horse, becoming a fugitive. He travels throughout Mexico encountering several fugitives and a priest who tries to help.

Starring: Pedro Armendáriz, Joseph Calleia, Rodolfo Acosta, Andrés Velázquez, Laila Maley, Gilberto González, José Torvay ..
Directed by: Roberto Gavaldón
Release date: 1955-12-22

John and Julie

6.6/10 IMDB

The adventures of two children who runaway to London to see the coronation of Queen Elizabeth.

Starring: Moira Lister, Noelle Middleton, Constance Cummings, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Sid James, Megs Jenkins, Joseph Tomelty, Patric Doonan, Andrew Cruickshank, Colin Gordon ..
Directed by: William Fairchild
Release date: 1955-07-26
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Francis in the Navy

Francis in the Navy

5.7/10 IMDB

In the U. S. Army intelligence office, bumbling lieutenant Peter Stirling receives a coded message from his friend, Francis, a talking mule. The note urges Pete to hurry to the Coronado, California naval base, where Francis is about to be sold as surplus. Pete rushes to the train station, but before he can board, nurse Betsy Donevan mistakes him for her shell-shocked brother, Navy boatswain Slicker Donevan. She tries to forcibly remove his uniform so he will not get into trouble for impersonating an Army officer. Finally she realizes that Pete is not Slicker but merely his mirror image.

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer, Richard Erdman, Jim Backus, Clint Eastwood, David Janssen, Leigh Snowden, Martin Milner, Paul Burke, Phil Garris ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1955-08-24
Best Family Movies of 1955 : A Hitch in Time

A Hitch in Time

5.4/10 IMDB

John McRogers dreams about his future after spending four years in the U.S. Air Force, and is convinced by "Grogan," Technical Gremlin First Class, on why he should remain in the Air Force, rather, and what the advantages would be if he returned to civilian life.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Cindy Goes to a Party

Cindy Goes to a Party

3.9/10 IMDB

Cindy, a 12-year-old tomboy, is devastated when she learns that she hasn't been invited to a neighborhood birthday party. That night in bed, her fairy godmother visits her, tells her enough with this tomboy baloney, gives her a frilly new party dress and some rules on how proper young girls are to behave at parties.

Directed by: Herk Harvey
Release date: 1955-09-22
Best Family Movies of 1955 : The Goofy Success Story

The Goofy Success Story

7.8/10 IMDB

Starring: Walt Disney, Jack Bailey, Pinto Colvig, Hans Conried, June Foray, Dick Wesson ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman, Jack Kinney
Release date: 1955-12-07
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Switzerland


7.0/10 IMDB

Oscar nominated short film from 1955

Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1955-01-16
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland

7.3/10 IMDB

A young girl becomes lost in a department store during the Christmas shopping rush. The frightened child is comforted by a department store Santa Claus who tells her a tale of storybook characters brought to life - of Tommy Tucker's love for the lovely Jane Piper and the cold-hearted villainy of evil Silas Barnaby. Through the girl's dreams, the viewer is transported to Toyland. Based on the classic Broadway operetta by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough, this was its second live television special production, with some new cast members and some returning.

Starring: Barbara Cook, Dennis Day, Jack E. Leonard, Dave Garroway, Wally Cox, Bil Baird, Karin Wolfe, Dickie Belton, Ellen Barrie, Mary Mace ..
Directed by: Max Liebman
Release date: 1955-12-24
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

5.9/10 IMDB

A young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Starring: Tom Bosley, Elsa Lanchester, Reginald Gardiner, Gillian Barber, Marc Breaux, Robert Casper, Lenny Claret, Bobby Clark, Michael Enserro, Maurice Evans ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1955-10-22
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Age 13

Age 13

5.6/10 IMDB

Tells the story of Andrew, a 13-year-old whose mother dies and leaves him with an indifferent step-father. Andrew, receiving only hostility from his classmates and step-father, begins to steal. An understanding counselor at school helps Andrew reform and readjust.

Starring: Michael Keslin ..
Directed by: Arthur Swerdloff
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1955 : The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story

The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story

5.2/10 IMDB

A lamb that had wandered off plays a significant part in the Nativity.

Starring: Morris Ankrum, Maureen O'Sullivan ..
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1955 : The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland

The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland

7.3/10 IMDB

With the grand opening of Disneyland just a matter of days away, Walt Disney brings us an update on the construction of the new magic kingdom. Winston Hibler narrates scenes depicting the construction on the attarctions and settings in the park as work speeds up to meet the deadline before opening day.

Starring: Walt Disney, Winston Hibler ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1955-07-13
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Disneyland's Opening Day Broadcast

Disneyland's Opening Day Broadcast

0.0/10 IMDB

Relive the magic with hosts Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings and Ronald Reagan at the live opening day celebration. Broadcast on July 17, 1955 to a live audience of over 90 million people, tour every magical land in park, from the Disneyland Express to Sleeping Beauty Castle

Starring: Walt Disney, Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan, Robert Cummings ..
Release date: 1955-07-17
Best Family Movies of 1955 : Peter Pan

Peter Pan

8.0/10 IMDB

This 1955 musical production of the classic children's tale made history as the first Broadway musical adapted to TV with the entire cast and crew intact. Join Peter and his friends in their adventures in Neverland, against the evil pirate Captain Hook.

Starring: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Margalo Gillmore, Kathleen Nolan, Sondra Lee, Heller Halliday, Joe E. Marks, Norman Shelly, Robert Harrington, Joseph Stafford ..
Directed by: Clark Jones
Release date: 1955-03-07
Best Family Movies of 1955 : That's an Order

That's an Order

4.2/10 IMDB

Children's comedy about an inefficient grocer's boy and his passion for eating.

Starring: Peter Butterworth ..
Directed by: John Irwin
Release date: 1955-01-01

Playground Express

0.0/10 IMDB

Story of manager of Brighton funfair who leads a crowd of youngsters in their campaign to get even with a killjoy who wants to stop them having fun.

Starring: Peter Butterworth ..
Directed by: John Irwin
Release date: 1955-01-01

Magoo Makes News

6.3/10 IMDB

Mr. Magoo misreads a newspaper flyer thinking it is a letter from his power company saying they are shutting off his power. Outraged, Magoo heads for the power company intent on giving them a piece of his mind. However, instead of going to the power company, he goes to a newspaper printing officer by mistake getting tangled up in the machinery all the while thinking he is being given "the bum's rush". He returns to his house with the power back on thinking he has won. But the next day, he doesn't like the paper's editorial and heads to the newspaper office wanting to give them a piece of his mind!

Starring: Jim Backus, Jerry Hausner ..
Directed by: Pete Burness
Release date: 1955-11-15

The Flying Eye

0.0/10 IMDB

A boy detective, with Colonel Audacious and his wonderful invention, in a model aeroplane, the 'flying-eye', foil the efforts of international thieves to steal a secret formula.

Starring: Julia Lockwood, Harcourt Williams, Geoffrey Sumner, David Hannaford ..
Directed by: William C. Hammond
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1955 : The Pony

The Pony

0.0/10 IMDB

This short film tells the heart-warming Christmas story of two Saskatchewan farm children and a pony named Pancho. There’s no real place for a horse on a fully mechanized wheat farm, but with will and heart they prove that one can be found.

Starring: Georgia Gibbs, William Cornish, Helen Bothwell, Helen Bothwell, Mary McNeill, George Russell, Frank Hanson, Stanley Jackson ..
Directed by: Lawrence Cherry
Release date: 1955-12-03

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