Best Family Movies of 1959


Jungle Cat

7.4/10 IMDB

This final True-Life Adventure would also appear to be one of the best, as we go into the South American jungle to observe the jaguar. Jungle Cat is more intimate than its kin, allowing individual animal characters to be developed. Central to the cast is a pair of jaguars (one ebony), whose fighting leads to love and, not long after, two babies (one resembling each parent).

Starring: Winston Hibler ..
Directed by: James Algar
Release date: 1959-12-16
Best Family Movies of 1959 : Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

6.8/10 IMDB

This is the ingeniously imaginative story of a small boy who, with his magic crayon, draws himself in and out of a series of adventures.

Starring: Bruce Bayley Johnson ..
Directed by: David Piel
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1959 : Moochie of the Little League

Moochie of the Little League

7.7/10 IMDB

A young newspaper boy who is on a Little League team works hard to persuade an elderly Englishman, with whom he had a previous run-in, to donate land for a baseball diamond.

Starring: Kevin Corcoran, Reginald Owen, Alan Hale Jr., Stuart Erwin, Frances Rafferty, Lee Aaker, Annette Gorman ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1959-10-02
Best Family Movies of 1959 : Mystery in the Mine

Mystery in the Mine

6.5/10 IMDB

Jane and Tom set out on an adventure in which they must keep the corrupt Grimblatt from locating the K-13 fuel for his evil space mirror.

Starring: Ingrid Cardon, Stewart Guidotti, Howard Greene, Peter Copley ..
Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1959-09-01
Best Family Movies of 1959 : The Cat Gang

The Cat Gang

5.5/10 IMDB

The Cat Gang is a group of precocious British kids. They have a habit of hanging around a grown-up customs official who wishes that they'd beat it. But the Gang comes in handy when a smuggling gang arrives on the scene.

Starring: Francesca Annis, John Pike, Jeremy Bulloch, John Gabriel, John Stacy ..
Directed by: Darrell Catling
Release date: 1959-01-04
Best Family Movies of 1959 : Donald in Mathmagic Land

Donald in Mathmagic Land

7.9/10 IMDB

Disney used animation here to explain through this wonderful adventure of Donald how mathmatics can be usuful in our real life. Through this journey Donald shows us how mathmatics are not just numbers and charts, but magical living things.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman, Joshua Meador
Release date: 1959-06-26

Journey to the Center of the Earth

7.0/10 IMDB

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Starring: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker, Thayer David, Peter Ronson, Robert Adler, Alan Napier, Alex Finlayson ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1959-12-16

The Shaggy Dog

6.5/10 IMDB

Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery....

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Tim Considine, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Kellaway, Alexander Scourby, Roberta Shore, James Westerfield ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1959-03-19


0.0/10 IMDB

Two boys go outside at night to capture a bird.

Starring: Mark Hubley, Ray Hubley ..
Directed by: John Hubley
Release date: 1959-01-01

Mexicali Shmoes

6.9/10 IMDB

A pair of not-too-bright Mexican cats, one shorter-tempered than the other, decide to chase Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico. And when their schemes - involving use of guitars, a fishing rod, dynamite, and land mines - all backfire, they decide to try catching Slowpoke Rodriguez, Mexico's slowest mouse. But the short-tempered cat learns too late that Slowpoke packs a gun.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Tom Holland ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1959-07-04

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