Best Family Movies of 1960

1.

Pollyanna

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, Nancy Olson, Adolphe Menjou, Donald Crisp, Agnes Moorehead, Kevin Corcoran, Reta Shaw ..
Directed by: David Swift
Release date: 1960-05-19
2.

Swiss Family Robinson

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing adventure suitable for the whole family, this Disney adaptation of the classic Johann Wyss novel stars Dorothy McGuire and John Mills as Mother and Father Robinson.

Starring: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Parker, Andy Ho, Milton Reid ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1960-12-21
3.

Peter Pan

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy the dastardly pirate Captain Hook.

Starring: Cyril Ritchard, Mary Martin, Lynn Fontanne, Maureen Bailey, Margalo Gillmore, Sondra Lee, Joe E. Marks, Norman Shelly, Joey Trent, Kent Fletcher ..
Directed by: Vincent J. Donehue
Release date: 1960-12-08
4.

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Drama critic Larry Mackay, his wife Kate and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kate settles into suburban life, Larry continues to enjoy the theater and party scene of New York.

Starring: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington, Richard Haydn, Patsy Kelly, Jack Weston, John Harding, Margaret Lindsay, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1960-03-31
5.

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives. He signs on to a ship to India, but in a storm he's washed off the ship and ends up on an island, which is inhibitated by very tiny people. After he managed to convince them he's harmless and is accepted as one of their citizens, their king wants to use him in war against a people of giants. Compared to them, even Gulliver is a gnome.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, June Thorburn, Jo Morrow, Lee Patterson, Grégoire Aslan, Basil Sydney, Charles Lloyd Pack, Martin Benson, Mary Ellis, Marian Spencer ..
Directed by: Jack Sher
Release date: 1960-11-30
6.

Cinderfella

3.4
5.9/10 IMDB

When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons Maximilian and Rupert. As he slaves away for his nasty step-family, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Fella's father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother plans a fancy ball in honor of the visiting Princess Charmein whom she hopes will marry Rupert. Eventually, Fella's Fairy Godfather shows up to convince him that he has a shot at winning the Princess himself.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson, Henry Silva, Robert Hutton, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Nola Thorp ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1960-12-18
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Kidnapped
7.

Kidnapped

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats.

Starring: Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee, John Laurie, Niall MacGinnis, Finlay Currie, Miles Malleson, Duncan Macrae, Andrew Cruickshank, Peter O'Toole ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1960-01-01
8.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

From chicken thief to cabin boy, riverboat pilot to circus performer, Huck Finn outsmarts everyone on his way down the muddy Mississippi.

Starring: Tony Randall, Archie Moore, Eddie Hodges, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand, Mickey Shaughnessy, Judy Canova, Andy Devine, Sherry Jackson, Buster Keaton ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1960-07-21
Best Family Movies of 1960 : The Wackiest Ship in the Army
9.

The Wackiest Ship in the Army

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Lieutenant Rip Crandall is hoodwinked into taking command of the "Wackiest Ship in the Navy" – a real garbage scow with a crew of misfits who don't know a jib from a jigger. What none of them knows, including Crandall, is that this ship has a very important top-secret mission to complete in waters patrolled by the Japanese fleet. Their mission will save hundreds of allied lives – if only they can get there in one piece.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty, Tom Tully, Joby Baker, Warren Berlinger, Patricia Driscoll, Mike Kellin, Richard Anderson ..
Directed by: Richard Murphy
Release date: 1960-12-29
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Donald Duck and his Companions
10.

Donald Duck and his Companions

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Directed by: Jack Cutting, Jack King, Dick Lundy
Release date: 1960-01-03
Best Family Movies of 1960 : The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon
11.

The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

One of multiple Walt Disney adaptations from Rutherford Montgomery stories.

Starring: Rex Allen, Oscar Busch ..
Directed by: Tom McGowan
Release date: 1960-08-10
Best Family Movies of 1960 : From Hare to Heir
12.

From Hare to Heir

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, will inherit one million pounds if he can keep his temper in check. Thing is, he has to endure Bugs Bunny as his house guest.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-09-03
Best Family Movies of 1960 : High Note
13.

High Note

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting conductor note tries to direct his fellow notes in performing this musical piece, but finds that one of the notes has become drunk after being inside the sheet music for "Little Brown Jug". The drunken note staggers goofily on the staves for the music of "The Blue Danube" and is chased by the conductor.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1960-12-03
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Hyde and Go Tweet
14.

Hyde and Go Tweet

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Sylvester alternates chasing the normal Tweety and fleeing a monster version of Tweety.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-05-14
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Hopalong Casualty
15.

Hopalong Casualty

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote tries to catch the Road Runner using a dynamite stick on a fishing pole, a Christmas present wrapping machine, and ACME Earthquake pills, which the Coyote discovers don't affect Road Runners, but only after he himself has angrily downed a whole bottle of the pills! The Coyote quakes and shivers away boulders and whole mountains before the pills wear off.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1960-10-08
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Crockett-Doodle-Do
16.

Crockett-Doodle-Do

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Foghorn Leghorn decides to take an egghead genius chick out to the woods to distract him from his long-haired atomic science books and teach him about such practical things as scouting and woodcraft, but finds that the kid is more knowledgeable than he in these matters.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1960-06-25
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Ready, Woolen and Able
17.

Ready, Woolen and Able

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

A hungry Ralph Wolf wants to swipe and eat some of the sheep in Sam Sheepdog's flock. Not only does Sam foil all of Ralph's schemes.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1960-07-30
18.

Visit to a Small Planet

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth... Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in UFOs and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark, Orangey, John Williams, Jerome Cowan, Gale Gordon, Lee Patrick, Milton Frome ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Mouse and Garden
19.

Mouse and Garden

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat and his orange feline friend, Sam, are rummaging through trash cans for food in the evening on a waterfront when they spot a mouse. They agree to share the little rodent for breakfast the next morning, while during the night each tries to snag the mouse for himself.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-07-16
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Goldimouse and the Three Cats
20.

Goldimouse and the Three Cats

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Sylvester, his wife, and son go for a walk while their porridge cools, when Goldimouse wanders by to eat the porridge and sleep in their beds. Sylvester then tries to catch her for his "spoiled brat" of a son to eat.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-03-15
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Fastest with the Mostest
21.

Fastest with the Mostest

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote tries to drop a rocket bomb on the Road Runner from a balloon but inflates himself instead.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1960-01-19
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Who Scent You?
22.

Who Scent You?

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A female cat wants to board a French cruise ship. Prior to the ship's departure, she crawls under a freshly-painted.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1960-04-23
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Horse Hare
23.

Horse Hare

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Yosemite Sam leads his Indians against Fort Lariat while Bugs is in charge.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-02-13
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Person to Bunny
24.

Person to Bunny

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

In his Hollywood home Bugs is being interviewed by the Edward R. Murrow TV show "People to People" when Daffy and Elmer show up.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-04-01
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Rabbit's Feat
25.

Rabbit's Feat

2.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote decides to cook and eat Bugs, but Bugs is on to his plan and tries to escape by acting looney.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1960-06-04
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Toby Tyler
26.

Toby Tyler

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Angered at stern Uncle Daniel, Toby Tyler runs away from his foster home to join the circus, where he soon befriends Mr. Stubbs, the frisky chimpanzee. However, the circus isn't all fun and games when the evil candy vendor, Harry Tupper, convinces Toby that his Aunt Olive and Uncle Daniel don't love him or want him back. Toby resigns himself to circus life, but when he finally realizes that Tupper lied to him, and that his aunt and uncle truly love him, Toby happily returns home once again.

Starring: Kevin Corcoran, Bob Sweeney, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Richard Eastham, James Drury, Barbara Beaird, Dennis Olivieri, Edith Evanson, Tom Fadden ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Lighter Than Hare
27.

Lighter Than Hare

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Outer space invader Yosemite Sam wants to capture typical earth creature Bugs.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-12-17
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Trip for Tat
28.

Trip for Tat

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Tweety Bird goes on a world tour with his mistress, Granny. And a hungry Sylvester Cat follows them everywhere they go (France, Japan, Switzerland, and Italy).

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-10-29
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Dog Gone People
29.

Dog Gone People

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd agrees to take care of his boss' dog in return for a promotion and finds he must treat the pooch as a human being.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Noel Blanc, Hal Smith ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1960-11-12
Best Family Movies of 1960 : The Dixie Fryer
30.

The Dixie Fryer

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Foghorn Leghorn travels to the deep south to enjoy the sun, but must contend with two yokelish chicken hawks, Pappy and Elvis, who want to roast him for dinner.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1960-09-24
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Mice Follies
31.

Mice Follies

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

In yet another cartoon spoof of TV's "The Honeymooners", rodents Ralph Crumden and Ned Morton have stayed out too late and return home fearing their wives' wrath...

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1960-08-20
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Wild Wild World
32.

Wild Wild World

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Television host Cave Darroway introduces a film about the life of Cro-Magnon man in the year 75,000,000 B.C.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1960-02-27
Best Family Movies of 1960 : The Boy and the Pirates
33.

The Boy and the Pirates

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

Jimmy desires to be a pirate when one day he discovers a magic bottle on the beach. He makes a wish and suddenly finds himself aboard Blackbeard's ship. Soon he realizes that being a pirate isn't what he expected.

Starring: Murvyn Vye, Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, Paul Guilfoyle, Timothy Carey, Joe Turkel, Archie Duncan, Than Wyenn, Albert Cavens, Mickey Finn ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1960-04-13
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Zoo Baby
34.

Zoo Baby

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

An animal-obsessed child, Pip, moves from his home in Nairobi to London to live with his aunt Julia, in order that he can attend Grammar School. Unaccustomed to the British niceties he encounters, Pip is more attracted to the Zoo and the Circus in his neighborhood. One day, playing truant from school, he journeys to the Zoo on his own to see a a rare animal that has just been moved there. Pip kidnaps the animal.

Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1960 : Gala Day at Disneyland
35.

Gala Day at Disneyland

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The gala dedication ceremonies at the opening of three new major attractions at Disneyland—Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage, and the new Monorail—include a parade down Main Street with appearances by Walt and Roy Disney and members of their families, along with Vice President Richard Nixon and family, and numerous film stars. The celebrations end at night with a fireworks display.

Starring: Robert Cummings, Walt Disney, Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Julie Nixon, Pat Nixon, Richard Nixon, Tricia Nixon Cox, Roberta Shore ..
Release date: 1960-01-21
36.

Caught in the Net

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The work of Peter Ketley on Fisheries Research in Devon is being disorganised by a mysterious new method of salmon poaching. His young brother Bob, with the help of two children from London, eventually uncovers and catches the poachers.

Starring: Jeremy Bulloch, Joanna Horlock, James Luck, Anthony Parker ..
Directed by: John Haggarty
Release date: 1960-03-31
37.

Beaver Dam

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The great appeal of this film is watching the beaver at work, busily and cheerfully demonstrating the characteristics for which it is famous. Sometimes, however, the beaver's industry runs counter to the plans of people. When the beaver's dam floods their father's hayfield, two boys devise a plan to save the beaver from their father's displeasure.

Directed by: F.R. Crawley
Release date: 1960-01-01

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