Best Family Movies of 1962

1.

The Music Man

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

Starring: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton, Timmy Everett, Susan Luckey, Peggy Mondo ..
Directed by: Morton DaCosta
Release date: 1962-06-19
2.

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Banker Roger Hobbs wants to spend his vacation alone with his wife, Peggy, but she insists on a family vacation at a California beach house that turns out to be ugly and broken down. Daughter Katey, embarrassed by her braces, refuses to go to the beach, as does TV-addicted son Danny. When the family is joined by Hobbs' two unhappily married daughters and their husbands, he must help everyone with their problems to get some peace.

Starring: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, Lauri Peters, Lili Gentle, John Saxon, Marie Wilson, John McGiver, Reginald Gardiner, Valerie Varda ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1962-06-15
Best Family Movies of 1962 : Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
3.

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve.

Starring: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Jane Kean, Marie Matthews, Laura Olsher, Les Tremayne ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow
Release date: 1962-12-18
4.

Gay Purr-ee

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Mouser Jaone Tom and housecat Mewsette are living in the French country side, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her.

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees, Mel Blanc, Hermione Gingold ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1962-10-24
5.

In Search of the Castaways

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two teenagers, Mary (Hayley Mills) and Robert (Keith Hamshere) are lead by Professor Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) on a search expedition for the children's shipwrecked sea captain father. This Disney film was based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Anderson Jr., Antonio Cifariello, Wilfrid Brambell, Jack Gwillim, Ronald Fraser, Norman Bird ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1962-12-01
6.

Jack the Giant Killer

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke, Don Beddoe, Barry Kelley, Dayton Lummis, Anna Lee, Roger Mobley, Robert Gist ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1962-05-17
7.

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the movie they write a family history for a duke which includes reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess," "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone."

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Böhm, Claire Bloom, Walter Slezak, Barbara Eden, Oskar Homolka, Arnold Stang, Martita Hunt, Ian Wolfe, Walter Rilla ..
Directed by: George Pal, Henry Levin
Release date: 1962-08-07
8.

The Legend of Lobo

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

You'll be captivated as you track the legendary Lobo through an amazing Southwest adventure. Our story begins with Lobo as an adorable wolf cub and follows his growth into a fearless and majestic leader of the pack. At odds with the local cattlemen, the price on Lobo's head grows, attracting an expert wolf hunter. As they go head to head, Lobo's amazing survival instincts and family devotion leave the hunter with nothing but respect. With the rich narration of Rex Allen, and music from the legendary Sherman Brothers and the popular Sons Of The Pioneers, this is family entertainment at its best!

Starring: Rex Allen ..
Directed by: James Algar, Jack Couffer
Release date: 1962-11-07
Best Family Movies of 1962 : Escapade in Florence
9.

Escapade in Florence

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

American students, Tommy and Annette, find themselves in a heap of trouble when they accidentally discover an art forgery ring in Florence, Italy.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Nino Castelnuovo, Clelia Matania, Carlo Rizzo, Ivan Desny, Venantino Venantini, Ivan Triesault, Odoardo Spadaro, Renzo Palmer ..
Directed by: Steve Previn
Release date: 1962-03-05
Best Family Movies of 1962 : Five Weeks in a Balloon
10.

Five Weeks in a Balloon

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.

Starring: Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardman, Peter Lorre, Richard Haydn, BarBara Luna, Fabian, Billy Gilbert, Herbert Marshall, Reginald Owen ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1962-01-01

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