Best Family Movies of 1964


Mary Poppins

7.8/10 IMDB

Mr Banks is looking for a nanny for his two mischievous children and comes across Mary Poppins, an angelic nanny. She not only brings a change in their lives but also spreads happiness.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1964-12-17

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

8.0/10 IMDB

Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea...

Starring: Burl Ives, Billie Mae Richards, Larry D. Mann, Stan Francis, Paul Kligman, Janis Orenstein, Alfie Scopp, Carl Banas, Peg Dixon, Paul Soles ..
Directed by: Larry Roemer
Release date: 1964-12-06
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Daleks

Doctor Who: The Daleks

7.7/10 IMDB

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Susan, Barbara, and Ian to the planet Skaro where they meet two indigenous races — the Daleks, malicious mutant creatures encased in armoured travel machines, and the Thals, beautiful humanoids with pacifist principles. They convince the Thals of the need to fight for their own survival.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, William Hartnell, Peter Hawkins, David Graham, Robert Jewell, Kevin Manser, Michael Summerton ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry, Richard Martin
Release date: 1964-02-01
Best Family Movies of 1964 : The Pink Phink

The Pink Phink

7.6/10 IMDB

A house painter can't understand why everything he paints blue turns pink.

Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1964-12-18

Dear Heart

7.1/10 IMDB

A lonely Ohio spinster hopes to find romance when she travels to New York City for a postmasters' convention.

Starring: Geraldine Page, Glenn Ford, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Nichols, Michael Anderson Jr., Mary Wickes, Alice Pearce, Richard Deacon, Charles Drake, Patricia Barry ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1964-12-02

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

7.1/10 IMDB

An old Chinese man rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.

Starring: Tony Randall, John Ericson, Barbara Eden, Kevin Tate, Arthur O'Connell, Noah Beery Jr., Argentina Brunetti, Royal Dano, John Doucette, Frank Cady ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1964-03-18

Hey There, It's Yogi Bear

6.5/10 IMDB

Yogi Bear and his pal Boo Boo are shipped off to the San Diego Zoo by Jellystone National Park's Ranger Smith who is tired of Yogi's "pick-a-nick" basket stealing. Yogi escapes by convincing a bear named Cornpone to switch places with him and go to sunny California and returns to the park. His girlfriend, Cindy, not realizing Yogi has escaped, goes looking for him and is kidnapped by a circus owne

Starring: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Julie Bennett, Mel Blanc, Paul Frees, Harvey Korman, Roddy McDowall, Bill Lee, James Darren, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1964-06-03

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

6.5/10 IMDB

Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.

Starring: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston, Andrew Duggan, Larry Keating, Oscar Beregi Jr., Charles Meredith, Elizabeth MacRae, Paul Frees, Wesley Gale ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1964-03-28
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Pink Pajamas

Pink Pajamas

6.8/10 IMDB

Night has fallen, and the Pink Panther is looking for a place to sleep. A flop house denies him access, but he fortunately finds a key on the ground that gives him entry to a man's home, in which the Pink Panther helps himself to the man's shaving equipment, electric toothbrush, and bed. The man, a drunk, arrives home after one of his binges and, casting eyes on the pink feline in his bed, thinks he's having an alcoholic hallucination. He calls Alcoholics Anonymous to send someone to help him quit drinking. A man from A.A. throws all of the drunk's booze bottles into a garbage can, and they sit down to share a carton of milk. Then, both men see the Pink Panther walk past them! Befuddled, the two men rush to find the Department of Sanitation truck carrying the bottles of booze. After what they've seen, a drinking spree is in order!

Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1964-12-25

For the Love of Willadean

7.5/10 IMDB

A new boy, Harley, joins a club but shows an interest in the girl on whom the club leader has a crush. The two club members trick Harley into stealing a prize watermelon to the dismay of the furious farmer, and later dare him to enter a supposedly haunted house in which they uncover a bag of money stolen in a bank robbery.

Starring: Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy, Roger Mobley, Terry Burnham, Ed Wynn, John Anderson, Barbara Eiler, Harry Harvey ..
Directed by: Byron Paul
Release date: 1964-03-08
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Go Kart Go

Go Kart Go

6.8/10 IMDB

Jimpy leads a gang of kids as they attempt to beat another gang, no matter how underhanded their tactics are.

Starring: Dennis Waterman, John Moulder-Brown, Graham Stark, Cardew Robinson, Wilfrid Brambell, Frazer Hines, Jimmy Capehorn, Pauline Challoner, Melanie Garland, Robert Ferguson ..
Directed by: Jan Darnley-Smith
Release date: 1964-06-15
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare

Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare

7.0/10 IMDB

Bugs and the Tasmanian Devil battle it out in a jungle hospital, with Bugs convincing Taz that he's sicker than he thinks.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1964-03-28
Best Family Movies of 1964 : The Misadventures of Merlin Jones

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones

6.2/10 IMDB

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Stuart Erwin, Alan Hewitt, Connie Gilchrist, Norman Grabowski, Burt Mustin ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1964-03-25

Flipper's New Adventure

5.9/10 IMDB

While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called by most) is away, Sandy learns that the family home, built on state land, is being torn down to make way for a highway. In turn, Sandy would be sent to live with relatives, while Flipper would be sent to the seaquarium permanently. Not wanting to be separated from Flipper, Sandy, using his skiff, runs away with Flipper. A distraught Po returns home to look for his son. Meanwhile, the Hopewell family from Britain are vacationing in the area. Their sailboat is hijacked by three escaped convicts, who take the father, Halsey, hostage, and set the three Hopewell women - mother Julia, and teen-aged daughters Gwen and Penny - adrift, they who eventually land on the island where Sandy is hiding... Written by Huggo

Starring: Luke Halpin, Pamela Franklin, Tom Helmore, Helen Cherry, Francesca Annis, Brian Kelly, Robert Baldwin ..
Directed by: Leon Benson
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1964 : The Cat Above and the Mouse Below

The Cat Above and the Mouse Below

6.8/10 IMDB

Tom, famous baritone Signor Thomasino Catti-Cazzaza, enthralls a concert audience with his rendition of "Largo al factotum", from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", while Jerry strives for sleep under the stage.

Starring: Terence Monk ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1964-02-25
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Snowbody Loves Me

Snowbody Loves Me

6.7/10 IMDB

Waif mouse Jerry, encrusted with snow, peers through a warmly lit window at Tom asleep by the fire in a room full of cheese.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1964-05-12
Best Family Movies of 1964 : False Hare

False Hare

6.6/10 IMDB

Big Bad Wolf and his nephew use a club for rabbits, Club del Conejo, to try to catch Bugs.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1964-07-18

Eagle Rock

6.5/10 IMDB

A young lad attempts to climb Eagle Rock by himself and learns the hard way that sometimes teamwork is the best way to do things.

Starring: Pip Rolls, Christine Thomas, Bryan Marsh, John Laurie, Tony Paul, Colin Neal, Nicholas Young, Gareth Robinson, Kaplan Kaye, Stephen Morris ..
Directed by: Henry Geddes
Release date: 1964-01-01

Island of the Blue Dolphins

6.1/10 IMDB

Based on the beloved book by Scott O'Dell, this family movie tells the adventures of a young Native American girl. After her father is killed by a malevolent white trapper, Karana joins her community as they leave their island home in the Pacific to live on the mainland. Upon her departure, Karana realizes that her brother has been left behind. She immediately swims back to be with him and the two remain on the abandoned island. Though Karana is able to domesticate a wolf, her brother is not so fortunate with the animals and is killed by a pack of wild dogs. She is left to survive against the odds.

Starring: Celia Milius, Larry Domasin, Ann Daniel, George Kennedy, Hal John Norman, Martín Garralaga, Alex Montoya, Carlos Romero, George Kennedy, Hal Jon Norman ..
Directed by: James B. Clark
Release date: 1964-09-10
Best Family Movies of 1964 : A Tiger Walks

A Tiger Walks

6.2/10 IMDB

A tiger escapes from a circus truck as it passes by a small town, and hides itself in the surrounding woods. This throws the town into a panic and everyone wants the animal killed immediately, except for the daughter of the sheriff. She wants to capture the tiger and put it in a zoo, thereby saving the tiger's life. Her determination starts a nationwide campaign among children to raise the money to buy the tiger from the circus, but first, she, her father and an Indian tiger trainer must find the tiger before the National Guard do, who have orders to kill it on sight.

Starring: Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Pamela Franklin, Sabu, Edward Andrews, Una Merkel, Frank McHugh, Peter Brown, Arthur Hunnicutt, Connie Gilchrist ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1964-04-12

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

2.7/10 IMDB

Martians fear their children have become lazy and joyless due to their newfound obsession with Earth TV shows. After ancient Martian leader Chochem suggests that the children of Mars need more fun—including their own Santa Claus—supreme leader Lord Kimar assembles an expedition to Earth. Once there, they kidnap two children who lead them to the North Pole, then capture the real Santa Claus, taking all three back to Mars in an attempt to bring the Martian children happiness.

Starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Victor Stiles, Donna Conforti, Chris Month, Pia Zadora, Lelia Martin, Charles Renn ..
Directed by: Nicholas Webster
Release date: 1964-11-14
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Kapitein Zeppos

Kapitein Zeppos

7.4/10 IMDB

A strange man arrives in Belder on horseback, and introduces himself as Captain Zeppos. Initially, he is met with suspicion and jealousy, but he soon befriends a local, Ben Kurrel. It becomes apparent that Zeppos had a motive to come to Belder: when in Greece a stranger had made him an offer on a piece of land he had inherited near the town. Ben Kurrel and his friend Rita Mees help him investigate the mystery.

Starring: Senne Rouffaer ..
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

7.1/10 IMDB

Two children on a holiday with archaeologist parents expose the villainy of Arab workmen and help their father find the treasure he is after.

Starring: Kenneth Nash, Elizabeth White, J. Peter Graeffe, Ray Barrett ..
Directed by: Frederic Goode
Release date: 1964-12-01
Best Family Movies of 1964 : The Horse Without a Head

The Horse Without a Head

6.9/10 IMDB

Five pampered French children with their wheeled, headless, toy horse accidentally become tangled up in a plot to rob the Dijon- Paris express of 100,000,000. They foil the robbery when a thief stashes the key to his hiding place inside 'The Horse Without A Head'.

Starring: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Herbert Lom, Leo McKern, Pamela Franklin, Vincent Winter, Lee Montague, Denis Gilmore, Sean Keir, Loretta Parry, Michael Gwynn ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1964-03-09
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Five Have a Mystery to Solve

Five Have a Mystery to Solve

6.6/10 IMDB

Four cousins meet a new friend who has strange powers over all the animals on Whispering Island. After discovering the crusader's treasure, they are imprisoned in a flooded dungeon.

Starring: David Palmer, Darryl Read, Mandy Harper, Paula Boyd ..
Directed by: Ernest Morris
Release date: 1964-05-01
Best Family Movies of 1964 : Return to Oz

Return to Oz

5.6/10 IMDB

Rather than adapt a later or create a new Oz story, this production has Dorothy still in posession of the shoes, and she clings to an apple tree during a tornado which takes her back to Oz. The Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Lion (using the names created for the nearly-abstract television series, Tales of the Wizard of Oz, from which this was derived) have had their MGM gifts destroyed by the restored Wicked Witch, and the four proceed to the Wizard for help, who is ineffectual as usual.

Starring: Larry D. Mann, Alfie Scopp, Carl Banas, Susan Morse, Peggi Loder, Susan Conway ..
Directed by: F.R. Crawley, Thomas Glynn, Larry Roemer
Release date: 1964-02-09

Santa's Enchanted Village

2.8/10 IMDB

Short film about Santa's enchanted village, shot in Santa's Village parks in California and in Dundee, Illinois.

Directed by: Manuel San Fernando
Release date: 1964-11-07

Magic Christmas Tree

2.4/10 IMDB

A boy is given a ring by an old witch, he uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him 3 wishes.

Starring: Chris Kroesen, Valerie Hobbs, Darlene Lohnes, Willard W. Willingham, Billy Schaffner, Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei, Dianne Johnson, Blanche Mickelson, Howard Blevins, Terry Bradshaw ..
Directed by: Richard C. Parish
Release date: 1964-12-19

Santa Claus and His Helpers

2.6/10 IMDB

This film opens with a scene inside of Santa's space station which orbits the Earth. First, Santa checks on all of the boys and girls to see who has been naughty and who has been nice with the help of his behavior computer. Next, Santa checks on his elves to make sure they are making the Christmas presents that he will be delivering to the children. He is dismayed to find that his elves are not making the presents but are instead fighting among themselves. It is a race against time as Santa travels to Earth and then tries to persuade the elves to make the presents which must be finished before Christmas which is only days away! Will Santa succeed in persuading the elves to make the presents on time? (IMDb)

Directed by: Manuel San Fernando
Release date: 1964-11-01
Best Family Movies of 1964 : The Moon-Spinners

The Moon-Spinners

6.5/10 IMDB

Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her brother Stratos, recently back from London. But then there is nice English lad Mark to make friends with, at least until Stratos and his pal take a shot at him one night. When Nikky helps him hide she finds the Greeks are after her too.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Peter McEnery, Joan Greenwood, Irene Papas, Pola Negri, John Le Mesurier, Sheila Hancock, Paul Stassino, André Morell ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1964-01-01

Daylight Robbery

0.0/10 IMDB

Three children are locked in a store by accident. They help catch a gang who break into the store the same day in order to get to the bank next door.

Starring: Trudy Moors, Janet Hannington, Kirk Martin, Darryl Read, Janet Munro, Zena Walker, James Villiers, Norman Rossington, Gordon Jackson, Ronald Fraser ..
Directed by: Michael Truman, Gordon Gilbert
Release date: 1964-12-01

The Life and Death of Lovely Karen Gilhooley

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Gemma Jones, Eileen Kennally, John Rees, Maxwell Shaw, Donald Webster ..
Release date: 1964-11-17

The Haunted House

0.0/10 IMDB

Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1964 : The Emperor's Oblong Pancake

The Emperor's Oblong Pancake

0.0/10 IMDB

An animated version of the story about an emperor who tried to change all the round objects in his kingdom into oblong ones

Starring: Edward Everett Horton ..
Directed by: John Wilson
Release date: 1964-06-01

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