Best Family Movies of 1964
A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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...
The Pink Phink
A house painter can't understand why everything he paints blue turns pink.
A lonely Ohio spinster hopes to find romance when she travels to New York City for a postmasters' convention.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
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.
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.
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear
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
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
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.
For the Love of Willadean
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.
Go Kart Go
Jimpy leads a gang of kids as they attempt to beat another gang, no matter how underhanded their tactics are.
Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare
Bugs and the Tasmanian Devil battle it out in a jungle hospital, with Bugs convincing Taz that he's sicker than he thinks.
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
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.
Snowbody Loves Me
Waif mouse Jerry, encrusted with snow, peers through a warmly lit window at Tom asleep by the fire in a room full of cheese.
Big Bad Wolf and his nephew use a club for rabbits, Club del Conejo, to try to catch Bugs.
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.
Flipper's New Adventure
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
Island of the Blue Dolphins
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.
A Tiger Walks
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.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
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.
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.
Valley of the Kings
Two children on a holiday with archaeologist parents expose the villainy of Arab workmen and help their father find the treasure he is after.
The Horse Without a Head
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'.
Five Have a Mystery to Solve
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.
Return to Oz
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.
Santa's Enchanted Village
Short film about Santa's enchanted village, shot in Santa's Village parks in California and in Dundee, Illinois.
Magic Christmas Tree
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.
Santa Claus and His Helpers
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)
Doctor Who: The Daleks
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.
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.
The Haunted House
The Emperor's Oblong Pancake
An animated version of the story about an emperor who tried to change all the round objects in his kingdom into oblong ones