Best Family Movies of 1965


The Sound of Music

8.1/10 IMDB

In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Heather Menzies, Nicholas Hammond, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1965-03-29

A Charlie Brown Christmas

8.3/10 IMDB

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez, Karen Mendelson, Geoffrey Ornstein, Peter Robbins, Tracy Stratford, Cathy Steinberg, Christopher Shea ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1965-12-09

The Great Race

7.2/10 IMDB

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine, Larry Storch, Ross Martin ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1965-07-01

That Darn Cat!

6.7/10 IMDB

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wristwatch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Frank Gorshin, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1965-12-02

Dear Brigitte

6.2/10 IMDB

Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own.

Starring: James Stewart, Fabian, Glynis Johns, Cindy Carol, Bill Mumy, John Williams, Brigitte Bardot, Jack Kruschen, Charles Robinson, Howard Freeman ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1965 : Cup Fever

Cup Fever

6.6/10 IMDB

The children of Barton United are trying to win the cup in their local football (soccer) league. Nasty councillor Mr Bates doesn't like them and wants the team his son plays for to win instead so he makes life as difficult as he can for them. But Barton United are offered help by the local professional team that just happens to be Manchester United with boss man Matt Busby.

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge, Johnnie Wade, Norman Rossington, Olivia Hussey, Susan George, Denis Gilmore ..
Directed by: David Bracknell
Release date: 1965-07-21

Dr. Who and the Daleks

5.6/10 IMDB

Scientist Doctor Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet Skaro, where a peaceful race of Thals are under threat of nuclear attack from the planet's other inhabitants: the robotic mutant Daleks.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey, Barrie Ingham, Michael Coles, Geoffrey Toone, Yvonne Antrobus, Michael Coles ..
Directed by: Gordon Flemyng
Release date: 1965-08-23

Those Calloways

6.6/10 IMDB

Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is thwarted at every attempt, it seems; he and his son try to get enough furs from their trapping venture to get the money, but the bottom falls out of the fur market. He uses the little money they get for a down payment on the lake, thereby losing their house when he can't make the mortgage payment. They move to the lake, where their friends help them build a cabin. A salesman stops in town, and tries to get the people to sell their land for a tourist venture; Cam is outraged at his tactics and takes desperate measures after he himself is tricked.

Starring: Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon De Wilde, Walter Brennan, Ed Wynn, Linda Evans, Philip Abbott, John Larkin, Parley Baer, Frank De Kova ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1965-01-28

The Monkey's Uncle

5.9/10 IMDB

College whiz-kid Merlin Jones concocts a method for teaching advanced information to a chimpanzee, then creates a flying machine of his own design, ultimately raising havoc on the campus.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Arthur O'Connell, Frank Faylen, Leon Tyler, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1965-08-18
Best Family Movies of 1965 : Pinocchio in Outer Space

Pinocchio in Outer Space

5.6/10 IMDB

Pinocchio tries to save the Earth from Astro the Space Whale

Starring: Peter Lazer, Arnold Stang, Ray Owens, Conrad Jameson, Jess Cain, Mavis Mims, Minerva Pious, Kevin Kennedy, Norman Rose, Bret Morrison ..
Directed by: Ray Goossens
Release date: 1965-12-22

Zebra in the Kitchen

5.2/10 IMDB

A young boy lets the animals out of their cages at the Zoo, to set them free, but the animals start taking over the town.

Starring: Jay North, Martin Milner, Andy Devine, Joyce Meadows, Jim Davis, Dorothy Green, Karen Green, Vaughn Taylor, Wayne Thomas, Eddie Quillan ..
Directed by: Ivan Tors
Release date: 1965-06-01
Best Family Movies of 1965 : The Music of Lennon & McCartney

The Music of Lennon & McCartney

8.2/10 IMDB

A 1965 British television special honouring the songwriting partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was produced by Granada Television and aired on that network on 16 December 1965 before receiving a national broadcast the following evening. The programme mainly consisted of other artists miming to their recordings of the songs. The Beatles performed Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out, and Peter Sellers delivered a comedic interpretation of A Hard Day's Night, in the style of stage actor Laurence Olivier's portrayal of Richard III.

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Peter Sellers, Lulu, Cilla Black, Henry Mancini, Marianne Faithfull, Billy J. Kramer ..
Directed by: Philip Casson
Release date: 1965-12-16

Funny Things Happen Down Under

6.9/10 IMDB

When the clubhouse of a group of country kids, known as the "Terrible ten" needs money for funding they invent numerous ways to make money. During their attempts at making puddings and selling mineral water they stumble on a formula for breeding coloured sheep.

Starring: Howard Morrison, Susanne Haworth, Ian Turpie, Bruce Barry, Olivia Newton-John, Gary Gray, Kurt Beimel, Frank Rich, John Gray ..
Directed by: Joe McCormick
Release date: 1965-08-01
Best Family Movies of 1965 : A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood

A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood

7.0/10 IMDB

When a coyote named Chico is chased into the back of a moving van he accidentally ends up in the Hollywood hills and learns the ins and outs of being an urban coyote.

Starring: Rex Allen ..
Directed by: Jack Couffer
Release date: 1965-01-28
Best Family Movies of 1965 : The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

6.9/10 IMDB

A small boy's enchantment with a city's snowfall has him making snow angels and snowballs, sliding down snow mountains - and looking forward to going outside again.

Starring: Jane Harvey ..
Directed by: Mal Whittman
Release date: 1965-01-05
Best Family Movies of 1965 : Taffy and the Jungle Hunter

Taffy and the Jungle Hunter

6.4/10 IMDB

A hunter, who captures wild animals for zoos, takes his young son and the boy's widowed governess on his latest expedition. The boy and his pet chimp, in company with a baby elephant his father has captured, run away from camp and experience many thrilling adventures.

Starring: Jacques Bergerac, Robert DoQui, Shary Marshall, Manuel Padilla Jr., Hari Rhodes ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1965-03-31
Best Family Movies of 1965 : Fractured Friendship

Fractured Friendship

6.2/10 IMDB

Smedley is fed up with Arctic weather, and wants to leave for Hawaii. But his longtime pal Chilly Willy won't let him.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1965-03-01
Best Family Movies of 1965 : The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood

The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood

6.4/10 IMDB

Everyone knows the story of Red Riding Hood. But every story has two sides and now the wolf has finally told his. This original musical comedy special, with songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, first aired on November 28, 1965 on ABC.

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Cyril Ritchard, Vic Damone, Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Dave Rowberry, John Steele, Hilton Valentine, Marlene Dell, Bette Henritze ..
Directed by: Sid Smith
Release date: 1965-11-28
Best Family Movies of 1965 : Git!


4.8/10 IMDB

A teenage boy tries to train an unruly birddog.

Starring: Jack Chaplain, Heather North, Richard Webb, Hanna Landy ..
Directed by: Ellis Kadison
Release date: 1965-10-01
Best Family Movies of 1965 : Whistle for Willie

Whistle for Willie

4.8/10 IMDB

For Peter, learning to whistle means being able to call his dog, Willie, and being a bit closer to those two magic words: grown-up.

Starring: Jan Harvey ..
Directed by: Mal Whittman
Release date: 1965-01-02
Best Family Movies of 1965 : The Tale of Custard the Dragon

The Tale of Custard the Dragon

3.0/10 IMDB

Children role play Ogden Nash's poem about Custard the pet dragon, who shows that he is not always a coward.

Starring: Marilyn Reynolds, Tad Weems, Sandy Maeck, Cindy Rouan, Peter Meehan, David Wiener, John Craddock ..
Directed by: Peter Rubin
Release date: 1965-12-24

Fun in Balloon Land

1.2/10 IMDB

Sonny falls asleep while his mom reads him a bedtime story and wakes up in Balloon Land, a magical world filled with giant balloon people and animals.

Starring: Dorothy Brown Green, Sonny ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Sonneborn Jr.
Release date: 1965-01-01

Tobo the Happy Clown

0.0/10 IMDB

Kiddie-matinee compilation feature with a circus theme.

Starring: Edward Finney ..
Directed by: William Rowland, Edward Finney
Release date: 1965-11-25
Best Family Movies of 1965 : Willy McBean and His Magic Machine

Willy McBean and His Magic Machine

6.0/10 IMDB

Little Willy McBean joins up with a Mexican monkey named Pablo to travel back in time and stop the evil Prof. von Rotten from changing history.

Starring: Larry D. Mann, Billie Mae Richards, Alfie Scopp, Paul Kligman, Bernard Cowan, Paul Soles, Peggi Loder, Corinne Conley, James Doohan, Claude Rae ..
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1965-06-23

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