Best Family Movies of 1965

1.

The Sound of Music

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

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
2.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

5.7
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, Kathy Steinberg, Christopher Shea ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1965-12-09
3.

The Great Race

5.3
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
Best Family Movies of 1965 : Cup Fever
4.

Cup Fever

3.6
7.5/10 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 ..
Directed by: David Bracknell
Release date: 1965-07-21
5.

That Darn Cat!

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wrist watch. 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
6.

Dear Brigitte

3.3
6.3/10 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 : Those Calloways
7.

Those Calloways

2.8
6.7/10 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
8.

The Monkey's Uncle

2.7
6.1/10 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
9.

Zebra in the Kitchen

2.4
5.3/10 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 : Pinocchio in Outer Space
10.

Pinocchio in Outer Space

2.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Pinocchio tries to save the Earth from Astro the Space Whale

Starring: Peter Lazer, Arnold Stang ..
Directed by: Ray Goossens
Release date: 1965-12-22

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