Best Family Movies of 1966

1.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

5.6
8.3/10 IMDB

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of a nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. Disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he decides to raid the village to steal all the Christmas things.

Starring: Boris Karloff, June Foray, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: Ben Washam, Chuck Jones
Release date: 1966-12-18
2.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

5.6
8.2/10 IMDB

This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes in the creature, he sets out to prove that the Pumpkin's no myth—by spending the night alone in a pumpkin patch.

Starring: Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Kathy Steinberg, Ann Altieri, Gail DeFaria, Lisa DeFaria, Glenn Mendelson, Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1966-10-27
3.

Batman

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1966-07-30
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4.

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree

4.2
8.0/10 IMDB

Christopher Robin's bear attempts to raid a beehive in a tall tree.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, Junius Matthews, Sebastian Cabot, Howard Morris, Hal Smith ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1966-01-01
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5.

The Trouble with Angels

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Mary and her friend, Rachel, are new students at St. Francis Academy, a boarding school run by the iron fist of Mother Superior. The immature teens grow bored and begin playing pranks on both the unsuspecting nuns and their unpleasant classmates, becoming a constant thorn in Mother Superior's side. However, as the years pass, Mary and Rachel slowly mature and begin to see the nuns in a different light.

Starring: Hayley Mills, June Harding, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv, Mary Wickes, Marge Redmond, Dolores Sutton, Margalo Gillmore, Portia Nelson ..
Directed by: Ida Lupino
Release date: 1966-03-29
6.

The Ghost & Mr. Chicken

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determines what exactly happened.

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier, Reta Shaw, Lurene Tuttle, Philip Ober, Harry Hickox, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: Alan Rafkin
Release date: 1966-01-20
7.

Born Free

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson and his wife, Joy, care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. When Elsa is blamed for causing an elephant stampede in the nearby village, head warden John Kendall demands the young lion either be trained to survive in the wilds of the Serengeti or be sent to a zoo.

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye, Omar Chambati, Bill Godden, Robert S. Young, Bryan Epsom, Geoffrey Best, Robert Cheetham ..
Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1966-06-22
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8.

Charlie Brown's All-Stars

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

After Charlie Brown's team loses their first game of the season (123-0), his team throws down their caps in disgust and quits. Frustrated and depressed, Charlie Brown wanders around aimlessly until Linus meets him with good news: Mr. Hennessey, operator of a local hardware store, is offering to sponsor Charlie Brown's team, place them in an organized league, and even buy them new uniforms. The excitement gets the better of Charlie Brown, and he eagerly tells the team the good news. Lucy is apprehensive, but states that if Charlie Brown can really get the team uniforms, they will give him another chance and return to the team. Later at home, Charlie Brown gets a phone call from Mr. Hennessey, and is told that the league does not allow girls or dogs. Charlie Brown tries to reason with Mr. Hennessey, but is told that the stipulations are rules set by the league. Unwilling to sacrifice his friends, Charlie Brown reluctantly declines Mr. Hennessey's offer.

Starring: Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer, Christopher Shea, Kathy Steinberg, Bill Melendez, Ann Altieri, Glenn Mendelson, Lynn Vanderlip, Gail DeFaria, Geoffrey Ornstein ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1966-06-08
9.

The Ugly Dachshund

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The Garrisons are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups - and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in an uproarious series of household crises that reduce the Garrisons' house to shambles - and viewers to howls of laughter!

Starring: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles, Kelly Thordsen, Parley Baer, Charles Lane, Robert Kino, Mako, Dick Wessel, Bob Jellison ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1966-02-16
10.

Follow Me, Boys!

3.5
7.2/10 IMDB

Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 1. Becoming more and more involved with the scout troop, he finds his plans to become a lawyer being put on the back burner, until he realizes that his life has been fulfilled helping the youth of the small town.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish, Charles Ruggles, Elliott Reid, Kurt Russell, Luana Patten, Ken Murray, Donald May, Sean McClory ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1966-12-01

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