Best Family Movies of 1968


Yellow Submarine

7.4/10 IMDB

The wicked Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, eliminating all color and music. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and journeys to Liverpool to enlist the help of the Beatles.

Starring: Paul Angelis, John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, Peter Batten, Dick Emery, Lance Percival, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr ..
Directed by: George Dunning
Release date: 1968-07-17


7.4/10 IMDB

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.

Starring: Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Hugh Griffith, Joseph O'Conor, Peggy Mount, Leonard Rossiter ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1968-09-26

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

6.9/10 IMDB

A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe, Anna Quayle, Benny Hill, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Barbara Windsor, Davy Kaye ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1968-12-17

The Love Bug

6.5/10 IMDB

Down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas teams up with a little VW Bug that has a mind of its own, not realizing Herbie's worth until a sneaky rival plots to steal him.

Starring: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn, Benson Fong, Andy Granatelli, David Tomlinson, Barry Kelley, Iris Adrian, Joe E. Ross ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1968-12-23

Yours, Mine and Ours

7.1/10 IMDB

When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?

Starring: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tom Bosley, Louise Troy, Sidney Miller, Morgan Brittany, Tracy Nelson, Tim Matheson, Mitch Vogel ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1968-04-24
Best Family Movies of 1968 : The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy

7.0/10 IMDB

After being kidnapped and escaping, young drummer boy Aaron searches for his camel and finds him in the Nativity of the Baby Jesus. Aaron gives Baby Jesus the only gift he has, a song on his drum.

Starring: Ted Eccles, José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Greer Garson ..
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
Release date: 1968-12-19

Blackbeard's Ghost

6.8/10 IMDB

The eponymous wraith returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Emily Stowecroft. The villains want to kick Emily and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good guy Steve Walker gets caught in the middle of the squabble after evoking Blackbeard's ghost.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester, Richard Deacon, Peter Ustinov, Stefanie Powers, Terry-Thomas, Joby Baker, Elliott Reid ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1968-02-08
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

7.9/10 IMDB

Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Paul Winchell, Hal Smith, Jon Walmsley, Ralph Wright, Sebastian Cabot, Howard Morris, Barbara Luddy, Clint Howard ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1968-12-20

He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown

7.5/10 IMDB

When the gang loses patience with Snoopy's mischief, he suddenly finds himself back in obedience training. With a vengeance, Snoopy decides it's time to run away to Peppermint Patty's house, but soon realizes life might not be so bad with Charlie Brown after all.

Starring: Peter Robbins, Bill Melendez, Sally Dryer, Ann Altieri, Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea, Glenn Mendelson, Gail DeFaria, Matthew Liftin ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1968-02-14

With Six You Get Eggroll

6.4/10 IMDB

Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teenage daughter, begin dating and eventually decide to get married. But they're not prepared for the hostile reactions from their children, who are not very excited about the new union between the two families.

Starring: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin, Alice Ghostley, John Findlater, Elaine Devry, Herb Voland, Jamie Farr ..
Directed by: Howard Morris
Release date: 1968-08-07

Finian's Rainbow

6.1/10 IMDB

A leprechaun follows an Irishman who stole his pot of gold to the American South.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Dolph Sweet, Al Freeman Jr., Barbara Hancock, Ronald Colby, Wright King ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1968-10-09
Best Family Movies of 1968 : The Shakiest Gun in the West

The Shakiest Gun in the West

6.3/10 IMDB

Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun smugglers. She tricks Haywood into a sham marriage as a disguise. Haywood inadvertently becomes the legendary "Doc the Haywood" after he guns down "Arnold the Kid".

Starring: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan, Ruth McDevitt, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Carl Ballantine, Pat Morita, Robert Yuro, Herb Voland ..
Directed by: Alan Rafkin
Release date: 1968-07-10

Thunderbird 6

6.3/10 IMDB

The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and the Sphinx, Lady Penelope, Parker, Alan and Tin-Tin fight the hijackers from on-board, while the rest of the team tries to stop the airship crashing.

Starring: Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer, Jeremy Wilkin, Matt Zimmerman, David Graham, David Graham, Keith Alexander, Gary Files, Christine Finn ..
Directed by: David Lane
Release date: 1968-08-03
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink

7.2/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther buys a land lot atop a narrow mesa, and the house he builds blocks a nearby observatory's view of the Moon. At first, the short, pointy-nosed astronomer at the observatory zooms his huge telescope into the panther's window and believes the newspaper photo of a sexy woman being looked upon by the panther is an actual observation of life on the Moon, and he telephones the fantastic finding to his employers. The Pink Panther builds a brick wall to block the telescope's view, and the hostilities begin.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-06-30
Best Family Movies of 1968 : The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

6.2/10 IMDB

Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow. The second problem is Fred's daugther, Helen. She is absolutely fond of horses, takes riding classes and has already had decent success in some competitions. Her biggest wish is to own a horse herself, a dream her father cannot afford at all. Now Fred tries to solve both problems at once by simply combining them: A horse named "Aspercel", ridden by his daugther should bring the name of the pill into the papers and make Helen happy, too. But there's still one more obstacle: Helen and Aspercel of course have to win a few prices to make this idea work...

Starring: Lloyd Bochner, Ellen Janov, Morey Amsterdam, Kurt Russell, Fred Clark, Diane Baker, Dean Jones, Norman Grabowski ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1968-12-16
Best Family Movies of 1968 : The Pink Quarterback

The Pink Quarterback

6.7/10 IMDB

After the Pink Panther flips a quarter to decide whether he should spend it on a hot dog or a hamburger, it rolls away, and he goes after it.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-05-22

The Great Pony Raid

5.8/10 IMDB

Wild pony rustling on Dartmoor.

Starring: Edward Underdown, Michael Brennan, Christian Comber, Tina Paget Brown, Andrew Purcell, Shelley Crowhurst, Tim Killinback, Patrick Barr ..
Directed by: Frederic Goode
Release date: 1968-03-01
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Way Down Cellar

Way Down Cellar

7.0/10 IMDB

Three friends find a secret tunnel under the ruins of a church that leads them to the basement of a dilapidated house and, incidentally, a group of counterfeiters.

Starring: Butch Patrick, Sheldon Collins, Lundy Davis, Frank McHugh, Richard Bakalyan, David McLean, Ben Wright, Grace Lee Whitney, Frederic Downs ..
Directed by: Robert Totten
Release date: 1968-01-07
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Little Beaux Pink

Little Beaux Pink

6.5/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther and a sheep come to live in Cattle County, Texas, and have to endure a sheep-abusing cattleman.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-10-02
Best Family Movies of 1968 : The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

6.9/10 IMDB

Fictionalized account of how Clement C. Moore came to write "A Visit from St. Nicholas." His young daughter, stricken with pneumonia, asks for a Santa Claus story for Christmas. No such story had been written, so Moore writes his famous poem, set to Ken Darby's music and sung by The Norman Luboff Choir.

Starring: Olan Soule, Barbara Eiler, Hal Smith, Virginia Gregg, Laura Turnbull, Shari Turnbull, Douglas Crowther, Diana Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Cole ..
Directed by: Jim Pabian
Release date: 1968-12-01
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink

6.4/10 IMDB

Calamity results when the Pink Panther wishes for a pair of roller-skates and is granted his wish by his fairy godmother. The "enchanted" skates take the Pink Panther on an uncontrollable junket through a city. He smashes repeatedly through huge windows being unloaded by moving men, knocks over a painter's ladder, tracks through the paint, and puts double lines on a road- and off the road- for cars to follow. He collides with a brick wall, and still the skates won't stop. Every attempt by the panther to remove the troublesome skates fails, until his fairy godmother returns to grant two more wishes. The panther wishes for the removal of the skates, then for the skates to be placed on the fairy godmother's feet, sending her on a similarly uncontrolled and disastrous journey.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-10-06
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Heidi


6.5/10 IMDB

Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on the alm. He at first resents Heidi's arrival, but the girl manages to penetrate his harsh exterior and subsequently has a delightful stay with him and her best friend, young Peter the goat-herd.

Starring: Jennifer Edwards, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons, Walter Slezak, Peter van Eyck, Zuleika Robson, John Moulder-Brown, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel, Karl Lieffen ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1968-11-17
Best Family Movies of 1968 : G.I. Pink

G.I. Pink

6.4/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther joins the army and angers his sergeant with his usual antics.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-05-01

The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

6.3/10 IMDB

The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the urging of a suitor to their eldest daughter. There, Grampa Bower causes trouble with his pro-Cleveland ideas, as Dakota residents are overwhelmingly Republican, and hope to get the territory admitted as two states (North and South Dakota) rather than one in order to send four Republican senators to Washington. Cleveland opposed this plan, refusing to refer to Congress the plan to organize the Dakotas this way. When Cleveland wins the popular vote, but Harrison the presidency due to the electoral college votes, the Dakotans (particularly the feuding young couple) resolve to live together in peace, and Cleveland grants statehood to the two Dakotas before he leaves office (along with two Democrat-voting states, evening the gains for both parties).

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, Janet Blair, John Davidson, Hank Jones, Jon Walmsley, Smith Wordes ..
Directed by: Michael O'Herlihy
Release date: 1968-04-19
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Pink Valiant

Pink Valiant

6.2/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther has to rescue a princess kidnapped by the Black Knight, but must first tame his uncooperative horse.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-07-10
Best Family Movies of 1968 : The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

7.5/10 IMDB

After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. Later, with cousins Celeste and Arthur, he returns to the great forest to be crowned King of the Elephants.

Starring: Peter Ustinov ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Ed Levitt
Release date: 1968-10-21
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Windy Day

Windy Day

6.5/10 IMDB

Two little girls muse on marriage and babies, love and death as they create and act out plays in their backyard.

Starring: Emily Hubley, Georgia Hubley ..
Directed by: John Hubley, Faith Hubley
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Lucky Pink

Lucky Pink

6.4/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther keeps returning a lucky horseshoe to its bank robber owner, which in turn causes incredible bad luck for the crook by continually attracting the police.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-05-07

Never a Dull Moment

6.1/10 IMDB

When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his role, but always searching for a way out of the well-guarded house.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Provine, Henry Silva, Tony Bill, Slim Pickens, Jack Elam, Ned Glass, Richard Bakalyan, Mickey Shaughnessy ..
Directed by: Jerry Paris
Release date: 1968-06-26
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Cry WoIf

Cry WoIf

6.4/10 IMDB

A highly imaginative boy involves his friends in a series of false alarms, with the result that nobody will come to his aid when he is involved in a dangerous situation.

Starring: Anthony Kemp, Mary Burleigh, Martin Beaumont, Judy Cornwell, Pat Coombs, Wilfrid Brambell, Adrienne Corri, Eileen Moore, Maurice Kaufmann, John Trenaman ..
Directed by: John Davis
Release date: 1968-12-01
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Robby


5.9/10 IMDB

Shipwrecked on a tropical island, a young boy befriends an abandoned native youth, forcing him to reevaluate societal prejudice about race, religion and nudity.

Starring: Warren Raum, Ryp Siani, John Garces, Rita Elliot, John Woodbridge, Ralph C. Bluemke, Norvin Baskerville ..
Directed by: Ralph C. Bluemke
Release date: 1968-08-14
Best Family Movies of 1968 : The Big Catch

The Big Catch

6.3/10 IMDB

A story of youthful rivalry in a Highland fishing port.

Starring: Andrew Byatt, James Copeland, Murray Forbes, David Gallacher, Willie Joss, Michael O'Halloran, Ron Sinclair ..
Directed by: Laurence Henson
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Fat in the Saddle

Fat in the Saddle

5.3/10 IMDB

Woody takes a job as a Pony Express rider. It seems that no one can get the mail to go through.

Starring: Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1968-06-01
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches

Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches

5.3/10 IMDB

Outlaws Bunny and Claude are chased by the Sheriff. The Sheriff even attempts to disquise himself as a giant carrot to catch the duo.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Pat Woodell ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1968-11-08

Sandy the Seal

4.7/10 IMDB

When a lighthouse keeper takes in a seal in need and gives to his children to look after, the whole family is drawn into the shadowy world of illegal seal poaching. The family then finds themselves leading the fight to rid their coastal town of the criminals and save the seals.

Starring: Heinz Drache, Marianne Koch, David Richards, Anne Mervis, Gert Van den Bergh, Bill Brewer, Gabriel Bayman, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Jack Bryant, Sandy ..
Directed by: Robert Lynn
Release date: 1968-10-23
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Chimp & Zee

Chimp & Zee

4.8/10 IMDB

A hunter goes into the jungle to capture a rare blue-tailed simian. That's when he sees Chimp, who happens to be the blue-tailed creature he's hunting for...

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Alex Lovy
Release date: 1968-10-11
Best Family Movies of 1968 : 3 Ring Wing-Ding

3 Ring Wing-Ding

5.2/10 IMDB

English Colonel Rimfire reads that a circus offers $1000 for a live tiger. Rimfire decides to deliver Cool Cat...

Starring: Larry Storch ..
Directed by: Alex Lovy
Release date: 1968-08-23


5.8/10 IMDB

A lion escapes from a circus but is rescued and protected by a young boy.

Starring: Robert Dean, James Forlong, Pauline Yates, Joe Brown, Wilfrid Brambell, Jimmy Edwards, Irene Handl, Leslie Dwyer, Louise Rush, Ian Jessup ..
Directed by: Michael Forlong
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Pablo and the Dancing Chihuahua

Pablo and the Dancing Chihuahua

7.7/10 IMDB

A recently orphaned boy living in Mexico has one item that would link him to family, an old letter from an uncle with an address in Tucson, AZ. He sets out across the desert and, while temporarily detained at the border, is unwillingly teamed with a runaway chihuahua who follows him as he illegally crosses the border into the United States. The two form a tight bond as they survive the journey fraught with danger.

Starring: Armando Islas, Winston Hibler, Francesca Jarvis, Alberto Rios, Walker Tilley ..
Directed by: Walter Perkins
Release date: 1968-01-28
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Pinocchio


8.1/10 IMDB

Pinocchio is a musical version of the story that aired in the United States on NBC, with pop star Peter Noone playing the puppet.

Starring: Peter Noone, Burl Ives, Anita Gillette, Charlotte Rae, James Beard, Pierre Epstein, Mort Marshall, John Miranda, Edwin Steffe, Ned Wertimer ..
Directed by: Sid Smith
Release date: 1968-12-08
Best Family Movies of 1968 : The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show

The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show

7.1/10 IMDB

The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show originally aired on the Wonderful World of Disney television program.

Starring: Peter Renaday, James MacDonald ..
Directed by: William Beaudine, Ward Kimball
Release date: 1968-12-22
Best Family Movies of 1968 : My grandfather is a stick

My grandfather is a stick

5.8/10 IMDB

The main character is a little boy, whose sick grandfather lives in the attic. Every time the grandfather wants something, he hits his stick in the floor, which makes the boy believe his grandfather is a stick. The film deals with misunderstandings between adults and children, since children can perceive things differently than adults.

Directed by: Astrid Henning-Jensen
Release date: 1968-10-14
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Gerimis


0.0/10 IMDB

Kamal, Azman, Bakhtiar and Tijah are the children of Musyid the wealthy businessman. Kamal normally spends most of his time drawing portraits. One day he came to know night club singer and wanted to draw her portrait. Their relationship lasted till they both decided to get married. Kamal's father and Leela's father disagrees with their wishes. They both decided to run away and get married. They both lived a happy life eventhough it was very much an ordinary life. A year passed and Leela gave birth to a child. Kamal had to wrok extra hard and taking up an extra job as his drawings didn't make much money. One day Tijah, his sister came to see them and informed of the recent news that his father has passed away. When the will was read he was not left even a single cent of his father's wealth.

Starring: P. Ramlee, Chandra Shamugam, VI Stanley, A. R. Tompel, Ruminah Sidek, Yem, Tony Azman, Khatijah Hashim, D. Theresa, Idris Hashim ..
Directed by: P. Ramlee
Release date: 1968-12-22
Best Family Movies of 1968 : Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep

Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep

0.0/10 IMDB

When the TARDIS lands in the sea off the eastern coast of England, the Second Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria investigate a nearby beach, which seems to have an improbably large amount of sea foam as well as a major gas pipe marked “Euro Sea Gas” What is really happening at "Euro Sea Gas." Can the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria survive "The Fury from the Deep"!

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Victor Maddern, Roy Spencer, June Murphy, John Abineri, John Garvin, Hubert Rees, Graham Leaman ..
Directed by: Hugh David
Release date: 1968-04-20

Pacifically Peeking

0.0/10 IMDB

Moby Duck leads a study of life on several South Pacific islands, including Pitcairn, Fiji, and Hawaii.

Starring: Paul Frees, George Walsh ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1968-10-06

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