Best Family Movies of 1970


Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

7.7/10 IMDB

A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock's heart and deliver his toys.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Robie Lester, Billie Mae Richards, Harvey Korman ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1970-12-14


4.7/10 IMDB

Anjuman is a tragic character, based on the courtesan lives of women in South Asia. Its about a "Tawaiif" or a courtesan falling in love and her tragic ending.

Starring: Deeba Begum, Sabiha Khanum, Santosh Kumar, Lehri, Waheed Murad, Rani ..
Directed by: Hasan Tariq
Release date: 1970-07-31
Best Family Movies of 1970 : Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

3.8/10 IMDB

Retelling of the classic fairy tale, but from a decidedly 1960s point of view, complete with "groovy" dialogue.

Starring: Christopher Brooks ..
Directed by: Barry Mahon
Release date: 1970-03-31

The Night the Animals Talked

8.4/10 IMDB

Common farm animals in the stable of Christ's birth begin to talk and communicate for the first time upon Mary and Joseph's arrival. They realize a miracle is about to take place, but lose their ability to speak following the birth of Christ as they rush to tell all about the Savior's birth.

Starring: Frank Porretta ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1970-12-09
Best Family Movies of 1970 : The Boy Who Stole the Elephant

The Boy Who Stole the Elephant

8.5/10 IMDB

A frontier huckster, Colonel Ryder, and a young orphan, Davey, operate a travelling tent show. They are loaned an elephant by an old friend, Molly, who is also a rival circus owner. Davey trains the elephant and the two soon become inseparable. When the Colonel loses the elephant in gambling, Davey steals the elephant and begins a 20-mile search for Molly, the rightful owner.

Starring: Parley Baer, Whitney Blake, Walter Burke, Ernestine Clark, Tom Drake, Robert Emhardt, William Fawcett, Dabbs Greer, June Havoc, Richard Kiel ..
Directed by: Michael Caffey
Release date: 1970-09-20
Best Family Movies of 1970 : Christmas Is

Christmas Is

3.5/10 IMDB

Benji is upset that he is playing the second shepherd in his school Christmas play for the second year in a row.

Starring: Hans Conried, Don Messick, Richard Sacino ..
Release date: 1970-12-01
Best Family Movies of 1970 : Thumbelina


1.6/10 IMDB

Retelling of the classic children's tale from a 1960s psychedelic viewpoint.

Starring: Shay Garner, Heather Hughes, Pat Morrell, Ruth McMahon ..
Directed by: Barry Mahon
Release date: 1970-01-01

The Wild Country

6.4/10 IMDB

Uprooted from their comfortable home in Pennsylvania, James and Kate Tanner, along with their sons, Virgil and Andy, journey to the wild country of 1890s Wyoming to become farmers. Soon, they come face-to-face with tornadoes, bears and wolves. But through the hardships their love for each other endures, even when a local rancher sees the newcomers as "squatters" on his land, and will stop at nothing – including murder – to drive them out.

Starring: Steve Forrest, Vera Miles, Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Jack Elam, Frank De Kova, Morgan Woodward, Dub Taylor, Woody Chambliss, Karl Swenson ..
Directed by: Robert Totten
Release date: 1970-12-16
Best Family Movies of 1970 : Karlson Returns

Karlson Returns

0.0/10 IMDB

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Starring: Vasiliy Livanov, Klara Rumyanova, Faina Ranevskaya ..
Directed by: ????? ?????????
Release date: 1970-01-01

Weedsowers in Fableland

0.0/10 IMDB

All the animals are off on their annual picnic, except for Bor the Wolf. Just then an army of termites invades the peaceful forest.

Starring: Elsje Scherjon ..
Release date: 1970-06-24

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