Best Family Movies of 1970

1.

The Aristocats

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children—Bonfamille’s beloved family of cats—the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the legatees, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O’Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the aristocats’ rescue.

Starring: Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, Eva Gabor, Paul Winchell, Lord Tim Hudson, Vito Scotti, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dean Clark, Liz English ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1970-12-23
2.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

5.3
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
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3.

Karlson Returns

4.0
8.1/10 IMDB

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Starring: Vasiliy Livanov, Klara Rumyanova, Faina Ranevskaya ..
Directed by: ????? ?????????
Release date: 1970-01-01
4.

Scrooge

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.

Starring: Albert Finney, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Laurence Naismith, Alec Guinness, Michael Medwin, David Collings, Anton Rodgers, Suzanne Neve, Frances Cuka ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1970-11-05
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5.

Horton Hears a Who!

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

In this story, Horton discovers there is a microscopic community of intelligent beings called the Who's living on a plant that only he can hear. Recognising the dangers they face, he resolves to keep them safe. However, the other animals around him think Horton has gone crazy thinking that there are such beings.

Starring: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones, Thurl Ravenscroft ..
Directed by: Ben Washam, Chuck Jones
Release date: 1970-03-18
6.

I Never Sang for My Father

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. Just before the wedding, the mother dies. Hackman's sister (who has been disowned by their father for marrying a Jewish man) advises him to live his own life, and not let himself be controlled by their father.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Melvyn Douglas, Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons, Elizabeth Hubbard, Lovelady Powell, Daniel Keyes, Conrad Bain, Jon Richards, Nikki Counselman ..
Directed by: Gilbert Cates
Release date: 1970-10-18
7.

The Railway Children

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

After the enforced absence of their father, the three Waterbury children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where they find themselves involved in several unexpected dramas along the railway by their new home.

Starring: Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn, Iain Cuthbertson, Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett, Gary Warren, Peter Bromilow, Ann Lancaster, Gordon Whiting ..
Directed by: Lionel Jeffries
Release date: 1970-12-21
8.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Under hypnosis while trying to quit smoking, Daisy Gamble revisits past lives and different personalities.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden, Simon Oakland, Jack Nicholson, John Richardson, Pamela Brown, Irene Handl, Roy Kinnear ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1970-06-17
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9.

The Great Santa Claus Switch

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Santa Claus and his elves are ready to deliver presents to children everywhere but Cosmo Scam has hatched a plan to kidnap Santa and take his place! One by one, Cosmo abducts Santa's elves and replaces them with his evil henchmen. Can Fred the Elf save Christmas before Cosmo burglarizes the world?

Starring: Jim Henson, Art Carney, Ed Sullivan, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Fran Brill, John Lovelady, Richard Hunt, Marilyn Sokol ..
Directed by: John Moffitt
Release date: 1970-12-05
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10.

Dad... Can I Borrow the Car?

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

A live-action short, using many avant-garde film techniques, that looks at American car culture in the late 1960s. The main section deals with the many trials and obstacles a teenager must face on the path to being able to drive. Surviving the driver's education class is only the first step, as the teenager must then pass his driving test, and then finally get permission to borrow the family car.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Spencer Quinn, Jesse White, Peter Renaday, June Foray, Larry Gloege ..
Directed by: Ward Kimball
Release date: 1970-09-30

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