Best Family Movies of 1970
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.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grows up, he wants 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 lives between the Kringles and Sombertown.
A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic ghost tale starring Albert Finney.
Horton Hears a Who!
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.
The Railway Children
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.
I Never Sang for My Father
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.
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them.
Jimmy (Jack Wild) ventures to Living Island with his magical, talking flute, Freddy. Once there, he befriends many of the island's inhabitants, but the evil Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) is determined to steal Freddy the flute away from the boy to impress the visiting Witches' Council and win the Witch of the Year Award.
Dad... Can I Borrow the Car?
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.
The Great Santa Claus Switch
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?
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.
The Wild Country
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.
Suicidal poet Archy tries to end his life by jumping off a bridge, but awakens to find he has assumed the life of a cockroach and has become a part of a community of creatures living in a newspaper office. He also discovers that he can still write poetry, using a typewriter, and begins to enjoy his new life. Archy develops deep feelings for the lovely but self-destructive cat Mehitabel, but will have to fight to win her from bad-boy tomcat Bill.
King of the Grizzlies
Moki, a Cree Indian, is made foreman of a sprawling cattle ranch owned by his former army commander. But he carries with him through life the lore of his own people. When he rescues a bear cub, Wahb, he feels a mystical connection between himself and the magnificent creature. Later, Wahb, now a 1,300-pound bear, returns from the wild to wreak havoc on the cattle ranch, and Moki must face this fearsome grizzly. This spectacular film depicts a territorial battle over a country of breathtaking beauty.
Santa and the Three Bears
Two bear cubs want to meet Santa despite their mother telling them that Santa does not exist. With the help of the park ranger, their wish might come true!
Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. Of course the way he expresses his deep sympathy for the lady leaves to be desired. And the situation does not improve when a trio of bumbling jewel thieves interferes.
Ten boys and a dog are shipwrecked on an island in the Pacific. After a storm they discover another boat has been shipwrecked on the island. They make friends with two of the survivors, a nurse and ship's carpenter, but discover there are three other survivors who are ruthless mutineers.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Retelling of the classic fairy tale, but from a decidedly 1960s point of view, complete with "groovy" dialogue.
Cristobalito, the Calypso Colt
Filmed entirely on location in the Caribbean, this touching family drama tells the adventurous tale of a Puerto Rican boy who befriends a Paso Fino palomino, a descendant of the horses of the Spanish Conquistadors. The young man kidnaps the colt in order to ride in the island horse championships and ends up learning a lesson in responsibility and honor.
A boy finds an injured German Shepherd Dog whom he names Smoke.
The Boy Who Stole the Elephant
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.
'Egghead' Wentworth adapts his father's robot paratrooper to perform his chores, but forgets to programme it to keep him out of trouble.
The Night the Animals Talked
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.
Menace on the Mountain
A period piece about the McIver family trying to protect there home from Civil War deserters. Actor Jodie Foster, then approximately 8, plays Suellen McIver. Actor Mitch Vogel, Jamie, is their protector.
Rosie's walk around the farmyard, pursued by the hungry but clumsy fox, has become a beacon in the world of children's picture books, an ever-popular classic which generations have enjoyed. Children love the humor of this near-wordless story. One disaster after another befalls the poor fox while Rosie goes on her way, supremely unaware of the danger behind her.
Little Jungle Boy
He was born with the animals. He was taught by the animals. He lives with the animals. He talks to the animals. A living Nature Child. Touched by the Hand of God.
Benji is upset that he is playing the second shepherd in his school Christmas play for the second year in a row.
Let's Measure: Using Standard Units
A young boy is taught the wonder of standard unit of measurement by the world's greatest superhero: Measuring Man!
Retelling of the classic children's tale from a 1960s psychedelic viewpoint.
A Letter to Amy
"Peter [from Keats' The Snowy Day] is having a birthday party, and he's asked all of his friends to come. But Amy is a special friend because she's a girl, so Peter decides to send her a special invitation. When he rushes out in a thunderstorm to mail it, he bumps smack into Amy herself and knocks her to the ground. Will she come to his party now?"
Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space
The New Doctor arrives on Earth in the middle of a freak meteor shower. Faceless killer shop window dummies are coming to life and killing anything that comes into their path while Facsimiles are replacing top Military, Political and Civil leaders. The Nestene has come to invade the Earth. The convalescent Doctor teams up with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw of UNIT to thwart the Nestine's plans even as the invasion begins.
Doctor Who and the Silurians
Investigating mysterious power failures and a death at an underground research centre, The Doctor discovers a colony of Silurians - prehistoric, intelligent reptiles who went into hibernation before man evolved. But now they have woken up, and they are prepared to wipe out mankind with a killer plague to get their planet back.
Scratch a Tiger
The Aardvark is hungry. He spots an anthill. Inside is the Ant. It seems that dinner is for sure. One problem: the Ant has a friend who owes him a favor... a tiger. Returning the favor, the tiger guards the Ant and his pals from the Aardvark.
Odd Ant Out
A grocery truck loses a shipment of chocolate-covered ants. The Aardvark and another green aardvark fight over a can of ants, which they can't seem to open.
Ants in the Pantry
The Bongo Pest Control Agency gets a call for an ant problem, so the Aardvark intercedes to take care of the call himself.
The Ant is captured by a scientist and placed in an insect specimen container within the scientist's mobile laboratory, and fortunately for the Ant, his host does not approve of the Aardvark's Ant-snatching attempts.
The Ant's "lodge brothers" come to his rescue and thwart the Aardvark's nefarious plans.
The Froze Nose Knows
The Aardvark shiveringly pursues the Ant after a snowfall has covered their habitat.
Mother Goose's Birthday Party
Ronald McDonald, Merlin the Magician and Stinky the Skunk host a birthday party for Mother Goose. Ronald shows the party guests how to make a party hat. They sing Happy Birthday and blow out the candles on the cake, then Santa's Enchanted Village (1964) begins.
Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle
Whilst hiding out in a house after escaping from being chased by the Aardvark, the Ant discovers a bottle of "Vitamins for Strength"; and after eating a couple of them, becomes ten times stronger than he used to be- much to the Aardvark's displeasure!