Best Family Movies of 1971



6.4/10 IMDB

A girl goes on vacation to the mountains where she finds a wild horse named Hacksaw. With a little help, she captures the stud and it doesn't take long until the man who helped her starts wagon racing, since Hacksaw refuses to have any man or woman on his back.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Ray Teal, Victor Millan, Russ McCubbin, George Barrows, Christine Austin, John Prendergast ..
Directed by: Larry Lansburgh
Release date: 1971-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1971 : The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove

The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove

7.1/10 IMDB

Three kids think they see a sea monster in the calm waters of Strawberry Cove, and set out to find what's behind the mystery.

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Agnes Moorehead, Larry D. Mann, Bill Zuckert, Parley Baer, Skip Homeier, Kelly Thordsen, Annie McEveety, Jimmy Bracken, Patrick Creamer ..
Directed by: Jack Shea
Release date: 1971-10-30
Best Family Movies of 1971 : Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

5.9/10 IMDB

A collection of the classic morality tales narrated by Bill Cosby as "Aesop" that have been passed down from family to family for thousands of years. Every story has a lesson.

Starring: Bill Cosby, Keith Hamilton, Jere Fields, John Byner, John Erwin, Dal McKennon, Larry Storch, Jane Webb ..
Directed by: Robert Chenault, Hal Sutherland
Release date: 1971-10-31
Best Family Movies of 1971 : Health: The Dirt-Witch Cleans Up!

Health: The Dirt-Witch Cleans Up!

4.0/10 IMDB

Casting her devious filth hex on pig farmers, house painters, and football-playing children, The Dirt Witch delights in making everyone as unclean as herself, until one day a young girl takes pity on her and instructs the soiled sorceress in the ways of hygiene. Produced by the Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation as part of their “Joy of Growing” series of educational shorts for elementary grade children.

Starring: Kelly Jean McIntire ..
Directed by: Paul Ferrara
Release date: 1971-11-10
Best Family Movies of 1971 : Flight of the Doves

Flight of the Doves

6.4/10 IMDB

While fleeing across the Irish countryside, two orphans are pursued by their villainous uncle, a master of disguises.

Starring: Ron Moody, Jack Wild, Dorothy McGuire, Stanley Holloway, Helen Raye, William Rushton, Dana, John Molloy, Barry Keegan, Brendan O'Reilly ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1971-04-02
Best Family Movies of 1971 : A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

7.6/10 IMDB

Ebenezer Scrooge, a skinflint visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future one fateful Christmas Eve. It's up to them to help the old crab see the error of his ways. And they do, to the delight of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim.

Starring: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave ..
Directed by: Richard Williams
Release date: 1971-12-21

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

7.1/10 IMDB

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find out she is in fact a trainee witch.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, John Ericson, Bruce Forsyth, Cindy O'Callaghan, Roy Snart, Ian Weighill, Tessie O'Shea ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1971-10-07
Best Family Movies of 1971 : The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

7.4/10 IMDB

In a marvelously animated version of one of the most beloved of all Dr. Seuss tales, two youngsters find themselves at home with nothing to do on a rainy afternoon. But when the magical, mischievous Cat in the Hat arrives on the scene, they're all cat-apulted into a day of rousing, romping, outlandish antics they - and you - will never forget!

Starring: Allan Sherman, Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Tony Frazier, Gloria Camacho, Thurl Ravenscroft, Gene Morford ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1971-07-04
Best Family Movies of 1971 : Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

7.5/10 IMDB

Peter Cottontail wants to be the #1 chief Easter Bunny, and everyone in April Valley agrees...except for Evil Irontail. Peter must deliver more eggs than this archrival to earn the top spot...and save Easter for children everywhere!

Starring: Danny Kaye, Vincent Price, Casey Kasem, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Iris Rainer, Greg Thomas ..
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
Release date: 1971-04-04

Santa's Christmas Elf (Named Calvin)

2.3/10 IMDB

Calvin the elf can't stay out of trouble. He bungles the job of making toys for Santa to deliver because he can't pay attention to his work.

Directed by: Barry Mahon
Release date: 1971-01-01

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