Best Family Movies of 1972

1.

The Lorax

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

The Once-ler, a ruined industrialist, tells the tale of his rise to wealth and subsequent fall, as he disregarded the warnings of a wise old forest creature called the Lorax about the environmental destruction caused by his greed.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1972-02-14
2.

1776

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of the most important documents in the History of the United States, the Declaration of Independence.

Starring: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Blythe Danner, Donald Madden, John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, Ron Holgate, William Hansen ..
Directed by: Peter H. Hunt
Release date: 1972-11-09
3.

Snoopy, Come Home

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

When Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, he goes to visit her in the hospital while Charlie Brown and the gang are on the lookout for him. Suddenly, Snoopy feels that he must go live with Lila, but must say goodbye to all his friends. In his adventure to the hospital, he encounters numerous "No Dogs Allowed" signs, an annoying little girl who desires to keep him, and more!

Starring: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey, Johanna Baer, Hilary Momberger-Powers, Linda Ercoli, Lynda Mendelson, Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1972-09-08
Best Family Movies of 1972 : The Amazing Mr Blunden
4.

The Amazing Mr Blunden

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Mysterious old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in their squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the solicitors. One day the children meet the spirits of two other children who died in the mansion nearly a hundred years prior. The children prepare a magic potion that allows them to travel backwards in time to the era of the ghost children. Will the children be able to help their new friends and what will happen to them if they do?

Starring: Laurence Naismith, Lynne Frederick, Garry Miller, Rosalyn Landor, Marc Granger, Diana Dors, Dorothy Alison, James Villiers, Madeline Smith, David Lodge ..
Directed by: Lionel Jeffries
Release date: 1972-12-07
Best Family Movies of 1972 : You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
5.

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

3.6
7.4/10 IMDB

With the school election looming, Linus is talked into running for school president. With Lucy and Charlie Brown as his campaign manager and Snoopy and Woodstock assisting, he stands a decent chance of victory. Soon however, he makes unrealistic promises and learns the hard way that preaching about the Great Pumpkin can not be considered a sound campaign strategy.

Starring: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers, Linda Ercoli, Vince Guaraldi, Brian Kazanjian, Brent McKay, Bill Melendez, Todd Barbee ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1972-10-29
Best Family Movies of 1972 : Now You See Him, Now You Don't
6.

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Dexter Riley is a science student at Medfield College who inadvertently invents a liquid capable of rendering objects and people invisible. Before Dexter and his friends, Debbie and Richard Schuyler, can even enjoy their spectacular discovery, corrupt businessman A.J. Arno plots to get his greedy hands on it. Slapstick hijinks ensue as Dexter and his pals try to thwart the evil Arno before he can use the invisibility spray to rob a bank.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Jim Backus, William Windom, Frank Welker, Joyce Menges, William Windom, Michael McGreevey, Richard Bakalyan ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1972-07-12
Best Family Movies of 1972 : The Last of the Curlews
7.

The Last of the Curlews

3.4
8.3/10 IMDB

After being hunted to near-extinction, the last male Eskimo curlew searches for a mate while making the annual migration from the arctic tundra to the nesting grounds in Argentina.

Starring: Ross Martin, Ginny Tyler, Vincent Van Patten, Lee Vines ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1972-10-04
Best Family Movies of 1972 : The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't
8.

The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

A talking squirrel must save the holiday by rescuing a young Pilgrim boy and a young Native American boy that has gone missing in the woods on Thanksgiving day.

Release date: 1972-11-21
Best Family Movies of 1972 : The Call of the Wild
9.

The Call of the Wild

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

John Thornton, is a fearless man who's after more than gold; he wants to do what's right. Thornton works for the U.S. mail and is the only person daring and smart enough to figure out how to travel the deadly 600 miles from Skagway to Dawson, Alaska in the icy winter. His incredibly dog Buck is by his side and part of how he survives.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Raimund Harmstorf, George Eastman, Maria Rohm, Juan Luis Galiardo, Sancho Gracia, Friedhelm Lehmann, Horst Heuck, Rik Battaglia, Alf Malland ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1972-11-30
Best Family Movies of 1972 : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
10.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

An all-star cast highlights this vibrant musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's immortal tale. One day, plucky young Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole and discovers a world of bizarre characters.

Starring: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Crawford, Robert Helpmann, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett, Davy Kaye, William Ellis, Freddie Earlle ..
Directed by: William Sterling
Release date: 1972-01-01

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