Best Family Movies of 1973

1.

Charlotte's Web

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Danny Bonaduce, Agnes Moorehead, Bob Holt, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen, Dave Madden, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Release date: 1973-03-01
2.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie... and the Peanuts gang to share them with. This is going to be the greatest Thanksgiving ever! The fun begins when Peppermint Patty invites herself and her pals to Charlie Brown's house for a REALLY big turkey party. Good grief! All our hero can cook is cold cereal and maybe toast. Is Charlie Brown doomed? Not when Linus, Snoopy and Woodstock chip in to save the (Thanksgiving) Day. With such good friends, Charlie Brown - and all of us - have so many reasons to be thankful.

Starring: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Stephen Shea, Christopher DeFaria, Hilary Momberger-Powers, Jimmy Ahrens, Robin Reed, Vince Guaraldi, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Release date: 1973-11-20
3.

Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A modern day musical telling of the ministry of Jesus Christ set in New York. The Apostles, portrayed as an acting troupe re-enact the parables and teachings of Jesus.

Starring: Victor Garber, David Haskell, Katie Hanley, Merrell Jackson, Joanne Jonas, Robin Lamont, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Jerry Sroka, Lynne Thigpen ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1973-03-21
4.

Tom Sawyer

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.

Starring: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East, Jodie Foster, Lucille Benson, Henry Jones, Noah Keen, Dub Taylor, Richard Eastham ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1973-03-15
5.

Dr. Seuss on the Loose

3.3
7.9/10 IMDB

The pressure to conform, the inevitability of change, and the resistance to trying something new form the basis for the usual madcap adventures associated with the creative mind of Dr. Seuss. "Dr. Seuss on the Loose" builds upon three short stories - "The Sneetches," "The Zax" and "Green Eggs and Ham" - to create a thematic trio that explores the often fickle and flexible world of attitudes.

Starring: Allan Sherman, Hans Conried, Paul Winchell, Bob Holt ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1973-10-15
Best Family Movies of 1973 : Jeremy
6.

Jeremy

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Jeremy Jones is learning cello at an arts school in New York. At school he spots Susan Rollins, who practices for a ballet audition, and he falls in love on first sight. He's very diffident in nearing her, so he gets some help of his experienced friend Ralph. Susan's first impression isn't great, until she hears him play his cello. The movie paints a quiet image of him winning her heart and the development of their relationship.

Starring: Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Leonardo Cimino, Ned Wilson, Len Bari, Chris Bohn, Patricia Wheel, Ted Sorel, Bruce Friedman, Eunice Anderson ..
Directed by: Arthur Barron
Release date: 1973-08-01
7.

Miracle on 34th Street

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Jane Alexander, David Hartman, Suzanne Davidson, Jim Backus, Roddy McDowall, Tom Bosley, David Doyle, Ellen Weston, Roland Winters ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1973-12-14
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8.

The Incredible, Indelible, Magical Physical, Mystery Trip

2.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A partially-animated ABC Afterschool Special about two youngsters who are miniaturized, then travel through their Uncle's body to understand more about his health.

Starring: Hal Smith, Kim Richards, Michael Link, Peter Broderick, Kathy Buch, Len Maxwell ..
Directed by: Jim Gates, Herbert Klynn
Release date: 1973-02-07
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9.

One Little Indian

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

An Army deserter (James Garner) flees by camel across the desert with a white boy (Clay O'Brien) raised by Indians.

Starring: James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward, John Doucette, Robert Pine, Clay O'Brien, Bruce Glover, Ken Swofford, Jay Silverheels ..
Directed by: Bernard McEveety
Release date: 1973-06-20
Best Family Movies of 1973 : The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas
10.

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep… except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about the holiday, and sets out to learn the meaning of it from Santa Claus himself.

Starring: Tom Smothers, Arte Johnson, Barbara Feldon, Casey Kasem, Bob Holt, Michael Bell, Kelly Lange, Caryn Paperny ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt, Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1973-12-17

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