Best Family Movies of 1973

1.

Robin Hood

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.

Starring: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Peter Ustinov, Pat Buttram, Ken Curtis, George Lindsey, Barbara Luddy, Monica Evans, Carole Shelley, Andy Devine ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1973-11-08
2.

Charlotte's Web

5.0
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
3.

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
Best Family Movies of 1973 : The Thanksgiving Treasure
4.

The Thanksgiving Treasure

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Addie tries to invite her father's sworn enemy over for Thanksgiving dinner in the hopes of ending their long-standing feud.

Starring: Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick, Barnard Hughes, Lisa Lucas, Kathryn Walker, Frannie Michel, Larry Reynolds, Kay Hawtrey, Cec Linder, David Stambaugh ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1973-11-18
5.

Godspell

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
6.

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
Best Family Movies of 1973 : Dr. Seuss on the Loose
7.

Dr. Seuss on the Loose

3.2
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 : Jonathan Livingston Seagull
8.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.

Starring: James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, David Ladd, Dorothy McGuire, Richard Crenna, Kelly Harmon, Hal Holbrook ..
Directed by: Hall Bartlett
Release date: 1973-10-23
9.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Madeline Kahn, Richard Mulligan, Georgann Johnson, George Rose, Sally Prager, Johnny Doran ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1973-06-06
Best Family Movies of 1973 : The World's Greatest Athlete
10.

The World's Greatest Athlete

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Stuck with a feeble sports department, college coach Sam Archer (John Amos) faces the ax unless he can reverse the school's athletic fortunes. An African vacation with his assistant (Tim Conway) answers Archer's prayers when he spots the athletically gifted Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent). Sam counts on Nanu's remarkable abilities to put the team back on the winning track. This upbeat farce boasts an impressive cast of comedians.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Tim Conway, John Amos, Roscoe Lee Browne, Dayle Haddon, Billy De Wolfe, Nancy Walker, Vito Scotti, Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford ..
Directed by: Robert Scheerer
Release date: 1973-02-14

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