Best Family Movies of 1975


Escape to Witch Mountain

6.4/10 IMDB

Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian's megalomaniacal boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. Jason, a cynical widower, helps Tia and Tony escape to witch mountain, while at the same time Tia and Tony help Jason escape the pain of the loss of his wife.

Starring: Kim Richards, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Eddie Albert, Ike Eisenmann, Reta Shaw, Denver Pyle, George Chandler, Kyle Richards, Walter Barnes ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1975-03-21
Best Family Movies of 1975 : Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

7.4/10 IMDB

It's Valentine's Day again and Charlie Brown dreams the seemingly hopeless dream to receiving a valentine from anyone. All the while, the rest of the gang have their own trials whether it be Linus' struggle to get the biggest card he can for his beloved teacher, or Lucy trying to get some token from Schroeder while Snoopy and Woodstock are having fun spearing valentines on each other's nose.

Starring: Duncan Watson, Stephen Shea, Melanie Kohn, Greg Felton, Lynn Mortensen, Linda Ercoli, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1975-01-28
Best Family Movies of 1975 : Rikki-Tikki-Tavi


8.0/10 IMDB

Rikki is a young mongoose who is adopted by a human family after nearly drowning in the river. He returns the favour by protecting them from two murderous cobra.

Starring: Orson Welles, Les Tremayne, June Foray, Michael LeClair, Shepard Menken, Lennie Weinrib ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1975-01-09

The Apple Dumpling Gang

6.4/10 IMDB

A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly gang of sharpshooters.

Starring: Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Harry Morgan, Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, David Wayne, Slim Pickens, Harry Morgan, John McGiver, Don Knight ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1975-07-01

Rocky Mountain Christmas

7.7/10 IMDB

Watched by over 65 million on its premiere, John Denver hosts a musical Holiday special with guests to coincide with his first holiday album release. The show takes place and is filmed in Aspen, CO inside a clear bio-dome.

Starring: John Denver, Steve Martin, Valerie Harper, Olivia Newton-John ..
Directed by: Bill Davis
Release date: 1975-12-10

The Adventures of the Wilderness Family

6.4/10 IMDB

The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.

Starring: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Hollye Holmes, Ham Larsen, George Buck Flower, William Cornford, John F. Goff, Herbert F. Nelson ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1975-12-19

Forever Young, Forever Free

6.9/10 IMDB

"e’Lollipop" is the extraordinary story of two inseparable South African children, Tsepo and his orphaned friend Jannie. Jannie is sent to a missionary station in Tsepo’s village where they become best friends as Jannie finds his place in his new home. Life is full of childhood fun and antics until tragedy strikes: Jannie, now 10 years old, is seriously injured. In the face of much adversity, Tsepo and his community pull together so that Jannie can get specialised medical treatment. A daunting challenge lies ahead... At what cost will Jannie survive? Tsepo and Jannie’s inspirational story unfolds against the breathtaking backdrops of a dramatic African landscape and New York City in the mid-1970s. "e’Lollipop" is a life-changing story that reminds us of the true value of friendship, community, sacrifice and family - despite our color or creed.

Starring: Norman Knox, Muntu Ndebele, Bess Finney, Karen Valentine, José Ferrer, Bingo Mbonjeni, Simon Sabela, Ken Gampu, Naomi Van Niekerk, Fanie Bekker ..
Directed by: Ashley Lazarus
Release date: 1975-03-24
Best Family Movies of 1975 : Challenge to be Free

Challenge to be Free

6.3/10 IMDB

A friendly trapper tries to escape civilization.

Starring: Mike Mazurki, Vic Christy, Jimmy Kane, Alex Van Bibber, Alex Van Bibber, Bob McKinnon, Roger Reitano, Ted Yardley, Brian Russell, Connie Yardley ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett, Ford Beebe Jr.
Release date: 1975-11-05

The Strongest Man in the World

6.0/10 IMDB

Medfield College science major Dexter Riley and his classmates have been working on a new vitamin compound when a lab accident creates a supercharged mix that ends up in Dexter's cereal box, giving him superhuman strength. The powerful formula comes to the attention of the college dean and two rival cereal companies, touching off a hilarious chain of events.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden, Cesar Romero, Phil Silvers, Dick Van Patten, Harold Gould, Michael McGreevey, Richard Bakalyan, William Schallert ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1975-02-06
Best Family Movies of 1975 : One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

6.0/10 IMDB

Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.

Starring: Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden, Bernard Bresslaw, Helen Hayes, Joan Sims, Deryck Guyler, Clive Revill, Molly Weir, Andrew Dove, Max Harris ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1975-07-09

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