Best Family Movies of 1976


Peter Pan

7.0/10 IMDB

Peter Pan is a 1976 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, produced for television as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Mia Farrow as Peter Pan and Danny Kaye as Captain Hook, and with Sir John Gielgud narrating. Julie Andrews sang one of the songs, "Once Upon a Bedtime", off-camera over the opening credits. It aired on NBC at 7:30pm on Sunday, December 12, 1976, capping off the program's 25th year on the air. The program did not use the score written for the highly successful Mary Martin version which had previously been televised many times on NBC. Instead, it featured 14 new and now forgotten songs, written for the production by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse.

Starring: Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye, Paula Kelly, Virginia McKenna, Julie Andrews, John Gielgud ..
Directed by: Dwight Hemion
Release date: 1976-12-12


5.4/10 IMDB

In old-west Texas, the cavalry's horses can't take the heat. So the military sends them camels instead, and assigns one man to convince the unit that the camels are a good idea.

Starring: James Hampton, Christopher Connelly, Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle, Gino Conforti, Jack Elam, Mimi Maynard ..
Directed by: Joe Camp
Release date: 1976-05-20

A Stranger in My Forest

5.6/10 IMDB

Orphaned by a tragic car crash, young Robbie and his older sister Susie come to live with their grandmother. A full-grown bear named Luke (after St. Luke), who steals hearts (and food) all over town, soon befriends the lonely boy. As a bitter old man plots Luke’s death, a mysterious stranger appears thrusting all into a hair-raising adventure

Starring: Eddie Moran, Trent Dolan, Susan Backlinie, George Jones ..
Directed by: Donald W. Thompson
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1976 : Paco


4.9/10 IMDB

Paco is an orphaned Colombian boy who leaves the family farm to search for his uncle in the big big city. When he gets to the city, he discovers his uncle is running a gang of young jewel thieves.

Starring: José Ferrer, Allen Garfield, Pernell Roberts, Panchito Gómez ..
Directed by: Robert Vincent O'Neill
Release date: 1976-06-04
Best Family Movies of 1976 : Legend of Cougar Canyon

Legend of Cougar Canyon

0.0/10 IMDB

There are many wonderful and dangerous legends about Cougar Canyon, a sacred Navajo terrain. Two young boys must face the legends and dangers when they go to rescue a lost goat.

Starring: Holger Kasper, Steven Benally Jr., Johnny Guerro, Rex Allen ..
Directed by: James T. Flocker
Release date: 1976-04-19
Best Family Movies of 1976 : Night Ferry

Night Ferry

6.3/10 IMDB

Night Ferry stars Bernard Cribbins as Pyramid, a dastardly master-of-disguise who plans to smuggle an ancient Egyptian mummy out of the country. When young Jeff discovers the plan, a dangerous chase via London's Victoria and Clapham stations ensues.

Starring: Graham Fletcher-Cook, Engin Ashref, Jayne Tottman, Bernard Cribbins, Aubrey Morris, Carolle Rousseau, Lloyd Anderson ..
Directed by: David Eady
Release date: 1976-07-22
Best Family Movies of 1976 : The Slipper and the Rose

The Slipper and the Rose

7.1/10 IMDB

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-fin

Starring: Gemma Craven, Margaret Lockwood, Michael Hordern, Edith Evans, Christopher Gable, Annette Crosbie, Kenneth More, Sherrie Hewson, John Turner, Rosalind Ayres ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1976-03-24

The Self Image Film (If Mirrors Could Speak)

0.0/10 IMDB

A group of misbehaving children come across a magic mirror that, when they look into it, shows them as clowns and tries to convince them to change their disruptive behavior.

Directed by: Ted Zarpas
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1976 : The Battle of Billy's Pond

The Battle of Billy's Pond

7.1/10 IMDB

A huge chemical company pays illegal dumpers for disposal of chemical waste dangerous to the environment.

Starring: Ben Buckton, Andrew Ashby, Talfryn Thomas, Geoffrey Palmer, Miriam Margolyes, Linda Robson ..
Directed by: Harley Cokeliss
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1976 : The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

5.6/10 IMDB

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Cicely Tyson, Robert Morley, Harry Andrews, Todd Lookinland, Patsy Kensit, Margarita Terekhova, Oleg Popov ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1976-04-05

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