Best Family Movies of 1977


Strega Nona

6.8/10 IMDB

Big Anthony, left alone with Strega Nona's magic pasta pot, runs into trouble when he decides to show the townspeople how it works.

Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1977 : The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town

The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town

7.3/10 IMDB

The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid mailman). And when Sunny goes delivering eggs to the nearby town (which he has to dye to fool Gadzooks, the mean bear on the mountain), he discovers that there are no kids in the town, and that the rightful (kid) ruler is being suppressed by his aunt. But the young king likes Sunny's dyed eggs and jelly beans. So Kidsville, with the help of an old train engine, makes a few plans (and a decoy chocolate rabbit) to distribute them.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant, Bob McFadden, Ron Marshall, Meg Sargent, James Spies ..
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
Release date: 1977-04-06
Best Family Movies of 1977 : The Ghost of Cypress Swamp

The Ghost of Cypress Swamp

7.2/10 IMDB

A lost teenager and solitary murderer form an unusual friendship.

Starring: Vic Morrow, Tom Simcox, Jacqueline Scott, Noah Beery, Jr., Louise Latham, Shug Fisher, Jeff East, Cindy Eilbacher, Jimmy Van Patten, Richard Wright ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1977-03-13
Best Family Movies of 1977 : Blue Fire Lady

Blue Fire Lady

6.3/10 IMDB

Jenny Grey a horse loving country girl leaves her widowed father to move to the city after her father's frustrations towards Jenny and her desires to ride horses, after her mother had died from a horse-riding accident. Jenny finds work at a country race track and becomes obsessed with a troublesome horse called "Blue Fire Lady". "Blue Fire Lady" shows promise in Jenny's hands, but around everyone else misbehaves and shows no discipline. When "Blue Fire Lady" is put up for auction it is up to Jenny to either buy her or prove her.

Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Mark Holden, Peter Cummins, Marion Edward, John Wood, John Ewart, Gary Waddell, Lloyd Cunnington, Syd Conabere, Irene Hewitt ..
Directed by: Ross Dimsey
Release date: 1977-12-09
Best Family Movies of 1977 : The Boy from Lapland

The Boy from Lapland

6.4/10 IMDB

The story of the Saami boy Antes experiences during a year of his life

Starring: Sverre Porsanger, Rasmus Somby, Nils Utsi ..
Directed by: Arvid Skauge
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1977 : Return to Boggy Creek

Return to Boggy Creek

2.6/10 IMDB

Three children and two adults become trapped in the woods during a hurricane and it is up to a Bigfoot-like creature called 'Big Bay-Ty' to come to their rescue.

Starring: Dawn Wells, Dana Plato, David Sobiesk, Ray Gaspard, Marcus Claudel ..
Directed by: Tom Moore
Release date: 1977-07-29

Why the Bears Dance on Christmas Eve

0.0/10 IMDB

A shy bear named Bashful stops four environmental villains from stopping Santa Claus.

Directed by: Jon William Lopez
Release date: 1977-12-12
Best Family Movies of 1977 : Candleshoe


6.8/10 IMDB

When ex-con artist Harry claims that a secret treasure is hidden inside Candleshoe, an English estate, he creates an elaborate plan to find and steal the prize. By convincing a girl named Casey to impersonate the estate owner's long-lost granddaughter, Harry hopes to uncover the treasure's location. But when Casey has a change of heart, she must follow the clues and find the treasure, in order to save Candleshoe and stop Harry before it is too late.

Starring: David Niven, Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes, Leo McKern, Veronica Quilligan, Ian Sharrock, Sarah Tamakuni, David Samuels, John Alderson, Vivian Pickles ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1977-12-16

The Prince and the Pauper

6.3/10 IMDB

Tom Canty is a poor English boy who bears a remarkable resemblance to Edward, Prince of Wales and son of King Henry VIII. The two boys meet and decide to play a joke on the court by dressing in each other's clothes, but the plan goes awry when they are separated and each must live the other's life.

Starring: Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Charlton Heston, David Hemmings, Ernest Borgnine, George C. Scott, Harry Andrews, Raquel Welch, Rex Harrison, Sybil Danning ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1977-06-03
Best Family Movies of 1977 : It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown

It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown

7.3/10 IMDB

At the school homecoming, Charlie Brown learns that he is be the escort at the banquet for the red headed girl that he has pined for all his life. With that added pressure, he hopes to put in a good showing at the football where he is placekicker. Unfortunately, Lucy is supposed to hold the ball for him.. It's homecoming night, and Charlie Brown is not only the escort for the homecoming queen (which happens to be the red-haired girl he's been drooling over for goodness knows how long), he is also the kicker for the school's football team (and Lucy's the holder. Need I say more?) Despite a certain person's old habit that won't die young, Charlie brown is blamed for their team's loss, but he ends up becoming the life of the homecoming dance. However, we never see it, and Charlie Brown doesn't remember it, which brings the question; did it really happen?

Starring: Arrin Skelley, Daniel Anderson, Michelle Muller, Bill Melendez, Laura Planting ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1977-01-01

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