Best Family Movies of 1983


A Christmas Story

7.9/10 IMDB

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Starring: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Jean Shepherd, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R.D. Robb, Zack Ward, Yano Anaya, Tedde Moore ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1983-11-18

Mickey's Christmas Carol

8.0/10 IMDB

It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Starring: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Clarence Nash, Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Patricia Parris, Dick Billingsley, Eddie Carroll ..
Directed by: Burny Mattinson
Release date: 1983-10-19

Mr. Mom

6.5/10 IMDB

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe, Courtney-Jane White, Martin Mull, Ann Jillian, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Leopold ..
Directed by: Stan Dragoti
Release date: 1983-07-22
Best Family Movies of 1983 : Phar Lap

Phar Lap

7.3/10 IMDB

Phar Lap, the big bold chestnut reigned as the king of the turf in the depression that gripped Australia of the 1930s. From his humble beginnings the New Zealand bred horse raced on to become the hero of a nation.

Starring: Tom Burlinson, Richard Morgan, Judy Morris ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1983-08-11

The Wind in the Willows

7.7/10 IMDB

One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a caravan expedition with Toad, until Toad switches allegiance to his new car and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger for help in curbing Toad's profligate habits. But Toad gets away from them and gets a 20-year sentence from the magistrate for theft, reckless driving, and Gross Impertinence. While Toad works his wiles on the jailer's daughter and escapes jail dressed as a washer woman, Badger tries to guard Toad Hall from the machinations of the Weasels and is badly beaten. And it requires a plan of attack and all four comrades to regain Toad Hall.

Starring: Richard Pearson, Michael Hordern, Ian Carmichael, David Jason, Beryl Reid, Una Stubbs, Jonathan Cecil, Brian Trueman, Edward Kelsey, Alan Bardsley ..
Directed by: Chris Taylor, Mark Hall
Release date: 1983-12-30
Best Family Movies of 1983 : The Great Bear Scare

The Great Bear Scare

6.5/10 IMDB

As Halloween approaches, the bears of Bearbank begin to fear an invasion of monsters from nearby Monster Mountain. As most of the bears prepare to leave the city, one brave little bear, Ted E. Bear, sets out to confront fear!

Starring: Tom Smothers ..
Directed by: Hal Mason
Release date: 1983-10-01
Best Family Movies of 1983 : Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

6.6/10 IMDB

An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.

Starring: Marsha Mason, Jason Robards, Charley Lau, Matthew Broderick, Donald Sutherland, Dody Goodman, Brian Part, Panchito Gómez, Kiefer Sutherland, Sal Viscuso ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1983-03-25

The Black Stallion Returns

6.0/10 IMDB

"Black" is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back. Alec finally unravels the mystery of Black's theft...only to discover that he must overcome even greater odds to reclaim his beloved horse.

Starring: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield, Ferdy Mayne, Teri Garr, Woody Strode, Jodi Thelen, Doghmi Larbi, Angelo Infanti, Luigi Mezzanotte ..
Directed by: Robert Dalva
Release date: 1983-03-25
Best Family Movies of 1983 : Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

8.1/10 IMDB

As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as Big Bird and Snuffy team up to help a small Egyptian boy solve a riddle - as the rest of the cast searches for their big, yellow friend.

Starring: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Brian Muehl, Richard Hunt, Jim Henson, Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Loretta Long ..
Directed by: Jon Stone
Release date: 1983-11-16

Black and White Magic

7.3/10 IMDB

A funny story about two four graders who fall in love with a new girl in the class.

Starring: Pavel Plisov, Anton Granat, Margarita Ivanova, Aleksandr Lenkov, ???????? ???????? ..
Directed by: Naum Birman
Release date: 1983-06-06

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