Best Family Movies of 1984


The NeverEnding Story

7.3/10 IMDB

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Starring: Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Noah Hathaway, Chris Eastman, Darryl Cooksey, Nicholas Gilbert, Thomas Hill, Frank Lenart, Silvia Seidel, Tami Stronach ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 1984-04-05

The Karate Kid

7.3/10 IMDB

Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles and becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader’s ex-girlfriend, so Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate.

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller, William Zabka, Chad McQueen, Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, Tony O'Dell ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1984-06-22

A Christmas Carol

7.8/10 IMDB

A bitter old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Starring: George C. Scott, Roger Rees, David Warner, Susannah York, Edward Woodward, Angela Pleasence, Michael Carter, Anthony Walters, Caroline Langrishe, Lucy Gutteridge ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1984-10-09

Places in the Heart

7.4/10 IMDB

In 1930s Texas, a widow and her family fight to save their home by harvesting cotton.

Starring: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, John Malkovich, Danny Glover, Ed Harris, Ray Baker, Amy Madigan, Terry O'Quinn, Bert Remsen, Jay Patterson ..
Directed by: Robert Benton
Release date: 1984-09-11
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Frankenweenie


7.2/10 IMDB

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been.

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher, Roz Braverman, Paul Bartel, Sofia Coppola, Jason Hervey, Paul C. Scott, Helen Boll ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1984-12-14

The Muppets Take Manhattan

6.8/10 IMDB

When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't take no for an answer, launching a search for someone to take them to Broadway.

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Juliana Donald, Lonny Price, Louis Zorich, Frances Bergen ..
Directed by: Frank Oz
Release date: 1984-06-27

The Ewok Adventure

5.3/10 IMDB

The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing when they are captured. The next day, the Ewok Deej is looking for his two sons when they find Cindel all alone in the shuttle (Mace and Cindel were looking for the transmitter to send a distress call), when Mace appears with his emergency blaster. Eventually, the four-year old Cindel is able to convince the teenage Mace that the Ewoks are nice. Then, the Ewoks and the Towani's go on an adventure to find the elder Towanis.

Starring: Aubree Miller, Fionnula Flanagan, Warwick Davis, Tony Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington, Daniel Frishman, Guy Boyd, Kevin Thompson, Burl Ives, Margarita Fernández ..
Directed by: John Korty
Release date: 1984-11-25

Cloak & Dagger

6.5/10 IMDB

11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group's secret plans, and winds up on the run from them, he must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary pal to save his skin. But, in the end, Dad proves to be his real hero.

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, John McIntire, Eloy Casados, Doris Hargrave, William Forsythe, Robert Traynor, Jeanette Nolan ..
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Release date: 1984-06-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Scooby-Doo's A Nutcracker Scoob

Scooby-Doo's A Nutcracker Scoob

8.0/10 IMDB

The evil is set to damper another Christmas season for the children's home. Can the Scooby gang warm his heart?

Starring: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North, Don Messick ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1984-12-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Real Inside

Real Inside

7.1/10 IMDB

Hopeful job candidate Buck Boom is dynamic, forceful, confident and creative. But can he convince Mr. Mudgin, the personnel manager, to hire him? You see, Boom is an animated character in a live-action world and Mudgin is not used to dealing with someone who is different.

Starring: Colin Fox, Martin Doyle, Linda Clark, Dustin Waln ..
Directed by: David Verrall, John Weldon
Release date: 1984-10-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Little Ears: The Velveteen Rabbit

Little Ears: The Velveteen Rabbit

7.7/10 IMDB

First published in 1922, Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit is a classic of children's literature. This gentle rendition comes alive through Meryl Streep's soothing narration, George Winston's beautiful music score, and David Jorgensen's charming illustrations.

Starring: Meryl Streep ..
Directed by: Mark Sottnick
Release date: 1984-12-31

The Adventures of André and Wally B.

5.3/10 IMDB

There's nothing like a restful nap in a pleasant wooded valley. But when André awakens and is greeted by a pesky yellow-and-black striped insect with a nasty stinger, he ends up taking a quick (and painful) hike.

Directed by: Alvy Ray Smith
Release date: 1984-12-17
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Night They Saved Christmas

The Night They Saved Christmas

6.5/10 IMDB

An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her children to convince her husband (who works for the company) that the first site is where the oil they want is. Along the way, Santa explains all his secrets in delivering presents all around the world.

Starring: Jaclyn Smith, Art Carney, Paul Le Mat, Mason Adams, June Lockhart, Paul Williams, Scott Grimes, Laura Jacoby, R.J. Williams ..
Directed by: Jackie Cooper
Release date: 1984-12-13
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets

Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets

8.0/10 IMDB

Trace the life and career of visionary puppeteer Jim Henson through this fascinating documentary, which profiles the creative genius's early endeavors in college, his incredible contributions to "Sesame Street" and the creation of "The Muppet Show." In addition to interviews with Henson, his wife, Jane, and close collaborator Frank Oz, this in-depth special also offers viewers a peek inside the magical Henson Workshop.

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jane Henson, Gabriel Velez, Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Brian Henson, Jane Henson ..
Directed by: David A. Goldsmith
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Love Leads the Way: A True Story

Love Leads the Way: A True Story

7.5/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of Morris Frank and the first U.S. Seeing Eye Dog, Buddy.

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Ernest Borgnine, Susan Dey, Glynnis O'Connor, Richard Speight Jr., Arthur Hill, Patricia Neal, Eva Marie Saint, Bill Ewin, Ralph Bellamy ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1984-10-07
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers

The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers

7.7/10 IMDB

An intelligent, fearless boy living in a superstitious Transylvanian village goes out into the world to figure out what everyone else is afraid of, "the shivers." A king hires him to rid his castle of ghosts and evil spirits, expecting him to die like all who have tried before him, but the boy is more fearless than he could have known.

Starring: Peter MacNicol, Christopher Lee, Dana Hill, David Warner, Frank Zappa, Vincent Price, Shelley Duvall, Jeff Corey, Jack Riley, Gary Springer ..
Directed by: Graeme Clifford
Release date: 1984-09-17
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Garfield in the Rough

Garfield in the Rough

7.6/10 IMDB

Garfield is taken on a camping trip by Jon, much against his will. A series of very funny disasters follow. But not all is well, as a panther has escaped from the local zoo and is stalking them. Will our hero survive to eat another lasagna and kick Odie off the table again?

Starring: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, George Wendt, Hal Smith, Orson Bean, Desiree Goyette ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1984-10-26

The River Rat

6.3/10 IMDB

On the lazy banks of the Mississippi, a young girl is reunited with her time-served but innocent father. But the reunion is tainted with the whereabouts of the stolen loot, and those who come looking for it...

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Martha Plimpton, Brian Dennehy, Shawn Smith, Dan Hewitt Owens, Nancy Lea Owen, Norman Bennett, Tony Frank, Angie Bolling, Roger Copeland ..
Directed by: Thomas Rickman
Release date: 1984-09-28
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Be Somebody… or Be Somebody's Fool!

Be Somebody… or Be Somebody's Fool!

7.8/10 IMDB

Educational video where Mr. T attempts to instill good values (honor thy mother, don't give in to peer pressure, etc.) to kids through rapping and breakdancing, among other things.

Starring: Mr. T, Stacey Ferguson, Fergie ..
Directed by: Jeff Margolis
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Fire in the Stone

The Fire in the Stone

6.9/10 IMDB

Teenager Ernie lives with his alcoholic father in the harsh and lawless opal fields of Coober Pedy in outback South Australia. When his cache of precious opals is stolen, Ernie and his best friend are determined to find the thief.

Starring: Alan Cassell, Paul Smith, Ray Meagher, Linda Hartley, Leo Taylor, Andrew Gaston, Theo Pertsinidis ..
Directed by: Gary Conway
Release date: 1984-09-17
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Mario


7.5/10 IMDB

Set during summer in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine of Quebec, Mario and Simon are two brothers living in a fishing village with their mother, who runs a grocery story, and their father, who runs a fishing business. Mario is ten years old, mute and autistic. He is withdrawn from reality and living in a surreal world that only his older brother Simon and his stuffed coyote share. Mario is very close with and deeply admires his 18 year old brother, whom he depends upon for love and attention. Simon reads Arabian Knights stories to Mario, dresses him in sheik's clothing and they play out imaginary wars in an Arabian style fortress that they built. Everything changes when Helene, a beautiful young tourist comes between the two brothers. Simon falls in love and begins to neglect his brother to spend time with her. Mario feels rejected and discovers what hate and jealously are. He sets about a chain of events that lead to tragedy.

Starring: Xavier Norman Petermann, Francis Reddy, Nathalie Chalifour, Jacques Godin, Muriel Dutil, Claire Pimparé ..
Directed by: Jean Beaudin
Release date: 1984-10-18
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Thumbelina


7.4/10 IMDB

Thumbelina is the answer to her mother's prayers but is all too soon stolen away by Mother Toad as a wife for her son. With the help of many different woodland creatures, especially the Swallow, Thumbelina overcomes many obstacles to try and get back to her mother.

Starring: Carrie Fisher, William Katt, Burgess Meredith, John Pielmeier, Maryedith Burrell, Conchata Ferrell, Lu Leonard, Donovan Scott, Mitchel Evans, Gary Schwartz ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1984-06-11

Donald Duck's 50th Birthday

6.0/10 IMDB

Donald is shown in both animated and costumed form, interacting with emcee Dick Van Dyke and other cast members. The film not only shows Donald's life, but also depicts an extensive international tour that Donald went on in 1984 as well as showing various celebrities of the day wishing Donald happy birthday. The tour culminates in a parade in Donald's honor at Disneyland.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Ed Asner, Caitlyn Jenner, Cloris Leachman, Kenny Rogers, Donna Summer, Andy Warhol, Henry Winkler, John Ritter, Anthony Daniels ..
Directed by: Andrew Solt, Phil Savenick
Release date: 1984-11-13
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine

Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine

6.8/10 IMDB

In this musical adventure, Alvin develops an alter ego after Brittany rejects his offer to the Valentine Ball. In a dream state, he becomes a dashing Don Juan, the Valentine heartbreaker extraordinaire CAPTAIN CHIPMUNK. Brittany is quickly won over and eagerly accepts his offer to the Valentine Ball. Hilarious consequences follow when Alvin wakes up at the dance and realizes he’s not the dashing debonair Captain Chipmunk.

Release date: 1984-02-12
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

5.1/10 IMDB

A puppet goes on a fantastical adventure in a quest to turn into a real boy.

Directed by: Jim Terry, Ippei Kuri
Release date: 1984-01-03
Best Family Movies of 1984 : It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown

It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown

6.7/10 IMDB

The story begins at a big football game where Snoopy wins a game from Peppermint Patty's team. That night, Snoopy gets out a radio, learns some 80's dance moves, and becomes Flashbeagle

Starring: Brett Johnson, Heather Stoneman, Jeremy Schoenberg, Gary Goren, Gini Holtzman, Keri Houlihan, Bill Melendez, Fergie, Desiree Goyette, Joey Scarbury ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Sam Jaimes
Release date: 1984-04-16
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Red Fury

The Red Fury

6.3/10 IMDB

A lonely boy befriends a vicious stallion.

Starring: Cal Bartlett, Alan Hale Jr., Jason Wingreen, Diane McBain, Cindy Roberts, Juan Gonzales ..
Directed by: Lyman Dayton
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Haunters of the Deep

Haunters of the Deep

5.9/10 IMDB

Josh Holman encounters the ghost of a child mine worker with a special warning on the headlands of his Cornish home town, as an old tin mine is about to be re-opened after the discovery of valuable deposits of ore.

Starring: Andrew Keir, Barbara Ewing, Bob Sherman, Brian Osborne, Brian Osborne, Sean Arnold, Peter Lovstrom, Patrick Murray, Barry Craine, Gary Simmons ..
Directed by: Andrew Bogle
Release date: 1984-02-05
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Gallavants


6.6/10 IMDB

"In life you have to work fo what you want," Shando's wise old teacher tells him. Shando wants to become a music ant but first he must earn the kabump that all working adult ants have. However, Shando spends his time daydreaming and instead of earning his kabump, he acquires a fake one. He soon learns that true success comes only with hard work and honesty.

Starring: Robert Lydiard, Vic Perrin, Peter Cullen, Joyce Gittlin, Frank Welker, Fred Travalena, Barry Gordon, Diane Pershing, Jane Hamilton, B. J. Ward ..
Directed by: Art Vitello
Release date: 1984-10-10
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Kid Colter

Kid Colter

5.6/10 IMDB

A Boston boy escapes from spies and survives in the wild with tricks from his mountain-man father.

Starring: Jeremy Shamos, Hal Terrance, Greg Ward, Tom Hammonds, Thomas Peterson, Denise Frisino, Rebecca Osman, Jason Tanner, Donald Rosenberg, Jim Stafford ..
Directed by: David O'Malley
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Pinocchio


6.4/10 IMDB

A lonely wood-carver named Geppetto wishes for a son one night before going to bed. The Blue Fairy comes while he sleeps and partially grants the wish by turning his latest puppet, Pinocchio, into a living marionette. Pinocchio can himself fulfill Geppetto's wish of a real human son if he can prove himself to be a good soul. However, the road to becoming a real boy seems to never end, since his innocence continuously causes a problem, especially when the Evil Gypsy and his two goons want to exploit him. Not to mention, every time that he misbehaves or lies, his nose grows...

Starring: James Coburn, Carl Reiner, Paul Reubens, Lainie Kazan, Jim Belushi, Michael Richards, Vito Scotti, Avery Schreiber, Vincent Schiavelli, Helena Kallianiotes ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1984-05-14
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Dot and the Koala

Dot and the Koala

6.2/10 IMDB

Dot comes to the aid of her native animal friends when Bruce the koala tells her of plans to build a massive dam that will destroy their environment. But the local farm animals believe that the creation of the dam will catapult their small country town into the 21st Century. With both sides fighting for what they believe is right, Dot’s plans to wipe out the dam are jeopardised by the local detectives Sherlock bones and his offsider Watson the cat!

Starring: Keith Scott, Robyn Moore ..
Directed by: Yoram Gross
Release date: 1984-01-01

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

5.8/10 IMDB

Arthur is asked to pick up a bird for Thanksgiving dinner, so he brings home a 266-pound chicken named Henrietta. The family welcome her with open arms, but the neighbors are not so sure and then Henrietta escapes.

Starring: Benny Baker, Vivian Bonnell, Hamilton Camp, Keene Curtis, Richard Deacon, Stephanie Edwards, John P. Finnegan, Alice Ghostley, Arlene Golonka, Jerry Houser ..
Directed by: Peter Baldwin
Release date: 1984-01-01

The Silent One

6.2/10 IMDB

A baby is washed up on a Pacific Island and is adopted by a childless woman. The tribal priest takes an instant dislike to the child, proclaiming him a demon. The child is deaf and mute and therefore excluded from hunting with the other young men. Out of loneliness, he befriends a white turtle. When a drought befalls the island, the priest blames the silent one. When the chief protects the boy, the priest plots the chiefs' downfall.

Starring: Telo Malese, George Henare, Anzac Wallace, Rongo tupatea Kahu, Anthony Gilbert, Mama, Pat Evison ..
Directed by: Yvonne Mackay
Release date: 1984-06-14
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto

6.7/10 IMDB

A kind-hearted mouse dentist and his wife find a clever way to treat a crafty fox who comes to them with a sore tooth in this Oscar nominated short, adapted from William Steig's children's book.

Starring: Ian Thompson, Ian Thompson ..
Directed by: Michael Sporn
Release date: 1984-01-05
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Pop Pirates

Pop Pirates

5.3/10 IMDB

A story of adventure in the pop music world. A schoolboy pop group who call themselves The Pirates find themselves involved with a different sort of piracy when they discover a secret video tape-copying factory

Starring: George Sweeney, Roger Daltrey, Joe Melia, Freda Knorr, Allan Love, Robert Morgan, Christopher Beeny, P.P. Arnold, Jon Finch, Eamon Jones ..
Directed by: Jack Grossman
Release date: 1984-07-01

Rock, Rhythm & Blues

8.6/10 IMDB

Compilation of D-TV music videos, combining rock and R&B tunes with footage of Disney animation.

Release date: 1984-09-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Corduroy


7.9/10 IMDB

CORDUROY (Live Action--Based on the book by Don Freeman) Corduroy longs for someone to take him home from the department store. He thinks that finding his lost button may help, so he searchers the store when no one is around. Will Corduroy find the button on his adventure?

Starring: Clarke Bittner, Muriel Gould, Tim Loomis, Ebb Miller, Amanda Mulea, Monica Parks, Ed Wolfe ..
Directed by: Gary Templeton
Release date: 1984-06-09
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Phantom Treehouse

The Phantom Treehouse

8.1/10 IMDB

Two Australian children chase a cat and a dog into a swamp near thier homes. Here they find a treehouse which they never noticed before. Inside the treehouse is a trapdoor which brings them to a wild and wonderful world with pirates, talking trees and bunyips!

Directed by: Paul Williams
Release date: 1984-12-25

The Adventures of the Get Along Gang

8.2/10 IMDB

The Gang participates in the annual scavenger hunt to win their own ice cream flavor but the stakes are made even higher when Bingo makes a bet with Catchum that if he wins, he and Leland get the Gang's clubhouse.

Starring: Charles Haid, Dave Thomas, Julie Cohen, Gloria Figura, Mark Gordon, Dan Hennessey, Jim Henshaw, Mara Hobel, Marla Lukofsky, Bruce Pirrie ..
Directed by: Raymond Jafelice
Release date: 1984-05-06

Rose Petal Place

8.1/10 IMDB

Rose-Petal Place is an abandoned Victorian mansion surrounded by a garden. Little Rose-Petal was created one day when her mistress, in a moment of distress, cried upon her garden and her tears crystallized, bringing her to life.

Starring: Marie Osmond, Susan Blu ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six

Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six

8.0/10 IMDB

The Big Six, and its companion story, Coot Club, are based on the celebrated Swallows & Amazons series of childrens' books written by Arthur Ransome. For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, the Arthur Ransome classics stand alone. Set in the '30s, both stories take place on the lakes and waterways of England, and feature the same cast of lively characters, led by six children, who become firm friends, sharing a love of wildlife and all things nautical.

Starring: Colin Baker, Andrew Burt, Sam Kelly, Rosemary Leach, Patrick Troughton, John Woodvine ..
Directed by: Andrew Morgan
Release date: 1984-04-11
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Poochie


8.1/10 IMDB

Poochie, a little pink dog who runs a newspaper advice column for her owner, receives a letter from a little boy who has literally lost his father in Cairo, Egypt. Poochie and her robotic servant, Hermes, travel there to help him and end up finding a lost city that would prefer to keep its secrets.

Directed by: Kazuo Terada
Release date: 1984-06-01
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Swallows and Amazons Forever!: Coot Club

Swallows and Amazons Forever!: Coot Club

7.6/10 IMDB

Coot Club and its companion story, The Big Six, are based on the celebrated Swallows & Amazons series of childrens' books written by Arthur Ransome. For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, the Arthur Ransome classics stand alone. Set in the '30s, both stories take place on the lakes and waterways of England, and feature the same cast of lively characters, led by six children, who become firm friends, sharing a love of wildlife and all things nautical.

Starring: Rosemary Leach, John Woodvine, Colin Baker, Andrew Burt, Jack Watson, Julian Fellowes, Sarah Crowden, Henry Dimbleby, Caroline Downer, Richard Walton ..
Directed by: Andrew Morgan
Release date: 1984-03-19
Best Family Movies of 1984 : A Christmas Dream

A Christmas Dream

4.8/10 IMDB

In this NBC Christmas Special from 1984, Mr. T plays a street Santa Claus who meets a young boy, played by Emmanuel Lewis of TV's Webster, who doesn't share the spirit of Christmas. Mr. T sets out to change Billy's mind, taking him around the city to FAO Schwartz, where he gets a magic lesson from David Copperfield, and then to Radio City Music Hall, where he listens to Christmas songs sung by Maureen McGovern, imagines himself as one of the toy soldiers in the Rockettes' Christmas Show, meets Willie Tyler and his dummy Lester, and finally is moved to realize the true meaning of Christmas, before being reunited with his parents.

Starring: Mr. T, Emmanuel Lewis, David Copperfield, Tai Babilonia, Maureen McGovern, Willie Tyler, Ed Koch, Randy Gardner ..
Directed by: Frank Slocum, Sid Smith
Release date: 1984-12-16
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Camel Boy

The Camel Boy

7.2/10 IMDB

Young Ali and his camel-driver grandfather Moussa take part in an expedition through the Australian Outback. Faced with prejudice, Moussa's knowledge and the hardiness of his camels in the punishing conditions quickly prove vital to both the success of the expedition and the survival of its members.

Starring: Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick, John Meillon ..
Directed by: Yoram Gross
Release date: 1984-05-08
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Enchanted Musical Playhouse: The Velveteen Rabbit

Enchanted Musical Playhouse: The Velveteen Rabbit

7.1/10 IMDB

A sick boy's toy rabbit comes to life. Part of the Enchanted Musical Playhouse series. Marie Osmond played the part of the Velveteen Rabbit. Songs were composed by the Sherman Brothers.

Starring: Marie Osmond, Josh Tenney, Susan Dolan Stevens ..
Release date: 1984-09-07
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Bells of Fraggle Rock

The Bells of Fraggle Rock

6.7/10 IMDB

Gobo thinks the Fraggles' own Solstice holiday, the Festival of the Bells, is a big waste of time. Despite Cantus' warnings, Gobo goes on a journey to find out if the mythical Great Bell at the heart of Fraggle Rock is real. When the Rock slows down in the winter, the Fraggles hold the Festival of the Bells to make sure it keeps moving. As part of the celebration, they ring bells to awaken the Great Bell at the heart of the Rock. They also dress up as a Weebabeast, who used to guard the Great Bell when the Rock was small. Meanwhile, Doc and Sprocket explore mid-winter holiday traditions from around the world.

Starring: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Kathryn Mullen, Gerard Parkes, Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson ..
Release date: 1984-12-24
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Boy Who Loved Trolls

The Boy Who Loved Trolls

6.5/10 IMDB

Paul feels life should be an adventure, and sets out on one to prove that Trolls really exist.

Starring: Matt Dill, Sam Waterston, Susan Anton, James Karen, William H. Macy, Josh Mostel, Tom Savini, Richard B. Shull, David Crawford, Winnie Flynn ..
Directed by: Harvey S. Laidman
Release date: 1984-10-29
Best Family Movies of 1984 : The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

6.6/10 IMDB

The adventures of a teen-aged boy and his friend, a runaway slave, as they float down the Mississippi River on a raft.

Release date: 1984-11-23

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