Recommended Family Films

The following movies are recommended entertainment for the whole family. The movies generally convey good morals, positive examples and contain nothing inappropriate for children and of course they are fun to watch

Adventure / Action

Title

Year

Length (min)

Genre

Starring

Director

Big Red 1962 89 Action/Drama/Family Walter Pidgeon
Gilles Payant
Emile Genest
Norman Tokar
Captains Courageous 1937 115 Action/Drama Freddie Bartholomew
Spencer Tracy
Lionel Barrymore
Victor Fleming
Captains Courageous 1996 92 Adventure/Family Robert Urich
Kenny Vadas
Kaj-Erik Eriksen
Michael Anderson
Crocodile Dundee 1986 98 Adventure/Comedy Paul Hogan
Linda Kozlowski
John Meillon
Peter Faiman
George of the Jungle 1997 92 Family/Action/Comedy Brendan Fraser
Leslie Mann
Thomas Haden Church
Sam Weisman
The Prince and the Pauper 1937 118 Action/Drama/Family Errol Flynn
Claude Rains
Henry Stephenson
William Keighley
The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982 142 Romance/Drama/Action Anthony Andrews
Jane Seymour
Sir Ian McKellen
Clive Donner

Comedy

Title

Year

Length (min)

Genre

Starring

Director

Andy Hardy Part 1  1938 2x 80 Comedy/Romance Mickey Rooney
Lana Turner
Anna Rutherford
George B. Seitz
Andy Hardy’s Blonde Trouble 1944 107 Comedy Lewis Stone
Mickey Rooney
Fay Holden
George B. Seitz
Andy Hardy Comes Home 1958 80 Comedy/Drama Mickey Rooney
Patricia Breslin
Fay Holden
Howard W. Koch
Her Twelve Men 1954 91 Comedy/Drama Greer Garson
Robert Ryan
Barry Sullivan
Robert Z. Leonard
I Love Lucy 1951- 1957 30 each Comedy/Family Lucille Ball
Desi Arnaz
Vivian Vance
William Frawley
William Asher
Marc Daniels
James V. Kern
Ralph Levy
Leave it to Beaver 1957- 1967 30 each Comedy/Family Barbara Billingsley
Hugh Beaumont
Tony Dow
Norman Abbott;
Charles Barton
Lilies of the Field 1963 90 Comedy/Family Sydney Poitier
Lilia Skala
Lisa Mann
Ralph Nelson
The Canterville Ghost 1944 95 Comedy/ Fantasy Charles Laughton
Robert Young
Margaret O'Brien
Jules Dassin
The Happy Years 1950 110 Comedy Dean Stockwell
Daryl Hickman
Scotty Beckett
William A. Wellman

      
Drama

Title

Year

Length (min)

Genre

Starring

Director

A Christmas Visitor 2002 90 Drama William Devane
Meredith Baxter
Dean McDermott
Christopher Leitch
 A Walk to Remember 2002 102 Romance/Drama Shane West
Mandy Moore
Adam Shankman
 Echo of Thunder 1998 95 Drama Judy Davis
Jamey Sheridan
Ernie Dingo
Simon Wincer
Friendly Persuasion 1956 137 Drama Gary Cooper
Dorothy McGuire
Anthony Perkins
William Wyler
Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939 114 Drama Robert Donat
Greer Garson
Terry Kilburn
Sam Wood
National Velvet  1944 117 Family/Drama Elizabeth Taylor
Mickey Rooney
Clarence Brown
The Thanksgiving Promise 1986 90 Drama Beau Bridges
Millie Perkins
Courtney Thorne-Smith
Beau Bridges

      
Family

Title

Year

Length (min)

Genre

Starring

Director

Charley and the Angel 1956 93 Family/Comedy Fred MacMurray
Cloris Leachman
Harry Morgan
Vincent McEveety
Charlie, and the Lonesome Cougar 1967 75 Family/Action Ron Brown
Brian Russell
Linda Wallace Charlie the Cougar
Winston Hibler
Follow Me Boys 1966 124 Family/Comedy/Drama Fred Mac Murray
Vera Miles
Lillian Gish
Norman Tokar
My Three Sons
Season 1
1960- 1961 45 each Comedy/Family Fred Mac Murray
William Demarest
Don Grady
Peter Tewksburry
My Three Sons
Season 2
1962 45 each Comedy/Family Fred Mac Murray
William Demarest
Tim Considine
Peter Tewksburry
My Three Sons
Season 3
1969- 1972  45 each Comedy/Family Fred Mac Murray
William Demarest
Don Grady
Earl Bellamy;
Tim Considine