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To begin any discussion of the greatest ‘70s kids movies, we have to start with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The imagery, story, and legendary performance of Gene Wilder as Wonka have cemented this film as an all-time classic. Released in 1971, it earned Wilder a Golden Globe nomination as well as a nomination for Best Original Score, however, both awards went to Fiddler on the Roof.


This list of the best ‘70s kids movies contains numerous other classics, as well. You will find
The Muppet Movie, the first live-action movie featuring Jim Henson’s Muppets. Noted for its metatheatrical nature, frequent celebrity cameos, and intelligent humor, the film remains popular and helped catapult the Muppets to a decades-long run of cultural significance. Animated movies also featured prominently on this list of the top ‘70s kids movies include The Aristocats and The Rescuers.
 
Other fixtures in the American pop culture canon can also be found here, including Superman, Charlie Brown, and Robin Hood.
Vote up the best '70s kids movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies

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The Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Rescuers Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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Snoopy, Come Home is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Snoopy, Come Home Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria, Linda Ercoli

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Robin Hood Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

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Escape to Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Escape to Witch Mountain Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Cat in the Hat Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Allan Sherman

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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Aristocats Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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The Year Without a Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Year Without a Santa Claus Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn

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Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Pete's Dragon Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

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Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Charlotte's Web Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson

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Rudolph's Shiny New Year is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies

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Benji is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Benji Edgar Buchanan, Frances Bavier, Peter Breck

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Return from Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Return from Witch Mountain Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Kim Richards

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Tom Islava added Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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You're a Good Sport, Charlie B... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown Gail Davis, Liam Martin, Melanie Kohn

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The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Lorax Danny DeVito

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Race for Your Life, Charlie Br... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown Bill Melendez, Gail Davis, Jackson Beck

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Here Comes Peter Cottontail Vincent Price, Danny Kaye, Casey Kasem

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Frosty's Winter Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Frosty's Winter Wonderland Shelley Winters, Paul Frees, Dennis Day

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For the Love of Benji is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
1491971760840 added For the Love of Benji Ed Nelson, Peter Bowles, Bridget Armstrong

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Bugsy Malone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Bugsy Malone Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Paul Williams

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Where the Red Fern Grows is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Where the Red Fern Grows James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Lonny Chapman

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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tige... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Patrick Wayne

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The Black Stallion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Black Stallion Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton

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The Phantom Tollbooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Phantom Tollbooth Mel Blanc, June Foray, Daws Butler

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The Apple Dumpling Gang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Apple Dumpling Gang Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Bill Bixby

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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Robert Shaw

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The Castle of Cagliostro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Castle of Cagliostro Ichirō Nagai, Sumi Shimamoto, Gorō Naya

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Leslie Phillips, June Whitfield, Arthur Lowe

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The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Mov... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Mel Blanc, Nicolai Shutorov

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Herbie Rides Again is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Herbie Rides Again Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn

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Black Beauty is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Black Beauty Maria Rohm, Patrick Mower, Walter Slezake

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Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Don Knotts, Dean Jones, Eric Braeden

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The Twelve Tasks of Asterix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix Terry Scott, Alice Sapritch, Roger Carel

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Ruth Buzzi

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Hobbit John Huston, Otto Preminger, Don Messick

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Tales of Beatrix Potter Frederick Ashton, Wayne Sleep, Alexander Grant

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Tom Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Tom Sawyer Jodie Foster, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates

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Pippi on the Run is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Pippi on the Run Hans Alfredson, Öllegård Wellton, Inger Nilsson

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Journey Back to Oz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
Journey Back to Oz Liza Minnelli, Bill Cosby, Mickey Rooney

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The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '70s Kids Movies
The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Kari Simonsen, Henki Kolstad