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The top ‘50s kids movies are a diverse group of genre classics that have been delighting audiences for decades. Many of the characters and stories modern audiences associate with the genre of children’s films can be traced back to the 1950s.


One of the greatest ‘50s kids movies is
Alice in Wonderland, adapted from the beloved Lewis Carroll novel. Walt Disney unsuccessfully tried to adapt this title throughout the 1930s, but it wasn’t until 1951 that his dream was realized. The film was derided by critics upon its release, but in later years it went on to achieve cult-classic status and came to be regarded as one of the best Disney animated films of all time. The actress who voiced Alice, Kathryn Beaumont, also went on to appear in another good ‘50s kids movie classic, Peter Pan.


Also on this list of the best ‘50s kids movies, you will find
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, and Peter Lorre. The film was the only sci-fi picture to be personally produced by Walt Disney, and it stands as one of the earliest American examples of the steampunk sub-genre. Vote up the best '50s kids movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Peter Pan June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Lady and the Tramp Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Alice in Wonderland Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Old Yeller Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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Darby O'Gill and the Little Pe... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Darby O'Gill and the Little People Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Estelle Winwood

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Doris Weikow, Marianne Christina Schilling

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Treasure Island is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
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Davy Crockett: The River Pirat... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Davy Crockett: The River Pirates Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Mike Mazurki

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The Story of Robin Hood and Hi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Richard Todd, Peter Finch, Michael Hordern

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The African Lion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
The African Lion Winston Hibler

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Tom Thumb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Tom Thumb Peter Sellers, Stan Freberg, Alan Young

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Long John Silver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Long John Silver Rod Taylor, Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Kerwin Mathews, Torin Thatcher, Kathryn Crosby

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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T George Chakiris, Hans Conried, Tony Butala

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The Red Balloon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
The Red Balloon Renaud Séchan, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

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Superman and the Mole Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Superman and the Mole Men George Reeves, Jeff Corey, Stanley Andrews

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It's a Dog's Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
It's a Dog's Life Dean Jagger, Richard Anderson, Edmund Gwenn

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The Red Horses is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
The Red Horses Poul Reichhardt, Tove Maës

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A Kid for Two Farthings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
A Kid for Two Farthings Diana Dors, Sid James, Primo Carnera

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Kim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Kim Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

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The Great Locomotive Chase is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
The Great Locomotive Chase Fess Parker, Slim Pickens, Harry Carey

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Journey to the Beginning of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Journey to the Beginning of Time Vladimír Bejval, Zdenek Hustak, Victor Betral

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Tonka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Tonka Sal Mineo, Slim Pickens, Joy Page

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Father of Four is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Father of Four Poul Reichhardt, Ove Sprogøe, Ib Schønberg

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Rhubarb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Rhubarb Leonard Nimoy, Ray Milland, William Frawley

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Father Is a Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Father Is a Bachelor William Holden, Coleen Gray

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Third Man on the Mountain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Third Man on the Mountain Helen Hayes, Herbert Lom, Michael Rennie

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Francis in the Navy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Francis in the Navy Clint Eastwood, Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer

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The Little Kidnappers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
The Little Kidnappers Duncan Macrae, Vincent Winter, Jon Whiteley

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John and Julie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
John and Julie Peter Sellers, Moira Lister, Noelle Middleton

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Westward Ho the Wagons! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '50s Kids Movies
Westward Ho the Wagons! Fess Parker, George Reeves, Iron Eyes Cody