Entertainment The Best '60s Kids Movies  

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In the 1960s, musicals were king. On this list of the greatest 1960s kids movies, you will see a number of enduringly popular musical films, fan-favorite animated movies, as well as the work of legedary directors.


So what are the best 1960s kids movies? You might vote up ‘60s family classic
The Sound of Music. The tale of a singing family on the run from the Germans during WWII, this film features numerous songs that have transcended their place on the soundtrack and become American pop culture mainstays. In The Jungle Book, animation and music collide for an unforgettable coming-of-age tale, featuring eight original songs composed just for the movie. Also in the realm of animation, The Pink Panther starring the legendary Peter Sellers appears on this list, as well.


Although more obscure than some other films on this list of the top 1960s kids movies,
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is worth a watch. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz, who won an Oscar for directing Casablanca. Who knew! Vote up the best '60s kids movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more

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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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92 15
101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley
One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same ...more

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93 19
The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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89 20
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Janis Orenstein
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass Productions and currently distributed by DreamWorks Classics. It first aired ...more

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85 23
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charli... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea, Bill Melendez
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. A Halloween special, it was the third ...more

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77 19
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith
This special is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of The Grinch trying to take away ...more

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72 21
A Charlie Brown Christmas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins, Geoffrey Ornstein
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a musical animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program ...more

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70 22
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film's script is by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes and its ...more

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68 24
Frosty the Snowman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
June Foray, Paul Frees, Billy De Wolfe
Frosty the Snowman is an American animated Christmas family television special based on the song "Frosty the Snowman". The program, which first aired on December 7, 1969 on CBS, was ...more

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Swiss Family Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk
Swiss Family Robinson is a 1960 British-American family film starring John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro and Tommy Kirk in a tale of a shipwrecked family building an ...more

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62 20
Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Lynn Fontanne
Peter Pan is a 1960 TV film directed by Vincent J. Donehue.

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Doctor Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Richard Attenborough, Norm Macdonald, Rex Harrison
Doctor Dolittle is a 1967 American musical film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley and Richard Attenborough. It was adapted by Leslie ...more

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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven
The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter ...more

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Winnie the Pooh and the Honey ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree is a 1966 film combining live-action and animation. It was released by The Walt Disney Company. Based on the first two chapters of the book Winnie-the-Pooh by ...more

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59 22
The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden
The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on December 25, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 18th film in ...more

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47 17
A Boy Named Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin, Christopher DeFaria
A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a 1969 American animated musical film, produced by Cinema Center Films, distributed by National General Pictures, and directed by Bill Meléndez, it is the ...more

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47 25
Pollyanna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Hayley Mills
Pollyanna is a Walt Disney Productions feature film starring child actress Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden and Richard Egan in a story about a cheerful orphan changing the outlook of a ...more

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Born Free is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna
Born Free is a 1966 Technicolor British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to ...more

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43 24
The Little Drummer Boy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Zero Mostel
The Little Drummer Boy is a 1968 Christmas stop-motion television special produced by Rankin/Bass, based on the song of the same name. It was followed by a sequel in 1976.

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The Incredible Journey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Rex Allen, Jan Rubeš, John Drainie
The Incredible Journey is a 1963 live-action Walt Disney film based on the novel, The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford. Narrated by Rex Allen, the film follows the adventure of three pets, ...more

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Yours, Mine and Ours is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Morgan Brittany
Yours, Mine and Ours is a 1968 film, directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda and Van Johnson. Before its release, it had three other working titles: The Beardsley ...more

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The Love Bug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Buddy Hackett, Dean Jones, Michele Lee
The Love Bug, sometimes referred to as Herbie the Love Bug, is the first in a series of comedy films made by Walt Disney Productions that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sunroofed ...more

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The Ugly Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones, Paul Frees
The Ugly Dachshund is a 1966 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette in a story about a Great Dane who believes he's a dachshund. Based on a 1938 novel by ...more

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The Absent-Minded Professor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '60s Kids Movies
Fred MacMurray, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees
The Absent-Minded Professor is a 1961 American film distributed by Walt Disney Productions based on the short story "A Situation of Gravity" by Samuel W. Taylor. The title character ...more