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The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite old films that are still beloved by both kids and adults today.

There's nothing like popping up some popcorn, gathering the family on the couch, and enjoying a movie together. The top classic family movies feature uplifting storylines where good triumphs over evil and everyone lives happily ever after. This is a list of the greatest classic family films including everything from The Sound of Music to Bedknobs and Broomsticks to Charlotte's Web.

What films will you find on this list of beloved old children's movies? The Wizard of Oz invites kids of all ages to sing along with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they “follow the yellow brick road” to The Emerald City. The Wicked Witch can be a bit scary for young children, but Glinda the Good Witch represents kindness throughout the film. The Parent Trap is another fun movie to watch with the entire family. The Muppet Movie finds Kermit and his friends traveling to California to find success in show business. Other good classics featured on this list include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Apple Dumpling Gang.

Which movies are your favorites to watch with the whole family? Give the best classic films a thumbs up and please add any great options that are missing.

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Gidget is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love
JenME3 added Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson
Gidget is a 1959 Columbia Pictures CinemaScope feature film. It stars Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson, and James Darren in a story about a teenager's initiation into the California surf culture and ...more
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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love
JenME3 added Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh
Bye Bye Birdie is a 1963 musical comedy film from Columbia Pictures. It is a film adaptation of the stage production of the same name. The screenplay was written by Michael Stewart and Irving ...more
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Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love
Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith
Oliver! is a 1968 British musical drama film directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage musical of the same name, with book, music and lyrics written by Lionel Bart. The screenplay was ...more
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National Velvet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love
Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury
National Velvet is a 1944 Technicolor sports film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, published in 1935. It stars Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp and a young Elizabeth Taylor. In 2003, National ...more
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Those Magnificent Men in their... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love
Shirley Stewart added Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Sarah Miles
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British comedy film starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, ...more
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Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love
Shirley Temple, Jane Withers, James Dunn
Bright Eyes is a 1934 American comedy drama film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by William Conselman is based on a story by David Butler and Edwin Burke, and focuses on the ...more
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Li'l Abner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love
Julie Newmar, Stella Stevens, Valerie Harper
Li'l Abner is a 1959 musical film based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp and the successful Broadway musical of the same name that opened in 1956. The movie was produced by ...more
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Take Her, She's Mine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love
JenME3 added James Stewart, Sandra Dee, John McGiver
Take Her, She's Mine is a 1961 Broadway comedy written by Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron which was adapted into a 1963 comedy film starring James Stewart and Sandra Dee with a screenplay by ...more