Top 20 Kids Movies from the 50s

Old Yeller (1957)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860's. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. After a series of scrapes involving... [show more]
G
83 min
Dorothy McGuire
Fess Parker
Jeff York
Chuck Connors
Robert Stevenson
G
83 min
Mystery, Thriller
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife.... [show more]
PG
112 min
James Stewart
Grace Kelly
Wendell Corey
Thelma Ritter
Alfred Hitchcock
PG
112 min
Comedy, Musical, Romance
1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the... [show more]
G
103 min
Gene Kelly
Donald O'Connor
Debbie Reynolds
Jean Hagen
Stanley Donen
Gene Kelly
G
103 min
Cinderella (1950)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
In a far away, long ago kingdom, Cinderella is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Cinderella's father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. When the father dies, Cinderella's wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in... [show more]
G
74 min
Ilene Woods
Eleanor Audley
Verna Felton
Claire Du Brey
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
G
74 min
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Darby O'Gill seems to be as full of blarney as any old codger in Ireland, but the stories of leprechauns he tells at the pub are true. In fact, he and the tiny King Brian, ruler of the little people, are friendly adversaries, continually out-foxing each other. Darby needs a bit of magical help from... [show more]
G
93 min
Albert Sharpe
Janet Munro
Sean Connery
Jimmy O'Dea
Robert Stevenson
G
93 min
Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of... [show more]
G
93 min
Fess Parker
Buddy Ebsen
Basil Ruysdael
Hans Conried
Norman Foster
G
93 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while. This turns out to be a bad move, as no dog is above the law.
G
76 min
Peggy Lee
Larry Roberts
Bill Baucom
Verna Felton
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Jack Cutting
G
76 min
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
After a beautiful princess is born in to royalty everyone gathers to exchange gifts. Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, Magnifient. Magnificent curses a spell on the young princess and tells here that she will fall asleep at sunset on the evening of her 16th birthday, and... [show more]
G
75 min
Mary Costa
Bill Shirley
Eleanor Audley
Verna Felton
Clyde Geronimi
Les Clark
Hamilton Luske
Wolfgang Reitherman
G
75 min
High Noon (1952)
Drama, Thriller, Western
On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when... [show more]
PG
85 min
Gary Cooper
Thomas Mitchell
Lloyd Bridges
Katy Jurado
Fred Zinnemann
PG
85 min
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch.... [show more]
G
75 min
Kathryn Beaumont
Ed Wynn
Richard Haydn
Sterling Holloway
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Jack Kinney
G
75 min
Peter Pan (1953)
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
G
77 min
Bobby Driscoll
Kathryn Beaumont
Hans Conried
Bill Thompson
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Jack Kinney
G
77 min
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
The oceans during the late 1860-92s are no longer safe; many ships have been lost. Sailors have returned to port with stories of a vicious narwhal (a giant whale with a long horn) which sinks their ships. A naturalist, Professor (Pierre) Aronnax, his assistant, Conseil, and a professional whaler,... [show more]
G
127 min
Kirk Douglas
James Mason
Paul Lukas
Peter Lorre
Richard Fleischer
G
127 min
Drama, Sci-Fi
An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message to the planet that Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult, so, after... [show more]
G
92 min
Michael Rennie
Patricia Neal
Hugh Marlowe
Sam Jaffe
Robert Wise
G
92 min
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention... [show more]
G
98 min
Walter Pidgeon
Anne Francis
Leslie Nielsen
Warren Stevens
Fred M. Wilcox
G
98 min
Adventure, Drama
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharaoh, Rameses I, condemning all newborn Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and... [show more]
G
220 min
Charlton Heston
Yul Brynner
Anne Baxter
Edward G. Robinson
Cecil B. DeMille
G
220 min
Lili (1953)
Drama, Musical, Romance
Members of a circus troupe "adopt" Lili Daurier when she finds herself stranded in a strange town. The magician who first comes to her rescue already has romantic entanglements and thinks of her as a little girl. Who can she turn to but the puppets, singing to them her troubles, forgetting that... [show more]
G
81 min
Leslie Caron
Mel Ferrer
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Charles Walters
G
81 min
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Prof. Lindenbrook leads his intrepid party on an expedition to the center of the earth, via a volcano in Iceland, encountering all manner of prehistoric monsters and life-threatening hazards on the way.
G
129 min
Pat Boone
James Mason
Arlene Dahl
Diane Baker
Henry Levin
G
129 min
Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his dictatorial nature. Bart feels Dr. Terwilliker has undue influence for these lessons on his widowed mother, Heloise... [show more]
G
89 min
Peter Lind Hayes
Mary Healy
Hans Conried
Tommy Rettig
Roy Rowland
G
89 min
Biography, Drama, Musical, Romance
Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king,... [show more]
G
133 min
Deborah Kerr
Yul Brynner
Rita Moreno
Martin Benson
Walter Lang
G
133 min
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Western
Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of... [show more]
G
102 min
Howard Keel
Jeff Richards
Russ Tamblyn
Tommy Rall
Stanley Donen
G
102 min