Top 20 Kids Movies from the 50s

Old Yeller (1957)
Adventure, Drama, Family
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
Tommy Kirk
Robert Stevenson
G
83 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
Stanley Donen
Gene Kelly
G
103 min
Cinderella (1950)
Animation, Family, Fantasy
Cinderella, the beautiful and kind-hearted daughter, sees her world turn upside down when her beloved mother dies, and her pained father remarries another woman, the wicked Lady Tremaine, who has two equally cruel daughters, the jealous Anastasia and Drizella. But, once more, things will go from bad... [show more]
G
74 min
Ilene Woods
James MacDonald
Eleanor Audley
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
G
74 min
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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
Robert Stevenson
G
93 min
Adventure, Drama, Family
Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davy 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
Norman Foster
G
93 min
Mystery, Thriller
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies 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
Alfred Hitchcock
PG
112 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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
Barbara Luddy
Larry Roberts
Peggy Lee
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
G
76 min
Animation, Family, Fantasy
After the beautiful Princess Aurora is born into royalty, everyone gathers to celebrate. Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, the evil fairy Maleficent. Maleficent curses the young princess and announces that she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning... [show more]
G
75 min
Mary Costa
Bill Shirley
Eleanor Audley
Clyde Geronimi
Les Clark
Hamilton Luske
G
75 min
High Noon (1952)
Drama, Thriller, Western
On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, Marshal 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,... [show more]
PG
85 min
Gary Cooper
Grace Kelly
Thomas Mitchell
Fred Zinnemann
PG
85 min
Animation, Adventure, Family
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
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
G
75 min
Adventure, Drama, Family
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
Richard Fleischer
G
127 min
Peter Pan (1953)
Animation, Adventure, Family
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
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
G
77 min
Drama, Sci-Fi
Travelling with mind-boggling speed, a gleaming unidentified flying object zooming in from the boundless deep space, penetrates the Earth's atmosphere, landing smoothly in Cold War-Washington, D.C. Encircled by large yet feeble military forces, the peaceful intergalactic ambassador, Klaatu, emerges... [show more]
G
92 min
Michael Rennie
Patricia Neal
Hugh Marlowe
Robert Wise
G
92 min
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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
Fred M. Wilcox
G
98 min
Adventure, Drama
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharaoh Rameses I (Ian Keith), condemning all newborn Hebrew males, the infant Moses (Fraser C. Heston) is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah (Nina Foch), he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother,... [show more]
G
220 min
Charlton Heston
Yul Brynner
Anne Baxter
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
Charles Walters
G
81 min
Family, Fantasy, Music
The bane of young Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he's forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he detests because of his dictatorial nature. Bart feels that Dr. Terwilliker has undue influence on his widowed mother Heloise. Bart constantly daydreams of a... [show more]
G
89 min
Peter Lind Hayes
Mary Healy
Hans Conried
Roy Rowland
G
89 min
Biography, Drama, Musical
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
Yul Brynner
Deborah Kerr
Rita Moreno
Walter Lang
G
133 min
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Edinburgh university professor Sir Oliver Lindenbrook believes he has found an very old message from a long lost scientist who may have found the way to journey to the center of the Earth. With his assistant, student Alec McKuen, he sets off for Iceland where an entrance in a volcanic range is to be... [show more]
G
129 min
James Mason
Pat Boone
Arlene Dahl
Henry Levin
G
129 min
Comedy, Drama, Musical
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
Jane Powell
Howard Keel
Jeff Richards
Stanley Donen
G
102 min