By 1950, movies are all the rage! The ’50s brought an explosion to the popularity of drive-in movies; so, naturally the movie makers had to produce more movies. While the 30s and 40s brought us movies to start with, the 50s really kicked up the entertainment value. The following list of Kids Movies of the 1950s are some of the most popular and memorable children’s movies of the decade and make a perfect movie library for your kids this Summer!
Kids Movies of the 1950s
When I think of the fifties, I think of Rock-N-Roll, diners, rollerskates, Doo-Wop, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, sock-hops, drive-ins… what comes to mind for you?
1. 1950 – Rediscover the timeless story, the memorable music and unforgettable characters — now more enchanting than ever with pristine digital picture and dazzling high definition sound! Cinderella has faith her dreams will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother’s wand, Cinderella’s rags are magically transformed into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving only a single glass slipper…the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending!
2. 1950 – Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver search for buried treasure.
3. 1951 – Disney’s animated, classical version of Alice’s adventures after she tumbles down a rabbit hole into a realm of curious creatures that defy logic at every turn.
4. 1953 – Let your dreams take flight with Walt Disney’s original classic. PETER PAN soars to new heights in the magical 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD with an all-new digital restoration. Fantastic adventures await Wendy and her brothers when Peter Pan, the hero of their stories, whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell past “the second star to the right and straight on till morning,” they explore the island and Peter’s secret hideout with the rambunctious Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook! Bursting with fantasy, adventure, and pixie dust, this 2-disc Platinum Edition includes three all-new games in Camp Never Land, deleted scenes, a new discovery — in which Walt Disney reveals why he made PETER PAN — and much more.
5. 1954 – Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre star as shipwrecked survivors taken captive by the mysterious Captain Nemo, brilliantly portrayed by James Mason. Wavering between genius and madness, Nemo has launched a deadly crusade across the seven seas. But can the captive crew expose his evil plan before he destroys the world? Featuring Norman Gimbel and Al Hoffman’s memorable song “A Whale of a Tale,” Disney’s Academy Award(R)-winning (Special Effects and Color Art Direction, 1954) adaptation of Jules Verne’s gripping tale makes 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA a truly mesmerizing masterpiece!
6. 1955 – Fall in love with Walt Disney’s Beloved Classic, Lady and the Tramp-now unleashed in glorious high definition for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Experience like never before the thrilling adventures of Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold. This heartwarming tale now charms a new generation of families and fans with its exquisite animation, unforgettable songs brilliantly restored with high definition sound, and all-new bonus that reveals the extraordinary making of process behind one of the greatest love stories of all time.
7. 1957 – America’s greatest heroes live and fight again in this adventure of our country’s struggle for independence in the 1770’s. The film authentically recreates Paul Revere’s ride, the Boston tea party, and decisive battles at Lexington and Concord.
8. 1957 – No film better captures the powerful emotions of hope, courage, and friendship than this treasured and much beloved classic, OLD YELLER. The quintessential tale of a boy’s love for his dog has touched the hearts of millions, its enduring legacy growing with each new generation and it’s “still one of the best!” (Leonard Maltin) Set amidst the landscape of 1860s Texas, a young boy named Travis (Tommy Kirk) wants nothing to do with the lop-eared stray. But Old Yeller quickly proves himself a loyal friend, protecting the family and saving Travis’ life. Soon they become inseparable pals, sharing joyous experiences and learning valuable lessons about growing up.
9. 1959 – Disney’s fairy tale classic about a princess saved by true love’s kiss
10. 1959 – This epic masterpiece stars Charlton Heston in the title role of a rebellious Israelite Jew who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ.
I hope you and your family have fun watching these movie classics and adding them to your movie library and be sure to check out some of my blogger friends’ lists of…