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Kids Movies of the 1960s

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The following list of 1960s Kids Movies 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!

Music really made it’s mark in the 1960s with some huge names that are still popular today:  Elvis, Bee Gees, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and The Who.  The Sixties had Woodstock and saw the beginning of MoTown Records.

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However, Music wasn’t the only thing that took off and became more mainstream… movies! Oh the Movies! How about The Dirty Dozen, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Midnight Cowboy, The Pink Panther, Planet of the Apes, and Night of the Living Dead!?  These 1960s Kids Movies would make great movies for you adults to add to your library, but what about good, clean, family friendly movie night fun?

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What are some famous kids movies from the 1960s?

There are so many animated films and feature film options during this time! Watching Julie Andrews star in The Sound of Music is one that sticks out in my brain. Don’t forget about Mary Poppins hitting the big screen as well. Other great options are The Jungle Book, Parent Trap, Love Bug, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Doctor Dolittle, Swiss Family Robinson, and those are just a few! 

Have they remade any of the older movies from the 1960s?

They have. Some of the best movies of the 1960s have been remade into musical numbers or current movies. Many young actors like Lindsey Lohan filled the roles to bring these movies back to the forefront. Lindsay Lohan did a great job in the remake of The Parent Trap to play identical twins onscreen. 

You’ll find that many of the Disney film movies have been made into many different remakes as well. Walt Disney Studios does a great job with Disney movies to have a star cast and redo them to keep their films in front of modern audiences. 

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Do any streaming services show these old-time movies? 

You bet! You’ll find Staw Wars movies on Disney+. You can also watch movies like West Side Story, Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Peter Pan, My Fair Lady, and other hits on various streaming services throughout the year. 

Some don’t stay available for a long time, but with some patience and a positive attitude, they’ll come back around to watch and enjoy again. You might have a difficult time with the holiday ones during the regular months, but other than that, you should be able to find any of these box office hits at various times during the year. Save up your screen time for the month, and enjoy. 

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When I think of the Sixties, I think of JFK, Hippies, Vietnam, The Moon Landing, Martin Luther King, Jr, and The Beatles in addition to everything above.  What comes to mind for you?

A lot of these movies signify the end of the decade and the start of something new. Some of these were the first films for many of you to watch, and might bring back some memories! See if any of these movies are on your list of favorite things about that time in your life. 

Kids Movies of the 1960s

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…

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Natasha Mairs

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

love all of these movies!! my favourite is The sound of music, I watch it every Christmas without fail #WonderfulWednesday

Kelli Miller

Thursday 28th of May 2015

Yes! It is the greatest movie of all time, for sure. I would imagine that I have it all memorized. LOL! :-)

Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Great list! I love sharing movies that I saw as a child with my kids. Mary Poppins is a favorite in our family, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is hilarious! Another from the 1960s that is one of my son's favorites is That Darn Cat--my parents taped it off TV in 1990, and the VHS tape is still good, with the extra bonus of hilarious antique commercials.

Kelli Miller

Thursday 28th of May 2015

Oh neat! I wish I had some recorded from TV like that - do you remember the "Where's the Beef?" commercials? LOL!