In the 1960s, motion pictures such as (1962) and (1968), directed by , portrayed children as naturally innocent. Other films of the 1960s that involved children include (1965) by and (1962). These were very successful musical motion picture that were in the genre of family films. Four of the top ten highest grossing films of the decade were family films: , (1961), (1967), and . Hollywood also released motion pictures starring children though these were not commercially successful and they were literary adaptations nonetheless. These include (1966), (1967), and (1969). Other family/children films of the decade include (1960), (1960), (1962), (1963), (1965), (1967), (1967), (1968), and (1961).
Children’s Film is a genre of film aimed at entertaining young audiences. The Children genre is usually rated G, and has simplistic content that is age-appropriate. As with the Family genre, children films cover a wide array of topics and can fall into multiple genres – such as adventure and musicals. Most often, this genre incorporates fantasy elements and plays on the possibility that imagination holds. Many films in this genre are animated and serve an educational purpose. The majority of Children’s films will demonstrate some kind of moral message, cautionary tale, or contain a plot that illustrates good overcoming evil. The Muppet Movie - The Muppet gang goes on a road trip to Hollywood, where Kermit is bullied by a mean fast food restaurant owner to be his new “spokesfrog.” Casper - A young girl moves into an old mansion and has adventures with a friendly ghost, who inhabits the house along with three other mean and taunting spirits. The Rugrats Movie - After getting lost on a family vacation, the toddlers have an adventure trying to find their way home.
Back when VHS tapes were the way to watch movies, Sugar editors were falling in love with their favorite childhood films. While some enjoyed timeless classics like Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz, others leaned toward popular '90s flicks like Aladdin, Homeward Bound, and The Sandlot. Whether you're planning a movie marathon night or just looking for new films to watch with your little ones, check out some of our all-time favorites!
They let 6,255 children see films which in America carry an R rating which means those under 17 are not allowed to see them unless with an adult for the full duration of the movie.