Disney Movies 1970 - 1979

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1. The Aristocats (1970)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 84,125 | Gross: $37.68M

2. Smoke (1971)

95 min | Drama

A group of Americans who live together in an old mansion somewhere in Sweden spend their time between working at the local airplane plant and hanging out with their revolutionary friends. ... See full summary »

Director: Torbjörn Axelman | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Axelle Axell, Ulf Brunnberg, Lena Edling

Votes: 37

3. The Boatniks (1970)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy

Young and awkward, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers, Phil Silvers, Norman Fell

Votes: 633 | Gross: $18.61M

4. King of the Grizzlies (1970)

G | 93 min | Western, Family

Ernest T. Seton, an American artist and author, tells the story of a mighty grizzly.

Director: Ron Kelly | Stars: John Yesno, Chris Wiggins, Hugh Webster, Jack Van Evera

Votes: 128

5. The Wild Country (1970)

G | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Steve Forrest, Vera Miles, Ron Howard, Clint Howard

Votes: 223

6. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in WWII.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 31,385 | Gross: $18.53M

7. The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

G | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn, Tony Roberts

Votes: 1,724

8. The Barefoot Executive (1971)

G | 96 min | Family, Comedy

A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Harry Morgan, Wally Cox

Votes: 1,528

9. Scandalous John (1971)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Brian Keith, Alfonso Arau, Michele Carey, Rick Lenz

Votes: 93

10. Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)

G | 88 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A chemistry student invents a spray that makes its wearer invisible. A crook finds out about it, and plans to steal it for himself.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Jim Backus

Votes: 1,603

11. The Biscuit Eater (1972)

G | 90 min | Drama, Family

In this touching adventure, a remake of the popular 1940 film, two Georgia boys ignore their racial differences to team up and befriend a feral bird dog, whom they train to participate in a field trials.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 250

12. Snowball Express (1972)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family

When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Dean Jones, Nancy Olson, Harry Morgan, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 1,205

13. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker, Will Geer

Votes: 793

14. Run, Cougar, Run (1972)

G | 87 min | Drama, Family, Western

In Utah, the idyllic existence of a mountain lion family is threatened when tourists, bent on sport-hunting cougars, make their appearance.

Director: Jerome Courtland | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Frank Aletter, Lonny Chapman, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 57

15. Chandar, the Black Leopard of Ceylon (1972)

90 min | Adventure, Family

Chandar is a black leopard who lives near the beach of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) together with his mother and his sister. When fishers arrive they have to leave and move to a temple in the jungle.... See full summary »

Director: Winston Hibler | Stars: Ben Wright, Joe Abeywickrama, Esrom Jayasinghe, Frederick Steyne

Votes: 18

16. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 105,263 | Gross: $32.06M

17. Superdad (1973)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Family

Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bob Crane, Kurt Russell, Barbara Rush, Joe Flynn

Votes: 594

18. Mustang (1973)

Drama

Pechudo is a magnificent jet-black stallion who epitomizes the adjective, "freedom." Running wild in Mexico, Pechudo and his running mates are constantly being sought out and captured by ... See full summary »

Directors: Roy Edward Disney, Frank Zuniga | Stars: Charles Baca, Flavio Martinez, Ignacio Ramírez, Eloy Casados

Votes: 19

19. One Little Indian (1973)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Western

On the run from the Cavalry, a man tries to disappear while accompanied by two camels and a runaway boy. His escape is made harder when he meets a widow and her daughter who may turn him in.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 475

20. Charley and the Angel (1973)

G | 93 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Cloris Leachman, Harry Morgan, Kurt Russell

Votes: 404

21. The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A down on his luck coach travels to Africa where he spots the world's greatest athlete - a white Tarzan-type. The coach brings him back to the U.S. of A. to compete.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: John Amos, Jan-Michael Vincent, Tim Conway, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 1,336

22. Herbie Rides Again (1974)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

49 Metascore

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

Votes: 6,695 | Gross: $38.23M

23. The Bears and I (1974)

G | 89 min | Drama, Family

A man seeking peace and quiet finds himself father to three bears.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Chief Dan George, Andrew Duggan, Michael Ansara

Votes: 226

24. The Castaway Cowboy (1974)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Western

A Texas cowboy is rescued at sea by a 12-year-old boy. While he waits to return home, he decides to help out his rescuer's family.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, Eric Shea

Votes: 376

25. The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

G | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In 1907, four explorers discover a lost colony of Vikings in the Arctic.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: David Hartman, Donald Sinden, Jacques Marin, Mako

Votes: 2,152

26. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Western

59 Metascore

Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, Tim Conway

Votes: 4,419 | Gross: $36.85M

27. The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Dexter Riley and his friends accidently discover a new chemical mixed with a cereal seems to give anyone temporary superhuman strength

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden, Cesar Romero

Votes: 2,381

28. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 8,361 | Gross: $20.00M

29. One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden

Votes: 1,477

30. The Boy Who Talked to Badgers (1975)

Adventure, Family

A young boy gets along better with the animals he befriends around his family's Canadian farm than with the people he lives with.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Christian Juttner, Carl Betz, Salome Jens, Denver Pyle

Votes: 26

31. Ride a Wild Pony (1975)

G | 91 min | Adventure, Family

Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Michael Craig, John Meillon, Robert Bettles, Eva Griffith

Votes: 151

32. Gus (1976)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway

Votes: 1,433

33. The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 2,315

34. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 10,760 | Gross: $25.94M

35. No Deposit, No Return (1976)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Family

After finding out that their mother is going to be working through another school holiday, two children are shipped to spend the holiday with their Grandfather. On their way to their ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 1,230

36. Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

G | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Western

In 1869 Kentucky, a young boy and his friends set out to find a treasure chest hidden by his late father in the Florida Everglades during the Civil War.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Joan Hackett, Peter Ustinov, Vic Morrow

Votes: 389

37. The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)

G | 104 min | Family, Drama

When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Alastair Sim, Peter Barkworth, Maurice Colbourne, Susan Tebbs

Votes: 301

38. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

G | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin

Votes: 6,212

39. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 20,716 | Gross: $40.10M

40. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

Votes: 29,963

41. A Tale of Two Critters (1977)

G | 48 min | Adventure, Family

A bear cub and a raccoon become fast friends when they're swept away down a river, away from their families.

Director: Jack Speirs | Star: Mayf Nutter

Votes: 63

42. The Rescuers (1977)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn

Votes: 53,108 | Gross: $71.22M

43. Candleshoe (1977)

G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old manor house where Lady St. Edmund resides, with three orphans and her butler Priory is the resting place for a hoard of treasure. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes, Leo McKern

Votes: 3,247

44. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,881

45. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

G | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and moving things with the power of their minds. While in Los Angeles for a visit. Tony uses his powers to prevent an ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough | Stars: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann

Votes: 4,011

46. Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)

G | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Family

This saga of the old west involves twin brothers who compete for possession of a rickety cow town founded by their father while a crooked Mayor tries to put an end to the competitors so he can inherit the town himself.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Jim Dale, Darren McGavin, Karen Valentine, Don Knotts

Votes: 1,068

47. The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Western

The adventures of two idiotic outlaw wannabees, Amos and Theodore.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 2,112 | Gross: $20.93M

48. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 21,259