With Children's Film Foundation (CFF) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Operation Third Form (1966)

56 min | Family

6.3
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School children save an old junk collector from being accused of a theft and try to prevent his partner from stealing a valuable painting.

Director: David Eady | Stars: Sydney Bromley, Derren Nesbitt, George Roderick, William Sherwood

Votes: 49

2. The Ghost of Monk's Island (1966)

106 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

6.1
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Four young children are shipwrecked on an island but they are not alone.

Directors: Jeremy Summers, Jan Darnley-Smith | Stars: Pierre Bedenes, Lucinda Jackson, Peter Bartlett, Robert Bartlett

Votes: 71

3. The Cat Gang (1959)

50 min | Family, Crime

5.6
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The Cat Gang are a group of English children who like to hang around the local harbour even though the Customs Officers wish they'd go away. Then one day the gang spots somebody behaving ... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Catling | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Pike, Jeremy Bulloch, John Gabriel

Votes: 41

4. Friend or Foe (1982)

70 min | Family

6.7
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Two children in wartime England find a German fighter pilot.

Director: John Krish | Stars: John Bardon, Stacey Tendeter, John Holmes, Mark Luxford

Votes: 59

5. 4D Special Agents (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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A group of kids, who are part of the police-sponsored scheme 4D Special Agents, tackle a gang of Cockney crooks.

Director: Harold Orton | Stars: Lisa East, Dexter Fletcher, Sarah Jerkins, Paul J. Medford

Votes: 39

6. The Sky-Bike (1967)

62 min | Adventure, Family

6.4
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This Children's Film Foundation story is about Tom, a boy with his head in the clouds who wishes he could fly. But a chance encounter with a Mr Lovejoy at an abandoned airfield helps Tom ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Liam Redmond, William Lucas, Ellen McIntosh, Spencer Shires

Votes: 45

7. Wings of Mystery (1963)

55 min | Family

6.7
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Sheffield, England: someone in the steelworks is selling details of a new alloy to a foreign agent. The children lead to his capture with the help of a prize pigeon.

Director: Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Judy Geeson, Hennie Scott, Francesca Bertorelli, Graham Aza

Votes: 43

8. Black Island (1979)

46 min | Thriller

6.4
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Joe and Michael, 13-year-old Brits, become separated from their class outing, stranded on a small island, and captured by armed men.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Martin Murphy, Michael Salmon, Michael Elphick, Allan Surtees

Votes: 40

9. The Kid from Canada (1957)

57 min | Family

5.2
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A Canadian boy visits cousins in Scotland; his attitude first causes antagonism with Scottish youngsters, but disappears when the lad comes to the aid to an injured shepherd.

Director: Kay Mander | Stars: Christopher Braden, Bernard Braden, Bobby Stevenson, Elinor Laing

Votes: 26

10. The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

55 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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John and his class go on a school trip to the Tower of London. While he is there he loses his pet mouse and vows to return and find her later. Back in school, he is not very attentive and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Mark Dightam, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Brian Worth

Votes: 205

11. Hunted in Holland (1961)

61 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

7.1
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Tim (Sean Scully) comes over to Amsterdam to visit his penfriend Piet (Jacques Verbrugge). An Englishman operating as a tourist guide is a diamond-smuggler and the boys along with Piet's sister Annike (Sandra Spurr), foil his plans in a boat chase.

Director: Derek Williams | Stars: Sean Scully, Jacques Verbrugge, Sandra Spurr, Walter Randall

Votes: 30

12. Sammy's Super T-Shirt (1978)

58 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A young boy's lucky t-shirt is transformed through a power surge and gives its wearer super-powers.

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Reggie Winch, Lawrie Mark, David Young, Keith Jayne

Votes: 222

13. Danny the Dragon (1967)

173 min | Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Gavin, Jean and Peter meet Danny the Dragon, an unintentional visitor from outer space. Danny and the children encounter many adventures.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Sally Thomsett, Christopher Cooper, Jack Wild, Peter Butterworth

Votes: 26

14. The Christmas Tree (1966)

59 min | Family

6.6
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Outpatient Gary determines to get a tree for the children who will be in hospital for Christmas. He enlists the aid of brother and sister and they set out to find one.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: William Burleigh, Kate Nicholls, Anthony Honour, Doreen Keogh

Votes: 139

15. Adventure in the Hopfields (1954)

60 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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A little girl accidentally breaks her mother's favourite ornament and goes hop-picking to replace it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Mandy Miller, Hilda Fenemore, Russell Waters, Harold Lang

Votes: 138

16. Danger on Dartmoor (1980)

56 min | Drama

6.0
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A group of children, lost in fog on Dartmoor, encounter a wild dog, an escaped convict, and other dangers.

Director: David Eady | Stars: Marcus Evans, Simon Henderson, Debby Salter, Barry Foster

Votes: 51

17. Seventy Deadly Pills (1964)

55 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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A gang of children, "The Rockets" have their clubhouse (above an old garage) used by a pair of villains on the run. The villains have stolen a doctors car which had some deadly pills left ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Gareth Robinson, Len Jones, John Ross, Robert Ferguson

Votes: 23

18. The Glitterball (1977)

56 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Two teenage boys try to help a tiny spherical alien get back to its mothership, while the army and a devious petty crook pursue the creature for its wonderful powers.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Ben Buckton, Keith Jayne, Ron Pember, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 215

19. Runaway Railway (1966)

55 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

6.7
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A group of young railway enthusiasts attempt to stop the closure of the local railway by trying to raise money to buy it and the steam engine "Matilda." They get help from a pair of men ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Darnley-Smith | Stars: John Moulder-Brown, Kevin Bennett, Leonard Brockwell, Roberta Tovey

Votes: 74

20. The Salvage Gang (1958)

52 min | Family, Adventure

6.4
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Whilst building a rabbit hutch, a group of children break Dad's saw. Needing to replace it, the children do odd jobs all across London.

Director: John Krish | Stars: Ali Allen, Mandy Harper, Frazer Hines, Christopher Warbey

Votes: 57

21. Blinker's Spy-Spotter (1972)

58 min | Family, Thriller

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Director: Jack Stephens | Stars: David Spooner, Sally Anne Marlowe, Brent Oldfield, Edward Kemp

22. What Next? (1974)

55 min | Crime, Drama, Family

6.8
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A boy's uncanny ability to foretell the future leads him into trouble.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Peter Robinson, Perry Benson, Lynne White, James Cossins

Votes: 11

23. Robin Hood Junior (1975)

60 min | Adventure, Family

6.4
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Robin Hood Junior helps Maid Marion to escape from her wicked uncle.

Director: Matt McCarthy | Stars: Tony Aitken, Anthony Bailey, Sean Barrett, Rachel Brennock

Votes: 32

24. The Boy with Two Heads (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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This was shown on a weekly basis at the Saturday Morning Pictures. Basically Chico was the shrunken head of a South American witch Doctor found by the main boy. They became good friends. ... See full summary »

Stars: Spencer Plumridge, Leslie Ash, Hilda Fenemore, Peter Halliday

Votes: 29

25. One Hour to Zero (1976)

55 min | Adventure

6.1
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Steve runs away from home, having argued with his father, and hides in a slate mine where his friend Paul finds him and brings him back. However, on returning to their village the two boys ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Jayne Collins, Andrew Ashby, Toby Bridge, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 34

26. Cry Wolf (1968)

58 min | Drama

6.8
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An Imaginative young boy called Tony who's dad is the town mayor, seems to get mistaken with a lot of things he sees.

Director: John Davis | Stars: Anthony Kemp, Mary Burleigh, Martin Beaumont, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 21

27. Go Kart Go (1964)

55 min | Family

6.9
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A group of youngsters have fun using their ingenuity to build their own go-kart - with the hope of eclipsing a rival children's gang, and beating them at the local race track.

Director: Jan Darnley-Smith | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Jimmy Capehorn, Frazer Hines, Pauline Challoner

Votes: 71

28. The Copter Kids (1976)

57 min | Adventure, Family

8.4
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Helicopter pilots help children to track down cattle rustlers.

Director: Ronald Spencer | Stars: Vic Armstrong, Michael Balfour, Marc Boyle, Edward Burnham

Votes: 19

29. Cup Fever (1965)

63 min | Family, Sport

6.8
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The children of Barton United are trying to win the cup in their local football league. Nasty councillor Mr Bates doesn't like them and wants the team his son plays for to win instead so he... See full summary »

Director: David Bracknell | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Votes: 123

30. Bush Christmas (1947)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Fernside, Stan Tolhurst, Pat Penny

Votes: 405

31. Skinny and Fatty (1958)

51 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Two young Japanese schoolboys, one skinny and poor, one fat and well-to-do, become unlikely friends.

Director: Jûkichi Uno | Stars: Yoshiro Kataoka, Tomoko Naraoka, Shunkoku Sha, Masami Shimojô

Votes: 123

32. Juno Helps Out (1953)

19 min | Short, Family

6.6
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When two school children step in to try and help their sick mother with the housework, family dog Juno is enlisted too.

Director: William C. Hammond | Stars: Juno, Barbara Woodhouse, Judith Woodhouse, Michael Woodhouse

Votes: 21

33. Five on a Treasure Island (1957)

122 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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An Enid Blyton adventure about four young cousins on an island off the Dorset coast in England where a shipwreck attracts the attention of greedy men who might put our heroes in danger.

Director: Gerald Landau | Stars: Rel Grainer, Richard Palmer, Gillian Harrison, John Bailey

Votes: 73

34. Skid Kids (1953)

65 min | Drama, Family

5.7
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Swanky Clarke (Barry MacGregor) and his gang of chums take on a gang of bike thieves with the help of the local police.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Barry MacGregor, Anthony Lang, Angela Monk, Pauline Black

Votes: 48

35. Peril for the Guy (1956)

55 min | Family

7.1
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A group of children attempt to bring to book a gang of oil men intent on stealing valuable invention.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Frazer Hines, Mandy Harper, Christopher Warbey, Ali Allen

Votes: 41

36. Sky Pirates (1977)

60 min | Adventure, Crime

7.0
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Adventure film involving two boys who wage a battle against diamond smugglers with radio controlled model Spitfire aeroplanes loaded with darts.

When their model plane crashes Mike and Harry... See full synopsis »

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Adam Richens, Michael McVey, Sylvia O'Donnell, Bill Maynard

Votes: 38

37. Mystery in the Mine (1959)

127 min | Family, Mystery

6.5
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Jane and Tom set out on an adventure in which they must keep the corrupt Grimblatt from locating the K-13 fuel for his evil space mirror.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Ingrid Cardon, Stewart Guidotti, Howard Greene, Peter Copley

Votes: 19

38. The Big Catch (1967)

55 min | Family

6.8
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Some children try to capture a wild horse with the aim of selling it to mend an old boat. Then another child turns up and claims to be able to capture the wild horse all by himself.

Director: Laurence Henson | Stars: Andrew Byatt, James Copeland, Murray Forbes, David Gallacher

Votes: 23

39. Mountain of Fear (1963)

78 min | Adventure, Family

7.9
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Two boys, Kekec and Rozle, come to serve a farmer, with a blind daughter Mojca, as shepherds. As the night falls, the two boys start talking about a woman who lives in the mountains and is ... See full summary »

Director: Joze Gale | Stars: Rusa Bojc, Blanka Florjanc, Velimir Gjurin, Marija Gorsic

Votes: 498

40. A Ghost of a Chance (1968)

50 min | Family, Drama

6.9
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Three children try to fight against the destruction of a local historic landmark. They are helped by a group of friendly ghosts.

Director: Jan Darnley-Smith | Stars: Stephen Brown, Mark Ward, Cheryl Vidgen, Jimmy Edwards

Votes: 37

41. Five Clues to Fortune (1957)

129 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A treasure has been hidden at Woburn Abbey at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. When the sale of the present-day estate is threatened three children find this treasure by ... See full synopsis »

Director: Joe Mendoza | Stars: John Rogers, Roberta Paterson, Peter Godsell, David Hemmings

Votes: 19

42. The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961)

59 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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A group of children befriend a monster.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Rachel Clay, Michael Wade, Terry Raven, Ronald Howard

Votes: 84

43. Anoop and the Elephant (1972)

55 min | Comedy, Family

5.8
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Two English kids meet their friend Anoop Singh and his baby elephant Ranee. The nasty circus owner wants the elephant for his circus and the children decide that they must prevent this.

Director: David Eady | Stars: Anoop Singh, Linda Robson, Phil Daniels, Rachel Brennock

Votes: 38

44. The Man from Nowhere (1975)

59 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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In 1860, a young orphaned girl is sent to live with her uncle, but she is troubled by a shadowy figure that appears and disappears.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Sarah Hollis Andrews, Ronald Adam, Anthony McCaffery, Shane Franklin

Votes: 74

45. Junket 89 (1970)

56 min | Sci-Fi, Family

6.1
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Director: Peter Plummer | Stars: Stephen Brassett, John Blundell, Linda Robson, Mario Renzullo

Votes: 32

46. One Wish Too Many (1956)

56 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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A young boy finds a magic marble that grants him any wish he wants. One day he wishes for a giant steam-roller, and it starts to trash London.

Director: John Durst | Stars: Anthony Richmond, Rosalind Gourgey, John Pike, Terry Cooke

Votes: 33

47. The Sea Children (1973)

40 min | Short, Adventure, Family

6.5
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Skindivers on holiday in Malta discover strange world beneath the sea.

Director: David Andrews | Stars: Simon Fisher-Turner, Perry Balfour, Lesley Dunlop, Stephen Garlick

Votes: 22

48. Calamity the Cow (1967)

59 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Farmer Grant's children get him to buy a cow from another farmer. The children work hard to make the cow fit and healthy enough for the show ring. But at the last minute the other farmer, ... See full summary »

Director: David Eastman | Stars: John Moulder-Brown, Elizabeth Dear, Stephen Brown, Phil Collins

Votes: 19

49. Eagle Rock (1964)

62 min | Family

6.9
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A young lad attempts to climb Eagle Rock by himself and learns the hard way that sometimes teamwork is the best way to do things.

Director: Henry Geddes | Stars: Pip Rolls, Tony Paul, Colin Neal, Nicholas Young

Votes: 33

50. Johnny on the Run (1953)

68 min | Adventure

7.2
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A superb early work by illustrious British director Lewis Gilbert (Alfie, You Only Live Twice) which follows orphaned Polish refugee Janek, who runs into trouble in the shape of two ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Eugeniusz Chylek, Sydney Tafler, Michael Balfour, Edna Wynn

Votes: 51


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