Six Classic Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love

Six Classic Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love

Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love

I am a sucker for the classics, in both literature and on the silver screen. I love the feel of older movies and love sharing them with my children. Sometimes the movies I remember loving as a kid fall flat with my kiddos. However, many of my favorites have made their way into my children’s hearts as well. The six movies listed below are some of my all-time favorites. Check out these awesome classic Disney movies. Your family will love them!

That Darn Cat (1965) Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love

That Darn Cat is easily my favorite classic Disney movie. It is full of wit, suspense, and oh so much humor! This is the movie that made me like cats. Even though That Darn Cat is nearly 50 years old my kiddos were rolling with laughter while they watched it. The humor and humanity of this movie is definitely not dated. Every kid ends up falling in love with D.C., the title character. You simply must watch this movie and follow D.C. on his mission to find the bad guys.

The Absent-Minded Professor

Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love

The Absent Minded Professor is a fun and goofy movie that will have your kiddos laughing so much they won’t even care that it is in black and white. This movie is the story of a college professor with an amazing invention that gets him into a little bit of trouble.

The Parent Trap (1961)

Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love


I first watched The Parent Trap at school and I was so amazed that they could make one actress appear to be twins in a movie. My sisters are twins and I always thought it would be fun to have my own double. The Parent Trap is the story of two twins who don’t know they are twins. Once they discover one another they set a plan in motion. Will they succeed?

Mary Poppins

Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will LoveI would be surprised if you have never seen Mary Poppins, or at least heard any of the songs from this very popular movie. Even though there is some animation in Mary Poppins I included it in this list because it really is a live action feature. This is a fun movie because it is the perfect mix of comedy and adventure. It is also full of great songs and some classic Disney magic.

Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will LoveWe found this gem of a movie at our local video store several years ago and we absolutely loved it. I do not think I watched this movie as a child, if I did I do not remember it. That probably made this movie better when I watched it with my kids because every laugh and bit of adventure was just as new to me as it was to them. Charlie the Lonesome Cougar is the story of a cougar abandoned by its mother, adopted by a logger, and raised around people. But what happens when Charlie grows up? Watch it and find out!

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love

Escape to Witch Mountain is a sci-fi adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Some scenes might be too scary for sensitive children but overall it will be a fun and wild ride for your family.

I hope you will have the opportunity to share a few of these movies with your family soon.

What are your favorite classic Disney movies?


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  1. Great list…we’ve seen about half of these. Guess I know what we will be watching the rest of the summer. 🙂

  2. Debra Wagner says

    OMG absolutely love them! I must say I dont remember Charlie the lonesome cougar. Haley Mills was my favorite actress when I was a little girl! Another movie to ad to that list is Bedknobs and Broomsticks!

  3. My favorite is probably an animated one… Monsters Inc and also Wreck It Ralph…lol

  4. Such a great list! I love their live-action movies almost as much as the animated ones.

  5. Love Escape from Witch Mountain – definitely need to re-watch some of these.

  6. What a great list! Now that we have the extra movie services, I really should be finding these offerings for my 10 year old son. Cause left to his own devices, what he picks rarely makes me happy!

  7. Wow, thanks for the fantastic list! I did not know half of them!

  8. Sara Livingston says

    awesome, thanks this is a great list

  9. Mommy Pamela says

    I LOVE Lady and the Tramp. It is my all time favorite. I completely forgot about some of the movies you listed. Thank you because I am about to have a baby of my own in August and need an excuse to buy and watch Disney movies.

  10. Susan Smith says

    I have seen all of these movies except Charlie the lonesome cougar.

  11. I’m looking for box sets of the Disney live action movie classics. Does anyone know where I can get them?

  12. Alicia Morris says

    I love the old classics much better than new movies and so much fun to watch with the Grandkids bring memories of being a kid and seeing them

  13. Thanks for the list. We’ve not watched any of those. Movie week planned thanks to you 🙂

  14. I can’t believe I haven’t seen some of these! And I’m a really big Disney fan! Adding a few to my list to watch!

  15. Mommy Pamela says

    The first three movies listed I remember watching in elementary school. Love these movies. The reason why I love movies like this is because there’s so family-friendly. It’s so hard to find a movie nowadays that’s not full of smut sex and foul language. You can always count on Disney

  16. katrina c. says

    I’ve never seen the Absent minded professor, but if it’s in black n white, I’m afraid my kids will lose interest. 🙁 But I still want to see it!! LOL It’s the only one on the list I haven’t seen. I love classic Disney.

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