Old 'VHS' Films (1900s)

by animecreativity | created - 5 months ago | updated - 5 months ago | Public

This is for a list of films that I have watched and experienced back when before I graduated High School.

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1. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

59 Metascore

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 11,282 | Gross: $5.01M

2. Charly (1968)

M | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney

Votes: 5,894 | Gross: $15.83M

3. Swing Kids (1993)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music

39 Metascore

A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the U.S. Soon, dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices, as the Nazis begin tightening their grip on... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 14,868 | Gross: $5.63M

4. Doctor Faustus (1967)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A man sells his soul to the devil in order to have the woman he loves.

Directors: Richard Burton, Nevill Coghill | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Andreas Teuber, Ram Chopra

Votes: 885

5. Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 51 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A young boy learns to appreciate the music of his upstairs boarder, Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Director: David Devine | Stars: Neil Munro, Illya Woloshyn, Fiona Reid, Paul Soles

Votes: 427

6. Big Bird in Japan (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Family

While visiting Japan, Big Bird wanders off from a guided tour bus in Tokyo, and is lost until a Japanese woman helps him get to where he needs to go. The woman, however, is hiding a secret.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Maiko Kawakami, Masayuki Katô

Votes: 157

7. CBS Library (1979–1983)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Anthology series that presents animated or live action versions of children's books.

Stars: Keith Coogan, Arte Johnson, Sparky Marcus, Jonathan Ward

Votes: 28

8. First Knight (1995)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross

Votes: 64,458 | Gross: $37.60M

9. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 266,549 | Gross: $12.34M

10. Great Expectations (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Michael York, Sarah Miles, James Mason, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 345

11. Gulliver's Travels (1996)

PG | 186 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

An Englishman returns after nine years abroad and tells strange stories of the tiny people of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnang, the flying island Laputa, and the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses.

Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox, Robert Hardy

Votes: 6,013

12. Kidsongs: Country Sing-Along (1995 Video)

30 min | Short, Family, Music

Starring the Kidsongs Kids and Billy and Ruby Biggle. We're going to the country! First stop, a fabulous ranch for a fun-filled horseback ride, a real cattle drive and line dancing to a hot... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Alexie Agdeppa, Christopher Aguilar, Matthew Bartilson, Brad Bartram

14. Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Peter Palmer, Howard St. John

Votes: 1,200

15. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1988)

Unrated | 171 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.

Stars: Richard Dempsey, Sophie Cook, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox

Votes: 5,334

16. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979 TV Movie)

95 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Rachel Warren, Susan Sokol, Reg Williams, Simon Adams

Votes: 2,041

17. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 60,561 | Gross: $38.75M

18. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

Votes: 48,855 | Gross: $22.01M

19. Medicine Man (1992)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In the beautiful and dangerous Amazon rainforest, dissimilar people must make their choices between business, science, and love.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco, José Wilker, Rodolfo De Alexandre

Votes: 20,100 | Gross: $45.50M

20. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 6,228

21. The Mother Goose Video Treasury (1987 Video)

Family, Fantasy, Musical

In Gooseberry Glen, Mother Goose lives with her friendly gander, Bertram. She and Bertram help the community and interact with each other. Originally produced in 1987, the treasury uses ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Felicia Rhoads, Will Ryan, Serafin Rocha, Bruno Alexander

Votes: 70

22. No More Baths (1998)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Jake lets the children play at his home and tells stories of his role in the civil rights movement. A developer wants to have the elderly Jake evicted from his home to increase real estate value, so the kids decide to go on a bath strike.

Director: Timothy J. Nelson | Stars: Victoria Jackson, Garrett M. Brown, Sydney Walsh, Andreas Michael Lamelas

Votes: 226

23. Of Mice and Men (1992)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Western

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

Director: Gary Sinise | Stars: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko

Votes: 38,301 | Gross: $5.10M

24. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

74 Metascore

After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

Votes: 32,147 | Gross: $16.80M

25. The Outsiders (1983)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 69,867 | Gross: $25.60M

26. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Christian, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 270

27. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 199,657 | Gross: $46.35M

28. Romeo and Juliet (1968)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Romance

When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 27,890 | Gross: $38.90M

29. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: Runaway Ralph (1988)

TV-Y | 42 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Ralph the Mouse runs away from home and befriends a young outcast at summer camp.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Fred Savage, Conchata Ferrell, Sara Gilbert, Kellie Martin

Votes: 181

30. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 187,755 | Gross: $163.21M

31. A Sound of Thunder (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

24 Metascore

When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Armin Rohde

Votes: 18,317 | Gross: $1.89M

32. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

80 Metascore

The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 3,252

33. Stone Fox (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Western, Drama, Family

Little Willy must win a dog sled race in order to save his grandfather's cattle ranch.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Joey Cramer, Belinda Montgomery, Gordon Tootoosis

Votes: 158

34. Three Wishes (1995)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy

Votes: 2,542 | Gross: $7.03M

35. The War (1994)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham, Lexi Randall

Votes: 11,588 | Gross: $16.55M

36. Wee Sing in the Marvelous Musical Mansion (1992 Video)

71 min | Family

It's a musical, magical adventure when Alex, Benji, and Kelly go on a trip to Uncle Rubato's mansion. At least, until things start disappearing. Can the kids solve the mystery?

Director: David Poulshock | Stars: Vana O'Brien, Steve Smith, Ariel Aver, I'Kaika Young

Votes: 99

37. Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains (1991 Video)

TV-Y | 61 min | Family

What would it be like to slide into a world of ice cream mountains and lemonade streams? Come and see in The Big Rock Candy Mountains! Follow Lisa and her friends, the Snoodle Doodles, on a... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Sloan | Stars: Kelsey White, Sandra Dee Heidecke, Susan Bonde, Karen Boettcher-Tate

Votes: 154

38. Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two (1992 Video)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

An embittered WWII veteran returns to his grandfather's home in the Louisiana woods. The old man helps his grandson readjust by giving him two hound dog puppies to care for.

Director: Jim McCullough Jr. | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Doug McKeon, Chad McQueen, Lisa Whelchel

Votes: 201

39. Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family

Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny Chapman

Votes: 2,817

40. Willow (1988)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

47 Metascore

A reluctant young man must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Votes: 95,088 | Gross: $57.27M

41. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 165,857 | Gross: $4.53M

42. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 358,025 | Gross: $2.08M

43. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

59 Metascore

Perseus (Harry Hamlin) must battle Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda (Judi Bowker).

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith

Votes: 38,474 | Gross: $41.09M

44. A Home of Our Own (1993)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama

The story begins in Los Angeles when Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates) takes her six children and drives north to find a home of their own away from the bad influences of the big city.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Clarissa Lassig, Sarah Schaub

Votes: 2,764 | Gross: $1.70M

45. It Runs in the Family (1994)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Family

It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Charles Grodin, Kieran Culkin, Mary Steenburgen, Christian Culkin

Votes: 1,366 | Gross: $0.07M