Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall
Toot sweet! A truly scrumptious confection of a movie: Single dad invents a car that can fly and float. When the family test drives the new wheels, they take a detour into a tyrannical kingdom, where all the children are locked up.
What Parents Like: It's easy for parents to imagine a land without tykes, but hard to imagine living without the kids for long.
What Kids Like: In this fable, it's not hard to tell who are the villains (the monarchy, the child-catcher), and who are the heroes (parents, children). Kids will be satisfied by the sight of the village children overrunning the castle.