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Family viewing isn’t all Aardman and Pixar (great as they are). Our collection proves a reminder of the joys of children’s film from previous eras, waiting to be discovered by new generations.

Available to watch anytime for subscribers, these classic adventures perfect for family viewing – or a nostalgic treat for those who remember them from first time around.

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View The Boy Who Turned Yellow
The Boy Who Turned Yellow

The Boy Who Turned Yellow 1972 U

A London schoolboy’s surprise transformation marks the final collaboration of great British director Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

52 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell

View Emil and the Detectives
Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives 1935 U

The British adaptation of Eric Kastner’s much-loved children’s book is an evocative adventure on the streets of pre-war London.

70 mins United Kingdom Director. Milton Rosmer

View The Glitterball
The Glitterball

The Glitterball 1977 U

Somewhere in 1970s England, a UFO crashes in a potting shed. Inside is a strange round visitor from space: the Glitterball. How will it get home?

55 mins United Kingdom Director. Harley Cokliss

View Haunters of the Deep
Haunters of the Deep

Haunters of the Deep 1984 PG

A ghostly boy returns from the grave to warn against reopening 'The Devil's Mine' in this spooky drama.

61 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Bogle

View Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek 1972 U

Gary Kemp (The Krays) becomes entangled with a borstal escapee known as the Deptford Dodger in this cracking drama from the Children’s Film Foundation.

62 mins United Kingdom Director. David Eady

View A Hitch in Time
A Hitch in Time

A Hitch in Time 1978 U

Two curious kids are sent back in time by an eccentric professor, played by former Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.

55 mins United Kingdom Director. Jan Darnley-Smith

View Johnny on the Run
Johnny on the Run

Johnny on the Run 1953 U

A Polish refugee runs into trouble with two scheming thieves in this superb early work from illustrious British director Lewis Gilbert (Alfie, You Only Live Twice).

68 mins United Kingdom Director. Lewis Gilbert

View Kadoyng
Kadoyng

Kadoyng 1972

It looks like the quaint village of Byway will be bulldozed to make way for a motorway – until alien outcast Kadoyng arrives from Outer Space to help.

60 mins United Kingdom Director. Ian Shand

View The Mysterians
The Mysterians

The Mysterians 1957 PG

The team behind Godzilla (1954) reunites for Toho’s first colour widescreen sci-fi, an arresting spectacle about the arrival of an alien race and their giant, destructive robot.

85 mins Japan Director. Ishiro Honda

View Out of the Darkness
Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness 1985 U

A ghostly drama of the Derbyshire plague village of Eyam, as unquiet spirits of the long dead make contact with the living.

68 mins United Kingdom

View The Sky-Bike
The Sky-Bike

The Sky-Bike 1967 U

Schoolboy Tom Smith flies a man-powered flying machine to win a handsome prize.

United Kingdom Director. Charles Frend

View The Man from Nowhere
The Man from Nowhere

The Man from Nowhere 1976 U

Victorian orphan Alice Harvey - arriving to live at her great uncle's spooky house - is frightened by a mysterious, dark-clad intruder.

59 mins United Kingdom Director. James Hill

View The Monster of Highgate Ponds
The Monster of Highgate Ponds

The Monster of Highgate Ponds 1961 U

A boy receives a mysterious egg, but when it hatches a baby monster mayhem ensues.

57 mins United Kingdom Director. Alberto Cavalcanti

View Night Ferry
Night Ferry

Night Ferry 1976 U

A schoolboy aims to avert a dastardly plan to smuggle antiques out of the country in this rousing kids’ crime yarn.

58 mins United Kingdom Director. David Eady

View Operation Third Form
Operation Third Form

Operation Third Form 1966 U

John Moulder-Brown (Deep End) fronts a crack children’s spy unit in this ripping boy's own adventure.

56 mins United Kingdom Director. David Eady

View The Salvage Gang
The Salvage Gang

The Salvage Gang 1958 U

John Krish directs this beautifully photographed Children’s Film Foundation caper about four children scavenging bomb-damaged London for scrap metal.

50 mins United Kingdom Director. John Krish

View Sammy's Super T-shirt
Sammy's Super T-shirt

Sammy's Super T-shirt 1978 U

Puny young Sammy gets a super-strength makeover when his lucky t-shirt is imbued with special powers, in this classic from Children’s Film Foundation.

58 mins United Kingdom Director. Jeremy Summers

View Soapbox Derby
Soapbox Derby

Soapbox Derby 1957 PG

Children’s Film Foundation adventure that sees a young Michael Crawford scrapping with a rival South London gang in Battersea.

64 mins United Kingdom Director. D'Arcy Conyers

View Terry on the Fence
Terry on the Fence

Terry on the Fence 1985 PG

11-year-old Terry runs away from home and is drawn into a gang of bullies, in a gritty Children's Film Foundation drama.

70 mins United Kingdom Director. Frank Godwin

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