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.
The Boy Who Turned Yellow
Children's197254 minsDirector: Michael Powell
A London schoolboy’s surprise transformation marks the final collaboration of great British director Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Emil and the Detectives
Crime193562 minsDirector: Milton Rosmer
The British adaptation of Eric Kastner’s much-loved children’s book is an evocative adventure on the streets of pre-war London.
Children's197756 minsDirector: Harley Cokliss
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?
Haunters of the Deep
Children's198461 minsDirector: Andrew Bogle
A ghostly boy returns from the grave to warn against reopening 'The Devil's Mine' in this spooky drama.
Hide and Seek
Children's197261 minsDirector: David Eady
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.
A Hitch in Time
Children's197857 minsDirector: Jan Darnley-Smith
Two curious kids are sent back in time by an eccentric professor, played by former Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.
Johnny on the Run
Children's195368 minsDirector: Lewis Gilbert
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).
Children's197260 minsDirector: Ian Shand
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.
Science Fiction195785 minsDirector: Ishiro Honda
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.
Out of the Darkness
Children's198568 minsDirector: John Krish
A ghostly drama of the Derbyshire plague village of Eyam, as unquiet spirits of the long dead make contact with the living.
The Railway Children
Period drama1970109 minsDirector: Lionel Jeffries
The beloved children’s classic about a London family who move near a Yorkshire railway station; one of the classiest examples of British period nostalgia.
The Man from Nowhere
Children's197659 minsDirector: James Hill
Victorian orphan Alice Harvey - arriving to live at her great uncle's spooky house - is frightened by a mysterious, dark-clad intruder.
The Monster of Highgate Ponds
Children's196159 minsDirector: Alberto Cavalcanti
A boy receives a mysterious egg, but when it hatches a baby monster mayhem ensues.
Operation Third Form
Children's196658 minsDirector: David Eady
John Moulder Brown (Deep End) fronts a crack children’s spy unit in this ripping boy's own adventure.
The Salvage Gang
Children's195852 minsDirector: John Krish
John Krish directs this beautifully photographed Children’s Film Foundation caper about four children scavenging bomb-damaged London for scrap metal.
Sammy's Super T-shirt
Children's197858 minsDirector: Jeremy Summers
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.
Children's195764 minsDirector: D'Arcy Conyers
Children’s Film Foundation adventure that sees a young Michael Crawford scrapping with a rival South London gang in Battersea.
Terry on the Fence
Children's198570 minsDirector: Frank Godwin
11-year-old Terry runs away from home and is drawn into a gang of bullies, in a gritty Children's Film Foundation drama.