Now is the perfect time to catch up on the best books, films, television shows and podcasts you might have missed. These feel-good family movies, made in the 1960s, reflect a different world.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The 1968 classic stars a magical car, two kids, Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes as Truly Scrumptious.

The cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, with the car in a starring role.

The cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, with the car in a starring role.

Mary Poppins
Disney’s tale of the best nanny in the world, brought to life in 1964 in a role made for Julie Andrews.

Paint Your Wagon
Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood and Jean Seberg star in this 1969 epic set during California’s gold rush.

The Sound of Music
This timeless 1965 tale of the von Trapp family stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

Oliver!
Charles Dickens’ classic, as imagined in 1968, is a thing of joy. Oliver Reed plays Bill Sikes.



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