Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders (including Peter Ostrum and Jack Albertson) into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers? Mel Stuart directs this Oscar-nominated fantasy based on Roald Dahl's award-winning book.
One of my all time favorite movies!!! It's so familiar to most adults, we don't realize how amazing it is for children. Read the book too, it's even better. There are too many cultural references to Oz for your kids not to see it. Again, Ebert's review will remind you of why your kids should watch.