films The Best Halloween Movies for Kids  

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List Rules Halloween films that are appropriate for children. No straight horror.

A list of the Best Halloween Movies for Kids. Are you looking for a great kid-friendly Halloween movie to watch this year? Browse through this list to find the best Halloween movies for kids. Listed in order of the most popular Halloween movies for kids to the least popular, you can see which movie earned top spot and make that your pick for Halloween this year. If you see a great movie listed at the bottom of the list, go ahead and vote for it to get it raised higher on the list.

If you know of a great kid-friendly Halloween movie that isn’t on the list, go ahead and add it to the list so that other parents can pick out a great scary movie that is kid-appropriate this year. Although many well-known horror movies provide a frightful night of terror, many are also not appropriate for children. They are usually rated R and have either too much blood/gore or too much adult content.

Instead of sending the kids to bed with nightmares, choose a movie from this list that has been voted for by parents just like you. Movies like Halloweentown are just scary enough to keep the kids enthralled, but not so scary that they’ll stay awake all night looking for ghosts in the walls! With multiple scary Halloween movies for kids to choose from on this list, you will be able to find several great Halloween movies to watch with the family this year as a special treat.

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Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Hocus Pocus Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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Casper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Casper Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charli... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea, Bill Melendez

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Addams Family Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston

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Monster House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Monster House Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Hotel Transylvania Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Labyrinth Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz

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Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Corpse Bride Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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Halloweentown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

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The Haunted Mansion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Haunted Mansion Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

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Coraline is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

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Casper Meets Wendy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Casper Meets Wendy Hilary Duff, Pauly Shore, Teri Garr

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Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Gh... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost Tim Curry, Frank Welker, Jane Wiedlin

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Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Re... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge Debbie Reynolds, Jessica Lucas, Peter Wingfield

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Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Mov... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie

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ParaNorman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
ParaNorman Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Witches Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston, Brenda Blethyn

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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleash... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green

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Halloweentown High is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Halloweentown High Debbie Reynolds, Frank Welker, Finn Wittrock

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Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings

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The Black Cauldron is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Black Cauldron John Hurt, John Huston, Nigel Hawthorne

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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Mark Hamill, Frank Welker, Adrienne Barbeau

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Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Broth... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Casey Kasem, Rob Paulsen, Arte Johnson

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Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul Schoo... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Ruta Lee

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer

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Tower of Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Tower of Terror Kirsten Dunst, Steve Guttenberg, Melora Hardin

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Halloween Is Grinch Night is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Halloween Is Grinch Night Henry Gibson, Hal Smith, Hans Conried

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The Worst Witch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Worst Witch Tim Curry, Diana Rigg, Fairuza Balk

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Ernest Scared Stupid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Ernest Scared Stupid Eartha Kitt, Jim Varney, Ernie Fosselius

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The Watcher in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Watcher in the Woods Bette Davis, Kyle Richards, David McCallum

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The Monster Squad is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries