The Best Halloween Movies for Kids Films

The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

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List Criteria: 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

    #4 on the original list
    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

    #5 on the original list
    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

    #11 on the original list
    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

    #7 on the original list
    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

    #2 on the original list
    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

    #1 on the original list
    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

    #6 on the original list
    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

    #10 on the original list
    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

    #3 on the original list
    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

    #14 on the original list
    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

    #23 on the original list
    Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    #9 on the original list
    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

    #13 on the original list
    Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

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    Hilary Duff, Pauly Shore, Teri Garr

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    Tim Curry, Frank Welker, Jane Wiedlin

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    #24 on the original list
    Debbie Reynolds, Jessica Lucas, Peter Wingfield

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    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

    #27 on the original list
    ParaNorman Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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    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

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    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

    #22 on the original list & added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood
    Halloweentown High Debbie Reynolds, Frank Welker, Finn Wittrock

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    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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    Casey Kasem, Rob Paulsen, Arte Johnson

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    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

    #25 on the original list
    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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    Kirsten Dunst, Steve Guttenberg, Melora Hardin

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    Henry Gibson, Hal Smith, Hans Conried

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    Tim Curry, Diana Rigg, Fairuza Balk

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    #32 on the original list
    Eartha Kitt, Jim Varney, Ernie Fosselius

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    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

    #26 on the original list
    The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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