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Wholesome Halloween Movies For The Whole Family

Updated October 21, 2020 2.1k votes 136 voters 1.7k views26 items

Halloween can be a scary time for the little ones but the best family Halloween movies are great for both parents and kids. Family friendly Halloween movies can be hard to come by if you know where to look, so rest assured that you're in the right place. Some of these family Halloween movies take place on the holiday night itself while others are not Halloween specific but they are great treats for all year round. Kids Halloween movies from the '80s and '90s tend to be rated PG-13 but if you have tweens, they might be the best choice. You'll find both classic and new family Halloween movies below for your next scary family night, now all you have to do is pop some popcorn!

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  • Rating: PG

    Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who are inadvertently resurrected by a cynical teenager, his younger sister, and his crush in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics during its theatrical release, the film has since received a cult following and has proved to be a popular Halloween-themed film.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch, Penny Marshall, Kathy Najimy
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Kenny Ortega
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  • Rating: PG

    Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. It was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory and Sym-Bionic Titan, and produced by Michelle Murdocca. The film features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade and CeeLo Green. The film tells a story of Count Dracula, the owner of a hotel called Hotel Transylvania where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis. When the... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg, Steve Buscemi, David Spade
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
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    Rating: TV-G

    Halloweentown is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie released in October 1998.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Debbie Reynolds, Rino Romano, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
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  • Rating: G

    Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton both were the executive producers. The film was co-directed by Lee Unkrich and David Silverman and stars the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn and Jennifer Tilly. The film centers on two monsters employed at the titular Monsters, Inc. — top scarer James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and his one-eyed partner and best friend Mike Wazowski. Monsters, Inc. employees generate their city's power by targeting and scaring children, but they are themselves afraid that the children... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, James Coburn
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: David Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich
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