The Best Halloween Moviesby katymartino | created - 02 Jul 2015 | updated - 05 Oct 2016 | Public
Festive Halloween themes, without too much scare. Perfect for children!
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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
Votes: 277,980 | Gross: $75.08M
2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
Votes: 88,751 | Gross: $39.51M
3. When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001 TV Movie)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Family
When 12 year old Danny Walker moves to his father's hometown in Minnesota, he finds that the town doesn't celebrate Halloween and things aren't quite what they appear to be.
5. Addams Family Values (1993)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved Uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.
Votes: 74,040 | Gross: $48.92M
8. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Cromwell clan split their time between the real world and "Halloweentown", but the son of an old rival threatens to make the latter "real" and the real world a place of monsters.
9. Halloweentown High (2004 TV Movie)
TV-G | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A girl in a magical world bets her family's magic that nothing bad will happen when kids from Halloweentown attend high school in the mortal realm.
10. Return to Halloweentown (2006 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Marnie and Dylan are going to follow their dreams to go to college, at Halloweentown University, which is also known as Witch University.
12. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.
Votes: 242,950 | Gross: $73.71M
13. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999 Video)
G | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Alvin, Simon and Theodore revel in their new gig at a movie theme park by wandering the grounds after hours. Among the attractions is the spooky Frankenstein's Castle.
14. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000 Video)
G | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
In this animated adventure, Alvin has werewolves on his mind. After being haunted by a creepy nightmare, he is convinced that his next-door neighbor has a monstrous secret.
15. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.
Votes: 39,717 | Gross: $75.85M
17. Corpse Bride (2005)
PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Votes: 230,133 | Gross: $53.36M
18. The Little Vampire (2000)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A lonely American boy living in Scotland makes a new best friend, a fellow nine year-old who happens to be a vampire.
Votes: 9,111 | Gross: $13.56M
19. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Ernest accidentally unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.
Votes: 10,213 | Gross: $14.14M
20. Casper (1995)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.
Votes: 112,258 | Gross: $100.33M
21. Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997 Video)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Casper accidentally finds himself in the world of the living after failing to show up for ghost training and befriended a young boy who teaches him the ways of a ghost, while a ruler from the other world attempts to bring him back.
23. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 183,883 | Gross: $75.29M
24. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby (Toby Froud) when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie).
Votes: 117,306 | Gross: $12.73M
25. Mickey's House of Villains (2001 Video)
TV-G | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When villains come to Mickey's House of Mouse, he and his friends attempt to keep the show running.
27. Ghostbusters II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Votes: 173,902 | Gross: $112.49M
28. Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Votes: 136,590 | Gross: $86.30M
30. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 89,751 | Gross: $56.00M
32. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.
Votes: 211,316 | Gross: $148.31M
33. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
PG | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
Votes: 98,049 | Gross: $169.70M
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Tower of Terror
Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.
35. Phantom of the Megaplex (2000 TV Movie)
TV-G | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Family
A young man working at a cinema on a special premiere night, finds that the films being shown are full of strange and eerie occurrences.
36. Frankenweenie (2012)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Votes: 92,416 | Gross: $35.29M
37. Twitches (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.
38. Twitches Too (2007 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 83 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
After using their powers to battle the forces of darkness, the sisters settle down to lead normal lives. However, the discovery that their biological father may not be dead, but residing in New York, causes confusion for the pair.
39. Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993 TV Movie)
TV-Y7 | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
On Halloween night, two precocious little girls try to save their parents from their nasty old capitalist aunt's greedy clutches. Magic abounds and they meet mysterious new friends along the way.
40. The Black Cauldron (1985)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.
Votes: 28,710 | Gross: $21.29M
41. Monster Mash (2000 Video)
Not Rated | 64 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
As the story unfolds, we meet the three main monsters: Frank, the monster from Frankenstein; Drac, the vampire, and Wolf, the werewolf. They were once the scariest of monsters, but now they... See full summary »
42. Witches in Stitches (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 30 min | Animation
Hop aboard a broomstick for this tale of two dim-witted witches who accidentally turn their sister into a jack-o-lantern on Halloween...and that's just the beginning of the story. Join the ... See full summary »
44. Archie's Weird Mysteries (1999–2000)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Based on the comic book series of the same name, Archie Andrews and the gang tackle "weird mysteries" and write about them in the school newspaper
45. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)
TV-G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.
46. Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family