kid-friendly "Halloween" movies & TV showsby myheartisyourweapon | created - 05 Oct 2011 | updated - 02 Nov 2011 | Public
These aren't all exactly "Halloween" orientated, but they involve things that could be scary, but are still kid safe.
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3. Hocus Pocus (1993)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
Votes: 71,231 | Gross: $39.51M
4. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
Votes: 214,115 | Gross: $73.71M
5. 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: 211,175 | Gross: $53.36M
7. 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 cause confusion.
Votes: 251,479 | Gross: $75.08M
8. Casper (1995)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.
Votes: 98,595 | Gross: $100.33M
10. 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: 64,641 | Gross: $48.92M
14. 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: 157,033 | Gross: $112.49M
15. When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001 TV Movie)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Family
In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another ... See full summary »
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Tower of Terror
Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.
17. 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.
18. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
Votes: 108,596 | Gross: $56.11M
20. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 328,779 | Gross: $22.20M
21. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
22. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
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: 167,312 | Gross: $75.29M
24. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)
TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.
25. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. Three monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school. Often, their attempts don't work out as planned.
27. Bump in the Night (1994–1995)
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The misadventures of a small green monster named Mr. Bumpy, a blue monster named Squishington, and a rag doll named Molly Coddle in a bedroom of a 10 year old boy.
29. 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: 83,481 | Gross: $35.29M
31. Igor (2008)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.
Votes: 20,771 | Gross: $19.53M
32. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.
Votes: 53,596 | Gross: $28.93M
33. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
Votes: 338,974 | Gross: $334.19M
34. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.
38. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Votes: 677,742 | Gross: $289.92M
39. 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: 35,670 | Gross: $75.85M
41. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy ... See full summary »
44. Monsters University (2013)
G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Votes: 268,472 | Gross: $268.49M
45. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
Votes: 127,313 | Gross: $198.35M
46. Small Soldiers (1998)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.
Votes: 82,658 | Gross: $54.68M