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1. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary

Votes: 24,639 | Gross: $31.62M

2. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 65,210

3. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Votes: 30,769 | Gross: $17.77M

4. The Night Before Halloween (2016 TV Movie)

90 min | Horror

4.5
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On the night before Halloween, seventeen year-old Megan and her group of friends are conned into taking part in a prank that accidentally lands their friend Beth in a coma. What Megan and ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Wilson | Stars: Bailee Madison, Justin Kelly, Jahmil French, Kiana Madeira

Votes: 151

5. Hell Night (1981)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy

Votes: 4,208

6. Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (2003 Video)

G | 62 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Wow ... fifth grade! But what good is practically brining a grown-up when the teacher's a big sourpuss?

Director: Howy Parkins | Stars: Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, Myles Jeffrey, Ashley Johnson

Votes: 1,270

7. The Mine (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

3.8
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Five school friends seek adventure on Halloween night in an abandoned, haunted mine, only to find to their horror that the ghostly rumors may be true as they fight for survival.

Director: Jeff Chamberlain | Stars: Reiley McClendon, Adam Hendershott, Valerie C. Walker, Jordan Chamberlain

Votes: 990

8. Mischief Night (2014)

88 min | Horror

5.0
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The night before Halloween, a teenage babysitter is stalked by a masked killer; but in an unusual turn of events, victim and victimizer begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.

Director: Travis Baker | Stars: Brooke Anne Smith, Marc Valera, Nikki Limo, Matt Angel

Votes: 553

9. Monster High: Ghouls Rule! (2012 TV Movie)

71 min | Animation, Family

5.7
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When the freaky-fab guys and ghouls of Monster High get wrongly accused of Halloween high jinx by a group of normies, things get spooky. But can they prove their innocence in time for a spooktacular celebration?

Directors: Mike Fetterly, Steve Sacks | Stars: Erin Fitzgerald, Steve Staley, Ogie Banks, Salli Saffioti

Votes: 515

10. The Pumpkin Karver (2006)

R | 90 min | Horror

3.2
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It's Halloween in West Minister, and teenager Lynn Starks is attacked by a man wearing a pumpkin face mask in the basement of her house. Her younger brother Jonathan is carving a pumpkin in... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mann | Stars: Michael Zara, Amy Weber, Brian Kary, Bryan Jamerson

Votes: 1,240

11. Halloween Night (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

4.1
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The film follows Chris Vale (Scot Nery), a young man who was wrongly convicted of murdering his family in 1982, and admitted into an insane asylum based largely on the fact that Chris had ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Derek Osedach, Rebekah Kochan, Scot Nery, Sean Durrie

Votes: 805

12. Trick or Treats (1982)

R | 91 min | Horror

3.9
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A baby sitter is stuck watching over a young brat on Halloween night who keeps playing vicious pranks on her. To add to her trouble the boy's deranged father has escaped from an asylum and is planning on making a visit.

Director: Gary Graver | Stars: Jacqueline Giroux, Peter Jason, Chris Graver, David Carradine

Votes: 351

13. Kenny & Company (1976)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Several days in the life of Kenny, a typical 12-year-old, and his friends. Kenny goes through all the activities that most of us went through as kids as he and his friends prepare for ... See full summary »

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Dan McCann, A. Michael Baldwin, Jeff Roth, Ralph Richmond

Votes: 376

14. Casper the Friendly Ghost: He Ain't Scary, He's Our Brother (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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Casper embarks on a journey to save Halloween.

Directors: Carl Urbano, Chris Cuddington | Stars: Greg Alter, Lucille Bliss, Diana McCannon, Julie McWhirter

Votes: 65

15. The Fat Albert Halloween Special (1977 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Bill Cosby, Jan Crawford, Gerald Edwards, Eric Suter

Votes: 95

16. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Trick or Treason (1994 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation

7.3
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Director: Walt Kubiak | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Vanessa Bagdasarian, Michael Bagdasarian

Votes: 38

17. The Witch's Cat (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

5.6
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A witch and her really-stupid cat try to disrupt a Hallowe'en celebration by the mice. They swoop down on the mice as they are parading around a bonfire. But the cat burns its tail, is ... See full summary »

Director: Mannie Davis

Votes: 21

18. All Hallowe'en Eve (2005)

6 min | Short, Horror

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It's Laurie birthday which is Halloween and she is being stalked by "The Angel of Death" or is she?

Director: Christopher De Stefano | Stars: Merly Cuza, Massimo Messina, Casey O'Connor

19. Penguin Halloween Panic (2015 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation

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Director: Tobias Fouracre | Stars: Dave B. Mitchell, Cristina Pucelli

20. Goodbye Walt (2012)

30 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.8
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She thought her Halloween prank would go unnoticed until it backfired.

Director: Heather Robinson | Stars: Frances Denne, Rocco Guirlanda, Sherri Nelson-Jones, Najib Aljumail

Votes: 6

21. Spurs TV Halloween Prank 2.0 (2015 TV Movie)

6 min | Comedy

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It's Halloween again and Kyle Walker couldn't stay put. This time, he took the role of the puppeteer, pulling the strings, pushing the buttons and co-ordinating from behind the scenes. ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Walker | Stars: Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Ryan Mason

22. Happy Halloween (2007)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

8.8
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Chad and Rob take their Halloween celebration a little bit too far.

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin | Stars: Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Rob Polonsky

Votes: 6

23. Dulces de Halloween (2011)

8 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

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Director: Ingrid López | Stars: Àlex de la Cruz, Anna De La Cruz, Xavi de la Cruz, Txema Lorente

24. Scared Stiff: Tiny's Halloween 2 (2010)

13 min | Short, Horror

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It's Halloween night once again, and Tiny is out going door to door. This year, is he out for more treats, or will he be forced to hand out more tricks of his own?

Director: Douglas A. Plomitallo | Stars: Chris Cafero, J.J. Durand, Hilma Falkowski, Jon Geter

25. Saturday Night Live: Halloween Special (1991 TV Special)

Comedy, Horror

7.6
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Compilation of Halloween themed sketches from various seasons of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Wayne's World's Wayne and Garth.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey

Votes: 9

26. First Halloween (2012)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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Raised in a strict conservative household as a child, a grown man is reluctantly taken out by his friend to experience Halloween trick or treating for the first time.

Director: Andrew Patrick Ralston | Stars: Brian Konowal, Brenna Lampson, Jay Lewis, Alex Skuby

27. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
Episode: A Lion Amongst Men (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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In tiny Cedar Bay a tightly wound,much decorated Korean War veteran has plans to establish a para-military organization called the U.S. Vigilance Committee. Local teenagers show the man no ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: James Whitmore, Tommy Sands, Arch Johnson, Ron Hayes

Votes: 22

28. I'm with Her (2003–2004)
Episode: All About Evil (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

9.0
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Halloween is not going to be any fun for Alex due to the showing of one of her early movie appearances in the slasher film "All About Evil."

Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Robert Englund, Craig Zimmerman, Mike Grief, Danny Comden

Votes: 21

29. 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (1999–2002)
Episode: All Howls Eve (1999)

Family

6.0
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After Eddie breaks an expensive bowl, Doug grounds Justin because he didn't tie up the dog before he went to school. This puts a damper on Eddie and Justin's Halloween plans. But Eddie ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Brandon Gilberstadt, Morgan Kibby, Catherine MacNeal, William Francis McGuire

Votes: 9

30. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: All the Way (2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Dawn lies to Buffy and goes out with a boy on Halloween, but when the boy turns out to be a vampire ignoring the Halloween-no-killing rule, Buffy and the guys must save her...again.

Director: David Solomon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 1,022

31. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)
Episode: Arnold's Halloween (1997)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Arnold and Gerald team up to carry out the ultimate Halloween prank, by deliberately faking a news radio broadcast of an alien invasion, causing widespread panic throughout town not seen since Orson Welles inadvertently did so in 1938!

Director: Jamie Mitchell | Stars: Phillip Van Dyke, Jamil Walker Smith, Francesca Marie Smith, Dan Castellaneta

Votes: 59

32. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: BOO! (1989)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.6
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The first of the annual Halloween episodes finds Roseanne doing her best to scare Dan who is waiting to hear about an important business deal going through.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 161

33. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Back from the Dead Again (1997)

47 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

8.2
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As Jarod continues to deal with the death of his brother, Miss Parker and Sydney suddenly find themselves dealing with two new operatives at the Centre: Mr. Lyle and Brigitte.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 58

34. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Bar Wars V: The Final Judgement (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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It's Halloween, and the Cranes are arguing about how much of the Halloween tradition, if any, to which they should expose Frederick. Another argument going on, one more traditional, is that... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 133

35. Reba (2001–2007)
Episode: Best Li'l Haunted House in Texas (2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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Reba is enjoying the preparations and pranks for Halloween, but sad when no one else plans to be home. Cheyenne goes to her support group party; Van is jealous she spends a lot of time with her hunky sponsor.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Reba McEntire, Christopher Rich, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey

Votes: 36

36. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: Bewitched (1998)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Wilson disappears after hosting a Halloween party with his new romantic interest, a woman who claims to be a witch.

Director: Geoffrey Nelson | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Debbe Dunning

Votes: 85

37. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001–2007)
Episode: Billy & Mandy's Jacked-Up Halloween (2003)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.9
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Jack, a headless prankster from Grim's past, uses Billy to steal Grim's scythe so he can destroy Grim and take over the world with demons from the Netherworld.

Directors: Robert Alvarez, Juli Murphy | Stars: Grey DeLisle, Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Wayne Knight

Votes: 52

38. Outsourced (2010–2011)
Episode: Bolloween (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Todd holds a Halloween party at the boarding house where he is now forced to live by the company because of cutbacks, which is part of his plan to get close to Asha.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Ben Rappaport, Anisha Nagarajan, Diedrich Bader, Parvesh Cheena

Votes: 107

39. 6Teen (2004–2010)
Episode: Boo, Dude! (2005)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Halloween is usually a spooky time at the mall... but it's about to get downright frightening when Jonesy hosts a Midnight Madness movie marathon in the atrium of the mall.

40. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: Borland Ambition (1994)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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When Al buys 20% of Harry's hardware store, he irritates everyone by becoming obsessed with the business, trying to change store policies, promoting the store on Tool Time and spending less time with Ilene.

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Votes: 90

41. Arthur (1996– )
Episode: Buster's Breathless/The Fright Stuff (1999)

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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When D.W. has a brush with poison ivy, Buster tells a story about how he once got asthma. When Buster learns he has asthma, his friends start treating him differently, thinking that Buster ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Altro, Sonja Ball, Daniel Brochu, Bruce Dinsmore

Votes: 18

42. Anger Management (2012–2014)
Episode: Charlie and the Devil (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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A new patient in Charlie's group claims to be the Devil, and Nolan sells his soul to him to get Lacey to love him. Jennifer and Sam take an interest in their new neighbors, and Martin tries to get Charlie back to church.

Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Laura Bell Bundy

Votes: 122

43. Super Fun Night (2013–2014)
Episode: Chick or Treat (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

6.8
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It's Halloween and both Kimmie and Kendall have a treat in store for Richard. Plus, Kimmie and the girls are invited to a Halloween party by guys in their apartment building.

Director: Stuart McDonald | Stars: Rebel Wilson, Liza Lapira, Lauren Ash, Kate Jenkinson

Votes: 76

44. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Code of Conduct (2009)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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A Marine, a practical joker, dies, apparently by suicide by carbon monoxide; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky rules out suicide, and Abby confirms. Tony starts to arrest the widow, but Gibbs stops him. The gang put the pieces together.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 345

45. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: Crazy for You (1993)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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It's Halloween time and the pranks begin. A fan named Rose sends Tim cookies and starts calling him at home. Tim worries about an obsessive fan, but Jill dismisses it. Jill has her own plans for tricking Tim.

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 109

46. Best Friends Whenever (2015– )
Episode: Cyd and Shelby's Haunted Escape (2015)

23 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

9.0
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Cyd and Shelby take a bite out of the Big Apple when they use Barry's new invention to telepathy themselves to the NYC Central Park Spooktacular only to end up trapped in a haunted house.

Director: Victor Gonzalez | Stars: Landry Bender, Lauren Taylor, Gus Kamp, Ricky Garcia

Votes: 30

47. Young Dracula (2006– )
Episode: Episode #1.12 (2006)

29 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Vlad and Robin accidentally unleash an ancient curse that will make the family normal. But if three screams are heard before midnight, the curse will be lifted and they will return to being vampires.

Director: Joss Agnew | Stars: Gerran Howell, Clare Thomas, Keith-Lee Castle, Simon Ludders

Votes: 7

48. Hope & Faith (2003–2006)
Episode: Faith Scare-Field (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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Going to a Halloween party at a former neighbor's whom they terrorized as kids, Faith and Hope get trapped in her torture chamber.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Faith Ford, Kelly Ripa, Ted McGinley, Megan Fox

Votes: 16

49. My Family (2000–2011)
Episode: Friday the 31st (2003)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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Susan gets into the spirit of Halloween.

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Siobhan Hayes, Keiron Self

Votes: 28

50. Wingin' It (2010– )
Episode: Fright Club (2011)

22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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It's Halloween. Carl, who hates that tradition, agrees to help Jane build a scary haunted castle at school for charity, and naturally asks Porter for magical help. The castle is a big ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Dylan Everett, Demetrius Joyette, Jennifer Robertson, Jamie Bloch