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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 245,627 | Gross: $75.08M

2. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 36,682

3. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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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.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

Votes: 70,311 | Gross: $39.51M

4. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 159,224 | Gross: $148.17M

5. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 78,541 | Gross: $153.29M

6. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 10,683

7. Little Monsters (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.1
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A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director: Richard Greenberg | Stars: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 9,111 | Gross: $0.79M

8. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 163,144 | Gross: $75.29M

9. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

8.0
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 10,187

10. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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83 Metascore

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.

Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 207,415 | Gross: $53.36M

11. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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34 Metascore

The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 37,234 | Gross: $84.22M

12. The Munsters (1964–1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely.

Stars: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick

Votes: 9,076

13. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 23,410

14. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

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

7.8
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A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 9,057

15. Monster House (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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68 Metascore

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Newman

Votes: 80,517 | Gross: $73.66M

16. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 76,057 | Gross: $41.48M

17. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010–2013)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Scooby-Doo and the gang attempt to solve creepy mysteries in the town of Crystal Cove, a place with a history of eerie supernatural events.

Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 5,328

18. The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 21,882 | Gross: $3.77M

19. Frankenweenie (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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74 Metascore

When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

Votes: 81,842 | Gross: $35.29M

20. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Votes: 80,417 | Gross: $56.00M

21. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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34 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

Votes: 35,036 | Gross: $75.85M

22. The Black Cauldron (1985)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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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.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich | Stars: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 24,573 | Gross: $21.29M

23. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010–2014)

TV-PG | 23 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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R.L. Stine leads young viewers on a creepy tour of tales featuring life-sized dolls, werewolves, and carnival clowns that are stalking children.

Stars: Jeny Cassady, Dan Payne, Emma Grabinsky, Bailee Madison

Votes: 1,542

24. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

PG | 84 min | Family, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $5.00M

25. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 9,091

26. The Little Vampire (2000)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.7
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45 Metascore

A lonely boy becomes best friends with a vampire.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jonathan Lipnicki, Rollo Weeks, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter

Votes: 7,964 | Gross: $13.56M

27. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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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.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 28,731

28. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas

Votes: 4,030

29. The New Addams Family (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

6.3
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Basically an updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie, Brody Smith, Nicole Fugere

Votes: 1,259

30. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar

Votes: 9,262 | Gross: $14.14M

31. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)

Unrated | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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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.

Directors: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker

Votes: 7,405

32. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Teenager and weirdness investigator Marshall Teller goes through adventures in his new small-town home with his two friends, geeky Simon and mysterious Dash X.

Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

Votes: 3,993

33. Halloweentown High (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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Marnie and her friends from Halloweentown are back in this made-for-cable feature. Marnie is a teenage witch living with her family of supernatural beings in the village of Halloweentown. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 4,311

34. The Munsters Today (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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America's First Family of Fright awaken after an accidental 22 year nap and must adjust to life in the 1980s.

Stars: John Schuck, Lee Meriwether, Howard Morton, Jason Marsden

Votes: 360

35. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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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.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Daniel Kountz, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 5,063

36. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

Votes: 9,617

37. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 4,071

38. Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang team up with the one and only rock band KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure. We join the Gang at Kiss World - the all-things-Kiss theme park, ... See full summary »

Directors: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 1,036

39. Don't Look Under the Bed (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Erin Chambers, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker, Steve Valentine

Votes: 1,934

40. Girl Vs. Monster (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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A sassy teen named Skylar is not scared of anything. But, she finds out that her parents are monster hunters and they are captured by the monsters. It's up to Skylar to rescue her parents and capture all the monsters.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Olivia Holt, Kerris Dorsey, Brendan Meyer, Katherine McNamara

Votes: 1,849

41. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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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 »

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Matt O'Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 2,564

42. Mickey's House of Villains (2001 Video)

TV-G | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy.... See full summary »

Directors: Jamie Mitchell, Rick Calabash, Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway, Burt Gillett, Jack Hannah, Jack King, Mike Moon | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 2,105

43. Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood (2016 Video)

75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.1
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The Scooby gang try to rescue an old movie studio, which is not only threatened by developers, but a series of movie monsters too.

Director: Rick Morales | Stars: Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Grey DeLisle, Kate Micucci

Votes: 656

44. The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Comedy

4.8
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Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Peck | Stars: Sean Astin, Jason Horst, Joshua Miller, James Karen

Votes: 1,170

45. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001 Video)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 3,635

46. Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014 Video)

TV-PG | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.4
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When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Vietti | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 1,979

47. Under Wraps (1997 TV Movie)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

6.6
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Three kids accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Hudson Campbell

Votes: 1,929

48. Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Scooby-Doo and Shaggy must go into the underworld ruled by the Goblin King in order to stop a mortal named The Amazing Krudsky who wants power and is a threat to their pals, Fred, Velma and Daphne.

Director: Joe Sichta | Stars: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Grey DeLisle, Mindy Cohn

Votes: 1,358

49. The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007 Video)

PG | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Bullied by her peers, tired of her parents and bugged by her little brother, goth girl Cassie decides to get some harmless revenge by reading a scary book to her brother - summoning a monster in the process.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Emily Osment, Brittany Curran, Cody Linley, Alex Winzenread

Votes: 2,548

50. Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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The Mystery Gang goes to Hawaii for the Big Kahuna of Hanahuna Surfing Contest. However, the gang and the locals find the island invaded by the vengeful Wiki Tiki spirit and his demons.

Director: Tim Maltby | Stars: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 2,098