My Top Ten Family Friendly Halloween Movies

Posted October 16, 2014 by Michelle in Top Ten / 18 Comments

HalloweenTopTenI thought it would be fun to share My Top Ten Halloween Favorites during the month of October, so randomly though out the month I will post a haunting Top Ten of Scary Movies, Scary Monsters, Decorations and other stuff related to Halloween and October.

This week I am doing a Top Ten movies that as a family we try to watch every October.

My Top Ten Not So Scary Family Movies

Picture110. Alvin & The Chipmunk Meet the Wolfman (2000) Who doesn’t love those singing chipmunks and put them with the Wolfman, The chipmunk boys and girls are putting on a spooky play but can they do it when one of their own might be a Wolfman? This straight to video animated movie is super cute for the whole family.

9. Wallace & Gromit The Curse of the Were Rabbit (2005) Bunnies can’t be scary…Well These bunnies can. Wallace and his loyal dog Gromit trying to keep the bunnies away from the annual giant vegetable growing contest but when the night comes a Were Rabbit appears and is destroying everything. Can Gromit and maybe Wallace find out what’s happening. This is a really cute movies and again nothing that will scare little ones, this is fun for the whole family.

8. ParaNorman (2012) Norman can see dead people and everyone else thinks he’s weird but of course when the town needs to be saved its up to Norman and a few friends to save the town. I enjoyed this move a lot, my son was a little scared and that’s because it does have a couple of scary parts especially the zombies. Overall a cute family movie just make sure the kids don’t get scared too easily.

Picture27. The Worst Witch (1986) The Worst Witch also has the worst dialog and the worst special effects but it is a great movie. Mildred is played by Fairuza Balk before she got all crafty on us and Tim Curry who is my favorite character actor. I’m not sure if you can even find this movie anymore but it’s so bad it’s worth trying to find. Super great cheesy movie for the whole family.

6. Beetlejuice (1998) Have a ghost problem? Poltergeist in your closet, no problem just say his name three times, he is your friendly bio exorcist and will help get rid of the problem. However he really can’t be trusted. I can’t say enough how much I love this more, I can watch it a million times and I am pretty sure I have if not more. This does have a few scary parts that might freak out kids who scare easily.

5. Corpse Bride (2005) This one is different and could be a bit scary for really little kids. I love Johnny Depp as Victor and Helena Bonham Carter is the Bride, they are so wonderful together, regardless how creepy it might see this is a great movie. I just recently started watching this one on Halloween and I adore the sound track as well. I do believe this is a great movie for the family. 🙂

Picture3 copy4. Coraline (2009) My daughter loves this movie, she’s 6. It is a little creepy but it is a beautiful stop motion movie and I love little Coraline. Terry Hatcher is wonderful as the mom and Other Mother. Might frighten little ones but the bigger kids will love it.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) If you haven’t seen this movie get out from under the rock and go rent, buy whatever. Jack and Sally, Zero and Oggie Boogie is the most amazing group of characters and this movie is fantastic. Yes I can sing all the songs and yes I have the soundtrack and yes I do listen to it often. Who wouldn’t. You are the Pumpkin King Jack just leave Christmas to the professionals 🙂

2. Hocus Pocus (1993) Amok, Amok, Amok! What do you get when you take Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy and throw them into a movie? You get one of the greatest Halloween movies ever and one that is loved by people of all ages. This is the movie that my daughter and I must watch doing October at least 3 times. The Sandersons sister are back and they are looking to steal all the children in the town and use them to help the sister live forever. Not really scary but super cute and so much fun if you honestly haven’t seen this movie you need to go out and get it …NOW!!!

Picture41. The Burbs (1989) I am not 100% sure this is really good for little kids but if you have teens this is hilarious and such an  underrated movie, it’s great. Tom Hanks and Carrie Fischer are some of the stars in this movie, they have new neighbors that might not be what they seem. Tom Hanks is Ray Peterson and with his 2 neighbor friends they take it upon themselves to find out what is going on. This is so fun and has a great cast of celebrities. So many funny parts but this movies has a few scenes that might not be appropriate for little kids, the movie is rated PG.

What are some Halloween movies you like to enjoy with your family?

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Have a great day!


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18 responses to “My Top Ten Family Friendly Halloween Movies

  1. These are the kind of movies I would watch if I wanted to see a Halloween movie. I don’t like the really scary movies.
    From this list I have actually seen The Nightmare Before Christmas, which I thought was a bit boring and Corps Bride which I enjoyed more. Wallace & Gromit The Curse of the Were Rabbit sounds interesting, I might have to check that one out. The line about bunnies being scary reminds me of Monthy Python and the Holy Grail, which has a scene with a very dangeours bunny.

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    • Monty Python and the holy grail is fantastic. I’ve watched it so many times I can say it word for word lol Wallace and Gromet are so funny

    • These are all worth a watch but you MUST watch Hocus Pocus! If it wasn’t for Burbs that would have been number 1. It’s so good and Bette Midler is so awesome in it 🙂

  2. Loooove this list! The Nightmare Before Christmas is everything!!! But I also really, really love Beetlejuice (I have a HUGE crush on Michael Keaton) and Hocus Pocus.

    I still need to see Paranorman! It’s been sitting in my Netflix queue forever! Maybe I’ll add it into my Halloween marathon this year for something different. 😀

    • Paranormal is really cute, I need to also watch corpse bride and frankenweenie (haven’t seen it yet) my son wants to watch beetle juice this weekend and my daughter hocus pocus! Thinking it might be a marathon weekend 🙂

          • I am very sensitive when it comes to animals. I’m sure there’s really only one legit crying scene at the end, but I cried at the very beginning, which made no sense since the entire movie is about a dead dog. So….yeah. And I cried in the middle because…yeah, animals make me cry.

          • Animals make me an emotional mess also, my husband is bad with animal movies he wont even watch them if they have animal death scenes. So I know exactly how you feel.