25 Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies

Monday, October 7, 2013

If you've been keeping up with our 100 Things to Do This Fall List, then you know that we suggest to set your DVRs for ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween. BUT, there are so many kid-friendly Halloween movies, and not all of them are featured on television each year. Here's a list of kid-friendly Halloween-themed movies.


I've listed the year and rating for each movie. And to keep things simple, they are listed in alphabetical order (lest we launch into lengthy conversations about rankings). Please use your best judgment as to what movies are appropriate for your family.

  1. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad – 1949 – Rated G
  2. The Addams Family – 1991 – Rated PG-13
  3. Bedknobs and Broomsticks – 1971 – Rated G
  4. Beetlejuice – 1988 –  Rated PG
  5. Bewitched – 2005 – Rated PG-13
  6. Casper – 1995 – Rated PG
  7. Coraline – 2009 – Rated PG
  8. Corpse Bride – 2005 – Rated PG
  9. E. T. The Extra Terrestrial – 1982 – Rated PG
  10. Frankenweenie – 2012 – Rated PG
  11. Ghostbusters – 1984 – Rated PG
  12. The Haunted Mansion  – 2003 – Rated PG
  13. Hocus Pocus – 1993 –  Rated PG
  14. Hotel Transylvania – 2012 – Rated PG
  15. It’s the Great Pumpkin CharlieBrown – 1966 – Not Rated
  16. Monster House – 2006 – Rated PG
  17. The Monster Squad – 1987 – Rated PG-13
  18. Monsters, Inc. – 2001 – Rated G
  19. Monsters vs. Aliens – 2009 – Rated PG
  20. The Nightmare Before Christmas – 1993 –  Rated PG
  21. ParaNorman – 2012 – Rated PG
  22. Practical Magic – 1998 – Rated PG-13
  23. Scooby Doo: The Movie  – 2002 –  Rated PG
  24. The Witches – 1990 –  Rated PG
  25. Young Frankenstein – 1974 – Rated PG
And if you like this list and are interested in other top-notch movies for your kids to watch, head on over to check out our 50 Classic Kids Movies list. It's packed with oldies but goodies!

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1 comments:

Deanna C said...

I would add "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" to this list. It was made in 1966, and stars Don Knotts as a scared-of-his shadow newspaper reporter who is assigned to do a story on a haunted house. Good wholesome movie...

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