The Sixth Sense movie poster
Movies for older tweens and teens
For ages 13 and older
"Beetlejuice" features an all-star cast capering through a funny-morbid plot that’ll feel nostalgic for many parents. It’s a great film, but "Beetlejuice" is definitely darker than you might remember — with language (including f*ck), drug references, a kiss without consent and references to suicide — so make sure your teens are old enough for the content.
For ages 14 and older
Looking for a truly scary movie for your high-schoolers? Try this classic and creepy tale. It's a thriller for thinkers that's frightening but not over-the-top scary. Even if your teen already knows the legendary twist, they're sure to love this suspenseful film. Note: Many of the ghosts died shocking and gruesome deaths — including a shooting, hanging and a suicide — so this movie might not be the best choice for sensitive teens.
For ages 17 and older
Looking for a laugh on Halloween night? This offbeat horror-comedy might just be the ticket. This zombie movie features quite a bit of violence but there are also some funny scenes to lighten things up. Note: there is a lot of profanity and crude humor throughout and some of the scenes are very gory. If your teen is sensitive, you might want to avoid this one.