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10 Spooky (But Not Too Scary) Halloween Movies for Kids

Get in the Halloween spirit with these festive movies for kids and tweens

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Published on: October 26, 2022

10 Spooky (But Not Too Scary) Halloween Movies for Kids

Wallace and Gromit movie poster closeup
Wallace and Gromit movie poster closeup

Movies for young kids

Monsters, Inc.

For ages 5 and older

Okay, "Monsters, Inc." isn’t *technically* a Halloween-themed movie, but we think monsters are close enough. Your littlest kiddos might find a few moments frightening, but once they realize the monsters are afraid of the kids, they’re sure to giggle through this Pixar hit.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

For ages 7 and older

With homages to the classic horror movies "Wolfman" and "Frankenstein," this claymation classic follows Wallace and Gromit on their quest to stop the Were-Rabbit from wreaking havoc on the town. With plenty of gag humor and age-appropriate scares, your kids will be sure to love this stop-motion film. Note: Sensitive kids might find some sequences scary.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

For ages 7 and older

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" is a great pick for families with older kids and teens. The film’s startles involve spooky creatures that might scare kids — it is Tim Burton, after all. While teens won’t find it scary, they will appreciate this nostalgic entertaining classic.


For ages 7 and older

Add some cultural resonance to your Halloween movie night with "Coco," Disney Pixar’s vibrant tale that explores Day of the Dead traditions and the meaning of family. True to most Pixar films, "Coco" has sad and poignant moments, but the themes are powerful and uplifting. 

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