Looking for some Halloween movies you can enjoy with the family around? Look no further! Here's a list of twenty family-friendly films to watch with the little ones. Make sure to note the rating and look closer into the movie if you want to feel more comfortable with the choice. All ratings listed are United States ratings.
20 - Monsters, Inc. (2001)
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich
Written by Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson, Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Bob Peterson, David Silverman, Joe Ranft, Robert Baird, Rhett Reese and Jonathon Roberts
Voice Talent featuring Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Mary Gibbs
Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
13 - Coco (2017)
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
Written by Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich, Lee Unkrich and Jason Katz
Voice Talent featuring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt Trailer
Rated PG for thematic elements
12 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
Directed by Charles T. Barton
Written by Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo and John Grant (from characters created by Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker)
Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi
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101 - The Babadook (2014)
A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Written by Jennifer Kent
Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman and Daniel Henshall
The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. Meanwhile two American schoolgirls team up with a local girl for work on Romanian culture. Radu becomes attracted to them but runs into trouble when his brother Stephan helps the girls.
Directed by Ted Nicolaou
Written by Jackson Barr, David Pabian and Charles Band
Starring Angus Scrimm, Anders Hove and Irina Movila
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam
Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his friends arrive for a hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until brutal events leave Jen for dead.
Directed by Coralie Fargeat
Written by Coralie Fargeat
Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Jansenns and Vincent Colombe
Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Written by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Directed by Sam Raimi
Written by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi
Starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long and Ruth Livier