Scary (But Not TOO Scary!) Halloween Movies

If your kids like a little spookiness along with their tricks and treats, this list of scary (but not too scary!) Halloween movies is sure to hit just the right note. (And if you are looking for something with a bit more edge for teens, try our Best Horror Movies list.)

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Kids' favorite purple dinosaur teaches about fall fun.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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George finds mischief in mildly spooky Halloween tale.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Gently spooky tales focus on music and problem solving.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Sweet-as-honey Halloween story with Pooh and pals.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Halloween mystery has some mild frights.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Halloween isn't complete without this classic.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Animated Scholastic stories spook preschoolers just a tad.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Sweet, funny story of friendship is a treat for the family.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Celebrate Halloween with Disney's creepiest.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Two classic stories told in the best Disney style.
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(Release Year: 1949)
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Spooky adventure mixes silly songs with scares.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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A classic cartoon's take on scary monsters.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Hilary Duff's silly spook-fest is good tween fun.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Halloween "scary tale" is a real treat for families.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Silly Scooby fun, but watch for spooky characters.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Horror film-themed TV special is sweet treat for families.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Classic comedy-horror for older kids and teens.
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(Release Year: 1948)
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Kindly spirit's charming tales have some iffy retro content.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
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Fun family Halloween flick has some frightful moments.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Tween brew: Witchy fun, a pinch of fright.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Toy line characters teach tolerance -- and iffy body images.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Clever Halloween tale has fun with science, stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Fun mystery has more romance than most Scooby movies.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Comic mummy tale is spooky fun for kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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A funny and charming movie for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Cute family flick isn't too hair-raising for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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No scares, mild peril in subtitled animated film.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Concoction of magical fun and fright for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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A cauldron of witchy magic and malice for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Charming German folktale has English subtitles, some scares.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Zombies learn about friendship; lots of cartoonish violence.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Frightful fun for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Brooks' corniness still yields plenty of belly laughs.
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(Release Year: 1974)
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