The 10 Family Movies for Halloween

The 10 Best Halloween Movies for All The Family

When the Trick or Treating is over for Halloween night, there is nothing nicer than sitting down to a good family movie while you tuck into your Halloween treats.

Huddle together on the sofa with these 10 fantastic Halloween movies that all the family can watch - monsters, ghouls, ghosts and all manner of supernatural happenings.

They would also make a great end a Halloween party or a spooky sleepover - they are all suitable for children, so no-one should go to bed too spooked on 31st October.....

  1. Ghostbusters
  2. Ghostbusters (Cert PG) is the original ghostly romp starring Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray as the worlds most inept ghost removers.

    Best remembered for the giant Stay Puff Marshmellow Man, inspired by King Kong and cheekily referenced by Shrek's huge gingerbread man. So who you gonna call?

    The 2016 remake of Ghostbusters is a 12, so suitable for older kids.

  3. Wallace and Grommit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  4. Wallace and Grommit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (cert U) Wallace and Grommit come to the big screen as humane pest control experts, in search of a legume larcenist.

    As vege-mania hits their village, can one man and his dog rid the village of a vegetable munching rabbit marauder? Features the voices of Helena Bonham-Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay and the late, great Peter Sallis.

  5. Coraline
  6. Coraline (PG) is based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling book. In this animated adventure Coraline discovers a parallel reality eerily similar to her real life, but seemingly much better.

    But the adventure turns dangerous when her other mother tries to keep her forever.  With the voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French.

  7. Casper
  8. Casper (Cert PG). Based on the comic book about Casper the friendly ghost, this film stars Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci.

    Caspar inhabits the house with his three crazy uncles Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso, who do everything in their power to prevent their own eviction.

  9. Monsters V Aliens
  10. Monsters V Aliens (PG) Susan Murphy is hit space gunk on her wedding day and she mysteriously grows to 49 feet 11 inches tall. Captured by the government she is renamed Ginormica and locked up with a rag-tag group of other monsters.

    When an  alien robot lands on Earth these Monsters are drafted in to combat it and save the world from imminent destruction. With the voices of Reece Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie and Keifer Sutherland.

  11. ParaNorman
  12. ParaNorman (Cert PG) In this animated comedy thriller zombies, witches and ghosts abound as the town of Blithe Hollow is besieged. 

    However, misunderstood youngster Norman Babcock has the amazing power of being able to speak to the dead. Can he convince the adults of his power and save the town from its frightful fate? With the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

  13. Hotel Transylvania
  14. Hotel Transylvania (U) was created as a secret safe-haven for the Prince of Darkness and his beloved daughter. The Hotel Transylvania is a happy place where freaky friends such as Frankenstein and the Mummy can feel safe.

    That is, until an unwelcome human guest arrives, bringing with him a threat of monstrous proportions. With the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Andy Samberg.

  15. Monster House

  16. Monster House (Cert PG) is about a group of teenagers discover a house in their neighbourhood is actually a living, breathing monster. Can they save the town?

    With the voices of Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Jason Lee, Catherine O'Hara, Jon Heder, Kathleen Turner and Fred Willard.

  17. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  18. The Corpse Bride (Cert PG) Two aristocratic families pair off their less-than-satisfied children, believing they will all be escalated into high society. Yet when clumsy Victor Van Dort rehearses his vows in the woods, he accidentally marries the Corpse Bride, throwing a great spanner in everyone's plans.

    With the voices of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

  19. Frankenweenie
  20. Frankenweenie (Cert PG) is another animated  film in Tim Burton’s inimitable style. Victor; a young boy devastated by the death of his beloved dog Sparky, turns to science. Making a few adjustments to his faithful hound in the process he demonstrates that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing when his experiment succeeds…with terrifying results for everybody.

    Created using stop-motion animation techniques it features the voices of Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara and  Martin Short.

10 Family Movies for Halloween

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About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.








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