These kid-friendly movies are guaranteed to bring the fun — and maybe a few little shrieks — for you and your little ones come October 31!
Just in time for Halloween is our list of the 10 best movies you can watch with your kids, no matter how old they are. Are some of your favorites on the list?
10. Monster House (Rated PG): Three teens discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. Smart, funny and, because it’s animated, not terribly scary.
9. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (Rated G): It’s a hilariously haunted Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Roo’s best new pal, Lumpy, is excited to trick-or-treat for the first time. That is, until Tigger warns them about the dreaded Gobloon who’ll turn you into a jaggedy lantern if he catches you. But if they catch the Gobloon before it catches them, they get to make a wish. Guess what happens? Ideal for the tiny set.
8. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were Rabbit (Rated G): Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. Gentle and funny, with a wicked British wit that parents will enjoy.
7. Casper (Rated PG): A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one, known, of course, as Casper. Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci play the father-daughter pair who befriend the ghostly child.
6. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Rated G): Charming tale of an apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical con man who search for a special spell that will help the defense of Britain. Straight from the Disney vault, it’s been entertaining kids and their parents alike for almost 40 years.
5. Monsters, Inc. (Rated PG): Another in a long line of brilliant offerings from Pixar, Billy Crystal and John Goodman voice monsters who need to deal with a child who enters their home city of Monstropolis, terrified she’ll contaminate them all. Heartwarming and lovely in every way.
4. Shrek (Rated PG): Oh, come on. Like you don’t know everything you need to know about this one already …
3. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Rated PG): One of Steven Spielberg’s best, an incredible tale of a boy and his alien that will have everyone in the house wiping away tears.
2. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Not Rated): Every time we watch this gem, we want to party with the Peanuts gang, even while we keep hoping against hope that, this time, the Great Pumpkin really will show up and ease poor Linus’ pain.
1. The Wizard of Oz (Rated G): Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, all the Munchkins, even the Wicked Witch of the West are here to entertain you just as much the hundredth time you see this movie as they did the first time. A classic among classics.