10 of the best family-friendly Halloween films

Fantastic Halloween movies - but beware, we've got funny, spooky, creepy and a tiny bit scary

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  • Casper (PG)

    Casper The Friendly Ghost is a great way to introduce Halloween to kids. The fancy dress party is our fave bit - great for costume inspiration!

  • The Addams Family (PG)

    You're singing the song already, right? Funny, wacky and a bit spooky. The walking hand will intrigue kids for years to come.

  • Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone (PG)

    A troll, a three headed dog and magic - a brilliant (and not too scary) Halloween flick.

  • Monsters Inc (U)

    From huge furry monsters to little guys with big eyes, Monsters Inc is a family hit. Kids might not like the monsters under the bed concept, but the gags and mishaps make it a light-hearted one for Halloween.

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  • The Haunted Mansion (PG)

    Eddie Murphy joins the cast in this funny Halloween flick. It's your classic family-inherits-haunted-house plot, but with lots of jokes for the kids.

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (U)

    Want to watch wizards and witches (and of course flying beds) without the scare factor? The 1971 Disney classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks is an excellent Halloween choice. 

  • Jurassic Park (PG)

    Forget ghosts and ghoulies, it's all about dinosaurs in this classic scare-fest. Your little ones will probably jump. Just don't drop your popcorn!

  • Ghostbusters (PG)

    When there's a ghost around, who else are you going to call? Your kids will be dying to wear a jump suit when they go out to trick or treat.

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  • Men In Black (PG)

    Whether you watch 1, 2 or 3 there's plenty of alien-bashing to keep kids happy this Halloween. Who needs a Halloween party when there's aliens to battle?

  • Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

    Whether you think it's best for Christmas or Halloween, there's no denying that Tim Burton's 1993 stop-motion film is a classic must-see. There are some scary images, though, so perhaps best for older children.


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