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50 Not So Scary Halloween Movies to Binge

by Elyse V

A great way to celebrate the Halloween season is with a movie marathon. However, not everyone loves scary movies. So, we’ve put together this list of 50 not so scary Halloween movies to binge.

This list of Not so Scary Halloween movies has something for everyone, from family-friendly cartoons and movies, to ones that are a little spookier and more adult. If you love horror movies, check out our list of the 50 best horror movies to binge on Halloween.

So, queue up your favourite title, pop up some popcorn, gather your snacks and get this movie marathon started. Click these links if you are looking for gluten-free candy or gluten-free chocolate for Halloween.

50 Not So Scary Halloween Movies to Binge

(Titles are listed in alphabetical order and not ranking. Click on the title to go to the IMDB page. Summaries courtesy of IMDb)

  1. Addams Family Values: “The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved Uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.”
  2. Beetlejuice: “The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hired a malicious spirit to drive them out.”
  3. Casper: “An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.”
  4. Casper Meets Wendy: “Casper, a ghost, teams up with Wendy, a witch, against an evil warlock.”
  5. Clue: “Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.”
  6. Coco: “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.”
  7. Coraline: “An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.”
  8. Corpse Bride: “When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.”
  9. Crimson Peak: “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.”
  10. Death Becomes Her: “When a fading actress learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.”
  11. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: “A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape from Earth and return to his home planet.”
  12. Edward Scissorhands: “An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.”
  13. Frankenweenie: “When a boy’s beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.”
  14. Ghostbusters (1984): “Three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.”
  15. Ghostbusters (2016): “Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.”
  16. Goosebumps: “A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free in the town of Madison, Delaware.”
  17. Halloweentown: “When a young girl living with her secret witch mother learns she too is a witch, she must help her witch grandmother save Halloweentown from evil forces.”
  18. Hocus Pocus: “A teenage boy named Max and his little sister move to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.”
  19. Hocus Pocus 2: “Two young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.”
  20. Hotel Transylvania: “Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teenage daughter.”
  21. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: “The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.”
  22. Jennifer’s Body: “A newly-possessed high-school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?”
  23. Labyrinth (1986): “Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.”
  24. Little Shop of Horrors: “A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.”
  25. Matilda: “A girl gifted with a keen intellect and psychic powers uses both to deal with her crude, distant family and free her kind teacher from their sadistic headmistress.”
  26. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: “When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.”
  27. ParaNorman: “A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.’
  28. Practical Magic: “Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them from ever finding lasting love.”
  29. Shaun of the Dead: “The uneventful, aimless lives of a London electronics salesman and his layabout roommate are disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.”
  30. The Addams Family (1991): “Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.”
  31. The Addams Family (2019): “The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams’ friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families.”
  32. The Craft (1996): “A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.”
  33. The Curse of Bridge Hollow: “A teenage girl, who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town – her father!”
  34. The Haunted Mansion: A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.”
  35. The Little Vampire: “A lonely American boy living in Scotland makes a new best friend, a fellow nine-year-old who happens to be a vampire.”
  36. The Nightmare Before Christmas: “Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.”
  37. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: “A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.”
  38. The Witches: “A young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader.”
  39. The Witches of Eastwick (1987): “Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.”
  40. Twilight: “When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.”
  41. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: “The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the townspeople of Forks.”
  42. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2: “After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.”
  43. Twilight Saga: Eclipse: “As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.”
  44. Twilight Saga: New Moon: “Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and, in her depression, she falls into yet another difficult relationship – this time with her close friend, Jacob Black.”
  45. Twitches: “Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.”
  46. Warm Bodies: “After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.”
  47. What We Do In The Shadows (2015): “Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are struggling with the mundane aspects of modern life, like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.”
  48. Young Frankenstein: “An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.”
  49. Z-O-M-B-I-E-S: “Students from Zombietown are transferred to a high school in a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies.”
  50. Zombieland (2009): “A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting bruiser in search of the last Twinkie and a pair of sisters striving to get to an amusement park join forces in a trek across a zombie-filled America.”

If Halloween movies are not your thing, you can always spend Halloween watching a good comedy, drama, or some Canadian content. You can also get ready for the next holiday season, and watch some Thanksgiving movies.

What do you think about our list of not so scary Halloween movies? Did we miss any of your favourites? If so, which ones? Share your thoughts and suggestions with us in the comments. We will gladly add them to the list.

🎃 Happy Halloween. May your candy supply last until the Christmas season. 🎃

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