Halloween is a fun time of year to participate in dressing up, spooking others, and spending time with family doing wholesome activities. This year you may want to consider watching Halloween movies as a family. As it is becoming harder and harder to find family friendly movies, provided for you is a list of suggested movie titles. These movies have all received a rating of PG or G (or have not been rated), but some may still contain scenes that may frighten younger children. As a parent, feel free to preview a film before showing it to your children and make your own decisions regarding the appropriateness of these films for your own family
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005, Rated G)
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie is one of the newest Halloween movies available. This child friendly tale not only has the mysterious Gobloon as a new character, but it also teaches the important principle of learning what true friendship is all about. Join Pooh, Tigger and all their friends in this movie that is sure to become a favorite for your little ones.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, Not Rated)
The Peanuts gang knows how to celebrate a holiday. If you enjoyed the Charlie Brown Christmas movie, you will love this Halloween story. Linus decides that this is the year that the Great Pumpkin will come to visit the pumpkin patch. He waits for the Great Pumpkin patch with Sally eventually joining him as the other members of the Peanuts gang participate in the more traditional activities of Halloween.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949, Rated G) and Mickey’s House of Villains (2002, Not Rated)
The first of these two Disney Halloween movies is actually two movies in one; “The Wind in the Willows” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” In Mickey’s House of Villains join your favorite Disney characters as they fight to keep their House of Mouse. Watch as the Disney villains team up against Mickey and his friends in this fun animated video.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, Rated G)
If you are looking for a funny and spooky Halloween movie this is the one for you. This unique clay-mation movie features Wallace and Gromit as owners of a varmint-elimination service who are called in to help Lady Tottingtom with a rabbit problem. One thing leads to another, and soon the group has a giant rabbit on their hands as well as the fate of the town. This movie is unlike any you’ve ever seen before!
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971, Rated G)
Eglantine Price is training to become a witch when her lessons are interrupted by the need to care for three orphans. Eglantine and the three children must find a missing page from an old book that used to belong to Eglantine’teacher. Follow the foursome on the adventures that they have while on their quest.
The Black Cauldron (1985, Rated PG)
Taran, a young boy, finds himself in the shoes of a warrior as he must find the Black Cauldron before the evil Horned King takes over the world. This animated movie is better suited for older children as some of the warrior scenes may be too scary for young children.
So you see, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding a movie for Halloween that is family friendly. And the movies listed here are only the tip of the iceberg. There are many more movie options available to you. Visit your local video rental store to see what other movies are available in your area and have a fun night watching something spooky with your family this Halloween.