Five Great Family Halloween Movies

There are countless films out there that would make perfect Halloween entertainment for you and your friends at a Halloween party, but what should you choose from all of those titles for a family Halloween party? Here are five suggestions for a fun Halloween party that all the family can enjoy.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The classic animated feature film from the dream team of Tim Burton and Henry Selick is a work of genius that has become a cult phenomenon with fans young and old. With just the right amount of fun and scares, it is a musical delight and one of the most memorable animated films of all time. Jack Skellington, Sally and all of the other characters will enchant you and your family over and over again.


From Henry Selick, the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, comes this fantastic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's famous children's novel. Following the young heroine Coraline Jones as she discovers the delights and horrors of an alternate dimension where everyday things can become terrifying, this is a perfect family Halloween movie, but may be a little scary for smaller children (and some adults!)

James And The Giant Peach

Henry Selick also directed this animated masterpiece, which was adapted from a book by the legendary Roald Dahl. While not particularly Halloween themed, the eerie visuals and the magical storytelling and characterization make it ideal for the family to enjoy together. Family Halloween movies don't all have to be about spooks!

Corpse Bride

Tim Burton and Mike Johnson brought the world this dark and twisted fairy tale which enchanted fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Much darker and more creepy than that previous film, this one follows a young man named Victor as he accidentally falls into the nether world and is courted by a dead bride who wants his hand in marriage! Stylish and fun, this would make great Halloween a great family Halloween movie.

Harry Potter movies

The Harry Potter films, adapted from the mega-selling novels by JK Rowling, are a big favourrite with kids the whole year round, but they also give the whole family something to enjoy. For the perfect Halloween experience with the Harry Potter films, try out the third film, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, or the fourth film, Harry Potter And The Goblet If Fire, for excitement and laughs that will really make the Halloween fun go well.

These are just five of the great family Halloween movies that are out there to enjoy. We hope these tips help you have the best Halloween yet!

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