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Blogtober Day 5: Top 10 Non-Scary Halloween Movies

Although I do enjoy a good horror movie every now and then, I mostly stick to the less bone-chilling Halloween flicks. So, if you’re anything like me, you love watching a mix of Halloween films that will get you in the mood for the season without keeping you up at night. Here are my top 10 Halloween movies for the faint of heart…

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus

You cannot go wrong with this movie. Parts of it are a bit cringy but ultimately I can’t watch this movie without grinning. My highlight is definitely the Sanderson Sisters’ take on I Put A Spell On You, it’s an iconic moment in cinema history.

Coco

2. Coco (2017)

This isn’t a Halloween movie exactly but it’s still a great film for this time of year and Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival shares some similarities with the history, traditions and beliefs of Halloween and Samhain. What I love most about this film is how utterly stunning it is. The whole thing is filled with colour and gorgeous animation. Don’t forget a box of tissues though!

Corpse Bride

3. Corpse Bride (2005)

I mean, it has to be here, doesn’t it? It’s the first Tim Burton film on this list but it’s definitely not the last. This is a wonderfully spooky film features a rather uncomfortable haunting, well, uncomfortable for Victor anyway. See, the one thing you don’t do before your wedding day is accidentally propose to a zombie…

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

4. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

There’s nothing like a bit of classic British comedy to while away the darker evenings and Wallace and Gromit are national treasures. Fun fact: Corpse Bride lost out on the Oscar for best animation because this little treat took the gold… a bit ironic really, if you’ve seen the film.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

What I love about this movie is you can watch it all the way from 1st October to the 25th December, it’s the ultimate seasonal hybrid. The animation here really is an artform and who doesn’t love to see Jack Skelleton’s joy at discovering Christmas Town… what a sweet and spooky man he is.

The Addams Family

6. The Addams Family (1991)

I haven’t seen the most recent Addams Family movie so I’m just going to keep it to the beloved nineties live action. It’s a fun film following the most Halloween-y family in fiction so it’s definitely earned it’s place on this list.

Casper

7. Casper (1995)

From one cartoon-based classic starring a young Christina Ricci to another, the Casper movie is the perfect blend of Halloween feels, a bit of spookiness and some laughs. To be honest, there are a few shaky moments in this one but it’s one of the movies on this list I’ve watched the most in my life so it deserves recognition.

Edward Scissorhands

8. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Back to Tim Burton yet again because, although this movie has a creepyish style, it’s far from the scariest film ever so it’s on the list. Trying to explain this movie is an odd task but the title kind of says it all. It’s about a guy called Edward who has scissors for hands and it’s weirdly good. You’ve got to see it to get it with this one.

Ghost

9. Ghost (1990)

I’ve got to be honest, I typically don’t like romantic movies and this one makes me cringe like I do with most of them but, well, it’s still a classic. This film isn’t scary in the slightest but the storyline makes it the perfect Halloween watch. Plus, Whoopi Goldberg is in it so what’s not to like?

Gremlins

10. Gremlins (1984)

This is probably the scariest of the non-scary films on this list so if you don’t like any frights at all in your Halloween movie list you might want to skip this one. Saying that, I really don’t think this film is particularly scary, it’s certainly not gruesome though maybe a bit violent. It’s another one of those rare films that acts as that beautiful Halloween/Christmas seasonal hybrid that aren’t made often enough. It’s also a great advert both for and for not keeping pets… again, bit of a weird one to explain, just watch.

So, there’s my list of non-scary Halloween movies. Have I missed out any great ones? What will you be watching this Halloween?

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Hey, thanks for visiting my blog. My name's Georgia and I'm a 24 year-old Brit navigating life, both in and out of the blogosphere. I share my love of musicals, books, TV, films, history and dogs (watch out for every chance I get to mention Rebel, my labradoodle!) on this blog. Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “Blogtober Day 5: Top 10 Non-Scary Halloween Movies

  1. I still haven’t seen most of these! 🙈 I really need to see Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas! I have seen Corpse Bride though, which I loved, though it’s been a while since I last watched it.

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    1. Hocus Pocus is my ultimate Halloween fave, it always gets me in the spirit so I’d definitely recommend it. That and Nightmare are both on Disney + 😊. I haven’t seen Corpse Bride for a few years too but it’s one I want to rewatch this year!

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  2. I’m still working on my spoopy Halloween movie list blog post but I have no idea how I freakin forgot about Corpse Bride. I refuse to watch Coco cause I’m tired of Pixar making me cry lmao. And I think I saw Ghost once as a kid… but isn’t that one iconic song from there?? Speaking of, would City of Angels count lol

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    1. Corpse Bride is a Halloween classic lol and Coco is definitely a tear-jerker but it’s so so good! Yeah, there’s that pottery scene in Ghost that gets parodied a lot 😂. City of Angels totally counts! I’m looking forward to reading your post! 😊

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