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For Scary Family, there are so many films exploring this feeling. We assembled 25 of our favorites.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Monsters, Inc.
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich, starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi
Rated G

Monsters, Inc. is an award-winning animated comedy-adventure directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman, and Lee Unkrich. The film follows Sulley and Mike, two monsters working at Monsters, Inc., the largest scare factory in the monster world. The monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children. When a small child enters the factory, Sulley and Mike must return her home before it is too late. Along the way, they learn that laughter is more powerful than screams, and ultimately discover their true capacity to care for each other.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Henry Selick, starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Rated PG

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a being from "Halloween Town" who opens a portal to "Christmas Town" and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences. The film features the voices of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Kenneth Mars, Glenn Shadix, and Paul Reubens. It also features music written by Danny Elfman. The Nightmare Before Christmas follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has grown bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

Coraline (2009)

Coraline
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Henry Selick, starring Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders
Rated PG

Coraline (2009), directed by Henry Selick, is an animated dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman’s novella of the same name. Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning) is an adventurous young girl who moves into the Pink Palace Apartments with her parents. Upon exploring the house, Coraline discovers a secret door that leads her to a parallel world that resembles her own but with twisted versions of her family and friends. She soon discovers that this world is actually home to the Other Mother (Teri Hatcher), a sinister being who wants to keep Coraline there forever. With the help of Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.), Coraline must use her courage and wits to escape the Other Mother and her otherworldly realm.

Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe
Rated PG

Beetlejuice is a 1988 dark comedy fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It follows the story of newly deceased couple Barbara and Adam Maitland as they try to scare away the new owners of their home, the Deetz family. In their attempt to do this, they enlist the help of "Bio-Exorcist" Betelgeuse who is a wild and untamed spirit from the underworld. Through a series of wacky hijinks, Betelgeuse helps the Maitlands rid their home of the Deetz family. In the end, the Maitlands learn to accept their death and move on to the afterlife, while Betelgeuse is returned to the underworld.

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

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Steve Box, Nick Park, starring Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay
Rated G

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 British stop-motion animated comedy-adventure film directed by Steve Box and Nick Park. The film follows the bumbling inventor Wallace and his loyal dog Gromit, as they attempt to solve the mystery of a giant rabbit that has been destroying the town's vegetables. With the help of Lady Tottington, they set out to capture the beast before the annual vegetable competition. Along the way, they must battle an evil hunter and a rival pair of inventors. With plenty of action, humor, and suspense, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a delightful family film that will entertain both children and adults alike.

Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Joe Dante, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie
Rated PG

Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson, starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman
Rated PG

Monsters University (2013)

Monsters University
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dan Scanlon, starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren
Rated G

ParaNorman (2012)

ParaNorman
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell, starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi
Rated PG

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Genndy Tartakovsky, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Rated PG

9 (2009)

9
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Shane Acker, starring Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer
Rated PG-13

The Monster Squad (1987)

The Monster Squad
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Fred Dekker, starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr
Rated PG-13

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Kenny Ortega, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz
Rated PG

Frankenweenie (2012)

Frankenweenie
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau
Rated PG

The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya
Rated PG-13

The Witches (1990)

The Witches
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Nicolas Roeg, starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson
Rated PG

Addams Family Values (1993)

Addams Family Values
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack
Rated PG-13

Return to Oz (1985)

Return to Oz
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Walter Murch, starring Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie
Rated PG

Monster House (2006)

Monster House
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Gil Kenan, starring Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Whitney
Rated PG

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Hotel Transylvania 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Genndy Tartakovsky, starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James
Rated PG

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joe Dante, Chuck Jones, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel, Tony Randall
Rated PG-13

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Genndy Tartakovsky, starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James
Rated PG

Goosebumps (2015)

Goosebumps
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Rob Letterman, starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee
Rated PG

The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich, starring Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne
Rated PG

The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

The Watcher in the Woods
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety, starring Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker
Rated PG

 



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