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The best Halloween movies for kids of all ages

'Tis the season to be spooky, and our favorite Halloween movies for kids will help you get in the spirit!

By Danielle Valente, Allie Early, Hannah Doolin and Oliver Strand

Our favorite Halloween movies for kids of all ages promise a wicked good time for your whole crew. 

We round up a few of the best Disney movies that'll satisfy the little ghosts and goblins in your crew. (Think Monsters Inc and Halloweentown.) Then, we move onto scary movies for kids from Tim Burton. And, for those who are truly brave enough to handle a good scare, we have a fan-favorite from Stephen King. (Guess which one!)

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Be sure to make space in your October events calendar to watch some of these frighteningly good flicks. We hear they're the perfect way to round off a day of pumpkin picking and wandering through corn mazes.

Best Halloween movies for kids

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31. Scoob (2020)

Best for: Big kids 

Before he became Sooby Doo, the world-famous canine sleuth, he was young Scoob (voiced by Frank Welker), a Great Dane pup who had yet to meet Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma. This animated origin story starts with—what else?—a ghostly mystery. Those meddling kids! Rated PG. 

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