It’s that time of year folks! The time to eat, drink, and be scary! Life is gourd! Halloween is my second favorite holiday next to Christmas. My family and I love to cuddle on the couch to watch 31 not so scary movies while doing all the Halloween activities. This year I know I want to make caramel apples, as well as go to the pumpkin patch to pick up pumpkins to carve.
**disclaimer** Family-friendly does not mean these are only kid-friendly movies. This just means they are not so scary movies. Yes, most or for kids, but some of the movies on this list are for teenagers and those who do not have kids.
Our goal is to watch 31 not-so-scary movies in the 31 days of October! If we can’t watch a movie Halloween music will be playing. Check out a 5-hour playlist on youtube.
I remember when Mikayla was 3 years old, being the Hallow-queen she is!. It was our first Halloween together since Mike and I started dating. I quickly learned Mikayla had a potty mouth. I was working with Mike to get her to stop with the curse words. She was so adamant about carving a pumpkin and kept telling us she wanted to carve a girl pumpkin.
As Mike and I sat there cutting the opening for the pumpkin and with my resting witch face I said: “Mikayla if you want to carve a girl pumpkin you need to get in here and help up clean it out”. Mikayla comes over hesitant to put her hand in to pull out the insides. However, she did it. As she did she exclaimed “THIS IS SOME NASTY ASS SHIT”
Mike and I looked at her shocked, but couldn’t help but laugh till we were coffin. We couldn’t be mad at her, It was nasty and she used it correctly. From that day forward she never cursed again. She did make her last time memorable though.
Our little demon
Such a little demon, but you know what they say… Demons are a ghoul’s best friend! After that incident, I knew I needed to have a better relationship with Mikayla. You can read about it here.
Because of that during the Halloween season, it is now a tradition to carve pumpkins and remind Mikayla of her foul mouth. In no particular order, these are just the movies we choose to watch when it comes to Halloween time.
Let’s watch some not so scary movies!
31 Not So Scary Movies
I’m the Ghost with the most, Babe – Beetlejuice
I didn’t even break a nail. – Buffy
Come with me if you want to live. -Casper
This is war, Peacock. Casualties are inevitable. You can not make an omelet without breaking eggs, every cook will tell you that. – Col. Mustard
You probably think this world is a dream come true… but you’re wrong. -Cat
I spent so long in the darkness… I’d almost forgotten how beautiful the moonlight is! – Corpse Bride
Wrinkled, wrinkled little star, hope they never see the scars. -Madeline Ashton
Faster, faster! We’re almost there. Then I’ll throw you into the mirror, too. You’ll never see your parents again or that mangy mutt of yours. – Aunt Agatha
I am not complete. -Edward Scissorhands
How about a bumper sanwhich, Boogerlips! – Ernest
Mr. Rzykruski: They like what science gives them, but not the questions, no. Not the questions that science asks.
Peter Venkman: Let’s show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.
Grinch: Look, kid, I just gave you the $2.00 treatment. You’re not worth a first-class Grinching.
“So this world wide web I’ve heard about… Does it involve spiders?” — Aggie Cromwell
Jim: Dark spirits? Hey, no dark spirits! Don’t you make no dark spirits come out!
Halfway through- Are you in the Halloween spirit yet?
Amuck Amuck Amuck Amuck! – Sarah
Linus: “Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere.
Audrey II: I’m a mean green mother from outer space and I’m BAD!!
“I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” – Harry
Chowder: I spent 32 dollars for that ball, I mowed the lawn, and bagged my mom for a raise 28 times… I never worked that hard in my life
Sean: Kick him in the nards! …
“Since I am dead I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations.”– Jack Skellington
Sally Owens: I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for
“Damn it, Janet. I love you” -Brad Majors
Lady Van Tassel: The horseman comes! And tonight he comes for you!
If I wanted to kill my husband, I’d do it, and I wouldn’t get caught. — Wednesday Addams
Driver: Watch out for the weirdos, girls. Nancy Downs: We are the weirdos, mister.
Mr. Stringer: Yes she’s sober! I’ve been with her all aftern… When… I… Uh… I saw her w… Yes, of course, she’s sober! Don’t be stupid!
Please be careful with this one, it is a little R rated for children. It has a lot of vulgar languages. Mike and I watch it without Mikayla.
Sukie Ridgemont: You’re terrible! Alexandra Medford: No I’m not. I’m fabulous.
Anna Valerious: He’s the first one to kill a vampire in over a hundred years. I’d say that’s earned him a drink.
Columbus: Yeah, I shave every morning but sometimes by like 4:30 I’ll have a thing. I mean, I know it’s called a five o’clock shadow but sometimes I’ll get it prematurely.
Enjoy family movie time together
I hope this list of 31 not so scary movies lifted your spirits and got you in the spooky mood for trick or treating. Don’t forget to check out our 31 Halloween movies that will scare the crap out of you. From our house to yours, we hope you have a fang-tastic howl-ween!
20 thoughts on “31 Not So Scary Movies To Watch During Halloween”
This is an awesome list. I never had the chance to watch these movies, except Ghostbusters ( 1 and 2). Well, I might have a scarry Halloween celebration soon.
Ramil, you are missing out! Get on watching those ASAP!
It’s spooky season again and can’t wait to binge watch these movies! I love Casper, The Corpse Bride and Coraline so much. Thank you for creating this list!
Devon Sawa playing Casper was my first crush. After Eric from the Little Mermaid. LOL
I love this time of year and always watch all 4 of the Halloweentown movies with snacks to get me in the mood for autumn!
I can do the first 3. Return to Halloweentown is not the same without Kimberly J. Brown.
This is just a great list. I am going to save this and watch this with my daughter. I think I am going to start with “Ghostbusters”. It’s one of my favorite movies.
I love Ghostbusters. Slimer is my favorite!
Great list of Halloween Movies! I love how you mixed in some great retro movies like Ghostbusters and Little Shop of Horrors with some fun kid movies like Halloweentown and the Olsen Twins type movies. Some of these movies may be a bit scary or weird for younger kids. Not sure how Rocky Horror would work with kids under the age of 12!
I didn’t mean this list is specifically for children. I meant it more along the lines of these movies are not scary.
Oh some of these movies are really good, like Coraline. I really enjoyed that one.
I love Coraline. It is such a good movie.
Some interesting choices of Halloween films. The Witches of Eastwick and the The Rocky Horror Picture Show, I would put a question mark against their supposed suitability for children.
I agree on Casper, Matilda and Hocus Pocus as they really standout!
A family doesn’t have to mean you have kids. It could just be you and your S.O.
I have never been a fan of scary movies, but this looks like a collection that is worth a try. Thanks for the list
Yeah, I like scary movies once in a while. I am more of a family-friendly, light-hearted make you happy movies.
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