Halloween is just around the corner and I intend to sit down with a bowl of popcorn and partake in some family friendly Halloween movies with my 4 year old son. In thinking on what movies we should watch together I decided to compile a list of 10 Family Friendly Halloween Movies worth watching. Some of these films are really tame and others are a bit scary but I think this list should offer something for just about everyone. So without further ado here is my list with a few pointers on each film as to who should watch it, who should not.
ET is a classic tale of an alien who comes to earth and a group of young kids who must help him get back to his ship and safely escape earth as the government hunts for it. ET is one of the scarier kids films on this list and is not suitable for my 4 year old but it would be a safe choice for 10 years old and above. Anything below that you might want to pass on this one it might give nightmares.
Ghost Busters is a classic movie of the supernatural as a group of buddies in New York city form a Ghost Busting squad to save New York City from spooky and in some cases funny ghosts. This film is one that the whole family can enjoy but again like ET is probably best suited for somebody 10 years of old or older. I saw this movie when I was about 8 years old and for whatever reason it scared the crap out of me. So best to hold off on this one if your child like mine is 4.
Goonies is the classic kids adventure tale and one that I think is safe for anyone 8 years and older. It’s the story of a group of kids who set out to find a lost pirate’s treasure and run into a family criminal gang who are also hunting the same treasure. Filled with great writing and family friendly action it’s a must see for every youth. I know that to this day this is still one of my favorite family adventure movies and I have watched it no less then twenty times. Directed by Richard Donner and produced by Steven Spielberg it stars Josh Brolin, Sean Astin and Corey Feldman.
Monsters Inc if family friendly fun for the entire family. My 4 year old would be safe to watch this movie and would definitely find these monsters funny and entertaining, as do I. In MONSTERS the monsters live in a city generated by the fears of children but this film takes a humorous twist when one of the children enters the Monsters world and the monsters are terrified of being contaminated. A funny and entertaining family flick that will entertain you and your children in classic PIXAR style.