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13 not-so-spooky Halloween movies for families

From “Hocus Pocus” to “Goosebumps,” here are some only mildly spooky, family-friendly movies to help you celebrate Halloween.

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Kathy Najimy, from left, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker star in a scene from the film “Hocus Pocus.”

Kathy Najimy, from left, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker star in a scene from the film “Hocus Pocus.”

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Halloween is a holiday known for horror, so sometimes it can be hard to find a movie that the whole family can sit down and watch together.

But from movies like “Hocus Pocus” to “Goosebumps,” there are are still plenty of Halloween movies that are spooky without being too intense for younger viewers.

Here are 13 family-friendly movies and where you can watch them this Halloween season.

‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!’

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“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

Lee Mendelson Productions, United Feature Syndicate

  • The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.
  • Where to watch: Available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime.
  • For ages 4 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Spookley the Square Pumpkin’

  • Poor Spookley is a pumpkin who’s shape is square rather than round. He’s teased and taunted by other mean round pumpkins. But he receives help from a scarecrow and some other sidekicks.
  • Where to watch: Netflix.
  • For ages 4 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Coco’

  • Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
  • Where to watch: Disney Plus.
  • For ages 7 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Halloweentown’

  • When a young girl living with her good-witch grandmother learns she too is a witch, she must help her grandmother save Halloweentown from evil forces.
  • Where to watch: Disney Plus.
  • For ages 7 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

(L-R) Sally (Catherine O’Hara), Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon) in “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Sally (Catherine O’Hara), left, and Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon) in “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

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  • Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
  • Where to watch: Disney Plus.
  • For ages 7 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Casper’

“Casper”

“Casper”

Universal Pictures

  • An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.
  • Where to watch: Available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime, iTunes or YouTube.
  • For ages 8 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Coraline’

In the Other World, Wybie (voiced by Robert Bailey Jr.) and Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning) are drawn to a circus.

“Coraline”

Focus Features

  • An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
  • Where to watch: Available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime, iTunes or YouTube.
  • For ages 9 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Goosebumps’

  • A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.
  • Where to watch: Available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime.
  • For ages 9 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Hocus Pocus’

The 1993 Walt Disney film, “Hocus Pocus,” has become a cult classic.

The 1993 Walt Disney film, “Hocus Pocus.”

Disney Enterprises Inc.

  • A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
  • Where to watch: Disney Plus.
  • For ages 10 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Corpse Bride’

  • When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
  • Where to watch: Available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime or YouTube.
  • For ages 10 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘Ghostbusters’

Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in “Ghostbusters.”

Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in “Ghostbusters.”

Sony

  • Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
  • Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon Prime or iTunes.
  • For ages 11 and up, according to Common Sense Media.

‘The Addams Family’

  • Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.
  • Where to watch: Netflix.
  • For ages 12 and up, according to Common Sense Media.
  • Bonus: The 2019 animated version is available on Amazon Prime.

‘Clue’

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Tim Curry in “Clue” (1985).

Paramount Pictures

  • Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime.
  • For ages 12 and up, according to Common Sense Media.