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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 246,773 | Gross: $75.08M

2. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 160,140 | Gross: $148.17M

3. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 37,223

4. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

Votes: 70,551 | Gross: $39.51M

5. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 78,862 | Gross: $153.29M

6. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 163,835 | Gross: $75.29M

7. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 76,397 | Gross: $41.48M

8. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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83 Metascore

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.

Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 208,113 | Gross: $53.36M

9. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 10,720

10. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

8.0
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 10,235

11. The Black Cauldron (1985)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich | Stars: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 24,695 | Gross: $21.29M

12. Little Monsters (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.1
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A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director: Richard Greenberg | Stars: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 9,163 | Gross: $0.79M

13. The Munsters (1964–1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely.

Stars: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick

Votes: 9,128

14. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 9,094

15. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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34 Metascore

The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 37,401 | Gross: $84.22M

16. Monster House (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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68 Metascore

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Newman

Votes: 80,825 | Gross: $73.66M

17. Frankenweenie (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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74 Metascore

When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

Votes: 82,101 | Gross: $35.29M

18. The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 21,947 | Gross: $3.77M

19. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 23,847

20. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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34 Metascore

A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

Votes: 35,140 | Gross: $75.85M

21. The Little Vampire (2000)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.7
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45 Metascore

A lonely boy becomes best friends with a vampire.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jonathan Lipnicki, Rollo Weeks, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter

Votes: 7,995 | Gross: $13.56M

22. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Votes: 80,607 | Gross: $56.00M

23. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010–2014)

TV-PG | 23 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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R.L. Stine leads young viewers on a creepy tour of tales featuring life-sized dolls, werewolves, and carnival clowns that are stalking children.

Stars: Jeny Cassady, Dan Payne, Emma Grabinsky, Bailee Madison

Votes: 1,550

24. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 28,899

25. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010–2013)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Scooby-Doo and the gang attempt to solve creepy mysteries in the town of Crystal Cove, a place with a history of eerie supernatural events.

Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 5,362

26. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 9,136

27. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas

Votes: 4,054

28. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)

Unrated | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.

Directors: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker

Votes: 7,450

29. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

PG | 84 min | Family, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

Votes: 4,483 | Gross: $5.00M

30. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar

Votes: 9,286 | Gross: $14.14M

31. Under Wraps (1997 TV Movie)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

6.6
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Three kids accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Hudson Campbell

Votes: 1,946

32. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

Votes: 9,656

33. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Teenager and weirdness investigator Marshall Teller goes through adventures in his new small-town home with his two friends, geeky Simon and mysterious Dash X.

Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

Votes: 4,002

34. The New Addams Family (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

6.3
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Basically an updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie, Brody Smith, Nicole Fugere

Votes: 1,270

35. Halloweentown High (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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Marnie and her friends from Halloweentown are back in this made-for-cable feature. Marnie is a teenage witch living with her family of supernatural beings in the village of Halloweentown. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 4,335

36. Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang team up with the one and only rock band KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure. We join the Gang at Kiss World - the all-things-Kiss theme park, ... See full summary »

Directors: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 1,055

37. Don't Look Under the Bed (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Erin Chambers, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker, Steve Valentine

Votes: 1,944

38. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 4,099

39. The Munsters Today (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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America's First Family of Fright awaken after an accidental 22 year nap and must adjust to life in the 1980s.

Stars: John Schuck, Lee Meriwether, Howard Morton, Jason Marsden

Votes: 361

40. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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The Cromwell clan split their time between the real world and "Halloweentown", but the son of an old rival threatens to make the latter "real" and the real world a place of monsters.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Daniel Kountz, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 5,090

41. The Batman vs. Dracula (2005 Video)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.7
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Batman faces off against the original creature of the night, Count Dracula, who has been unintentionally resurrected by the Penguin.

Directors: Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, Sam Liu, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 6,568

42. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Matt O'Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 2,583

43. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001 Video)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 3,674

44. Girl Vs. Monster (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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A sassy teen named Skylar is not scared of anything. But, she finds out that her parents are monster hunters and they are captured by the monsters. It's up to Skylar to rescue her parents and capture all the monsters.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Olivia Holt, Kerris Dorsey, Brendan Meyer, Katherine McNamara

Votes: 1,861

45. Mickey's House of Villains (2001 Video)

TV-G | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy.... See full summary »

Directors: Jamie Mitchell, Rick Calabash, Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway, Burt Gillett, Jack Hannah, Jack King, Mike Moon | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 2,123

46. Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000 Video)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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A cosmic case of flying saucers, intergalactic intrigue and out-of-this-world romance launches Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang into their most unearthly adventure ever.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 3,366

47. Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014 Video)

TV-PG | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.4
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When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Vietti | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 1,992

48. Babes in Toyland (1997)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.6
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Everyone's favorite nursery rhyme characters come magically and musically to life in this animated adventure based on the classic holiday tale.

Directors: Toby Bluth, Charles Grosvenor, Paul Sabella | Stars: Charles Nelson Reilly, Lacey Chabert, Joseph Ashton, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 417

49. Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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The Mystery Gang goes to Hawaii for the Big Kahuna of Hanahuna Surfing Contest. However, the gang and the locals find the island invaded by the vengeful Wiki Tiki spirit and his demons.

Director: Tim Maltby | Stars: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 2,115

50. Mostly Ghostly (2008 Video)

PG | 93 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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Based on the successful book series by R.L. Stine, Max Doyle finds he has a few friends living in his house that only he can see.

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Madison Pettis, Sterling Beaumon, Luke Benward, Brian Stepanek

Votes: 1,085