Ranking The Top 17 Best Halloween Movies








It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Pumpkin spice, apple picking, sweater season and Halloween! In order to properly prepare for this spooky holiday, it’s essential to have the Sanderson sisters on your TV. Whether you’re interested in something so scary you’re afraid to go to the bathroom by yourself, something that will warm your heart with nostalgia, or you just need something to get you into the Halloween mood, I have compiled a list of 17 of my favorite Halloween movies for some inspo.

Disclaimer: These are ranked by personal preference. If there’s anything I missed, please let us know in the comments below.

17. Harry Potter (2001-2011)

These classics are only last on the list because I don’t truly consider them to be Halloween movies. They’re kind of their own category, but they work well with the season.

16. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

Bring out your inner child.

15. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

This will always be a weird one, but it’s necessary for that theme song to get stuck in your head at least once during the Halloween season.

14. Twitches Too (2007)

A personal favorite.

13. Twitches (2005)

Who doesn’t love these twins?

12. Beetlejuice (1998)

A Tim Burton classic. Find out what happens when the dead couple says the name Beetlejuice three times.

11. Coraline (2009)

Everyone seems to disagree with me when I say that this is one of my favorites. Yeah, it’s creepy, but isn’t that the point?

10. The Addams Family (1991)

Easily overlooked, but honestly, Wednesday Addams is probably your spirit animal and Morticia/Gomez are truly #realtionshipgoals.

9. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

A heartwarming and really twisted love story.

8. Halloweentown High (2004)

I used to wish that my friends and I had a cool locker hangout at like the one in this movie.

7. Halloween (1978)

Unlike the rest on this list, this one is pretty scary.

6. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Honestly, you should try to go to a midnight show, but if you can’t, the movie will do. There’s nothing quite like it.

5. Casper (1995)


4. Halloweentown (1998)

If you don’t watch this one, you’re not doing Halloween right.

3. Ghostbusters (1984)

An ’80s classic and always a fun one to watch. The new female version is also acceptable.

2. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)

Truthfully, we all know this one was better than the first, right?… Right?

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

The movie is the definition of Halloween.

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