23 Best Kids Monster Movies of All Time

Best Kids Monster Movies

Choosing the appropriate Kids Monster movies for a youngster carries a lot of weight. If you get it right, your child will find a new favorite.

If you make the wrong decision, you’ll have nightmares for weeks.

Additionally, some children are drawn to things that will frighten them. They’ll urge you to watch a terrifying movie, then stay in your bed for the remainder of the night. 

However, there are films that toe the line and provide youngsters with a semblance of a creepy ambiance, some thrills.

And horror aspects without a colossal amount of gore, violence, and horrifying ghouls that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. 

Although most of these terrifying movies for kids have a PG rating (a few have a PG-13 rating), they’re nonetheless scary enough for adults to sit down and watch. 

In some ways, these films have the most difficult task. It’s considerably more difficult to scare someone using only their imagination while keeping the scary things off-screen.

Anyways, some of the best kids Monster Movies of all time are;

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1. Monster House (2006)

DJ, 13, is watching his neighbor Nebbercracker, who lives on the other side of the street in the suburbs and destroying children’s tricycles that transgress on his property. 

Furthermore, when  DJ’s parents leave on Halloween Eve and his cruel babysitter Zee stays with him, he summons his clumsy best friend Chowder for a game of hoops. 

When the ball lands in Nebbercracker’s yard, however, the senior man suffers a heart attack. And they quickly discover that the house is a monster. 

Later, the boys save Jenny from the haunted house, and the trio tries unsuccessfully to persuade the babysitter, her boyfriend Bones, and two police officers that the haunted house is a monster.

But no one believes them. 

On Halloween night, the teenagers ask their video-game addicted friend Skull how to destroy the house, and they reveal the secret.

Starring the voices of Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Whitney.

2. Casper (1995)

Casper is one of the best kids monster movies of all time. Carrigan Crittenden, enraged that her late father only left her his dingy-looking home rather than his millions.

She is about to burn the property down until she uncovers a map to a treasure concealed within the house. 

When she enters the crumbling mansion to make her claim, however, she is chased out by a horde of ghosts.

Additionally, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to expel the ghosts from the estate, determined to get her hands on this buried treasure. 

Furthermore, Harvey and his daughter Kat move home, and Kat soon encounters Casper, the “friendliest ghost you’ve ever met.”

Starring the voice of Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Malachi Pearson, Cathy Morlarty.

3. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Count Dracula owns a high-end monster resort and is extremely protective of his daughter, Mavis.

Furthermore, Dracula tries to keep Mavis from falling for a human named Johnny who enters the hotel.

Starring the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez.

4. NightBooks (2021)

Although the night books are new, it is still one of the best kids monster movies of all time. Additionally, to avert imminent death, a little kid named Alex befriends a witch.

And persuades her to let him tell her a terrible story every night. 

However, the  two must use their wits to escape the witch’s servant, Yazmin’s residence, a mystical labyrinth filled with many dangers, before the witch murders them both.

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Starring Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, Krysten Ritter,  Jess Brown.

5. Goosebumps (2015)

Zach Cooper meets Hannah, the lovely girl next door, after moving to a new little town.

But there’s a cloud in every silver lining, and Zach’s comes when he discovers Hannah has a mysterious father, who turns out to be R. L. Stine, the best selling Goosebumps author.

Meanwhile, the monsters that Stine’s stories made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books.

Starring Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Jack Black, Ryan Lee.

6. Monster Inc (2001)

Monster inc is also one of the best kids monster movies of all time. This classic Pixar film was an immensely memorable leap in animation technology.

And it remains a heartwarming ‘spooky’ narrative for your littles. It’s a certain win (with teeny, tiny horrors) for the youngest movie aficionados. 

Monsters Sully and Mike work at Monsters Inc a power corporation in a world where Monsters are the only ones who exist. 

The screams of human children power the power plant (collected by monsters who go into the human world to scare them). 

When one of Mike and Sully’s nighttime haunts goes horribly wrong and drags a tiny child into their lives, they must band together to put things right.

Starring, John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi.

7. A Monster In Paris (2011)

1910 in Paris Emile, a meek movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, are tasked with tracking down a monster ravaging the city.

However, to free the monster, who turns out to be oversized but harmless. 

He flees, from the city’s ruthlessly ambitious police chief, they team up with Lucille. An eccentric scientist, a big-hearted star of the Rare Bird cabaret, and his irascible monkey.

Starring the voices of Matthieu Chedid, Vanessa Paradis, Gad Elmaleh, Francois.

8. Cruella (2021)

Cruella is one of the best kids monster movies of all time.  Estella had a dream before she became Cruella de Vil.

She aspires to be a fashion designer, having been blessed with equal parts talent, invention, and ambition. 

Besides, Life, on the other hand, appears hell-bent on ensuring that her aspirations never come true. 

Estella, who was orphaned and penniless when she arrived in London at the age of 12, runs wild through the city streets with her best friends and partners-in-crime, Horace and Jasper, two amateur thieves. 

Additionally, when a chance encounter propels Estella into the world of the young affluent and famous, she begins to doubt the life she’s established for herself in London. 

And wonders if she wasn’t meant for more after all. Starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joe Fry, Paul Walter Hauser.

9. The Addams Family (2019)

Gomez and Morticia Addams intend to conceive a family at a run-down institution on the top of a mountain in New Jersey, which is bordered by a swamp and shrouded in fog.

Furthermore, Thirteen years later, Gomez is teaching his son Pugsley the Addams family’s saber tradition, while Wednesday interrogates her mother about the world beyond the mansion gate. 

Meanwhile, TV host Margaux Needler is hard at work planning and constructing Assimilation, a planned metropolis near her home.

Besides, Margaux vows to get rid of the Addams Family after the marsh is drained and the Addams mansion is revealed.

Starring the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard.

10. Labyrinth (1986)

While her father and stepmother are out from home, Sarah is obliged to babysit her younger brother Toby. 

Additionally, Toby won’t stop crying, and Sarah wishes that the Goblin King Jareth would kidnap her stepbrother. 

Furthermore, when Sarah looks for Toby in the cradle, she discovers that her wish has been granted, and the Goblin King Jareth has taken him to his palace in the Goblin City, which is located in the center of a labyrinth. 

In addition, Sarah repents and begs Jareth to return Toby, but the Goblin King insists that she save her brother before midnight. 

Sarah quickly assembles a group of allies. Will they be able to save Toby in time? Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson.

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11. The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)

Lewis, ten years old, moves up with his eccentric uncle in a creaking old mansion with a mysterious ‘tick tock’ sound. 

Additionally, Uncle Jonathan and his feisty next-door neighbor, Mrs Zimmerman, are both powerful magicians, he quickly discovers. 

However, the town’s placid facade suddenly explodes to life when Lewis accidently awakens the dead, revealing a secret and frightening world of witches, warlocks, and terrible curses. 

It is one of the best kids monster movies of all time. Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan.

12. Frankenweenie (2012)

Lewis, ten years old, moves up with his eccentric uncle in a creaking old mansion with a mysterious ‘tick tock’ sound. 

Uncle Jonathan and his feisty next-door neighbor, Mrs Zimmerman, are both powerful magicians, he quickly discovers. 

The town’s placid facade suddenly explodes to life when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, revealing a secret and frightening world of witches, warlocks, and terrible curses.

Starring Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau.

13. Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride is one of the best kids monster movies of all time. Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot, set in the late 1800s in a Victorian village. 

They are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or they’ll have to live on the streets, and the Van Dorts want to be high in society. 

However, when the wedding rehearsal goes wrong, Victor retreats into the woods to practice his vows. He finds himself wedded to Emily, the corpse bride, as soon as he gets things right. 

While Victoria waits on the other side, a wealthy newcomer may step in to fill Victor’s shoes. So, with two brides and only one husband, who would Victor choose?

Starring the voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman.

14. The Boxtrolls (2014)

THE BOXTROLLS are a group of wacky, mischievous creatures. Who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in an incredible cavernous home beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. 

Furthermore, the plot revolves around a little orphaned child who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors and seeks to defend his buddies from Archibald Snatcher, the town’s villain. 

When Snatcher devises a plan to eliminate the Boxtrolls. Eggs decides to go above ground and “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with Winnie, who is fantastically feisty. 

In addition,they come up with a daring scheme to save The BoxTrolls family together. Besides, the film is based on the children’s book of the same name.

Starring Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade.

15. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The pumpkin ruler of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, is tired of doing the same thing every year for Halloween. 

Meanwhile, he stumbles into Christmas Town one day and is enthralled by the concept of Christmas.

Then he tries to convince the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween. 

But sadly, they can’t get it just right. Starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix.

16. Monsters Vs Aliens (2009)

When a meteorite from outer space strikes, a young California woman named Susan Murphy. 

She is transported to a secret government complex where she encounters a ragtag gang of monsters who have been collected up throughout the years. 

Furthermore, on a desperate order from President Hathaway, the motley crew of Monsters is summoned into action as a last resort.

Under the leadership of General W.R. Monger, to confront the aliens and preserve the world from catastrophe. 

Starring, Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland.

17. ParaNorman (2012)

Norman Babcock is a boy in the town of Blithe Hollow who can communicate with the dead, but no one believes him except his strange new buddy Neil. 

Norman’s estranged eccentric uncle informs him about a crucial annual rite he must do to protect the town from a curse placed by a witch it condemned centuries ago. 

Norman eventually agrees to cooperate, but things don’t go as planned. Furthermore, as the accursed dead rise, a witch’s magical storm threatens Blithe Hollow. 

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Besides, Norman fights to save his town with the help of some unexpected new friends, only to discover the horrifying truth about the curse. 

Additionally, Norman must use this insight to end the issue for good, as only he can. Starring the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi.

18. The Dark Crystal (1982)

A different planet, a different epoch. One thousand years ago, one of the Urskeks damaged the enigmatic Dark Crystal, ushering in an age of chaos. 

However, the Skeksis, gnomish dragons, who control their wonderful planet with an iron grip, are a wicked race of hideous birdlike lizards. 

Meanwhile, orphan Jen, raised in seclusion by a race of peace-loving wizards known as the Mystics.

She  sets out on a quest to recover the missing shard of the Dark Crystal that grants the Skeksis their power and restores the universe’s equilibrium.

Starring Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, David Goelz.

19. Return to Oz (1985)

Dorothy is saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mystery girl back in Kansas. 

Additionally, she soon finds herself in Oz, where she must battle a vain witch and a terrible monarch bent on destroying the land.

Starring Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh. Piper Laurie.

20. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace together with their sister Mallory, are drawn into an alternate world full of fairies and other creatures after settling into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother Helen . 

However, the family blames Jared for all of the unusual disappearances and accidents that seem to happen daily. 

Additionally, when he, Simon, and Mallory look into what’s going on, they discover the incredible reality about the Spiderwick mansion and the animals who live there.

Starring Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn.

21. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s Stone (2001)

This is the story of Harry Potter, an ordinary eleven-year-old kid who works as a slave for his aunt and uncle until he discovers he is a wizard and is invited to join Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

Rubeus Hagrid, Hogwarts’ groundskeeper, snatches Harry from his prosaic existence and throws him into a realm that is entirely unfamiliar to both him and the audience. 

Furthermore, Harry is well-known for an incident that occurred during his birth, and he quickly makes friends at his new school. 

However, he rapidly learns, however, that the wizarding world is far more perilous for him than he had anticipated, and that not all wizards are created equal.

Starring  Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Coltrane, Rupert Grint, Maggie Smith.

22. Shrek (2001)

Shrek is also one of the best kids monster movies of all time. When a green ogre named Shrek discovers that the conniving Lord Farquaad has swamped his swamp with all sorts of fairytale creatures.

Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to ‘persuade’ Farquaad to return to Shrek’s swamp. 

Instead, an agreement was reached. Farquaad, who aspires to be King, sent Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is hiding in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon, waiting for her true love. 

However, as they return to Fiona, it becomes clear that not only is Shrek, an ugly ogre, falling in love with the attractive princess, but Fiona is also concealing a major secret.

Starring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel.

23. Beauty And The Beast (1991)

After living a life of selfishness, a mysterious enchantress curses young Prince Adam with the appearance of a hideous beast.

In order to redeem himself, he must learn to love a young woman and gain her love in return. 

However, a young lady named Belle volunteers to take her ill father Maurice’s place as his prisoner ten years later, and he accepts. 

Additionally, Belle learns to respect her captor with the help of the castle’s enchanted staff and falls in love with him right away. 

However, Gaston, an unscrupulous hunter, has his own intentions for Belle back in the hamlet. Starring the voices of Paige O’Hara, Rex Everhart, Richard White, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti. 

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