30 Best Not Scary Halloween Movies

Best Not Scary Halloween Movies

Have you ever watched any of the best not scary Halloween movies? I don’t enjoy the horror that comes with the typical Halloween movie, so I love non-scary alternatives during the festivities.

Non-scary movies are Halloween without all the spooky stuff, as they lack gory imagery. There are a lot of these kinds of movies out there, and this article will highlight some of the most popular and best not scary Halloween movies.

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

  • Director: Henry Selick
  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, and Ed Ivory.
  • IMDb rating: 7.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 16m

The beloved pumpkin King of “Halloweentown,” Jack Skellington, bored with the annual Halloween routine, coincidentally discovers “Christmas Town,” all bright colors and warm spirits. 

He becomes so enamored with the Christmas tradition that he coordinates the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of “Halloweentown” and seeks their assistance in kidnapping Santa Claus and controlling Christmas in place of Halloween- – unfortunately, however, they can’t get it very right, and chaos ensues.

This movie won Best Individual Achievement for Creative Supervision in the Field of Animation, Best Individual Achievement for Artistic Excellence in the Field of Animation, etc. 

It was also nominated for the Awards Circuit Community Awards (1993) for Best Visual Effects and Original Score, Annie Awards (1994) for Best Animated Film, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies. 

2. Beetlejuice (1988)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, and Michael Keaton
  • IMDb rating: 7.5/10
  • Running time: 1h 32m

Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) kick the bucket in a car accident and haunt their country home. They are unable to leave, so they spend time decorating it. 

When the frustrating Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teenage girl Lydia (Winona Ryder) purchase the house, the Maitlands are unsuccessful in their endeavor to frighten them off and attract Betelgeuse’s (pronounced and occasionally spelled Beetlejuice in the film) (Michael Keaton) attention, a boisterous and cunning spirit who works as a bio-exorcist whom they recruit. 

However, his “help” becomes life-threatening for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. This movie received the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

3. Ghostbusters (1984)

  • Director: Ivan Reitman
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, and Ernie Hudson
  • IMDb rating: 7.8/10
  • Running time: 1h 45m

Three eccentric parapsychologists, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Egon Spengler, work at the New York Columbia College, where they dig into the paranormal and mess about with various unethical experiments on their understudies. 

Expelled from the College, they adopt a new business name, ‘Ghostbusters,’ and live in the old firehouse building they work out of. 

They rid New York City of paranormal disturbances – at a cost, and are thrown into jail by the EPA as the national press claims that they caused it in the first place. 

However, the mayor bails them out and solicits their assistance with saving the city as the rate of paranormal activities increases. 

They discover that a downtown apartment building, built by a long-dead Gozer worshiper (Evo Shandor), is the cause of the rampant paranormal activities, as it is a doorway capable of reviving the ancient Hittite god. They must endeavor to save New York City, contending with the unleashed evil.

This movie was nominated for the BAFTA Film Awards (1985) for Best Special Visual Effects, Grammy Awards (1985) for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special, Hugo Awards (1985) for Best Dramatic Presentation, etc. 

It also won the BAFTA Film Awards (1985) for Best Original Song, Young Artist Awards (1985) for Best Family Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

4. Monster House (2006)

  • Director: Gil Kenan
  • Cast: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Nick Cannon, Jason Lee, Fred Willard, Jon Heder, Catherine O’Hara, and Kathleen Turner,
  • IMDb rating: 6.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 31m

13year old D.J.’s folks travel on Halloween eve, leaving him in the care of the abusive sitter Zee, so he invites his awkward best pal Chowder to play b-ball. 

When the ball falls into Nebbercracker’s yard, the older adult has a coronary failure, and they realize that the house is a monster that hates children. They fruitlessly attempt to relate this to the sitter, her lover Bones, and two cops, so they rescue the savvy Jenny from the house. 

The trio (Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner) team up with their video-game-addicted acquaintance Skull to destroy the house before innocent trick-or-treaters meet ghastly ends on Halloween night.

It was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature, Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

5. Twitches (2005)

  • Director: Stuart Gillard
  • Cast: Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry
  • IMDb rating: 5.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 27m

In the enchanted domain of Coventry, twin sisters Artemis and Apolla are saved by their protectors, Illeana and Karsh, from the Darkness and taken to another dimension where different families adopt them. 

Alex Fielding’s (Tia Mowry) mom kicked the bucket three months ago and is searching for a job, while Camryn Barnes (Tamera Mowry) lives with her dearest well-off guardians. 

Their protectors force them to meet on their 21st birthday, and they realize that they can practice magic and should get back to Coventry to save their birth mother and their realm from the Darkness.

This movie won the Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Female Performance in a Feature. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

6. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

  • Director: Rob Minkoff
  • Cast: Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Wallace Shawn, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason, and Jennifer Tilly
  • IMDb rating: 5.1/10
  • Running time: 1h 39m

Workaholic realtor Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy) is criticized by his spouse and business partner Sara (Marsha Thomason) for ignoring their son (Marc John Jefferies) and daughter (Aree Davis), so he organizes a family vacation. 

En route, the family visits the manor located on a secluded bayou that Jim is in charge of selling, to find that it is haunted by Master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker); his harsh butler Ramsley (Terence Stamp); and two servants who need some assistance in breaking a curse.

Jim learns to cherish his family and discovers that his wife Sara may have unexpected connections to the house’s haunted past!

It won the Young Artist Award (2004) for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

7. Corpse Bride (2005)

  • Directors: Tim Burton and Mike Johnson
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, and Helena Bonham Carter
  • IMDb rating: 7.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 14m

This movie was dedicated to executive producer Joe Ranft, who died in a car crash during production.

In the late 1800s, in a Victorian-era village in England, Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp) and Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson) are to be in an arranged marriage. Victor is very nervous about the ceremony. 

He unknowingly rehearses his lines for the marital vows in the forest before a decade later, he is hauled to the land of the dead where Emily (Helena Bonham Carter), who was killed after eloping with her lover, assumes that Victor has married her.

Victor must return to the land of the living before Victoria weds the wretched Barkis Bittern (Richard E. Grant).

It won the Awards Circuit Community Awards (2005) for Best Animated Feature, British Animation Awards (2006) for Best Feature for “Corpse Bride”; GoldSpirit Awards (2005) for Best Horror Theme, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

8. The Addams Family (1991)

  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd
  • IMDb rating: 6.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 39m

The son of a loan shark (Christopher Lloyd) professes to be Uncle Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), and shows up at the Addams’ home; however, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) suspects he is lying since he can’t remember the details of Fester’s life. 

Assisted by Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), a legal counselor, this man evicts the Addams clan from their home. Gomez must challenge him and destroy their conspiracy to defraud Addams’s fortune.

This movie won the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards (1992) for Top Box Office Films, Razzie Awards (1992) for Worst Original Song, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

9. Coco (2017)

  • Directors: Adrian Molina and Lee Unkrich
  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, and Edward James Olmos
  • IMDb rating: 8.4/10
  • Running time: 1h 45m

Regardless of his family’s age-old music restriction, 12-year-old Miguel fantasizes about becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. 

Frantic to demonstrate his ability, he sets off to the dazzling and vivid Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary vocalist, and return him to the Land of the Living. 

Over there, he befriends an enchanting prankster named Héctor; the two pals venture out to uncover the true story behind Miguel’s family ancestry. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

10. E.T. The Extra-Earthbound (1982)

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, and Erika Eleniak.
  • IMDb rating: 7.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 45m

After an amiable alien becomes lost in California on Earth, he is befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas).

He introduces E.T. to his brother and younger sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), who bonds with him, and the kids plan to stay quiet about its presence. 

Before long, E.T. becomes sick, alerting the government, which would like to keep him for research. Elliot must assist him in escaping from Earth and returning to his home planet.

This movie was nominated for the National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA (1983) for Best Film; New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1982) for Best Director, Best Film; etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

11. Knives Out (2019)

  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.
  • IMDb rating: 7.9/10
  • Running time: 2h 10m

Reputable crime author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), the patriarch of an eccentric, combative family, is murdered at his mansion after his 85th birthday celebration, so the curious and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) enrolls to investigate better. 

He must filter through a snare of distractions and self-serving misleads to uncover the reality behind Harlan’s inconvenient demise.

This movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Writing (Original Screenplay), Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

12. ParaNorman (2012)

  • Directors: Chris Butler and Sam Fell
  • Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jodelle Ferland, Bernard Hill, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
  • IMDb rating: 7/10
  • Running time: 1h 33m

In the town of Blithe Hollow in Massachusetts, Young Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) can communicate with the dead, so he is convinced when his estranged eccentric Uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman) tells him that he is the only one capable of performing the annual ritual that protects the town from the centuries-old curse from a witch it condemned 300 years ago. 

Chaos ensues as zombies ascend from their graves, and Norman must utilize all his courage and empathy to push his paranormal abilities to the extreme and save his townspeople.

This movie won the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2013) EDA Award for Best Animated Feature Film; Annie Awards (2013) for Character Animation in a Feature Production, and Character Design in an Animated Feature Production; etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

13. Donnie Darko (2001)

  • Director: Richard Kelly
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Stu Stone, Daveigh Chase, James Duval, and Seth Rogen.
  • IMDb rating: 8/10
  • Running time: 1h 53m

In October 1988, in suburban America, Donnie Darko didn’t get along well with his family, teachers, and schoolmates; yet he finds a friend in Gretchen, who consents to date him. 

He survives a plane engine destroying his bedroom by sleepwalking and has visions of Frank, who tells him that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. 

He uncovers mysteries of the universe that equip him with the power to change time and fate, as Frank incites him to commit several crimes.

This movie was nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Awards (2002) for Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Male Lead, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

14. I Care A Lot (2020)

  • Director: J Blakeson
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Chris Messina, Macon Blair, Alicia Witt, Damian Young, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Dianne Wiest.
  • IMDb rating: 6.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 58m

Marla Grayson is a professional, court-appointed guardian for many elderly wards whose resources she seizes and slyly bilks through questionable, however lawful means. 

It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her colleague and sweetheart, Fran, use with ruthless effectiveness on their most recent “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson – a well-off retiree with no living family. 

Yet, when their target harbors a similarly hidden secret of her own and associations with an unpredictable criminal, Marla is compelled to step up in a game no one but predators can play – one that is neither fair nor square.

This movie won the Golden Globes, USA (2021) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

15. Buffy, The Vampire Slayer (1992)

  • Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui
  • Cast: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer, Luke Perry, Hilary Swank, and David Arquette
  • IMDb rating: 5.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 26m

Cheerleading, dating the Captain of the basketball team, and spending copious amounts of time paid shopping with friends – the dream life of any Valley high school girl is the daily life of Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson). 

She meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland), who tells her that she is the Slayer, one woman called to defend the world from vampires.

He has been tasked with training her to fight vampires and convinces her by displaying his otherworldly powers. 

She learns she is the latest in a long line of vampire hunters and must eradicate a nest of vampires in Los Angeles.

Her former friends desert her, so she finds comfort in and trains Oliver Pike (Luke Perry), saving him repeatedly from savage bloodsuckers. 

Yet, when a mighty vampire, Lothos (Rutger Hauer), sets his sights on her, she must team up with Oliver and fight.

This movie was nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (1992) for Best Actress. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

16. Let Me In (2010)

  • Director: Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, and Richard Jenkins
  • IMDb rating: 7.1/10
  • Running time: 1h 56m

In Los Alamos, New Mexico, during the mid-1980s, 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a lonely kid bullied in school by Kenny and two other students; and neglected at home, so he becomes friends with his 12-year-old neighbor, Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), whose dad is a wanted serial killer that depletes the blood of his casualties to supply Abby, an old vampire. 

When he finds that Abby is a vampire, he feels dread and affection toward her as she encourages him to stand up to Kenny. In the interim, a cop is investigating the murder cases, believing it is a satanic cult.

This movie was nominated for the Empire Awards, U.K. (2011) for Best Horror; Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2011) for Best Wide-Release Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress, etc. This is one of the best not-scary Halloween movies.

17. The Curse Of Bridge Hollow (2022)

  • Director: Jeff Wadlow
  • Cast: Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson, Kelly Rowland, John Michael Higgins, Lauren Lapkus, Rob Riggle, and Nia Vardalos.
  • IMDb rating: 5.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 29m

A Halloween-hating dad (Marlon Wayans) and his teenage girl (Priah Ferguson) are compelled to collaborate and save their town after an old wicked soul makes Halloween decorations come alive and unleash havoc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

18. Hocus Pocus (1993)

  • Director: Kenny Ortega
  • Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and Vinessa Shaw
  • IMDb rating: 6.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 36m

Three hundred years have passed since the Sanderson sisters Salem, Mass, and Max Dennison (Omri Katz) investigate an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new companion, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). 

Max coincidentally liberates a coven of malicious witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to reside in the house.

With the assistance of a magical feline, the children must take the witch’s book of spells to prevent them from becoming immortal.

This movie won the Best Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy, Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy, and Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

19. Goosebumps (2015)

  • Director: Rob Letterman
  • Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, and Jillian Bell
  • IMDb rating: 6.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 43m

After moving from the huge city to an unassuming community, Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets his lovely neighbor (Odeya Rush), whose father is R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the popular author of the top-rated “Goosebumps” series. 

At the point when Zach inadvertently releases the beasts from the fabulous tales, Stine, his little girl, and Cooper get the monsters once again to the books where they should be.

This movie was nominated for the Visual Effects Society Awards (2016) for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project and the Young Artist Awards (2016) for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress (14 – 21). This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

20. The Witches (2020)

  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Stanley Tucci
  • IMDb rating: 5.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 46m

In late 1967, a young orphan lived with his caring grandmother in the rustic Alabama town of Demopolis.

As the kid and his grandma experience a few beguilingly glitzy, however downright malevolent witches, she shrewdly whisks him away to an ocean-side hotel.

Deplorably, they show up precisely at the very time that the world’s Grand High Witch has assembled her kindred colleagues from around the globe – – undercover – – to complete her evil plans.

This movie was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (2021) Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature, and Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

21. Night books (2021)

  • Director: David Yarovesky
  • Cast: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, and Krysten Ritter.
  • IMDb rating: 5.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 43m

Alex (Winslow Fegley) is a witch’s (Krysten Ritter) prisoner, so to evade death, he persuades her to allow him to write and read a scary story every night. 

After meeting the witch’s servant, Yazmin, the two must utilize their brains to escape the witch’s condo, an enchanted maze loaded with different dangers before the witch kills them both.

This movie was nominated for the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards (2022) for Best Cinematography in Non-Theatrical Feature. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

22. The Craft (1996)

  • Director: Andrew Fleming
  • Cast: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10
  • Running time: 1h 45m

After moving to a Los Angeles Catholic secondary school, 16-year-old Sarah (Robin Tunney) realizes that her gift of telekinesis attracts the attention of three wannabe witches, who are searching for a fourth member for their rituals. 

Sarah, Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True), and Nancy (Fairuza Balk) become powerful and cast spells on their enemies; however, she meets the clairvoyant Lirio, who tells her that the attacks may return three times stronger.

This movie was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and Best Screenplay. It also won the MTV Movie + T.V. Awards (1997) for Best Fight. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

23. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

  • Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, and CeeLo Green.
  • IMDb rating: 7/10
  • Running time: 1h 31m

When monsters need a vacation, they go to Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a rich retreat where they can act naturally without people around to irritate them. 

On one memorable weekend, Dracula welcomes creatures like Frankenstein and his wife Eunice; Wayne and Wanda, the werewolves; Griffin, the invisible man; Murray, the mummy; Bigfoot, among others, for the 118th birthday celebration of his girl, Mavis (Selena Gomez). 

Nonetheless, complications arise when a human accidentally drops in on the party and becomes enamored with Mavis.

This movie was nominated for the Annie Awards (2013) for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production and the Kids’ Choice Awards, USA (2013) Blimp Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

24. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. Jackson.
  • IMDb rating: 6.7/10
  • Running time: 2h 7m

Abraham Portman (Terence Stamp) has recounted stories to his grandson Jake (Asa Butterfield) about his life as a youngster surviving in World War II, fighting beasts and residing at an enchanted and well-hidden orphanage for kids possessing unusual and extraordinary abilities in Cairnholm, Ridges. 

Abe dies when Jacob turns sixteen, and he sets out to find this orphanage that seems to defy the laws of time, perpetually looping the September 3, 1943, every day.

Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his remarkable peculiarity can save his new friends from enemies called Hollowgasts.

This movie won the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards (2017) for Top Box Office Films and Into Film Awards (2017) for Children’s Film of the Year. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

25. Fun Size (2012)

  • Director: Josh Schwartz
  • Cast: Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Jane Levy, and Chelsea Handler
  • IMDb rating: 5.4/10
  • Running time: 1h 26m

Wren (Victoria Justice) Is a secondary school senior who wants to move away from her dysfunctional family. On Halloween, her mom goes on a date with her much-younger lover, leaving her brother Albert in her care. 

Wren’s Halloween plans go awry when she loses her brother in the horde of trick-or-treaters when she is distracted by a solicitation to the party of the year. 

She teams up with her cheeky companion, April (Jane Levy), and two other students and sets out on a frantic search to locate her brother before her mother returns home. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

26. Invisible Sister (2015)

  • Director: Paul Hoen
  • Cast: Rowan Blanchard and Paris Berelc
  • IMDb rating: 5.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 20m

While dealing with a science project, the teenage secondary school understudy Cleo (Rowan Blanchard) unintentionally makes a vapor that makes a moth and her famous older sister Molly (Paris Berelc) invisible. 

With only hours to find a remedy, Cleo must utilize all her companions and abilities to fix her invisible sister.

This movie was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award, USA (2016) for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

27. Zombieland (2009)

  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Murray
  • IMDb rating: 7.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 28m

After a virus infection transforms many people into zombies, the world’s zombie-apocalypse survivors remain secured in a continuous fight against the hungry undead. 

Four survivors – – the no-nonsense pro survivalist Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a gun-toting bruiser in search of the last Twinkie.

His partners Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), a geeky college student trying to reach his family in Ohio, Wichita (Emma Stone), and her little sister Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) – – live by the survival rules and zombie-killing techniques as they advance to a reputed haven – the Pacific Playland amusement park in Los Angeles.

This movie was nominated for the MTV Movie & T.V. Award for Most Frightened Performance, MTV Movie Award for Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy, etc. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

28. The Kid Who Cried Werewolf (2010)

  • Director: Eric Bross
  • Cast: Victoria Justice, Pursue Ellison, Matt Winston, Brooke D’Orsay, Christie Laing, Steven Grayhm, and Brooke Shields
  • IMDb rating: 5.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 23m

A Californian family inherits a Romanian castle where a lab accident transforms Jordan (Victoria Justice), the awkward teenage daughter in the family, into a werewolf. 

This is particularly stimulating to the son, who is fixated on beasts. Furthermore, he isn’t disheartened.

This movie won the Directors Guild of America, USA (2011) for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs. 

It was also nominated for Young Artist Awards (2011) for Best Performance in a T.V. Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actor, and Best Performance in a T.V. Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

29. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, Dianne Wiest, Kathy Baker, Alan Arkin, and Vincent Price
  • IMDb rating: 7.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 45m

A researcher (Vincent Cost) constructs an animated human being – – the delicate Edward (Johnny Depp). 

The researcher passes on before he can complete the process of assembling Edward, leaving the young fellow with a freakish appearance complemented by the scissor blades he has in place of his hands. 

Rural sales rep Peg (Dianne Wiest) finds Edward and brings him back home, where he becomes enamored with her adolescent girl (Winona Ryder). 

In any case, despite his thoughtfulness and imaginative ability, Edward’s hands make him an outcast. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

30. Casper (1995)

  • Director: Brad Silberling
  • Cast: Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Malachi Pearson, Joe Nipote, Joe Alaskey, Brad Garrett, and Eric Idle
  • IMDb rating: 6.1/10
  • Running time: 1h 36m

Enraged that her late dad just willed her his miserable-looking chateau instead of his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is prepared to burn it to the ground when she finds a map of a fortune concealed in it. 

However, when she enters it to seek the treasure, she is terrified away by a wave of ghosts. Not willing to give up the prize, she recruits an afterlife specialist Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman), to exorcize the apparitions from the house. 

James and his little girl Kat (Christina Ricci) move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young man who’s “the most amiable ghost you know.”

Casper’s unfriendly uncles, Stretch, Fatso, and Stinkie, are mischievous and love making trouble, so James and Kat must assist the ghosts with crossing over to the afterlife. This is one of the best not scary Halloween movies.

Conclusion

Suppose you prefer watching the best not scary Halloween movies to conventional spooky Halloween movies.

In that case, I hope this list serves as an excellent guide to help you enjoy quality entertainment during the Halloween celebrations. Tricks or treats?

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