Top 10 Darkest Kids Movies

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1Coraline

The bit where she changed into a spider scared the s*** out of my 6 year old and when coraline was told she'd have to have buttons sewn into her eyes.. he's seen the rest on this list exept poltergeist which is no kids movie..

This scared me. How is this a kid's movie? more like an animated horror film. Don't let your kids watch this unless they want nightmares for days. They were gonna gouge out her eyes and sew buttons into it.

Threatening to sew a child's eyes with buttons, sewing up a boy's mouth, there are many creepy things about this movie. It still goes down as one of the scariest stop motion animated films of all time. - Canuck101

Dark, yes. Kids movie, maybe. Still enjoyable, though

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2The Nightmare Before Christmas

This isn't dark! Just because its set in Halloween town! The only creepy part is Oogie Boogie being made out of bugs! But its still a good movie

This movie is my favorite Tim Burton film

The only good character is zero cause he's cute.

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3James and the Giant Peach

Nothing wrong with the movie, the beginning made me cry a little, but that's it. - PeachyBlast

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4Poltergeist

This is NOT a kids movie! Take it off now! It has a guy's face being peeled off!

This is a grown ups movie you idiot

Number one will always be Poltergeist and number two will always be Return to Oz. - ultrablastic123

This isn't a kid's movie

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5Monster House

This never scared me. The only part that got to me was when he was dreaming while that phone was ringing. Everything else was fine. I've seemed to have only been freaked out by Coraline on this list...

It's strange because nothing in this list ever scared me as a child except monster house.

Scared me to death when I was little. Now it still creeps me out. Despite that, it's one of my favorite animated movies

Freaked me out, man - SkullKid101

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6The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Even though I don't love this film, it's a brilliant piece of animation. I think it is the darkest kids' movie as even though there are a group of comical gargoyles featured, themes of death, redemption, friendship and lust. At one point, the villain actually sings a song about how he wants to rape Esmerelda!

I agree with everybody on the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The movie suggests murder and it has a dark undertone to it. There are all these hidden dark messages in the movie.

It is a fine movie, but hellfire is scary. It gave me nightmares. It is about him murdering her or raping her.

It's really Judge Claude Frollo that scares the ' hell out of me.

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7All Dogs Go to Heaven

Darkest movie about dogs, but it is actually a really good movie. - Bluejay3

Just the same as Oliver and company

Really are u stiuped it is a kid movie my cousin is 3 and he is not scarred

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8Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

It really scared me when I was a kid! Especially when you see the boy who becomes very long. I couldn't sleep for days!

Should be #1 this movie is terrible! WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY IS SO MUCH BETTER - cehrl0201

It was kinda creepy when the robots caught on fire and melted. Scared the crap outta me as a kid.

Not scary till the fat boy gets stuck in the tube

9The Secret of NIMH

You guys are all idiots did you grow up in the 80s or 90s even through I didn't myself but I still know kid movies back then were dark intense and little disturbing but still this is the best from don bluth hell even the best animated movies of all time, but yeah I still don't get why it got a G rating because I think there was a sword fight and there some blood in that scene so yeah maybe PG would have been a better rating

One of the best animated, no, one of the best movies of all time. The internal conflicts of the characters, the dark atmosphere and overall gloomy moments makes this movie quite intense, and it's complicated plot may be too difficult for younger kids to understand, but it's overall a great movie for people looking for an animated movie for older kids and adults.

WHY IS THIS MOVIE SO LIKED?! It's creepy and scary! I would never EVER take my child to watch it!

It was scary and sad

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10The Black Cauldron

I love The Horned King

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11Return to Oz

She has a freaking hall of HEADS!

This was based on the books, and it seems cool!

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12The Land Before Time

Probably the darkest dinosaur movie, Sharp tooth (the T-Rex) was surprisingly very terrifying! Some scenes were also very sad and even depressing and it has an overall dark atmosphere throughout. But it's a great movie with beautiful music and immensely likable protagonists. - Bluejay3

I love this movie it's not scary at all

13Watership Down

Pretty dark for a kids movie. Like "Where The Wild Things Are"

It's so freaky one of the creepiest kids movies of all time

It has blood gore poop and cursing I love it

Not a kids movie.

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14Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

This movie is down right twisted. - VADERtheIMPALER

Willy WOnka killed the children. Read the theories!

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15Frankenweenie

It seems cool! good way to introduce your kid to classic movie monsters!

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16Pinocchio

It's a movie based off a really deranged, dark and twisted book. The movies dark to, but OH MY LORD. The book's just sadistic!

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17The Adventures of Mark Twain
18Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
19Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This is not a kids movie I couldn't watch it until I was 10

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20Gremlins

I don't really recommend children's movies that teach kids that it's okay to put animals in dangerous mechanical kitchen appliances

Gremlins 2 The New Batch is way more scary than this crud seriously it could give you nightmares for the rest of your life

But guys the sequel is much better and everybody knows that

This was not scary for me

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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. James and the Giant Peach
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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1. Return to Oz
2. Watership Down
3. Coraline
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1. Coraline
2. The Land Before Time
3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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