Top 10 Darkest Kids Movies

The Top Ten
Coraline Coraline Product Image

So dark. My friends were sharing the scariest movies we've watched and they said stuff like "IT" and my dad was like "What you are children" and I said "Coraline".. and my friends SCREAMED!

BOO! If someone said that coraline was not a scary movie I would smack them in the face and ask,"What world have you been livin' in?

This movie Is dark and dirstrubing and I love that! You can kinda of say this is like all the dark children films from the 70s 80s and the early 90s, some are even creepier but yeah like I said I want kids film to have a dark edge for parents saying oh we don't want any dark things in kids movies because it's gonna mess them up shut up just shut up remember when you as a kid you had a lot of this dark creepy PG films and I know parental guidance for children under 9 or 10 but still just don't will show my kids this I will show them a lot of dark fantasy kids films when have them and I wish they will keep making more of this dark children films.

I saw this movie with my uncle when I was 6. I remember my mother was watching this movie with my aunts and uncles, I wanted to see it with her, but she convinced me not to because it was "too scary". When I saw it with my uncle and his dogs (this was on DVD. Duh, after all, he wouldn't be able to bring his dogs to a theatre) I was scared, that after the movie ended I had nightmares for weeks. I recently rewatched it when I was 14 and I wasn't scared. This film today is one of my favourites.

The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas Product Image

It's a little dark but compared to coralline my god coralline is way creepier film but I like that I want kids films to have a little of a dark edge but 100 percent dark like silence of the lambs or anything, but yeah this a good film I don't why but watch mojo ranked as number two on the other top ten creepy kids movies.

When Oogie Boogie was made of worms and beetles, not only it freaked me out but it kind of disgusted me too.

When you see the title, it may look dark, but it's actually a really cute and good movie.

Watched about 15 minutes of this at school. It's NOT that bad or scary honestly.

Monster House Monster House Product Image

What really scared me is when the house was standing up and chasing the kids and the other guy. What disgusted me was that Bones was a real pervert.

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

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

I watched when I was 10 and despite my age I was scared. Still a great movie to watch, though.

James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach Product Image

All the bashing for this on the site needs to stop! I love this and it is way scarier than Paranormal Craptivity.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame Product Image

I love this movie because it is dark. The characters mention things such as God, Heaven and Hell. I don't think there will ever be another Disney movie like that.

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.

The Black Cauldron The Black Cauldron Product Image

Very dark. If you get scared easily, don't watch it.

When I was a kid and watched it for the first time I was so scared I couldn't sleep well for weeks. My mum still feels bad about letting me watch this 😄

I love The Horned King

The Secret of NIMH The Secret of NIMH Product Image

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.

Please do not use "It's creepy & scary! " as an excuse not to like The Secret of NIMH. The insane darkness, classic Don Bluth animation, feeling of a classic Disney movie and maturity are major reasons why The Secret of NIMH is one of my favorite movies of all time. - The Ultimate Daredevil, who hates the successor of The Secret of NIMH with a burning passion

A masterpiece in every sense of the word. The best Don Bluth film. A dark tale full of tense moments and even a little bloodshed. Although it is rated G, the intention was to give it a PG, which would have made much more sense.

Not too similar too the book at the end, but amazing nonetheless. It manages to have a darker tone that does the original story justice.

All Dogs Go to Heaven All Dogs Go to Heaven Product Image

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

Its sad. When I was like 7 or 6 I cried

It's about dogs dying

That hell scene.

Babe: Pig In the City Babe: Pig In the City Product Image
Watership Down Watership Down Product Image

When you look at the cover you think its going a whole happy go lucky kiddie film but no this has a lot of gore and cursing and rabbits turning evil and its rated PG back when it stood for something because people who grew up in the 70s, 80s and early 90s obiviously know there was time where children films were dark, disturbing and sometimes a little twisted but I love that and I wish they will keep making these kind of kid films because I think kids need a little of a dark edge and I know a lot kids like to be scared the only we today close is films such as coraline, paranorman and monster house the others are a little too family friendly.

Just watch this classic movie and see. It's very deep and spiritual on many levels, and generally a legit classic, but it is also disturbing and gory for a kid's movie about seemingly cute little bunny rabbits.

It's a kids movie, people are just too PC nowadays. In the 90s I watched The Animals of Farthing Wood I even had a little kids book, and magazines.

O_O this should have been marketed as a adult animated film! besides that, it is a awesome tail (get it) of rabbits trying to find a new home.

The Contenders
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Product Image

for me it was the part's with willy as a little boy that was really dark, because he didn't have a mom only a really mean dad, so for me that was the dark part, all of the other parks where funny.

I got scared when Violet turned into a huge violet balloon and when the fat kid gets stuck in the tube. I thought he drowned after being in all that chocolate.

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!

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

The Land Before Time The Land Before Time Product Image

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.

The Adventures of Mark Twain The Adventures of Mark Twain Product Image
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Product Image

I like the show and this films, but this shouldn't be for kids

"Tell 'em LARGE MARGE sent'cha!"

Return to Oz Return to Oz Product Image

The pumpkin head freaked me out. What really freaked me out was the hall of heads! I was like what?

Between the shock therapy and the Hall of Heads, definitely a dark and disturbing movie.

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

This was definitely dark.

Small Soldiers Small Soldiers Product Image
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Product Image

Harry Potter stopped being just kid's entertainment at the third movie. The books were always for all ages.

Yeah the title says half blood so yeah its not like it sounds family friendly.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Product Image

After Sirius Black dies the HP movies get darker. This is an exception. At the start of the film we see skulls which represent death and Harry Potty twerking.

This is a scary movie kids should not watch this

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Product Image

I know a lot of people think Tim burtons charlie and the chocolate factory is creepier movie well yeah it may be a little disturbing but when you really get down to it this ones creepier ok I'm not gonna explain everything because I know a few people know about the theories but yeah it's so disturbing that I disagree with a lot of people who think the bad remake is the more disturbing, but I think we can all agree that this is better than the Tim burton but am not saying he's a bad film maker or anything I mean I like films like the dark batman movies also nightmare before Christmas and beetlejuice all that stuff but remember he did do the 2010 live action version of Alice in wonderland so yeah he was doing some pretty painful remakes for while but I'm sure there's a lot of painful remakes out there that are worse also one of the reasons why I thought the original was better was because it was more colorful but I know that's Tim burtons thing and all so I'm not gonna complain about ...more

Willy WOnka killed the children. Read the theories!

This movie is down right twisted.

That river scene though

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Product Image

This is not often considered a kids movie, but I still agree.

Spirited Away Spirited Away Product Image

Very dark, but a pure masterpiece. I 100% recommend this movie.

This needs to make it to the top ten.

Disney's a Christmas Carol Disney's a Christmas Carol Product Image

This film scared me so much when I was little

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Product Image

17? This should be somewhere down in the top 10 list! It's the darkest Harry Potter movie of the entire series.

Pinocchio Pinocchio Product Image

Slavery, Human Trafficking, Disturbing Scenes (Like Lampwick Transforming To A Donkey) Tobacco Depictions WITH CHILDREN. Especially the pleasure island scene. I think this is one of the darkest children’s movies.

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!

This is a fantastic movie. It scares the crap out of me though...

The part when the kid turns into a donkey, freaked me out, man.

Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island Product Image

Really Scooby doo, that most mean she's scared of the live action movies too.

Agreed my sister cried in this and she's 14

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