Top 10 Darkest Kids Movies

The Top Ten

Coraline Coraline Product Image

I absolutely LOVE this movie, I know all the words. I have been watching this ever since it came out, all time favourite movie

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..

I watched this when I was 12, and I got nightmares for 2 days. This is scary as hell

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.

The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas Product Image

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

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.

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

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

Monster House Monster House Product Image

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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

Lol, this movie was awful. 2/10

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

not scary

The Black Cauldron The Black Cauldron Product Image

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

I love The Horned King

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 😄

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.

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

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

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.

Poltergeist Poltergeist Product Image

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

Its not that scary. But it's not for kids. Before we watched it my mom told me it was scarier than most scary movies I've seen. True.

This is a grown ups movie you idiot

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

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

It's about dogs dying

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

Just the same as Oliver and company

I've seen a couple of the movies on the list, surprisingly.

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

This kid movie is dumb

The Contenders

Watership Down Watership Down Product Image

You wanna make your friend not want a pet rabbit? Watch this movie

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 so freaky one of the creepiest kids movies of all time

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

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Product Image

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is so much better. This one is pretty dark.

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!

Watched this when I went to visit my cousin. And a bunch of my little cousins friends came over to visit (the cousin and their friends are all like 6 year olds) and they laughed at the movie. So not that scary at all.

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.

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.

Yeah but the Land Before Time characters are better. Except Sara. Nobody likes her

I love this movie it's not scary at all

Foodfight! Foodfight! Product Image

Worst animation movie ever

Return to Oz Return to Oz Product Image

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

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

She has a freaking hall of HEADS!

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

The Adventures of Mark Twain The Adventures of Mark Twain Product Image
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Product Image

I LOVE Harry Potter but this is my least favorite harry potter movie.

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.

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

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

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

This movie is not scary at all! At least in my opinion. I mean, there is dying and assassin. But that is what makes the movie what it is. If you still think this movie is scary you should read the book first, then it will seem less scary. I used to be scared of Harry Potter and the Socerers Stone, but I read the book, and once I finished the book I was able to watch the movie without being scared. So parents, have your children read the book first instead of watching the movie first, it will help a lot.

This is a scary movie kids should not watch this

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.

Small Soldiers Small Soldiers Product Image
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

This movie is down right twisted.

Willy WOnka killed the children. Read the theories!

That river scene though

Spirited Away Spirited Away Product Image

This does not derive to be on this list

They may be nothing creepy about it but it still kicks ass.

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

This needs to make it to the top ten.

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.

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.

No the last one is.

Not scary at all

Pinocchio Pinocchio Product Image

I watch this movie for the first time when I was 10 or 11 and could see how it would scare me if I were any younger

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!

A movie that's dark, but the book is even dark.

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

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