Top Ten Scariest Kids Movies

Drbazinga
You know... for kids! My criteria is that the movie has to be rated PG or lower in order to count as a kids movie and also has to be advertised as a kids movie too. So prepare for the horrors of your past. The top ten SCARIEST "kids" movies.

The Top Ten

1 Coraline

Awesome. I watched it when I was seven and I thought the other mother lived in a door in my garage that we never opened before.

Great movie. Just the tiniest bit creepy for young kids

I read the book and told my friend to read it but she said it was too scary

GREAT MOVIE, very well done, the animation is incredible, The characters are really thought out, but the best thing about this movie is how suspensful it is, and how many un solved things are about and how many things are to be theorized on!

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2 Return to Oz

Wheelers are quite freaky. - RaccoonCartoon

The Wheelers were scary

Wheelers are probally the scariest thing ever!

3 Poltergeist

This is NOT for kids at all. There is one scene where a guy's face gets peeled off. I'm not making this up!

How Is This a Kids Movie Anyway? It Was One Of The Scariest Films Ever Made!

Why on earth would a horror movie be for kids!?

This ISN'T for kids. - 906389

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4 The Secret of NIMH

What? I watched this movie as a kid, and it's not scary at all.

This movie scared the hell out of me when I was young! I rated G my pants! Whoever rated this movie G should be sued! NOT A KIDS MOVIE!

5 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

I remember when Large Marge was about to show up and my brother and I were little. As Large Marge was saying, "And it looked like..." I could see my brother shaking his head no with a terrified look on his face. - RedTheGremlin

Everyone remembers Large Marge. - Pony

Yes, I remember Large Marge too.

And it looked like. THIS!

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6 The Dark Crystal

Jim Henson can make creepy stuff when he wants to. You pretty much watch all these creatures slowly die. - RaccoonCartoon

I'm 19 and this movie still scares the living hell out of me.

Pretty dark and dirstrubing but still good through. P.S the creator of this movie also did Sesame Street and the muppets.

7 Son of the Mask

Did they seriously market a sequel to a movie with guns and swearing for kids?

This movies is creepy, just watch the Nostalgia Critic's review of if

This is a horrible (literally) HORRIBLE MOVIE, not only is boring, also is very creepy

It had some scary scenes, but.. Yeah... - RaccoonCartoon

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8 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

How did they get away with parodying an existing product for so long? First cards, then a movie? I mean, I hate Cabbage Patch Dolls, but... still... Are these the same people who made Pukeymon cards? - RaccoonCartoon

9 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Everyone talks about this movie (and the remake) like it's jolly and cheery, but actually they're both quite disturbing. Willy Wonka doesn't seem to actually care about any of the kids, he invites 5 random kids over, and just watches them die (or almost die) without doing anything. I think the only reason I wasn't scared of it when I was 6 was because I wasn't paying attention to the plot, I was distracted by all the food. - RaccoonCartoon

He almost murders children, there are jumpscares, and he's eerie! This is just too scary!

He does nothing when the kids almost die. He just says don't be braty

10 The Witches

It is quite disturbing, looking back. But, I was 6 when I first watched this, and I didn't see being a rat as a curse. In fact, I dreamed of being a rat. Would I be a rat now? Erm.. Well.. If I could revert from rat to human, yeah. - RaccoonCartoon

The Contenders

11 Jumanji

Can't watch the part with the spider

I remember watching this when I was 5. Twice in the same year. It was really weird. I watched a lot of weird movies back in the good ol' days.. Ah, I'm rambling! Anyway, I was searching far and wide for this movie, I wanted to know what it was called. Then I found out! - RaccoonCartoon

This ain't scary. What are you talking about?

I watched Jumanji woth my classmates in school for my club and its not even scary

12 Beetlejuice

The Snake Part Was Creepy

13 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The Johnny Depp movie is way creepier - Jonerman

Watch the psychedelic boat trip and TELL ME that wasn't scary. - pinkmermaidgirl227

I find this weirder than the original. - RaccoonCartoon

14 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The true form of Judge Doom was very. With his red eyes and his high-pitched voice.

Even though it features the greatest cartoon characters, there's murder and a lot of inappropriate content.

I can understand rooms getting drunk and getting into life threatening situations and using guns. But when R.K. Maroon is killed so violently and it shows his dead body, oh, that gave me nightmares as a child.

I LOVE this movie, but I will admit that Judge Doom's true form was pretty scary. - RedTheGremlin

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15 The Black Cauldron

I watched this movie when I was little, and it creeped me out so much I haven't seen it since. - ShuhBanggg

Scariest Disney movie, first disney cartoon to be rated PG, and scarier than the chernabog scene from fantasia

16 Spirited Away

I was watching this my vie with my two friends and their cousin who is older than all three of us, and we had to shut it off somewhere around twenty minutes in because their cousin got scared.

I saw this movie at a block party, and I only made it like 5 minutes in after I saw the parents turn into pigs. I should probably watch it soon. - 445956

Best movie ever

It's not that scary. I like it! - mayamanga

17 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hellfire is pretty self-explanatory

Agreed with the comments.

18 Monster House

Erm.. Well.. When I was extremely little, I had the weirdest fears. I wasn't scared of gory zombie movies, but I was scared of.. *wheeze* I was scared of the weirdest, stupidest things. Even things that are supposed to MOCK horror movies.. Oops! I'm rambling! Anyway, I was horrified of this movie. I was at my grandma's house with my sister and my cousin who is like 7 years older than me. I almost cried because I was so scared, but I still felt bad for the old man when he went to hospital, even though he was a jerk. My cousin kept questioning why I was so scared. Looking back at it, it's just hilarious. I was really scared of some of the weirdest things. - RaccoonCartoon

Not at all scary! With monster house, you can tell it's scary from just looking at the cover, but with the brave little toaster, you can't tell. Therefore, this movie is not scary at all because it's so predictable!

The owner of the house was creepy and I understand why our school didn't let us watch it.

I was afraid when the house got shredded then came back to life. I was also afraid of Constance. - RedTheGremlin

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19 Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie is too scary for kids to watch even scarier than Son of a Mask.

I like this movie. It was really sad though

I found this movie boring. - RaccoonCartoon

The worst thin in the movie I the cat poo

20 Little Monsters

Should be higher

21 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I watched this when I was in year 2 and I wans't scared for some reason.

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22 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Umm how is this scary

I love this movie, but that scene where SpongeBob and Patrick die for a few seconds was too dark for a kids film - GumballWatterson

It wasn't that bad compared to some regular SpongeBob episodes. - RaccoonCartoon

It makes sense. This movie is really dark.

23 Watership Down

How could this not be here?

I watched this as a child and had to have someone go everywhere in fear of being attacked!

I'm pretty sure this is (or until recently was) the children's film with the most complaints from parents.

Horrifying film, DO NOT SHOW TO YOUR KIDS!

You'd think that it being about bunnies would make it a pretty innocent tale, right? Let me tell you, this is nothing like Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit! The rabbits are fighting for survival and tearing each other to shreds! Very bloody--had the misfortune of watching it when I was young and will never watch it again. :( The Black Rabbit spirit also scared the daylights out of me...

What's this doing on the list? It has no violence in it. Parents, I recommend this movie to your kids! It's adorable, lovable, and it has no inappropriate subject material! It's about rabbits, and the farmer digs up there home! So they must find the magical land of Rabbit city and find a new home! It's the best kids movie ever, your kids will learn kindness, honesty, and respectfulness for this glorious film! It's an excellent choice for kids 5 and under and they'll love it! Trust me on this one.

Have you watched the full movie yet? Are you sure that it doesn't have violence in it? If you meant the 1978 movie version then you can see many violent and bloody scenes in it. Maybe you must confuse it with the 1999 T.V. version that don't have much violent scenes as the movie version. - Nectaria

Yes, this is targeted to children.
Yes, it has blood in violence.
Yes, it deserves to be here on the list. - RaccoonCartoon

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24 The Neverending Story

I don't understand most of the movie. But what I did understand was pretty scary.

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25 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
26 All Dogs Go to Heaven

I just never liked this movie. It is quite scary.. - RaccoonCartoon

27 Dumbo

That drunk scene is pretty weird. - RaccoonCartoon

28 Something Wicked This Way Comes

Personally, I love ths movie. I mean it's terrifying in the best way and has this cool Tim Burton feel about it. If you are in the mood for a childish movie that takes it a bit too far than it should I highly recommend this movie. - meynamejeff123

It features a character getting decapitated.

29 Labyrinth

I liked it, but it is pretty freaky. Not as freaky as a similar movie also made by Jim Henson, The Dark Crystal, though. - RaccoonCartoon

Kidnapped Babies, Awesome "David Bowie" Villain Staking Teen, And STINKING FIREY'S!.

I'm actually watching it as I write this, and David Bowie makes it even better!

I've avoided this film for these reasons

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30 Disney's A Christmas Carol

What is wrong with disney?

There are a few scenes that are scary as crap! - Chaotixhero

I can handle the scariness. - michaelthecritic

31 Scooby Doo: On Zombie Island

When I was a little kid, this movie scared the crap out of me. the gang had to deal with real monsters. For a kid, the part where Fred is trying to unmask a zombie and pulls his head off was especially scary.

They unmask a monster in every cartoon what's wrong with you.

32 Animal Farm

Watched this movie once as a kid and couldn't watch it again... Very disturbing!

33 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

This should have been rated PG-13. Even the title has the word blood in it.

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34 The Land Before Time
35 Foodfight!

Food fight is not dark it's just terrible and it's one of the worst movies of all time.

It’s scary because of the atrocious CGI - thunderstar1124

36 ParaNorman

More sad than scary. - RaccoonCartoon

This movie is like Frankenwinne and coraline but evan scarier The zombies and the ghost

37 Home Alone

Seriously its not even scary I laughed not be frightened.

38 The Brave Little Toaster

This is not scary. It's a really great movie!

39 Scared Shrekless
40 Pinocchio

2 words- Pleasure Island.

41 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

The scorpion scene always scared me as a kid. And over 10 years later it still scares me - Jonerman

42 Raggedy Ann & Andy: a Musical Adventure
43 The Plague Dogs

This is not for kids. Even they rated it PG-13. Stay away! It's more intense than watership down

44 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

To me ET not creepy but still a great movie even through there is a scene where the alien and boy almost dies so yeah that was pretty dark but it's still great and I love the ending and its probulay one of the best movies of all time.

Just look at the main character.

45 Mac and Me

For those of you who think ET was creepy or dirsturbing looking just take a look at Mac ok macs not really creepy but his father Jesus Christ his father is terrifying to me the way he moves my god I don't how to describe it but yeah aside from that this movie isn't really dark or creepy but the scene where the kid dies in the fire yeah that was pretty dark but spoilers the aliens bring back to life at least but yeah this movie doesn't really derverse to be on the list even et had more of a dark tone also that doesn't really derverse to be on the list but it's still awesome.

46 The Spiderwick Chronicles
47 Goosebumps

That's perfect.

48 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

This is not for kids. I screamed allot and panicked. I ran away from the cinema and burnt my ticket. And plus, it's rated R-16.

49 The Watcher in the Woods
50 Hotel Transylvania 2

The scene with the possessed cake monster explains it all

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Top Remixes

1. Son of the Mask
2. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
3. Jumanji
Drbazinga
1. Poltergeist
2. Frankenweenie
3. Spirited Away
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1. Return to Oz
2. The Secret of NIMH
3. The Dark Crystal
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