Whenever Halloween season comes around, one thing that everyone does is watch their favorite Disney Halloween movies. What’s great about them is that they can be funny and suspenseful, but without being too scary (you loved them first as a kid, after all). Here’s my list of the top ranked Disney Halloween movies:
If you loved Tia and Tamara Mowry in their ‘90s hit show, Sister, Sister, you should love Twitches. This movie is pretty much the same as their show, but with magic!
The girls were separated at birth and reunite on their 21st birthday. They discover that not only are they witches, but that their powers are stronger together. Eventually, they find out that they are the only ones who can fight off the evil magic surrounding the kingdom where they were born.
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
The Haunted Mansion is next on my list because it was the only Halloween movie that made me laugh so many times. It stars Eddie Murphy, who plays Jim Evers, a real estate agent who takes his family on a vacation. On the way there, they stop at a sinister mansion that Jim is supposed to be selling, but he discovers that the mansion is haunted. During this hilarious but thrilling movie, the family goes through a lot to help the ghosts they find in the mansion break a curse.
Halloweentown just has to be on everyone’s list . This fantasy film follows Marnie Piper as she becomes frustrated when her mother won’t let her go to a Halloween party. Marnie soon discovers from her grandmother, Aggie, that she is a witch. Marnie wants to know more about her history and this strange town that she sees her grandmother going to, as well as the strange characters who live there.
This movie is a classic. After two children get grounded, they try to do whatever it takes so they can keep their plans that night. So they set their mother up on a date with a random man, only to find out he might be a vampire. Now, they must do whatever it takes to save her.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
This movie is based on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s pumpkin king. He accidently goes into a portal to Christmas Town, where everything is completely different. He plans to take Christmas into his own hands by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking his role. He tries to bring this experience back to the ghouls, goblins, and bats of Halloweentown, but he just can’t seem get it right.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
This is another classic favorite of mine. It’s about a teenager, Max, and his sister, Dani, who discovers an abandoned house and accidentally frees a coven of evil witches. Now, the siblings and a magical cat must stop the witches from becoming immortal.
Now You See It (2005)
This is one of my favorites because it stars Aly Michalka. While making a reality television show about the world’s greatest magician, her character meets a magician whose powers are actually real. The only problem is that he is lacking the confidence he needs to win.