Thursday 26 October 2023

My top 5 favourite not so scary movies!

I wouldn't say I am a big movie buff but I do have a lot of favourite films. You can read about my favourite action movies, Sci-Fi movies, my favourite Animated movies, my favourite musical movies my favourite disaster movies and last week my favourite scary movies but in this post I am sharing my favourite not so scary movies for Halloween. I am a big kid when it comes to movies, I really don't like horror films so much prefer those aimed at kids and teenagers.



Sarah tries to find her baby brother, Toby, after she angrily wishes him away. The goblin, Jareth, promises Toby's return if Sarah can solve his labyrinth in less than thirteen hours.

I love everything about this movie! The story, David Bowie, the music and it has just the right amount of funny and scary bits in. By today's standards it looks dated and cheap but there's something about it that makes it special.

Hocus Pocus.

After moving to Salem a teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

I was so late in watching this film, I only got around to watching it a few years ago just as the 2nd one was rumoured. I do love it, it's a bit of fun.

The Witches.

While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helg, young Luke inadvertently spies on a convention of witches. The Grand High Witch reveals a plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula. When they find that Luke has overheard, the witches test the formula on him. Now, with the help of Helga and the hotel manager, Mr. Stringer Luke the mouse must fight back against the witches.

I remember reading the Roald Dahl book at school and doing a whole series of lessons about it and loved the story, at the end of the school term we watched the movie and I loved it. It turns out there was a lot of complaints from parents about it as they thought it was too scary. It probably was for 11 year olds. lol


Adam and Barbara are a normal couple who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate their house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colours and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

What are your favourite not so scary movies to watch?

Friday Favourites

I am linking up with Erika and Andrea for their Friday Favourites.


  1. Thisiswhereitisat26 October 2023 at 19:53

    I really like the witches (the 1990) and beetlejuice - can't wait to see beetlejuice 2 next year X

  2. I haven't seen any of these movies as I was always a bit put off by the chance that they might be too scary. Now I know they are safe I will try and watch a couple and get into Halloween mood. Thanks for sharing 😊

  3. The only one from this list that I've seen and enjoyed is Beetlejuice.

  4. Love Hocus Pocus & Beetlejuice - also love Practical Magic - have you seen it? Nothing like great movies scary & not-so-scary to get you in the spirit! Happy Halloween!