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My Favorite Movies to Watch in October!

I think everyone has some movies that make them feel that certain "warm & fuzzy" way when they watch them around their favorite holiday. Since Halloween is my favorite time of the year I thought it'd be a fun idea to list my favorite (non-horror) movies to watch around this time!

Coraline

A young girl named Coraline moves with her parents into a mansion that had been renovated into apartments. Her parents seem extremely busy with their jobs and often ignore Coraline and let her wonder by herself. She ends up finding a small door in her living room that she begs her mother to open, but unfortunately finds it has been sealed off.  Her life seems very dreary and boring until one night as she's sleeping she awakes to mice in her doorway. She follows the mice downstairs to find that the small doorway that was sealed earlier is now open and extends a long colorful tunnel into another world. She enters this world to find she is still in the same house. She finds her mother in the kitchen cooking but it turns out not to be her mother at all, but actually her "other mother" who she can identify by the buttons she has instead of eyes, as all of the characters in this world seem to have. She quickly realizes that this other world seems so much better and magical than her regular one. But things don't always stay that way.

This isn't necessarily a scary or a Halloween themed movie. But for some reason I always find myself reaching for this movie around October. I love how unique this story is and I just think it's a beautifully animated movie in general. I adore Coraline and I think that this story is cute, creepy and funny. It's really great and I think it will remain one of my favorites for a long time.


Paranorman

Norman is a seemingly normal boy except for one thing, he seems to have the ability to talk to the dead. He sees them wherever he goes including in his own home where he speaks to his late grandmother regualarly. No one believes him and he is often made fun of and bullied for his ability. Norman starts to have visions where he can see that the his town is in danger and he comes in contact with a man that tells him that he has to continue a ritual that will help save the town from the rising dead.

Continuing with the animated movies, Paranorman is another that I often find myself watching while Halloween is close. I actually just watched this last year around October and fell in love. It's a funny movie but it's also very interesting and cute. I really think it's fun movie to watch that will get you into the October spirit!



Halloweentown

It's starts off with a young girl named Marnie, as she is trying to convince her mother to let her go out for Halloween. But for some reason her mother seems completely against the idea and festivities that happen during the holiday. The children's grandmother comes to visit them like every Halloween and before she leaves they see her getting onto a "magical bus" that they end up sneaking onto and traveling into the magical world of Halloweentown! Which obviously is a town filled with anything and everything relating to the wonderful day of Halloween.

This is one of those movies that I would never have even watched if it wasn't for when I was younger I constantly had the Disney Channel on. This movie just gives me such an nostalgic feeling of when I was younger and getting excited for trick or treating. Or staying awake "late" to watch it when it aired on Disney. No matter how silly this movie is I think it will always be one of those main childhood movies that carries on into adulthood whenever this time of year rolls around.


The Craft

Sarah Bailey moves to San Francisco with her father and stepmother. Sarah had always had odd things happening to her but she never thought much of it. When she starts her new school she befriends a group of outcasts that practice witchcraft. At first Sarah thinks they are crazy but soon she realizes that together as a group their powers are so strong and they can seemingly get whatever they wish for. However they don't realize the consequences of taking it for granted until it's too late.

This movie is just one of my favorites in general. I'm not sure why I favor this movie so much but I always have. Maybe it's because I think witchcraft and witches are so interesting? Who knows. But this movie always makes me think of autumn. This is definitely the most serious movie I have on this list but I really wanted to add it in. It's not scary at all, I would consider it more of a drama/thriller more than anything.




As you can see, I didn't really add any horror movies because I feel like movies that make you think of Halloween & horror movies are two completely different lists. There are tons more that I love watching but I guess you could consider these my "most watched" around this time.


What are your favorite movies to watch in October?

34 comments :

  1. The Craft is on Netflix so I really need to watch it! Sounds really cool. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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    1. Netflix is the whole reason I've been getting into it again. You should definitely check it out sometime!

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  2. My faves are Hocus Pocus, a The Nightmare Before Christmas and Twitches. I love The Craft and Halloweentown...haven't seen either of those in forever!

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    1. Those are all wonderful Halloween movies as well!

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  3. Definitely Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas aswell as Coraline and Paranorman, will have to check out the others! xx
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    1. Great movies, and you definitely should!

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  4. Coraline is AMAZING and so well done, the voices and animation is just incredible. Favourite movie ever. xx

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    1. I agree! It's a very unique movie and I love it so much.

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  5. I thought Coraline was crazy messed up for a kids film! I haven't seen Paranorman.. definitely going to check that one out. And Ahhhh Halloweentown! I used to love watching that on telly. I'd forgotten all about it
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

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    1. It definitely is pretty scary for children, Paranorman isn't nearly as intense!

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  6. OMG Halloweentown is my favorite!! I haven't watched them since i was younger, I think they are on DVD I really need to get my hands on a copy!

    Jessica
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    1. You should! I should probably find a copy too since I always have to search for it online, lol. :)

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  7. Is it sad that I want to watch The Craft because it's reminding me of Clueless and Mean Girls?! I know exactly what you mean though, as much as I love horror films that scare me to death, I love the comforting ''scary'' films that I grew up with just as much, if not more! :)

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    1. Not at all! It's definitely not a comedy though, but that picture definitely looks like a goth version of Clueless!

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  8. I literally love Coraline! It was much scarier than I thought it would be considering its an animation! The whole buttons in the eyes thing?! WERID! Great post :)
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    1. Thanks Alice! Coraline is definitely pretty creepy!

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  9. Coraline is absolutely terrifying for a kids film, but so good. My personal favourites range from the very traditional Nightmare Before Christmas, to the very typical Beetlejuice. The old ones are the best!

    Sammy xo.

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    1. Those are definitely great movies as well!

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  10. Paranorman was a lot funnier than I was expecting! You're right, October is a wonderful time.
    -Anne
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    1. It's a very fun movie! October is the best time of the year :)

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  11. I was so surprised the first time I watched Coraline! It was pretty spooky! Another great October movie is Beetlejuice!

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    1. I was surprised too! I haven't seen Beetlejuice in a long time, I'm going to have to watch it again!

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  12. I love Coraline (it was pretty creepy for an animated film), although during october and halloween, I tend to watch scary movies (like the ring, scream, paranormal activity) more!
    -Sisi
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  13. The Craft is an awesome film!

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  15. What great choices! I haven't seen Halloweentown in ages. Some of my favorites for this time of year are Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas :)

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  16. Ohhh I love Halloweentown! Never forget Hocus Pocus, I love that one! The Woman In Black is also a great ghost story :)
    xHeidi
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  17. CORALINE!! i've watched it more than 20 times!

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  18. "Don't even think about going out Coraline Jones" <------ Our favourite line of the movie!! My youngest daughter LOVES Coraline, my eldest finds it too scary!

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  19. Love The Craft - actually watched it last night on Netlfix.

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