Here’s a list of the best Halloween movies for kids and families that are fun, spooky and memorable.

You and your family will spend hours upon hours watching these incredible films.

Keep scrolling to check out this awesome round-up of Halloween night movie favorites and you’ll be in the Halloween spirit in no time.


Halloween Movies for Families

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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas! One of my most favorite movies of all time!

This is one my favorite movies by Tim Burton! With colorful characters that literally come alive through amazing animation, The Nightmare Before Christmas is sure to become the movie that your family will want to play and rewatch year after year.

2. Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus! I love this movie! Can't wait to watch it on Halloween

Hocus Pocus is a light-hearted movie with just enough spooks and giggles to appease everyone in the family from young to old. You’ll be hooked on this movie as it will create wonderful memories for you and your family.

3. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

I love Charlie Brown! OMG

A classic movie for Halloween that features America’s favorite gang of misfits. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a movie that is essential to your families’ Halloween movie lineup.

4. The Addams Family

Can't wait to watch the Addams Family this Halloween!

The Addams Family is a delightful movie full of eccentric characters that you will grow to love. This is a movie that is fun from to the beginning all the way through to the end. This is an entertaining movie that your entire family will enjoy.

5. Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice!

A fulfilling comedy bursting with fantasy and somewhat weird elements, Beetlejuice is definitely a Halloween must-watch. The storyline will grab your attention with all of it’s twisted quirks. Although I would not recommend this movie for really young children it is perfect for most families nonetheless.

6. Corpse Bride

Til death do us part?

Your family will really enjoy this enchanting tale of The Corpse Bride. Not overly scary and perfect for young children, the storyline wraps you with a bittersweet presentation of life, love and death.

7. Ghostbusters (1984)

Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!

As one of the greatest comedies of all time, Ghostbusters is a movie that will make your Halloween complete. With its witty commentary and all-star cast you will wonder why you waited to so long to see this timeless masterpiece.

8. Halloweentown

A Disney channel classic. Halloweentown! Can't wait to watch this.

An early 2000s Disney classic that never gets old, Halloweentown is that one movie that your kids will beg you to watch over and over again.

9. Coraline

So ready to Halloween! OMG!

Coraline is a wonderfully crafted stop-motion animated film that entices its viewers with adventure and thrill.  Although this movie is rated PG, many viewers have suggested that some scenes could be frightening to younger viewers. Nonetheless, Coraline is definitely a movie to remember.

10. Casper

I got to watch this movie for Halloween!

A movie that both kids and adults will enjoy, Casper is cute, fun and incredibly entertaining. This live action film is heartwarming and will make the entire family fall in love with the “friendliest ghost”.

11. Monster House

My kids love this movie! Must watch again for Halloween!

Gather around and grab the popcorn for this film! Monster House is a perfectly suspenseful, funny and satisfying tale that everyone will enjoy.

12. Hotel Transylvania

My family loves this movie. Must watch again before Halloween!

Hotel Transylvania is a cute film that’s appropriate for kids of all ages with its vivid imagery and hilarious commentary throughout. This is a well-rounded movie that introduces concepts to younger audiences such as diversity and acceptance.

13. Frankenweenie

My family loves this movie! Gotta watch again for Halloween

Frankenweenie is a fascinating movie that is sincerely creative and original. A young boy is reunited with his lost pet via old school methods and their story of friendship will warm everyone’s heart.

14. The Haunted Mansion

OMG! This movie is so funny! Have you seen it?

A movie bursting with humor and surprises, The Haunted Mansion will leave you and your family holding your sides from laughter throughout the entire film. Enjoy a quick history lesson as real estate agent, Eddie Murphy tries to seal his last deal.

15. Double, Double Toil and Trouble

OMG! Love this movie! Have you seen it?

Twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, really makes this fun tale one to remember. Double, Double Toil and Trouble is a sweet movie with great songs that’s not too scary for the little ones.

16. Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire

OMG! This movie is one of my favorites! Have you seen this?

Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire is another Disney classic that’s an all-time favorite for many families during Halloween. You will love the kookiness and quirks of all the characters.

17. When Good Ghouls Go Bad

OMG! I love this movie have you seen it?

A movie with several twists and turns, When Good Ghouls Go Bad will have the kids begging to watch over again and again. Many readers have suggested that the film may be more suitable for kids ages 6 and up however, it is a thrilling film the entire family will enjoy nonetheless.

18. Under Wraps

OMG! I love this movie! Have you seen it?

How do you help a mummy cope with modern life? Under Wraps is a hysterical film that has a little bit of everything in it. It is sure to become a family favorite!

19. Twitches

I love this movie! Can't wait to watch it again for Halloween!

Twitches is a fantastical tale of two long lost sisters who discover that they both have magical powers. Imagine the odds! A fun movie will have your family begging for more!

20. Ernest Scared Stupid

This movie is one of my favorites! Can't wait for Halloween!

Earnest is a loveable character that is silly enough to make this spooky tale the perfect comedy to watch on Halloween night. If you are ready for side-splitting laughter alongside your family then Ernest Scared Stupid is a must-watch.

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I really hope you enjoyed this incredible list of Halloween movies. I wish you and your family a very spooky and safe Halloween!


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