The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Looking for a good Halloween movie? Look no further! We’ve gathered the best kid-friendly Halloween flicks we could find!
Our family celebrates Halloween all-month long and if yours does too, you might be looking for Halloween Movies for Kids that you can watch as a family.
Say no more, because we’ve gathered The Best Halloween Movies for Kids and have it all for you below!
The Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Stay festive all month long with these super awesome, and classic, Halloween movies. We have a great list of movies with some not-so-scary movies, and some movies that are a little spooky!
You should be able to find the perfect movie or two for the whole family from this great list of Halloween movies.
Each movie has a description written, but no real spoilers about how the movie turns out is posted.
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Not So Scary Halloween Movies For Kids
Every movie in this not so scary section is a family-friendly film. They are great for little kids, so if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween movies these are perfect!
1. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Linus is the only one who believes in the Great Pumpkin who chooses only the most sincere pumpkin patch to rise out of and spread gifts to good children all over the world.
All the other kids think Linus is silly, but still Linus gives up trick or treating and even Violet’s Halloween party to see the great pumpkin. But there is one person who supports Linus, Sally!
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is a cute movie, a classing, something the entire family will love.
2. Monster’s Inc
Sulley and Mike Wazowski are the top scare team in a scream processing factory called Monster’s Inc.
When Boo, a human little girl, wanders into their world the tables have turned and now the monsters are scared!
It’s up to Sulley and Mike to get Boo back home without the other monsters finding out about her. Can they do it?
3. Monsters vs. Aliens
At the start of Monsters vs. Aliens, Susan is transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day, and soo finds herself apart of a team of silly monsters that the US government sends to fight an alien invasion!
Can this group of monsters stop the alien mastermind trying to take over the world?
A gentle Alien becomes stranded on Earth, and is befriended by a little boy named Elliot.
He keeps ET a secret, however, soo E.T. gets sick and the government steps in creating a dire situation for both Elliot and E.T. Can Elliot help E.T. get home before it is too late?
Moving into a crumbling mansion, an afterlife therapist and his young daughter are trying to rid the place of wicked spirits. But not all the spirits are wicked! One is a friendly ghost named Casper.
6. Hotel Transylvania
Meet Count Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and more beloved monsters from classic horror movies, but in a fun and cartoon way!
Come check out Hotel Transylvania, a hotel ran by Count Dracula where monsters and all their monster family can have a vacation.
The only rule, no humans allowed! I think you know where this is going….
Halloween Movies For Older Kids
These movies are less suited for for younger kids, but still some of our favorite Halloween movies. If you like movies that are a little spookier then these movies will get you in a Halloween mood.
Hopefully you’ll be able to pick out a new favorite family-friendly Halloween movie to watch together.
7. The Addams Family
When a man claiming to be Fester, Gomez’s long lost brother, arrives at The Addams Family macabre house, Gomez couldn’t be more thrilled!
But Morticia suspects that “Fester” may be a fraud and soon find she is right when con artist Tully Alford turns their life upside down.
However, Gomez realizes these two cons are after their fortune and must challenge “Fester” for his family? Can he face his “brother” and save his family’s fortune?
8. The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal is about a Gelfling that goes on a quest to find the missing crystal shard of a magical crystal as it is the only way to restore order in world from the evil race of Skeksis.
A little boy who is very misunderstood soon finds himself taking on ghosts, zombies, and even grown-ups to save his town from a curse that is centuries old. But does he have what it takes?
Can he save his town? Paranorman is a fun movie with just enough silly and creepy to make it great.
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, soon finds himself bored with Halloween. After discovering Christmas Town, he decides to put on Christmas instead.
However, it does not go as planned and now Santa Clause is in trouble!
Who can save Christmas? The Nightmare Before Christmas is a classic musical movie that touches all the right creepy notes.
11. Corpse Bride
Victor Van Dort is set to marry Victoria Everglot. The Everglot’s need money, and the Van Dort’s want to be higher in society.
Victor goes into the woods to practice his wedding vows and soon finds himself married to Emily, the Corpse Bride.
While Victoria waits on Victor on the other side, someone else comes sweeping in trying to steal Victoria away. One groom, two brides, whatever will Victor do?
After the gang breaks up, they soon find themselves brought together by a mysterious island resort owner who wants them to investigate strange going-on at the resort.
Can the Scooby Doo and the gang put aside their differences to find out what’s going on?
Halloweentown is an all time favorite Halloween movie! A little girl finds out she is a good witch, just like her grandmother and soon finds herself helping her grandmother battling evil forces to save Halloweentown!
Can they do it though?
14. Wallace & Gromit The Curse of The Were-Rabbit
Wallace and his loyal dog Gromit set out on a new adventure! They seek to discover the secrets behind the garden sabotage that seems to be happening all around the village.
Which is putting the annual vegetable growing contest in jeopardy. Will Wallace and Gromit be able to find out the secrets behind this mystery?
Spooky Movies For Kids
These spooky stories on film are not great for little kids. They aren’t super scary, but they have some scenes that may not be suitable for little ones. These spooky movies are just what you need for this Halloween season.
15. The Haunted Mansion
When a realtor (Eddie Murphy) and his family are summoned to a mansion, the soon find out it is actually haunted!
While they’re trying to escape this scary mansion, the Realtor, Jim Evers, soon learns a lesson on how important family is!
But the real question is, can the Evers family escape The Haunted Mansion?
Zach Cooper moves to a new town and meets a lovely girl next door named Hannah.
However, Hannah’s dad is actually R. L. Stine (played by Jack Black), the author of the Goosebumps series and how odd he is. Why is he so odd?
Well, it seems that the monster he writes about are real and they are freed from the books! Can they stop the monsters and get them back into their books before it is too late?
17. Monster House
DJ has suspicions that his neighbor, Nebbercracker, and the house he lives in. When the old man has to go to the hospital, DJ and his friends think the danger is over.
However, they’re wrong once they realize the house is a living, breathing, scary monster.
Can they protect the neighborhood from this Monster House?
18. Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus is about a teen named Max who moves to Salem and learns of the town belief of the Sander sisters.
Witches from 300 years ago who were punished for practicing dark magic and harming children.
However, he soon finds, after lighting the black flame candle, this local legend is true when he accidently releases the witches. Can he and his friends stop them from hurting Salem’s children once more?
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy really outdo themselves which is why this my kid’s “favorite scary movie.”
An adventurous little girl named Coraline moves with her family in an old house.
Feeling bored and neglected she finds a hidden door that takes her to a parallel universe where everyone has buttons for eyes. She also meets a more caring and loving version of her parents.
When Mother invites her to stay forever, she soon finds things may not be as great as she though, and Mother may not be as loving and caring as she though.
Can she escape this alternate reality and save her real parents?
Adam and Barbara die in a car accident and find themselves haunting their former home.
Unable to leave, and unable to stand the new family who moves in, they make it their mission to scare the new family away.
They ask for the help of obnoxious Beetlejuice who instead of scaring, puts the new family and their new friend Lydia in danger. Can Adam and Barbara stop Beetlejuice before it is too late?
21. The Little Vampire
This cute, but spooky movie for kids, is about a young boy befriending a young vampire who asks for his help. Tony will have to help his vampire friend find an ancient treasure so that his family can be human again.
Will tony be able to help his friend? Find out in this spooktacular movie! The Little Vampire, while an exciting spooky adventure, may not be suitable for younger children though.
More Spooky Fun From Kids Activities Blog
- Need some Halloween treats to go with your movie idea? We some great idea for spooky movie snacks.
- This Harry Potter pumpkin juice recipe is magically delicious!
- Make Halloween over Zoom easy with printable halloween masks!
- Check out this candy corn coloring page!
- A Halloween night light you can make to scare ghosts away.
- You can decorate a Halloween door to show your spirit(s)!
- Halloween stem activities are spooky and science!
- We have found some great easy halloween crafts for kids.
- Your little ones are sure to love this adorable bat craft!
- Halloween drinks that are sure to be a hit!
- Build motor skills with these super cute (not scary!) tracing pages!
Which Halloween movie for kids is your favorite? Comment below and let us know, we’d love to hear from you!