31 Halloween Movies that the Whole Family Will Enjoy


Are you looking for a good Halloween movie to watch with your family this October? It can be hard to find a Halloween movie that the whole family will enjoy. It’s either too scary for the youngest, too babyish for the big kids, or you’ve seen it a 1000 times!

Well, gather the family, pop the corn, and cozy up because I’m about to present 31 of the best Halloween movies!

In October, we celebrate the season with a weekly Halloween Movie Night. We pop the popcorn, bake refrigerated sugar cookies, or snack on candy and cozy around the tv. Sometimes, we just watch episodes or shorts and get on with our night. My kids range in age 4-11 so I’ve learned to pick something that (most of the time) everyone will enjoy. Here are our favorite Halloween movies:

Halloween Movies for Young Boos and Ghouls

  1. Spookley the Square Pumpkin
  2. The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular
  3. Mickey Mouse’s House of Villians
  4. Toy Story of Terror
  5. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
  6. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
  7. Dreamworks Spooky Stories
  8. Super Monsters Save Halloween
  9. Pooh’s Huffalump Halloween Movie
  10. Room on the Broom

Halloween Movies that the Whole Family will Enjoy

  1. Casper
  2. The Haunted Mansion
  3. The Corpse Bride
  4. The House With a Clock in Its Walls
  5. Addams Family
  6. Hotel Transylvania
  7. Paranorman
  8. Book of Life
  9. E.T.
  10. Harry Potter
  11. Goosebumps
  12. Scooby-Doo
  13. Coraline
  14. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  15. Monster House
  16. Penelope
  17. Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Halloween Movies for Tweenagers

  1. Beetlejuice (It’s rated PG but use discretion for language and frightening scenes)
  2. Ghostbusters (It’s rated PG but use discretion for language and frightening scenes )
  3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (PG-13, parents use discretion for frightening scenes)

Halloween Movie Must-See (or is it even Halloween?)

  1. Hocus Pocus (we watch this every Halloween)

Freeform also has Halloween movies each day of October too. Hopefully, you find a Halloween movie on this list that your whole family can enjoy!

Did your family’s favorite Halloween movie make the list?

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Kim McNeely
Kim grew up in a small town in northeast Alabama. She majored in journalism in college at Faulkner University. There she met baseball-playing Florida boy named David who swept her off her feet and then married her. David went right into a teaching/coaching career and Kim lost her desire to write. Before kids, she worked in insurance and as an office administrator. In 2008, they started a family and Kim fell in love with motherhood. She has been working as a stay at home mom for almost 10 years, occasionally, letting the laundry pile up and devoting her time to raising three children. Her kids have grown up on the ball field cheering on their daddy's baseball teams. They moved to Brandon just over a year ago and have enjoyed exploring Tampa. Kim likes being creative and crafty. She is a list-maker, scheduler, and planner. She loves planning play dates, parties, and budget-friendly family activities. Kim spends her days convincing her nine year old, Emerson, to wash her hair; teaching her kindergartener, Everly, sight words; and making sure her curious two year old and only son, Easton, isn't playing in the toilets. She loves children's books and reading bedtime stories. If she finds some free time, she writes her blog, catches up on her favorite TV shows, scrolls social media, and folds massive piles of laundry. Her desire to write returned when she realized that her children were an endless source of inspiration. You can follow Kim as she documents and finds ways to soak in every ounce of her children's childhood on Facebook, Instagram, and on her blog as The Sentimental Mom.


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