13 Family Friendly Movies for Halloween

We have really started getting into the fun and creepy mood that is all things Halloween. My family loves to watch movies and Halloween is a great time to get together and enjoy come scary fun. Getting scared is so much fun! I know age appropriateness of movies depends on the child. Be sure your children are up to these movies before sitting down to watch them together. Two of my kids love all things Halloween and one gets scared very easily. So some of these movies had to wait for us to enjoy them.


Beetlejuice (1988)

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.


Frankenweenie (2012)

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.


The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Two animated adaptions of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “The Wind in the Willows.”


Halloweentown (1998)

After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures. The first in a series of movies

Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

Determined twins (Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen) try to trick an evil aunt (Cloris Leachman) out of a magic moonstone and save their family home.

Monster House (2006)

Three teens discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.


Casper (1995)

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.


The Addams Family (1991)

Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.


Hocus Pocus (1993)

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.


Ghostbusters (1984)

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.


Spooky Buddies (2011)

The puppies go on a spooky adventure through a haunted mansion.


Many of these were favesof mine from my childhood. I loved being able to watch them with each of my children over and over. Scooby Doo and Winnie the Pooh are great for helping families get into the Halloween spirit.

Do you have a favourite Halloween movie you watch with your children?



  1. Reese Speaks says

    LOVE this post! My favourites are The adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, The Nightmare Before Christmas and It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! My kids love these movies, too! We watch them every Halloween!
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  2. I plan on watching every single one of these halloween movies with my family 🙂
    Halloween is the best time of the year

  3. Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus are still staples for Halloween at my place. No kids to be found but I still love to watch them!
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  4. I haven't seen many of these, but It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is a favourite.

  5. Love the list, and will be hitting it once October hits to get my littles amped up for the 31st!

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