What better way to get into the spooky spirit at Halloween than by watching some classic Halloween movies with your kids? We love a good kid-friendly Halloween movie night! From friendly ghosts to wicked witches, there is no shortage of family-friendly Halloween movies to choose from. But with so many options, you may be wondering which ones are the best for your little ones.

In this blog post, I’ve rounded up the top Halloween movies that are sure to thrill and entertain young kids without being too much! So gather your little ghosts and goblins and get ready for a fun-filled movie night!

The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

I broke these down into age groups to help you find movies for your kiddos a little easier, but these things can be a little subjective. Be sure to look through the whole list and find what’s right for your kids whatever age they may be! 

Age group: 3-6 years old 

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

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This is a classic Halloween special about the Peanuts gang and their search for the elusive Great Pumpkin. 

Mickey’s House of Villains (2002)

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In this fun and spooky adventure, Mickey Mouse and friends are trapped in a haunted house by Disney’s iconic villains. 

Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005)

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This is a heartwarming story about a square-shaped pumpkin who learns to embrace his differences and save the day. 

The Gruffalo (2009)


Follow a brave mouse as he journeys through the woods and encounters a series of creatures, including the not-so-scary Gruffalo. 

Spooky Buddies (2011)

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When a group of talking puppies accidentally releases an evil Halloween Hound, they must team up to stop him from taking over the world.

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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We love the Hotel Transylvania movies! In this one, Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, invites a “normal” human to stay at her family’s hotel for monsters, leading to hilarious chaos. 

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)

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If you’re kids are Curious George fans, they’ll love this! Follow Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat as they solve a mystery on Halloween night. 

Toy Story of Terror! (2013)

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The beloved toys from Toy Story find themselves in a spooky situation when they stay overnight in a creepy motel. 

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween (2016)

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Calling all Cit in the Hat fans! In this movie, the Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a spooky adventure to learn about Halloween. 

Age group: 7-10 years old 

The Goonies (1985)


A group of kids embark on a treasure hunt to save their town from greedy developers, but end up finding a pirate’s long-lost treasure. 

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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This one is so much fun for adults to watch too! Three wacky witches are resurrected on Halloween night, and it’s up to a group of kids to stop them from becoming immortal. 

The Addams Family (1991)

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A quirky and hilarious family of monsters try to adjust to “normal” life in the suburbs, with hilarious results.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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This Tim Burton classic follows the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, as he discovers Christmas and tries to bring it to his spooky world. 

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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A family visits a mansion rumored to be haunted, and they soon find out that the rumors are true. 

Monster House (2006)

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A group of friends discover that their neighborhood’s creepy house is actually alive and trying to eat anyone who gets too close.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)


A family moves into a new home and discovers a hidden world of magical creatures and an impending war.

Coco (2017)

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On Dia de los Muertos, a young boy accidentally travels to the land of the dead and learns the true importance of family and tradition. 

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

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A young orphan goes to live with his warlock uncle and discovers a hidden world of magic and a dangerous clock with the power to end the world.

Age group: 11-13 years old 

Ghostbusters (1984)


Who doesn’t love the original Ghostbusters? When ghosts invade New York City, it’s up to a team of eccentric scientists to save the day in this comedic classic. 

Beetlejuice (1988)


A ghost couple enlists the help of a crazy and crude “bio-exorcist” to rid their home of its new living inhabitants. 

The Witches (1990)

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Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, this film follows a young boy who discovers a convention of witches and their evil plans. 

Coraline (2009)


A stop-motion animated film about a young girl who discovers an alternate version of her life behind a mysterious door in her house. 

Goosebumps (2015)


If your kids love Goosebumps books, they have to see this! Based on the popular book series, this movie follows a group of kids as they try to stop the monsters from Goosebumps books coming to life. 

A Monster Calls (2016)

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A young boy turns to a tree monster for help coping with his mother’s terminal illness.

A Quiet Place (2018)

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In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by blind, sound-sensitive creatures, a family must remain absolutely silent to survive. 

The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

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A group of teenagers must solve the mystery behind a cursed book of scary stories that come to life in their small town. 

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