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
This is a classic Halloween special about the Peanuts gang and their search for the elusive Great Pumpkin.
In this fun and spooky adventure, Mickey Mouse and friends are trapped in a haunted house by Disney’s iconic villains.
This is a heartwarming story about a square-shaped pumpkin who learns to embrace his differences and save the day.
Follow a brave mouse as he journeys through the woods and encounters a series of creatures, including the not-so-scary Gruffalo.
When a group of talking puppies accidentally releases an evil Halloween Hound, they must team up to stop him from taking over the world.
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.
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.
The beloved toys from Toy Story find themselves in a spooky situation when they stay overnight in a creepy motel.
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
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.
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.
A quirky and hilarious family of monsters try to adjust to “normal” life in the suburbs, with hilarious results.
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.
A family visits a mansion rumored to be haunted, and they soon find out that the rumors are true.
A group of friends discover that their neighborhood’s creepy house is actually alive and trying to eat anyone who gets too close.
A family moves into a new home and discovers a hidden world of magical creatures and an impending war.
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.
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
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.
A ghost couple enlists the help of a crazy and crude “bio-exorcist” to rid their home of its new living inhabitants.
Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, this film follows a young boy who discovers a convention of witches and their evil plans.
A stop-motion animated film about a young girl who discovers an alternate version of her life behind a mysterious door in her house.
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 young boy turns to a tree monster for help coping with his mother’s terminal illness.
In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by blind, sound-sensitive creatures, a family must remain absolutely silent to survive.
A group of teenagers must solve the mystery behind a cursed book of scary stories that come to life in their small town.