The Best Halloween Movies to Watch with Kids

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Updated October 24, 2023

Get your family into the spooky spirit this season with a Halloween movie night! Zombies, were-rabbits, ghosts on the loose, a night in the pumpkin patch… this is the stuff great Halloweens are made of. Make it even more fun by dressing up and popping some corn, then enjoy a scary, or not-so-scary, movie!

Find links to movies trailers below, then look for some of these movies on your favourite streaming services or purchase on Amazon. If you have a favourite movie that we missed, we’d love it if you could add it in the comments below…

The Best Halloween Family Movies

The Haunted Mansion (2023)

Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, “Haunted Mansion” features an all-star cast, and tells the story of a woman (Rosario Dawson) and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters. Rated PG. 

ParaNorman

A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Rated PG. 

Hotel Transylvania

When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention goes haywire, Drac and his pals are transformed into humans and Johnny becomes a monster! In their mismatched bodies, Drac and Johnny must find a cure. 

Coraline

This may be my son’s favourite movie of all time! An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Rated PG. 

Monster House

12-year old, D.J. Walters is convinced that his neighbor who terrorizes the neighborhood kids is responsible for Mrs. Nebbercracker’s mysterious disappearance. Any toy that touches his property, promptly disappears, D.J. has seen it with his own eyes and it’s about to get much worse than anything he could have imagined. Rated PG. 

Igor

An animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist’s assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community. Rated PG.

Coco

In Disney-Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries behind his ancestor’s stories and traditions.

Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. Rated G. 

Corpse Bride

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Rating PG. 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

A Tim Burton classic! The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night. Rated PG. 

E.T.

One of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Rated G. 

Beetlejuice

A couple of nice homebody ghosts, trying to rid their house of a family of trendsetting human beings, is hell-bent on making their home unlivable even for the dead. Rated PG.

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie

It’s a hilariously haunted Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood and Roo’s best new pal, Lumpy, is excited to trick-or-treat for the first time. Rated G. 

Ghostbusters

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

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

The story of a young witch, named Kiki who ready to take on the world with her trusty wisp of a talking cat named Jiji by her side. This beautifully animated movie by Studio Ghibli is a must see and one of our favourites.

Halloweentown

A Halloween staple. On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she’s a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown – a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. 

 

Harry Potter

While not technically a Halloween movie, we can’t help but include this magical world of wizards and creatures at this time of year. We can’t really pick a favourite movie in this series, although we may be a little partial to the first with young Harry, Hermine and Ron. Rated PG-13. 

The Addams Family

The original movie. Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Rated PG-13. 

Muppets Haunted Mansion

Inspired by the famous Disneyland ride, The Great Gonzo has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one night in the The Haunted Mansion.

Hocus Pocus

After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all. Rated PG. 

The Haunted Mansion (2004)

Workaholic realtor Jim Evers, his wife Sara, and their children are summoned to a mansion. When they find out that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he’s neglected as they attempt to escape. Rated PG. 

Monsters, Inc.

Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by them. So when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Rated G. 

Casper

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

Frankenweenie

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

The Munsters

A classic Halloween comedy and possibly  the strangest love story ever told. Lily is just your typical 150-year-old, lovelorn vampire looking for the man of her nightmares…that is until she lays eyes on Herman, a seven-foot-tall, green experiment with a heart of gold. It’s love at first shock as these two ghouls fall fangs over feet in this crazy Transylvanian romance. Rated PG.

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