50 Best Halloween Movies for Kids of All Ages

No matter the season or the weather, there is never a wrong time for great Halloween movies. When it gets close to fall, though, the desire to watch Halloween flicks becomes even stronger.

Whether you like them spooky and scary or funny and goofy, there are hundreds of great Halloween movies out there just dying to be watched (or re-watched, as the case may be).

We can’t forget about our kiddos, though. Traditionally, Halloween is every kid’s favorite holiday, second only to Christmas, and they want to celebrate the season with us!

While your little ones might not be ready for Nightmare on Elm Street or a Children of the Corn movie marathon just yet, there are still some great Halloween movies out there they can watch and enjoy. Plus, they’re Halloween movies!!! Chances are, even if they’re silly, you’ll probably love them too.

What Kind of Movie Are You Looking For?

*Note: All suggested audience ages come from CommonSenseMedia.org.

PG Rated Halloween Movies

These movies are all rated PG (parental guidance suggested), but you shouldn’t automatically assume that means they’re “kiddie” or not scary. There are a few movies on this list that have genuinely given kids – and some adults – the creeps, but if you’re aware of that upfront, you can choose your Halloween entertainment with care.

Goosebumps (2015)

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Scooby-Doo (2002)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

The Mummy (1999)

The House with the Clock in Its Walls (2018)

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Monster House (2006)

The Witches (1990)

The Harry Potter Movies

Coraline (2009)

Corpse Bride (2005)

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999)

The Addams Family (2019)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Scared Shrekless (2010)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Halloweentown (TV Movie 1998)

The Goonies (1985)

Girl Vs. Monster (2012)

Labyrinth (1986)

Gremlins (1984)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Poltergeist (1982)

Casper (1995)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009)

Spirited Away (2001)

Scoob! (2020)

G Rated Halloween Movies

G (all ages admitted) rated movies are generally suitable for children of all ages. If you watch any of these movies, you can safely assume they’re going to be more sweet and lighthearted than scary and creepy. Your young children shouldn’t have too much trouble with any of these selections.

Spooky Stakeout (2016)

ParaNorman (2012)

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

Spookley: The Square Pumpkin (2005)

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

Under Wraps (1997)

Toy Story of Terror (2014)

Room on the Broom (2013)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)

PG-13 Rated Halloween Movies (for Older Kids)

A rating of PG-13 (parental guidance suggested for kids under the age of 13) simply means that there may be some material parents find objectionable for younger kids. Normally, this rating means there could be a little bad language, possible sexual references or jokes and some extended or gory violence. Exercise a little caution when watching these with children, especially if they’re pre-teens.

Monster Squad (1987)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

The Addams Family (1991)

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