17 Family Friendly Halloween Movies

Little girl wearing Halloween costume at Halloween movie night

Halloween is just around the corner. A family movie night is the perfect way to get everyone young and old ready for spooky season. Here are a few of our favorite family friendly Halloween movies.

hocus pocus movie

Hocus Pocus

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

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Released: 1993

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 10 and up

Where to Watch: Disney+

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Halloweentown

Halloweentown

A teen girl discovers she is a witch and that her mother is also a witch but has decided to live her life as normally as possible.  When the grandmother, who is also a witch, comes to visit for Halloween it is revealed that evil forces a threatening the town, Halloweentown, where grandma lives. The teen must learn to use her new found powers to help stop the evil forces from taking over Halloweentown.

Released: 1998

Rating: TV-G

Age Recommended: 7 and up

Where to Watch: Disney+, Prime Video

the nightmare before christmas

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

When the king of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, becomes bored with scaring people on Halloween he stumbles upon Christmas town. Jack is fascinated with the idea of Christmas and tries to take over Christmas but things don’t got exactly as planned.

Released: 1993

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 7 and up

Where to Watch: Disney+, Prime Video

Its' the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

While Linus awaits the Great Pumpkin the Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween.

Released: 1966

Rating: Not Rated

Age Recommended: 4 and up

Where to Watch: Apple TV

Casper

Casper

A girl and her father, a psychologist who helps spirits in the afterlife, move into an old haunted mansion. They meet a kind young ghost and his unruly uncles. The girl and her father must help the ghost crossover to the other side but not before a lot of chaos ensues.

Released: 1995

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 8 and up

Where to Watch: Peacock, Prime Video, Apple TV

beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

A young couple dies and are trapped in their home. A new family moves into their home so they attempt to scare off the new residents but fail. With the help of the new family’s daughter the ghost couple summon a malicious spirit and immediately regret it.

Released: 1988

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 12 and up

Where to Watch: HBO Max, Peacock, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

hotel transylvania

Hotel Transylvania

Dracula operates a resort for monsters where he raises his half human, half vampire daughter. An unexpected human visitor stumbles into their castle. The overprotective father, Dracula doesn’t know what to do when his daughter and the human fall in love.

Released: 2012

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 7 and up

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV

coco

Coco

A young boys wants nothing more than to play music but his family forbids it. The young boy accidentally finds himself in the Land of the Dead and meets his deceased relatives where he learns he must obtain a blessing to return home.

Released: 2017

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 7 and up

Where to Watch:Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

A group of paranormal scientists team up to capture ghosts in New York City.

Released:1984

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 11 and up

Where to Watch: Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

monster house

Monster House

The kids discover that the spooky house down the street is actually a monster.

Released: 2006

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 10 and up

Where to Watch: Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

haunted mansion movie

The Haunted Mansion

On their their family vacation a workaholic realtor stops to visit a mansion that requested his services. While visiting the creepy house a storm traps the family in the house. The realtor must solve the mystery of the house band uncover his wife’s connection to it.

Released: 2003

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 9 and up

Where to Watch: Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

the witches

The Witches

A young boys who is visiting his grandmother stumbles upon a gathering of witches. The witches turn him into a mouse but he must stop their plan to rid England of all the children.

Released: 1990

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 9 and up

Where to Watch: HBO Max, Apple TV, Amazon Prime

corpse bride movie

Corpse Bride

A young groom is practicing his wedding vows for his arranged marriage unknowingly in front of a deceased young woman. The young woman rises from the grave and assumes she is to marry the man.

Released: 2005

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 10 and up

Where to Watch: HBO Max, Apple TV, Amazon Prime

ParaNorman

ParaNorman

A young boy who can see and speak with ghosts bust save his town from an old curse cast on them by a witch.

Released: 2012

Rating: PG

Age Recommended: 10 and up

Where to Watch: Roku, Amazon Prime

spookley the square pumpkin

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Spookley is a pumpkin that is square instead of round like the others. The other pumpkins tease him for his differences and he fails miserably at the Jack-A-Lympics Competition. When a sudden storm rolls in Spookley and the other creatures on the farm help save Halloween.

Released: 2005

Rating: G

Age Recommended: 4 and up

Where to Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

toy story of terror

Toy Story of Terror!

Woody and the gang are stuck in a roadside motel when one of their own goes missing. They must work together to solve this mystery.

Released: 2013

Rating: TV-G

Age Recommended: 6 and up

Where to Watch: Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

muppets haunted mansion

Muppets Haunted Mansion

On Halloween nights Gonzo and Pepe accept a challenges to spend the night in the haunted mansion.

Released: 2021

Rating: TV-PG

Age Recommended: 8 and up

Where to Watch: Disney+