Navigating a Night of Frights: 31 Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies

Dive into the enchanting world of family-friendly Halloween movies, offering a delightful mix of old and new, available for streaming on Netflix or free online viewing. Whether you choose to rent them or enjoy during the fall season, these films promise a spooktacular experience for your little ones.

Best Halloween Movies for Kids:

Embark on a Friday night tradition of staying up late with the kids for a bewitching movie night. The curated list features a blend of timeless classics and hidden gems. Some of the most cherished Halloween movies for kids were born in the era when Derek and I were youngsters. Unveiling this lineup, there might be a surprise or two—I had no idea there was a Grinch Halloween movie! It’s a thrill to witness my family’s reaction to these cinematic treats.

The Unveiling – 31 Top Picks:

Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin:

A Halloween classic suitable for all ages, available for rent or purchase on Amazon. (Rated G)

Hocus Pocus:

This entertaining classic revolves around 17th-century witches summoned by mischievous pranksters, available for rent or purchase on Amazon. (Rated PG)
Casper:

The original Casper holds a unique charm, with the option to purchase or rent on Amazon.

Halloweentown:

A classic film that everyone but me seems to have seen—time to catch up! Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated G)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone:

While Derek vouched for all eight movies, the first installment exudes a Halloween vibe. Rent or buy on Amazon. (Rated PG)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble:

An adventure from Derek’s childhood, offering a glimpse into the younger days of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Available for rent or purchase on Amazon. (Not Rated)

Twitches:

For lifelong Tia and Tamera fans, this Disney Channel movie about magical twins is a must-watch. Rent or buy on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Halloween or Christmas?:

A timeless classic that sparks the eternal debate. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Monster House:

Three friends discover their neighbor’s house is a real-life monster. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Coraline:

A captivating tale by the creators of Nightmare Before Christmas, available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Adam’s Family (2019):

The animated 2019 version brings a fresh twist to the beloved Adam’s Family. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Hotel Transylvania:

Join the laughter with the first movie of this hilarious series. Rent or buy on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Toy Story of Terror:

A 22-minute short featuring Toy Story characters in a spooky Halloween scene, available on Amazon and Disney Plus. (Not Rated)

Room On The Broom:

A 30-minute short retelling the best-selling childhood picture book, a Halloween classic available for free to Amazon Prime members. (Rated G)

Paranorman:

Join Norman, a boy with the ability to speak with the dead, on a quest to save his village from a curse. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Coco:

While representing the Day of the Dead in Mexico, Coco resonates with the Halloween season. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Corpse Bride:

A Tim Burton masterpiece where a man is compelled to marry a dead bride. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Ghostbusters:

A confession: I’ve never seen it! If you love Bill Murray and ghostly adventures, catch it on Amazon. (Rated PG)

E.T.:

Join the heartwarming journey of an alien stranded on Earth. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Monsters vs Aliens:

When aliens attack, it’s up to the monsters to protect us. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Monster Family:

A normal family cursed to dress as monsters must unravel the mystery behind their predicament. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Halloween Is Grinch Night:

A delightful 25-minute sequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, free to watch on Youtube. (No rating)

James and The Giant Peach:

Not exactly a Halloween film, but a captivating watch nonetheless. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)
The Halloween Tale:

A Tim Burton creation about a dog that comes to life, available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Spooky Buddies:

Golden retrievers touring a haunted house? A treat for the kids. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated G)

Haunted Mansion:

Eddie Murphy stars in a tale of an overworked real estate agent and his family encountering a haunted house. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Mom’s Got A Vampire Date:

A Disney Channel film recalling the humorous escapade of two children arranging a date for their mother. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated G)

The Little Vampire:

A childhood favorite where a boy befriends a vampiric and strives to turn him and his mother human. Rent or buy on Amazon. (Rated PG)

Arthur’s Haunted Tree House:

Arthur and friends experience a haunting in their treehouse during trick-or-treating. Free on Amazon Prime. (Rated G)

Dear Dracula:

A boy’s request for a Dracula doll takes an unexpected turn. Find it at Target. (Rating TV-Y)

Cocoa:

Though representing the Day of the Dead, this film fits the Halloween vibe. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon. (Rated PG)
Prepare for a spooktacular movie night, and let the Halloween festivities begin!

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