Halloween Movie List for Families

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The best Halloween movies for families to watch together during the month of October as they celebrate Halloween. Over 23 ideas for movies to watch this Fall.

11 Halloween movies for families to watch

There are not many Halloween movies we will watch. Many movies are aimed at scaring or at least creeping people out. I don’t want to scare my children. I don’t want a creepy Halloween, I want a happy, clean, wholesome Halloween.

Read: How To Have a Wholesome Halloween

We don’t watch a lot of Halloween movies, but it can be nice here or there through the month of October, especially if you do any sort of Halloween party with friends or family and want some movie ideas.

Halloween Movie List for Young Children

There are some Halloween movies that are fun for children. Below is our list of our favorite Halloween movies for children. We don’t really watch a lot of Halloween shows. We primarily watch Hotel Transylvania as a family and all enjoy those shows. 

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Rated for All

Hotel Transylvania
Rated PG

Hotel Transylvania 2
Rated PG

Hotel Transylvania 3
Rated PG

Halloweentown
Rated G

Monster’s Inc (not a Halloween movie traditionally, but it can work)
Rated G

Book of Life
Rated PG

Frankenweenie
Rated PG

ParaNorman
Rated PG

Coco
Rated PG

Casper
Rated PG

Hocus Pocus
Rated PG

Halloweentown
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Coco
Book of Life
Paranorman
Frankenweenie
Madeline’s Halloween And Other Spooky Tales
Thomas & Friends: Thomas Gets Tricked / Thomas’ Halloween Adventures Double Feature DVD
Paw Patrol: Halloween Heros
Curious George
Spookley: The Square Pumpkin
Young Frankenstein
Beetlejuice
Addams Family
Ghostbusters
Harry Potter
Hocus Pocus
Casper
Monster’s Inc
Hotel Transylvania 2
Hotel Transylvania
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Halloween Shows from Favorite Characters

Sometimes a movie is too intense for children and a Halloween themed show about a favorite character is the way to go. Here are some short shows featuring favorite characters from books and shows on PBS, Nickelodeon, and other places.

Spookley: The Square Pumpkin
Rated G

Curious George: Halloween Boo Fest and Spooky Fun
Not Rated

Paw Patrol: Halloween Heros
Not Rated

Thomas & Friends: Thomas Gets Tricked and Thomas’ Halloween Adventure
Not Rated

Madeline’s Halloween and Other Spooky Tales
Not Rated

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Halloween Movie List for Preteens and Teens

Now for some fun ones for the older crowd. I will caveat and say from this list, only one or two of my children have seen some of the movies on this list. Use judgement when deciding when your child is ready for something more intense or if you think he/she needs to. So just because a movie is on this list doesn’t make it a good idea for every ten year old out there. Consider the movie and decide if your individual child can watch it.

Harry Potter
Rated PG (the first one is)

Ghostbusters
Rated PG–this is the original.

Beetlejuice
Rated PG

Addams Family
Rated PG-13

Young Frankenstein
Rated PG

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Rated PG-13 — I wouldn’t do this with a child under 13

I would love to hear if there are any other movies on your Halloween movie list. Let me know in the comments.

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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