Looking for the best Halloween movies for kids and the whole family? Something to cozy up on the couch to watch or playing in the background as you do some Halloween activities?
Halloween is upon us! For me, Halloween has always signaled the start of the holiday season, as the month of October is bound to fly by and soon Christmas will be upon us. But before getting too far ahead of myself, I’ve rounded up a list of the best Halloween movies for the family, broken down by age and where you can stream it.
For me, the ultimate Halloween movie classic is Hocus Pocus, and it just doesn’t feel like Halloween unless I’ve watched it.
Best Halloween Movies for Ages 3+
As we all know, toddlers and preschoolers don’t have a long attention span. Here are a handful of Halloween “movies” for the little kids in your life!
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (Hulu)
Room on the Broom (Netflix)
Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween (Netflix)
Super Monsters Save Halloween (Netflix)
True: Tricky Treat Day (Netflix)
Best Halloween Movies for Kids Ages 7+
For kids who are a little bit older, here are some Halloween movies and specials to watch together.
Toy Story of Terror (DisneyPlus)
Hotel Transylvania (Hulu)
Dreamworks Spooky Stories & Spooky Stories 2 (Netflix)
Monster Family (Netflix)
The Little Vampire (Netflix)
The Addams Family (animated 2019; Hulu)
Scoob! (HBO Max)
Best Halloween Movies for Kids Ages 9+
Goosebumps 2 (Netflix)
Monster Island (Netflix)
Twitches & Twitches Too (DisneyPlus)
The Corpse Bride (Hulu)
Best Halloween Movies for Ages 11+
Hocus Pocus (DisneyPlus)
The Addams Family (1991 version; Netflix)
31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform
If you don’t have a streaming service, but do have cable, Freeform has 31 Nights of Halloween during the month of October. You can check out the Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween schedule here.
Casper is a personal favorite from my childhood and is not currently available on streaming services for free, so if you don’t want to pay for rental or purchase, check it out on Freeform, or set your DVR.
Note: Not all the movies listed below are kid-friendly.
What are some family-friendly Halloween movies and specials that you like to watch?
Looking for more activities and what to do in October? Check out the Collin County Mom’s Guide to the Month of October.