Best Halloween Movies for Kids, According to Age

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 Kids

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)

Halloweentown (DisneyPlus)

Best Halloween Movies for Kids Ages 9+

Goosebumps 2 (Netflix)

Monster Island (Netflix)

Frankenweenie (DisneyPlus)

Twitches & Twitches Too (DisneyPlus)

The Corpse Bride (Hulu)

Best Halloween Movies for Ages 11+

Hocus Pocus (DisneyPlus)

The Addams Family (1991 version; Netflix)

Coraline (Hulu)

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.

31 days of halloween Freeform

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.

Catie is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, went to college in San Diego, and moved to North Texas after getting married in 2009. They have lived in Collin County since 2017 and welcomed their son to the world in 2018. She likes to call herself a "naptime entrepreneur" working during her toddler's naps as a personal branding photographer - creating visual content and branded images for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners. In her limited spare time, you'll find her reading a mix of fiction, parenting, and business books, daydreaming about traveling to Europe, giving some attention to their dachshund named Kevin, and watching classics on Disney+ with her husband.


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