The Best Family-Friendly Halloween Flicks That Still Spook

Spooky season has arrived, and what better way to celebrate than a movie marathon with the family! Depending on the age levels of people in the house, a lot of traditional Halloween movies can be a bit too scary for some.

The best way to cuddle close on the couch during the month of October together is to watch a family Halloween flick. Because Halloween is traditionally celebrated more by children, there have been many family-friendly spooky flicks created, some turning into All Hallows’ Eve cult classics. You could also be like me, who is an adult but not a fan of scary movies at all. I prefer something a bit more lighthearted, so family friendly movies are totally up my alley.  

Stuck on what to watch? Don’t scream in fear. We have created a list of “family-friendly” movies that will surely get even the smallest members of the household in the Halloween spirit. Whether you’re an adult who’s just not a scary movie fan, or a parent wanting to bring the spooky into family bonding, this list is curated for you! 

Holiday movies are always so much fun to watch because we don’t typically watch them on the daily, making them more special. Whatever flick you watch, be sure to pair it with some spooky treats and the night will be a scream!

Edward Scissorhands


A scientist builds an animated human being but dies before finishing him. The animated human, named Edward, must endure life as an outcast.

The Nightmare Before Christmas


Two holidays collide when Jack the pumpkin king steals Christmas.

The Witches (1990)


A young boy gets turned into a mouse when he visits a hotel that is hosting a large witch convention. He must stop them from turning all the children into mice.

The Haunted Mansion (2003)


The Evers family takes a much needed vacation, but the father can’t help but add work to the plans when the family visits a sinister mansion that he is being asked to sell. Trouble arrives when they find out it’s cursed.

Hotel Transylvania


Dracula and his daughter, Mavis, run a hotel for monsters, but trouble arrives when a human accidentally gets thrown into the mix and falls in love with Mavis.

Hotel Transylvania 2


Dracula and Mavis are back, but this time, Mavis is pregnant! Not only that, the baby is half human, leaving Mavis trying to decide which world to raise it in.

Hocus Pocus


The Sanderson sisters take over the town of Salem on Halloween night after being brought back from the dead with an enchanted candle.



After a recently deceased couple goes searching for help to evict a new family from their home, they’re introduced to Beetlejuice. He is a rambunctious spirit who is more trouble than help.

Ghostbusters (1984)


A team of scientists come together to fight evil spirits being leaked by a doorway to another dimension located in New York City.

Ghostbusters II


After saving New York City from a ghost attack, the Ghostbusters — a team of spirit exterminators — were disbanded for demolishing parts of the city during the battle.

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


When Linus discovers that no one else believes in the creature, he sets out to prove that the Pumpkin is no myth by spending the night alone in a pumpkin patch.



Young Victor Frankenstein brings his recently deceased dog back to life. But things go terribly wrong.



Maleficent engages in an epic battle with a king from a neighboring land, then curses his newborn daughter, Aurora — realizing only later that the child holds the key to peace in the kingdom.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


After Aurora becomes engaged, Maleficent must travel to meet the in-laws. When things go terribly wrong, Maleficent must now fight to save her people once more.



Marnie and her siblings get a big shock when they follow grandma home to Halloweentown and find out they come from a family of witches.

The Corpse Bride


A tragically weird love story from the mind of Tim Burton.

Muppets Haunted Mansion


Gonzo is challenged to spend one night at The Haunted Mansion on Halloween night.



A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the ‘mogwai’ but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.



While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better.

Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)


During a total eclipse, a love-stricken man discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After he feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin, to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.



When a teen named Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales, it’s up to R.L Stine, his daughter and Cooper to return the beasts back to the books where they belong.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad


In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” gangly schoolmaster Ichabod Crane falls for the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel. Caught in a love triangle with Katrina and Brom Bones, Ichabod fears a local legend called the Headless Horseman.

The Addams Family


The film focuses on a bizarre, macabre, aristocratic family who reconnect with what they believe to be a long-lost relative, Gomez’s brother, Fester Addams, who is actually the adopted son of a loan shark intending to swindle the Addams clan out of its vast wealth and fortune.

Monster House


No adults believe three youths’ assertion that a neighboring resident is a living creature that means them harm. With Halloween approaching, the trio must find a way to destroy the structure before innocent trick-or-treaters meet ghastly ends.

Casper Meets Wendy


Wendy meets Casper the Friendly Ghost, who is vacationing with his quarrelsome uncles. Despite their families’ prejudiced warnings, Wendy and Casper become fast friends. Before long, this high-spirited duo decides to team up to take down the bullying warlock.

Under Wraps


Three 12-year-old children, Amy, Marshall and Gilbert, encounter a mummy, which has been undiscovered for three thousand years. While investigating, they accidentally revive him, but he must be returned to his resting place by midnight on Halloween or he will never find his long lost love.

The Cat In The Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween


The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween adventure that includes a fun-filled ride and the best costumes ever.

Super Monsters Save Halloween


It’s Halloween in Pitchfork Pines, but the neighbors don’t seem to be in the mood. Can the Super Monsters save their favorite holiday?

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie


After hearing what they believe is the dreaded Huffalump, Winnie the Pooh and his friends set out with much trepidation to try to trap the “monster.”

Room on the Broom


This story follows a witch as she embarks on an eventful journey on her broomstick. The elements are against her and the witch loses her hat, bow and wand, but she makes new friends who help her find her belongings, and when disaster strikes, they save her from a witch-eating dragon!

Barney Halloween Party


It’s Halloween and Barney and his friends are decorating the gym for an exciting party at the school. Meanwhile, BJ and Baby Bop are getting ready for a fun-filled night of trick-or-treating in their costumes. After a fun search for Halloween treats, BJ comes up a bit empty-handed.

Curious George: A Halloween Boo-fest


As the story goes, No Noggin is a hat-kicking scarecrow who appears on Halloween to kick people’s hats off. On Halloween night, George and Allie are determined to get a picture of No Noggin and prove he’s real once and for all.

Dear Dracula


A young horror fan decides to write a letter to his favorite vampire on Halloween.

Double Double Toil and Trouble


Determined twins try to trick an evil aunt out of a magic moonstone and save their family home.

What movies do you watch with the fam to get in the Halloween spirit? Tell us in the comments!

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