30 Spooky (But Not Too Spooky) Family Halloween Movies for Kids
You should watch these movies right now.
Looking for some spooky—but not too spooky—Halloween entertainment for the little ones? Look no further than Netflix, which just so happens to be an absolute trove of holiday-related content, no matter what you're looking for.
Get ready to pop some popcorn, maybe drizzle some candy corn on it, and dim the lights! We've got the best Halloween movies for kids for your whole family. And you can find most of these titles right on Netflix. And once you've exhausted that stash of movies, we list some of the best family halloween movies across time—titles you may find on Prime Video, or other streaming services.
While you're at it, why don't you make this the ultimate Halloween-themed movie night and whip up some yummy candy corn whoopie pies to boot? They'll make the perfect treat for watching!
Oh, and if scary Halloween movies for adults are more your speed once the kiddos go to sleep, we've got those, too. Plus, get nostalgic with the 30+ Disney+ Halloween movies.
Keep reading for the best kids Halloween movies and shows that your entire family will love watching together!
Best Kids Movies on Netflix
Ghost Patrol (2016)
Who are the Ghost Patrol? Just two average kids and their pet dog. When they get a call about a creepy old manor, the Ghost Patrol soon realizes the daunting task they've just been given: Investigating a true-blue, totally real haunted house.
Related: Best Halloween Movies of All Time
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)
Related: Best Halloween Party Ideas for a Wicked Good Time
One for slightly older kids, this spooky movie follows a babysitter whose young charge is kidnapped by monsters on Halloween night. She goes on a quest to rescue the child and discovers a whole world of child-saving babysitters who are also battling monsters. Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, takes another creepy turn as the Boogeyman.
Super Monsters Save Halloween (2018)
Also known as Super Monsters: Halloween for Everyone, this cutie movie is geared toward younger trick-or-treaters. In the film, a team of friendly Super Monsters help prepare their town for their favorite spooky holiday.
Related: 23 Cute, Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween (2019)
Super Monsters are back, this time celebrating Vida's first Halloween! In this Halloween TV special, the ultra cute Super Monsters take turns sharing their favorite Halloween traditions with Vida.
Super Monsters: Dia De Los Monsters (2020)
In this cute Halloween special, the Super Monsters visit Vida’s hometown to learn about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The episode focuses on the importance of friends and family and features plenty of fun musical numbers.
Related: Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers to Get You Ready for the Scariest Day of the Year
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween (2020)
Cory Carson, a cute, anthropomorphic orange car, goes on a hunt with his friends for candy bars on Halloween. The characters are based on VTech’s Go-Go Smartwheels toy cars.
The Worst Witch (2017)
This series, based on the beloved British book series of the same name, follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble and her friends Maud Spellbody and Enid Nightshade as they attend a witching academy.
True: Tricky Treat Day (2019)
True and her besties have to save the day. After all, a hungry Yeti can't follow rules and ends up sneaking a forbidden treat, which has consequences. Howling Greenies show up in the kingdom and now it's up to True!
Related: 17 Fun, Easy Couples Halloween Costume Ideas
View the original article to see embedded media.
A Witches’ Ball (2017)
Beatrix is a young witch-in-training who is eager to take her place in the magical world. However, she encounters some obstacles along the way, making this a wonderful family-friendly Halloween movie.
Pac's Scary Halloween (2016)
Pac Man’s buddies must come to the rescue when the evil Dr. Pacenstein attempts to swap bodies with Pac on Halloween.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004)
It’s tough being a square pumpkin in a round world, but Spookley learns it’s okay to be different in this adorable short film for little kids.
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-Ween (2019)
Captain Underpants helps Harold and George save Halloween when their nemesis, Melvin, tries to cancel the holiday. In his underpants, of course.
The Little Vampire (2018)
No, not the one from your youth with Jonathon Lipnicki! This animated version originally came out in 3D and is now available on Netflix. A 13-year-old human meets up with a vampire of the same age. Together, they play to slay a vampire hunter.
Dreamworks Spooky Stories (2009)
Beloved characters from Dreamworks films, including Shrek and Monsters vs. Aliens, unite in Volume 1 of Dreamworks Spooky Stories to fun, creepy Halloween adventures in this family-friendly series.
Related: 25 Cheap, Easy DIY Halloween Decorations to Get Your Ghoul On
Dreamworks Spooky Stories: Volume 2 (2012)
Because one volume simply wasn’t enough, Dreamworks fan-favorites come back together again to reprise some their roles in some rather haunting excursions.
Best Family Halloween Movies
Looking for more fun Halloween movies you can enjoy with your kids? Queue up one of these delightfully spooky—but not too scary!—Halloween movies. Some are classic family Halloween movies, while others are recent additions your family will still enjoy.
Quite possibly the quintessential kids’ Halloween movie, Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis as three quirky parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
For many families, Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a viewing of the cult classic Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as three sister witches who try to preserve their youth by absorbing the life force of children.
In this spooky, quirky stop-motion animated film, 11-year-old Norman is bullied for saying he can speak to the ghosts. But at the end of the day, only he can lift the witch’s curse that plagues his small town.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Tim Burton’s quirky stop-motion Halloween musical has been delighting kids for decades. It tells the tale of Jack Skellington, a sensitive soul who tries to introduce Christmas to his native Halloween Town, with disastrous results.
Corpse Bride (2005)
Victor (Johnny Depp) is set to marry Victoria (Emily Watson) in this Tim Burton film, but a grave misunderstanding leads him to the Land of the Dead with a new, well, corpse bride, voiced by Helena Bonham Carter.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Jared and Simon Grace are twins who just moved into the rundown Spiderwick Estate with their mother and sister Mallory. But the house isn’t just run-down. It might just be haunted; or at the very least, a world within itself. Better suited for older kids rather than toddlers, The Spiderwick Chronicles is Jumaji-esque, but significantly less scary.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)
In this sequel to the 2015 Goosebumps film, two boys accidentally unleash monsters onto their small town when they open a haunted, unpublished Goosebumps manuscript. Obviously, creepy chaos ensues!
Who doesn't love Casper? He is, after all, the friendly ghost. Casper and his uncles haunt Whipstaff Manor. Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman), a ghost therapist, is tasked with removing them from the mansion. After moving into the property with his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci), Casper strikes up a friendship with the teen.
Monster Family (2017)
When the members of the Wishbone family attend a costume party, little do they know that they will soon be transformed into the Halloween creatures they dressed up as : a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster.
Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a holiday classic, but did you know Dr. Seuss also wrote a TV special about the Grinch’s Halloween adventures? Like the Christmas special, this story takes place in Whoville and features a wacky cast of characters including the pink-colored Gree-Grumps, the green-colored Hakken-Kraks, and, of course, the Grinch’s faithful dog Max.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Dracula (Adam Sandler) is an overprotective father to daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the owner of Hotel Transylvania, a destination for monsters to go and rest in peace away from the humans. When Jonathan (Andy Samberg), a human, stumbles upon the resort, Dracula has to hide him from the guests, while his daughter falls for the newcomer.
The Addams Family (1991 or 2019)
Kids will get a kick out of the macabre but well-meaning Addams family, and the original film, starring Anjelica Huston as Morticia, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester, and Christina Ricci as Wednesday, is as delightfully weird and enjoyable for adults. Or watch the more recent animated version—it's a treat too!
Next up, get in the Halloweenie mood with Hocus Pocus quotes!