13+ Family Halloween Movies That Aren’t Too Spooky

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The best family Halloween movies for kids to watch this October and where to stream them. Check out this list of all-time greatest Halloween movies for kids.

Halloween Movies for Kids

BEST FAMILY HALLOWEEN MOVIES FOR KIDS

Nothing says a family Halloween movies night than chilly Fall air.   Grab the blankets, the popcorn, and watch one of the best kid’s Halloween movies together.  

This Halloween movie list contains all the classics that your family will love! 

Here’s the best kid’s Halloween movies that aren’t too scary.  So grab some Monster Munch Halloween popcorn or this best caramel apple dip to enjoy while you watch one of these Halloween films for families.  

WHERE TO STREAM THE HALLOWEEN MOVIES 

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BEST HALLOWEEN MOVIE LIST 


Casper

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Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper quickly falls in love with Kat, but their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.

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Ernest Scared Stupid 

Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) is working as a garbage collector in a small Missouri town. Despite the warnings of superstitious local Old Lady Hackmore (Eartha Kitt), he accidentally unleashes devious troll Trantor (Jonas Moscartolo), a slimy creature confined under a tree for 200 years. Trantor changes some kids into wooden dolls and turns Ernest’s dog, Rimshot, into a log. Ernest then teams up with Old Lady Hackmore to get rid of the beast and bring the victims back to life.

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Ghostbusters

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After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.

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The Goonies

halloween-movieOld-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.

 

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Harry Potter & Sorcerer’s Stone

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Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths.

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The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow 

haunted-pumpkin-cropIt’s Halloween and friends Nick and Kate are on a mission to find the biggest pumpkin in the patch. Unfortunately, the pumpkin they choose is haunted by the ghost of the Headless Horseman, and he wants his head back.

 

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Hocus Pocus

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

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Hotel Transylvania

When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves without humans around to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites creatures like the Invisible Man, the Mummy and others to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez). However, an unforeseen complication unfolds when an ordinary human unwittingly crashes the party and falls in love with Mavis.

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It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown 

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin. The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.

 

 

 


Jumanji

halloween-movieA magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst). While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. When they start playing, they free Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who’s been stuck in the game’s inner world for decades. If they win Jumanji, the kids can free Alan for good — but that means braving giant bugs, ill-mannered monkeys and even stampeding rhinos!

 

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Monsters, Inc

monsters-inc-halloween-movieMonsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before.

 

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The Nightmare Before Christmas 

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

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Room on the Broom

 

Based on Julia Donaldson’s picture book, telling the story of a kind witch who invites a collection of animals to join her on her broom, though her cat thinks it will get too crowded. Her new friends make themselves useful, however, when the witch is threatened by a fearsome dragon.

 

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PRINT THIS HALLOWEEN MOVIE LIST FOR EASY REFERENCE! 

Which best kids Halloween movies will you watch this Fall? Here’s a Halloween movie checklist to keep track! Just click to download! 

Enjoy all these Halloween movies family time together! 

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And don’t forget to grab our free printable CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHECKLIST right here!

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FUN HALLOWEEN MOVIE TREAT IDEAS

One of our favorite family traditions is to have a movie night on Friday. If you plan to make a fun night out of watching one of these Halloween family movies, here’s a few fun and festive treat ideas! 

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Polly October 19, 2014 - 2:22 am

Another good movie is the The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow (2003). It is on Netflix or YouTube, about 45 minutes long

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