45 ‘Spooky’ Movies for Familes to Watch During the Halloween Season

Monday, Oct 2nd, 2017 by

Are you looking for some spooky movies for your family to watch this month? A friend of mine put together this awesome list of family-friendly movies that would be appropriate to watch during the Halloween season, when we’re focused on ghosts, goblins, vampires, witches and magic!



Halloween Movies for Families


Note that the number before the movie indicates the minimum age, and that’s based on the recommendations of Common Sense Media. If you want to know more about the movie before you pop it in the DVD player, Common Sense Media reviews the quality of the film and assigns ratings based on factors like “positive messages,” “violence and scariness” and “educational value.” It also gives you a few sentences that will help you decide if the movie might scare your kids — for instance, its “Wizard of Oz” reviews notes that the “creepy flying monkeys” and “menacing, murderous intentions of the witch” might frighten pre-schoolers.


Here’s a guide to make your October family movie nights easy! 


3+ Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie



4+ It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown



4+ Spookley the Square Pumpkin



5+ Monsters Inc.



6+ Casper



6+ Jason and the Argonauts



6+ Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland



6+ The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad



6+ The Worst Witch



6+ Wizard of Oz



7+ Bedknobs and Broomsticks



7+ Dark Crystal



7+ E.T.



7+ Halloweentown



7+ Hotel Transylvania



7+ Nightmare Before Christmas



7+ The Black Cauldron



7+ Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit



8+ Ernest Scared Stupid



8+ Harry Potter



8+ Labyrinth



8+ Little Monsters



8+ Return to Oz



8+ The Neverending Story



8+ The Witches



9+ Beetlejuice



9+ Coraline



9+ Frankenweenie



9+ Ghostbusters



9+ Gremlins



9+ MirrorMask



9+ Monster House



9+ Paranorman



9+ Scooby Doo



9+ Spirited Away



10+ Corpse Bride



10+ The Goonies



10+ The Haunted Mansion



10+ Tower of Terror



10+ Young Frankenstein



11+ Hocus Pocus



11+ Raiders of the Lost Ark



13+ Edward Scissorhands



13+ The Addams Family



13+ The Monster Squad