When Halloween starts to draw near and the nights are darker, the season brings an excitement for the months ahead. To the promise of crunchy leaves, cold frost, family move nights with popcorn and trick or treating. With that I bring you The Best Halloween Family Movies That You Can Stream, and 1 or 2 you can’t stream but are still unmissable family halloween films to watch.
Additionally I have put it all onto a free downloadable printable checklist to download and keep.
What You Will Find Here
Where Can You Stream These Family Friendly Halloween Movies?
I have added links to my amazon affiliates here just so that there is a reference point it you can’t find these movies anywhere else. However do also check TV listings, Disney Plus, Sky and Netflix to see if you can stream any of the movies as part of a subscription. But just in case they aren’t the links are below.
Free Family Halloween Movies Printable To Download
Also, if you want to download this list of family Halloween films then I have included a printable of the best family Halloween movies by older of recommended age for the films to download and keep, with a check list to keep track of what you want to watch.
The Best Family Movies To Watch At Halloween
Grab the kids and the popcorn and prepare for the spooky Halloween season with this epic list of spooky movies. Some may not sit firmly in the Halloween category, however I have included them because of the element of spookiness, magic or intrigue that makes great Family Halloween Movies.
Scoob takes us back to this much loved gang’s origins in the family Halloween Film, In this spooky animated tale Scooby and his friends go back to the night they all met and doing what they they do best, solving mysteries.
Best for ages 7+
Casper is one of the best Family Halloween Movies ever, Casper is a ghost who just wants friends and makes it his mission to enlist Kat as his friend when she moves into the mansion he haunts. One of my faves, this film is adorable.
Best For Ages 8+
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and decides he wants to celebrate Christmas. But will the town help him?
Great for ages 7+
Not strictly a Halloween film but E.T is A great Halloween family film with A spooky vibe, with a wonderful measure of mystery and spookiness to make it a perfect film to watch with the family at Halloween, When E.T is stranded on Earth how will he get home?
Best For Ages 7+
Hotel Transylvania 1,2 & 3 Are The Best Younger Family Halloween Movies
Count Dracula built a human-proof castle called HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, to protect his daughter Mavis from the outside world, so what happens when she wants to get out and explore the world and mix amongst humans? This is wonderful warm monster film.
Best for ages 7+
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)
Victor and Victoria’s families have arranged their marriage. However he is dragged to the land of the dead before the wedding. Victor must get back above ground before Victoria marries the villainous Barkis Bittern to save her.
Best For Age 10 +
The Little Vampire (2000)
Tony has moved with his family from a US city to a village in Scotland. One night a bat flies in his window and transforms into Rudolph, a vampire boy. They become friends and Tony helps him lift the curse of being a vampire.
Best for age 6+
From the makers of Coraline, follows the story of a Norman a boy who can communicate with the dead, so when his town becomes overrun with zombies can he use his power to unravel a town-wide mystery.
Best for ages 10 +
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
It’s the first Halloween ever for Pooh’s newest friend, Lumpy. Roo and Lumpy are excited to trick-or-treat for the first time – until Tigger warns them about the dreaded Gobloon who’ll turn you into a Jaggedy Lantern if he catches you.
For age 3+
Young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd and outsider, but has one friend: his dog, Sparky. When tragedy strikes, Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher the idea to bring Sparky back to life.
Best for age 8+
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2012)
It’s a race against time for the next full moon when Alvin is sure that their new neighbour is a werewolf, but the fun and frights really begin when Theodore starts acting strangely, too!
Suitable for ages 5+
Mickey’s House of Villains (All Ages)
As the Disney Villains seek to take over the House Of Mouse how does Mickey and his pals foil the plan. A great film for Disney fans of all ages, what’s not to love about the the House Of Mouse?
Good for all ages.
Toy Story Tower Of Terror (2014)
What starts out as a fun road trip for the gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse following a detour to a roadside motel. After Mr. Potato Head suddenly disappears, his friends find themselves caught up in a mystery that must be solved!
Suitable for age 6+
Room On The Broom (2013)
A much loved favourite from author Julia Donaldson. Room On The Broom tells the story of a kind witch and her cat who invite three other animals (a dog, a bird and a frog) to join them travelling on her broomstick.
Suitable for all ages.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
For Age 7 +
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Three hundred years ago 3 witches were executed in Salem, Massachusetts and the boy who tried to stop the witches was turned into an immortal black cat. Now it’s 1993 and the witches are accidentally brought back. This is a real favourite of mine! The best of family Halloween films.
From ages 8 plus
After moving to a new small town, Zach Cooper meets the girl next door, Hannah. However she her dad who is the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series, who is a prisoner of his own imagination. The monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorise the town.
Suitable for ages 8+
Disney’s Halloweentown 1998
Omg I adore these family Halloween Movies, Marnie’s grandmother Aggie comes to visit who is a witch and wants to start Marnie’s witch training before her 13th birthday or Marnie will lose her powers forever. But there is another reason for Aggie’s visit. Something dark & evil is growing in Halloweentown & Aggie wants help to defeat it.
Suitable For Ages 7+
Disney’s The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Married realtors Jim and Sara visit Gracey Manor with their children, however Mr. Gracey seems a little obsessed with Sara and they discover that she looks like Mr. Gracey’s old girlfriend, Elizabeth, who died young. I adore this Disney family Halloween movie based on the Disney World Haunted Mansion Ride.
Suitable for ages 8+
The Witches (1990)
A fabulous fantasy adventure based on Roald Dahl’s story about a little boy, Luke, on a seaside holiday with his grandmother. When he discovers a plot by the Grand High Witch to turn children into mice. But can Luke and his grandmother foil the evil witch’s plan?
Suitable for age 9+
This film never seems to age, I love it every time I watch it. Although it’s set at Christmas, you can’t fail to be spooked by Gizmo’s evil counterpart Stripe and the Gremlins. In this on the edge of your seat movies as Billy tries to save the town.
Suitable for ages 10+
Edward Scissorhands (1991)
A gothic love story from Tim Burton. When Avon lady Peg Boggs pays a call to the local castle and discovers Edward, a half-finished, mechanical boy with scissors for hands. She takes him home, where his exotic appeal and incredible topiary skills make him a celebrity.
Suitable for ages 13+
The Mummy (1999)
Egypt 1923: the search for a legendary treasure by two research teams bring an ancient curse to life as The Mummy comes to life, a time-honored tradition rebirth of evil!
Suitable for ages 15+
Harry Potter Series, (Starting 2001)
Harry Potter need no introduction and it’s not Halloween without this epic set of movies as Harry discovers he’s a wizard and stumbles through life fighting Voldemort from one epic fight to the next. Check this post for the Harry Potter Movies Watch Order for the perfect family Halloween films.
Recommended for age 10+
Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend, Sarah,a teenager with an active imagination summons the Goblins from her favourite book, Labyrinth, to take her baby step-brother away. But how does she get hime back.
Suitable for age 8+
The magical story of Matilda based on the book by Roald Dahl. Once upon a time, there lived a quite extraordinary little girl named Matilda, but unfortunately her parents were so obsessed with their own lives they never noticed Matilda. They send her to Crunchem Hall, a horrible school run by a bossy headmistress Miss Trunchbull. There, Matilda discovers extraordianry skills.
Suitable for ages 9+
The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)
The magical Halloween family movie adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis who goes to live with his uncle in a spooky creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart.
Suitable for age 11+
I am choosing the original Jumanji movies because they offer the perfect mix of mystery and magical moments perfect for a family Halloween movie afternoon. Judy and Peter Shepherd discover the board game Jumanji in their new house, however when they begin to play they wished they hadn’t.
Suitable for age 8+
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2007)
When twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory and their mother move into the run-down Spiderwick Estate, they find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of fairies and other magical mystical creatures.
Suitable for age 8+
The Addams Family (2019)
The Addams family move to a derelict mansion in New Jersey surrounded by a marsh and hidden by a fog in the top of a mountain to raise their family. Years later a community is raised by Margaux Needler, when she sees the old mansion on the neighborhood, she decides to get rid of the Addams Family. Also check out the original movies they are great Halloween family films.
Suitable for ages 8+
Ghosts invade New York and force a trio of spirit exterminators to save the city in one of the biggest comedies of all time. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver head the all-star cast.
Suitable for ages 11+
A couple move to the country, are killed in an accident and return to their home as ghosts. Trying to remove the obnoxious new owners, they call on the services of a demented but hilarious bioexorcist, Beetlejuice.
Suitable for ages 10+
Family Halloween Movies In Suitable Age Order.
I have arranged family Halloween films into age order to help families choose the best age appropriate movies for their family.
How Did I Arrive At The Recommended Ages Of The Halloween Family Movies?
Common Sense Media is a great resource for parents wondering if movies, apps, games and books are suitable for their children. It has a common sense logical approach which comes to trustworthy recommenced age guide.
- Mickey’s House of Villains (All Ages)
- Room On The Broom (All ages)
- Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (Age 3+)
- Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (Ages 5+)
- Toy Story Tower Of Terror (Ages 6+)
- The Little Vampire (Age 6+)
- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Ages 7+)
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (Age 7+)
- E.T (Age 7+)
- Disney’s Halloweentown (Ages 7+)
- Hotel Transylvania (Age 7+)
- Scoob (Ages 7+)
- Casper (Age 8+)
- Goosebumps (Ages 8+)
- Frankenweenie (Age 8+)
- Disney’s The Haunted Mansion (Ages 8+)
- Labyrinth (Age 8 +)
- Hocus Pocus (1993) (Ages 8+)
- Junmaji (Age 8 +)
- The Spiderwick Chronicles (Age 8 +)
- The Addams Family (Ages 8+)
- Matilda (Ages 9+)
- The Witches (Ages 9+)
- Gremlins (Ages 10+)
- Paranorman (Age 10+)
- Harry Potter Series(Ages 10+)
- Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (Age 10+)
- Beetlejuice (Ages 10+)
- Ghostbusters (Ages 11+)
- The House With A Clock In Its Walls (Ages 11+)
- Edward Scissorhands (Ages 13+)
- The Mummy (Age 15+)