I’m so excited for Halloween this year! All my kids are finally old enough to really enjoy the festivities, including some family-friendly Halloween movies. If you have little ones like me, and you’d like to watch something fun, spooky, and exciting for the whole family, check out these…
8 Halloween Movies the Whole Family Will Love
These first two are definitely appropriate for every age. My toddlers watch these films with big brother and everyone enjoys the wholesome Halloween fun.
Curious George: A Halloween BooFest: NR – Get ready for a spook-tacular good time with Curious George – in his first-ever halloween movie. This fun-filled adventure is a bewitching treat for the whole family.
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: NR – This timeless classic from Charles M. Shultz and Bill Melendez features many heartwarming scenes with everyone’s pal Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy.
These next few introduce monsters and some scary elements, but in light-hearted ways. Appropriate for preschoolers and older.
Monsters Inc.: Rated G – Lovable Sully and Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at MONSTERS, INC., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl names Boo wanders into their world, monsters are scared silly, and it’s up to Sulley and Mike to get her back home.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Rated G – This Disney adventure classic is fun for the whole family!
Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Rated G – Am amateur witch and three kids save England from invasion.
The last few films introduce a few more spooky characters and concepts. Definitely for elementary age kids and older.
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone: Rated PG – Based on the wildly popular J.K. Rowling’s book about a young boy who on his eleventh birthday discovers, he is the orphaned boy of two powerful wizards and has unique magical powers.
Hocus Pocus: Rated PG – You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Rated PG – Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.