35 Halloween Movies for Kids of All Ages to Watch This Spooky Season

Even your teens won't roll their eyes at these fright-filled picks.

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Have you been on the lookout for Halloween movies you can watch as a family that won't bore your older kids or scare your younger ones? Look no further — these Halloween kids movies strike a balance between funny and spooky, meaning everyone will enjoy them. Whether you have teens, tweens, or toddlers, these films will bring your kids together for a movie night with minimal grumbling. And though some of these flicks seem like they can be scary, they're just spooky enough to interest your teens without causing nightmares for your little ones.

From kid-friendly cartoons, to cult classics, to eerie stop motion masterpieces, there's no shortage of films to choose from this Halloween. You'll see some familiar faces (and hear some familiar voices, like Adam Sandler, Jack Black, and Johnny Depp, to name a few!) If you're looking to win the parent-of-the-year award, you can even decorate the den and whip up a batch of festively spooky snacks for a family movie night the kids will remember fondly.

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'Ernest Scared Stupid'

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You may recognize actor Jim Varney in his popular "Ernest" role. Your kids will just enjoy watching as the wacky character finds himself in a hellish situation when he accidentally unleashes an army of demonic trolls into a town on Halloween. He has to team up with local kids to destroy the evil forces.

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Disney
'Spooky Buddies'

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Fans of Air Bud will love this spooky-installment of the series. The gang of puppies must go on an adventure through a haunted mansion to stop Warwick the Warlock from destroying the world.

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Warner Brothers
'The Witches'

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Eight-year-old Luke accidentally stumbles upon a convention of witches at a hotel and overhears their plan to turn all children into mice. When the witches realize that Luke knows their plan, they test the magical formula on him and transform him into a mouse. With the help of a few friends, Luke the mouse must try to stop the evil witches.

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'Halloweentown'

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After discovering she's a witch, 13-year-old Marnie Piper visits her grandmother (Debbie Reynolds) in Halloweentown where she ends up on a quest to save the supernatural town from despair with her younger siblings.

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'Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge'

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When Halloweentown appears to be losing all of its magic, Marnie Piper and her siblings must team up to save it from an evil curse.

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'Halloweentown High'

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Marnie decides to set up a student exchange program for students at her mortal school and the magical Halloweentown High.

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Disney
'Return to Halloweentown'

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Against her mother's wishes, Marnie decides to go to Halloweentown University after she wins a full scholarship to the prestigious school. But Marnie is shocked to find there's a new school rule: No magic allowed.

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Disney
'Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie'

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After Pooh eats all of Rabbit's Halloween candy, Roo and his new friend Lumpy go out to search for the Gobloon, a creature that, if caught, will grant a wish. But if the Gobloon catches them first, Roo and Lumpy will be turned into jaggerdy lanterns!

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Disney
'Tower of Terror'

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Journalist Buzzy Crocker investigates the unexplained disappearance of five partygoers who vanished inside the elevator of the Hollywood Tower Hotel. For decades, their ghosts have remained trapped inside the run-down old building.

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'Twitches'

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Two twin sisters (Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley) are reunited on their 21st birthday, only to find out that they're witches. They must learn how to use their new powers and save their inherited kingdom from the power of darkness.

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'Twitches Too'

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After twin witches Alex and Camryn uncover some clues that their missing father is alive somewhere in the Shadowlands, they set out on a quest to find him.

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'Hotel Transylvania'

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Count Dracula runs Hotel Transylvania, a destination where monsters can take a break from the human world. But when 21-year-old Jonathan arrives on the premises, Dracula must hide the human visitor from his guests and protect his "teenage" vampire daughter from falling for him too.

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'Hotel Translyvania 2'

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The second installment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise takes place seven years after the first movie and focuses on Mavis and Johnny's son, who doesn't display any signs of becoming a vampire, much to the dismay of his grandpa Dracula.

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'Hotel Translyvania 3'

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Round our your Hotel Transylvania marathon with the third and last installment in the series, which follows Dracula on a summer vacation trip with his friends and family.

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'James and the Giant Peach'

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If your kids enjoyed other Tim Burton films, like The Nightmare Before Christmas or Corpse Bride, then they'll probably love James and the Giant Peach, based on the novel of the same name by Ronald Dahl.

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'Coco'

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This beautifully animated Disney Pixar film merges the Land of the Living and Dead on Día de Los Muertos as Miguel searches for his great-grandfather and learns more of his family history along the way.

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Focus Features
'ParaNorman'

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From the creators of Coraline comes ParaNorman, a stop-motion animated film about a young boy who can communicate with the undead and is tasked with ending a witch's curse on his hometown. Though they may not have those paranormal skills, teens especially may be able to relate to Norman.

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'Scooby-Doo'

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This live-action version of everyone's favorite mystery-solving crew takes place on Spooky Island, where a magical force threatens to put a spell over everyone on Earth. Zoinks!

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'Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed'

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In this live-action sequel, the gang comes together to save Coolsville from monsters... again. Just a day in the life, I guess!

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'Monster Family'

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When an evil witch turns a family dressed up as monsters for Halloween into real, living monsters, things get a bit complicated.

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
'Casper Meets Wendy'

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Casper the friendly ghost will keep your kids entertained throughout the movie, while you obsess over young Hillary Duff who stars as Wendy.

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Columbia Pictures
'Ghostbusters'

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Introduce your kids to this classic around Halloween, when ghosts are on their mind. But expect them to want to watch this film all year long.

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'Coraline'

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When a young girl named Coraline is accidentally transported to what at first resembles a better version of her universe, she's thrilled. Except this new realm is not what it seems.

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'Hocus Pocus'

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The Sanderson Sisters never fail to entertain the family. On the night of Halloween, it's up to three children and a magical cat to stop three resurrected witch sisters (Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy) from wrecking havoc in Salem

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'Monster House'

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Three kids believe that the house next door is actually an evil, living creature — but no adults believe them. As Halloween approaches, the trio come up with a way to defeat the terrifying home before innocent trick-or-treaters get in trouble.

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'Casper'

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Casper is a friendly ghost who minds his own business haunting a home in Maine. But when James Harvey comes to communicate with the ghosts and brings his daughter, Casper falls in love. Now, he has to figure out how to work around his transparent figure — and his three mischievous uncles too.

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'The Addams Family'

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The spooky Addams family tries to determine whether a member of the family, Fester, is actually who he says he is. In the meantime, viewers gain insight into the rest of the eclectic family over the course of the quirky film.

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'The Haunted Mansion'

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Jim Evers and his family take a vacation, but make a pit stop at a mansion that he's been asked to sell. The eerie mansion turns out to be haunted by a few creepy (and friendly!) ghosts, who want help breaking a curse.

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'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

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This Tim Burton classic follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, on his mission to bring Christmas to Halloweentown. But when he kidnaps Santa Claus, things go a bit awry.

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'Beetlejuice'

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When a recently-deceased ghost couple discovers that a family has moved into their haunted residence, they hire the evil spirit Beetlejuice (Michel Keaton) to drive the parents and their teenager out for good.

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