Halloween Movies to Watch with the Younger Kiddos

Happy October yall! This is one of my favorite months all year. Why, you ask? Because Halloween! All Hallow’s Eve. The night when living and dead meet. Ok, seriously now, I really do enjoy Halloween. All the candy, costumes, decorating, movies, everything!

And speaking of movies and Halloween in the same sentence, this year, my family and I have decided that we are going to watch one Halloween themed movie every night of October. Since our daughter is still only eight years old, that makes slimmer options for something the entire family will enjoy. Granted, she is enjoying more movies geared toward older kids and even some non-graphic more adult movies. (I’m not ready for her to grow up and not want to watch kids movies!!) I thought that since I needed to do a little research, I might as well blog about it in case anyone else needed some help.

I’ve listed movies that I remember and love from my childhood: The Goonies, Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, etc. I’ve also found a few movies through Google search that should be appropriate, but I haven’t seen them so I can’t guarantee they’re any good. We might not watch them in this order, just because things happen and some movies are better than others. But I’m hoping we can watch all of them. Or at least 31 movies in case one of them is a dud.

If you have any suggestions for good Halloween movies the whole family can enjoy, leave me a comment. I love to know what other people are watching!


1.      It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

2.      Halloween is Grinch Night

3.      E.T.

4.      Ghostbusters

5.      Tower of Terror

6.      Sleepy Hollow

7.      Beetlejuice

8.      The Witches

9.      The Addams Family

10.     Hocus Pocus

11.     The Nightmare Before Christmas

12.    Casper

13.    Edward Scissorhands

14.    The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

15.    Halloweentown

16.    Return to Halloweentown

17.    The Little Vampire

18.    Monster’s Inc.

19.    Harry Potter series

20.    The Haunted Mansion

21.    Corpse Bride

22.    Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie

23.    ParaNorman

24.    Wallace & Gromit – the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

25.    Monster House

26.    Coraline

27.    Frankenweenie

28.    Hotel Transylvania

29.    Goosebumps

30.    The Goonies

31.    Gremlins

Stay safe and have fun this Halloween!

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