Get ready for Halloween with Halloween movies. Get a list of 50+ Halloween movies for kids with classics like Sesame Street and Sponge Bob.
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Are you getting in the Halloween spirit? By now, your kids have probably been talking about their costumes and maybe you’ve even started decorating. And maybe you bought Halloween candy already too. So now, all that’s left is gathering the family together and watching some Halloween movies for kids.
We own a few Halloween movies, but I definitely want to add some more to our collection. Do you? If so, you’re in luck. I put together a list of over 50 Halloween Movies for kids. There are a few classics and a few new ones to add to your collection.
Quick note about this list. We kept it to kid-friendly Halloween movies that are specifically Halloween themed, not movies that are Halloween-ish. So, although I love The Addams Family movies, they’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky … but not actually Halloween.
Same with all Tim Burton movies, like the Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas. Do they feel like Halloween? Yes. Are they Halloween movies? Technically no.
For help making this the best family movie night, check out our How To Have An At Home Movie Night post. You’ll get tips for snacks, DIY movie tickets, and more.
50+ Halloween Movies For Kids
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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is one of the best Halloween movies out there. While his friends are trick or treating, Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin to rise from the pumpkin patch with gifts for all the children.
It’s one of those timeless classics that holds up after all this time.
Count Dracula (played by Adam Sandler) runs Hotel Transylvania, a place where monsters can take a break from the human world. A human boy (Andy Samberg) finds the hotel and ends up falling in love with Dracula’s daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez) — who happens to be turning the (very young) 118 years old.
Sid the Science Kid: Sid’s Spooky Halloween
Sid the Science Kid decorates his school and teaches your kids about skeletons in this movie, so it’s entertaining and educational.
20 Halloween Stories – Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Classic Collection
If you want a movie to hold your kids’ attention for a while this is it. It’s 20 classic Scholastic storybooks told in animated form.
Caillou: Caillou’s Halloween
I know Caillou is hit or miss with parents. But if your kid is a fan, then Caillou’s Halloween should be on your watch list.
Cartoon Network Halloween 2 – Grossest Halloween Ever
This features five episodes and four bonus ‘toons from classic Cartoon Network characters, like the Powerpuff Girls and Johnny Bravo.
Max & Ruby’s Halloween
Nick Jr.’s Max & Ruby star in this Halloween special. It also comes in book form, so you might want to pick up both.
Sesame Street – Elmo Says Boo
Every kid I know loves Sesame Street, so this Halloween version of Sesame Street is the perfect movie for this holiday.
SpongeBob SquarePants – Halloween
This SpongeBob movie has five episodes (spooky sea tales, they call it), so it’ll keep your kids entertained for a while.
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Curious George has a movie for every holiday (and then some), so you should add his Halloween Boo Fest to your collection.
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween
Dora and Boots are trick-or-treating and find an adventure along the way. Sounds like fun.
The Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker-led Hocus Pocus is about the trio of Sanderson sisters, witches who are accidentally resurrected on Halloween night. It’s a comedy that the whole family will enjoy (although it’s a little better for older kids than little kids).
Woody Woodpecker and Friends Halloween Favorites
I keep calling things classic when they’ve ingrained a place in Halloween history, but Woody Woodpecker is one of the real OG’s. So definitely introduce your kids to him.
The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
This Smurfs Halloween movie has the voice actors from the actual movies reprise their rolls. So if your kids have fallen in love with those, they’ll recognize the voices here.
Tom and Jerry’s Halloween Hi-jinks
Tom and Jerry star is seven episodes for this collection.
Nicktoons – Halloween – Tales of Fright
Lots of old school Nick characters show up in this compilation, from the Fairly Oddparents to SpongeBob.
Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy
This one was on Cartoon Network before, so it might only be familiar to you if you watch that channel.
Sesame Street – A Magical Halloween Adventure
This Sesame Street Halloween adventure guest stars Caroline Rhea, who was on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, so she knows a thing or two about Halloween.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
In Japan, square watermelons are a big (expensive) deal. So this Spookley the Square Pumpkin reminds me so much of that.
Monsters Vs. Aliens Creature Features
These features are based on the Monsters Vs. Aliens movies, so if your kids liked those, they’ll love these.
Dinosaur Train: Buddy’s Halloween Adventure
This is a PBS Kids movie, so you know it’s good for little ones.
Little Bear – Halloween Stories
We loved Little Bear growing up, so I’m sure your kids will love these four Little Bear Halloween Stories.
What’s New Scooby-Doo, Vol. 3 – Halloween Boos and Clues
There are four episodes in this Scooby Doo compilation. Which is Volume 3. But I can’t find Volumes 1 or 2, so I’m kind of confused.
Power Rangers Samurai: Monster Bash
I’m not exactly sure which incarnation of the Power Rangers star in this Halloween movie (because there have been a lot over the years), but it’s still bound to be a good collection.
Beetlejuice: A Halloween Spooktacular
There’s no Michael Keaton in this Beetlejuice, but it is produced in part by Tim Burton, and that’s good enough for me.
Kids Halloween 4 DVD Set
You get four movies in this DVD set, including The Revenge Of Jimmy (which we mentioned back at No. 17).
Rolie Polie Olie: A Spookie Ookie Halloween / Pooh Just Say Boo!
This Playhouse Disney produced pair of Halloween movies is perfect for your littlest ones.
Nick Jr Favorites: Happy Halloween
Dora, Blue, and a few other favorites show up in this Halloween compilation.
Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy
This Goosebumps Halloween movie is for kids who are a little older or young ones who like scary stories.
The Halloween Tree
Hanna Barbera produced this Ray Bradbury classic tale, so with those names, you know it’s gonna be great.
Halloweentown / Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (Double Feature)
Marnie is in for a big surprise in Halloweentown. She finds out she’s not a human girl — she’s a witch. Her mom’s a witch. And her grandma’s a witch. And her grandma lives in a Halloween town where witches, ghosts, and other Halloween-type beings live. It’s … a lot.
And there are a lot of movies. This set comes with two but there are actually four total.
Franklin and Friends: It’s Halloween, Franklin!
I once named my friend’s car Franklin after this turtle, so for that reason alone, this is my favorite option on the list.
The Wiggles: Wiggly Halloween
Your kids can get all their pre-Halloween wiggles out with The Wiggles and this Halloween movie.
Grampa’s Silly Scaries
So many OG cartoon characters — Betty Boop, Popeye, and more — show up in Grampa’s Silly Scaries.
Disney’s Sing-Along Songs – Happy Haunting
Can’t make it to Disney this year for the Halloween parade? No worries. This Halloween Sing-Along Songs movie can bring you there.
Lord Farquaad didn’t fair so well in the Shrek movies (he got eaten by Dragon in the first Shrek). He doesn’t make it back for Scared Shrekless, this made-for-TV movie, but Lord Farquaad’s haunted castle does. Shrek challenges his friends to spend the night there. Can they make it? You’ve gotta watch the movie to find out.
Return to Halloweentown (Ultimate Secret Edition)
If you liked the Halloweentown movies above, you’ll love this spinoff.
Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, and Maggie Gyllenhaal lend their voices to Monster House, a movie about a sentient haunted house that’s torturing a small town.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Mickey’s Treat
Playhouse Disney is back on this list with this Halloween movie starting everyone’s favorite mouse.
Madeline’s Halloween And Other Spooky Tales
Madeline stars in five Halloween tales in this compilation.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Monster Musical
Looking for more Mickey Halloween fun? You’ll find it in this Halloween movie.
Alvin and The Chipmunks: Halloween Collection
This Halloween movie features the battle of friendship versus popularity, so there’s a good positive message waiting to be heard there.
WordWorld: A Kooky Spooky Halloween
I love WordWorld. I’m always impressed with the animation of it. So if you only watch one Halloween movie this year, this WordWorld one should be it.
Double, Double, Toil & Trouble
Look how young Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are in this Halloween movie!
Berenstain Bears: Halloween Treats
The Berenstain Bears are an animated family that you can always count on for wholesome fun with lessons sprinkled in.
Casper’s Halloween Special
This Casper Halloween special is the classic 1980s made-for-TV special about Casper, the friendly ghost, filled with songs, trick or treating, and good lessons. This DVD also comes with a bonus Thanksgiving special, so you can watch this now and then watch that in November.
Quick note: This is not the Christina Ricci live-action film, with Devon Sawa (*swoon*) playing the very friendly young ghost. This is an animated special.
Thomas and Friends – Thomas’ Halloween Adventures
What spooky adventure can trains get into on Halloween? Your kids will have to watch this to find out.
The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow
We used to live near the actual Sleepy Hollow and going there around Halloween was a right of passage. If it’s too far from you, this movie will have to do.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween
The Cat in the Hat has a lot of movies in the “knows a lot about that” collection, so of course, there would be a Halloween one as well.
Purchase Halloween Movies Online:
There are a lot of Halloween movies on this list, but it’s not all of them. For more movies, check out the links below.
Be mindful of a store’s minimum cart total to qualify for free shipping. Also, consider instore or curbside pickup to avoid shipping charges.
Freeform’s 31 Nights Of Halloween Schedule:
If you’d rather just catch some Halloween movies on TV, check out Freeform’s 31 Nights Of Halloween Schedule. There are Halloween movies playing daily from October 1 to 31.
Which of these 50+ Halloween Movies For Kids are you going to watch this Halloween season? Comment below and let us know.