16 Family-Friendly Movies to Watch This Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner, and we’re gearing up for a chilling, thrilling, and enchanting movie night that’s perfect for the entire family. We’ve handpicked a bewitching selection of family-friendly movies to watch this Halloween that are bound to entertain and scare audiences of all ages.

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From playful witches and friendly ghosts to heartwarming tales of friendship, our movie lineup is the ideal companion for a Halloween evening filled with fun and excitement.

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Whether you’re throwing a full-fledged Halloween bash or simply in the mood for a cozy night in, our movie suggestions promise to bring smiles, laughter, and a dash of the supernatural to your celebration. The popcorn is ready to pop, costumes are at the ready, and the ambiance is perfectly set. It’s time to dive into our carefully curated list of family-friendly Halloween movies.

Age Recommendation: Suitable for most children to teens, parental guidance suggested for younger viewers.

Darby and the Dead

After suffering a near-death experience as a young girl, Darby Harper gains the ability to see dead people. She becomes introverted and recluses from her peers. But all that changes when Capri unexpectedly dies in a freak accident.



We Have a Ghost

A family moves into their new house only to discover it is haunted by a ghost named Ernest. Kevin’s father and brother use that opportunity to become social media sensation. But when Kevin and Ernest get to the bottom of the mystery of Ernest’s past, they become targets of the CIA.



Wendall and Wild

The two devious demon brothers Wendell and Wild have to face their arch-enemy with the help of the nun Sister Helly, who is notorious for expelling demons. However, the brothers are not only plagued by her, but also by her altar boys.



Witches (Original or remake)

Roald Dahl’s classic story is brought to life as a young boy encounters a coven of witches led by the Grand High Witch. A magical adventure unfolds, full of spells and surprises.



Hocus Pocus (1 & 2)

Three witches from the 17th century return to modern-day Salem to wreak havoc. It’s up to a group of kids to thwart their wicked plans with a little help from a magical cat.


Twitches Franchise

Follow the journey of twin sisters who discover they have magical powers on their 21st birthday. Together, they face mystical challenges and uncover secrets about their past.


A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

When a babysitter’s charge is kidnapped by the Boogeyman, she joins a secret society of babysitters who protect children from supernatural threats.


The Haunted Mansion (remake or original)

A woman and her son enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.



Dive into the colorful and musical world of Coco, where a young boy named Miguel embarks on a journey to the Land of the Dead. This heartwarming tale explores family, traditions, and the afterlife.


Don’t Look Under The Bed

Spooky tale about a no-nonsense teenager who refuses to believe in the supernatural – until she is confronted with the bogeyman under her bed. When somebody starts to play destructive pranks in her neighbourhood, the girl is framed as the culprit, but when she realises that the root of her problem is the real bogeyman, she is forced to change her mind about the paranormal.


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Join Elliot and his alien friend E.T. in a heartwarming tale of friendship, adventure, and the power of love. This classic film is perfect for family movie nights.



The Curse of Bridge Hollow

A father (Marlon Wayans) and his teenage daughter (Priah Ferguson) are forced to team up and save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc.


The Addams Family (franchise)

The Addams Family is a satirical take on the ideal American family. The family is wealthy, eccentric, and has supernatural abilities. They delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening


The Book of Life

Similar to “Coco,” this movie also centers around the Day of the Dead. In the Mexican town of San Angel, childhood friends Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana), and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have taken different life paths. Despite this, both Manolo and Joaquin have their hearts set on marrying Maria. Unbeknownst to them, a divine wager by battling deities adds a high-stakes twist to their love triangle.



Delve into the backstory of the iconic Disney villain, Cruella de Vil, as she navigates the world of fashion in 1970s London. A stylish and edgy take on a classic character.


Vampires vs. The Bronx

A trio of friends discover a sinister plot to destroy their neighborhood. They decide to band together to save their town from vampires.


Attack The Block

A Fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space and it’s going to explode.




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