So, your kids are planning on binge-watching a bunch of Halloween movies but you don’t want them to be haunted by them at night. Well, don’t worry because there are plenty of movies for kids and tweens that embody the spirit of Halloween without being over-the-top scary.
So, grab some popcorn and a blanket, and pick one of these 31 family-friendly Halloween movies that are frightfully fun!
Most of these movies can be streamed and don’t forget that members of Amazon Prime can watch and rent movies with Prime Video.
And for more family fun, check out my Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids and the 15 Best Pumpkin Patches in the USA!
G-Rated Halloween Movies for Kids
Toy Story of Terror!
Andy and the other toys go on a mysterious and scary search and rescue mission to look for Mr. Potato Head, who has gone missing after a visit to a roadside motel. It’s the type of clever Halloween movie that will keep the whole family on the edge of their seat. (Amazon)
Three kids, Amy, Marshall, and Gilbert, accidentally bring a three-thousand-year-old undiscovered mummy back to life. They have to help him return to his resting place by midnight on Halloween or he’ll never be reunited with the love of his life. (Amazon)
Everything goes to hell when Sulley the monster allows a human girl into Monstropolis by accident. Besides humanizing the monsters hiding in your kids’ closets, the characters are funny, delightful, and empathetic. (Amazon)
The Piper children catch their grandmother Aggie using magic and follow her back to Halloweentown. But then Aggie and the children’s mother get attacked by evil forces. The kids need to figure out how to defeat a creature with their newfound magic. (Amazon)
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
This one is more of a special than a movie, but it’s a Halloween animated classic that involves Linus, who believes the Great Pumpkin will rise, but no one, not even Charlie Brown believes him. So Linus goes on a quest to find it and prove everyone wrong. (Amazon)
Spookley: The Square Pumpkin
Spookley the Square Pumpkin a social pariah among his kind until he’s able to save the day. The film teaches children how to deal with bullying and how to accept and love themselves. (Amazon)
Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire
The Hansen kids are grounded but they try to gain their freedom back by fixing their mom up on a date, except, the mysterious man turns out to be a vampire. (Amazon)
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!
The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever. (Amazon)
PG-Rated Halloween Movies for Kids
Three adorable resurrected witches are on a quest to find eternal youth and the main ingredient required is the life of an innocent. It’s up to a group of kids to foil their plan before one of them becomes the witches’ next victim. (Amazon)
The live-action version of the classic cartoon follows Casper, a friendly ghost, who befriends a human girl. It’s up to Casper to save his friend’s dad after his ghost uncles target him and his creation designed to bring ghosts back to life. (Amazon)
Director Tim Burton once again offers us an immaculate stop-motion movie reminiscent of “A Nightmare Before Christmas.” Chaos ensues when a young boy named Victor tries to reanimate his dog. Trust me, it’s one of the best supernatural horror comedies out there! (Amazon)
Young children will love this film about three friends who learn that a house in their neighborhood is actually a living monster. The kids have to figure out how to handle it and save the neighborhood before it’s too late. (Amazon)
In this stop-motion animated movie, a boy named Norman Babcock has the unique ability to talk to the dead. He must use his power to figure out the secret behind a deadly curse that’s plaguing a town before the residents are toast. (Amazon)
Michael Keaton is pretty hilarious as the demented demon, Beetlejuice, who takes it upon himself to scare anyone who moves into his house by haunting them. But there are so many hilarious moments that your kids won’t break a sweat. (Amazon)
The Haunted Mansion
Eddie Murphy plays Edward Gracey, a real estate agent who is desperately trying to sell a home to a couple. But it’s not long before they realized that evil spirits are haunting the property. (Amazon)
Dracula’s monster resort in Transylvania is turned upside down when humans discover its location. But neither Dracula nor the monsters are actually really scary. And if your kids love this film, follow it with sequels 2 and 3. (Amazon)
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are recent orphans who are forced to go live with their distant relative, Count Olaf. But they soon realize that his sole motivation for taking them is because of their money. (Amazon)
In this stop-motion film, Coraline discovers a door in her new home to a parallel world where dimensional duplicates of her family and the realm she’s in contain a dark and terrible secret. (Amazon)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington from Halloween Town stumbles on Christmas Town and falls in love with Christmas. In fact, he gets so obsessed with the concept that he abducts Santa Claus so can take over Christmas. (Amazon)
A man named Victor accidentally finds himself married to a skeleton-like woman named Emily after practicing his wedding vows in the forest. And it’s up to his living fiancée to face the corpse bride and get Victor back. (Amazon)
R.L. Stine, the author of the beloved “Goosebumps” books discovers that demons from the pages he’s written have come to life. He must join forces with his daughter and her friends to get them back into the books. (Amazon)
A teen named Sarah cruises through a mysterious labyrinth to get her baby brother back from the realm of the Goblin King, played by none other than the iconic David Bowie. (Amazon)
Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, and Egon Spengler establish a business called Ghostbusters to help fight the evil ghosts that have been unleashed in New York City. (Amazon)
Learn about Dia de los Muertos as you journey with a young boy on a mission to celebrate his love of music as he connects with his ancestors and heritage. (Amazon)
Dreamworks Spooky Stories
The film follows a young man who gets a creature called a mogwai as a pet. But things go terrifyingly wrong and at times hilariously bad when the mogwai spawns other creatures who are destructive and evil. NOTE: It is rated PG, but also TV-14, so this might fit better as a PG-13 movie option. (Amazon)
PG-13 Halloween Movies for Tweens & Teens
This 1998 romantic comedy stars Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock as two sister witches who must deal with the Owens family curse. Any man who falls in love with someone from the Owens family line perishes. A bad relationship lands one sister in trouble and the sisters must team up to fight evil. (Amazon)
Johnny Depp stars as the iconic Edward Scissorhands, a man with scissor blades instead of fingers. Edward is a social outcast, but the takeaway for this film is about learning to accept oneself. (Amazon)
A psychic tells Louise Miller, a socially awkward teen that she’s really a witch with magical abilities that will start to manifest when she turns 16. When the big day arrives, Miller uses magic to become the popular girl in school. (Amazon)
The Addams Family
A wicked doctor uses her son to pose as Fester, the long-lost brother of “The Addams Family,” so she can steal their fortune. But all is not what it appears to be in this ghoulishly fun film. (Amazon)
My Boyfriend’s Back
Johnny loves Missy, but he dies before he gets to tell her, so he comes back from the dead with a hunger to win her heart. (Amazon)
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Thursday 28th of October 2021
Ugh, Casper is NOT G. I showed it to my elementary class and at the "Bitch is back" scene I had 17 horrified little eyes looking at me. I should have checked the rating closer my self but please move it to the PG section of this really good list.
Sunday 7th of November 2021
Hi Shawn, thanks for letting me know! I wonder if I somehow mixed up the animated Casper with the live movie. I am sorry for the mistake and will get this fixed for the future.