One of our favorite holidays next to Christmas is Halloween! E loves dressing up and trick-or-treating with her her little brother but the one thing we really enjoy doing as a family is watching Halloween themed movies. My kids are young. Aric will be two in December and E is five. With that being said, we make sure to watch Halloween films and shows that family friendly. Here are 10 of the best family friendly Halloween movies that mom, dad, and the kids are sure to love!
10 Great Halloween Movies for the Whole Family!
Synopsis: After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. Stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
This is one of our family’s favorite Halloween films and movie I grew up with. At this point, I would consider it a classic!
Watch it On Demand or on Freeform (channel 699) during their 13 Nights of Halloween! Freefrom dates and times: 10/24 at 8:50 PM ET, 10/26 at 6:30 PM ET, 10/27 at 8:50 PM ET, 10/28 at 4:40 PM ET, 10/29 at 9:25 PM ET, 10/30 at 7:25 PM ET and 10/31 at 9:00 PM ET!
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
My husband and I have always been fans of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. One of my favorite quotes from the movie is from Linus who said, “There are three things that I’ve learned never discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”
Watch On Demand or on ABC 10/28 at 8:00 PM ET!
Nightmare Before Christmas
Synopsis: Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. Stars Chris Sarandon & Catherine O’Hara.
I don’t think I’ve met anyone who hasn’t seen Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas but if you haven’t, it’s a stop motion animated fantasy musical.
Watch it On Demand or check your local listings! You can see it on Freeform on these dates/times: 10/28 6:45 PM ET and 10/29 at 11:00 AM ET!
Synopsis: After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.
Halloweentown has become bit of a cult classic over the years and there is even a celebration where the movie was filmed in St. Helens, Oregon!
Watch On Demand on The Disney Channel (Channel 780) on 10/24 at 7:00 PM ET or 10/25 at 5:35 PM ET. You can also catch it on Freeform on 10/26 at 12:00 AM ET!
Synopsis: The greedy owner of Whipstaff Manor has hired Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the house’s apparitions: a friendly but lonely young ghost named Casper, who’s just looking for a friend. Stars Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci and Cathy Moriarty.
This is a fun take on the classic cartoon and in my opinion, has become a halloween classic of its own! Casper has a little bit of humor that flies right over the heads of children but adults will get a kick out of. It truly is an entertaining film for the whole family!
Find it On Demand or catch it on HBO Family (Check your local listings, lots of dates and times!)
Synopsis: When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves without humans around to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites creatures like the Invisible Man, the Mummy and others to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez). However, an unforeseen complication unfolds when an ordinary human unwittingly crashes the party and falls in love with Mavis.
Watch it On Demand or catch it on FX (channel 553) on 10/28 at 8:00 PM ET and 10:00 PM ET or 10/31 at 8:00 PM ET and 10:00 PM ET!
The Haunted Mansion
Synopsis: A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected. Stars Eddie Murphy & Terence Stamp.
Did you know that The Haunted Mansion is based on the Disney theme park attraction? Another great reason to check it out!
Watch it On Demand or on HBO on 10/29 at 11:45 AM ET or 2:45 PM ET!
The Little Vampire
Synopsis: In this high-spirited family comedy, a kindly clan of Scottish vampires befriends a California kid who’s far from home, a boy who may become The Little Vampire. For Tony Thompson, it’s not easy being a nine year old in a new country. The young American from the big city has just moved to a small, remote village in Scotland–and now he’s having nightmares about vampires.
Watch it On Demand or on STARZ on 10/31 at 9:04 AM ET!
Synopsis: The team behind Coraline delivers this stop-motion 3D animated comedy thriller about a small town that comes under siege by zombies and needs the help of a misunderstood local boy. Stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi.
Watch it On Demand or on Freeform on 10/30 at 7:00 AM ET or 10/31 at 11:00 AM ET!
Synopsis: Produced by Jim Henson (The Muppets), whose famed Creature Shop provided the amazing special effects, Academy Award-winner Angelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums,The Addams Family) stars in this fanciful and exciting story about a nine-year-old and his grandmother who turn the tables on a witch’s plot to turn all the children of Britain into mice.
I loved watching The Witches with my siblings as a child and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with my own children.
Rent or buy On Demand!
What’s your favorite Halloween themed movie to watch with your kids?
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