10 Halloween Movies Suitable For Kids

Halloween is not only for grown ups. I see Halloween has two different sides. One for the adults. The scary, creepy, gory or minimal outfits. The freaky decorations & the terrifying movies.
The one for the children. The cute little outfits, witches, bats, pumpkins. The trick or treating, and sweet eating. The bright colourful decorations. But there aren't often Halloween themed movies that are aimed at children. I wanted to compile a list of various movies that are suitable, for the little poppets to watch on Halloween. To get into the spirit, without getting scared!
My little ones are still very little, too little for trick or treating I feel. So on Halloween night, we might just snuggle down with popcorn and a child friendly film!
In this list I have included 5 films for really little ones, and 5 for slightly older and braver little ones!

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

What little ones don't like a bit of Winnie The Pooh? What adults don't like to reminisce back to their childhood. Winnie The Pooh is so adorable. There's nothing horrible, sad, mean or anything about it.
I've recently introduced it to my little ones, and I'm happy to say they like it as much as me! Haha.

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
(This is a TV movie, but it still counts).
Another holiday themed Peanuts special, it's the perfect movie for little ones. It's not quite as cute & cuddly as Winnie The Pooh, but it's still great. The Peanuts gang celebrating Halloween!

Wallace & Gromit - The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Everyone loves a bit of Wallace & Gromit! The animation is still as brilliant as ever, and this film is fantastic. It's great for little ones, but it's good for grown ups too. There's a few funny jokes in there, that the kids won't get, but you'll be chuckling to yourself quietly.

Hotel Translyvania

I love this movie! I almost forgot about it, and didn't include it! We have watched this, probably the same time last year and I really want to watch it again this year! Totally Halloweeney, and completely family friendly.

Monsters Inc

Now this isn't as Halloween themed, but hey, it's about Monsters!
I don't really know what to say about this movie, but if you haven't seen it, GO WATCH IT.
It's such a classic Disney Pixar movie.

Scooby Doo

I actually watched this at the cinema, and I got a little scared. I didn't really know what to expect with a remake of the classic TV show, but it is a good movie! I love Rowan Atkinson in it!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Oh the songs, the animation. It's perfect. Tad creepy, but perfect.


Even though this film is animated, in my opinion this is the scariest movie on this list!
I read the book originally and couldn't wait for the film to come out.
It's so freaky, weird & awesome.

Corpse Bride

Ahh Tim Burton. He was so going to be on this list wasn't he. Sadly this is not one of his most popular films, but it sure is one of my favourite. For the same reasons as The Nightmare Before Christmas, (of course, Tim Burton style), the songs and the animation on this movie are brilliant. Definitely worth watching.


Such a classic. I remember watching the cartoon tv show when I was really little, and then watched this when I was a bit older. I got spooked the first time! I think it's Casper's brothers/uncles/some kind of relative who scared me! Haha.

All images from here.

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