Top 5 family-friendly Halloween movies

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by | Oct 3, 2022

Looking for a fun movie the whole family can enjoy this spooky season? Well, look no further as we have compiled a list of the best family-friendly Halloween movies that parents can enjoy with their kids.

Hotel Transylvania

The Hotel Transylvania series have been a staple in Halloween movies since making its debut in 2012. The PG-rated movie is a very silly, family-friendly movie about the world’s monsters going to a hotel owned by Count Dracula to take a break from human civilization. The movie takes a turn when a human walks in on the party and falls in love with Dracula’s daughter.

The movie has a lot of funny jokes throughout that kids can understand and be entertained for an hour and a half. There are four total movies, with the original being the most original.

The original can be found on Amazon Prime and Vudu for $2.99 or free on Hulu with a subscription.


It’s not Halloween without everyone’s favorite friendly ghost, Casper. Casper first hit theaters in 1995 and was an instant hit for families. 

The movie that made over $287 million at the box office had what was seen as cutting-edge animation in the 90s, something young parents can relive from their childhood. The movie itself is about Casper, the polite ghost who haunts a mansion in Maine when he falls in love with the daughter of a ghost hunter.

Casper can be found on Amazon Prime, Vudu, YouTube, and Apple TV for $3.99 or free on Peacock with a subscription. However, with all these options the best one is to watch for free on Tubi!

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island 

Scooby-Doo has been overwhelmingly popular for over 50 years now, with all the different types of mystery movies and shows. One of the gang’s most memorable and spooky moments was when they took the trip to Zombie Island.

The gang gets back together after a year-long breakup before returning to travel to Zombie Island, where they soon realize all is not what it seems. The gang goes through their whole mission just to find that this time things are different. This time, there are no people in costumes, just supernatural creatures. 

Zombie Island is regarded as one of the best movies from the Scooby-Doo franchise. It can be found on Amazon Prime for $2.99.

Monsters; Inc. 

While Monsters; Inc isn’t traditionally known as a Halloween movie, its plot is based on monsters that scare humans, making it Halloween enough to be on this list.

Our main characters, Mike Wazowski and James Sullivan, accidentally let a little girl into their world of scarers. To prevent her from getting hurt and them getting in trouble, they go through a mad scramble to try and get her back in her world before catastrophe hits.

The original movie can be found on Amazon Prime and YouTube for $3.99 or for free with a Disney Plus subscription.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 

It’s not a Holiday-themed movie list without a Charlie Brown movie. The 1966 classic is a short one, but well worth the watch with the family. The 25-minute special has Linus in the pumpkin patch waiting for the great pumpkin.

The best place to find the movie in 2022 would be with Apple TV.

All these movies are great for kids to watch as the spooky season approaches, even giving parents a little nostalgia after watching.

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