Halloween Family-Friendly Movies

Summer slipped right by us in a blink of an eye.  Fall is here! It is time to enjoy a cup of apple cider, a bite of pumpkin pie and the great views of the Fall foliage.  But let’s not forget Halloween. In my home, Halloween is the synonym to Fall. Halloween takes over and the countdown begins.  My son always looks forward to the Halloween block party in our neighborhood, the fun costumes, and of course, the candy. Our best way to get into the momentum of this time of year is to do some home decorating and then start a countdown with fun, family-friendly, not-so-scary weekend movie nights.

Here is a list of some of the movies we have seen and love, as well as some new ones we are excited to see this Fall.  Although these movies are family-friendly some might be scary for some children. You should read the movie plot before watching and leave it to your discretion, my son is 12 years old and enjoys mild suspense.  Check out this list and share your favorite Halloween movie titles. 

Halloween family-friendly movies

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Rated PG

Casper – Rated PG

Hocus Pocus – Rated PG

The Addams Family – PG13

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – Rated G (we watch this one every year)

Scooby Doo – Rated PG

BeetleJuice – Rated PG

Monster Family – Rated PG

E.T the Extra-Terrestrial  – Rated PG

Ghostbusters – Rated PG

Hotel Transylvania– Rated PG

Goosebumps – Rated PG

The Haunted Mansion – Rated PG

Paranorman– Rated PG

Monster House – Rated PG

Coco – Rated PG (this is my favorite to commemorate Dia de los Muertos)

Frankenweenie – Rated PG

Monster, Inc. – Rated G

James and the Giant Peach – Rated G 

Maleficent – Rated PG 

  • (Rated G: General audiences – All ages admitted. Rated PG: Parental guidance suggested – Some material may not be suitable for children. Rated PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Rated R: Restricted – Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.)

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