Family Friendly Halloween Movies

This month we will be pressing pause on our 'watching all the Disney movies in release date order' so we can watch some family friendly spooky movies perfect for Halloween. Here is what is on our watchlist.

Pumpkin


Frankenweenie
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Running Time - 1hr 28m
Suitable For - PG



The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
Running Time - 1hr 18
Suitable For - PG

Maleficent
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.
Running Time - 1hr 39m
Suitable For - PG

Maleficent - Mistress Of Evil
Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.
Running Time - 2hr 1m
Suitable For - 12+

hocus pocus


Hocus Pocus
A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
Running Time - 1hr 39m
Suitable For - PG

Haunted Mansion 
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.
Running Time - 1hr 29m
Suitable For - PG

Goosebumps
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.
Running Time - 1hr 43m
Suitable For - PG

Goosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween
Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.
Running Time 1hr 30m
Suitable For - PG

monster house


Monster House
Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.
Running Time - 1hr 30m
Suitable For - PG

Hotel Transylvania 
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.
Running Time - 1hr 31m
Suitable For - U

Hotel Transylvania 2 
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
Running Time - 1hr 29m
Suitable For - U

Hotel Transylvania 3 
Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.
Running Time - 1hr 37m
Suitable For - U

Corpse Bride
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Running Time - 1hr 17m
Suitable For - PG

Toy story of terror


Toy Story Of Terror
Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear from everywhere. Woody and the gang set about getting to the bottom of the mystery.
Running Time - 22m
Suitable For - PG

Room On The Broom
To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy.
Running Time - 25m
Suitable For - PG

Paranorman
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Running Time - 1hr 32m
Suitable For - PG

The Witches
A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
Running Time - 1hr 31m
Suitable For - PG

casper


Casper
An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.
Running Time - 1hr 40m
Suitable For - PG

Ghostbusters
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Running Time - 1hr 45m
Suitable For - PG

ET
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Running Time - 1hr 55m
Suitable For - U

Hopefully we will make a start on our watch list this weekend. I think we will start with my favourite Hocus Pocus, its a classic!
Michelle

11 comments

  1. What a lovely list and although I do not watch halloween inspired movies I have seen a lot of these

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  2. These are some great ideas, I actually watched Hocus Pocus for the first time this year (that I can remember) and it was really fun to watch.

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  3. This is a great list of family friendly movies for Halloween. I have seen a good number of them but there are a few on there I haven't seen yet that sound fun.

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  4. Monster House is one of my favourite animated movies! You also can't beat The Nightmare Before Christmas too!

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  5. This is a great list, thank you so much for sharing! Hocus pocus was my favourite growing up and we also love The Nightmare before Christmas in our house too. However there are some great ones on here I wouldn't have even thought of so will definitely check them out for watching with the kids over half term, thank you! x

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  6. We will definitely be watching some of these - our family adores Halloween and since it is going to be a bit different this year, we are looking some fun films to watch

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  7. My son adores The Nightmare Before Christmas and eliza has been watching Hocus Pocus on repeat

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  8. Thank you for the list as I have been looking for films to watch with my kids this weekend, The Nightmare Before Christmas is tops on my list

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  9. Sooo many good movies here! I'm 28 and still have never watched Hocus Pocus!

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  10. My favourite kids Halloween film is Hocus Pocus! But I also love Casper and both of the Goosebumps films.

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  11. What a great list! I have seen a few of these and Hocus Pocus is one of my all time faves. I really must get the Transvania movies as I think my daughter would love them

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