Have a fright night with a difference this year and see how many of these family Halloween movies you can squeeze in! We’ve got our pick of the best to enjoy, and where you can stream them – all you need is the blanket and popcorn!
With the spooky season upon us, it’s time to catch up on some brilliant family Halloween movies. We’ve picked some of the best to stream on Netflix (UK & Ireland), Amazon Prime and Disney+ for everyone to enjoy.
Take your pick from some of the best seasonal animated and live action movies, from Hocus Pocus, Goosebumps and The Addams Family to Corpse Bride, Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie!
Family Halloween Movies on Netflix
Hubie Halloween (12)
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Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbour have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them!
Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi, Maya Rudolph and Kevin James.
Corpse Bride (PG)
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Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant and more, Corpse Bride is a hair-raising legend based on a 19th-century Russian folktale.
A young man mistakenly weds a corpse while on a two-day trek to the village of his real bride-to-be. It is up to the groom’s real fiancée to face her rival – only then will the bride and groom be free to proceed with their own wedding ceremony.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow (12)
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Halloween-hating dad Howard is all about science. His teenage daughter is all about the paranormal. But on Halloween, they team up to fight a supernatural menace that’s wreaking havoc and running amok in their town.
Upset about moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets his beautiful neighbour Hannah, daughter of R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the famous and mysterious author of the bestselling “Goosebumps” series.
When Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales, it’s up to him, Hannah and Stine to return the beasts back to the books where they belong.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG)
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Be careful what you wish for…
With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare – Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life back into the pages before he unleashes total pandemonium!
Gnome Alone (PG)
When Chloe discovers that her new home’s garden gnomes are not what they seem, she must decide between the pursuit of a desired high school life and taking up the fight against the Troggs.
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (PG)
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Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she’s babysitting on Halloween.
Monster House (PG)
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Even for a 12-year old, DJ Walters has a particularly overactive imagination. He is convinced that his haggard and crabby neighbour Horace Nebbercracker, who terrorises all the neighbourhood kids, is responsible for Mrs. Nebbercracker’s mysterious disappearance.
Any toy that touches Nebbercracker’s property promptly disappears, swallowed up by the cavernous house. DJ has seen it with his own eyes! But no one believes him, not even his best friend, Chowder. What everyone does not know is DJ is not imagining things. Everything he’s seen is absolutely true and it’s about to get much worse than anything DJ could have imagined.
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Family Halloween Movies on Disney+
Hocus Pocus 2 (12)
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It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th century Sanderson sisters, and they are looking for revenge.
Now it is up to three high school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.
Catch up on the original classic and stream Hocus Pocus here.
Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (6+)
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Enter an extraordinary world with magic and wonder, where every holiday has its own special land. This is the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town.
When Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town, his dream to fill Santa’s shoes unravels, and it’s up to Sally, the ragdoll who loves him, to stitch things together again.
Stream Frankenweenie on Disney+
Young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor’s fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals – with monstrous consequences.
Toy Story of Terror (6+)
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This Halloween special follows the toys on a road trip, when a flat tire leads Bonnie and her mother to spend the night in a roadside motel. After Mr. Potato Head goes missing, the others begin to search for him, but they find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that leads them to a big conspiracy.
Stream Halloweentown on Disney+
Marnie and her kids get a big shock when they follow grandma home to Halloweentown – and find out they come from a family of witches. The town is the only place where supernatural beings can lead a `normal’ life, but trouble is looming, and on her 13th birthday Marnie not only finds she is a witch, but that she and her family are involved in a fight against the evil that is threatening to take over the world.
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Family Halloween Movies on Prime
Roald Dahl’s The Witches (PG)
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The reimagining of Roald Dahl’s humorous and heartwarming tale of a young boy and his grandmother’s encounter with deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches.
Take it back to the original 1990 version starring Angelica Huston and Brenda Blethyn.
In the hotel he is staying, Little Luke discovers an authentic coven with real witches, who pretend to transform every child into mice.
The Addams Family 2 (PG)
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Everyone’s favourite spooky family is back! Distraught that their children are growing up, Morticia and Gomez decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley and Uncle Fester into their haunted camper for one last family vacation. What could possibly go wrong?
The Little Vampire (U)
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After he moves to Scotland with his parents, only child Tony struggles to make friends at his new school. But he is bullied and picked on by the other boys, and has little hope of overcoming his miserable new life. Then he meets Rudolph, a kid vampire with whom Tony becomes very close. But, when Rudolph’s life and the future of the vampire race are threatened by a ruthless vampire hunter, Tony must find the courage to save his best friend.
Lab assistant Igor dreams of becoming a mad scientist like his master, Dr. Glickenstein. When the doctor runs afoul of his own invention, Igor seizes the chance. With the help of his friends Scamper and Brain, Igor plans to win the kingdom’s annual science fair by building the most-evil monster ever. The problem is that Eve, as the monster is called, is sweeter than sugar and would rather be an actress.
Room on the Broom (U)
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Based on Julia Donaldson’s picture book, telling the story of a kind witch who invites a collection of animals to join her on her broom, though her cat thinks it will get too crowded. Her new friends make themselves useful, however, when the witch is threatened by a fearsome dragon.