Top 23 Family Halloween Movies: Clean Movies for Halloween Movie Night


Ultimate list of clean family Halloween movies for a memorable movie night filled with Halloween magic. Get the FREE interactive checklist.

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Yeah! Its that magical time of year again, where costumes come to life, laughter fills the streets, and, most importantly, families gather to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

And what better way to embrace the Halloween spirit than by settling in for a movie night filled with family friendly delights?

We have put together a list of the best clean Halloween movies that are perfect for a family movie night!

We’ve included family Halloween movie recommendations appropriate for every age from young ones to teens.

For reference, we’ve included the studio, mpaa rating and a link to IMDb for each movie.

We’ve also arranged them by Rating (G, PG, PG-13) for easy reference.

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Who is this list of Family-Friendly Halloween movies for?

  • Parents looking for a clean, family-friendly movie selection for the Halloween season
  • Kids sleepover party with friends during Fall
  • Having an October Halloween movie challenge with the family? Download our free movie checklist for easy reference as you watch the movies on our list!

What information is provided about each family Halloween movie in this selection?

  • The movie title and release year of the movie
  • The studio production company
  • The MPAA rating, Suitable ages, Any content warnings
  • A brief movie summary
  • Link to movie on IMDb – For movie reviews, where to stream, ratings, trailers and lots more.

Ultimate List of Clean Family Halloween Movies – Movie Night for the Whole Family

G Rated Halloween Movies

1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

Studio: CBS | Rating: TV-G | It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on IMDb

It’s Halloween, and the Peanuts gang is ready for some fun. But not everyone is in the mood for candy and costumes. Linus is convinced that the Great Pumpkin, a mysterious being who brings gifts to sincere pumpkin patches, will visit him this year. Meanwhile, Snoopy imagines himself as a daring pilot fighting the Red Baron. And poor Charlie Brown just can’t catch a break. Will anyone get what they want on this special night? Find out in this classic animated special that will warm your heart.

2. Halloweentown (1998)

Studio: Disney Channel | Rating: TV-G | Halloweentown on IMDb

What if there was a secret place where all the creatures of Halloween lived in harmony? That’s the premise of this Disney Channel Original Movie, starring Debbie Reynolds as a witch who takes her grandchildren to Halloweentown, a magical realm where anything is possible. But when an evil warlock threatens to destroy both worlds, the kids must use their newly discovered powers to save the day. Halloweentown is a charming and whimsical movie that celebrates the spirit of Halloween.

There are 3 more Halloweentown movies to include:
Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
Halloweentown High (2004)
Return to Halloweentown (2006)

3. Double Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

Studio: Warner Bros. Television | Rating: TV-G | Double Double Toil and Trouble on IMDb

This is a movie that stars the Olsen twins as Kelly and Lynn, two sisters who discover that their great aunt Agatha is a witch who has cursed their family. They decide to break the curse by finding a magic moonstone on Halloween night. Along the way, they encounter a friendly hobo, a grumpy baker, and two evil witches who want the moonstone for themselves. This is a movie that is full of magic, mischief, and fun, and shows that twins can do anything when they work together.

4. Mickey’s House of Villains (2002)

Studio: Walt Disney Television Animation | Rating: G | Mickey’s House of Villains on IMDb

What happens when the villains from your favorite Disney movies take over the House of Mouse on Halloween night? They kick out Mickey and his friends, and turn the place into the House of Villains! Now, Mickey has to find a way to get back his house and save the day. This movie is a collection of spooky cartoons and songs, featuring Jafar, Cruella, Ursula, Hades, and many more.

5. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

Studio: DisneyToon Studios | Rating: G | Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie on IMDb

It’s Halloween, and Roo and his new friend Lumpy are excited to go trick-or-treating for the first time. But when Tigger tells them about the Gobloon, a monster who can turn you into a jaggedy lantern, they get scared. They decide to catch the Gobloon before it catches them, and make a wish. Along the way, they learn about courage, friendship, and the true meaning of Halloween. This movie is a sequel to Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, and it features the lovable characters from Winnie the Pooh.

6. Spooky Buddies (2011)

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures | Rating: G | Spooky Buddies on IMDb

What happens when the Buddies, the adorable talking puppies, meet the Halloween Hound, a scary monster who can turn them into stone? They have to team up with some new friends, including a friendly ghost, to stop the Halloween Hound and his master, Warwick the Warlock, from taking over the world. This movie is a comedy horror film that is full of action, humor, and howling-good Buddy fun.

7. Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! (2022)

Studio: Warner Bros. Animation | Rating: G | Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! on IMDb

It’s Halloween, and Mystery Inc. thinks that they can finally enjoy a break. But they are wrong, because an enemy wants revenge against them. They have to team up with their arch-nemesis, Coco Diablo, to solve this macabre mystery. Scooby and the gang learn some spooky tricks and don the outfits of their most famous foes to save the day. This movie is a new and exciting adventure that features the lovable characters from Scooby-Doo.

PG Rated Halloween Movies

8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Studio: Touchstone Pictures | Rating: PG | The Nightmare Before Christmas on IMDb

What happens when the king of spooks gets bored of the same old tricks and treats? He decides to take over Christmas, of course! Join Jack Skellington and his ghoulish friends as they sing, dance, and kidnap Santa in this whimsical musical adventure. But beware, not everyone is happy with Jack’s holiday makeover, especially the evil Oogie Boogie!

9. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures | Rating: PG | Hocus Pocus on IMDb

Three centuries ago, three wicked witches were hanged in Salem, but not before they cast a curse that they would return on Halloween night. Fast forward to the present day, where a skeptical teenager named Max accidentally brings them back to life. Now, he must team up with his sister, his crush, and a talking cat to stop the witches from sucking the life out of all the children in town. It’s a hilarious and spooky ride that will make you say “Hocus Pocus!”

10. Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

Studio: Disney+ | Rating: PG | Hocus Pocus 2 on IMDb

The Sanderson sisters are back, and they are more wicked than ever. 29 years after they were last resurrected, they are accidentally brought back to life by two teenage girls in Salem. They plan to take over the world with their dark magic, and only the girls and their friends can stop them. This movie is a sequel to the cult classic Hocus Pocus, and it stars the original cast of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.

11. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Studio: Universal Pictures | Rating: PG | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on IMDb

Get ready for an out-of-this-world adventure with E.T., the adorable alien who got left behind on Earth. He finds a new friend in Elliott, a lonely boy who needs some magic in his life. Together, they go on a bike ride across the sky, phone home, and hide from the scary government agents who want to capture E.T. This is a classic movie that will make you laugh, cry, and believe in the power of friendship.

12. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Studio: Touchstone Pictures | Rating: PG | Ernest Scared Stupid on IMDb

It’s Halloween, and Ernest P. Worrell is here to save the day! Well, sort of. He actually unleashes an evil troll who turns kids into wooden dolls. Oops. Now, he has to team up with his dog Rimshot, a witch named Old Lady Hackmore, and some brave children to stop the troll before he destroys the town. This is a hilarious and spooky movie that will make you say “Ewwww” and “Awwww” at the same time.

13. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

Studio: Amblin Entertainment | Rating: PG | The House with a Clock in Its Walls on IMDb

What would you do if you found out your uncle was a warlock and your neighbor was a witch? That’s what happens to Lewis, a young orphan who moves into a mysterious house with a hidden clock that could end the world. He learns magic from his uncle and his neighbor, and helps them fight against an evil warlock who wants to unleash chaos. This is a movie that mixes humor and horror, with a lot of magic and adventure.

14. Monster House (2006)

Studio: Columbia Pictures | Rating: PG | Monster House on IMDb

Have you ever wondered what your neighbor’s house is hiding? Well, for three kids, the answer is a big, scary secret. Their neighbor’s house is alive and hungry for people! They must find a way to stop the house before it eats all the trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. This is a movie that uses amazing animation and features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, and others.

15. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)

Studio: Netflix | Rating: TV-PG | A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting on IMDb

What if babysitting was more than just a job? What if it was a secret mission to protect kids from monsters? That’s what Kelly finds out when she joins a society of badass babysitters who fight the Boogeyman and his minions. She has to rescue Jacob, the kid she was watching, from the Boogeyman’s clutches on Halloween night. This is a movie that is full of action, humor, and scares, and shows that babysitters are not to be messed with.

16. The Book of Life (2014)

Studio: 20th Century Fox Animation | Rating: PG | The Book of Life on IMDb

Manolo is a young man who has to choose between following his heart or his family’s expectations. He goes on an amazing adventure that takes him to three different worlds: the Land of the Living, the Land of the Remembered, and the Land of the Forgotten. He meets many fantastic characters, such as La Muerte, Xibalba, and Chuy, and learns to face his greatest fears. This is a movie that celebrates the culture and traditions of Mexico, and the power of love.

17. Frankenweenie (2012)

Studio: Touchstone Pictures | Rating: PG | Frankenweenie on IMDb

If you love dogs and spooky stories, you’ll love this movie. It’s about a boy named Victor who loves making monster movies with his dog Sparky. But when Sparky dies in an accident, Victor uses science to bring him back to life. However, his secret gets out, and soon the town is full of reanimated pets and creatures. This movie is a stop-motion animation by Tim Burton, and it’s a tribute to the classic Frankenstein story.

18. Girl vs Monster (2012)

Studio: Disney Channel | Rating: TV-PG | Girl vs Monster on IMDb

Skylar is a fearless girl who loves to sing. But on Halloween night, she finds out that she comes from a family of monster hunters, and that her parents have been captured by an evil witch named Deimata. She teams up with her friends to rescue them, and discovers that she has to face her own fears to defeat the witch. This movie is a Disney Channel Original Movie, and it’s full of action, comedy, and music.

19. ParaNorman (2012)

Studio: Laika | Rating: PG | ParaNorman on IMDb

Norman is a boy who can see and talk to ghosts. He lives in a town that is cursed by a witch who was executed 300 years ago. When the witch’s curse comes true, and zombies rise from their graves, Norman is the only one who can stop them. He has to face his fears and use his gift to save his town. This movie is a stop-motion animation that is funny, scary, and heartwarming.

20. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Studio: Sony Pictures Animation | Rating: PG | Hotel Transylvania on IMDb

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, the place where monsters can relax and get away from humans. Dracula is the owner and the proud father of Mavis, his teenage daughter. But his world turns upside down when a human boy named Jonathan stumbles upon the hotel and falls for Mavis. Now, Dracula has to keep Jonathan away from his daughter and his monster friends. This movie is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy that features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, and others.

PG-13 Rated Halloween Movies

21. The Monster Squad (1987)

Studio: Tri-Star Pictures | Rating: PG-13 | The Monster Squad on IMDb

Do you love classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, and the Wolfman? Then you’ll love this horror comedy about a group of kids who have to stop them from taking over the world. The Monster Squad is a fun and nostalgic tribute to the Universal Monsters, with plenty of action, humor, and scares. It’s also a great movie to watch with your friends, as the kids in the film prove that teamwork and friendship can overcome any evil.

22. Hubie Halloween (2020)

Studio: Netflix | Rating: PG-13 | Hubie Halloween on IMDb

Hubie loves Halloween, but Halloween doesn’t love him back. He is a good-hearted but eccentric volunteer who is always mocked by kids and adults alike. But this year, something strange is going on in his town of Salem, and Hubie has to save the day. This is a movie that stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, and many other Sandler regulars.

23. Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave (2014)

Studio: Lionsgate | Rating: Not Rated | Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave on IMDb

Runt is a young wolf who loves to explore. One day, he finds a haunted cave and meets a wolf who has been driven away from her pack. He decides to help her and learns the secret of the Saw Tooth Cave. This is a movie that follows the adventures of the Alpha and Omega wolves and features the voices of Kate Higgins, Ben Diskin, Debi Derryberry, and others.

BONUS Family Halloween Movies Streaming FREE on Tubi

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!
Halloween Under the Sea
Halloween Dance
Puppy Playground: Halloween Party
The Halloween Family

Thanks for reading this article for family-friendly Halloween movie inspiration!

If you’re looking for more family-friendly movies, than checkout our other articles on family movies!

We also have an article on the 100 Best Family Movies for Movie Night you should checkout next!

Here is a comprehensive list of every Halloween movie on Wikipedia.

We hope to see you again soon!

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