Halloween is the perfect time to sit with big bowls of candy and popcorn and watch not-too-scary movies with the whole family.
Netflix has a haunted horde of kid-friendly Halloween movies streaming now that are less tricks and more like treats, from classics like Casper to animated favorites like Coraline. The spooky stories may give you a case of the willies but, hopefully, no nightmares on Elm or any other street. (For more grown-up scares, click here.)
Check out our roundup of the best family Halloween movies on Netflix:
Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated film takes place on the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday celebrating deceased loved ones. When 12-year-old Miguel is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, he must find his way back to the living as well as reverse his family’s ban on music.
The LAIKA stop motion animated movie is a gorgeous, dark fantasy story that centers on an adventurous girl named Coraline who finds a secret door in her new home, one that leads to an alternate version of her life that turns out to be more sinister than it first appears.
On Halloween night, Disney’s greatest villains — including Jafar, Cruella, Ursula, Captain Hook, and Maleficent — team up to take over the House of Mouse and toss Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy out on the street.
Home not-so-sweet home. When an abandoned house is taken over by a vengeful ghost, three neighborhood friends set out to do battle with the building and stop it from eating people.
This 1989 horror comedy stars Fred Savage as Brian, a boy who befriends the monster underneath his bed, Maurice (Howie Mandel). But Brian soon discovers that monsters live in a chaotic and lawless world that could endanger himself and his younger brother.
Taking a page from Harry Potter, this gentle adventure film centers on Beatrix, a young girl eager to be inducted into the Witching World. But when her entry is jeopardized, she and her furry friend Muggs must solve magical riddles before the big ball.
Emma Wishbone takes her family to a Halloween party, where they’re cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their costumes: a Vampire, a Mummy, a Werewolf, and Frankenstein's monster. To unlock the curse, they must seek out the Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula.
When young aspiring magician Max discovers two lost ghosts haunting his family’s basement, he agrees to help them find eternal rest in exchange for their help in winning over the most popular girl in school.
The 2018 sequel follows two boys who opening an unpublished Goosebumps manuscript and accidentally release monsters that unleash destruction on their town.
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