Family Friendly Halloween Movies on Netflix


Editor’s note: This post has been updated for 2019. 

As Halloween draws near, our family loves to watch both classic and new family-friendly TV shows and Halloween movies on Netflix.

Looking for some new recommendations to add to your queue? Netflix doesn’t make it super easy to find Halloween-oriented shows, so I did the homework for you and unearthed some real gems.

Here are 35 spooky (but not too scary) Halloween favorites currently available to stream on Netflix. Click on any of the titles for a direct link to watch instantly (if you have a subscription, of course).


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Dear Dracula

When he gets a fan letter from a young monster movie buff, Dracula visits him and soon has a new friend helping him to get his confidence back.


Little Witch Academia

Akko’s unconventional ideas don’t go over well at the Magical Academy, but when a dragon is unleashed, she may be the only witch who can save the day.

Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell

On Halloween, the Hulk and Dr. Strange battle monsters wreaking havoc on New York and uncover an evil plot by Nightmare, ruler of the Dream Dimension.


Room on the Broom

A gentle witch with a ginger braid offers rides to a variety of animals on her increasingly crowded broom, much to her grumpy cat’s chagrin.




R.L. Stine’s tales take on a life of their own in a series that combines original stories with adaptations drawn from the popular books.


Masha’s Spooky Stories

Little Masha shares tales of common childhood fears like ghosts and monsters. She playfully explains why these creatures are nothing to worry about.

The Worst Witch

After stumbling into a school for witches, a bumbling heroine comes to realize that she just might belong there. Based on Jill Murphy’s beloved books.



DreamWorks Spooky Stories

In three Halloween tales, Shrek and his friends tell scary stories, Ginormica and the Monsters fight mutant alien pumpkins, and Shrek battles a ghost.


DreamWorks Spooky Stories: Volume 2

The Shrek characters parody the music video “Thriller”; B.O.B. and pals battle zombie carrots; and Megamind faces the effects of the Button of Doom.


Friday Night Frights

In their bid to win the Skulltimate Roller Maze championship, Monster High loses its star players, Clawd and Deuce, to injury.


Ghostly Gala

In this “Sofia the First” Halloween special, a ghost is scaring everyone away from Sofia’s big Halloween bash, but she soon discovers that he just wants to host a party of his own.


Luna Eclipsed

In this “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” episode, the Nightmare Night macabre celebrations are in full swing when Luna herself shows up in Ponyville, determined to change her frightening public image.


The Magic School Bus In The Haunted House

The class is thrilled about its concert at the Sound Museum—until they discover the spooky mansion is more of a thrill than they bargained for.


Mickey’s House of Villains

The nefarious Jafar has assembled a team of Disney baddies to take over Mickey’s House of Mouse and turn it into the House of Villains.


Pac’s Scary Halloween

In this Halloween special from the “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” series, sinister Dr. Pacenstein schemes to swap bodies with Pac during a Halloween party. Spiral, Cyli and Count Pacula scramble to save their pal.

Power Rangers Megaforce: Raising Spirits

On Halloween, the scariest night of the year, the Rangers have a strange encounter with a mysterious medium who conjures “visions” of monsters past.


Power Rangers Samurai: Party Monsters

On Halloween night, the creepiest creatures from the Netherworld trade war stories about their battles with the Samurai Power Rangers.

Looking for something the whole family can watch for Halloween spooky fun? Check out these hand-picked recommendations for kid-friendly movies and TV specials on Netflix.

Did I miss anything? Leave a comment if there’s a kid’s Halloween (or just spooky-themed) TV special or movie on Netflix that you’d recommend.

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44 thoughts on “Family Friendly Halloween Movies on Netflix

  1. workingmommagic says:

    great list! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. thanks for sharing. Netflix does not have a category for this, im so glad you posted a list

  3. Child Care Momma says:

    Many of those aren’t available!?

  4. Monster Squad is now on Netflix 🙂

    1. Monster Squad is NOT family friendly.

      1. No more than Goosebumps or Escape to Witch Mountain

  5. Netflix also has ‘Room on the Broom’ this year. Super cute and only about 30 min long. My kids love it.

    1. Yep that’s a favorite for my family also!! Is there room on the broom for a frog like me? Lol

  6. I just tried searching paranorman and its not coming up on my Netflix. Just thought I’d let you know. =)

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  8. Rebecca Anne Hernandez says:

    Thank you for the list! It will make our Halloween movie night for the kids so much easier.

  9. Thank you so much! The searching on Netflix was not fruitful. I found you through a google search.

  10. Dear Dracula is a new cute movie on netflix. Also the Corpse Bride.

  11. Any of the movies in this list worth a watch arent actually available on Netflix…Netflix sucks

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  13. iris nesbit says:

    thank you for the list. some of those i did not find on my own.

  14. This list has been helpful! I initially tried searching “Halloween” but little came up. Couldn’t find paranorman this year but maybe I’ll search on Hulu. However, searching for it showed some films similar too which lead us to watching the corpse bride, another great one for Halloween!

  15. The nightmare before christmas has been gone for years… Disney just sucks so much they take the good movies off so they can charge people an arm and leg just to get them. As if they aren’t rich enough. Ugh.

    1. $15 for the blu-ray (which is better quality than streaming, or $8 for the DVD is an arm and a leg? I mean, get real. And Disney is a publisher and company, yes, but there are real working folk behind those movies that still get royalties.

      1. $18 (not $15) for one movie compared to $10-per-month is more like an arm and two legs! You get real! Disney does suck and they behave just like the predators they are.

  16. I think that a movie should be added to this list: The Corpse bride. Me and my siblings all watched this when were little and we still do

  17. Alvin and the chipmunks meet Frankenstein

  18. These are not even in Netflix!

  19. Not on netflix but on Amazon instead – The short films Pumpkin Moon and 13th Kitten. They’re great halloween animations, would definitely recommend.

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  23. The Adams Family is one of my favorite movies ever! The love between the Morticia and Gomez is my relationship goal!

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  25. Christine Gonzales says:

    What about “Hocus Pocus”?
    It’s my favorite Halloween movie, hands down! ????☠️???

  26. Did you hear about the new show. The Little Mermaid Live? From what I understand it’s an ABC show. Unfortunately, I heard it wasnt’ very good. Oh well better luck next time I guess…

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