Family Friendly Halloween Movies on Netflix

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated for 2017. 

As Halloween draws near, our family loves to watch both classic and new family-friendly TV shows and Halloween movies on Netflix (streaming only—we don’t do the DVDs by mail anymore).

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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KID-FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN MOVIES ON NETFLIX

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The Addams Family

Stepping out of the pages of Charles Addams’ cartoons and the 1960s television series, members of the beloved, macabre family take to the big screen.

Casper’s Scare School

When friendly ghost Casper decides he needs to toughen up, he goes to scare school, where he ends up in a scandal that could threaten the whole world!

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Corpse Bride

Just as he’s about to be married, Victor is sucked into the underworld by a Corpse Bride who desires him for herself in this Tim Burton tale.

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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.

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Girl vs. Monster

Teenager Skylar Lewis discovers that her parents have a secret avocation when she innocently releases a cache of monsters in the family basement.

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Hotel Transylvania 2

After Mavis weds Jonathan and baby Dennis arrives, Dracula looks for proof that his grandson is a vampire and needs to remain in Transylvania.

The Little Ghost

Every night at midnight, the Little Ghost gets an hour of freedom. But he’s never seen the light of day until a fateful meeting alters his perspective.

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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.

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Magic Puppy

Molly decides to plan a surprise for her best friend, Adam. She casts a magic spell, but it goes awry and turns his mother’s boyfriend into a dog.

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.

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A Monster in Paris

Emile and Raoul join forces with a singer and an eccentric scientist and his monkey to save a misunderstood monster from the city’s police chief.

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R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls

When a traveling horror show comes to town, Danville’s high schoolers can’t wait to check it out. But the sinister showman has an evil agenda.

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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.

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Spooky Buddies

At Halloween, the Buddies, Air Bud’s adventure-seeking pups, investigate mysterious happenings at a mansion reportedly haunted by the Halloween Hound.

Thunder and the House of Magic

An abandoned cat looking for shelter finds a mystical house owned by an old magician and inhabited by an array of wondrous automatons and gizmos.

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Vampire Dog

Ace’s new pal is cute, cuddly, and 600 years old. So naturally, he tends to attract some real oddballs.

HALLOWEEN SERIES FOR KIDS

 

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Goosebumps

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.

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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.

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Monster Math Squad

Max, Lily and Goo love to put their minds together and use their math skills to overcome any obstacle, even ones with two left feet or ten thumbs.

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R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour

R.L. Stine leads young viewers on a creepy tour of tales featuring life-sized dolls, werewolves and carnival clowns that are stalking children.

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.

HALLOWEEN TV SPECIALS FOR KIDS

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Children’s Favorites: Halloween Treats

Beloved characters teach little ones how to share in the excitement and fun of Halloween in this scare-free collection of shows. Includes six Halloween-themed episodes of “Angelina Ballerina,” “Bob the Builder,” “Barney,” “Rubbadubbers,” “Kipper,” and “Pingu.”

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Come Back, Mac/Boo!

In this “Clifford the Big Red Dog” episode, when Mac tears one of Jetta’s sweaters, he feels terrible about it and runs away. Jetta learns that it’s OK to have fears and admit them.

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Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

Hang on to your hats and get ready for a spook-tacular good time, with Curious George. Autumn is here, bringing colorful leaves, hay rides, pumpkin patches, and the annual Boo Festival.

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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.

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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.

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Friday Night Frights

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

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The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween

In this “Super Why” episode, it’s Halloween in Storybrook Village, and Pig is so frightened that he won’t go trick-or-treating with his friends!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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Susan Wenner Jackson

Susan Wenner Jackson is the cofounder and editor of Working Moms Against Guilt. She lives in her hometown of West Chester, Ohio, with her husband, two children, and their dog.

39 Comments

  1. 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. Many of those aren’t available!?

  4. Monster Squad is now on Netflix 🙂

    • Monster Squad is NOT family friendly.

      • No more than Goosebumps or Escape to Witch Mountain

  5. […] more Halloween movies and shows for kids streaming on Netflix, check out this list on Working Moms Against Guilt. A few of the selections are no longer available for streaming, but […]

  6. Thank you so much!

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

    • Thanks for the suggestion, Jessica! I’ll have to add that one to the list.

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

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

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

    • Glad to hear it, Rebecca! You’re most welcome. TV is one of my specialties 🙂

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

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

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

  14. Love this list thank you for doing my homework!

  15. […] a little more PG that you can watch with the kids? Working Moms Against Guilt has a great list of 32 Halloween and spooky things to watch on Netflix this year with the kids. From Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest to The Addams […]

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

    • $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.

      • $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.

  19. 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

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  22. Alvin and the chipmunks meet Frankenstein

  23. […] Family Friendly Halloween Movies on Netflix | Working … – Netflix doesn’t make it easy to search by holiday, so I did the homework for you. Here are 39 kid-friendly Halloween movies on Netflix (updated for 2016). […]

  24. These are not even in Netflix!

  25. and its 2017

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

  27. Grrr, A blog is had by me personally on my website and it sucks.
    I actually
    removed it, but may need to bring it back. You gave me inspiration!
    Keep on writing!

  28. I think this is an intriguing blog with unique ideas. Have you ever heard about PunchFlix? It’s this really awesome streaming service that has unique substance and it also demonstrates other tv channels anywhere in the world. It’s going to have some of the vintage TV programs along with movies that we all would undoubtedly enjoy. Not exclusively that, but it is also going to offer films on demand which suggests that we could enjoy whichever program or movie whenever we want. PunchFlix is also about to have movies and Series in different foreign languages. All we have to do is search for it on the web or download the app.

  29. What about twitches?

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