Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in Disney's live-action HOCUS POCUS 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Matt Kennedy. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Halloween movies.
Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+. Photo by Matt Kennedy. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Halloween is the perfect time to snuggle up with your family and enjoy a movie! Whether you are looking for a cute adventure or a spooky good time, there is sure to be a flick for your family to enjoy! 

Boston Moms has put together a list of 13 of our favorite Halloween movies. Do you have any to add to our list? 

Hocus Pocus (1 and 2!)

This cult classic follows a villainous comedic trio of witches who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night. Brand new last year was Hocus Pocus 2 if you want to continue the fun!

The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Jack Black stars in this film, which follows a young boy who is sent to live with his uncle in a creaky old house. When the child hears a ticking sound in the walls at night, he begins to explore — and learns about the house’s spooky past. 

** This film does have some scary parts and is better suited for older children.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated musical tells the story of Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, as he stumbles through a portal to Christmas Town and becomes obsessed with celebrating the holiday. 

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Spookley is a pumpkin who is teased by the other pumpkins for being square instead of round. It’s the perfect movie to get our youngest friends in the Halloween spirit!

Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King

Join everyone’s favorite detective pup as he ventures into the underworld to defeat the monsters! 


In this four-movie Disney Channel series, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures once she learns she is a witch!

Monster House

This cute movie is about three friends who discover that their neighbor’s house is a living, breathing monster, and they must stop it!


Who you gonna call? Halloween isn’t complete without a visit from this hysterical ghost removal service! 

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

No Halloween is complete without a visit to the Great Pumpkin! Join the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

The Haunted Mansion

Based on the Disney ride, this funny ghost movie follows Eddie Murphy as he plays a realtor summoned to a haunted mansion with his family! 


Jack Black stars as the young adult horror writer R. L. Stine as the writer’s imaginary demons are set free in his town.

** This movie has some scary scenes and is best suited for older children. 


In this classic, a recently deceased couple become ghosts and return to haunt their former home. A devious poltergeist named Beetlejuice tries to scare away the home’s new inhabitants.

The Addams Family

They’re creepy and they’re cooky, and they are a Halloween favorite! Check out the 1991 film, the 2019 animated film, or the original series for an Addams Family marathon! 

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at https://eighteenmoreyearsofburpsandfarts.wordpress.com


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