Disney+ is brewing up another year of spooky viewing for Halloween. At this time of year, you can’t beat snuggling up on the sofa with some scary movies, or in the case of the little ones not too scary Halloween movies.
We have put together our list of favorite Halloween movies for little kids, and family-friendly film suggestions for the spooky season.
If Halloween is not already your favorite holiday, it will be after you’ve watched all of these family-friendly Halloween movies!
From exciting new originals such as Muppets Haunted Mansion and Just Beyond to beloved Halloween classics including Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on October 31st and kids of all ages can get involved in the Halloween festivities.
We have listed the best Halloween Movies on Disney plus. This Halloween movie list includes brand new Disney+ originals, and some of your favourite Halloween classics.
We have gathered 31 suggestions in total, so why not kick off Halloween now and watch something spooky every day throughout October.
So grab the popcorn – and if you’re feeling fancy, try out this Blackstone caramel popcorn. Why not put together your own Halloween movie night with some spooky treats and snacks?
We will share some Halloween movie night snack ideas at the end of this blog post so keep reading.
We will talk you through the newest Halloween Content on Disney+ for October, and share our list of the best Halloween movies to watch, with classics that can take being watched year after year!
Muppets Haunted Mansion Disney+ Original and the first ever Muppets Halloween Special
In Muppets Haunted Mansion, world-famous daredevil The Great Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending the night in the scariest place on Earth: the Haunted Mansion. Teamed with his friend Pepé the King Prawn, this musical comedy reunites Kermit and the entire Muppets gang, who portray the beloved grim grinning ghosts of the Haunted Mansion in this star-studded, frightfully funny Muppets adventure.
LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales – Disney+ Original
After the events of The Rise of Skywalker, Poe and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar, where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt who has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel.
While waiting for his X-Wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé. Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artefacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.
Black Widow – Streaming now, also available to watch in cinemas
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Black Widow is the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Just Beyond – Disney+ Original Streaming from 13th October – exclusively on Disney+
Inspired by the writings of R.L. Stine, Just Beyond is an eight-episode anthology series that tells astonishing and thought-provoking stories of a reality just beyond the one we know. Each episode introduces viewers to a new cast of characters who must go on a surprising journey of self discovery in a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universes.
Cruella – Streaming now
Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, played by Emma Stone.
Scary Movie 4 – Streaming from 15th October
Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures – Stream the Halloween Episode from 20th October
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off – Stream the Halloween Episode from 20th October
Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches – Streaming from 8th October
Vampirina S3 – Stream episodes 1-10 from 6th October, 11-15 from 20th October, and 16-20 from 27th October exclusively on Disney+
Vampirina is a cute show for preschoolers featuring our favorite Vampire girl.
The Best Disney Movies to Watch at Halloween
As well as new content, Disney+ also gives you access to so much of the Disney back catalogue (and Marvel, and Star and National Geographic and Stars Wars and lots more!)
Here are some of our favourite classic Disney movies to watch with the family at Halloween.
We have put together our top 20 list of spooky movies for Halloween viewing with all the family, with a mixture of live action movies and animated Disney movies to give you the perfect Halloween night, no matter the ages of the kids in your family.
Featuring Angelina Jolie as the dark fairy from Sleeping Beauty
You can’t go wrong with Skeletons, music and the Day of the Dead. This is such a great movie for the entire family, and you may shed a tear or two.
(also on Disney+ is “A Celebration of the Music from Coco” – The reimagined live-to-film concert experience recorded at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Bringing to life performances from the spectacular Disney-Pixar film “Coco,” this is a magical and musical celebration of the Day of the Dead)
This is an iconic Halloween movie and a cult classic, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as Sarah, Winifred and Mary – The Sanderson sisters.
Hocus Pocus is a PG but not suited for super young kids. These comedic evil witches will get your older kids into Halloween spirit.
Watch out for Hocus Pocus 2 coming next year: Spooky Sequel to Disney’s Halloween Cult Classic “Hocus Pocus” to Cast its Spell on Disney+ Viewers in 2022
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Settle down with Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas featuring the famous Jack Skellington.
This is one of the most iconic and best animated Halloween movies of all time.
Toy Story of Terror
This movie is a Disney short, with a length 22 minutes. Great for younger kids at Halloween.
Get ready for a Halloween boo fest with mr. potato head and your favorite Disney Pixar Toy Story characters.
The Disney shorts are short films which are perfect to fit in when you’re short on time, and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Into the Woods
Into the Woods is a Disney live action movie based on classic childhood fairy tales featuring Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and more stars.
Disney Spooky Buddies
Join a group of puppies to stop Warwick the Warlock and his evil deeds.
Have a Halloween adventure with the monster squad.
The Haunted Mansion
Starring Eddie Murphy, playing a realtor who visits a haunted house with his family.
The Black Cauldron
Girl Vs Monster
Mickey’s House of Villains
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire
Wizards of Waverley Place: the Movie
This musical classic Disney extravaganza features Mickey the wizard, making it a perfect movie for Halloween.
This movie was a ground breaking animated film and is a huge part of Disney’s history.
Edward Scissor Hands
starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
I’m sure this great list of Halloween movies was just the thing to get you ready into the Halloween mood!
Watch together on Halloween
If you can’t get together with you family and friends for a Halloween party this year, due to distance, you can still watch together, wherever you are thanks to Disney+ GroupWatch.
The GroupWatch feature on the streaming service allows you to sync your streams with up to six other people so you can all pause, break and rewind together.
Send this list to your friends and family who live far away, then take a vote on which movie you guys are going to sync up and watch together this Halloween.
Disney+ is suitable for audiences of all ages, thanks to the robust parental controls.
The app includes easy-to-use parental controls enabling a completely family friendly experience. As a main account holder, you can select bespoke content rating for each profile: 6+, 9+, 12+, 14+, 16+ or 18+.
This is great, meaning that our older kids can find something to keep them on the edge of their seat, but their little sister’s account stays safe and not too scary.
And remember, if no content rating is set, the default rating will be 14+ per profile so make sure to set up everyone’s account for the ages you need.
To get more info on each specific movie you can check common sense media to see if it will be suitable for your child and family values.
Halloween Movies on Other Streaming Services
If you do not have Disney+ you can find a few Halloween movies on other streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, or Netflix.
Each of these is a good Halloween movie that you could add to your list!
- Harry Potter (multiple movies)
- Hotel Transylvania (multiple movies)
- Addams Family
- Casper the Friendly Ghost
- Spookly the Square Pumpkin
- Curious George a Halloween Boo Fest
- Monster House
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- The Corpse Bride
- Wallace and Gromit The Curse of the Were Rabbit
Halloween Movie Night Snack Ideas
Every movie night needs snacks. Here are some fun ideas to get you in Halloween party mood, and make your Halloween movie time even more fun.
- Ghostly Guacamole with tortilla chips
- Pumpkin and Ginger Halloween cupcakes
- Witches Fingers & Edible Eyeballs: Easy & Healthy Halloween Party Food for Kids
- Healthy Halloween Muffins Recipe
- Halloween Cake Pops
We hope you enjoyed this ultimate list of Halloween movies. Please go ahead and share this blog post with friends and family so every one can enjoy the best Halloween season ever this year with the kids.
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