The Ultimate List of Halloween Movies [100+ from Scary to Not-So-Scary!] in 2023

Looking for the best list of Halloween movies to watch this October? I’m sharing everything from classic scary movies, to family friendly cartoons, to the latest new horror movies, to the best kids halloween movies on Disney+.

You will love these thrillers, slashers, comedies, and animation Halloween films which you can stream on Prime Video, Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, or Hulu!

I do want to note, the no-so-scary halloween movie list does not mean they are all are for kids! While this is a list of the top 100 halloween movies for the family, it's also for friends and everyone! While some of the Halloween movies for kids are suitable for young children, others aren't. The not-so-scary Halloween movie list is exactly that: not-so-scary.

I can't believe I have to say this, but based on some of the messages I received: please use your best judgment, watch trailers, and make a choice appropriate to you or your child's level of scare! If you are looking for Halloween stuff for toddlers, check out this post on 100 Halloween Books For Kids [For Babies, Young and Older Children!] or Fun + Easy Halloween Activities For Toddlers!

Lastly, if you're looking for some fun Halloween DIY crafts to do while binging your favorite Halloween movies, check out this post on The BEST Dollar Tree Halloween DIYs To Try This Year!

The Ultimate List Of Halloween Movies To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

The very best list of Halloween movies to watch this year! Including the top 100 Halloween movies for the family, one's for the scaredy cat, and for adults who love gore! You'll find classics in the horror genre featuring Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger to some great suspenseful psychological thrillers, slasher movies, and so much more! Plus classic Halloween movies the whole family can enjoy this Halloween season!

Not-So-Scary List Halloween Movies On Netflix:

These are a mix of family halloween movies on netflix and halloween comedies on Netflix. So please watch the trailer if you plan to watch any of these halloween movies with kids!

All Hallow’s Eve

The Addams Family (original featuring Anjelica Huston)

Addams Family Values

Hubie Halloween


Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask

Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask II

A Haunted House

A Haunted House 2

ParaNorman (Netflix)

Gnome Alone

Hotel Transylvania (multiple – some on Netflix)

Heathers (Netflix)

Practical Magic

Spookley The Square Pumpkin

Coraline (Netflix)

Igor (Netflix)

Coco (Netflix)

Vampire Academy

The Witches (1990)

When We First Met

Gremlins (Netflix)

Scooby Doo (Netflix)

Monster Family (Netflix)

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly (Netflix)

All Hallow's Eve (Netflix)

Little Monsters (Netflix) 

Young Frankenstein (Netflix)

The Addams Family (Netflix)

Goosebumps 1 and 2 (Netflix)

Corpse Bride* (Netflix)

The Nightmare Before Christmas* Tim Burton's Halloween Town classic with Jack Skellington was my absolute favorite as a kid!

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Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies On Hulu:

Madagascar: A Little Wild Fang-tastic Halloween

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

Halloweentown (with Live tv only)

Addams Family (animated)

Double Double Toil And Trouble

The Little Ghost (Hulu)

Tiny Toons Adventures: Night Ghoulery (Hulu)

Tyler Perry's BOO 2! (Hulu)

The Monster Squad

Liar, Liar, Vampire (Hulu)

Party Monsters (Hulu)

Fun Size (Hulu)

Clue (Hulu)

Monsters at Large (Hulu)

Curious George: A Halloween BOO-fest (Hulu)

Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman (Hulu)

Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (Hulu)

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (Hulu)

Colossal (Hulu)

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Not-So-Scary Halloweem Movies on Disney Plus

Hocus Pocus*

Hocus Pocus 2


Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge

Halloweentown High

Return to Halloweentown

Disney’s Halloween Treat

Haunted Mansion

Girl vs Monster

Toy Story of TERROR!

Don't Look Under The Bed

Phantom of the Megaplex

Return to Oz


Under Wraps

Nightmare Before Christmas

Blackbeard's Ghost

Lonesome Ghosts

Donald Duck Trick or Treat

The Ghosts of Buxley Hall


Spookie Buddies

Scream Team

Into The Woods

Mom's Dating A Vampire


Twitches Too

Escape To Witch Mountain

Return To Witch Mountain

Bedknobs & Broomsticks

Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

Some of these you can rent on Amazon Prime, some are on HBOGO or Showtime Anytime, others are on Disney+ and over the years they've been on Netflix/Hulu so check back on that! 

Edward Scissorhands*


The Witches of Eastwick

American Werewolf

Scared Shrekless

Curious George Halloween BOOfest

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween


Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Ernest Scared Stupid* (HBO GO)

Casper Meets Wendy

Tower of Terror

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Don’t Look Under the Bed

The Witches (2020)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show*

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit*

The Little Shop Of Horrors

Sleepy Hollow (Netflix & Hulu)

Teen Wolf

Teen Witch

Shaun of the Dead* (Showtime Anytime)

Warm Bodies*

The Haunted Mansion

Monster House

Discover the best list of Halloween movies to watch this October! From classic scary movies, to family friendly cartoons, to the latest new horror movies, to the best kids halloween movies on Disney+. You will love these thrillers, slashers, comedies, and animation Halloween flicks which you can stream on Prime Video, Netflix, Disney, or Hulu!

Scary Halloween Movies On Netflix

The Babysitter*


The Binding

The Babysitter Killer Queen*


House At The End Of The Street

The Silence


Bird Box






The Open House

Fear Street


Truth Or Dare

We Summon The Darkness


House of 1000 Corpses

House Of The Witch

Silence Of the Lambs


Things Heard And Seen

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

The 8th Night


Death Of Me

The Evil Dead

What Lies Below




In The Tall Grass


Death Note



Scream (4 Movies – HBO GO has 2 & 3, Netflix has them all)

Truth or Dare (Netflix) 

The Craft (Netflix)

Sinister (multiple)

Death Note (Netflix)

In The Shadow Of The Moon (Netflix)

Satanic (Netflix)

The Babadook (Netflix)

Hush (Netflix)

Insidious (Netflix)

The House On The Left

The Open House (Netflix)

The Haunting Of Hill House (Netflix)

Train to Busan* (Netflix)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre* (Netflix has 1 and Hulu has 2)

It Follows (Netflix)

The Sixth Sense (Netflix)

Saw* (8 Movies – Netflix)

Hostel (Netflix)

7 Lost Girls

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Halloween Movies On Hulu:

A Terror Of Hallow’s Eve

Scream 4

Books Of Blood


Boom Of Death

The Midnight Man

The School

The Wretched

The Prodigy

I Still See You

The Row

Tragedy Girls

Child’s Play

The Last House On The Left

My Blood Valentine

Snakes On A Plane

Goodnight Mommy

Interview With The Vampire

Stan Against Evil (Hulu)

The Evil Dead (Hulu)

Hellraiser (Hulu)

House of Manson (Hulu)

Signs* (Hulu)

Cabin Fever (Hulu & Showtime Anytime)

Discover the best list of Halloween movies on Hulu to watch this October! There is something for everyone from thrillers, slashers, Halloween comedies for the family and halloween cartoons for kids!  You can stream on Prime Video, Netflix, Disney, or Hulu!

Scary Movies To Get You In the Halloween Spirit:

You can stream some of these on Hulu, some on Netflix, some on HBO GO, some on ShowTime, but you can also rent all of them from Amazon Prime!

Season of the Witch (Amazon Prime Video)

Night of the Living Dead

Halloween* (10 Movies – HBO GO has Resurrection & HULU has H20)

Friday the 13th* (11 Movies)

Freddy vs Jason (the crossover from the Friday the 13th films featuring Jason Voorhees in the Jason movies)

Chucky / Child's Play* (8 Movies – Netflix has two in the Chucky wheelhouse, Hulu has at least one)

Paranormal Activity (6 Movies – I've actually only ever watched the first half of one of these, and then things started happening in our house and I refuse to watch them ever again)

The Grudge

The Ring (HBO GO)

The Amityville Horror* (16 Movies – HBO GO has the one with Ryan Reynolds which is my favorite, Hulu has a couple)

Carrie (Netflix has the original, I recommend the newer version)

The Possession



The Purge* (3 Movies – HBO GO has Election Year, but I would recommend skipping that one unless you are a huge Purge fan)

The Shining*



The Exorcist*

A Quiet Place (Hulu & Amazon Prime)

28 Days Later

Children Of The Corn (Amazon Prime)

Cabin In The Woods

The Conjuring* (HBO GO has 1 & 2, Netflix has 1)

Nightmare On Elm Street*

Freddy vs. Jason*


It Follows

Jeepers Creepers* (3 Movies)

When A Stranger Calls


House of Wax*


The Blair Witch Project (HBO GO)

The Village

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Get Out*

Lights Out (HBO GO)

The Funhouse Massacre (Showtime Anytime)

The Others*

The Descent

Drag Me To Hell


Halloween Night

FAQs about Halloween Movies

What are the best Halloween movies of all time?

The best Halloween movies of all time tend to feature a serial killer like in the Halloween films, Texas Chainsaw Massacre by Tobe Hooper, The Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th movies, and Scream.

The Shining starring Jack Nicholson, The Blair Witch Project, and Poltergeist are also in the top 100 Haloween movies consistnely.

What are the best classic Halloween movies for the whole family?

This largely depends on the age of the whole family, so please keep your child's age in mind with these recommendations:

Hocus Pocus featuring Kathy Najimi, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Better Midler is another fan favorite for the family.

Harry Potter – while not an official Halloween movie it's great for getting into the magical spirit of the season without being too scary for little kids.

Practical Magic follows sisters played by Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock as they get a crash course in magic is rated PG-13.

What Halloween movies did Tim Burton Make?

Tim Burton has made some spooktacular films that always dance around Halloween and are often included on HAlloween lists even if they don't directly relate. Here's a list of the best Tim Burton Halloween movies:

  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • BeetleJuice featuring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara
  • Edward Scissorhands starring Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, Dianne Wiest
  • Ed Wood featuring Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Landau, Bill Murray
  • Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp as the infamous Ichabod Crane and also starring Christina Ricci and Christopher Walken
  • Corpse Bride voiced by Emily Watson, Johnny Depp, and Christopher Lee
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street featuring Johnny Depp and Harry Potter star's Alan Rickman, and Helena Bonham Carter
  • Frankenweenie
  • Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children
  • Coraline
  • Batman Returns
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

What is the best Michael Myers Halloween movie?

The original 1978 Halloween film directed by John Carpenter is probably the best Halloween movie. The independent horror film is a cult classic featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Nick Castel and Tony Moran.

What is the order of the Michael Myers movies?

List of the 13 Halloween films in chronological order:

  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  • Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  • Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  • Halloween (2018)
  • Halloween Kills (2021)
  • Halloween Ends (2022)

It's also noteworthy that Rob Zombie remade the first Halloween film in 2007, with a sequel in 2009 called Halloween II. Overall these are darker than the original films, but not as good.

What would you add to this halloween movie checklist for Spooky Season?
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Originally publish on 10/26/17

29 thoughts on “The Ultimate List of Halloween Movies [100+ from Scary to Not-So-Scary!] in 2023”

  1. I am a “not so scary” person and appreciate your list. I have not seen Coraline, and it is on my list. Sleepy Hollow and The Nightmare Before Christmas are two of my favorites.

  2. Omg I love so many of these! My favorite Halloween movies are Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus!

  3. I watched goosebumps with Jack Black the other day on Netflix and it was awesome! This list is amazing though, I will most likely be referring to it just like you said, after bingeing stranger things lol.

  4. I watched ‘The Nightmare on Elm Street’ on Halloween when I was at a slumber party and it was my first scary-scary movie and I totally couldn’t sleep all night haha

  5. This is such a great list, especially for watching with younger kids, since both the adults and kids will enjoy them! My favorites are Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Ghost Busters!

  6. Love this list! I’m usually not a big Halloween movie person but I love that you included a lot of other stuff in here as well. 🙂

  7. What a great list! I remember most of them and thanks for it, now I’m gonna try to watch them all over again 😀

  8. Thena Reading-Franssen

    These are so great. Hocus Pocus is a favorite! I swear, I could binge watch that for days!

  9. Omg some of the scary movies listed give me the chills just thinking about them! The Ring scarred me for life, and I had to stop watching the Paranormal Activity movies after the 3rd one…they got too freaky for me! For some reason, though, I could watch Amytiville Horror over and over again. Must be Ryan Reynolds. Hocus Pocus and The Sixth Sense are my faves! Saving this list, for sure.

    1. YESS!! Amityville and Texas Chainsaw i can watch on a loop! I had to turn paranormal activity off 20 minutes into the first one! All this freaky stuff started happening in our house (dogs freaking out, lights in distant rooms randomly turning on and off, no thank you!)

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