Some people may think that candy and costumes are the best part of Halloween, but they’d be wrong, because obviously, family Halloween movies are the best part! The spooky season is all about spending quality time with your little trick-or-treater and what better way to do that than with Halloween movies on Netflix?

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Halloween movies intended for children can sometimes be tough to navigate. Are they too scary? Are the kids jokes crude or inappropriate? Don’t worry: We vetted tons of family Halloween movies on Netflix to make sure this curated list is not only age appropriate, but filled with lots of spooky fun. 

Whether you’re browsing for a quick 30-minute movie to queue before bedtime or a Halloween film for your next family movie night, we’ve got you covered. Grab your favorite Halloween candy and your little one (costumes optional), and watch these Halloween movies on Netflix all fall long.

12 family Halloween movies on Netflix to add to your queue

1. “StarBeam: Halloween Hero

When StarBeam and Boost discover that the mean Captain Fishbeard has been stealing everybody’s Halloween candy, they hatch a plan to restore justice (and chocolate) to their fellow peers. At just 30 minutes long, this adorable cartoon film is the perfect before-bedtime treat for your toddler. 

2. “Monster Island

Lucas is living a real-life nightmare: he just morphed into a monster in front of his classmates! Eager to learn more about his monster ancestors, he travels to a remote island where he crosses paths with other creepy creatures just like him. 

3. “Gnome Alone

Chloe may be new to her neighborhood, but she’s already making fast friends with her garden of talking gnomes. They enlist Chloe’s help to take down the evil underground monsters that are threatening to wreak havoc on their charming town.

4. “Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters

Another low-commitment 30-minute animated film, Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters follows the Super Monsters as they set out to visit Vida’s hometown and celebrate Día de los Muertos.

5. “Ghost Patrol

In this cute animated film, Gabi, Spence, and the Spooky Dog form a supernatural alliance called the Ghost Patrol. Follow along with them as they investigate their first real haunted house: the old Geist Manor.

6. “The Little Vampire

Tony is fascinated by castles, graveyards, and vampires. When Tony meets a teen vampire named Rudolph, he knows they’re going to be best friends. Then Rudolph confides in Tony that his family is under attack by a scary vampire hunter. What will they do? Of course: Together, they’ll save Rudolph’s family.

7. “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

While babysitting a young boy on Halloween, a high school kid must hunt down the Boogeyman and his monster crew after they take the kid she is watching.

8. “Monster House

Three best friends decide to uncover the spooky secrets of an empty house in the neighborhood, but when they start their adventure, they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into.

9. “Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween

If your kid loves the Sharkdog series, you have to check out the Halloween special. Hang out with the Sharkpack as they gear up for Halloween festivities, and an unexpected hiccup that leads to Sharkdog having to rescue the Halloween candy and trick-or-treaters from a spooky monster.  

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10. “Scaredy Cats

“Scaredy Cats” isn’t a film, it’s a Netflix TV series—but, almost all of the episodes are under 30 minutes! Queue an episode before naptime, while you’re whipping up lunch or dinner, or right before bedtime. You’ve got enough content to last your little ghost the whole week leading up to Halloween!

11. “The Curse of Bridge Hollow

A dad who hates Halloween and a 14-year-old daughter who accidentally releases a mischievous spirit on Halloween day. Now, they have to team up to save the town. This light-hearted comedy is great for spooky season and older kids.

12. “Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween

If your child loves the Sharkpack then, they’ll also love this Halloween special. Watch as the Sharkpack embrace Halloween with a few spooky stories. Sharkdog may or may not need to save trick-or-treating from a sea monster!

A version of this post was published July 18, 2022. It has been updated.