What could be better than plopping down on the couch after an evening of trick-or-treating, with a HUGE bag of candy on your lap, and cueing up your favorite Halloween movie?

Not much.

Here are Team Motherly’s favorite spooky flicks—just don’t blame us if you can’t sleep after some of these!

Rated G

Curious George: A Halloween Boo-Fest*

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown*

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Monsters, Inc.

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

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

*No ratings on IMDB—

Rated PG

Hocus Pocus

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


The Nightmare Before Christmas

Ghostbusters (the original)



Young Frankenstein



The Witches

Return to Oz

Hotel Transylvania

The NeverEnding Story

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Corpse Bride


Rated PG-13

The Addams Family

Practical Magic

Edward Scissorhands

So I Married an Axe Murderer


The Others

The Sixth Sense

Rated R

Shaun of the Dead

The Craft

The Shining

The Witches of Eastwick

The Lost Boys

*No ratings available on IMDB.