Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly Halloween movie or a super scary film, we’ve got you covered with our favorite Halloween movies on Netflix.

 

By Emily VanSchmus
Updated September 24, 2020
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If you’d rather watch Casper or The Shining, Netflix has Halloween flicks for everyone—and all of our favorites will be available for streaming soon. There are still several weeks until it’s time to choose a costume and plan your socially-distant Halloween activities, but we’re already in full-on holiday mode—and since Pumpkin Spice Lattes are already back in stores, it seems we’re not the only ones ready to celebrate the season.

While you'll have to wait until October for the full lineup to hit your Netflix queue, some of the best titles are already streaming, so you can get a head start on your at-home Halloween celebrations. Get ready for spooky season by organizing a virtual movie night with friends (the Netflix Party app makes it super easy!) or getting the family together for some pre-Halloween fun. Bonus points if you whip up some tasty Halloween treats to munch on during the movie!

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Choose from a variety of kid-approved flicks for even the smallest of little monsters or pick a not-so-spooky film for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re feeling brave, grab a blanket to hide under and browse Netflix’s selection of truly scary true crime shows and thrillers. 

The Best Scary Movies for Halloween

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Watch as Ichabod Crane, played by Johnny Depp, investigates a series of small-town beheadings. This scary flick isn’t for the faint of heart!

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This movie broke Netflix records when it premiered on the platform last December. It tells the story of Malorie, a single mom trying to save herself and her children in a spine-chilling, post-apocalyptic world. 

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A young FBI agent recruits the help of an incarcerated cannibal killer to help him catch a serial killer on the loose. You may need to pull the blanket over your eyes for parts of this one, but it’s worth watching if you like a good thriller. 

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True crime fans, listen up! This film follows a cartoonist-turned-amateur-detective who sets out on a mission to track down the Zodiac Killer.

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In this classic thriller, Katie Holmes' character discovers she might not be alone in her house after all. Fans of scary movies and the paranormal will love this flick.

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The year is 1630, and a New England family is convinced a witch is haunting their family. When the family's youngest son suddenly vanishes, the oldest child is suspected of witchcraft. This one is truly spooky, so you may want to watch it with the lights on if you scare easily.

The Best Halloween Movies for the Family

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On Eve's 18th birthday, she’s let in on a family secret—she comes from a long line of witches. But when she is handed her family’s magical amulet, things don’t go according to plan. 

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When a family dresses up for Halloween, the last thing they expect is to be turned into actual monsters—but that’s exactly what happens when a witch’s curse goes awry. 

Available: October 7 

This new Netflix original stars Adam Sandler as Hubie Dubois, a man who finds himself in an unlikely circumstance: He is the only one who can save Halloween from a group of monsters. This family-friendly comedy will have everyone laughing.

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When a long-lost uncle arrives at the Addams family home, the family is thrilled—until they realize the man may not be who he says he is. This film is rated PG-13, so it’s best for families with older children.

Available: October 15

After being recruited by a society of babysitters, one teen must fight the Boogeyman (and a few monsters!) when he grabs the little boy she’s supposed to be babysitting. The animated flick is totally family-friendly, so we’re guessing it has a happy ending.

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If you loved reading R.L. Stine’s iconic scary stories as a kid, this is the film for you. The movie features some of the most well-known stories from the books alongside stunning illustrations.

The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

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This story is a sweet one: A not-so-scary witch flies around on her broomstick offering rides to different animals in need. Her grumpy cat isn’t thrilled about how crowded the broomstick gets, but the rest of the animals love it. 

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If Shrek is a favorite character in your home, this DreamWorks special was made for you. This series of short animated clips features Shrek, the donkey, and a few monster friends causing all kinds of Halloween mayhem.

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In this animated classic, the gang works together to solve a supernatural mystery. If your kids like the series, there are dozens of other Scooby Doo options on Netflix right now. 

Available: October 6

This festive kids' movie has it all: Excitement, mystery, and a few teachable moments. When a character named Captain Fishbeard starts stealing everyone's Halloween candy, StarBeam and Boost must save the day–and the candy!

Comments (2)

Anonymous
September 20, 2019
You missed the VERY BEST Halloween movie, EVER ~~Hocus Pocus! You guys need to rewrite this piece and put it in 1st place!
Anonymous
September 20, 2019
You missed the VERY BEST Halloween movie, EVER ~~Hocus Pocus! You guys need to rewrite this piece and put it in 1st place!