Top 11 Halloween Movies for Kids

By JustMommies staff

Oh, fall, how we love you! Hoodies. Boots. Crisp leaves. Cool winds. A roast in the Crock-Pot. Football. Oh yes, and Halloween. Between all the costume planning, costume parties and trips to the store for candy and house decorations, you and your family might need a break. Sit down and enjoy these 11 popular Halloween movies:

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (G). With Charlie Brown and the rock in his treat bag, this movie is arguably the best kids' Halloween movie of all time. Linus is waiting in the pumpkin patch with Sally at his side, and Charlie Brown is invited to his very first Halloween party, complete with Snoopy kissing Lucy as she dunks for apples. This classic holiday movie is a must for Halloween.

Spooky Buddies (G). The Buddies are at it again! Only this time, spooky style. One of the Disney Buddies franchise, this movie has a lot to say about overcoming fear, as the pups accidentally unleash an evil warlock and his dog on their small town. Will the buddies be able to save the town in time? Truly a Halloween mystery with all the Buddies fun your kids have come to enjoy.

Curious George: A Halloween Boofest (G). When Halloween rolls around, Curious George hears the legend of No Noggin, a mysterious scarecrow that kicks off the hats of passerby on Halloween. Could the legend be true? Watch and see as Curious George unlocks this Halloween mystery!

Coraline (PG). Young Coraline is out exploring her new home and discovers a door leading into an alternate world. This other world strangely mirrors her own, except it is flawless. Her real world is dull and gloomy, while her alternative world is bright and lively. The copycat family is even perfect; they cater to her every whim and shower her with the attention she wishes her real family offered. Soon, however, true intentions come to light: the clone family wants to steal her soul and keep her there forever. Coraline must use every resource she has to make it back to her own family and her own world.

Goonies (PG). The older crowd will love this classic, kicking back to their parents' day of getting spooked! Who doesn't need a little Chunk or Mouth for their Halloween fun?

Alvin and the Chipmunks and Frankenstein (G). Alvin, Simon and Theodore have taken a job working at a movie theme park. Little do they know, a real-life mad scientist lives in the castle and is bringing Frankenstein back to life!

Hocus Pocus (PG). A gang of kids wander into an abandoned house and share a superstitious tale about 3 witches that used to occupy the house. Unbeknownst to them, the tale is real, and the witches are unleashed! Will the kids be able to keep them from becoming immortal?

Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated (TV-Y7). Remember Scooby-Doo and Shaggy eating everything in sight, solving a mystery along the way? Even parents will want to watch along as their kids take in these classic Scooby-Doo cartoons.

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (G). Join Roo, Lumpy and the whole Winnie the Pooh gang as they search for the Gobloon, that mysterious creature who grants wishes.

Casper (PG). A gentle-spirited ghost, Casper haunts a mansion in Massachusetts. But trouble comes when he has visitors, one of which is a young girl he falls in love with!

Scared Shrekless (TV-PG). Because what movie list is complete without a little Shrek?