Top 31 Best Kids Halloween Movies for Watching in 2021

Kids Halloween Movies

How much ever you try to keep kids away from horror movies, they will want to watch it, especially during Halloween. Horror movies with ghouls, monsters, or witches can give children nightmares. But keeping kids away from Halloween specials can be a tough job. 

Why kids, even adults are quite inquisitive about scary movies and knowing it will give them sleepless nights, still end up watching them. Some thrills never hurt anyone but that requires filtering out kid-friendly Halloween movies.

Best Kids Halloween Movies to Watch in 2021

To save you the trouble we have created a list of the top 31 best kids Halloween movies for your kids to watch in 2021. 

1. Cruella (2021)

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

(92% liked this film) 

Cruella isn’t an out-there Halloween movie that involves ghosts and scare-jumps. The twists and turns in the movie will keep you at the edge of your seat. It is interesting to see Estella, a good girl gone rogue. The backstory of how Estella becomes Cruella is what the movie is about.  

The plot revolves around two ambitious designers. Kids with a liking for fashion and scary stories will love this one.

Movie Genre – Comedy/Crime  

Best for age group – 13+ 

Directed by – Craig Gillespie

Lead cost of the movie – $100 – 200 million 

2. The Witches (2020) 

IMDb Rating: 5.3 / 10

( 61% Liked this film) 

This is one of the best Halloween movies for kids to watch. The movie is about kids and mice against an evil witch. It’s a fantasy movie where a grandmother takes her grandchild to a hotel to keep him safe from witches. The kid has a pet mouse. He soon finds a grand high witch at the hotel who is devising a plan with other witches to turn all the children of the city into rats. 

Knowing this the children and mice start to counter the witches’ plans. 

Movie Genre: Fantasy/ Comedy 

Best for age group: 10 years +

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

3. Scoob (2020)

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

(82% liked this film)

Mystery Inc. gang is out again to chase bigger monsters. A classic scooby and shaggy misadventure in a modern-day setup. Great way to introduce your kids to Scooby-Doo and Shaggys friendship. This is a good pick for Halloween animated movies for kids. 

Hunting for monsters and solving mysteries is always fun when Scooby and Shaggy are together. 

Movie genre: Family/ Mystery

Best for age group: 8 years+

Directed by: Tony Cervone

Lead cost of the movie: $90 million

4. The Adams Family (2019)

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

(77% liked this film)

The drab Adams Family is spooky yet lots of fun. This is one of the best Halloween animated movies for kids who have just started watching scary movies. The movie is not so scary but scary in the sense of its macabre setting. What happens when a ‘creepy’ family meets a ‘normal’ family is what this movie is about. 

This terrifying family takes you on a ride full of fun, scares, and lots of humor. 

Movie genre: Family/ Comedy

Best for age group: 7 years+

Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan 

Lead cost of the movie: $24 million

5. Scary Stories to tell in the dark (2019)

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

81% liked this film

The story begins on Halloween night when a group of friends tries to play a prank on a bully. They try to investigate local legends. A haunted house, curious teenagers, and an evil book are what make this movie a perfect Halloween movie for kids. This movie is for kids who are not too young and kids who are not old enough for watching an adult horror movie.

Movie genre: Thriller 

Best for age group: 14 years+

Directed by: Andre Ovredal 

Lead cost of the movie: $25-28 million

6. The House with a Clock in its Wall (2018)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10) 

(75% liked this film)

It is a fantasy horror comedy based on John Bellairs’s novel with the same title. It revolves around a young boy who comes to stay with his uncle in a raspy old house. The boy soon finds out that an evil warlock used to live in that house. His uncle and neighbor are also practitioners of magic.  The boy explores the house which makes weird tick-tock noises. It’s a scary movie that has lots of terrifying magic, child-friendly goofy stuff happening and some jump scares. Fully entertaining horror-comedy to enjoy with kids and family. 

Movie Genre: Fantasy/ Horror 

Best for age group: 8 years+ with parental guidance 

Directed by: Eli Roth

Lead cost of the movie: $42 million

7. Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)

IMDb Rating : 6.8/10

87% liked this film

A Japanese animated movie that combines adventure with magic and humor. It follows the story of a young girl, Mary who wanders into a forest and discovers a magical broomstick and a mysterious blue flower that blooms once in seven years. The broomstick whisks her away into a magical place, Endor College. The flower gives her magical powers for 12 hours. What happens at Endor College is the story of Mary and the Witch’s Flower. The villains play their cards against Mary. It is a world beyond her wildest imagination. 

Movie Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Best for age group: 8 years+ with parental guidance 

Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 

Lead cost of the movie: Not known 

8. Super Monsters Save Halloween (2018)

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10 

50% liked this film

This series is for kids who are afraid of Halloween. Many movies spook children out but not this one. The children in the series look like human kids in the day and transform into monsters at night. The monsters are adorable in their effort to save the Halloween spirit. 

Movie Genre: Horror- Comedy 

Best for age group: 3 years+

Directed by: Evan Gore 

Lead cost of the movie: Not known 

9. COCO (2017)

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

91% liked this film

Coco is one of the best kid-friendly Halloween movies you can watch with your children and family. It’s about a young boy Miguel who is a passionate singer but his family is against music. He somehow ends up in the ‘Land of the Dead’ only to find out that his great-great-grandfather was a legendary singer. It has some really cool animation and the right amount of spookiness for kids. 

Movie Genre: Horror-Comedy Animation

Best for age group: 10 years +

Directed by: Lee Unkrich 

Lead cost of the movie: $175-225 million

10. Goosebumps (2015)

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

84% liked this film

What happens when demons from a novel come to life? This is the premise of Goosebumps. The author of the book, R.L.Stine, his daughter, and her neighbor fight to save their city from the demons created by the author. Jump scares and some creepy scenery with humor make this a decent horror-comedy movie for children to watch. 

Movie Genre: Horror-Comedy Animation

Best for age group: 10 years + with PG 

Directed by: Rob Letterman  

Lead cost of the movie: $58-84 million

11. The Toy Story of Terror (2013)

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

80% liked this film

The Toy Story gang is out on a road trip when things take an unexpected turn. They have to make a halt at a nearby motel when one after the other toys go missing. The search for the missing toys and a bigger mystery awaits your favorite characters. This short movie is one of the best horror animated movies for kids. 

Movie Genre: Horror-Comedy

Best for age group: 4 years +

Director: Angus MacLane 

Lead cost of the movie: $520 million

12. The Book of Life (2014)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

83% liked this film 

The Book of Life follows the journey of Manolo, a young man caught between family expectations and love. He goes on an afterlife journey where he has to face his fears. The story involves a tale about the Day of the Dead.

Movie Genre: Family/ Comedy 

Best for age group: PG 

Director: Jorge Gutierrez 

Lead cost of the movie: $50 million

13. Room on the Broom (2012)

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

87% liked this film 

Story of a good witch who makes animal friends. In difficult times those friends help her out. This short movie is a good Halloween movie for kids. 

Movie Genre: Family/ Comedy 

Best for age group: PG 

Director: Jorge Gutierrez 

Lead cost of the movie: $50 million

14. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)

IMBd Rating: 6.9 /10

76% liked this film

A fun-filled adventure awaits Curious George and his friend. They come across a spooky legend where a scarecrow appears on Halloween and attacks people who wear hats. The curious duo sets out to find the truth behind this legend. 

Movie Genre: Family/ Comedy/ Animation 

Best for age group: 3 years+

Director: Scott Heming, Andrei Svisltski 

15. Paranorman (2012) 

IMDb Rating: 7/10

95% liked this film 

An ill-fated town is under a deadly curse where Norman Babcock lives. He has a spooky ability to communicate with ghosts. He has the creepy job of saving the town from the witch’s curse. A stop motion animated movie fit for kids this Halloween. 

Movie Genre: Horror-Comedy 

Best for age group: 10 years +   

Director: Sam Fell, Chris Butler 

Lead cost of the movie: $60 million

16. Fun Size (2012) 

IMDb Rating: 5.4/10

84% liked this film 

Losing her younger brother in the crowd on Halloween night, Wren and her friend set out on a search for her brother. Not a ghost story but a scary story for sure! 

Movie Genre: Teen comedy

Best for age group: 13years +   

Director: Josh Schwartz 

Lead cost of the movie: $14 million 

17. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

87% liked this film 

Owner of Hotel Transylvania, Dracula runs a hotel for monsters. Johnny, a human, comes to the hotel and the overprotective father tries to keep his daughter from falling for Johnny. It is funny to see terrifying Dracula trying all the antics to protect his daughter. 

Movie Genre: Animation/ horror- comedy

Best for age group: 12 years +   

Director: Genddy Tartakovsky

Lead cost of the movie: $245 million 

18. Frankenweenie (2012)

IMDb Rating:6.9/10

84% liked this film 

A young boy Victor Frankenstein puts life back into his pet dog, Sparky with the help of electricity. There is total chaos and some scary moments. 

Movie Genre: Horror/Family

Best for age group: 9 years +   

Director: Tim Burton

Lead cost of the movie: $39 million 

19. Coraline (2009)

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

(91% liked this film)

Coraline finds a secret parallel universe with an idealized version of her otherwise imperfect family. But, some sinister twists await her. A perfect Halloween movie for kids. 

Movie Genre: Family/ Horror

Best for age group: 13 years +   

Director: Henry Selick 

Lead cost of the movie: $60 million 

20. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

(74% liked this film)

If your kids are always fascinated with magical creatures, watch this one. Two brothers move into a new place and come across fairies, goblins, hobgoblins, ogres, etc. This is a good Halloween movie for kids.

Movie Genre: Fantasy

Best for age group: 13 years + PG  

Director: Mark Waters

Lead cost of the movie: $90 million  

21. Monster House (2006)

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

(77% liked this film)

Monster House is a good kids’ Halloween movie on Netflix. A trio of young kids sets out to destroy the neighbors sinister house which has a hatred for children. 

Movie Genre: Horror/Fantasy 

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Best for age group: 7 years +   

Director: Gill Kenan  

Lead cost of the movie: $75 million 

22. The Corpse Bride (2005)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

88% liked this film

A tale of unfortunate and eerie events that happen in Victor’s life. He unknowingly marries a dead woman who takes him to the land of the dead. How spooky!

Movie Genre: Fantasy

Best for age group: 7 years +   

Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson 

Lead cost of the movie: $40 million 

23. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

(91% liked this film)

It’s an absolute thrill to watch your favorite cartoon characters on the hunt for monsters on Halloween night. 

Movie Genre: Family/Animation

Best for age group: 3 years +   

Director: Eliot M Bour

Lead cost of the movie: $10 million 

24. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of Were-Rabbit (2005)

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

(88% liked the film)

Wallace and his dog, Gromit save their village from a rabbit infestation that destroys many fields right before the Giant Vegetable Competition. 

Movie Genre: Family/Animation

Best for age group: 3 years +   

Director: Nick Park, Steve Box

Lead cost of the movie: $10 million 

25. Twitches (2005)

IMDb Rating:5.8/10

65% liked this film 

Two identical twins are born on Halloween night in a magical realm. They reunite on their 21st birthday on earth and have to use their powers to save their kingdom from dark forces. Older kids will enjoy this Halloween movie for the teen magic. 

Movie Genre: Family/Fantasy

Best for age group: 13 years +   

Director: Stuart Gillard

Lead cost of the movie: $20 million 

26. Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004)

IMDb Rating:4.9/10

63% liked this film 

A spider trio and a scarecrow help a square pumpkin overcome his insecurity about being a square pumpkin. This is a good Halloween cartoon movie for kids to learn that being different is okay. 

Movie Genre: Family/Animation

Best for age group: 3 years +   

Director: Bernie Denk

27. Halloweentown High (2004)

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

88% liked this film 

Marnie, a teenage witch, has to save the children of Halloweentown as she has convinced the town council that no harm will ever come to their children. Is she able to save them? 

Movie Genre: Family/Fantasy

Best for age group: 7 years +   

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippe

Lead cost of the movie: $4 million 

28. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

82% liked this film 

Who would buy a haunted mansion? Jim and Sara wish to buy the house until they discover the hauntings at the mansion. The spooky house plays all the creepy tricks on them, suits best for a Halloween night movie. 

Movie Genre: Horror/ Comedy

Best for age group: 13 years +   

Director: Rob Minkoff

Lead cost of the movie: $90 million

29. Monster, Inc (2001)

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

91% liked this film 

Two monsters Sully and Mike work at Monster Inc, a factory that generates electricity by scaring human kids. Their lives completely change when a human kid enters their world. The soft and funny side of monsters will keep kids in splits.

Movie Genre: Fantasy/ Comedy

Best for age group: 7 years +   

Director: Pete Docter

Lead cost of the movie: $115 million

30. Spirited Away (2001)

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

95% liked this film 

A young girl who is stuck in a spirit world with her parents who turn into supernatural beings. She has to work to free herself and her parents from the spirit land. 

Movie Genre: Fantasy/ Family

Best for age group: 8 years +   

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Lead cost of the movie: $19 million

31. Don’t Look Under The Bed (1999)

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

85% liked this film

You can watch this Halloween classic in 2021 and get scared even today. Frances is a teenage girl who gets blamed for mysterious pranks happening around her town. She soon realizes that a Boogeyman is framing her. 

Movie Genre: Fantasy/ Horror

Best for age group: 13 years +   

Director: Kenneth Johnson

Lead cost of the movie: Unknown

Final Verdict

These are our top picks for the Top 31 best kids Halloween Movies for watching in 2021. These frighteningly good movies will please your little monsters at home and give them enough spooky vibes. Enjoy your Halloween!   

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