Best Family Halloween Movies and Shows for Kids on Netflix UK in 2019
Spooky season is upon us. Autumn colours, leaves on the ground and Halloween rapidly approaching. I’ve scoured the UK Netflix catalogue for family Halloween movies and shows and brought you my firm favourites for family viewing, with a spooky twist! Netflix is constantly removing and adding titles to the catalogue, so you might be disappointed if you’re looking up older guides, especially as they often favour the USA – that has a different catalogue to the UK. All of these titles are available in the UK, October 2019 – just in time for Halloween!
I’ve also compiled a separate list of family-friendly Halloween movies and shows that are on Amazon Prime Video – so free to watch if you have Amazon Prime!
Best Halloween Movies and shows for Kids on Netflix UK in 2019
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So without further ado, here are my 10 best Halloween movies for kids on Netflix:
1. Monsters vs Aliens (2009)
Susan Murphy is struck by a meteor and finds herself 50 feet tall. Captured by the government, she lives in a secret compound where she makes new friends and gets a new mission. When Alien’s attack, they are called upon to save the world! This is a PG rated movie but is animated and suitable for younger audiences, although it does have some explosions and themes that may be scary to young children. It has a running time of 1 hour 35m.
2. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
The Hotel Transylvania series is a laugh out loud slapstick comedy family movie with Hotel Transylvania owner Dracula trying to protect his family. Rated Universal, Hotel Transylvania should be suitable for most ages but it does have a few spooky moments. There are a few explosions and the scary theme of vampires, mummies, ghosts and talking slime. Running time is 1 hour 31m.
3. Dreamworks: Spooky Stories (2009)
Okay it’s not actually a movie, but this is a set of three short stories by Dreamworks in one spooky bundle of family favourites. It includes Scared Shrekless, The Ghost of Lord Farquaad and Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins. This is a great set to watch on Halloween itself and a bit of animated fun suitable for all ages.
4. All Hallow’s Eve (2016)
A teenage witch wants to summon the spirit of her departed mother, but instead awakens a witch who wants to destroy the town. She needs to work with her friends to battle the evil magic and set things back to right! Although this film is rated PG, it is more likely to appeal to tweens or older.
5. Nine Lives (2016)
A workaholic dad finds himself trapped in the body of the cat he gifted his daughter in Nine Lives, which has a 1 hour 27m run time.. Although there’s no direct Halloween reference, there’s a bit of spooky magic at play here that’s theme appropriate. PG Rated, this is suitable for any kids old enough to understand the family dynamic, so will most likely appeal to those 6-7+.
6. Ghostbusters 2 (1989)
Only the second movie in the series is currently available on Netflix, which is a bit of shame – but it’s a great movie and it’s not essential to have seen the first one. This 1989 classic has a running time of 1 hour 48m and is rated PG. The ghostbusting team must save New York from a spirits and slime!
7. Jumanji (1995)
An old classic, but still a good one that offers timeless family entertainment. Whilst not directly Halloween related, there’s some spooky magical goings on as a brother and sister discover an enchanted board game that acts as a portal to a different world. There they meet a man who has been trapped for years and have to do their best to escape. It has a PG Rating and runs for 1 hour 44m.
8. Goosebumps (2015)
Goosebumps is PG rated and is more suitable for older children and teenagers, as demon’s from a horror writers mind come to life, and teenagers must team up to defeat them and save the town. Running time is 1hour 43 minutes.
9. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
This animated award winning Wallace & Gromit stop-motion movie finds Wallace and his dog battling a voracious monster that is threatening their vegetable patch! It’s rated Universal and is suitable for all ages, with a 1 hour 25m run time.
10. Casper (1995)
Casper is an absolute classic. This is the original movie, which is PG rated and features Casper trying to scare the new occupants out of his home, but instead, having to work together to overcome evil. I’d personally say it’s suitable for children perhaps 5-6+ up to teenagers. Running time is 1 hour 40 minutes.
11. The Book of Life (2014)
The Book of Life is a 3D animated adventure that’s full of colour and lively music. It follows a bullfighter who heads off on an afterlife adventure on the Day of the Dead. It’s rated universal and should be suitable for all ages. Running time is 1 hour 35 minutes.
12. True: Tricky Treat Day (2019)
This brand new addition for 2019 is perfect for the younger audience, and True: Tricky Treat Day is a good bite size watch at 23 minutes. This follows the much loved characters of True and Bartleby in the Rainbow Kingdom on Tricky Treat Day. Rated Universal.
13. Super Monsters (2017 – 2019)
There’s a brand new season of Super Monsters on Netflix for 2019 (6 episodes), meaning there are now three seasons to watch. This is great for little ones and follows the adventures of a rambuctious group of young monsters who have super powers.