10 iconic, kid-friendly Halloween movies for the whole family

10 iconic, kid-friendly Halloween movies for the whole family

Halloween is just around the corner. And why not escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays this year and curl up on the sofa with the kids?

For anyone who doesn't feel like dressing up their kids as big pumpkins or ghosts with an old sheet to knock on neighbors' doors - who probably don't want to see you and who most likely want to poison you with old candy: there they are other options!

For example, take your plaid out of the closet, cook yourself some good food, and watch a movie that's a little spooky. Let's stay on topic.

In this selection for the whole family, from 5-6 years - because OMG, don't you think about it, no screen before that age of course, hmhm, in short - you will find mainly 90's classics (although this decade is a bit overwhelming), because parents can also let themselves be pampered and rekindle the ever soothing nostalgia for the cult films of their childhood.

Mr. Jack's Strange Christmas

This 1993 animated film has everything we love about Halloween: a gothic universe, a fantasy world - Tim Burton writes anyway! - and monsters you want here: ghouls, ghosts, zombies, vampires, witches, werewolves... and so on!

The action takes place in the city of Halloween, it cannot be invented. Rest assured, as a bonus, there is a beautiful love story.

Available in VOD (purchase or rent)

Jurassic Park

A classic among classics, this 1993 Spielberg film shaped our childhood. A few spooky little scenes, but they're still dinosaurs, so don't traumatize your child too much!

Some will say the special effects have aged badly, but that's not unanimous. I'll let you make up your own mind. Special mention for: the legendary John Williams soundtrack.

Available on Netflix

The Goonies

The Goonies, a cult film, is a little older. It dates from 1985. If you missed it, now is the time to catch up! We follow a series of children who have had many adventures. The adventures will be you just as enthusiastic as your children.

Available on Netflix

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Bring out the shock pills for another Tim Burton classic. It stretches a little beyond the '90s and isn't terribly scary, but it would be a shame to miss out on this masterpiece, the adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastic novel.

Find Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Helena Bonham Carter as Charlie's mother. A treat to be enjoyed without moderation!

Available on Netflix

Casper, the ghost apprentice

10 kultige, kinderfreundliche Halloween-Filme für die ganze Familie

In this 1997 film, little Chris, who loves science fiction, forms a very nice relationship with a very nice ghost, Casper. But not all ghosts are good guys in this movie, and the twists will follow.

Like eating Monster Munch!

Available on DVD

The Addams family

What memories will resurface watching this cult film, then rejected in the saga!

Introduce your kids to the unlikely personalities and looks of Fétide, Morticia, Gomez, La Chose (in its simplest form)... And most importantly, watch the original and run away from the 2019 version with Kev Adams.

Available on Prime Video

The Gremlins

This 1984 film continued to be watched into the 1990s. The proof is that my first memory of a film is scary!

I don't remember much except for those monstrous little creatures that come out of nowhere and freak out. It's rated 13 and + on Netflix, but let's not exaggerate.

Available on Netflix


Ghostbusters... When you think of this movie you want to sing your credits! No, not you?

We follow three colleagues in New York as they go all out to hunt ghosts. It's so pleasant to find Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver in their early days...

Available on OCS

bug juice

We reunite with Tim Burton in this fantastic comedy about two ghosts, two recently deceased newlyweds haunting their old house.

Available on VOD


Witches already exist, so we love it!But on top of that, this 1993 movie is set on Halloween night, so what more could you ask for?Well, we've got a little scare and a lot of humour.Winning combinations.

Available on Disney+

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Photo credit: Jurassic Park (© United International Pictures)