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The 31 Best Halloween Movies To Watch All of October

Now that we’re in October, we’re in the full holiday season. If Halloween is one of your favorite holidays, make sure to bookmark this page and countdown the days until Halloween. These Halloween-themed and spooky movies are perfect to watch every day.

Whether you like a good scare from classic horror movies or you’re more of a Disney movie fan, these fun (and scary) movies will get you in the Halloween spirit. Grab your popcorn, settle in and enjoy 31 spooky nights of Halloween this fall with all the best Halloween movie classics starring zombies, vampires, ghosts, ghouls, and more. Best of all, we’ll tell you which streaming service (Disney+, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Freeform) you can use to stream these nostalgic movies.

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1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

1. Hocus Pocus
43 %
pg 96m
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
Directed by Kenny Ortega
After three kids resurrect three witches, they have until dawn to stop the evil beings from becoming immortal. Hocus Pocus stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy as the three witch sisters in this classic fantasy-comedy film. The Sanderson sisters’ return to Salem, Massachusetts will be thoroughly entertaining for everyone in the family. And there’s been talk about a sequel in the works for 2022.

2. Halloweentown (1998)

2. Halloweentown
g 84m
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, TV Movie
Stars Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag
Directed by Duwayne Dunham
On Halloween night, 13-year-old Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan follow their estranged grandmother to Halloweentown where ghosts, ghouls, werewolves, and more live. Marnie discovers she’s a descendant of witches and has to find out why the peaceful supernatural beings are disappearing. The series includes Halloweentown 1998, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001),  Halloweentown High (2004), and Return to Halloweentown (2006).

3. Beetlejuice (1988)

3. Beetlejuice
70 %
pg 92m
Genre Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones
Directed by Tim Burton
It’s not a Halloween list without a sprinkle of Tim Burton’s movies. In this Broadway adapted film, a deceased couple finds themselves stuck in their home and attempt to scare their new tenants. Having no luck scaring them away, they summon Beetlejuice, a green-haired demon to help but things get out of hand.
Beetlejuice | 4K Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment

4. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

4. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
g 25m
Genre Family, Animation, TV Movie
Stars Christopher Shea, Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer
Directed by Bill Melendez
This animated television special is based on the comic strip Peanuts. The Peanuts crew is celebrating Halloween but Linus believes he will finally be visited by The Great Pumpkin.

5. Frankenweenie (2012)

5. Frankenweenie
74 %
pg 87m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Stars Charlie Tahan, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short
Directed by Tim Burton
Frankenweenie is another Tim Burton movie that follows Victor Frankenstein when he resurrects his Bull Terrier, Sparky. But there’s a twist when all the other kids want their pets to reanimate their deceased pets.
Frankenweenie Official Trailer #2 (2012) Tim Burton Movie HD

6. Corpse Bride (2005)

6. Corpse Bride
83 %
pg 77m
Genre Romance, Fantasy, Animation
Stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson
Directed by Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp) is a groom arranged to be married to Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson) but clumsily finds himself in the forest on the day of his wedding. In the forest, he finds Emily (Helena Bonham Carter as ) a corpse bride who claims she is Victor’s wife.
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride - Trailer

7 . Twitches (2005)

7 . Twitches
pg 86m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, TV Movie
Stars Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Pat Kelly
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Twitches is a Disney Channel Original starring Tia and Tamera Mowry. The two discover meet on their 21st birthday for the first time and quickly discover their supernatural powers. They team up to save Coventry, the magical kingdom where they were born from evil.

8. Halloween (1978)

8. Halloween
87 %
r 91m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes
Directed by John Carpenter
In the first original Halloween movie, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) faces a lose mental patient who murdered his sister is wreaking havoc in his hometown. There are currently 11 Halloween movies in the franchise with Halloween (2018) being the latest featuring Jamie Lee Curtis again.

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9. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
82 %
pg 76m
Genre Fantasy, Animation, Family
Stars Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara
Directed by Henry Selick
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated musical dark fantasy. Jack Skellington is the king of Halloween Town but what happens when he opens a portal to Christmas Town? Watch as he becomes obsessed with celebrating Christmas in this great holiday mashup movie.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Official Trailer #1 - Animated Movie

10. The Addams Family (1991)

10. The Addams Family
57 %
pg-13 102m
Genre Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Stars Raúl Juliá, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
The Addams Family comedy movies are a staple to Halloween movie lists. Who hasn’t dressed up as a character from this classic Halloween film? In the first 1991 Addams Family movie, it centers the Addams family spooky yet lovable relatives reconnecting with who they believe to be Gomez’s long-lost brother, Fester Addams.

11. Casper (1995)

11. Casper
49 %
pg 100m
Genre Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Stars Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Malachi Pearson
Directed by Brad Silberling
Casper is a friendly young ghost. When paranormal specialist James Harvey arrives to communicate with Casper, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper falls in love with Kat, but they have to deal with a greedy woman who inherits the mansion Casper haunts and his mischievous ghost uncles and their antics.

12. Practical Magic (1998)

12. Practical Magic
46 %
pg-13 104m
Genre Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Goran Visnjic
Directed by Griffin Dunne
Sally and Gillian Owen (played by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) are two sisters who are born into a magical family but they carry a curse. Men loved by Owens women are doomed to die an untimely death. The two of them must band together to fight this hex.

13. Ghostbusters (1984)

13. Ghostbusters
71 %
pg-13 107m
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Directed by Ivan Reitman
This supernatural comedy film revolves around a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) after they lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, and decide to become “ghostbusters.” When they stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, the Ghostbusters must save New York from complete destruction.

14. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

14. Sleepy Hollow
65 %
r 105m
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Stars Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson
Directed by Tim Burton
Sleepy Hollow is a film adaptation directed by Tim Burton. After a series of mysterious deaths where victims are found beheaded, Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), sets out to investigate.

15. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

15. Bram Stoker's Dracula
57 %
r 128m
Genre Romance, Horror
Stars Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
When Count Dracula, a 15th-century prince, sees a photo of his barrister’s fiancée, Mina (Winona Ryder), the spitting image of his dead wife, he imprisons Jonathan Harker and sets off for London to track her down.

16. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

16. Edward Scissorhands
74 %
pg-13 105m
Genre Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Directed by Tim Burton
This isn’t your typical love story. Edward (Johnny Depp) is an almost human-man creation with scissors for hands that was left alone for years after his inventor died. One day he is approached by a nice sales lady and falls in love with her daughter (Winona Ryder). Despite his gentle demeanor, he is treated as an outcast.
Edward Scissorhands (1990) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

17. Matilda (1996)

17. Matilda
72 %
pg 98m
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Stars Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman
Directed by Danny DeVito
Matilda is a brilliant little girl but she’s cursed with parents who don’t understand her and super strict school principal. With the help of her wonderful teacher, she gains the strength of her telekinesis power to defend herself and her friends.

18. Coraline (2009)

18. Coraline
80 %
pg 100m
Genre Animation, Family, Fantasy
Stars Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Keith David
Directed by Henry Selick
This creepy stop-motion film is about a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) who discovers a secret door, an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better, or is it?

19. Friday the 13th (1980)

19. Friday the 13th
22 %
r 95m
Genre Horror
Stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham
The first of the American horror franchise, Friday the 13th is about a brutal killer set out to the counselors in a summer camp.

20. Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost (1999)

20. Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost
g 70m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Family, Fantasy
Stars Jane Wiedlin, Jennifer Hale, Bob Joles
Directed by Jim Stenstrum
Scooby-Doo and the gang meet a horror writer who invites them to go back to his hometown for the Autumn Fest, where they learn that one of the writer’s ancestors was a witch who is haunting the city. This movie introduced the song Hex Girls by Moon Sisters and Nostalgia in it’s soundtrack. Other great runner ups are Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988) and Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998).

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21. The Craft (1996)

21. The Craft
55 %
r 101m
Genre Horror, Drama, Fantasy
Stars Robin Tunney, Rachel True, Fairuza Balk
Directed by Andrew Fleming
A group of teenage misfits who normally perform love spells takes a turn when their magic starts accidentally murdering people.

22. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)

22. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
g 78m
Genre Animation, Comedy
Stars Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Dee Bradley Baker, Michael Bell
Directed by Kathi Castillo
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore wander the movie theme park grounds after hours to spooky Frankenstein’s Castle, where a real mad scientist is bringing the monster to life. Another great movie from the classic animated series is Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000).

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23. Under Wraps (1997)

23. Under Wraps
g 91m
Genre Comedy, Family, Horror, TV Movie
Stars Mario Yedidia, Adam Wylie, Clara Bryant
Directed by Greg Beeman
Amy, Marshall, and Gilbert, encounter a three-thousand-year-old mummy and accidentally revive him. He must be returned to his resting place by midnight on Halloween or he will never find his long lost love.

24. The Crow (1994)

24. The Crow
71 %
r 102m
Genre Fantasy, Action, Thriller
Stars Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson
Directed by Alex Proyas
On the anniversary of Eric Draven and his fiancée’s death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. He tracks down the thugs responsible for the brutal crimes.

25. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)

25. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
pg 91m
Genre TV Movie, Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Stars Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz
Directed by Tibor Takács
Before the sitcom, there was a movie. Sabrina is a witch living with her aunts who discovers her powers on her 16th birthday. She faces having to learn how to use her new magical powers while fitting in school.

26. Child's Play (1988)

26. Child's Play
58 %
r 87m
Genre Horror
Stars Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent
Directed by Tom Holland
Murderer Charles Lee Ray uses black magic to put his soul inside a doll named Chucky — which Karen Barclay then buys for her young son. When Chucky kills Andy’s baby sitter, the boy realizes the doll is alive and mayhem ensues.

27. Don't Look Under the Bed (1999)

27. Don't Look Under the Bed
pg 93m
Genre TV Movie, Family, Horror
Stars Erin Chambers, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker
Directed by Kenneth Johnson
A teenager who doesn’t believe in the supernatural is confronted with the bogeyman under her bed. She’s forced to face the paranormal to find the real culprit.

28. Scream (1996)

28. Scream
65 %
r 112m
Genre Crime, Horror, Mystery
Stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox
Directed by Wes Craven
A masked murderer stalks a group of high schoolers. It manages to parody the movie clichés while still being mysterious and keeping you on edge.

29. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

29. I Know What You Did Last Summer
52 %
r 100m
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe
Directed by Jim Gillespie
Exactly a year after running over a fisherman and dumping his body in the water, Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives a frightening letter telling her that their crime was seen. The four get back together to find the killer in the midst.

30. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)

30. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire
pg 85m
Genre TV Movie, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Stars Matt O'Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey
Directed by Steve Boyum
The Hansen kids are grounded but when they find out their mom is going on a date they’re delighted to sneak out without being noticed. Things come to a halt when their brother suspects their mom’s new boyfriend is a bloodsucker.

31. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

31. Trick 'r Treat
r 82m
Genre Horror, Comedy
Stars Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker
Directed by Michael Dougherty
On Halloween night, a series of events following the same group of people encounter a sinister trick-or-treater who doesn’t like it when people don’t follow Halloween tradition.

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