Who loves scary movies? Not little kids! Have no fear with this collection of the best G-rated Halloween movies for kids that are perfect for even the littlest pumpkins in the patch.
My children love Halloween. Between the costumes, candy and fun events, they talk about it FOR MONTHS leading up to the big day. They also love watching fun Halloween movies and doing loads of Halloween crafts.
One of the things I quickly discovered as a parent of toddlers was just how big of a difference a PG-rated movie can be from a G-rated movie. This can be especially evident in Halloween movies, where a PG movie can feel really scary for kids under 5!
This collection of Halloween movies for kids rated-G are all approved for general audiences. This rating means that parents can feel confident that the language, themes and story are appropriate for children of all ages.
Read on for some of the best Halloween movies rated-G that are perfect for the whole family, as well as a few more tame PG-rated options to also consider. Some of these are traditional Halloween movies, while others just include monsters or other spooky creatures.
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G-Rated Halloween Movies for Kids
This sweet Disney classic follows the story of Sulley and Mike Wazowski, the top scare team at Monsters, Inc. the scream-processing factory in a monster town called Monstropolis. “When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, monsters are scared silly, and it’s up to Sulley and Mike to get her back home.”
If your littles loved the original, give the sequel (prequel?) a try! Monsters University tells the story of how Mike and Sulley met in college and became the monsters we all know and love.
Toy Story of Terror
If your kids are as Toy Story obsessed as mine are, you won’t want to miss this great not-so-scary adventure. From the synopsis: “Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear. Woody sets about getting to the bottom of the mystery.”
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
This Peanuts Halloween classic can’t be beat! Our family loves watching the sweet tale year after year.
Spookley: The Square Pumpkin
Poor Spookley is a pumpkin whose shape is square rather than round, which leads to him being teased by the other pumpkins for being different. With the help from his bat side-kicks, some funny spiders and a Scarecrow, he’s able to show the other pumpkins in the pumpkin patch that being different can actually be a great thing.
Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom is a short, animated film based on the children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It’s a magical tale about friendship and family from Magic Light Pictures, the producers of the hugely successful The Gruffalo.
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
Pooh and the gang befriend the dreaded Heffalump in this toddler friendly adventure.
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Who remembers Wallace & Gromit from your own childhood? In this G-rated Halloween movie adventure, Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
Twelve-year-old friends help a mummy that they accidentally revive on Halloween.
Arthur and the Haunted Tree House
This cute Halloween movie might be a good option for your little ones. From the movie synopsis: “While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house. Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted, but by what?”
Watch it on PBS Kids
The Worst Witch
Young Witch Mildred Hubble begins her first year at Cackle’s Academy & trouble finds her immediately! This is actually a Netflix series, and the entire thing is rated TV-G and is spooky themed.
The pups are back in an adventure through a spooky, haunted mansion.
PG Halloween Movies for Kids
Searching for more options? The following Halloween movies for kids are rated PG, but might be worth considering for your own children. Use your own discretion, as what might be fine for one child might be really scary for another the same age.
- Hotel Transylvania (there are 4 of them that follow Adam Sandler as Count Dracula and his family)
- Addams Family (the cartoon version is great for kids under 7)
- The Addams Family (the cult classic with Christina Ricci is a better option for kids over 7)
- Casper the Friendly Ghost
- Hocus Pocus 2 (The Sanderson Sisters are back in this new movie! Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker all reprise their roles. I like this option as opposed to the original because there is less of a focus on romance and virginity)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Monster High: The Movie (the musical numbers in this live-action movie are really fun)
- Monsters Versus Aliens
- Dreamworks Spooky Stories and Spooky Stories: Volume 2
- Monster House
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (older kids will love Jack Skellington, but younger viewers will find Oogy Boogey scary)
What are Halloween movies rated G?
Here are all of the G-rated Halloween movies from this list:
- Monsters Inc
- Monsters University
- Toy Story of Terror
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- Spookley the Square Pumpkin
- Room on the Broom
- Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
- Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
- Under Wraps
- The Worst Witch
- Arthur and the Haunted Tree House
- Spooky Buddies
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Family-friendly Halloween Movies
These not-so-scary halloween movies are perfect for your Halloween movie night or Halloween Boo Fest. Which of these spooky movies is your personal favorite? Happy spooky season!