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Not a Scary Movie Fan? Try These Family-Friendly Halloween Flicks Instead


Sep. 28 2020, Updated 12:21 p.m. ET

Whether you're spending Halloween with the kids, you're babysitting your next-door neighbors, or you're simply not in the mood to watch something spooky, you can still get into the holiday spirit with Netflix's Halloween movies for kids.

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These Halloween kids' movies on Netflix are family-friendly fun:

And while the selection is incredible, many of them are bound to make you feel incredibly nostalgic. So, check out what your family-friendly options are below.

1. 'The Witches' (1990)

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"A boy and his grandma go on vacation, only to find their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, and the witches are brewing an evil plot." 

Can he stop them before it's too late? Just note, this '90s dark fantasy comedy certainly has a few scares.

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2. 'The Little Vampire' (2017)

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This animated film follows a young boy who is obsessed with vampires, though he never expected to actually befriend one. The two team up to help the vampire boy's family who is being targeted by a vampire hunter.

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3. 'The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-a-Ween' (2019)

Party pooper Melvin attempts to cancel Halloween, so Harold and George decide to "hack" Halloween by creating their own holiday.

The two summon Captain Underpants, who — as usual — comes to the rescue in his own goofy manner. What a #TBT.

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4. 'Room on the Broom' (2012)

Room on the Broom is a 25-minute short film that is a quick (yet highly enjoyable) watch. 

It follows a generous, red-haired witch who insists on letting too many adorable animals ride her broom, despite her angry cat's complaints.

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5. 'Goosebumps 2' (2018)

Goosebumps 2 combines several of your favorite books from R.L. Stine's classic series. Hopefully it includes that unforgettably haunting intro.

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6. 'Monster Family' (2017)

Monster Family is an animated flick about a human family whose Halloween plans go south when a witch transforms each member into actual monsters.

Starring Emma Watson, it actually looks like a pretty entertaining watch.

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7. 'A Witch's Ball' (2017)

Labeled a "Girl Power" film, A Witch's Ball tells the story of Beatrix, who is waiting to become a witch. But things get in the way of her witch title when things go wrong, and she must set things right.

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8. 'My Babysitter's a Vampire: The Movie' (2010)

Made for a slightly older crowd, this teen movie tells the story of Ethan and his little sister, whose parents go out for the night. But something isn't quite right with their babysitter, Sarah. 

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9. 'The Addams Family' (1991)

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This family may be a bit stranger than your own. Meet the Addams Family. With their black clothing, dark personalities (note Wednesday Addams played by Christina Ricci), this ghoulish gang is reunited with Gomez Addams' (Raul Julia) brother, Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd). But, Uncle Fester is a bit off ...

This family-friendly movie is a mix of laughs with a touch of darkness. 

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10. 'Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween' (2019)

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If you have young kiddos, check out Netflix's Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween

"The Super Monsters share their Halloween traditions with Vida, then get invited to Dia de los Muertos party in the Howlers' backyard," the film bio states. This animated program is the perfect Halloween film for young kids to watch this October.

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Seriously, whether you're hanging out with a younger crowd or you just aren't in the mood to be spooked, Netflix's selection of family Halloween flicks is pretty extensive and festive nonetheless. Happy spook-a-ween! 

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