The Best Halloween Movies On Hulu To Watch As A Family

You’ll laugh, cry, and be slightly spooked.

by Casey Suglia and Sydni Ellis
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The days are getting a little shorter, pumpkin spice lattes are brewing, and candy corn is making its annual appearance. That can only mean one thing... it’s time to start streaming Halloween movies to help us all get in the spooky spirit. And if Hulu is your go-to place for movies, you’re in luck. Hulu has a bunch of Halloween movies appropriate for the whole families you can stream with your little ones this year.

Whether you’re looking to be tricked or in the mood for some treats, these Halloween movies will deliver. Some films on this list, like Hotel Transylvania, are both fun and just plain spooky. And while they might send a little chill down your spine, they are still perfectly appropriate for kids to watch this Halloween.

And if you’re not looking for something about Halloween, then you’ll love a slightly spooky film like Ghostbusters, which focuses on the paranormal without being too spooky. Or a fun Halloween special like Madagascar: A Little Wild — A Fangtastic Halloween.

No matter what film you decide to watch on your next movie night, Hulu has a more than a few family-friendly Halloween movies to watch. Enjoy!


Madagascar: A Little Wild — A Fangtastic Halloween

Madagascar: A Little Wild — A Fangtastic Halloween is streaming on Hulu.Hulu/YouTube

When a bat enters their new habitat and takes up residency, Marty and his friends are super scared. But when the bat helps him and his friends out of a tough situation, they learn a valuable lesson — get to know someone before writing them off completely.

While this Halloween special, based on the characters from the Madagascar film series, is only 23 minutes long, this animated short is perfect for the little ones with smaller attention spans. Put it on while getting dinner ready or just when you need 20 minutes free of interruptions.

Madagascar: A Little Wild — A Fangtastic Halloween is rated G.


Tiny Toon Adventures: Night Ghoulery

Tiny Toon Adventures: Night Ghoulery is a special on Hulu.Hulu

In this Tiny Toon Halloween special, engage in tales of hilarity and horror with the adorably hilarious Tiny Toon characters, like Plucky Duck, Babs Bunny, and Buster Bunny. This special, which first aired in 1995, makes references to several popular Halloween movies, like The Nightmare Before Christmas, so you won’t be bored watching it at all. Not to mention, it was made in the ‘90s and perfectly captures all of that feel good, ‘90s cartoon nostalgia. Need I say more? It’s a fun one to watch with your kids this Halloween season.

Tiny Toon Adventures: Night Ghoulery is rated TV-G.



Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray.HD Film Tributes Channel/YouTube

It’s time your kids learn how to answer the age-old question: Who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters!) Watch the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters, which sparked a plethora of sequels and spinoffs. The original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis.

When a trio of professors are kicked out of Columbia University, they decide to form a business based on their common interests: ghosts! And when evil spirits invade New York, the Ghostbusters must take them out and save the city from the paranormal — and save their reputation at the same time. It’s more hilarious than spooky and definitely a treat for all ages.

Watch Ghostbusters, rated PG.


Harvie and the Magic Museum

Harvie and the Magic Museum is a film from the Czech Republic.Front Row Filmed Entertainment/YouTube

Focus on the paranormal side of Halloween in this animated film from the Czech Republic. Here’s the premise — a young, troubled, 10-year-old boy accidentally activates legendary magic, which brings puppets to life. Sounds kind of wild. But what is even more wild is that this magic also brings back an evil puppeteer, who wants to turn the entire city into a puppet stage.

This is the kind of weird, paranormal film that perfectly encompasses the super fun, unpredictable spirit of Halloween. What’s not to love about it? Especially since the concept is so out of this world!

Harvie and the Magic Museum is rated TV-PG.



Jumanji stars the late Robin Williams.Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers Channel/YouTube

The year is 1995. The characters are Judy, Peter, and Alan. The game is Jumanji! This classic film has a major scare factor, but the whole family will enjoy watching it together (especially if younger kids have seen the new Jumanji movies). This one stars the late Robin Williams, Kristen Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bonnie Hunt, Janathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth.

When two kids find an old magic boardgame, they free a man trapped there for decades, but must complete a series of real-life challenges in order to end the game for good — if they can make it out alive!

Watch Jumanji, rated PG.


Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania stars Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez.Sony Pictures Entertainment Channel/YouTube

Monsters aren’t scary — they’re actually hilarious! Especially in Hotel Transylvania, a star-studded animated movie starring Adam Sandler as Dracula, Selena Gomez as Mavis, Kevin James as Frankenstein, Andy Samberg as Jonathan, Fran Drescher as Eunice, Steve Buscemi as Wayne, Molly Shannon as Wanda, David Spade as Griffin, CeeLo Green as Murray, and more.

Dracula invites his famous monster friends to his daughter Mavis’ birthday party, and chaos ensues when a human enters the midst and Drac does everything he can to keep him away from his daughter. It’s a super cute movie that the whole family will enjoy watching together.

Hotel Transylvania is rated TV-PG.


Blippi Spooky Spells Halloween

Blippi Spooky Spells Halloween was released in 2021.Blippi - Educational Videos For Kids Channel/YouTube

Follow along with Blippi as he follows the directions for a sweet spell he found in a spell book. He’ll learn about fun Halloween decorations, find sweet and spooky treats at a candy store, and carve his very own Jack-O-Lantern in Blippi’s Spooky Spell Halloween! The best part about this holiday? One of Blippi’s favorite colors can be found everywhere: orange!

This cute 2021 movie is a fun way to teach toddlers and preschoolers all about Halloween, while offering almost an hour of entertaining content along the way. There’s something about Blippi that is just so much fun to watch!

Blippi Spooky Spells Halloween is rated TV-Y.



Kazaam is now streaming on Hulu.Unseen Trailers Channel/YouTube

Shaquille O’Neal trades his Los Angeles Lakers jersey for a genie outfit in the 1996 movie, Kazaam. Kazaam has been sealed up for thousands of years when a boy named Max (Francis Capra) accidentally frees him when he’s running away from a local gang. This troubled kid now has three wishes, but the one thing he really wants is a chance to meet his estranged father.

This film doesn’t have great ratings (it came in at 5% on Rotten Tomatoes), but it’s still a fun, nostalgia packed movie that is great for streaming this time of year.

Watch Kazaam, rated PG.


Monster Family 2: Nobody’s Perfect

Monster Family 2: Nobody’s Perfect is on Hulu.Empire Entertainment Channel/YouTube

Monster Family 2: Nobody’s Perfect is a cute animated movie that kids will still love even if they haven’t seen the first Monster Family. This movie stars the Wishbone family, who transform into a vampire, mummy, werewolf, and Frankenstein in order to save the Loch Ness Monster and King Conga from a monster hunter. Funny moments and spooky adventures are sure to make this one a fan favorite (especially for those who are Hotel Transylvania fans).

This movie is full of classic Halloween monsters without being too scary. It also includes valuable lessons on accepting yourself as you are.

Watch Monster Family 2: Nobody’s Perfect, rated PG.


Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mary and the Witch's Flower premiered in 2017. Madman Anime Channel/YouTube

What would you do if you stumbled upon a flower that had powers? That’s what happens to Mary in Mary and the Witch’s Flower, an anime film based on The Little Broomstick novel by Mary Stewart. But there’s a catch: her magic only last for one night! She decides to hop on a broomstick and take flight (because, of course), and she ends up at the magical Endor College, where she discovers terrible things happening.

The English version of this action-packed anime stars Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, and Ewen Bremner.

Watch Mary and the Witch's Flower, rated PG.

From spooky cartoons to hilarious monster comedies, there’s something for everyone on Hulu this spooky season.

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