The 31 Best Non-Scary Halloween Movies to Stream

Who needs horror movies when you've got these witches, ghouls and reanimated corpses to sing and dance for you? Between Hotel Transylvania and The Addams Family, here are 31 non-scary Halloween movies to binge-watch this spooky season

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01 of 31

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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It's everyone's favorite Halloween movie for a reason — after all, the Sanderson Sisters never let you down. Plus, there's a Bette Midler musical number, which automatically makes it better than every single horror movie that's ever been made.

Once you finish the 1993 classic, you're in luck thanks to the Disney+ sequel which comes 29 years after the original film hit theaters!

Watch Hocus Pocus on Disney+

02 of 31

Coraline (2009)

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Imagine if a world parallel to the one you live in exists behind a secret door? Well for Coraline, the titular character in the 2009 film based on Neil Gaiman's children novella of the same name, it does!

The biggest difference? Everyone has buttons instead of eyes and they'll do just about anything to keep her from leaving. Will Coraline escape the dark fantasy she thought she wanted or will she remain in "The Other World" forever?

Watch Coraline on Amazon Prime Video

03 of 31

The Corpse Bride

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If you like your Halloween movies with a healthy dose of romance and stop-motion dance numbers starring some jaunty skeletons, Corpse Bride is the film for you! It's sweet, it's spooky, it's adorable and Emily's wedding dress is still one of the chicest wedding day looks we've ever seen.

Watch The Corpse Bride on HBO Max

04 of 31

Halloweentown (1998)

Emily Roeske, Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Joey Zimmerman, 1998.
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Craving an evening with warlocks, vampires, werewolves, mummies and ghosts galore? Then binge-watch the hit Halloweentown franchise to escape the Mortal World for all of that and more!

Watch Halloweentown on Disney+

05 of 31

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Feast your eyes on this classic musical that involves a non-stop growing, flesh-craving plant that blossoms into more than just an attraction at a floral store.

Will staffer Seymour tame this carnivorous beast or will he continue to kill to feed it? If you're hungry for what happens next, then stream Little Shop of Horrors ASAP!

Watch Little Shop of Horrors on HBO Max

06 of 31

Goosebumps (2015)

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You may have read about the monster creatures from the best-selling Goosebumps series, but have you ever wondered what they might look like in real life? Well thanks to the 2015 comedy-thriller of the same name, you can see what's actually swirling through author R.L. Stine's fantastical imagination.

While there are monsters and a few jump scares, the movie introduces its young audience to the world of Goosebumps in a silly adventure-filled way.

Watch Goosebumps on Amazon Prime Video

07 of 31

Young Frankenstein

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There are a million reasons to watch this film — you want something truly goofy, you're a big fan of the late Gene Wilder, you want to see a reanimated corpse perform "Putting on the Ritz" — but perhaps the most important reason is that it reminds us all the importance of reading labels properly. (Abnormal does not equal Abby Normal.)

Watch Young Frankenstein on Hulu

08 of 31

The Addams Family (1991)


They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky … and you can't celebrate Halloween without the Addams Family! (They'd probably torture you if you tried.)

Watch The Addams Family on Paramount+

09 of 31

ParaNorman (2012)

PARANORMAN, from left: Grandma (voice: Elaine Stritch), Sandra Babcock (voice: Leslie Mann), Perry Babcock (voice: Jeff Garlin), Norman (center, voice: Kodi Smit-McPhee), Courtney (voice: Anna Kendrick), 2012.
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Do you believe in ghosts? Well young Norman Babcock certainly does... and he can talk to them, too! The 2012 animated film chronicles the 11-year-old boy and his paranormal abilities as he sets on a quest to save his fellow townspeople from a centuries-old witch's curse.

Watch ParaNorman on Vudu

10 of 31

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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When in doubt, make sure that your Halloween movie programming includes at least one of the following: Tim Burton, Winona Ryder in an iconic role, or a creepy, ominous castle that looms over everything.

Watch Edward Scissorhands on Disney+

11 of 31

Fun Size (2012)

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The best part about this film is that you're not the one stuck babysitting your younger brother on Halloween, unlike Wren, a high-school senior who has to ditch her own fun plans on the best night of the year. The worst part of it all, she loses him in a sea of trick-or-treaters!

Watch Fun Size on Amazon Prime Video

12 of 31

Ghostbusters (1984)


Who you gonna call to watch this poltergeist picture with? Whether it's the 1984 original or the 2016 remake, make sure you prove to everyone that you're not afraid of no ghosts!

Watch Ghostbusters (1984) on Hulu

13 of 31

The Addams Family (2019)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, clockwise from top left: Morticia Addams (voice: Charlize Theron), Gomez Addams (voice: Oscar Isaac), Uncle Fester (voice: Nick Kroll), Pugsley Addams (voice: Finn Wolfhard), Wednesday Addams (voice: Chloe Grace Moretz), 2019
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They're creepy, they're kooky and they're animated! Familiar with Charles Addams' original characters Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma? Then put your fingers together for a modern twist on the classic cartoon with 2019's adaptation of The Addams Family, a family comedy film that'll be sure to leave you snapping by the end.

Watch The Addams Family on Amazon Prime Video

14 of 31

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Shaun of the Dead — by far — is the bloodiest movie on this list, but it's also the only one that features a scene where people fight zombies to the sounds of Queen, so really, it's worth enduring a little gore!

Watch Shaun of the Dead on Peacock

15 of 31

Casper (1995)


Okay, sure, ghosts can be scary... but not Casper! In fact, he's "the friendliest ghost you know." Escape to the abandoned mansion — that is the Whipstaff Manor — to join the sweet spirit, his obnoxious uncles and Kat on their supernatural adventures.

Watch Casper on Peacock

16 of 31

Coco (2017)

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Although Coco isn't technically a Halloween movie, its plot places an emphasis on the day after the spooky holiday: Día de Muertos.

The film celebrates the Mexican holiday through the adventures of a 12-year-old boy who's accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead and must convince his relatives of the past to reverse his family's ban on music in the present.

Watch Coco on Disney+

17 of 31

Beetlejuice (1988)

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Halloween simply wouldn't be Halloween if it didn't involve ghosts, tricks and Tim Burton, of course! 1988's Beetlejuice provides all of the above — plus a healthy dose of "boos," too!

Watch Beetlejuice on Peacock

18 of 31

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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You're not going to want to get too comfortable with this film (and not because you should be anticipating any jump scares)! Then why? Because the The Rocky Horror Picture Show demands participation from its viewers, particularly if you're watching with a live audience.

Between shouting out the famed call-and-response lines or getting ready to whip toast at the screen, get ready to have a blast while watching the campy, cult classic — whether you're in a theater, or bringing the mansion of Dr. Frank N. Furter to your own living room!

Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Hulu

19 of 31

Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)

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If anyone can do anything and everything, it's The Great Gonzo — but will this terrifying task be too much for the world-famous daredevil to handle? Find out if he's brave enough to spend an entire night in the haunted mansion, deemed "the scariest place on Earth."

Watch the Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+

20 of 31

Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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While many debate whether Tim Burton's animated classic qualifies as a holiday film, there's no question that The Nightmare Before Christmas is perfect for spooky season first and foremost. Just look at the main character, Jack Skellington, better known as "King of Halloween Town!"

Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas on Disney+

21 of 31

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, l-r: Mavis (voice: Selena Gomez), Griffin the Invisible Man (voice: David Spade), Wayne (voice: Steve Buscemi), Wanda (voice: Molly Shannon), Murray the Mummy (Cee-Lo Green), Dracula (Adam Sandler), Frank (Kevin James), 2012
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Enter into a world where human meets monster with Hotel Transylvania and its three sequels. This family comedy will introduce you to a slew of creatures that are scary, startling and silly, nonetheless!

With appearances from Dracula, Mummy and the Invisible Man, the film chronicles the love story of an ordinary human who falls for the notorious vampire's daughter.

Watch Hotel Transylvania on Hulu

22 of 31

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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Dare to accept Disney's cordial invitation to journey inside the ghost-filled Gracey Manor? Though The Haunted Mansion is technically a horror film, have no fear! Eddie Murphy's staring role as Jim Evers promises to bring laughs and light as he and his family try to reverse the curse of the mansion.

Watch The Haunted Mansion on Disney+

23 of 31

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

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Although the 1982 sci-fi film isn't a horror movie, Steven Spielberg's most famed scene of the beloved alien and his friends takes place on Halloween night when E.T. tries to "phone home." E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is a perfect movie to watch as a family because the heart-warming film places an emphasis on the themes of acceptance and coming of age.

Watch E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on Peacock

24 of 31

Twitches (2005)

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Double the trouble! Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry join forces as "twitches" — twin witches — in the 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, using their powers to save their kingdom from the forces of darkness.

Based on the book series of the same name, this Halloween classic is enchanting, magical and — wait for it — bewitching!

Watch Twitches on Disney+

25 of 31

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

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Based on the Peanuts comics by Charles M. Schulz, this Halloween special has become just as synonymous with the spooky holiday as candy and costumes!

Maybe even carve a pumpkin as Linus awaits in his patch or make a DIY costume like Charlie Brown and his ghost garb with more eyeholes than needed — either way, this holiday classic is a fun one for the fam.

Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on Apple TV+.

26 of 31

Frankenweenie (2012)

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Meet Young Victor Frankenstein, a science nerd and an outsider at school. But he's no loner because he's got his best friend by his side: his dog, Sparky! One day, tragedy strikes poor Sparky — but thanks to Victor's science teacher, a nifty experiment brings him back to life.

Sounds like a happy ending, right? Wrong. Watch to find out what happens next when Victor's sneaky classmates get a hold of the secret concoction and unleash a world of dead animals… with monstrous consequences.

Watch Frankenweenie on Disney+

27 of 31

Hubie Halloween (2020)

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What's Halloween without a good mystery? Thanks to Adam Sandler's Hubie Halloween, you'll get the spooky, the thrill, the untold secrets — and yes, even the laughs!

Give it a watch to find out if the good-hearted scaredy-cat can muster up the courage to protect his town of Salem, Massachusetts.

Watch Hubie Halloween on Netflix

28 of 31

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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In the words of Dorothy, "There's no place like home" — and we couldn't agree more! While you're there, cozy up on your couch, turn on The Wizard of Oz and join the Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the rest of their fantastical friends on their journey down the yellow brick road.

Watch The Wizard of Oz on HBO Max

29 of 31

Practical Magic (1998)

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Sure, it's not technically a Halloween film, but it's got magic, awesome '90s outfits and a terrifying villain, so it totally counts. Besides, you never need an excuse to watch the margarita scene.

Watch Practical Magic on HBO Max

30 of 31

The Little Vampire (2000)

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The Little Vampire is a fang-tastic film to stream because it includes castles, graveyards and vampires — the perfect Halloween trifecta! Join Rudolph, a 13-year-old vampire, and mortal boy Tony as they join forces to save the day as the vampire hunters are out to slay!

Watch The Little Vampire on Amazon Prime Video

31 of 31

The Craft (1996)

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Curses, spells, magic... check! Join Sarah, her telekinetic appeals and the group of wannabe witches as they discover the potential of their nascent powers — which might be stronger and more dangerous than they thought.

Plus, The Craft makes for some bewitching squad costume inspiration!

Watch The Craft on Paramount+

Updated by Julia Emmanuele
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