Best Family-Friendly Halloween Movies in Canada


If Halloween is right around the corner and you haven’t yet decided what to watch, let us help you out. We know it can be difficult sometimes to find a perfect family-friendly movie that not only you but your little ones can also enjoy.

So, here in this article, we have listed some of the best Halloween movies in Canada for the family that you can easily binge-watch on Halloween night.

Super Monsters Save Halloween (2018)


Director: Evan Gore

Writer: Evan Gore, Kaaren Lee Brown, Heather Lombard

Cast: Elyse Maloway, Erin Matthews, Vincent Tong

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

Super Monsters Save Halloween is a perfect animated Halloween movie with spooky and not-so-spooky characters. The movie is directed by Evan Gore and is available on Netflix and Netflix kids. The film itself is about the super monsters who are in the process of getting their neighbors into a Halloween spirit.

They also support a scared friend in overcoming fears. Get your popcorn ready in your hands because it won’t be fun watching it without them.

Spooky Buddies (2011)


Director: Robert Vince

Writer: Kevin DiCicco, Robert Vince

Cast: Tucker Albrizzi, Diedrich Bader, Ameko Eks Mass Carroll

IMDb Rating: 4.5/10

The film’s story revolves around a group of puppies who set out on an adventure to save the world from evil forces. While stuck in a haunted mansion, they must find a way to overcome all the dangers to fulfill their mission.

Goosebumps (2015)


Director: Rob Letterman

Writer: Darren Lemke, Scott Alexander

Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

R. L. Stine is an adult bestseller author of the horror series Goosebumps. He has a daughter Hannah who befriends Zach, who just moved into a small town. There is something off about Stine, something mysterious. This comes clear to Zach when he learns that the monsters in Stine’s books are real. Mistakenly, Zach unleashes the monsters.

These monsters are creating havoc everywhere now. The trio soon realizes that they must find a way to send back these evil forces to where they originally belonged. Goosebumps is available to stream on Netflix you can find easily on Netflix and some other Halloween Movies on Netflix Canada.

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)


Director: Scott Heming, Andrei Svislotski

Writer: Joe Fallon

Cast: Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett, Rino Romano, Carlos Alazraqui

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

While on a visit to Renkin’s farm, Allie and George come across the bewitching mystery of a scarecrow. Intrigued by the whole scenario, the duo soon decides to unravel the puzzle on the occasion of Halloween.

The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011)


Director: Peter Sullivan

Writer: Jeffrey Schenck, Peter Sullivan, Michael Ciminera

Cast: Gary Valentine, Dean Cain, Elisa Donovan, Lance Henriksen

IMDb Rating: 3.9/10

As the name suggests, the movie is about a dog named Zeus saving a family. Zeus and his family, the Bannisters, have just moved into a new house. The time for Halloween is also nearing. Everything is going perfectly well for the family until they notice bizarre sounds and lights coming out of their neighbor, Elis’s house.

George decides to find out what exactly is going on with the family. He and his wife Belinda get trapped in that spooky house in the process. Now it’s only the dog Zeus left to protect them and get them out of trouble, which he nicely does.

Hocus Pocus (1993)


Director: Kenny Ortega

Writer: David Kirschner, Mick Garris

Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Hocus Pocus may be an old movie, but it is just as interesting as its name is. The film revolves around three witches who had been executed three hundred years ago in the 17th century. But a young man Max, after moving into Salem, wakes the trio up. After returning to life, they just have one night to secure their presence.

They also have other things in mind: they have to take revenge and start the region of terror.

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween (2005)


Director: Saul Blinkoff, Elliot M. Bour

Writer: Brian Hohlfeld, Evan Spiliotopoulos

Cast: Jimmy Bennett, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, John Fiedler

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

You can just miss this amazing story on your watchlist of the best Halloween movies for families. While trying to catch a monster, Roo comes across the playful Lumpy. They soon become good friends, and together the duo sets out on an adventure through the Hundred Acre Wood.

Twitches (2005)


Director: Stuart Gillard

Writer: Melissa Gould, Dan Berendson, H.B. Gilmour

Cast: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Kristen Wilson, Patrick Fabian

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

The film Twitches deserves to be on the list of the best Halloween movies for families. The movie shows the life of a pair of twin sisters who, unfortunately, were separated at their birth. Different families adopted them. But soon, both are reunited again as they approach the age of 21.

It is here that they discover their magical powers. Now they must save their world and protect their actual mother, who they just learned is still alive.

Dear Dracula (2012)


Director: Chad Van De Keere

Writer: Brad Birch

Cast: Ray Liotta, Emilio Estevez, Ariel Winter, Isaac Wilson

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

Count Dracula is very excited about his new skill and is keen to try it out at the neighbor’s Halloween party. However, he realizes he lacks the self-confidence to bring his craft to action. Sam, a young kid, makes Dracula his friend. Now, Sam is working to help Dracula gain self-confidence and be able to scare people again.

Halloweentown (1998)


Director: Duwayne Dunham

Writer: Paul Bernbaum, Jon Cooksey

Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

The movie interestingly starts with grandmother Aggie, who comes for a visit. But little does she know that Piper’s kids watch her do magic on her visit. With the curiosity thriving in them, they follow their grandmother out to the Halloween town.

Here, they find out that Aggie and Gwen, their mother, are being attacked by evil forces. It is on kids now to save their families from the dark forces. Will the kids be able to do it?

Toy Story of Terror (2014)


Director: Angus MacLane

Writer: Angus MacLane, Andrew Stanton

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Yes, Toy Story of Terror is an adventurously scary animated movie about kids’ most likely favorite toy gang. Buzz, Jessie, Woody, and all the toy group members are out on a fun journey. But it is not before too long that their journey takes an awful turn when they have to detour to a roadside motel.

Things get worse for the little fellows as Mr. Potato Head turns out to be missing. They all must solve the mystery before it gets too late. This movie is based on the Toy Story films.

Song of the Sea (2014)


Director: Tomm Moore

Writer: Tomm Moore, Will Collins

Cast: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

A super hit family-friendly Halloween movie, Song of the Sea is a movie revolving around young Irish boy Ben. Ben has a young sister Soarise but what’s unique about her is that she can turn into a seal. Together they set out on an adventurous journey to save the fairies and rescue the spirit world from evil forces.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)


Director: Stuart Margolin

Writer: Jurgen Wolff

Cast: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Cloris Leachman, Phil Fondacaro

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

A family of Farmers is in debt and is so consumed by it that there are chances they may lose their house soon. The twin daughters of the family, Kelly, and Lynn (seven years old), decide to help their parents out. First, they uncover that the person behind their family’s problem is their Aunt Agatha.

Aunt Agatha has supernatural powers, but she uses them for awfully evil things. The girls want to help their families. But will they be able to stand Aunt Agatha’s abilities?

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)


Director: Ari Sandel

Writer: Rob Lieber, Darren Lemke

Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

The film revolves around a pair of friends who accidentally come across an ancient book whose magical powers turns their life upside down.

Casper (1995)


Director: Brad Silberling

Writer: Joseph Oriolo, Sherri Stoner, Deanna Oliver

Cast: Chauncey Leopardi, Spencer Vrooman, Malachi Pearson, Cathy Moriarty

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Best Halloween Movies for the family are hard to find, especially if they are to be watched by kids. But Casper is one of the movies you may want to check out. Its story revolves around Casper, a ghost but a good one living in a mansion.

Carrigan Crittenden is angry that her father left only this old mansion for her instead of his millions. However, when she moves into the mansion to get her claim, she finds a group of ghosts there.

She hires an afterlife paranormal therapist, Dr. James, to get the spirits out of the mansion. Dr. James is on his work, but things get turnover when James’ daughter befriends one of the ghosts.

Casper’s Scare School (2006)


Director: Mark Gravas

Writer: Kirk DeMicco, Bob Mittenthal

Cast: John DiMaggio, Billy West, Dan Castellaneta

IMDb Rating: 4.4/10

On his return, Casper, the world’s friendliest ghost, is faced with a difficult situation. Now, he is responsible for frightening the people using his hidden spooky side. It won’t be easy for him as he already has a human friend.

Monster House (2006)


Director: Gil Kenan

Writer: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab

Cast: Ryan Whitney, Steve Buscemi, Mitchel Musso, Catherine O’Hara

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

After coming across the scary truth about their neighbour’s house, a group of three friends set out on an adventure to get to the bottom of the mystery. They soon discover that the house is actually a scary monster, so the trio must find a way to put an end to it.

Coco (2017)


Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

Writer: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Following the adventurous journey of Miguel, a young boy, Coco brings us one of the best Halloween movies for the family. Miguel loves singing and pursues his passion for it even though it is banned in their family. One day, he mistakenly steps into the land of the dead.

There Miguel learns that his great-great-grandfather was also a singer, in fact, a legendary one. He and his great-great-grandfather must make a way out of the land of the dead for Miguel so he can get back to his family.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Director: Henry Selick

Writer: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell

Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

King of Halloween town, Jack Stellington, is now very exhausted from doing the same thing every year on Halloween.

One day, he comes across a Christmas town and becomes enthralled by the Christmas celebration that he decides to bring it into their celebration too. Alas, things don’t always happen as planned. He gets into trouble with something as he didn’t get them quite right.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005)


Director: Bernie Denk

Writer: Joe Troiano, Tom Hughes

Cast: Sonja Ball, Craig Francis, Rick Jones, Michel Perron

IMDb Rating: 4.9/10

Spookley is naturally born as a square pumpkin instead of a round one. Due to this, he is constantly being teased around and taunted by other round pumpkins. He is filled with feelings of insecurity and shame. But soon comes the help for him: a scarecrow and a trio of spiders.

They try to help him overcome these feelings of being odd or inadequate. It is a great short movie to watch and should be one of the best Halloween movies for a family.

Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008)


Director: Joe Sichta

Writer: Joe Sichta

Cast: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Grey Griffin, Mindy Cohn

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

It is one of the best Halloween movies for your family and has everything you can expect from a good movie. The story revolves around Shaggy and his dog friend Scooby-Doo who have to stop a mortal being, The Amazing Krudsky.

The Amazing Krudsky wants power and is also apparently a threat to their other friends. But to stop him, they will have to go to the underworld, which the Goblin King rules.


Make the best of your Halloween night by watching some of the best Halloween movies for families. Scroll above to go through the list of family-friendly Halloween movies that are spooky and entertaining.


Oliver Grayson

Oliver is an ambivert who scratches his creative itch by writing on different topics of interest. Being a movie buff, he’s almost always updated about the latest movies and shows releasing worldwide. When he’s not writing or binging movies, he’s gaming and socializing online from his couch.

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