From 90’s Halloween classics to modern takes on old favorites we’ve collected the best Halloween movies for teens and tweens to watch in honor of Halloween during the month of October.
If you’ve found yourself here looking for a list of the best Halloween movies for teens, you’re in luck.
You can basically consider this the ultimate guide to the best movies for Halloween.
Maybe even one of those parent guides to everything about Halloween movies for teens.
We’ve done the homework and created a massive list of Halloween movies that are perfect for a spooky movie marathon during the month of October.
We’ve included everything from animated film classics for little kids and tweens to spooky movies and horror films suitable for high school kids who want to watch something a little scarier during the spooky season.
We wanted to share a variety because, let’s face it not all teenagers are interested in watching skin curdling slasher films or zombie movies about dead people.
Regardless of your teens viewing preferences, these scary and not-so scary Halloween movies for tweens and teens are perfect for encouraging the spirit of Halloween during the month of October.
Or a family movie night with a group of teens looking for something cutesy to put them in the Halloween mood. These best Halloween movies for teens are a great choice in honor of Halloween time.
The best part? We’ve included a link to Amazon prime for easy access to their streaming services to view these favorite Halloween movies.
Ready? Let’s dig right in and start checking out which movies made our watch list of best Halloween movies for teens.
The Best Halloween Movies For Teens & Tweens
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Best Halloween Movies For Tweens
Here are our top selections for teen and tween Halloween movies perfect for the whole family.
Most of these films are PG movies making them a great choice for small and big kids who don’t like the real scary or gory stuff. The type of movies that are suitable for big and little brother to watch together.
These not-so-scary Halloween movies are perfect for younger kids, tweens and young teens who aren’t into the horror genre and are looking for a little good natured family fun.
These family favorite movies are our top choices for family-friendly Halloween movies perfect for a Halloween themed movie night in October.
1. Hocus Pocus (1993) PG
This cult classic Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters who are resurrected into the real world in on Halloween night.
A must watch for many, this fantasy comedy is without a doubt one of the best Halloween movies ever made.
2. The Haunted Mansion (2003) PG
Eddie Murphy stars in The Haunted Mansion, a hilarious haunted house comedy that is guaranteed to make young and older children laugh.
Murphy plays a real estate agent who is summoned to a Mansion that turns out to be haunted. He and his family work to escape and break the curse that haunts the enormous home.
3. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone (2003) PG
The first movie of the infamous Harry Potter series, the Sorcerer’s stone explores the story of a boy and his best friend who attend an exclusive school of witchcraft and wizardry.
The perfect series to binge watch while enjoying some spooktacular Halloween treats, we had to add this series to our list of best Halloween movies for teens and tweens.
4. Hubie Halloween (2020) PG
One of our personal family favorites, Hubbie Halloween staring Adam Sandler the town laughing stock takes it upon himself to police Halloween in his small town because it’s his favorite holiday.
Things go amiss in a hysterical twist of events and Hubbie quickly becomes the town hero.
Make some sweet Halloween treats and enjoy this funny Halloween comedy with young kids, tweens and teenagers.
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) PG
The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton is the story of Jack Skellington who creates a nightmare for good little girl and boys in his attempt to spread the joy of Christmas.
A must watch every Halloween, this animated classic is one of the best Halloween movies for teens and young viewers who want something in the not-so-scary camp.
6. Ghostbusters (1984) PG
When it comes to 80s Halloween nostalgia Ghostbusters is one of the best Halloween movies for teens.
Follow up watching the original with Ghostbusters 2, Ghostbuster 3 and Ghostbusters 2016 and the most recent Ghostbusters: The Afterlife.
Make it party and have guests dress up as their favorite Ghostbuster.
7. Hotel Transylvania (2012) PG
You’re never too old to enjoy an animated comedy like Hotel Transylvania and it’s sequels.
This adorable Halloween movie is a great choice for especially young children but can still be thoroughly enjoyed by teens and even tweens.
So, we had to add it to our list of best Halloween movies for teens because it’s such a great Halloween movie.
8. Casper (1995) PG
The charming story of a young girl and friendly ghost who meet under unusual circumstances and fall in love. Cristina Ricci plays a teenage girl who moves into a new home with her father a ghost therapist where she’s met with a few spooky roommates.
Casper is great classic movie choice for a group of teens looking for an easy not-so-scary Halloween movie to watch around Halloween time.
9. The Addams Family (1991) PG-13
No list of best Halloween movies for teens would be complete without The Spooky Addams Family.
If your a fan of the classic TV show you’ll enjoy this fantasy comedy that features a lost long uncle trying to con this eccentric family out of their beloved family home.
A great choice for anyone looking for a great Halloween movie without all the fright!
10. Corpse Bride (2005) PG
A classic Tim Burton Halloween movie that’s loved by many we knew we had to include Corpse Bride in our list of best Halloween movies for teens.
This animated film about a young man played by Johnny Depp is whisked away to the underworld where he marries a corpse bride while his true bride waits for him in the real world.
11. Beetlejuice (1988) PG
A must watch in our home every October, Beetlejuice is one of those best Halloween movies for teens that has become a cult classic.
The ghosts of a dead couple enlist the help of an exorcist of the living to evict the family living in their home.
Not the best choice for especially young children some inappropriate subject matter Halloween horror comedy is a solid choice for older tweens and teens.
12. Goosebumps (2015) PG
This great Halloween movie is based on the classic book series of scary stories.
Goosebumps is one of the best Halloween movies for teens who enjoyed reading the books.
Make it a movie marathon by watching other movies in the Goosebumps series including Haunted Halloween (2018) and The Blob That Ate Everyone.
13. Roald Dahl’s The Witches
A reimagined version of Roald Dahl’s story, The Witches tells the tale of a young buy and his grandmother who meat the diabolical grand high witch.
This is one of the best Halloween movies for teens or tweens who are looking for a high quality horror fantasy to watch on the nights of Halloween or during the Halloween season to really get into the Halloween spirit.
14. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
This timeless classic is based on the Peanuts gang who except for Linus are celebrating Halloween.
Linus waits patiently for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin who he believes delivers presents to all the boys and girls around the world.
A great example of not-so-scary Halloween movies, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is loaded with nostalgia so we had to include it in our list of best Halloween movies for teens.
15. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
E.T made it’s debut in the 80’s and still remains one of the best Halloween movies for teens of all time.
E.T uses his telekinetic powers to communicate his desire to return home to his new friend a young 10 year old boy.
Definitely one of the greatest American films, E.T is a must watch during the Halloween season for families and teens across the country.
Even More non scary Best Halloween movies for teens
Here are even more of our favorite best Halloween movies for teens and tweens.
These not-so scary movies are great for anyone looking for a Halloween movie to instantly boost the Halloween mood but with very little scare and fright.
The Best Halloween Movies For Teens (scary options for brave teens and tweens)
All these movies are at least pg-13 movies which are suitable for older kids, teens and even college students.
These classic Halloween movies aren’t the greatest first movie choices for teens just starting out with scary movies.
Instead, these movies are for the horror fan or anyone who is brave enough to watch.
From gore to classic horror and thriller, these are the best Halloween movies for teens who want to get into the Halloween mood with a good old fashion scary movie.
39. The Sixth Sense (1999) PG-13
A young 8 year old boy visits a child psychologist where the says the classic classic line “I can see dead people” .
The curse of a 6th sense deeply troubles the child and his therapist tries to cure him.
A classic thriller, The Sixth Sense is one of the best Halloween movies for teens around Halloween time who like to be on the edge of their seat.
40. The Blair Witch Project (1999)R
Looking for one of the best Halloween movies for teens who love suspense and thriller? Then, The Blair Witch Project is a must watch.
A trio of filmmakers head out on a walk to visit a quiet place in the woods when things suddenly become absolutely terrifying.
A great Halloween movie choice for older kids and teens this is definitely not for the faint of heart.
41. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) R
If you grew up watching the A Nightmare On Elm Street then you’ll be familiar with Freddy Krueger the burnt killer with a bladed leather glove.
One of the best nostalgic best Halloween movies for teens interested in watching old classic Halloween movies to get into the Halloween mood.
Make it a movie marathon by watching the whole A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection.
42. It (2017) R
This well known horror movie has been the inspiration for Halloween decoration, haunted houses and costumes for years and with very good reason.
This terrifying movie about Pennywise a killer clown who loves to feast on the flesh of lost boys and girls.
43. The Amityville Horror (1979) R
Said to be an urban legend, The Amityville Horror tells the story of a young couple who moves into a large home that was said to be the site of a large mass murder.
What ensues is experiences and hauntings that are enough to scare even the bravest individuals.
One of the best Halloween movies for teens who love to be scared around Halloween time.
Even More Top Halloween Ideas
🎃DIY Baby Halloween Costumes – adorable baby you can make yourself around Halloween time
🎃 Halloween gifts for teachers – boo-tiful gift ideas for spoiling the teachers in your child’s life.
🎃Free Halloween Word Search – a great choice for anyone who enjoys a good word puzzle
🎃Teen Halloween Party Ideas – creative Halloween party ideas for kids of any age group
🎃Halloween Classroom Activities For Teenagers – no better way to bring a little spooky fun into the classroom
🎃Funny Halloween Jokes – funny Halloween jokes perfect for younger audiences
🎃DIY Trick or Treat Bags – simple DIY treat bags perfect for trick or treating during Halloween time
🎃Painted Pumpkins – great pumpkin painting ideas in honor of Halloween
🎃Halloween Finger Foods – great spooky food ideas for parties for either young children, tweens or teens
🎃Halloween I Spy – free printable I Spy activity for kids of all ages
🎃Costume contest ballots – free voting ballot template perfect for hosting a Halloween costume contest.
Before You Go
Woah that’s a huge list of best Halloween movies for kids.
We had an absolute blast putting this list together and hope that it inspires you to host your own Halloween themed movie night at home with friends and family.
We created a massive list of the best Halloween movies for teens because we know that there are two categories of Halloween movie watchers.
You might be dealing with tweens and teens who like the not-so-scary PG rated horror movies to get into the spirit of Halloween during the month of October.
Or, you’ve got a teen or college student who is a huge horror fan who is hosting a bunch of friends and wants to watch the scariest serial killer movies or teen horror movies they can find.
In either case this massive list of best Halloween movies for teens will be helpful in making a decision of which movies to watch at Halloween time this year.
Make some of your favorite Halloween treats and prepare to have loads of fun watching these best Halloween movies for teens!
👻 Enjoy & Happy Halloween from everyone here at This Tiny Blue House👻