To our readers, it will come as no surprise that Our Favorite Halloween Movies are often from Disney. But, we do have quite a few other fall and Halloween favorites that we ALWAYS include in the mix. Including a slew of Disney Channel Halloween Episodes on Disney Plus to help get us through the season. Much like our Christmas movie lineup, we need a serious schedule to make sure we set aside the time to watch all these! With so many things going on it’s sometimes tough to revel in the tradition of Watching a Disney Halloween Movie. Needless to say, that’s what inspired this post! To help keep us on track with our Halloween fun! Check out this list and be sure to take the time this season to cozy up with some popcorn and a good spooky flick!
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Disney Plus Halloween Movies to Watch
Ready for Everything you can watch for Halloween on Disney Plus? These Halloween Movies are fun and just what’s needed to cheer up the spooky season. And we’re sharing even more Classic Halloween Movies on Netflix and Halloween Movies on Amazon too! And with Disney Freeform 31 nights of Halloween there are so many things to watch!
If you’re looking for something in addition to all the traditional Disney Halloween Films here, you can check out our Disney Channel Halloween Episodes post for all those original sitcoms you know and love for the spooky season. If you don’t have Disney Plus or are debating, be sure to read our Is Disney Plus Worth It? post. Here are some of our favorites. Grab the Disney Halloween Movies on this List!
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad ( 1949)
The classic Sleepy Hollow story is the reason you watch this cartoon from the good ‘old days. And one of the best Disney plus Halloween movies to take time for this season. Seeing the headless horseman is always a treat, but knowing this story gives it some meaning! And a reason to be slightly more frightened. A seasonal treat, this feature includes both the Halloween time story of Mr. Ichabod Crane and the Christmas Tale of Mr. Toad from Wind and the Willows. Both are a joy to watch, and classic Disney films worth knowing.
Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968)
An absolute favorite classic Disney flick, this story features a ghost bent on trouble and Dean Jones ( from Beethoven) trying to save an old mansion that Blackbeard is currently haunting. Complete with shady mob-type villains.
The Corpse Bride (2005)
Ahhhhh. We love Tim Burton! The Corpse Bride combines beautiful music, a trapped corpse bride, and the straight-laced guy next door who will save her. This one is a love story with a villain and a skeleton jazz band.
Frankenweenie (1984, 2012)
The classic Frankenweenie from the 80s in black and white is more impactful than the remake and only a half-hour. But the soundtrack is phenomenal and the storyline is still true. So we’ll take either.
Girl vs. Monster (2012)
The Disney Channel comes out with some good things every once in a while. We loved this one for the soundtrack and spooky vibes. And learning that fear can be faced and overcome. By far one of the most fun Disney Channel Halloween Movies, we love this for the costumes, storyline, and songs. A great Halloween film from the Disney Channel renaissance time period.
Halloweentown ( 1998)
Another great Disney Channel original(who can get enough?) this one brings us way back to our childhood. There are actually 4 of these movies, so if you get hooked after the first, don’t worry, there are plenty more to satisfy your need for all things Halloweentown. This story follows Marnie and her siblings as they discover their special heritage in Halloweentown.
Halloweentown High ( 2004)
When Marnie’s witch friends arrive at her school in the mortal world things are finally looking up. That is until the Knight of the Iron Dagger appears. Can Marnie and her friends get out of this one in time to save the school, the human world, and magic?
Halloweentown II Kalabar’s Revenge ( 2001)
When a warlock shows up in Halloweentown and strips the place of its magic, it takes more than just Marnie to get everything back to normal. Well, as normal as things can be in Halloweentown.
Haunted Mansion (2003)
Eeek! This is by far one of the Best Halloween Movies. We like watching this one even when it’s not Halloween. A tribute to the amazing story of one of our favorite Disney rides, Haunted Mansion follows a family who ends up, mysteriously, at a mansion with a curse. Only the solving of a family mystery will save them. Check out our Haunted Mansion Movie Night and Snacks for an extra special watch party!
Haunted Mansion ( 2023)
Following the purchase of a new home, and mom and her son quickly learn it’s haunted and call in the experts to help them get rid of the ghosts. But of course, hilarity ensues as the best-laid plans go awry. The newest Haunted Mansion movie is on Disney Plus and you can grab the new Haunted Mansion on DVD or digital on Amazon Prime as well.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Ahhhh, a cult favorite if ever there was one. Hocus Pocus has a following, mainly because of the stellar casting, and the underdog getting his girl. This one plays all day on Freeform on Halloween Day. Check out all our Hocus Pocus Drinks to sip while you watch! As one of the most popular Disney plus Halloween movies, many people grab Disney Plus just for the month to see this film.
Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
29 years have passed, and the Sanderson Sisters are back! Looking for revenge, these three come up against three high school students who prove to be a challenge! It’s All Hallows Eve in Salem.
Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales
Poe and Bb8 are told terrifying tales as they search for help in Darth Vader’s creepy old castle. Perfect if you’re looking for a spooky time on a planet far from home during the Halloween season.
Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular: The Scariest Story Ever (2017)
One of our favorite Disney plus Halloween movies, this cartoon runs a little less than 30 minutes and features the fab 5. Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and the nephews all get ready for Halloween with the scariest story they can think of. Part of the Emmy award-winning Mickey Mouse shorts this is a fun and light Halloween show that includes references to other scary movies as Mickey tries to convince Huey, Dewey, and Louie that he’s a scary guy. Grab Mickey Mouse’s Scariest Story Ever on digital or DVD on Amazon Prime.
Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches (Disney Plus Original Movie)
On Halloween, Mickey tells Pluto a story about two witches-in-training, Minnie the Wonderful and Daisy Doozy, who must pass four tests to graduate from the Witch Academy in Happy Haunt Hills. While Daisy isn’t confident about passing, she and Minnie join forces, along with Count Mickula and the gang, to defeat a mischievous ghost. Read more about Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches (2021).
Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)
This tale follows Gonzo and Rizzo as they try to find what they’re looking for at a Haunted Mansion with a disappearance mystery. Skipping the Muppets Halloween Party, these two learn the importance of friendship and temptation as they meander through Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Complete with fun characters and songs. A must-see to get in the mood for the season. By far one of the BEST Disney plus Halloween movies available. And a true Muppets masterpiece, we’ll be watching this one every year.
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
This is Halloween. The songs, the characters, the creepy stop-motion animation is perfect. Sure there are folks that don’t like Nightmare Before Christmas but we don’t understand those people. We sorta always think, they must not have seen this film! How could you not fall in love with a tale about honoring yourself, your talents, and everything you have to give… instead of comparing yourself to others and turning into someone you’re not! About waking up to the beauty all around you. So many lessons!!! Grab the Sally popcorn, and Jack Skellington Pops from our Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Night.
Pirates of the Caribbean Series
With cursed pirates and sword fights, plus more Halloween costume ideas than you can imagine, Pirates of the Caribbean is the perfect Disney Halloween movie to watch during the Halloween season. While this film collection may not be part of the Disney plus Halloween movies list, it’s scary enough for us.
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
Okay, Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie is NOT on Disney Plus. But, We love how this cute Halloween film is. With Pooh and Friends, all dressed up to ring in the spooky season. Perfect for the little ones trying to understand what Halloween is. Luckily you can grab Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween on Amazon Prime Video as a rental.
Return to Halloweentown ( 2006)
Marnie is back, and she holds the key to Witch University’s ultimate secrets. But when she learns no magic is allowed, her hopes for learning more about the university’s ancient prophecies are dashed. Sara Paxton takes on the lead role in this one.
Spooky Buddies ( 2011)
This class Halloween flick features puppies on a spooky adventure through a mysterious Haunted Mansion. What’s not love about these pups all dressed up in their Halloween costumes? So cute!
Toy Story of Terror (2014)
The Toy Story Tower of Terror is every toy’s nightmare. If you haven’t seen this one yet, it’s sure to get added to the Toy Story collection you’re currently keeping. Excellent spooky fun with all those witty one-liners we know and love from our Toy Story clan.
Tower of Terror (1997)
Another Disney ride-turned-movie, the Tower of Terror follows our characters on a journey to uncover the mystery within. When you think about how much effort went into writing the original storyline for the actual Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World, it’s worth the effort to get your hands on this film. The Disney Imagineers are rumored to have watched every episode of The Twilight Zone twice, just to be sure their story matched the vibe of the original show.
We cannot get enough of Tia and Tamara Mowry as girls who find out they’re witches. We love love love this show, complete with a villain you don’t expect, and makeover scenes galore. Like a Halloween version of Clueless. Plus surprises about family heritage and answers about that dark cloud taking over their home.
Twitches Too (2007)
Our favorite witch princesses return to take down a new evil threat to their home in Coventry. But will they have time when college and a slew of parties await? These girls always find a way.
Classic Family Halloween Movies
While we love all the Disney plus Halloween movies available on the platform, if you’re looking for classic favorites, know that you can find those too! While not Disney, these Classic Halloween films are always so much fun. And we watch them every season! You can grab some of them on DVD on Amazon, and some are even free to see on Amazon Prime Video. Wherever you watch, we hope you love these Halloween Family movies as much as we do.
The Addams Family (1991)
The Addams Family is another favorite in our Halloween Movie lineup. We can watch this one over and over any time of year. The wit of Wednesday and the endearing Pugsley make us rethink sibling relationships. And we absolutely love what appears to be the healthiest marriage we’ve ever seen!
Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-Riffic Double Feature(2008)
Another cartoon favorite, even if you’ve never seen Alvin and the Chipmunks these cartoons offer your best Halloween TV movies. Spooks and scrapes and getting into and out of trouble. All perfect for Halloween fun. We play these on repeat throughout the season.
Winona Ryder before Stranger Things. A spooky house, a guy that needs you to say his name three times, and another surly teenager looking for the meaning of life. It all ends better than you think.
Such a classic 90’s flick, we loved Casper for the surely teen being forced to move away to a new town, only to find that her new best friend may be a ghost. We watched this all the time as kids and love the storyline enough to even watch that romance-y dance at the end.
Double Double Toil and Trouble (2009)
A classic Mary Kate and Ashley, lovers of Full House will adore this flick with a Halloween twist. If you have kids, try out this quirky Halloween tale. Who doesn’t love these cute twins getting into all sorts of trouble?
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Johnny Depp learns the ways of the typical suburban family and Winona Ryder helps him along and accepts him for who he is. Love this basic is always a joy to watch. We adore the haunted house on the hill of the quintessentially perfect town vibe of this one. The soundtrack is by Danny Elfman, so the music is unparalleled. And Vincent Price himself stars for a stint at the beginning of the film. A beautiful story, reminiscent of the tales of Frankenstein.
Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985)
One of our favorite holiday traditions is watching all the Garfield cartoons from the ’80s. Garfield Halloween is a spooky show following our favorite fat cat and dog pal Odie to an old house, where they hear the story of pirates from long ago and wonder about getting more candy.
This classic spooky film follows our favorite ghost-fighting heroes. Ghostbusters. Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd lead the pack in this one… with our favorite villain in tow. The Stay Puff Marshmallow Man. Get ready to ward off the demons to an awesome ’80s soundtrack.
Jack Black and crew bring to life all those spooky stories from RL Stine and smashes them into one spooky movie. Love this for the larger-than-life, creepy throwbacks.
Hotel Transylvania (2012, 2015, 2018)
Another set of really great Halloween movies with awesome storylines. Hotel Transylvania 1-3 follows the cute family of Dracula. We love the family dynamic, and sassy Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez in the lead roles.
Harry Potter Series
Something Wicked this way comes. All the Harry Potter movies are great for Halloween, but Prisoner of Azkaban is a favorite and one you should definitely watch at Halloween time. Better yet have a Harry Potter Movie Marathon Weekend and watch them all.
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown ( 1966)
A classic tale of loyalty to a belief. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown finds Linus convinced that Halloween is just as important as Christmas and honors the day by honoring the Great Pumpkin, waiting for him to arrive.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
A Mel Brooks Halloween Movie for Grown-Ups who don’t like scary movies. This one comes complete with a song and dance number, throwbacks to the original Frankenstein, and very off-the-wall quips that only crazy people will understand. Luckily, kids won’t get the campy jokes, and parents can revel in the closest thing they’ll get to an adult film this season. We love it.
Disney Halloween Cartoons on Disney Plus
We’ve already rounded up the Disney Channel Halloween Episodes for extra spooky fun. But what about the classics? Classic Cartoons for Halloween bring Mickey, Donald, and friends to the forefront. If you’re looking for something fun and short to play for the kids, or have in the background at your next Halloween get-together, these Disney Classic Halloween shorts are perfect.
- Mater and the Ghostlight ( 2006) Mater ponders if the legend of the Ghostlight is true. A Pixar Cars Halloween Special
- Trick or Treat ( 1952) Donald plays a trick on his nephews but a witch helps them out.
- Lonesome Ghosts ( 1937)
- Mickey’s Halloween Spooktacular Scariest Story Ever ( 2017)
Disney Halloween Specials on Disney Plus
Halloween gets celebrated in even more shows, including a Marvel mashup featuring Vision and Wanda, Dancing with the Stars, and the Disney Channel family. Check out the specials on Disney Plus for Halloween.
- Mickey and Friends Trick or Treats ( 2023)
- Zombies The Re-Animated Shorts (2023)
- Growing Fangs (2021) Launchpad Presents Original Movie
- Disney Halloween House Party: Join the Disney Channel stars as they celebrate Halloween in a sketch-style comedy, complete with tricks, treats, and more!
- Dancing with the Stars: Season 31 Episode 8 Halloween Night
- WandaVision: Season 1 Episode 6 All New Halloween Spooktacular
- What If…? Season 1 Episode 5
- Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash: Join Hollywood royalty in this celebration to honor the 25th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
- Werewolf by Night: Monster hunters gather to pay respects to their deceased leader and are thrust into a deadly game.
The Best Halloween Movies for Families
So there you have it! Our list of favorite Halloween Movies is perfect for families. If you’re ready to watch a Disney Halloween movie, dive in for the spooky season grab some popcorn, a cozy drink, and settle in. You best start the seasonal movie watching on October 1st if you hope to get them all in before you have to start watching Christmas movies, which let’s face it really needs more than 3 months to get through. Happy Fall!
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.