Spooky season isn't complete without a night spent curled up on the couch watching a scary Halloween movie. But if you’re planning a family movie night, it can be hard to find the right balance of festive (a.k.a. creepy) and kid-friendly. Not to worry! Our list of the best Disney Halloween movies is full of flicks that will deliver a not too scary scare for your whole crew. The best part: you can stream so many them on Disney+.
This month, Disney+ has several new Halloween movies on offer — including the popular Hocus Pocus sequel — but we've also included a few older favorites from the original Disney Channel lineup that are still worth a watch (we're looking a you Don’t Look Under the Bed!)
Start your little ones off with Halloween movies that feature their favorite characters, like Mickey’s House of Villains and Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie. Older kids might be interested in creepier options, so we recommend The Haunted Mansion, a thrilling haunted house film, or The Scream Team, a chilling ghost movie. Finally, for all the Disney adults, there are some classic horror stories you can stream on the platform for a real night of terror (okay, a Disney-fied version of terror).
Inspired by Disney's Haunted Mansion attractions, Gonzo decides to spend the night among the grim grinning ghosts.
While there continues to be a robust debate over whether this film is technically a Christmas or Halloween movie, we say it's great to watch any time of year. Pumpkin King Jack Skellington is bored of the same old scary features of Halloween Town, so he decides to explore the enchanting world of Christmas Town. And when he does, he is amazed at what he learns.
A story of a young boy, Miguel, who dreams of becoming a musician like his favorite idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Miguel wants to prove his musical talent and finds himself in the Land of the Dead, meeting a trickster named Hector. Miguel and Hector embark on a journey to unlock the true story behind Miguel's family name. Although the Day of the Dead holiday doesn't have anything to do with Halloween, it's a fun movie to watch the night before the celebrations on Nov. 1.
When real estate agent Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy) and his family decide to take a vacation, they wind up stopping at a super-creepy mansion. Tasked with trying to sell the spooky residence, Jim and his family soon discover that it's haunted by Master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker) and that escaping from the haunted grounds is no easy feat.
This is a story of a young gifter (Emma Stone) who wants to make a name for herself in the fashion world, but when she befriends a fashion legend, she transforms into the raucous, revenge-bent alter-ego Cruella de Vil. The details around the life of the notorious and fashionable villain are amazing!
When she gets into the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, teenage Nory is thrilled — until she realizes her not-quite-perfect magic skills have landed her at UDM, a.k.a. a class for those with "upside down magic."
Who doesn't love Winnie The Pooh? A perfect halloween flick for the little one because they can join Pooh and his pals on a spooky adventure in the Hundred Acre Woods.
A witch (Meryl Streep) makes a childless baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) go on a three-day adventure to get magical items from classic fairy tales like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack & the Beanstalk. Needless to say, things don't go as planned.
You can watch the original 1997 version on Amazon, but last year Disney+ released a new remake of Under Wraps. Similar to the plotline of the OG Disney Channel Original Movie, a trio of friends accidentally revive a mummy they find in a neighbor's basement. Will they return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween? After you find out, be sure to queue up the brand-new sequel, Under Wraps 2.
Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the Toy Story gang take a road trip, which takes an unexpected turn when they get a flat tire and have to spend a night at a “haunted” roadside motel. When one toy goes missing, everyone finds themselves in a series of mysterious events.
This 1985 film is an oldie, but a goodie! A tale of a young boy in the land of Prydain that has the chance to fulfill his dreams to challenge an evil king so he can become a heroic knight.
A tween (Olivia Holt) discovers that her parents are monster hunters, but when she accidentally releases a monster named Deimata, she must stop it before the monster hunts her parents and possesses her soul.
James P. Sullivan and his best friend, Mike Wazowski, are the top scary team at Monsters, Inc. Things get out of hand when "Sulley" lets a human girl into Monstropolis where she begins to turn things upside down for the two monsters.
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan "Sulley" are back at it again, but we get to learn how they met at Monsters University. Mike has dreams of becoming a scarer, but during his first semester at MU, his plans are derailed when he crosses paths with a natural-born hotshot, "Sulley" and has to compete in the elite Scare program.
A young orphaned boy named James is forced to live with cruel aunts and starts to befriend magical insects who live in a giant peach. He then embarks on a New York City journey.
A nerd producer (Aly Michalka) produces a TV show and wants to feature the world's greatest kid magician (Johnny Pacar). However, she discovers and accidentally reveals the magician's real magic tricks.
A science project gone wrong causes a student's popular sister Molly (Paris Berelc) to become invisible. If they don’t find an antidote in time, she'll be stuck forever.
Based on the evil character in Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) takes center stage as the protector of a forest kingdom. After she curses an infant princess, she discovers that the girl may be the only one who can restore her land. The result is a complicated relationship that will make you think twice about one of Disney's most iconic villains.
Marnie, Sophie, and Dylan (Kimberly J. Brown, Emily Roeske, and Joey Zimmerman) are shocked to learn that their mom (Judith Hoag) is a magical witch. When Marnie discovers that she has magical powers, she sneaks out of her house and follows her grandmother (Debbie Reynolds) to a mystical place called Halloweentown.
This Halloweentown sequel follows the Cromwell family as they split their time between Halloweentown and the real world. When Kalabar (Daniel Kountz) steals the magic spell book and threatens to destroy Halloweentown, it's up to the family to get the book back before things are ruined forever.
The third movie in the franchise follows Marnie as she yearns to bring the real world and her Halloweentown friends together. But a few twists and turns later, Marnie and her family's magical powers are suddenly under siege.
The final movie in the franchise shows what happens when Marnie (now played by actress Sara Paxton) and her brother Dylan (Joey Zimmerman) attend Witch University and adjust to the college life.
We're labeling this one the scariest Disney Halloween movie ever. Frances (Erin Chambers) doesn't really believe in the supernatural ... that is, until she learns about the mischief the Bogeyman (Steve Valentine) has been raising all over town.
Pete Riley (Taylor Handley) works at a movie theater and hears murmurs about a phantom haunting the grounds. He brushes off the hearsay initially, but when things go horribly wrong the night of a big premiere, he can't help but wonder if what people said was true all along ...
If you loved the classic ‘90s sitcom Sister, Sister, then you’ll love Twitches. In a lot of ways, the storyline is basically the same thing ... but with magic. In this film, Alex and Camryn (Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley) reunite and find out they’re witches who must save the magical kingdom where they were born.
The sisters are at it again in this sequel. This time around though, Alex and Camryn are sent on a magical journey when they discover that their biological father may still be alive in a place called The Shadowlands. The question is, will they be able to save him in time?
If you’re into watching classic cartoon movies, you can never go wrong watching this Mickey Mouse-centric film. Though it's not *technically* a Halloween movie, the cast of villains you love to root against — Ursula, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, among others — are still as creepy and scary as ever while trying to take over the House of Mouse.
This old Disney flick doesn't get the credit it deserves for its spooky, bizarre (and at times, hilarious) script. Now that it's on Disney+, however, the film has recently become a cult favorite. When Carlton Davis (Richard Masur) and his family move into a new home, they soon find out that the house is haunted by the ghostly Mr. Boogedy (Howard Witt).
Ian and Claire (Mark Rendall and Kat Dennings) are two siblings who discover a town in New England that's filled with ghosts. Before they can enter heaven though, the ghosts must first redeem themselves. They must all work together and stop an evil ghost from stealing souls.
Adam and Chelsea (Matthew O’Leary and Laura Vandervoort) have major plans for the night, but their mom (Caroline Rhea) grounded them. To distract her so they can sneak out for the evening, they set her up on a date. But when Taylor (Myles Jeffrey) realizes that the man is a vampire, they have to fight to save their mom's life.