I absolutely LOVE this time of year. There is no time like Fall! My son and I have been having a great time at the local fall festival, picking out pumpkins, and watching all of our favorite halloween movies. Now, I do enjoy watching thrillers during the month of October (without little man – gotta protect those little eyes), but I also have a pretty good arsenal of family-friendly movies that my son and I both enjoy and watch together every year to welcome the fall season. I am so fond of this tradition. It’s a great opportunity for us to spend quality time together. We make some homemade popcorn or bake cookies or making smores. Then, we settle into a cozy spot in the living room to watch our movies.
Here are my top 10 family-friendly movie recommendations for the month of October (whether or not you celebrate halloween 😉) :
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
- Spookley the Square Pumpkin
- Arthur and the Haunted Treehouse
- The Cat and the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween
- Monster House
- Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
- Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright
- Casper’s Halloween Special
You could really put any Scooby-Doo movie on the list. We’ve been watching that quite a bit this year. Growing up, my brother, sister, and I would also watch the Scary Godmother movies every year. They’re hard to find these days unless you have an old DVD, but I highly recommend them if you have little ones. I think you’ll really like them too.
What are your favorite fall or halloween movies to watch with your children? Did we miss any good ones? Let me know! We’d love to add more to our list!