These Are All the Classic Films You Must See This Halloween

Without a doubt, one of the best parts about Halloween is watching those classic Halloween flicks.

It's the easiest way to get into the holiday spirit—all you need to do is grab some popcorn, get cozy on the couch and pop in the film of your choice.

Whether you're a total scaredy cat or the bravest soul of them all, there's a Halloween movie for everyone on our list of the must-see films below. Which one will you watch first?

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus

(Hocus Pocus via Buena Vista Pictures)

What it's about: After lighting a candle, a teenage boy accidentally resurrects three witches who he, his sister, his crush and a talking cat must take down before the witches become immortal.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: Honestly, you can't even say you experienced Halloween if you didn't watch this movie. It's perfect in every witch way and truly embodies the spirit of the holiday.


It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

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(It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown via Paramount Home Video)

What it's about: Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts characters celebrate Halloween, while Linus waits for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: Any movie with Charlie Brown and his friends is always a good idea. Plus, it's not at all scary, so you don't need to be overly brave to watch it.


The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family 1991 movie

(The Addams Family via Orion Pictures)

What it's about: Con artists try to convince the Addams family that they've found Gomez Addams' long-lost Uncle Fester.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: If you looked up Halloween in the dictionary, you'd probably find a picture of the Addams family. So grab your fam and turn on this film.


Mostly Ghostly (2008)

Mostly ghostly halloween movie

(Mostly Ghostly via Commotion Pictures)

What it's about: A teen boy befriends two ghosts who are living in his house.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: Mostly Ghostly is a bit scarier than the other movies on this list, so if you're looking for a fright this is the Halloween flick for you.


Halloweentown (1998)

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(Halloweentown via Disney Channel)

What it's about: Marnie Piper discovers her grandma is actually a witch, so she follows her to Halloweentown to find out more about her magical relative.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: Halloweentown is a classic. Not to mention, we're still waiting to discover that our grandma is a witch and Halloweentown is an actual place we can visit.


Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble mary kate and ashley halloween movie

(Double, Double, Toil and Trouble via Warner Bros. Television)

What it's about: When two young twin girls learn that their aunt Agatha is an evil witch set on making the world an awful place, they vow to stop her.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: Mary-Kate and Ashley are cuter than pumpkin pie. This film is hilarious, spooky and heartwarming. What more could you want?


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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(The Nightmare Before Christmas via Touchstone Pictures)

What it's about: Bored of celebrating Halloween, Jack Skellington attempts to bring Christmas to his friends in the land of Halloween.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: It's still being debated whether or not this is a Halloween or a Christmas movie. We say it's both. So once Christmas rolls around, you can watch this Disney classic all over again.


Casper (1995)

casper halloween movie

(Casper via Universal Pictures)

What it's about: Casper the Friendly Ghost becomes close with a girl named Kat after she and her dad move into the home Casper and his uncles are haunting.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: Casper is the sweetest ghost of all time, so there's no better way to get over your fear of ghosts than by watching this movie.


Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

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(Ernest Scared Stupid via Touchstone Pictures)

What it's about: After Ernest unintentionally releases a troll who wants to turn the children of Briarville into wooden dolls, he must find a way to stop him.

Why you need to watch it this Halloween: Ernest is quite the character, so watching him try and defend his town against a relentless troll is a sight to see. Your sides will be sore for days from laughing so much.


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