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10 Best Halloween Movies & Where to Watch Them

Discover the top Halloween movies to stream this spooky season, from family friendly movies to classic horror films.

It’s spooky season again, and there’s nothing like curling up on the couch on a cozy fall night to get in the Halloween spirit.

Whether you’re interested in horror movies, family friendly flicks, classic Halloween movies, or something in between, this list has it all. So grab your Halloween candy and get ready to discover 10 of the best rated Halloween movies of all time.

How to Stream the Best Halloween Movies

You don’t have to wait for your favorite scary movie to come on TV anymore. In today’s age, all it takes is a click of a button and you have access to the best streaming platforms:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Apple TV
  • Disney+
  • Hulu
  • Max
  • Netflix
  • Paramount+
  • Showtime
  • Starz
  • Vudu
  • YouTube TV

The 10 Best Halloween Movies to Watch

The movies below feature a unique selection of horror films, cult classics, and new-age haunted house slashers that are available to everyone across the U.S.

Here’s our top 10 countdown of the best Halloween movies, ranked based on their Rotten Tomatoes rating.

10. Trick ‘R Treat (2007) - 82% Rating

This movie features Halloween traditions brought to life via a collection of interwoven horrors and thrillers. From the mistake of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight to a grumpy hermit's misadventure with a sinister trick-or-treater, this film is a must-watch.

Starring: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker

Where to Stream: DirectTV Online, Apple TV, YouTube TV, Amazon Video

9. Scream (1996) - 82% Rating

This genre-defining horror film directed by Wes Craven revolves around a small town terrorized by a masked killer who taunts and targets a group of high school students. This self-aware slasher cleverly blends humor with genuine scares, revitalizing the horror genre for a new generation.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Where to Stream: Paramount Plus, AMC Plus, Apple TV

8. The Shining (1980) - 83% Rating

In yet another Stephen King thriller, Jack Torrance gets hired as a winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel. But as he battles writer's block, the hotel's dark secrets begin to consume him, turning him into one of the scariest homicidal maniacs we’ve ever seen on the big screen.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Where to Stream: Amazon Prime Video, Spectrum TV, Roku Channel

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - 83% Rating

This is a Wes Craven classic that’s helped shape the horror movie genre. Freddy Krueger haunts the dreams of unsuspecting Midwestern high school teenagers. As they try to unravel the mystery behind this midnight mangler, they discover a dark secret their town’s been hiding for decades.

Starring: Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp

Where to Stream: Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

6. Candyman (2021) - 84% Rating

Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood is known for being tough, but not even they could stop a supernatural killer with a hook from terrorizing residents. As visual artist Anthony McCoy delves into the Candyman's history, a wave of violence is unleashed.

Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo

Where to Stream: Spectrum TV, Prime Video, Apple TV, Loud

5. Edward Scissorhands (1990) - 89% Rating

Created by a scientist, Edward (a misunderstood eclectic) is left with scissor blades for hands. When he's discovered by a suburban saleswoman, he tries to fit into society, leading to both heartwarming and tragic events.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Dianne Wiest, Winona Ryder

Where to Stream: DirecTV, Hulu, Max Amazon Channel, Google Play

4. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) - 95% Rating

Charlie Brown has an American classic for every genre, including Halloween, when the Peanuts gang engages in festive activities. Meanwhile, Linus eagerly awaits the Great Pumpkin, hoping to spot its magical appearance.

Where to Stream: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video

3. Talk To Me (2022) - 95% Rating

When friends discover a way to conjure spirits, they become addicted to the thrill of black magic. But when one goes too far, they face terrifying and spine chilling consequences.

Starring: Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto

Where to Stream: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video

2. Halloween (1978) - 96% Rating

Serial killer Michael Myers escapes prison and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, to search for his next victims.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle

Where to Stream: Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, iTunes, Google Play

1. Get Out (2017) - 98% Rating

This isn’t your typical haunted mansion story. Chris's visit to his girlfriend's parents takes a dark turn as he uncovers disturbing and dangerous secrets. This Jordan Peele horror/sci-fi masterpiece delves into societal issues while delivering spine-chilling scares.

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jordan Peele, Allison Williams

Where to Stream: Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, iTunes

Looking for More Halloween Movies?

There are hundreds of family-friendly movies, creepy sci-fi films, and slashers to choose from for Halloween. If you didn’t see your favorites above, hits like The Exorcist, Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, Carrie, Poltergeist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and more can be found in our Halloween Movie Guide.

Looking for other themed movies? SmartMove has you covered with the best movies for every holiday.

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