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20 Best PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix

These PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix are fun to watch, easy to find, and perfect for a Halloween night activity! Grab your popcorn and blankets and let’s get started.    I have a 9-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old son. They do very different things on Halloween.

My daughter still loves to trick-or-treat. My teenage son usually doesn’t do anything special. He’s usually home to give out candy to any visitors to our house or maybe go to a party.

Tweens are the kids who don’t want to watch baby movies but aren’t old enough to watch adult movies. Watching PG-13 with or without parental supervision will still give them a thrilling Halloween experience.

You aren’t going to find ones that everyone in the family can watch, but these aren’t super scary either. I love Common Sense Media’s tips on How to Choose a Scary Movie for Your Kid.

These movies are some great non-slasher Halloween movies for teens to watch with their friends. We picked our favorites, and gave you the cheat sheet for each of them!

20 Best PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix

PG-13 picks (depending on your kids’ ages and your discretion).

Hubie Halloween

Hubie’s not the most popular guy in Salem, Mass., but when Halloween turns truly spooky, this good-hearted scaredy-cat sets out to keep his town safe. | Stream on Netflix

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush (Actors)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

On the run from bullies, a group of trick-or-treating teenagers hide in a local haunted house and discover a trove of chilling tales unfolding within. | Stream on Netflix

Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Doug Jones (Actors)

Ouija: Origin of Evil

In 1960s California, a fake medium’s daughter tries to communicate with her late father through a Ouija board, but unleashes a demon instead. | Stream on Netflix

Countdown
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • ELIZABETH LAIL, JORDAN CALLOWAY, TALITHA BATEMAN (Actors)

Countdown

When a nurse downloads an app that predicts the user’s exact time of death, she discovers she has three days to beat the clock and change her fate. | Stream on Netflix

Insidious Chapter 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins (Actors)

Insidious Chapter 2

While the Lambert family struggles to overcome their son’s recent battle with evil spirits, father Josh must confront his own horrifying childhood. | Stream on Netflix

Scary Movie 4
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Leslie Nielsen (Actors)

Scary Movie 4

The fourth installment in the franchise takes aim at another crop of Hollywood hits, including Million Dollar Baby, Saw and Brokeback Mountain. | Stream on Netflix

Scary Movie 5
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen (Actors)

Scary Movie 5

Taking aim at not only the horror genre but also films like “Black Swan” and “Inception,” “Scary Movie 5” widens the franchise’s scope of mockery. | Stream on Netflix

Red Riding Hood (Alternate Ending) (2011)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke (Actors)

Red Riding Hood

Valerie juggles a difficult romantic decision with feelings of fear and grief as her town is terrorized by a legendary werewolf. | Stream on Netflix

The Boy (2016)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lauren Cohan, Rubert Evans, Jim Norton (Actors)

The Boy

A nanny is hired by a couple to look after their boy. She’s shocked to learn that her charge is actually a doll that the couple treats like a human. | Stream on Netflix

The Rite
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga (Actors)

Rite

An American priest-in-training becomes the reluctant protégé of Father Lucas, a veteran exorcist in Rome dealing with a devilish case of possession. | Stream on Netflix

The Cave
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian (Actors)

The Cave

When the cavern they’re surveying collapses, a group of seasoned explorers is stranded inside a network of caves at the bottom of the ocean. | Stream on Netflix

Umma
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sandra Oh, Fivel Stewart, Dermot Mulroney (Actors)

Umma

Living a quiet life on a farm with her daughter, a woman must confront her past when the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea. | Stream on Netflix

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The Silence

With the world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound, a teen and her family seek refuge outside the city and encounter a mysterious cult. | Stream on Netflix

Brahms: The Boy II
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery (Actors)

Brahms: The Boy II

On the heels of trauma, a couple relocates to a remote estate, where their young son bonds to a doll who is very lifelike — and possibly very evil. | Stream on Netflix

The Forest
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt (Actors)

The Forest

When a teen girl disappears from a village near the Ardennes Forest, local police and a concerned teacher begin to uncover a web of unsettling secrets. | Stream on Netflix

The Bye Bye Man
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas (Actors)

The Bye Bye Man

Three college students move into an off-campus house and discover they’ve unwittingly unleashed a supernatural killer known as the Bye Bye Man. | Stream on Netflix

Vampires vs. The Bronx

A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from a band of vampires.  | Stream on Netflix

Incarnate
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Carice van Houten, Keir O'Donnell, Matt Nable (Actors)

Incarnate

An unconventional demon hunter faces his greatest challenge when he steps inside the subconscious mind of a boy possessed by a powerful entity. | Stream on Netflix

Sweetheart
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen (Actors)

Sweetheart

A woman shipwrecked on a remote island discovers she’s not alone and begins a fight for survival against a deadly presence that emerges each night. | Stream on Netflix

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The Cloverfield Paradox

Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. | Stream on Netflix

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About Scary PG-13 Halloween Movies

Common Sense Media gives these tips for parents of middle school kids:

  • Pushing boundaries may be OK. Some kids of this age are ready to be scared silly. You still should be mindful of blood and gore, but in general skeletons, monsters, and aliens are okay. Even so, stick to movies that have humor mixed in, or those with safe-and-sound endings.
  • Give reassurance when necessary. Other kids still scare easily. Middle school is when scary movies start being a big part of sleepovers and movie outings with friends. Even if your child isn’t ready for the scarier stuff, it can be hard for her to tell that to friends who want to see the latest zombie flick. Let your children know that it’s ok to be scared and to tell their friends they’d rather watch something else.

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What are some kid-friendly Halloween movies?

These family-friendly Halloween movies are great to watch before, during, or after Halloween with the whole family.

What’s the scariest PG-13 movie?

Since I DON’T watch scary movies, I’ll defer to Game Spot. They published this list of the 11 Scariest Horror Movies Rated PG-13 (And Lower).

What are the rules for PG-13 movies?

In the early 1980s, complaints about violence and gore in films such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins, both of which received PG ratings, refocused attention on films seen by small children and pre-teens. The PG classification, “no longer matched a notion of childhood most parents in America could agree on.” A suggested a new intermediate rating between “PG” and “R.” The “PG-13” rating was introduced on July 1, 1984, with the advisory “Parents Are Strongly Cautioned to Give Special Guidance for Attendance of Children Under 13 – Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Young Children”. (Source)

Is the Halloween movie PG-13?

The original Halloween movie, released in 1978, is rated R. All prequels and sequels are rated R, too.

Have you seen any of these PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix?

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