5 Must-Watch Movies For Halloween and El Día de los Muertos

Girls in costumes watching scary movie together on Halloween

It's that time of year again where you and your family can curl up in front of the TV, with your favorite pumpkin-spiced treats and of course enjoy a great Halloween movie.

With the Halloween and Día de los Muertos right around the corner, here are some of my all-time favorites to watch with my kids. These are simply recommendations based on what my family and I enjoy every year!

Here are five movies you need to watch with your kids:

The Adams Family (1991):

When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester's life.


The Nightmare Before Christmas:

This Halloween (and Christmas) classic is next on the list! This 1993 film is about Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.


The Book of Life:

This animated film by Guillermo del Toro is about Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. This is one of my favorites!



You can't celebrate Halloween or El Día de los Muertos without the Disney Pixar classic, Coco. This animated favorite follows the journey of aspiring musician, Miguel. He is confronted by his family's ancestral ban on music, and winds up entering the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather who happens to be a legendary singer!


La leyenda de la Llorona (Cartoon):

This one is a great way to embrace the Halloween spirit, but still keeping it kid-friendly. Based on a famous Mexican legend, a group of kids must stop the ghost of a woman whose guilt over the drowning of her own children leads her to abduct youngsters who wander the woods at night in this subtitled, Spanish language animated adventure.


Hope you can enjoy all of these movies this Halloween / Dia de los Muertos!

PHOTOS: Coco / Disney's Pixar

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