Wondering what kind of movies to watch now that the Halloween season is here?

These are some of the best movies to watch based on genre!

Everyone loves a good Halloween movie! In case you are looking to start your Halloween festivities, we have compiled a list of Halloween movies for you. Below, you will find some of the best Halloween movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes, categorized by genre. We suggest you grab some popcorn and cozy up for this one. Happy viewing!


Traditional Halloween movies are great to watch with family, friends, or alone. Our parents are probably familiar with these movies, and our children likely will be, too. Traditional Halloween movies are here to stay!

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
  • E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Fantasy Halloween movies are a good way to relieve yourself from the stresses of today’s world by entering into another world. Give your mind a little getaway by watching these movies! 

  • Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  • Scooby-Doo The Movie (2002)
  • Monster House (2006)


Horror Halloween movies are perfect for those who do not care about sleep. These movies will definitely keep you up at night. We advise you to watch any horror movie with a friend – trust us, it will make things a lot less scary!

  • Scream (1996)
  • It (2017)
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)


Thriller movies are some of the best movies to watch if you are in the mood for something terrifying, yet so captivating that you cannot help but keep watching! We hope these new movies keep you glued to your seat with anticipation and fear!

  • Till Death (2021)
  • Candyman (2021)
  • Malignant (2021)

Cult Classic

Cult classics are reliable movies, and they are guaranteed to provide you with a good time while viewing. Between a killer clown, menacing shark, and an evil witch, you have the perfect combination of characters that will leave a lasting impression!

  • It (1990)
  • Jaws (1975)

Curse of the Blair Witch (1999)

Authors: Saraleim Mozqueda Saldana and Brandi Aguileria | A&E Editor and Copyeditor

Graphic by: Liza Larabee

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