Best Family Movies and Shows That Hit Streaming Services in October

Get comfy with these kid-friendly streaming picks!

Hello, fall! It’s the perfect time of year to get cozy on the couch with your loved ones. Celebrate spooky season with your family by watching a new Halloween-themed movie or TV special.

If creepy isn’t your thing, there are other fun options hitting the streaming services this October, including an historic new Netflix cartoon and a beloved musical singalong.

Looking for more ways to have fun when watching movies? Check out our Watch This, Do That series with fun activities inspired by family movies like Turning Red and Encanto. 

Chip and Potato: Season 4

Streaming Oct. 3, 2022

  • Where to watch: Netflix 

The adorable preschool hit is back for a fourth season. Pug Chip makes her way through kindergarten with the help of her best pal, Potato, a mouse toy who secretly comes to life. The new season has Chip serving as a “bride pup” in a family wedding. 

Spirit Rangers

Streaming Oct. 10, 2022

  • Where to watch: Netflix

This animated show is fun and educational, and is also the first kids’ series in US history to be created by a Native American woman. Kodi, Summer and Eddy Skycedar are Native siblings that secretly transform into “Spirit Rangers,” which are protectors of the land and spirits of the national park where they live. The trio shapeshift into a grizzly bear cub, red-tailed hawk and spunky turtle to take on challenges. The show makes its highly-anticipated debut on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The Curse of Bridge Hollow

Streaming Oct. 14, 2022

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Fans of “Stranger Things” will enjoy seeing Priah Ferguson in this spine-tingling and hilarious new family flick. Ferguson stars as a teenager with a Halloween-hating dad (played by Marlon Wayans). The father and daughter duo must team up when an evil spirit begins taking over their new town and bringing Halloween decorations to life.

Into the Woods: Singalong

Streaming Oct. 14, 2022

  • Where to watch: Disney+

Musical lovers, here’s a fun addition for your Disney+ queue. The popular fantasy stars Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt and tells the story of what happens to favorite fairy tale characters (like Rapunzel and Cinderella) after they get their happy endings. Viewers can get in on the action by singing along to the film’s catchy soundtrack. 

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!

Streaming Oct. 15, 2022

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

Scooby and his pals are back for an all-new caper, just in time for Halloween. In the movie, the gang thinks they can finally catch a break after breaking a big case. Unfortunately for Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scoob, there’s no shortage of villains in town, and this time, Halloween is at stake. Can Mystery Inc. unmask the foes before trick-or-treating time?

Blippi’s Spooky Spell Halloween

Streaming Oct. 15, 2022 

  • Where to watch: Netflix

If you’re in need of light-hearted Halloween entertainment for your little ones, Blippi has got you covered! Blippi discovers a book of “spooky spells” and embarks on a journey to learn about Halloween traditions, like costumes, trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving.

Bear in the Big Blue House, Seasons 1-4 

Streaming Oct. 19, 2022

  • Where to watch: Disney+

The beloved preschool series is debuting on Disney+ for the first time. Follow the adventures of Bear and his pals, including bear cub Ojo, mouse Tutter and otters Pip and Pop. Each episode is built around a theme, with songs, jokes and educational lessons incorporated throughout. Your kids are bound to love the Big Blue House crew.

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