Is your kid interested in everything out of this world? Do they have constellations hanging in their room and stars pinned up on the wall? Then check out this list of the best movies about aliens for kids!
Thanks to the work of organizations like NASA and SpaceX, we know more about space than ever before. Every exciting new development makes kids (and some adults) wonder what else could possibly be out there. It's no surprise that Hollywood has a long tradition of making movies about visitors from outer space.
It can sometimes be hard to find appropriate alien movies for kids. Don't believe me? Google "alien movie" and watch the first thing that comes up. However, while some alien movies are full of chestbursters and xenomorphs, there are others that tell fun, appropriate stories for little kids, and are just as entertaining in their own way.
So whether your kid is looking for a cuddly little alien buddy like in Flight of the Navigator, or a high-stakes battle against the dark side of the force, there's something here for you. Vote for your favorite movies, and add anything we're missing.
Directed by: Steven SpielbergE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi and... more
Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Rob LettermanMonsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was DreamWorks Animation's... more
Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris SandersLilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated action-adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 21, 2002. The 42nd animated feature... more
Directed by: Tom McGrathMegamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom McGrath. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film premiered on... more
Directed by: Brad BirdThe Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 novel... more
Directed by: George LucasStar Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter... more
Directed by: Andrew StantonWALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot... more
Directed by: Randal KleiserFlight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, about David Freeman, a 12-year-old boy who is taken by an... more
Directed by: Tim HillMuppets from Space is a 1999 American science fiction comedy film and the sixth feature film to star The Muppets. The film was directed by Tim Hill, produced by Jim Henson Pictures, and released to... more
Directed by: Dean ParisotGalaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors who... more
Directed by: Jon Favreau filmographyZathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, and is loosely based on the illustrated book Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg, author of... more
Directed by: Mel BrooksSpaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, and... more
Directed by: Joe PytkaSpace Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan Reitman,... more
Directed by: Marcos Martinez, Jorge Blanco, Javier AbadPlanet 51 is a 2009 English-language Spanish animated science fiction/family comedy film directed by Jorge Blanco, written by Joe Stillman, and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long,... more
Directed by: Andy FickmanRace to Witch Mountain is a 2009 science fiction/thriller film and a continuation to the 1975 Disney film Escape to Witch Mountain.. All three versions of the film are based on the 1968 novel Escape... more
Directed by: Simon WellsMars Needs Moms is a 2011 American 3D motion capture computer-animated science fiction comedy film co-written and directed by Simon Wells, and based on the Berkeley Breathed book of the same title.... more
Directed by: David GreenEarth to Echo is a 2014 adventure film written by Henry Gayden and Andrew Panay and directed by David Green.... more
Directed by: Michael LaBash, Anthony LeondisLilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch is a 2005 direct-to-video animated film produced by DisneyToon Studios. The film is a followup to the 2002 Disney feature film Lilo & Stitch and takes place... more
Directed by: Callan BrunkerEscape from Planet Earth is a 2012 animated adventure comedy film written by Cory Edwards and Tony Leech and directed by Callan Brunker.... more
Directed by: Stewart RaffillMac and Me is a 1988 American science fiction adventure film co-written and directed by Stewart Raffill about a "Mysterious Alien Creature" that escapes from nefarious NASA agents and is befriended... more
Directed by: Donald PetrieMy Favorite Martian is a 1999 comic science fiction film starring Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Daryl Hannah, Elizabeth Hurley, Wallace Shawn and Ray Walston, based on the 1960s television series... more
Directed by: Richard BenjaminMy Stepmother is an Alien is a 1988 American comedy science fiction film produced by the Weintraub Entertainment Group for release through Columbia Pictures, directed by Richard Benjamin and starring... more
Directed by: Sean McNamaraAliens Ate My Homework is a 2018 American adventure comedy directed by Sean McNamara, based on the book by Bruce Coville. A pair of middle schoolers hold the fate of the world in their hands when... more