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The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time 

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Updated November 5, 2019 546 votes 60 voters 3.2k views 45 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite Disney science fiction movies.

It’s time to determine the best Walt Disney sci-fi movies. Space and far away galaxies are a great backdrop for epic stories and Disney has made quite a few science fiction movies. These are often action-packed and comedic westerns. A lot of these movies are classics such as Flight of the Navigator, My Favorite Martian, and Tron. But are they the top science fiction movies that Disney has to offer? You’ll also find famous actors like Jennifer Connolley and Timothy Dalton in The Rocketeer. These are also great movies for younger audiences to watch as an introduction to the sci-fi genre. This list also includes the most recent Star Wars films produced by Disney.

Which of these Disney science fiction films do you love? Vote up all your favorites and vote down the movies that you didn’t like. Check back for new Disney science fiction films as they are released and added to this list.

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

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Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

Released: 2007

Directed by: Stephen J. Anderson

Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th animated feature in ...more

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it tells the story of an inventor who ...more

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Star Wars: The Force Awa... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 2015

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Rogue One: A Star Wars S... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed

Released: 2016

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

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20,000 Leagues Under the... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

Released: 1954

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Directed by: Rian Johnson

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The Computer Wore Tennis... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Ed Begley

Released: 1969

Directed by: Robert Butler

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The Rocketeer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

Released: 1991

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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The Absent-Minded Profes... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Fred MacMurray, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Released: 1961

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Escape to Witch Mountain... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland

Released: 1975

Directed by: John Hough

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Son of Flubber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Fred MacMurray, Paul Lynde, Keenan Wynn

Released: 1963

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Tron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Lisberger

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Moon Pilot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Sally Field, Brian Keith, Edmond O'Brien

Released: 1962

Directed by: James Neilson

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The Cat from Outer Space... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan

Released: 1978

Directed by: Norman Tokar

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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Now You See Him, Now You... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Ed Begley

Released: 1972

Directed by: Robert Butler

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RocketMan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Beau Bridges, Shelley Duvall, Harland Williams

Released: 1997

Directed by: Stuart Gillard

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Smart House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Smart House Katey Sagal, Jessica Steen, Ryan Merriman

Released: 1999

Directed by: LeVar Burton

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Flight of the Navigator ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

Released: 1986

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

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Return from Witch Mounta... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Kim Richards

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Hough

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The Monkey's Uncle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Brian Wilson, Annette Funicello, Dennis Wilson

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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23
The Misadventures of Mer... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames

Released: 1964

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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24
Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez

Released: 2014

Directed by: Chris Williams, Don Hall

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Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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