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The Best Disney Science Fiction Movies Of All Time

Updated November 5, 2019 1.2k votes 101 voters 5.7k views45 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • 26
    Sally Field, Brian Keith
    10
    11

    Released1962

    Directed byJames Neilson

    Moon Pilot is a 98 minute Technicolor science fiction satirical comedy released in 1962 by Buena Vista Distribution. Based on Robert Buckner's 1960 novel Starfire, it was directed by James Neilson...  more
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  • 27
    Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan
    11
    13

    Released1978

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 American comic science fiction film, starring Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall and McLean Stevenson. Produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • 28
    Christopher Lee, Bette Davis
    9
    10

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Hough

    Return from Witch Mountain is the 1978 sequel to Walt Disney Productions' 1975 film, Escape to Witch Mountain. It was written by Malcolm Marmorstein and is based on the novel by Alexander Key. Ike...  more
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  • 29
    Beau Bridges, Shelley Duvall
    9
    11

    Released1997

    Directed byStuart Gillard

    RocketMan is a 1997 comic science fiction film directed by Stuart Gillard, and starring Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler and Jeffrey DeMunn. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and...  more
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  • 30
    Alison Pill, Andrew Lawrence
    10
    12

    Released2000

    Directed byManny Coto

    The Other Me is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie about a teenager who accidentally clones himself as a genius and ends up using his clone to pass school. The movie is the 23rd Disney Channel...  more
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  • 31
    Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero
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    11

    Released1972

    Directed byRobert Butler

    Now You See Him, Now You Don't is a 1972 Walt Disney Productions film starring Kurt Russell as a chemistry student who accidentally discovers the secret to invisibility. It is the sequel to the 1969...  more
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  • 32
    Raven-Symoné, Kirsten Storms
    6
    9

    Released1999

    Directed byKenneth Johnson

    Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie, starring Kirsten Storms as the eponymous heroine. The film was based on the book Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century written by...  more
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  • 33
    Fred MacMurray, Paul Lynde
    10
    15

    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    This 1963 theatrical sequel to ""The Absent-Minded Professor"" finds Professor Ned Brainard inventing ""flubber gas,"" a gaseous form of his original concoction....  more
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  • 34
    Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk
    9
    14

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    The Misadventures of Merlin Jones is a 1964 Walt Disney production starring Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello. Kirk plays a college student who experiments with mind-reading and hypnotism, leading to...  more
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  • 35
    Leah Pipes, Raviv Ullman
    4
    8

    Released2004

    Directed byMark A.Z. Dippé

    Pixel Perfect is a 2004 Disney Channel Original Movie. It aired in the United States on January 16, 2004 and in the United Kingdom on January 21, 2004. This is the 50th Disney Channel Original Movie....  more
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  • 36
    Chelsea Kane, Steven R. McQueen
    6
    11

    Released2008

    Directed byLev L. Spiro

    Minutemen is a 2008 science-fiction Disney Channel Original Movie. The movie was the most viewed program on cable for the week, with 6.48 million viewers. The film was written by John Killoran and...  more
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  • 37
    Brian Wilson, Annette Funicello
    8
    15

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    The Monkey's Uncle is a 1965 Walt Disney production starring Tommy Kirk as genius college student Merlin Jones and Annette Funicello as his girlfriend, Jennifer. The title plays on the idiom...  more
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  • 38
    Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins
    11
    19

    Released1979

    Directed byGary Nelson

    The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette...  more
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  • 39
    Seth Green, Joan Cusack
    10
    19

    Released2011

    Directed bySimon Wells

    Mars 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
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    #106 of 114 The Best Disney Animated Movies Of All Time#93 of 100 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies#19 of 24 The Best Kids Movies About Space

  • 40
    Sherman Hemsley, Robert Townsend
    6
    13

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Townsend

    Up, Up, and Away is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie. The film is a comedy/adventure about a boy from a family of superheroes who, despite not having any super powers of his own, is called on to...  more
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  • 41
    Olivia Holt, Katherine McNamara
    5
    22

    Released2012

    Directed byStuart Gillard

    Girl vs. Monster is a 2012 fantasy comedy-horror Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered on October 12, 2012. The film stars Olivia Holt as Skylar, a teenage girl who discovers on the eve of...  more
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  • 42
    Myles Jeffrey, Khrystyne Haje
    2
    8

    Released2000

    Directed bySteve Boyum

    Stepsister from Planet Weird is a Disney Channel Original Movie which was released in June 2000....  more
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  • 43
    Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York
    2
    11

    Released1998

    Directed byRoger Young

    A Knight in Camelot is a 1998 TV movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Michael York. It was directed by Roger Young, distributed by Disney and is loosely based on Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in...  more
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  • 44
    Kelli Berglund, China Anne McClain
    2
    14

    Released2014

    Directed byPaul Hoen

    How to Build a Better Boy is a 2014 American television film by Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Paul Hoen and written by Jason Mayland. It stars China Anne McClain, Kelli Berglund and...  more
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  • 45
    Erika Christensen, Adam Wylie
    2
    18

    Released1999

    Directed byPaul Schneider

    Can of Worms is a Halloween Disney Channel Original Movie. It was released in 1999, and is based on the novel of the same name by Kathy Mackel, which was a Young Reader's Choice Nominee in 2002 and a...  more
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