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The Best G-Rated Science Fiction Movies 

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List of G-Rated science fiction movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best G-Rated science fiction movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest G-Rated Science Fiction movie of all time is. This list of popular G-Rated science fiction movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top G-Rated Science Fiction movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great G-Rated Science Fiction films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific G-Rated Science Fiction film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Examples of movies on this list include WALL-E and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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What kind of directors have worked on Science Fiction G movies in the past? Stanley Kubrick and John Carpenter both have, as have other great directors.

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Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

WALL-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 ...more

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Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

Released: 1968

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more

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Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

Released: 1968

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James ...more

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Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

Released: 1960

Directed by: George Pal

The Time Machine – also known promotionally as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine – is a 1960 Metrocolor time travel science fiction film based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells in ...more

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Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

Released: 1951

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Julian Blaustein, directed by Robert Wise, and starring Michael Rennie, ...more

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Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1956

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film from MGM, produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Fred M. Wilcox and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren ...more

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Russell Johnson, Richard Carlson, Dave Willock

Released: 1953

Directed by: Jack Arnold

It Came from Outer Space is a 1953 American black-and-white science fiction film, the first in the 3-D process from Universal-International. It was produced by William Alland, directed by Jack ...more

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Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

Released: 1971

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science fiction film produced and directed by Robert Wise. Based on Michael Crichton's 1969 novel of the same name and adapted by Nelson Gidding, the film ...more

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Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

Released: 1959

Directed by: Henry Levin

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1959 adventure film adapted by Charles Brackett from the novel of the same name by Jules Verne. Journey to the Center of the Earth was directed by Henry

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Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Derek Jacobi

Released: 1982

Directed by: Don Bluth

The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 American animated fantasy adventure drama film directed by Don Bluth in his directorial debut. It is an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's 1971 children's novel Mrs. ...more

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Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland

Released: 1975

Directed by: John Hough

Escape to Witch Mountain is a 1975 film based on the novel Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions, released by Buena Vista Distribution Company and ...more

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Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Campanella

Released: 1972

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Silent Running is a 1972 environmentally-themed American science fiction film starring Bruce Dern, featuring Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin and Jesse Vint. It was directed by Douglas Trumbull, who had ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

Released: 1954

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre. It was the first CinemaScope science fiction film and ...more

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Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Kim Richards

Released: 1978

Directed by: John 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. ...more

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Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Nakamaru, Kenji Sahara

Released: 1975

Directed by: Ishirō Honda

Terror of Mechagodzilla, released in Japan as Mekagojira no Gyakushū (メカゴジラの逆襲, lit. "Mechagodzilla's Counterattack") is a 1975 Japanese kaiju film directed by Ishirō Honda, written by ...more

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Fred MacMurray, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Released: 1961

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

The Absent-Minded Professor is a 1961 American film distributed by Walt Disney Productions based on the short story "A Situation of Gravity" by Samuel W. Taylor. The title character ...more

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Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames

Released: 1964

Directed by: Robert 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, ...more
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Paul Frees, Stuart Whitman, John Hoyt

Released: 1951

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

When Worlds Collide is a 1951 American Technicolor science fiction film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Rudolph Maté and starring Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, ...more

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Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Linda Harrison

Released: 1970

Directed by: Ted Post

Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a 1970 American science fiction film directed by Ted Post and written by Paul Dehn. It is the second of five films in the original Planet of the Apes series ...more

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Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Released: 1974

Directed by: John Carpenter

Dark Star is a 1974 American comic science fiction motion picture directed, co-written, produced and scored by John Carpenter, and co-written by, edited by and starring Dan O'Bannon.

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Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Iizuka, Shin-ichiro Miki

Released: 1998

Directed by: Michael Haigney, Kunihiko Yuyama

Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, commonly referred to as Pokémon: The First Movie, originally released as Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back!, is a 1998 ...more

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Tim Holt, Hans Conried, Gordon Jones

Released: 1957

Directed by: Arnold Laven

The Monster That Challenged the World is a 1957 science-fiction monster movie, about an army of giant mollusks that emerge from California's Salton Sea. Directed by Arnold Laven, the film ...more
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Tom Ward, Nicholas Rowe, Mark Lewis Jones

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Young

The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells is a four-hour miniseries conceived by Nick Willing and released in 2001 by the Hallmark Channel. It is based on a number of short stories by H. G. Wells, and ...more
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Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Ed Begley

Released: 1969

Directed by: Robert Butler

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes is a 1969 film starring Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn and William Schallert. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista ...more
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Hideyo Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima, Sachio Sakai

Released: 1969

Directed by: Ishirō Honda

All Monsters Attack, released in Japan as Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru Kaijū Daishingeki, is a 1969 Japanese Kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Ishirō Honda, the film starred Tomonori Yazaki, ...more