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The Best PG Science Fiction Movies

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List of PG science fiction movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG science fiction movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG Science Fiction movie of all time is. If you think the top sci fi movie with a PG rating 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 PG Science Fiction films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG Science Fiction film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list has a variety of movies, like Back to the Future and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, in it. You can also find these movies on our list of best sci-fi movies for 11 year olds.

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    Back to the Future
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 2
    Star Wars
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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
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    26

    Released1980

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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  • 4
    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1983

    Directed byRichard Marquand

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  • 5
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    50
    20

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    WarGames
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    WarGames

    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Badham

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  • 7
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner

    Released1982

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

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  • 8
    Back to the Future Part III
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    24

    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 9
    Back to the Future Part II
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    29

    Back to the Future Part II

    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 10
    Space Jam
    31
    13

    Space Jam

    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray

    Released1996

    Directed byJoe Pytka

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  • 11
    Tron
    39
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    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

    Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Mission to Mars
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    11

    Mission to Mars

    Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle

    Released2000

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • 13
    Lilo & Stitch
    29
    12

    Lilo & Stitch

    Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames

    Released2002

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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  • 14
    Short Circuit 2
    26
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    Short Circuit 2

    Ally Sheedy, Michael McKean

    Released1988

    Directed byKenneth Johnson

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  • 15
    Short Circuit
    33
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    Short Circuit

    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Badham

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  • 16
    Solaris
    26
    10

    Solaris

    Anatoly Solonitsyn, Natalya Bondarchuk

    Released1972

    Directed byAndrei Tarkovsky

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  • 17
    The Iron Giant
    33
    19

    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

    Released1999

    Directed byBrad Bird

    The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    MegaMind
    27
    12

    MegaMind

    Brad Pitt, Tina Fey

    Released2010

    Directed byTom McGrath

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  • 19
    Spaceballs
    31
    17

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 20
    Robots
    22
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    Robots

    Halle Berry, Robin Williams

    Released2005

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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  • 21
    Galaxy Quest
    32
    19

    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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  • 22
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    34
    21

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Released1986

    Directed byLeonard Nimoy

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  • 23
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    32
    18

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 24
    The Last Starfighter
    26
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    The Last Starfighter

    Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston

    Released1984

    Directed byNick Castle

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  • 25
    Superman
    28
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    Superman

    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman

    Released1978

    Directed byRichard Donner

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