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The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids 

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Updated July 13, 2019 182 votes 12 voters 56 items

List Rules Vote up the best sci-fi movies for ten year old kids to watch.

This list of sci-fi movies for 10 year old kids features several timeless classics that are actually perfect for any age. Remember the excitement the first time you saw Back to the Future or Tron? Here are some of the best sci-fi films for ten year olds.

Make them laugh with Spaceballs. See them shed a tear with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Go ahead and cheer when Luke Skywalker uses the force to land two perfect proton torpedoes in order to destroy the Death Star and save the day in Star Wars. These top sci-fi films for 10 year olds may exist within several different subgenres, but they all tell appropriate stories that are out of this world.

What science fiction movies should 10 year old kids watch? Your votes will determine which animated or live-action film takes the top spot. Go ahead and vote up all your favorites.

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Star Wars Episode V: The... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1980

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

Star 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
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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestri... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

E.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 ...more
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Star Trek II: The Wrath ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1982

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a 1982 sci-fi film written by Jack B. Sowards and Nicholas Meyer adn directed by Nicholas Meyer.
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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
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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Star Wars: Episode VI –R... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1983

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand, and the third and final film in the original Star Wars trilogy. After a daring ...more
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Robots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios for Twentieth Century Fox, and was released theatrically on March 11, 2005. The story was ...more
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Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
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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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more
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Star Trek Generations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 1994

Directed by: David Carson

Star Trek Generations is a 1994 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. Generations is the seventh feature film based on Star Trek, and is the first film in the series to ...more
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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brad Bird

The 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 ...more
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Zathura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
yurewitch.ron added Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm, Tim Robbins

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Zathura: 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 ...more
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Superman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

Released: 1978

Directed by: Richard Donner

Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, ...more
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Aliens Ate My Homework ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
London Cardinal, Ty Consiglio, Christian Convery

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sean McNamara

Aliens 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 ...more
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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw

Released: 2015

Directed by: Brad Bird

Tomorrowland is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird. A disillusioned genius inventor (George Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Britt Robertson) ...more
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Titan A.E. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo

Released: 2000

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot, with A.E. ...more
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Flight of the Navigator ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

Released: 1986

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Flight 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
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Mom and Dad Save the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
yurewitch.ron added Kathy Ireland, Jeffrey Jones, Teri Garr

Released: 1992

Directed by: Greg Beeman

Mom and Dad Save the World is a 1992 sci-fi adventure, family, romantic comedy film. Jon Lovitz plays Emperor Tod Spengo who is the cruel, silly and over-dramatic emperor of the planet named ...more
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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
yurewitch.ron added Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

Monsters 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 ...more
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My Favorite Martian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
yurewitch.ron added Elizabeth Hurley, Christopher Lloyd, Daryl Hannah

Released: 1999

Directed by: Donald Petrie

My 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 ...more
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Luis And The Aliens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
yurewitch.ron added Luis And The Aliens

Released: 2018

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Short Circuit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
yurewitch.ron added Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Austin Pendleton

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Badham

Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and written by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. The film's plot centers upon an experimental military robot ...more
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Short Circuit 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
yurewitch.ron added Ally Sheedy, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb

Released: 1988

Directed by: Kenneth Johnson

Short Circuit 2 is an American 1988 comic science fiction film, the sequel to 1986's film Short Circuit. It was directed by Kenneth Johnson, and starred Fisher Stevens as Ben Jahveri, Michael ...more
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
yurewitch.ron added 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