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The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids 

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Updated May 31, 2019 88 votes 9 voters 36 items

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These top sci-fi films for 11 year olds take their young spectators back in time, to space camp, and to a galaxy far, far away. Science fiction movies are of course rooted in science and technology, but they also push the boundaries of imagination. Here are good sci-fi movies for 11 year old kids, to spark their interest in the future, space, and more. This list is for your if you've ever asked yourself, "what sci-fi films should 11 year old kids watch?"

A lot of science fiction movies can get awfully complicated and confusing. This list of appropriate science fiction movies for eleven year olds keeps the science simple to understand but still manages to inspire. Some of these movies like Spaceballs and Ghostbusters are hilarious, while others like Frankenstein and Invasion of the Body Snatchers have horror elements blended in with science fiction.

Which do you think are the best sci-fi films for 11 year olds? The movie that ultimately takes the top prize is entirely up to you. Vote up all your favorites. Don’t see a science fiction movie you think is great for an 11 year old? Go ahead and add it.

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 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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Zathura is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
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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Back to the Future Part ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1989

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three ...more
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Back to the Future Part ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1990

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and ...more
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Batteries Not Included ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1987

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Batteries Not Included is a 1987 family-comic science fiction film directed by Matthew Robbins about small extraterrestrial living machines that save an apartment block under threat from ...more
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Close Encounters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

Released: 1977

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, ...more
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Contact is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

Released: 1997

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the ...more
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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell

Released: 1985

Directed by: Joe Dante

Explorers is a 1985 family-oriented science-fiction fantasy film written by Eric Luke and directed by Joe Dante. The film stars Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix as teenage schoolboys who build a ...more
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestri... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 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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Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti

Released: 1980

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Flash Gordon is a 1980 British science fiction action film, based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges, and produced by Dino De ...more
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Flight of the Navigator ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 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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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton

Released: 1997

Directed by: Les Mayfield

Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les Mayfield. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and stars Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, ...more
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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

Released: 1931

Directed by: James Whale

Frankenstein is a 1931 horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by ...more
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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more
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Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joe Dante

Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Finnell. Steven Spielberg served as executive producer. The film was inspired by the 1966 science ...more
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Invasion of the Body Sna... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Dana Wynter, Sam Peckinpah, Carolyn Jones

Released: 1956

Directed by: Don Siegel

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American black-and-white science fiction film produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel, and starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. The film ...more
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Krull is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane, Bernard Bresslaw

Released: 1983

Directed by: Peter Yates

Krull is a 1983 British-American heroic fantasy-science fiction film directed by Peter Yates and starring Ken Marshall and Lysette Anthony. It was produced by Ron Silverman and released by ...more
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Short Circuit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
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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Sky Captain and the Worl... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kerry Conran

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction action adventure film written and directed by Kerry Conran in his directorial debut. The film is set in an alternative ...more
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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more
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SpaceCamp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Joaquin Phoenix, Kelly Preston, Lea Thompson

Released: 1986

Directed by: Harry Winer

SpaceCamp is a 1986 American space adventure film based on a book by Patrick Bailey and Larry B. Williams and inspired by the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Directed by Harry Winer from ...more
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 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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Superman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 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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The Hitchhiker's Guide t... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich

Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more