The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids

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Vote up the best science fiction movies for eleven year old kids to watch.

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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  • Ghostbusters
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    Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Ivan Reitman
  • Superman
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    Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Richard Donner
  • The Iron Giant
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    Jennifer Aniston, Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Titan A.E.
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    Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
  • Contact
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    Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Back to the Future Part II
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Tron
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    Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Steven Lisberger
  • Galaxy Quest
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    Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Dean Parisot
  • Back to the Future
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Zathura
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    Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Frankenstein
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    Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles
    • Released: 1931
    • Directed by: James Whale
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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    Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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    Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Carolyn Jones
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Don Siegel
  • Innerspace
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    Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Joe Dante
  • The Last Starfighter
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    Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Nick Castle
  • Spaceballs
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    Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Mel Brooks
  • Flubber
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    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Les Mayfield
  • Race to Witch Mountain
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    Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Andy Fickman
  • Star Wars
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    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: George Lucas
  • Earth to Echo
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    Astro, Teo Halm, Reese Hartwig
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Dave Green
  • SpaceCamp
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    Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Harry Winer
  • Flight of the Navigator
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    Joey Cramer, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff DeYoung
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
  • Back to the Future Part III
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Krull
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    Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Peter Yates
  • Short Circuit
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    Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: John Badham