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The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids  

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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
Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
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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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman
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) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm, Tim Robbins
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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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive
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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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger
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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Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short
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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The Last Starfighter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart
The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in ...more
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Superman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve
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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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton
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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Titan A.E. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo
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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Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Dana Wynter, Sam Peckinpah, Carolyn Jones
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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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, 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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Race to Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb
Race to Witch Mountain is a 2009 science fiction/thriller film and a continuation to the 1975 Disney film Escape to Witch Mountain.. All three versions of the film are based on the 1968 novel ...more
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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen
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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Tron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff
Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird, and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars ...more
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Contact is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno
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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Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
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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WarGames is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy
WarGames is a 1983 American science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, and ...more
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Flight of the Navigator is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright
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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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
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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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
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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Earth to Echo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Mary Pat Gleason, Jason Gray-Stanford, Astro
Earth to Echo is a 2014 adventure film written by Henry Gayden and Andrew Panay and directed by David Green.
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Battle for Terra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Evans, Mark Hamill
Battle for Terra, originally screened as Terra, is a 2007 computer animated science fiction film, based on a short film of the same name about a peaceful alien planet which faces destruction ...more
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Batteries Not Included is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn
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