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The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 11 Year Old Kids

Updated May 31, 2019 214 votes 9 voters36 items

List RulesVote 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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    Back to the Future
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Zathura
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    Zathura

    Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2005

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Back to the Future Part II
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    Back to the Future Part II

    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Back to the Future Part III
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    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Batteries Not Included
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    Batteries Not Included

    Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán

    Released1987

    Directed byMatthew Robbins

    Batteries Not Included is a 1987 family-comic science fiction film directed by Matthew Robbins... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Contact
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    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Explorers
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    Explorers

    Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix

    Released1985

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Explorers is a 1985 family-oriented science-fiction fantasy film written by Eric Luke and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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    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 WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Flash Gordon
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    Flash Gordon

    Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow

    Released1980

    Directed byMike Hodges

    Flash Gordon is a 1980 British science fiction action film, based on the comic strip of the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Flight of the Navigator
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    Flight of the Navigator

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens

    Released1986

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Flubber
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    Flubber

    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released1997

    Directed byLes Mayfield

    Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Frankenstein
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    Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, John Boles

    Released1931

    Directed byJames Whale

    Frankenstein is a 1931 horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Galaxy Quest
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Ghostbusters
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Innerspace
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    Innerspace

    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1987

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Dana Wynter, Sam Peckinpah

    Released1956

    Directed byDon Siegel

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American black-and-white science fiction film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Krull
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    Krull

    Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane

    Released1983

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Krull is a 1983 British-American heroic fantasy-science fiction film directed by Peter Yates... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Short Circuit
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    Short Circuit

    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Badham

    Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
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    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2004

    Directed byKerry Conran

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction action adventure film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Spaceballs
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    SpaceCamp
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    SpaceCamp

    Joaquin Phoenix, Kelly Preston

    Released1986

    Directed byHarry Winer

    SpaceCamp is a 1986 American space adventure film based on a book by Patrick Bailey and Larry... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Star Wars
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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Superman
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    Superman

    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman

    Released1978

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button