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The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 13 Year Olds

Updated April 7, 2021 1.1k votes 113 voters 4.2k views86 items

List RulesVote up the best science fiction movies for 13 year old teens to watch. No R-Rated movies please.

This list of sci-fi movies for 13 year olds finds the sweet spot. This list has movies that are edgier than say WALL·E but are still appropriate for new teenagers. Here are the top sci-fi films for 13 year olds.

Of course the slew of really well-made PG-13 superhero movies are going to make the list. Black Panther and Iron Man are more than just good fighting evil. They both comment on society and culture. But there are other appropriate sci-fi movies for 13 year old teens where a cape is not needed.

Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award winning epic Gravity is sure to hold any teenager’s attention. Additionally, the intricately weaved time loop narrative that makes up Edge of Tomorrow will challenge a teenager just enough.

Make your voice heard. Vote up the best sci-fi films for 13 year old teens. If we left out one of your favorites, go ahead and add it to the list.

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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz
    Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert...  more
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    The Hunger Games

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
    The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary...  more
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    The Martian

    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain
    The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by...  more
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    Men in Black Franchise

    Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones
    Men in Black is a series of American comic science fiction action spy films directed by Barry...  more
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    Edge of Tomorrow

    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
    Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film directed by Doug...  more
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    Jurassic Park Franchise

    Richard Attenborough, Sam Neill
    Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science-fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg....  more
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    Transformers Franchise

    Shia LaBeouf, Peter Cullen
    Transformers is a series of American science fiction action films based on the toys created by...  more
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    Planet of the Apes Franchise

    Andy Serkis, James Franco
    Planet of the Apes is a 2001 American science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and starring...  more
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    Star Wars Franchise

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
    This films franchise is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series...  more
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    Gravity

    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
    Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso...  more
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    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf
    I, Robot is a 2004 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas. The...  more
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    Captive State

    John Goodman, Ashton Sanders
    Captive State is a 2019 American science fiction crime thriller film directed by Rupert Wyatt....  more
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the...  more
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan
    Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character,...  more
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    Avengers Franchise

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
    Marvel's The Avengers(classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom...  more
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based...  more
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    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox
    This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The...  more
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    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman
    War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation...  more
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    Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris
    Rampage is a 2018 American action adventure monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely...  more
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    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

    Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within emerges from its successful interactive game roots to...  more
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    Oblivion

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman
    Oblivion is a 2012 action and science fiction film written by Joseph Kosinski and William...  more
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    Sphere

    Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson
    Sphere is a 1998 science fiction psychological thriller film, directed and produced by Barry...  more
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    Star Trek Franchise

    William Shatner, Chris Pine
    The Star Trek film series is the cinematic branch of the Star Trek media franchise, which...  more
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    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
    The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the...  more
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    X-Men Franchise

    Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan
    The X-Men film series is an American series of superhero films based on the fictional...  more