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The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids  

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List Rules Vote up the best G and PG-Rated science fiction movies for eight year old kids to watch.

A lot of science fiction films can get really complicated, sometimes a spectator needs a PhD in Physics in order to understand their important plot points. This list of sci-fi movies that are appropriate for 8 year old kids makes the science easy to understand but still maintains the genre’s sense of wonder. Here are the best sci-fi films for 8 year olds. If you've ever asked yourself, "what science fiction movies should 8 year old kids watch?" Then this list is for you.

Muppets travel from space, a kid meets a giant robot, and a team of astronauts crashland on a planet thousands of years into the future. Some of the films on this roundup are animated and some are live action. Whether or not these films take place in the present or the future, they certainly have something to say about society and they all make their young audience think outside the box.

Make your voice heard. Let us know the top sci-fi films for 8 year olds. If we missed one of your favorite kids science fiction movies, go ahead and add it to the list.   

 

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Unidentified Flying Oddball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Kenneth More, Jim Dale, John Le Mesurier
Unidentified Flying Oddball, also known as The Spaceman and King Arthur, is a 1979 film adaptation of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, directed by Russ Mayberry and ...more
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Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy
Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to the 1982 film Tron, it is directed by Joseph Kosinski, produced by Tron director ...more
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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird
Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan ...more
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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell
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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Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage
Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based on the manga and anime series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. ...more
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Fly Me to the Moon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa
Fly Me to the Moon is a 2008 Belgian-American CGI animated 3D feature film. It was released in digital 3D in Belgium on 30 January 2008 and in the USA and Canada on 15 August 2008. The film was ...more
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Silent Running is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Campanella
Silent Running is a 1972 environmentally-themed American science fiction film starring Bruce Dern, featuring Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin and Jesse Vint. It was directed by Douglas Trumbull, who had ...more
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Space Chimps is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch, Stanley Tucci
Space Chimps is a 2008 American CGI animated adventure sci-fi family comedy film produced by Vanguard Animation, Starz Animation, and 20th Century Fox, and it was released on July 18, 2008. The ...more
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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Ed Begley
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes is a 1969 film starring Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn and William Schallert. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista ...more
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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw
Tomorrowland is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird. A disillusioned genius inventor (George Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Britt Robertson) ...more