Total Nerd The Best Science Fiction Family Movies  

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Some of the most entertaining family films ever made are truly out of this world. The best science fiction family movies feature kids, parents, and friends working together to make the world a better place. This is a list of the greatest sci fi family movies including everything from The Iron Giant to MegaMind to Meet the Robinsons.

What films will you find on this list of family scifi films?? E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial brought new life to the genre, telling the gentle story of young Elliot (Henry Thomas) and his adorable new friend from the cosmos. Though the Steven Spielberg-directed film was released back in 1982, it is still a favorite with families all over the world. WALL-E is another engaging movie that is entertaining for the whole family. Legos have been popular childhood toys for generations, so it came as no surprise that parents and kids alike loved The Lego Movie. Other good films featured on this list include The Incredibles, Flight of the Navigator, and Treasure Planet.

Which childrens' science fiction movies are your favorites? Give your picks for best sci fi kids movies a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and add any great features that are missing.

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar ...more

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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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Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th animated feature in ...more

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MegaMind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom McGrath. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film premiered ...more

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie Lego: The Piece of Resistance is a 2014 animation, action and comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American traditionally animated action-adventure film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation—the first science fiction film in Disney's animated features ...more

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Robots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios for Twentieth Century Fox, and was released theatrically on March 11, 2005. The story was ...more

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Flight of the Navigator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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 abducted by ...more

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The Mystery of the Third Plane... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Alex Gaginsky added Vasily Livanov, Vladimir Druzhnikov, Rina Zelyonaya The Mystery of the Third Planet, aka The Secret of the Third Planet is a 1981 Soviet traditionally animated feature film directed by Roman Kachanov and produced by the Soyuzmultfilm studio in ...more

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Escape to Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland Escape to Witch Mountain is a 1975 film based on the novel Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions, released by Buena Vista Distribution Company and ...more

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Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. After he receives a map from a dying pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more

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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more

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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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

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Zathura is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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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SpaceCamp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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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Planet 51 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Jessica Biel, Dwayne Johnson, Gary Oldman Planet 51 is a 2009 English-language Spanish animated science fiction/family comedy film directed by Jorge Blanco, written by Joe Stillman, and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin ...more

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Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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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Sky Captain and the World of T... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction action adventure film written and directed by Kerry Conran in his directorial debut. The film is set in an alternative ...more

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The Last Mimzy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Michael Clarke Duncan, Rainn Wilson, Joely Richardson The Last Mimzy is a 2007 science fiction adventure drama film directed by Robert Shaye and loosely adapted from the 1943 science fiction short story "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis ...more

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Mars Needs Moms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois Mars Needs Moms is a 2011 American 3D motion capture computer-animated science fiction comedy film co-written and directed by Simon Wells, and based on the Berkeley Breathed book of the same ...more

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Earth to Echo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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.