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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 superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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#108 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing The Incredibles Fan Theorieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestri... 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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#41 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Dark Story Behind The Cancelled Sequel To E.T. The Extra-Terrestriallisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Spider-Man: Into the Spi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. ...more

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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 5 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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#21 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #237 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books

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Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 6 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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#150 of 208 The Best Adventure Movies #62 of 109 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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MegaMind is listed (or ranked) 7 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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#87 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #60 of 184 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #8 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more

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Atlantis: The Lost Empir... is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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#131 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #47 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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Escape to Witch Mountain... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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#142 of 192 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #45 of 140 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies

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Zathura is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 13 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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#45 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies #31 of 314 The Best Movies for Kidsfeaturing 'Spy Kids' Is, Far And Away, One Of The Most Unsettling Movies Made In The Past 20 Years

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Flight of the Navigator ... is listed (or ranked) 14 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 taken by an ...more

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#41 of 140 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies #15 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies

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Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 15 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 pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more

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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Invader Zim: Enter the F... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Andy Berman
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! is a 2019 American animated film directed by Jhonen Vasquez and Jake Wyatt, based on the animated television series Invader Zim. Zim (Richard Steven Horvitz) ...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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#448 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #162 of 192 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #84 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies

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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 20 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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SpaceCamp is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Mystery of the Third... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Family Movies
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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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Earth to Echo is listed (or ranked) 23 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.
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The Last Mimzy is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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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