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The Best Movies About Shrinking

Updated October 2, 2019 552 votes 184 voters 26.6k views14 items

A list of the best movies about shrinking ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about shrinking are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous shrinking movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of seeing people shrunk down to pocket-sized humans.


This list answers the questions, "What are the best shrinking movies?" and "What is the greatest movie about shrinking?" and contains items like Beetlejuice, Fantastic Voyage, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.


Various bits of information are included with these popular shrinking movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good movies about shrinking to enjoy.

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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Keri Russell, Allison Mack

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Großer Mann Ganz Klein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Großer Mann Ganz Klein

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    The Incredible Shrinking Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    William Schallert, Paul Langton

    Released1957

    Directed byJack Arnold

    The Incredible Shrinking Man is a 1957 science fiction film directed by Jack Arnold and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Dr. Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Dr. Cyclops

    Albert Dekker, Paul Fix

    Released1940

    Directed byErnest B. Schoedsack

    Dr. Cyclops is a 1940 American science fiction horror film directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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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
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    Fantastic Voyage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Fantastic Voyage

    Raquel Welch, James Brolin

    Released1966

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Per salvare la vita di un celebre scienziato, vittima di un attentato, alcuni medici si fanno... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Secret World of Arriety is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    The Secret World of Arriety

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    The Incredible Shrinking Woman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    The Incredible Shrinking Woman

    Lily Tomlin, Ned Beatty

    Released1981

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    The Incredible Shrinking Woman is a 1981 science fiction/comedy film directed by Joel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Alice in Wonderland

    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

    Released2010

    Directed byTim Burton

    Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

    Mila Kunis, Ben Stiller

    Released1997

    Directed byDean Cundey

    Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves is a 1997 live-action direct-to-video sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    The Borrowers

    Hugh Laurie, John Goodman

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    The Borrowers is a 1997 British/American live-action comedy film based on the children's novel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

    Jerry drinks a potion that makes him grow super-strong. He decides to go after Tom because... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Downsizing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Downsizing

    Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz

    Directed byAlexander Payne

    Downsizing is a 2017 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne. ... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Shrinking
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

    Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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