Total Nerd The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies  

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List Rules Vote up the best science fiction movies that were made for young children.

Science fiction is a movie genre that has been embraced by young fans for decades. The best scifi movies for children can feature intergalactic adventures, or more earthbound stories that teach valuable life lessons. This is a list of the great childrens science fiction movies including everything from The Iron Giant to Flight of the Navigator to Treasure Planet.

What films will you find on this list of the best kids sci fi movies? ? Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace delighted kids with thrilling action and memorable characters - though many adult fans were annoyed by new character Jar Jar Binks. WALL-E is another great kids movie set in space, and it tells a timeless tale of environmentalism and community responsibility. Other good sci fi children's films featured on this list include Spy Kids, Flubber, and Mars Needs Moms.

Which children's science fiction film deserves the top spot on this list? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good movies that are missing.

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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 Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Flight of the Navigator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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MegaMind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor (32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master ...more

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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
UnrightKhan added Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more

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Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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The Mystery of the Third Plane... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Atlantis: The Lost Empire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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) 12 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was DreamWorks ...more

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Zathura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Titan A.E. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot, with A.E. ...more

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City of Ember is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tim Robbins City of Ember is a 2008 American science fiction fantasy film based on the 2003 novel The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. It was directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by Caroline Thompson, and ...more

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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les Mayfield. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and stars Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, ...more

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Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is a 2018 American animated superhero film directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Micha, based on the TV series. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their ...more

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A.X.L. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Alex MacNicoll A-X-L is an 2018 American adventure film directed by Oliver Daly. The life of a teenage boy (Alex Neustaedter) is forever altered by a chance encounter with a dog created from cutting edge ...more

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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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) 21 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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The House with a Clock in Its ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle McLachlan The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 American fantasy horror film directed by Eli Roth, based on the novel by John Bellairs. A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) aids his ...more

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The Last Mimzy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Planet 51 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Teens in the Universe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Alex Gaginsky added Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Natalya Fateeva, Igor Ledogorov Teens in the Universe is a Soviet 1974 film directed by Richard Viktorov based on a script by Isai Kuznetsov and Avenir Zak. Preceded by Moscow-Cassiopeia. Runtime - 84 min.

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Guest from the Future is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Alex Gaginsky added Vyacheslav Nevinny, Natalya Murashkevich, Mikhail Kononov Guest from the Future is a five-part Soviet television miniseries, made at Gorky Film Studio, first aired in 1985. It is based on the novel One Hundred Years Ahead by Kir Bulychov. The series ...more

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Earth to Echo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Laraine Newman Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a 2001 American computer-animated comic science fiction film based on a few three-minute animated shorts shown on Nickelodeon between the years 1999-2002, and a ...more

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Mars Needs Moms is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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