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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. This list even has some of the best sci-fi Disney movies like Wall-E and Big Hero 6.

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. Some of these films even made the best alien movies for kids list.

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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Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi 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) 4 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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F.R.E.D.I. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added F.R.E.D.I. Kelly Hu, Angus Macfadyen, Candace Cameron Bure
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MegaMind is listed (or ranked) 6 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 Franchise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added
This films franchise is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series, consisting of two trilogies, has spawned an extensive media ...more
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Back to the Future trilogy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added
The Back to the Future franchise is an American comic science fiction-adventure film series written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Bob Gale and Neil Canton for Steven Spielberg's ...more
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The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell
The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The plot revolves around Jen, an elflike 'Gelfling' on a quest to restore balance to his alien world ...more
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Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Suburban Commando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Elisabeth Moss
Suburban Commando is a 1991 American science fiction/comedy film, starring Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd and Shelley Duvall. Burt Kennedy directed the film based on a screenplay by Frank ...more
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Osmosis Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Kirsten Dunst, Bill Murray, Chris Rock
Osmosis Jones is a 2001 live-action/animated buddy cop comedy film directed by Tom Sito and Piet Kroon for the animated segments and the Farrelly brothers for the live-action ones. Unusual in ...more
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Krull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane, Bernard Bresslaw
Krull is a 1983 British-American heroic fantasy-science fiction film directed by Peter Yates and starring Ken Marshall and Lysette Anthony. It was produced by Ron Silverman and released by ...more
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Flight of the Navigator is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 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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Tron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff
Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird, and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars ...more
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Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Michael Winslow, Mona Marshall, Carmen Argenziano
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is a 1985 animated sci-fi adventure film. It was written by animation writer Jeffrey Scott and was originally released in 3-D by Atlantic Releasing under their ...more
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Next Gen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis
Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action comedy drama film directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. After awakening a powerful robot in a secret lab, Mai (Charlyne Yi) and ...more
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Kaena: The Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Kirsten Dunst, Anjelica Huston, Richard Harris
Kaena: The Prophecy is a 2003 French-Canadian computer-generated fantasy movie. The United States release of the film is distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and features the voices of Kirsten ...more
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Beyond Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Beyond Witch Mountain
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Rim of the World is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr.
Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction, adventure film directed by McG. Four misfit teenagers get stranded at a summer camp, they must overcome their differences and go on an epic ...more
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it tells the story of an inventor who ...more
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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The Secret of NIMH is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies
yurewitch.ron added Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Derek Jacobi
The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 American animated fantasy adventure drama film directed by Don Bluth in his directorial debut. It is an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's 1971 children's novel Mrs. ...more