Kids Movies The Best Kids Movies About Space  

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Space may be the final frontier, but it has been the setting for popular kids movies for decades. Some of the best kids space movies are sci-fi adventures with extraterrestrial friends, while others celebrate real-life astronauts. This is a list of the greatest childrens space movies including everything from Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow to Big Hero 6 to Star Wars.

What films will you find on this list of kids space travel movies? In the Disney/Pixar film WALL-E, a lonely little robotic trash compactor accidentally stumbles upon the last plant growing on planet Earth. This heartwarming movie encouraged children to focus on health, the environment, and personal responsibility. Muppets from Space is another good kids movie about the universe. In the cult classic Space Jam, Michael Jordan shoots hoops with Bugs Bunny and his friends to fight off some unwelcome space invaders. Other top films featured on this list include Mars Needs Moms, Earth to Echo, and Explorers.

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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Jetsons: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Tiffany, Mel Blanc, Brad Garrett Jetsons: The Movie is a 1990 American animated musical comic science fiction film produced by Hanna-Barbera and released on July 6, 1990, by Universal Pictures. Based on Hanna-Barbera's cartoon ...more

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The Last Starfighter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in ...more

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Titan A.E. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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The Mystery of the Third Plane... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Zathura is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan ...more

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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Space Buddies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Amy Sedaris, Diedrich Bader, Nolan Gould Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them where no Buddy has gone before -- the moon! With the help of some stellar new friends, this out-of-this-world ...more

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Escape from Planet Earth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker Escape from Planet Earth is a 2012 animated adventure comedy film written by Cory Edwards and Tony Leech and directed by Callan Brunker.

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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Teens in the Universe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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SpaceCamp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Guest from the Future is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Muppets from Space is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Katie Holmes, Hulk Hogan, Kathy Griffin Muppets from Space is a 1999 American science fiction comedy film and the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original ...more

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Earth to Echo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Fly Me to the Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa Fly Me to the Moon is a 2008 Belgian-American CGI animated 3D feature film. It was released in digital 3D in Belgium on 30 January 2008 and in the USA and Canada on 15 August 2008. The film was ...more

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Mars Needs Moms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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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Sky Captain and the World of T... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Movies About Space
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