Sci-Fi Movies

Whether you and your kids are into aliens, dark visions of the future, or space-trotting adventures, our list of science fiction movies is sure to have something up your alley. The titles on this sci-fi movie list are some of the best of the genre, so set your phaser to "entertain," and enjoy!

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Image
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
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(Release Year: 1977)
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Movie Poster Image
Lots for both kids and adults to enjoy.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
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(Release Year: 1980)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi, pro-peace classic with some threats and violence.
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(Release Year: 1951)
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Back to the Future Movie Poster Image
'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, philosophical installment of popular space saga.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Poster Image
Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece is still relevant.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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Ender's Game Movie Poster Image
Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Men in Black Movie Poster Image
Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Metropolis Movie Poster Image
Legendary silent sci-fi masterpiece has semi-nudity, riots.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Star Trek Movie Poster Image
Classic franchise gets new life; OK for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Avatar Movie Poster Image
Action-heavy epic has dazzling effects, familiar story.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Gravity Movie Poster Image
Intense, astonishing sci-fi thriller has real soul.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Planet of the Apes Movie Poster Image
Remake has intense peril, lots of violence and death.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Matrix Movie Poster Image
Intense, but many teens will be able to handle it.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Minority Report Movie Poster Image
Violent sci-fi detective movie isn't for the faint of heart.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Terminator Movie Poster Image
Terrific sci-fi action, but too violent for some.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Blade Runner Movie Poster Image
A dark, philosophical sci-fi drama for older teens.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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City of Lost Children Movie Poster Image
Bizarre, beautiful French sci-fi with creepy images, themes.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Brazil Movie Poster Image
Inventive, prophetic black comedy; lots of violence, mayhem.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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District 9 Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi stunner is smart but gory; way too violent for kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Donnie Darko Movie Poster Image
Winningly edgy teen-angst sci-fi tragicomedy.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Lucy Movie Poster Image
Pulpy, violent sci-fi actioner is entertaining, thoughtful.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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