Sci-Fi Movies

You don't need to boldly go to the final frontier or a galaxy far, far away to find an awesome science fiction movie. If you and your kids are into aliens, dark visions of the future, or space-trotting adventures, then we have you covered. Our list of sci-fi faves is sure to have something for futuristic fans of all ages. The titles on this list are some of the best of the genre, so set your phaser to "entertain," and enjoy! And for more sci-fi fun, check out the picks on our list of Science Fiction Books

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Muppets from Space Movie Poster Image
Plenty of jokes and mayhem to keep kids and parents amused.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Robots Movie Poster Image
Endearing "follow your dreams" story with plenty of laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Iron Giant Movie Poster Image
Touching robot-kid friendship tale has great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Big Hero 6 Movie Poster Image
Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Image
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi, pro-peace classic with some threats and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1951)
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Treasure Planet Movie Poster Image
Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Back to the Future Movie Poster Image
'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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The Flight of the Navigator Movie Poster Image
'80s time-travel adventure has some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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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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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Movie Poster Image
Stirring but sad science-fiction enterprise.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Poster Image
Epic Star Wars sequel delivers great performances, action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Arrival Movie Poster Image
Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Poster Image
Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece is still relevant.
On DVD/Streaming
(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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MARS TV Poster Image
Outstanding Mars mission series has suspenseful moments.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2016)
(2016)
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The Martian Movie Poster Image
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Men in Black Movie Poster Image
Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Metropolis Movie Poster Image
Legendary silent sci-fi masterpiece has semi-nudity, riots.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Star Trek Movie Poster Image
Classic franchise gets new life; OK for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Ad Astra Movie Poster Image
Pitt flies high to reach emotional depths in sci-fi drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Movie Poster Image
Provocative sci-fi film has some mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Avatar Movie Poster Image
Action-heavy epic has dazzling effects, familiar story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Independence Day Movie Poster Image
Nonstop over-the-top fun for teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Edge of Tomorrow Movie Poster Image
Appealing but violent sci-fi thriller explores time, fate.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Gravity Movie Poster Image
Intense, astonishing sci-fi thriller has real soul.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Hunger Games Movie Poster Image
Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Inception Movie Poster Image
Intense, complex, brilliant sci-fi thriller is OK for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Planet of the Apes Movie Poster Image
Remake has intense peril, lots of violence and death.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Movie Poster Image
Inventive interactive movie has violence, drugs, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Matrix Movie Poster Image
Intense, but many teens will be able to handle it.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Minority Report Movie Poster Image
Violent sci-fi detective movie isn't for the faint of heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Terminator Movie Poster Image
Terrific sci-fi action, but too violent for some.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Annihilation Movie Poster Image
Amazing but challenging, violent sci-fi isn't for everyone.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Blade Runner Movie Poster Image
A dark, philosophical sci-fi drama for older teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Blade Runner 2049 Movie Poster Image
Mature sci-fi sequel is almost as good as the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Color Out of Space Movie Poster Image
Excellent, unsettling sci-fi horror based on Lovecraft tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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City of Lost Children Movie Poster Image
Bizarre, beautiful French sci-fi with creepy images, themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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The Fly Movie Poster Image
Classic '80s horror has some violence, gory moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Looper Movie Poster Image
Smart, exciting sci-fi tale has violence, sex, and drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Brazil Movie Poster Image
Inventive, prophetic black comedy; lots of violence, mayhem.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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District 9 Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi stunner is smart but gory; way too violent for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Donnie Darko Movie Poster Image
Winningly edgy teen-angst sci-fi tragicomedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Ghost in the Shell (1996) Movie Poster Image
An intellectual, violent ancestor of The Matrix.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Lucy Movie Poster Image
Pulpy, violent sci-fi actioner is entertaining, thoughtful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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