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! For more sci-fi fun, check out the picks on our list of Science Fiction Books.

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Muppets from Space

age 5+

Plenty of jokes and mayhem to keep kids and parents amused.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Robots

age 5+

Endearing "follow your dreams" story with plenty of laughs.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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WALL-E

age 5+

Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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The Iron Giant

age 6+

Touching robot-kid friendship tale has great messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Big Hero 6

age 7+

Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

age 7+

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

age 7+

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

age 8+

Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1977)
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Galaxy Quest

age 8+

Hilarious, fast, funny, fresh fun for the family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

age 8+

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

age 8+

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

age 8+

Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1983)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

age 9+

Sci-fi, pro-peace classic with some threats and violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1951)
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Treasure Planet

age 9+

Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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Back to the Future

age 10+

'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1985)
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Contact

age 10+

Thoughtful adaptation of Sagan novel; violence, peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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The Flight of the Navigator

age 10+

'80s time-travel adventure has some cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

age 10+

Thrilling, philosophical installment of popular space saga.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1982)
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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

age 10+

Stirring but sad science-fiction enterprise.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1984)
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Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

age 10+

Epic Star Wars sequel delivers great performances, action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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