20 fantastic movies for kids

All children love fairy tales. In fact, in any such story for children, the action is transferred to a fictional world, a super-secret laboratory, or to the expanses of the Universe. The result is interesting children’s science fiction films filled with unexpected plot twists, witty jokes and bright special effects.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Sonic Movie (2020)

An interesting movie with a combination of live actors and animation, based on the video game series “Sonic the Hedgehog” by Sega. A blue hedgehog named Sonic comes to Earth and meets the policeman Tom. A friendship quickly develops between them, and they unite to confront the villain. Kind and funny fantasy will appeal to both children and adults, as well as fans of one of the most popular games of the 2000s.

Original title:
Sonic the Hedgehog

Actors:
James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Natasha Rothwell …

Country:
USA, Japan, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
6+


Pokémon. Detective Pikachu (2019)

The best family sci-fi movies include Rob Letterman’s comedy based on the video game of the same name. The action takes place in a fictional metropolis where Pokémon live next to ordinary people. Successful private investigator Harry Goodman suddenly disappears. His son Tim, along with Detective Pikachu, goes looking for him. Together, they uncover a terrible plot that could destroy the Pokémon world.

Original title:
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Actors:
Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Katherine Newton…

Country:
USA, Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
6+


Bumblebee (2018)

Fantastic action movie for children continues a series of films about the Autobots. This time the events unfold around the baby Bi-127, sent to our planet from Cybertron for protection. In one of the skirmishes, the Autobot was badly damaged and lost his memory. At the last moment, he transformed into a Volkswagen Beetle. Later, Charlie’s girlfriend received an unusual car as a gift.

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Original title:
Bumblebee

Actors:
Dylan O’Brien, Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Country:
China, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.8

Age Limits :
6+


Axel (2018)

The story of true friendship in an exciting fantasy film directed by Oliver Daly reaches a new technological level. Biker Miles finds a robot dog in a junkyard with unusually high intelligence and the feelings of an ordinary dog. The guy tames an unusual beast and gives him the nickname Axel. But scientists and the military, from whom she escaped, begin to hunt for the dog.

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Original title:
AXL

Actors:
Alex Neustadter, Becky G, Alex McNicoll …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.2

Age restrictions:
6+


Monster Trucks (2016)

Tripp is in high school and dreams of finally leaving the small town. In the meantime, this is not possible, he makes a monster truck from the parts of old cars. After an accident on a drilling rig, a mysterious creature emerges from the bowels of the earth and hides under the hood of the assembled car. Now Tripp has the opportunity to fulfill his dream.

Original title:
Monster Trucks

Actors:
Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.6

Age restrictions:
6+


Future Land (2015)

Casey’s girlfriend becomes the owner of a mysterious artifact that opens a passage to a parallel reality. She seeks help from an unrecognized inventor, Frank, to tell him about the mysterious place. An adventurer convinces a cynical genius to travel together to the Earth of the future.

Original title:
Tomorrowland

Actors:
Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Raffi Cassidy …

Country:
USA, Spain, France, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Fort Ross: In Search of Adventure (2014)

The top family films include an adventure film about time travel, filmed in the fantasy genre. In it, director Yuri Moroz presents his version of the story of the sale of Russian territories in Alaska to the Americans. In search of an answer, a group of modern TV journalists is sent to the past.

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Actors:
Maxim Matveev, Anna Starshenbaum, Maxim Vinogradov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 4.7

Age restrictions:
6+


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the superhero action movie is based on the Nickelodeon franchise of the same name. Events take place in New York, in a parallel reality. The powerful Shredder and the sinister Foot Clan have taken over the metropolis. But four brave brothers enter the fight against them. Together with reporter April, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles uncover the evil plan of the villains.

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Original title:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Actors:
Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
6+


Extraterrestrial Echo (2014)

Fantastic film shot in the style of amateur video. Three inseparable friends live in a small town. Soon their house will be demolished to build a major highway. One day they receive a message for help from aliens, but the adults don’t take them seriously. Then the boys themselves go in search of the sender.

Original title:
Earth to Echo

Actors:
Theo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.8

Age Limits :
12+


Journey 2: Mysterious Island (2012)

Brad Peyton’s adventure action movie is based on Jules Verne’s novel “The Mysterious Island”, but the events unfold in our time. Teenager Sean receives a distress signal from a mysterious island that doesn’t appear on any map. Together with his stepfather, he goes in search. On the road, they are joined by a helicopter pilot and his beautiful daughter.

Original title:
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Actors:
Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Ann Hudgens…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
0+


Living Steel (2011)

Opens the list of the best children’s films in the fantasy action genre with Hugh Jackman in the title role, which received favorable reviews from the audience and was nominated for an Oscar. The former boxer prepares for the gladiatorial fights of huge machines that have replaced live athletes in the ring. He suffers one defeat after another until he finds a culled but very capable robot.

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Original title:
Real Steel

Actors:
Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly …

Country:
USA, India

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
12+


Witch Mountain (2009)

Adventure movie in the fantasy genre directed by Andy Fickman – a remake of the film Escape to Witch Mountain. Jack Bruno makes a living as a taxi driver in Las Vegas. But his boring life is completely changed when teenagers Seth and Sarah get into his car. Now they have to escape from their pursuers together.

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Original title:
Race to Witch Mountain

Actors:
Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.7

Age Limits :
12+


Aliens in the attic (2009)

Another interesting film for children about aliens. The large Pearson family goes on vacation to a country house. But their cottage was chosen by evil aliens as a base on Earth. The aliens are preparing to take over the planet. Children resolutely engage in battle with the invaders who have settled on the top floor of the house, but the parents do not take the threat seriously.

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Original title:
Aliens in the Attic

Actors:
Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler, Ashley Tisdale …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
6+


Ember City: Escape (2008)

Some of the best sci-fi movies for kids include a steampunk movie about an underground city. For several generations of underground inhabitants have not seen sunlight. Their resources are running out. But the mayor of the city is not going to do anything. By chance, the key to salvation falls into the hands of two children. Now they have to overcome the fear and distrust of the rest of the inhabitants in order to bring everyone upstairs.

Original title:
City of Ember

Actors:
Harry Treadaway, Saoirse Ronan, David Ryall, Bill Murray…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.5

Age Limits :
12+


Meet Dave (2008)

An interesting film about robots for children tells about the invasion of Earth by tiny but very dangerous aliens. They arrived on our planet to save their world from disaster. Their ship looks no different from the body of an ordinary person. To carry out their insidious plan, the Lilliputians learn to adapt to the order in the human world.

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Original title:
Meet Dave

Actors:
Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabriel Union …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.0

Age restrictions:
6+


Last Mimzy of the Universe (2007)

This fantasy drama is based on the work of Lewis Paget. Brother and sister found a box with unusual toys from the future. In fact, these are high-tech devices that develop supernatural abilities in children. After a while, parents begin to notice strange changes in behavior. They invite friends who are fond of esotericism to help.

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Original title:
The Last Mimzy

Actors:
Chris O’Neill, Rhiannon Lee Vrin, Joely Richardson …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
0+


Superdog (2007)

The sci-fi children’s film directed by Frederic Du Chau is based on the animated series of the same name. Super strength this time goes to an ordinary dog ​​named Glitter, who ended up in a secret laboratory. Now the dog on ordinary days leads a quiet life in the family of his master Jack. But if injustice is happening nearby, glitter turns into a superdog and rushes to the rescue.

Original title:
Underdog

Actors:
Jason Lee, Peter Dinklage, James Belushi …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 4.7

Age restrictions:
12+


Aerobatics (2005)

Another good family sci-fi movie that tackles the subject of children meeting their parents’ expectations. In the family of superheroes Strogholds, an ordinary baby is born, not gifted with any supernatural powers. Having matured, he is going to go to college, where they train superheroes. After all, dad and mom want the guy to continue the family business.

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Original title:
Sky High

Actors:
Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Among the best is a painting by Jon Favreau, based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg. A board game falls into the hands of brothers Walter and Danny. Playing it, the boys get into space. To return home, the brothers have to go through many traps and dangers.

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Original title:
Zathura: A Space Adventure

Actors:
John Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
6+


Shaggy SWAT (2003)

Owen’s parents give him a shaggy mongrel named Hubble. It turned out that the dog came from Sirius with a check of all the earthly dogs that were to become the rulers of the Earth. Since the animals have not completed their task, they must disappear. Now Owen and Hubble must prepare together for the visit of the ruler of Sirius in order to save the earthly dogs.

Original Title :
Good Boy!

Actors:
Molly Shannon, Liam Aiken, Kevin Nealon …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.1

Age restrictions:
6+


Spy Kids (2001)

Among the best sci-fi films for children is director Robert Rodriguez’s comedy about little spies. She was liked by film critics and viewers, collected more than $ 145 million at the box office. Grigorio and Carmen are forced to save their parents kidnapped by an insidious villain on their own. In this they are helped by an old friend and the latest top-secret spy stuff.

Original title:
Spy Kids

Actors:
Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
6+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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