Kids Alien Movies

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Kids have an analytical mind. They are always looking for things beyond this world through their imaginary mind. That is why stars and constellations attract kids more. Thanks to space missions by space agencies from various countries, we know a lot about space right now. In the future, we will also learn a lot about space and its structure. Kids get excited to learn about new space development. It is where they can run their imagination without the constraints of reality. That is why alien movies have always made kids drop their jaws in awe. Moviemakers love to incite our curious mind by making films on aliens. Watching alien movies with kids is fun because it allows you to run your imagination like a kid. Yet, you cannot watch every alien movie with your child. Also, finding the right alien movie is a bit tough. Here is a list of alien movies that you can watch with your child.

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Advantages Of Watching Alien Movies For Your Kids

You will be wondering why you should allow your kids to allow watching alien movies. It certainly has some benefits for your child if you select the right alien movie. Let’s take a look at some of those benefits.

  • Learning: Alien movies can teach a lot to your kids. Some alien movies will teach your kids about friendship, and some will teach about bravery and honesty. So, there is something to learn from these alien movies for a kid.
  • Imagination: Most children dream of having an imaginary friend. After watching alien movies, these kids attach a feather to their imaginary mind. So, alien movies help your child to fly upon his or her imagination.
  • Morality: Alien movies teach your child there are good people as well as bad people. Similarly, there are good aliens and bad ones. It is up to them what they want to become who they want to be friends with. This moral education is essential for your child.
  • Story: Kids love stories related to children. If you have watched alien movies before, you will see a majority of them deals with children. That is why your child will have the opportunity of watching a film that he or she can relate to as well.

6 Best Alien Movies That Your Child Can Watch

Not all alien movies are appropriate for the viewing of your child. Finding the right alien movie for your child is your duty. Certain alien movies show too much violence and things that are inappropriate for a child to view. Thus, here are five best alien movies that your child can watch and enjoy thoroughly.


This 1986 movie is the sequel to the 1979 film Alien. Ellen Ripley,  a warrant officer aboard the Nostromo, a spaceship en route to Earth from Thedus in the first alien movie is sent back to the planet LV-426 to establish contact with a terraforming colony. Once there, she encounters the Alien Queen and the rest of the movie is the fight for survival.

  • Director: James Cameron
  • Year of Release:1986
  • IMDb Rating:3/10

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a story of an alien accidentally failed to reach the spaceship and now finds itself on earth. The government agencies are on a hunt for this alien. Elliot, along with his siblings, helps this alien to recover his spaceship and go back to its world. The story of this movie is very heart-touching. You can see the inspiration of this movie on various other movies created afterward.

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Year of Release: 1982
  • IMDb Rating: 8/10

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant is an animated movie that will make your child excited. The young boy Hogarth Hughes becomes friends with an alien. The alien is very innocent. Yet, a crazy government agent is trying to obliterate it. This alien resembles a gigantic robot. The gripping story of this book is something your child will enjoy.

  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Year of Release: 1999
  • IMDb Rating: 8/10

Lilo & Stitch

Stitch is a genetically modified creature that is the creation of a scientist. It longs for freedom from the beginning. On one occasion, it finds freedom by escaping. It comes to Earth and impersonates being a dog. The adventure story of Lilo and Stitch will be very much enjoyable for your child. A truly inspiring tale, Lilo & Stitch secures a place among the all-time best Disney classics, as well as the best-animated movies.

  • Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
  • Year of Release: 2002
  • IMDb Rating: 2/10

Flight Of The Navigator

The story of the movie ‘Flight of the Navigator’ revolves around a boy named David. After waking up in the forest when he got knocked out, accidentally, he realizes that eight years have passed. What is more astonishing is David did not age in those eight years. David unravels the entire mystery when a NASA scientist, Howard Hesseman, helps him.

  • Director: Randal Kleiser
  • Year of Release: 1986
  • IMDb Rating: 9/10


Megamind is an exciting movie to watch with your child. At first, Megamind is portrayed as a supervillain who kills his enemies easily. However, Megamind has to turn become a hero from a villain because the superhero he created becomes evil, and he has to stop that evil. Taking a fun, child-friendly spin on the Superman mythos, and delivering amazingly on it with a comedic twist, Megamind has earned its place as one of the best, all-time classics in the animated movie genre, as well as the comedy genre.

  • Director: Tom McGrath
  • Year of Release: 2010
  • IMDb Rating: 2/10

Star Wars

Constituting a total of 9 main titles, two side stories, and even animated movies in a fan-favorite Universe created by famed director George Lucas. Star Wars is a long, legendary saga that has been running for around four decades. A brilliant tale of oppression, rebellion, an ancient and powerful religion, and the biggest message delivered by the series: hope. This is the best entry for your child into the sci-fi genre, and will grow to be a childhood favorite!

  • Director: George Lucas, JJ Abrams, Rian Johnson, etc.…
  • Year of Release: 1977
  • IMDb Rating: 6

Finally, these alien movies are top-rated among kids. Also, the story of these alien movies is very good for your child to watch. Therefore, you and your child can have a great time watching these alien movies and letting your imagination fly high.

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