16 Alien Movies for Children: Alien/Alien Invasion Kids Movies (80s, 90s, 2000s), Animated Alien Movies

Humans are always fascinated by the existence of Aliens. The excitement about aliens increases many folds if we talk about the kids. There are many movies that revolve around the storyline of aliens and their visits to the Earth. If your kids like movies that are adventurous and science-fiction based this can be the perfect genre for them.

The best thing about alien invasion kids Movies is that by watching them, children are greatly enlightened about space at the same time being entertained. These movies also spark imaginations as well as the creativity of kids. A lot of great films based on aliens have been made in many countries around the world. Of these wonderful films, we are listing the top 16 Alien based movies for kids.

Best Animated Movies on Aliens for children/Kids (80s, 90s, 2000s)

While choosing alien movies for kids we have taken care of many important aspects such as interesting story, lessons about human value, overall entertainment rating, etc. Check out the complete list below.

  1. Star Wars

Star Wars 1977

  • Created by: George Lucas
  • Owned by: Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • Year of Release: Original release – 1977 followed by sequels
  • Overview: Star Wars is a series of films that beautifully depict the journey of Luke Skywalker who with the help of his other friends tries to free Princess Leila from the tyrannical Galactic Empire. The series has around 12 films along with some spin-offs as well. The last star wars movie was released in the year 2017.
  1. Aliens

Aliens movie 1986

  • Director: James Cameron
  • Producer: Gale Anne Hurd
  • Running time: 2 hours and 17 minutes
  • Country: USA and UK
  • Language: English
  • Year of Release: 1986
  • Overview: Directed by award-winning director James Cameron, “Aliens” is a story about Astronaut “Ellen Ripley”. She was sent to the planet LV – 426 to establish contact with a terraforming colony. After reaching that planet she encounters the queen of Aliens and has to fight for her survival.
  1. Mars needs Moms

  • Director: Simon Wells
  • Producer: Robert Zemeckis
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 28 minutes
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year of Release: 2011
  • Overview: “Mars needs Moms” is a 3-D animation movie that is loved by both kids and Adults. The story is about a 9 years old boy Milo. He is very notorious and doesn’t like to do his homework. His mom constantly nags Milo which he doesn’t like at all. One day, Milo’s mom is kidnapped by aliens. Then, he decided to launch a rescue mission for his mom.
  1. Flight of the Navigator

  • Director: Randal Kleiser
  • Producer: Dimitri Villard
  • Starring: Joey Cramer
  • Country: USA, Norway
  • Language: English
  • Year of Release: 1986
  • Overview: The plot of Flight of the Navigator revolves around the story of 12 years old David. He awakens from being knocked out accidently in the forest. He found that he was knocked out for 8 years but he hasn’t aged. Then, David gets the chance to find what happens during the life he lost.
  1. Rim of the world

  • Director: McG
  • Producer: McG, Mary Viloa, Matt Smith
  • Year of Release: 2019
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 38 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Overview: The movie is about an alien invasion in which the earth is attacked by deadly Aliens. Four misfit teens Gabriel, ZhenZhen, Alex, and Dariush got the secret to stop this invasion. They finally able to save the world that too without any help from electronics or adults.
  1. Gremlins

  • Director: Joe Dante
  • Producer: Michael Finnell
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Year of Release: 1984
  • Overview: The plot of this movie is based on “Gremlins” folklore. A salesman is looking to gift something special to his son. He found a special creature “Mogwai” that he found perfect for the gift. The shopkeeper denies selling him “Mogwai”. However, the grandson of the shopkeeper sells him the same after giving warnings never to expose Mogwai to sunlight or feed him after midnight. All this happens and results in the total destruction of the town by a group of gremlins.
  1. The Last Starfighter

  • Director: Nick Castle
  • Producer: Gary Adelson
  • Running time: 1 hour and 41 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Year of release: 1984
  • Overview: A teenage boy Alex Rogan loves playing the Starfighter video game. One day, he gets the chance to meet the creator of the game Centauri. Centauri reveals that he is developing this game as a training ground for recruiting actual pilot. Alex then becomes an actual pilot to fight a war with aliens from a distant planet.
  1. Muppets from Space

  • Director: Timothy Hill
  • Producer: Brian Henson
  • Running time: 1 hour and 27 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Year of Release: 1999
  • Overview: It is a comedy movie starring Dave Goelz. In this film, a daredevil Gonzo decided to look for his past. With his Rizzo, he came to know that his long-lost relatives are Aliens from another planet.
  1. Spaceballs

  • Director: Mel Brooks
  • Producer: Mel Brooks
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Overview: The plot of Spaceballs is quite interesting. The planet named ran out of Air leaving its citizen dependent on “Perri-Air”. To get rid of the problem the president of Spaceball decided to kidnap and hostage the princess Vespa of oxygen-rich planet Druidia. Pilot lone starr came as a rescuer for the princess and save her.
  1. Monsters vs Aliens

  • Director: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
  • Producer: Lisa Stewart
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 34 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Year of Release: 2009
  • Overview: “Monsters vs Aliens” is an animation film released in the year 2009. The story is about Susan murphy who turns into a giant after getting hit by a Meteor. She then with other monsters save the world from an alien attack.
  1. Megamind

  • Director: Tom McGrath
  • Producer: Lara Breay
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Year of Release: 2010
  • Overview: Megamind who is a supervillain gets defeated every now and then by Metro Man. To everyone’s surprise, one day, Megamind defeats his all-time rival Metro Man. However, this makes Megamind bored and sad as he has nothing else to do. So, he decides to create a new opponent for himself.
  1. Lilo and Stitch

  • Director: Chris Sanders
  • Producer: Clark Spencer
  • Year of Release: 2002
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Overview: Lilo and Stitch is also a computer-animated movie. The storyline is about a young adventurous girl Lilo and her encounter with the galaxy’s most wanted extra-terrestrial. The movie shows what effects love and faith can have even on aliens.
  1. E.T. The Extra – Terrestrial

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Producer: Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg
  • Year of release: 1982
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 54 minutes
  • Overview: The story of E.T. The Extra – Terrestrial is about a gentle alien who is left stranded on Earth. The alien then befriend a boy named Elliot. Elliot then brings E.T. home. Soon, the siblings of Elliot also become friends with the Alien. However, the alien falls ill leading to the intervention of the government and police.
  1. The Iron Giant

  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Producer: Allison Abbate, Des McAnuff
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 27 minutes
  • Year of Release: 1999
  • Language: English
  • Overview: The iron giant is also an animated movie which is an adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. A bunch of young kids saves the robot from the paranoid government looking to destroy it.
  1. Super 8

  • Director: J.J. Abrams
  • Producer: Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 58 minutes
  • Year of Release: 2011
  • Language: English
  • Overview: This film takes you back to the year 1979. A group of friends who are making a zombie using a Super – 8 Camera meets a horrifying train accident. Soon, they find that the train derailment was not just an accident.
  1. Mars Attacks

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Producer: Tim Burton, Larry J. Franco
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 46 minutes
  • Year of Release: 1996
  • Language: English
  • Overview: This animated alien movie has a very entertaining storyline. The army of Martian spacecraft hovers around the major cities of the world. However, they claimed that they are for a peaceful end with the US president. But, the peace deal ends in the total annihilation of the US Congress and army. Finally, the military decides for nuclear retaliation.

1 thought on “16 Alien Movies for Children: Alien/Alien Invasion Kids Movies (80s, 90s, 2000s), Animated Alien Movies”

  1. Did any of you ever WATCH any of these movies? The ALIENs in Cameron’s movies inject eggs into Humans. The hatchling bursts out of the chest in a SPRAY OF BLOOD!!!

    SUPER 8 is a ZOMBIE film. Zombies eat Humans.

    MARS ATTACKS is about Martians in fishbowl helmets who disintegrate all Humans until country western music makes their heads explode inside of their helmets.

    SPACE BALLS is a rude, crude rip off of STAR WARS — in which the main form of punishment is when “Darth Vader” crushes their testicles.

    In GREMLINS, cute fuzzy creatures fall into swimming pools and turn into carnivorous two-legged, intelligent LIZARDS WHO EAT HUMANS!


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