Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: 2-Genre Table :: Sci-Fi :: Family


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Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant...

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

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Batman: The Movie (1966)

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

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*batteries not included (1987)

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

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Bolt (2008)

The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

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Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)

Buzz Lightyear must battle Emperor Zurg with the help of three hopefuls who insist on being his partners.

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Chicken Little (2005)

After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

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Dinosaur (2000)

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.

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Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

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Frankenweenie (2012)

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

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The Golden Compass (2007)

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

Wayne Szalinski is your average ''nutty scientist'', working on a top secret machine which miniaturizes objects...

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit Ice Age. This time around the Ice Age is over and is starting to melt, which will destroy their valley. So they must unite and warn everyone about the situation.

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The Iron Giant (1999)

A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

Aliens abduct all adults; genius Jimmy and his friends build an interstellar spacefleet and rescue them.

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

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The Last Starfighter (1984)

A videogaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force.

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Lilo & Stitch (2002)

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually an notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.

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Mars Needs Moms (2011)

A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.

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Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

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Megamind (2010)

The supervillain Megamind finally conquers his nemesis, the hero Metro Man... but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight.

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Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.

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Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)

The children of the Avengers hone their powers and go head to head with the very enemy responsible for their parents' demise.

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Planet 51 (2009)

American astronaut Captain Charles ''Chuck'' Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders...like Chuck!

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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone...

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Robots (2005)

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

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The Secret of Nimh (1982)

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of super-intelligent rats, in whom she has a deeper link to than she ever suspected.

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Space Jam (1996)

Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Toons play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.

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Spy Kids (2001)

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

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Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

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Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2003)

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

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Star Wars: The Ewok Adventure (1984)

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents.

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Summer Wars (2009)

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancÚ of his friend in her grandmother's 90th birthday.

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Superman IV (1987)

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

A quartet of humanoid turtles trained by their mentor in ninjitsu must learn to pull together in order to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan.

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Time Bandits (1981)

A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.

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Titan A.E. (2000)

A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.

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Treasure Planet (2002)

A Disney animated version of ''Treasure Island''. The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

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WALL-E (2008)

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

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A Wrinkle in Time (2003)

The movie is based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and 3 interesting women...

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