36 Best Robot Movies for Kids & Families

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When most people think of robots, they think of technologically advanced, high-performing marvels of the future.

In truth, though, robots – or at least the idea of them in popular culture – have been around since the 1920’s when Czech playwright Karel Capek made them a feature of his play R.U.R., short for Rossum’s Universal Robots. Ever since, people have been fascinated by the idea of robots.

This is especially true of children. There’s just something about robots that’s exciting, interesting and a little bit scary. When kids watch robot movies, they can connect with the robots because they have such humanoid personalities.

Whether they’re good or bad robots, they still have very human desires, drives and characteristics. Perhaps we see a little of ourselves in these cinematic machines, and that’s why robot movies are so popular.

Here we’ve compiled a list of the best robot movies for kids of all ages:

Robot Movies for Little Kids (5-7)

Robots (2005)

WALL-E (2008)

Cody the Robosapien (Alternate Title: Robosapien: Rebooted) (2013)

The Iron Giant (1999)

The Backyardigans: Robot Repairman (2009)

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

Astro Boy (2009)

The Adventure of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend (2020)

Big Hero 6 (2014)

The Incredibles (2004)

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Sid the Science Kid: The Movie (2013)

Robot Movies for Big Kids (8-9)

Next Gen (2018)

A.X.L. (2018)

Short Circuit 2 (1988)

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising (2013)

Treasure Planet (2002)

The Adventures of RoboRex (2014)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Robot Movies for Tweens (10-12)

Short Circuit (1986)

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Spaceballs (1987)

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

Real Steel (2011)

Robot Movies for Teens (13+)

Transformers (2007)

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

I, Robot (2004)

Robot & Frank (2012)

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

RoboCop (2014)

The Terminator (1984)

Blade Runner (1982)

The Star Wars Franchise

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