1980s Alien Movies

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1980s Alien Movies

When it comes to 1980s Alien Movies, there is no limit to the films who explored this idea. Here are 25 of the best ones.

The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Richard Donner, starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
Rated PG

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner, and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film follows a group of kids in the small town of Astoria, Oregon, who call themselves the Goonies. When the kids discover an old treasure map in the attic of their house, they set off on a thrilling adventure to find the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, an infamous 17th-century pirate. The Goonies have to dodge dangerous booby traps, outwit a family of criminals, and survive monstrous creatures on their quest for buried treasure. Along the way, the Goonies face a range of obstacles, and ultimately learn that friendship and loyalty are more valuable than any riches.

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

The NeverEnding Story
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Wolfgang Petersen, starring Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney
Rated PG

The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

The Brother from Another Planet
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Sayles, starring Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez
Rated R

Music of the Spheres (1984)

Music of the Spheres
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From G. Philip Jackson, starring Anne Dansereau, Peter Brikmanis, Jacques Couture, Kenneth Gordon

*batteries not included (1987)

*batteries not included
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Matthew Robbins, starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña
Rated PG

Something Is Out There (1988)

Something Is Out There
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Joe Cortese, Maryam d'Abo, George Dzundza, Gregory Sierra, starring
Rated Not Rated

The Martian Chronicles (1980)

The Martian Chronicles
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Christopher Connelly, starring

Intruders (1992)

Intruders
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Richard Crenna, Mare Winningham, Susan Blakely, Daphne Ashbrook, starring

The Star Chamber (1983)

The Star Chamber
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Peter Hyams, starring Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless
Rated R

Invasion Earth (1998)

Invasion Earth
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Vincent Regan, Maggie O'Neill, Fred Ward, Phyllis Logan, starring

Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

Nothing Lasts Forever
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Tom Schiller, starring Zach Galligan, Apollonia van Ravenstein, Lauren Tom, Sam Jaffe
Rated PG

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Chiodo, starring Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon
Rated PG-13

Iceman (1984)

Iceman
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Fred Schepisi, starring Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer
Rated PG

Lifeforce (1985)

Lifeforce
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Tobe Hooper, starring Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay
Rated R

Trancers (1984)

Trancers
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Charles Band, starring Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur
Rated PG-13

The Stuff (1985)

The Stuff
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Larry Cohen, starring Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino
Rated R

Android (1982)

Android
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Aaron Lipstadt, starring Klaus Kinski, Don Keith Opper, Brie Howard, Norbert Weisser
Rated PG

Communion (1989)

Communion
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Philippe Mora, starring Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas
Rated R

Invasion (1997)

Invasion
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Luke Perry, Kim Cattrall, Rebecca Gayheart, Christopher Orr, starring
Rated TV-14

TerrorVision (1986)

TerrorVision
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Ted Nicolaou, starring Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, Chad Allen
Rated R

Lifepod (1993)

Lifepod
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Ron Silver, starring Robert Loggia, Jessica Tuck, Stan Shaw, Adam Storke

Plymouth (1991)

Plymouth
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Lee David Zlotoff, starring Cindy Pickett, Richard Hamilton, Perrey Reeves, Matt Brown
Rated TV-14

Stranded (1987)

Stranded
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Fleming B. Fuller, starring Ione Skye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joe Morton, Susan Barnes
Rated PG-13

Gunhed (1989)

Gunhed
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Masato Harada, starring Masahiro Takashima, Brenda Bakke, James Brewster Thompson, Aya Enjôji
Rated TV-14

Spaced Invaders (1990)

Spaced Invaders
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Patrick Read Johnson, starring Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Ariana Richards, J.J. Anderson
Rated PG

 



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