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Movies About Aliens

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Alien (1979)

Alien
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright
Rated R

Alien is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, first released in 1979. The film follows the crew of a commercial towing spaceship as they investigate a distress call from an unknown planet. When they arrive, they discover a mysterious alien species which quickly proves to be hostile and dangerous. As the alien begins to hunt the crew one by one, the survivors are left with no other option than to fight for their lives. With the help of the android, Ash, and the resourceful Ellen Ripley, the crew must find a way to survive the alien's onslaught and find a way to escape.

Aliens (1986)

Aliens
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser
Rated R

Aliens is a 1986 American science fiction action horror film directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver. The film follows Ellen Ripley (Weaver) as she returns to the moon where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines. After landing on the moon, the marines uncover a hive of Alien eggs and soon find themselves at war with the Aliens, who are eager to protect their eggs at any cost. With mounting odds against them and very few options, it is up to Ripley and the marines to survive and destroy the Aliens before they can reach Earth.

The Thing (1982)

The Thing
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur
Rated R

The Thing is a 1982 science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell. It tells the story of a helicopter crew who comes across a shape-shifting alien in Antarctica which has the ability to mimic any living organism. The crew must band together to fight off the creature and stop it from spreading its infection to the rest of the world. The movie is known for its intense atmosphere and its intense special effects. The film has become a cult classic and is considered one of the greatest horror films of all time.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace
Rated PG

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a classic science fiction drama directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie follows the story of Elliott (Henry Thomas), a young boy who discovers an alien living in his backyard. Elliott quickly befriends the alien, affectionately nicknaming him E.T., and helps him find a way to return home. As the two characters grow closer, Elliott learns more about E.T.'s past and the true nature of his mission. Ultimately, the pair must outwit government agents and find a way to reunite E.T. with his fellow aliens while avoiding capture. Along the way, Elliott and E.T. discover the power of friendship and the importance of love. With its unforgettable characters, enchanting music, and mesmerizing special effects, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a timeless classic.

Arrival (2016)

Arrival
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg
Rated PG-13

Arrival is a 2016 science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. The film tells the story of linguist Louise Banks (Adams), who is recruited by the U.S. Army to interpret messages from a mysterious alien race that has suddenly arrived on Earth. With the help of theoretical physicist Ian Donnelly (Renner), Banks must unravel the language of the aliens in order to discover their purpose and prevent a possible global conflict. As Banks and Donnelly become more involved in their research, they uncover a powerful message with the potential to completely change humanity’s understanding of the universe.

Predator (1987)

Predator
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo
Rated R

Predator is a 1987 action/sci-fi film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, and Sonny Landham. The story follows a team of elite U.S. commandos who are sent to a secret mission in a Central American jungle. Upon arriving, the team discover that they are being hunted by a mysterious alien creature with highly advanced technology, who has been stalking them in the jungle. As the action-packed adventure unfolds, the commandos must fight for their lives and use their wits in order to survive and complete the mission.

The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm
Rated PG-13

The Fifth Element is an action-packed science fiction film set in the 23rd century. Directed by Luc Besson, the film follows the story of Korben Dallas, a former special forces major turned cab driver, who is tasked with saving the world from a great evil. The evil, known as Mister Shadow, is seeking to destroy all life by unleashing a great weapon called the Great Evil. To save the world, Korben must team up with the mysterious Leeloo and a priest Father Vito Cornelius, and retrieve four powerful elemental stones in order to create the Fifth Element, which is capable of destroying Mister Shadow. After a series of exciting and dangerous adventures, Korben, Leeloo and Father Vito Cornelius succeed, and the Fifth Element is used to defeat Mister Shadow and save the world.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon
Rated PG

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of a group of people in Muncie, Indiana who encounter an alien spacecraft. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, and Bob Balaban. The film follows Roy Neary (Dreyfuss), a power line worker in Indiana who experiences a close encounter with an alien spacecraft. After seeing the seemingly alien aircraft, Neary becomes obsessed with discovering what it was and where it came from. As Neary investigates, he begins to have dreams and visions of a strange mountain-like formation. He takes his investigation to the scientists at a secret government project, who eventually confirm that the sighting was real, and that aliens are likely sending a message to us. The government project, run by Truffaut's character, Claude Lacombe, attempts to make contact with the aliens, while Neary and a group of other individuals are abducted and taken to a secret location known as "Devil's Tower" in Wyoming, where they meet the aliens. After some initial confusion, a peaceful negotiation is made between the aliens and humans. In the end

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe
Rated PG-13

A Quiet Place is a horror/thriller directed by John Krasinski and released in 2018. The film follows the Abbott family, who are forced to live in silence due to mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. The family must remain completely silent to survive, as any sound could draw the attention of the creatures and result in their deaths. The family struggles to keep their lives in order and remain silent while dealing with the stress of the creatures’ presence. The film is a tense and suspenseful look at the lengths the family must go to in order to survive.

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Galaxy Quest
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Dean Parisot, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub
Rated PG

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Philip Kaufman, starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright
Rated PG

Men in Black (1997)

Men in Black
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio
Rated PG-13

Starship Troopers (1997)

Starship Troopers
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Paul Verhoeven, starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey
Rated R

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dan Trachtenberg, starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin
Rated PG-13

Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Roland Emmerich, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell
Rated PG-13

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Matt Reeves, starring Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller
Rated PG-13

Super 8 (2011)

Super 8
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From J.J. Abrams, starring Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney
Rated PG-13

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day
Rated PG-13

Flight of the Navigator (1986)

Flight of the Navigator
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Randal Kleiser, starring Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright
Rated PG

Signs (2002)

Signs
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From M. Night Shyamalan, starring Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin
Rated PG-13

Men in Black 3 (2012)

Men in Black 3
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement
Rated PG-13

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Mars Attacks!
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening
Rated PG-13

Muppets from Space (1999)

Muppets from Space
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Tim Hill, starring Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Jerry Nelson
Rated G

Men in Black II (2002)

Men in Black II
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle
Rated PG-13

Critters (1986)

Critters
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Herek, starring Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes
Rated PG-13

 



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