Scary Alien Movies

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Scary Alien Movies

So many directors have reported on Scary Alien Movies. Here are 25 of the top ones.

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. Set in the year 2122, a commercial space tug is on its way back to Earth when it responds to a distress call from a nearby moon. The crew of the space tug, Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Executive Officer Kane (John Hurt), Navigator Lambert (Veronica Cartwright), Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm), Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), and Engineers Parker (Yaphet Kotto) and Brett (Harry Dean Stanton) investigate the source of the distress call and discover a derelict spacecraft. Inside, they find a large chamber containing thousands of eggs, from which a creature emerges and attaches itself to Kane's face. The crew attempts to remove the creature but is unsuccessful, and they are forced to return to their ship with Kane still alive but in a comatose state. Back aboard the Nostromo, the crew discovers that the creature is an alien life form, and its purpose is to reproduce and spread its species. The crew must find a way to kill the creature, before it multiplies and takes over the ship. In battle, Ripley emerges as a hero, and the crew is ultimately successful in destroying the alien, but

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 science fiction action film directed by James Cameron. The film follows Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) as she returns to the planet LV-426, the location of her previous encounter with the hostile Alien species. Joined by a squad of Colonial Marines, she discovers that the creatures have overrun the planet, and the colonists there are in mortal danger. Ripley must team up with the marines to fight against the Aliens and discover their true mission before it's too late. With its thrilling action sequences, groundbreaking special effects and memorable characters, Aliens has become one of the most celebrated sci-fi films of all time.

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. The story follows a team of American researchers in Antarctica as they find themselves terrorized by an alien life form that assimilates and imitates other organisms. The researchers soon discover that their enemy can take any form and is almost indestructible. In a desperate attempt to survive and unravel the mystery of the alien, the team must battle an ever-changing shape-shifting creature that can be anyone or anything. With tension mounting and time running out, the team must find a way to stop the alien before it assimilates and destroys everything in its path. The Thing is an intense horror story filled with suspense and a gripping sense of unease.

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 an action-packed science fiction thriller directed by John McTiernan and released in 1987. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch, a commando sent on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla fighters in a Central American jungle. But Dutch and his team soon discover that they're not alone in the jungle - something alien and deadly is hunting them. Dutch and his team must use their wits and weapons to survive the alien hunter's relentless pursuit. With its thrilling action sequences, inventive creature design and memorable one-liners, Predator is a classic of the genre.

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 follows the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker whose life is changed forever after a close encounter with an unidentified flying object. After witnessing the UFO, Roy begins to experience a series of strange phenomena, including the compulsion to construct a mysterious mountain-like structure. He soon meets other people who have had similar experiences, and together they set out on an adventure to discover the truth about the UFO. Along the way, they encounter alien creatures and eventually make contact with an alien race who wish to share a message of peace with the human race.

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 2018 horror film directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the film alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt. The film follows the Abbott family as they struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world filled with creatures that hunt by sound. In order to remain undetected, the family must remain completely silent, making the slightest sound deadly. As the family struggles to cope with their circumstances, they must find ways to protect themselves and their children from the deadly creatures.

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

Village of the Damned (1960)

Village of the Damned
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Wolf Rilla, starring George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith
Rated Not Rated

A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

A Quiet Place Part II
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski
Rated PG-13

They Live (1988)

They Live
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower
Rated R

The Mist (2007)

The Mist
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Frank Darabont, starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher
Rated R

Pitch Black (2000)

Pitch Black
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From David Twohy, starring Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel, Keith David
Rated R

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

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
Rated R

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

The X Files (1998)

The X Files
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Rob Bowman, starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis
Rated PG-13

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

Night of the Creeps (1986)

Night of the Creeps
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Fred Dekker, starring Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow
Rated R

Life (2017)

Life
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Espinosa, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada
Rated R

Attack the Block (2011)

Attack the Block
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Joe Cornish, starring John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones
Rated R

Fire in the Sky (1993)

Fire in the Sky
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Robert Lieberman, starring D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg
Rated PG-13

War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto
Rated PG-13

Slither (2006)

Slither
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From James Gunn, starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Don Thompson
Rated R

The Faculty (1998)

The Faculty
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Robert Rodriguez, starring Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett
Rated R

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride
Rated R

 



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