Benign alien movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant benign alien movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, light, exciting, offbeat, not serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with benign alien, space and aliens, alien, adventure, alien encounter, friendship, dialogue, storytelling, space travel and technology plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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benign alien movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as benign alien: Paul (2011), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), ALF (1986), Star-Crossed (2014), Home (2015), Avatar (2009), Doctor Who (1963), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), Stargate: Atlantis (2004), To Love-Ru (2008).

List of benign alien movies

 7.0
 218K
Paul (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, talky, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, friends, geek, ufo, first contact, chase, alien, escapades, friendship, road trip, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, san diego california, wyoming
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night
Plot: benign alien, alien, nasa, friendship, ufo, children, halloween, adventure, family, youth, young heroes, healing power ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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 7.4
 28K
ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: benign alien, sitcom, fish out of water, cat, alien, parents and children, family, suburbs, family relations, comedy of errors, friendship, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 16K
Star-Crossed (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: forbidden love, benign alien, love and romance, teenage love, supernatural romance, high school life, alien encounter, space and aliens, teenage life, fall in love, impossible love, newcomer ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.6
 84K
Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, benign alien, alien, family, alien invasion, imaginary, save the world, escapades, danger, odd couple, distant planet ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, australia, paris france
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 7.8
 1.0M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, culture clash, space and aliens, adventure, scientist, alien, virtual reality, mysterious planet, alien encounter, warrior, soldier, benign alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 8.4
 32K
Doctor Who (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, benign alien, time machine, escapades, evil alien, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, earth, good versus evil, doctor who, companion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, arizona
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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, love and romance, misfit, alien encounter, fall in love, space and aliens, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 80s
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Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, scientist, ancient mystery, adventure, evil alien, parallel world, legends and myths, fate of humanity, benign alien, danger ...
Time: 2000s, future
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 6.7
 437
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, romantic, captivating, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, school, alien encounter, youth, benign alien, love and romance, romance, space and aliens, high school, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, harem
Place: asia, japan
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, absurd, satirical, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, hitchhiker, benign alien, survival, robot, galaxy, spacecraft, friends, intergalactic, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
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 8.0
 155K
The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, semi serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, friendship, cold war, benign alien, prejudice, family, giant, paranoia, small town, adventure, fear, army ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: maine, usa
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 7.4
 166K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: psychiatrist, patient, benign alien, mysterious character, mental institution, mysterious planet, odd, research, insanity, hypnosis, alien, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new mexico, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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 6.7
 52K
Cocoon (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, retirement home, fountain of youth, alien, benign alien, elderly, golden years, cocoon, senior citizen, swimming pool, cancer, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
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 6.1
 47K
Planet 51 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Earth astronaut Capt. Chuck Baker arrives on Planet 51 -- a world reminiscent of American suburbia circa 1950 -- he tries to avoid capture, recover his spaceship and make it home safely, all with the help of an empathetic little green being.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: benign alien, astronaut, fish out of water, small town, adventure, family, distant planet, friendship, danger, social relations, mistrust, getting home ...
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 8.3
 26K
Babylon 5 (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be ...
Style: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, time travel, adventure, space opera, culture clash, transformation, good versus evil, space and aliens, philosophy, benign alien ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 8.7
 182K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, time machine, heroes, adventure, journey, adventurer, good versus evil, alien encounter, space travel, save the day, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 8.3
 65K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, adventure, heroic mission, star trek, benign alien, teleportation, captain, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, not serious, captivating
Audience: preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, benign alien, family, adventure, heroes, danger, rivalry, space and aliens, pet, adoption, disorder ...
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 7.4
 233K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, alien encounter, space and aliens, wormhole, inventions and discoveries, nasa, benign alien, space travel, contact, mathematics, radio, research ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
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 5.8
 18K
Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, ufo, adventure, alien, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, escapades, young heroes, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
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 5.0
 36K
Meet Dave (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, alien encounter, disorder, mission gone awry, escapades, spacecraft, crew ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, teleportation, taxi driver, benign alien, supernatural ability, laser, ufo, young heroes, escapades, bounty hunter, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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 7.4
 105K
American Dad! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their college-aged daughter, Hayley Smith; and their ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: cia, family relations, parents and children, benign alien, small town, patriotism, youth, german, stupidity, american flag, alien, geek ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, family relations, parents and children, couples, eccentric family, family life, misfit, suburban life, social relations, disorder, sitcom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.3
 47K
Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien contact, golf, outer space, alien invasion, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera and a few thousand bucks could schlep up to Bronson canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror B-movie? Well, they're back! The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is an affectionate, meticulous ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, space travel, save the world, heroic mission, benign alien, goofy hero, anti heroes, heroes, alien encounter, danger, science ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Leslie Nielsen once again plays a bumbling detective in the vein of the 'Naked Gun' movies, but this time as Marshall Richard 'Dick' Dix. When odd reports are received through official channels stating that the President of the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, heroic mission, daring rescue, save the world, race against time, alien encounter, danger, save the day, escapades, chases and races, benign alien, intelligence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: 3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, light, offbeat
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, alien, hidden identity, family life, eccentric family, family secret, space and aliens, goofy hero, benign alien, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.5
 192K
Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the ...
Style: cynical, humorous, futuristic, surreal, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, robot, alien, scientist, social satire, adult humor, androids and robots, benign alien, goofy hero, cyclops, partners ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york
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