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 cult film, light, weird, humorous, feel good and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with benign alien, space and aliens, alien, space, storytelling, friendship, dialogue, destiny, spacecraft and alien encounter plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as benign alien: Star-Crossed (2014), Paul (2011), Alien Nation (1988), Flight of the Navigator (1986), Stargate Atlantis (2004), Contact (1997), Babylon 5 (1993), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), PK (2014), I Found Someone (2003).

List of benign alien movies

Star-Crossed (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, interspecies romance, forbidden love, supernatural romance, teenage life, teenage love, unlikely couple, high school life, popularity, fall in love, newcomer, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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Paul (2011)
Genre: 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: funny, parody, entertaining, unusual plot structure, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
Plot: alien, benign alien, chase, road trip, special agents, first contact, friendship, buddies, space travel, alien encounter, friends, alien invasion ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, future, year 2009, year 1947 ...
Place: nevada, usa, austin texas, arizona, wyoming ...
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Alien Nation (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, buddy movie, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, buddy cop, culture clash, discrimination, law enforcement, alien invasion, murder, suspense, space travel, friendship, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california, usa
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Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: feel good, futuristic, entertaining, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, ufo, benign alien, space and aliens, flying saucer, nasa, alien, space travel, space, young heroes, getting home, first contact ...
Time: 80s, future, year 1986, year 1978, 20th century ...
Place: florida, miami, miami beach, tokyo, 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, parody, funny, philosophical, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: alien, space travel, space, space and aliens, fantasy world, benign alien, robot, sarcasm, buddies, spacecraft, end of the world, friends ...
Time: future
Place: england, himalaya, madagascar, london, norway
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
Story: An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series ...
Style: humorous, light, futuristic, talky, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: alien, benign alien, time travel, ufo, space, space travel, mysterious planet, satire, spacecraft, fantasy world, fish out of water, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
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Stargate Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, epic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, fate of humanity, spacecraft, alien planet, ancient mystery, space, save the world, parallel world, good versus evil, space wars, technology, evil alien ...
Time: 2000s, future
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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: thought provoking, philosophical, inspirational, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: science, nasa, scientist, first contact, alien encounter, space travel, religion, space and aliens, alien contact, benign alien, alien, intelligence ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, new mexico, washington d.c., usa, florida ...
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Babylon 5 (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, philosophical, saga, thought provoking, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, space station, space travel, space, time travel, benign alien, alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, culture clash, friendship, conflict ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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, entertaining, atmospheric, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: alien, benign alien, children, ufo, spacecraft, disney, teleportation, desert, supernatural ability, young heroes, fight scenes, redemption ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: This experimental satire is a comedy of ideas about an alien in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for ...
Style: funny, sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: religion, atheism, benign alien, society, supernatural, meaning of life, guru, disorder, justice, fish out of water, life philosophy, humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, belgium
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I Found Someone (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A developmentally disabled man meets an extraterrestrial after a huge spacecraft leaves it behind.
Style: serious, entertaining, captivating, scenic, romantic
Plot: benign alien, alien, mentally challenged, alien encounter, disorder, contact, superhero, friendship, suspense, extraterrestrial, mother son relationship, social issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, asia
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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, not serious, touching, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: benign alien, friendship, disney, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, rivalry, pets, adoption, teenager, love, nightmare ...
Place: hawaii, oceania
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K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, sentimental, surprise ending, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, patient, extraterrestrial, planet, mysterious character, psychiatrist, mental institution, hypnosis, mental illness, science, investigation, space ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, albuquerque new mexico, greenland ...
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Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, intellectual, epic, political ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: star trek, space travel, heroic mission, space and aliens, space, spacecraft, benign alien, friendship, alien planet, alien species, space exploration, scientist ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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Battle for Terra (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, futuristic, allegory ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: benign alien, invasion, idealism, air battle, mysterious planet, save the planet, space travel, survival, alien, culture clash, space battle, space and aliens ...
Time: future
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Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Lilo & Stitch: The Series is the animated television spinoff of the feature film, Lilo & Stitch and the follow-up to Stitch! The Movie. It was aired on Disney Channel worldwide, but has only been released on DVD in Japan, in four box sets.
Style: not serious, touching, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: disney, benign alien, space and aliens, friends, friendship, child, family relations, genetically altered, escapades, odd couple, track down, friend ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, oceania
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Adventure, 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, feel good, emotional, sad, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: alien, friendship, childhood, children, stranded, halloween, extraterrestrial, coming of age, chase, friendly alien, healing power, bicycle ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: california, usa, sesame street, los angeles
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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, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: alien, elderly, cocoon, chase, fountain of youth, space and aliens, aging, benign alien, golden years, first contact, life & death, cancer ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: 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, breathtaking, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: alien, fantasy world, culture clash, beautiful scenery, battles, ecology, creature, space and aliens, alien life-form, space travel, alien planet, scientist ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: robot, small town, friendship, prejudice, self sacrifice, benign alien, childhood, androids and robots, boy, military, cold war, space and aliens ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957
Place: maine, usa, iceland
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*batteries not included (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: ufo, apartment building, alien, alien robot, eviction, benign alien, friendship, elderly couple, save the day, alien encounter, space and aliens, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, hawaii, manhattan new york city
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Suburban Commando (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his power suit at home, but still finds himself unable to allow ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, benign alien, alien, space and aliens, fish out of water, heroes, good versus evil, mixed martial arts, rescue, save the world, bounty hunter, superhero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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Zenon: The Zequel (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zenon Kar is 15 and lives on a space station which the military has taken over and is dismantling. She receives a mysterious signal and must convince everyone that it's from aliens who have come to help them.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, disney, female protagonist, escapades, mischievous children, space and aliens, alien encounter, fish out of water, disorder, feminist, alien, teenager ...
Time: future
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Lightning Point (2012)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: When a spaceship carrying pretty, teen aliens Zoey and Kiki lands in the quiet Australian surf town of Lightning Point, the girls have to befriend local surfiegirl Amber and let her in on their secret. But while the duo learns about Earth, surf and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: surfing, beach, secret identity, benign alien, alien, teenage life, alien encounter, intergalactic, youth, space and aliens, undercover, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, humorous, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, alien, save the day, journey, companion, sent to the future, space travel, space and aliens, good versus evil, self sacrifice, save the world ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
Place: london
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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: feel good, light, parody, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, date night
Plot: alien, fish out of water, space and aliens, benign alien, friendship, alien disguised as human, eccentricity, transformation, mentor, culture clash, supernatural romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: suspenseful, breathtaking, captivating, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, ufo, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, space and aliens, spacecraft, secret base, space, technology, chase, airplane ...
Time: 70s, future, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, india, ohio ...
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CJ7 (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ti, a really poor construction worker that struggles to keep his son, Dicky, in private school, mistakes an orb he finds in a junkjard for a toy which proves to be much, much more once the young boy starts to play with it.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: alien, school, extraterrestrial, toys, youth, benign alien, little boy, adaptation, transformation, family relations, martial arts, pets ...
Place: china
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Planet 51 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, 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, entertaining, funny, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: alien, benign alien, alien planet, space and aliens, fish out of water, small town, space, astronaut, mysterious planet, flying saucer, mad scientist, fantasy world ...
Time: 50s, 2000s
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