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, futuristic, exciting, allegory and weird films and TV shows about / with space and aliens, benign alien, alien, outer space, adventure, transformation, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and alien encounter plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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benign alien movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as benign alien: Star-Crossed (2014), Paul (2011), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Avatar (2009), Contact (1997), ALF (1986), Flight of the Navigator (1986), Babylon 5 (1993), Stargate: Atlantis (2004), The Iron Giant (1999).

List of benign alien movies

 7.3
 17K
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, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural romance, benign alien, forbidden love, teenage life, unlikely couple, popularity, teenage love, fall in love, interspecies romance, newcomer, alien encounter, high school life ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 238K
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, humorous, parody, sentimental, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, space and aliens, chase, hitchhiker, friends, disorder, buddies, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1947, year 1980 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, wyoming, arizona
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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, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, alien contact, friendship, adventure, children, healing power, levitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, sesame street, united states
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 7.8
 1.1M
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, exciting, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, scientist, culture clash, alien, creature, alien planet, space and aliens, space travel, adventure, warrior, mysterious planet, benign alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 7.5
 258K
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: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, intense, clever ...
Plot: alien encounter, benign alien, alien contact, scientist, space and aliens, wormhole, first contact, space travel, science, research, nasa, astronomer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, hokkaido, florida, puerto rico ...
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 7.4
 32K
ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: benign alien, extraterrestrial, alien, family, family relations, fish out of water, cat, parents and children, suburbs, friendship, comedy of errors, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
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Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ufo, time travel, adventure, flying saucer, benign alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, nasa, young heroes, alien, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, 70s, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo
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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, funny, satirical, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, benign alien, spacecraft, hitchhiker, fantasy world, alien, sarcasm, intergalactic, friends, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: madagascar, himalaya, norway, england, london
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 8.3
 28K
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, futuristic, bleak, saga, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, space station, benign alien, adventure, time travel, good versus evil, space and aliens, culture clash, alien, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, fate of humanity, space wars, save the world, alien planet, ancient mystery, benign alien, evil alien, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, future
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 8.0
 175K
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, sentimental, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, friendship, prejudice, giant robots, small town, self sacrifice, giant, cold war, adventure, giant robot, childhood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: maine, usa
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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: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, teleportation, adventure, benign alien, ufo, supernatural ability, children, young heroes, evil alien, spacecraft, aliens, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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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: futuristic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: mysterious planet, benign alien, space battle, invasion, idealism, air battle, adventure, space travel, survival, save the planet, culture clash, mutiny ...
Time: future
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 8.1
 166K
PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, thought provoking, colourful ...
Plot: benign alien, society, supernatural, fish out of water, disorder, alien, love, cause and meaning, atheism, religion, satire, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, belgium, new delhi
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 6.3
 14K
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: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: benign alien, discrimination, culture clash, murder, friendship, crimes, reluctant partners, fish out of water, deadly, buddies, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, year 1991, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 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, not serious, offbeat, light, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ufo, benign alien, outer space, imaginary, space travel, adventure, alien, satire, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, mysterious planet ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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 6.0
 52K
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, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: benign alien, fish out of water, adventure, mysterious planet, small town, alien, astronaut, alien encounter, space and aliens, imaginary, alien planet, planet ...
Time: 2000s
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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, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, alien encounter, fall in love, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, supernatural, danger, alien ...
Time: 80s
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 7.4
 176K
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, odd, atmospheric, touching, surprise ending ...
Plot: mysterious character, psychiatrist, patient, benign alien, crazy, planet, research, mystery, mental institution, investigation, hypnosis, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, greenland ...
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 8.3
 75K
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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, space and aliens, star trek, benign alien, heroic mission, captain, alien planet, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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 8.6
 202K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
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, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, good versus evil, adventure, save the day, space travel, space and aliens, heroes, journey, danger, adventurer ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london
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 6.7
 58K
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, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: elderly, space and aliens, cocoon, benign alien, golden years, senior citizen, alien, retirement home, first contact, fountain of youth, cancer, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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 6.6
 93K
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: light, exciting, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, alien, benign alien, imaginary, disney, save the world, family, odd couple, escapades, danger, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
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 6.5
 923
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, captivating, romantic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, youth, teenage life, school, love and romance, romance, alien encounter, harem, high school, space and aliens, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
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 8.4
 36K
Doctor Who (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, adventure, time machine, evil alien, escapades, good versus evil, race against time, earth, doctor who, companion, human alien ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, arizona
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 7.2
 233K
Megamind (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, exciting, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, anti hero, good versus evil, anti heroes, superhuman powers, talking animals, rivalry, villain, benign alien, master villain, reporter, villain turns good ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, bounty hunter, adventure, fish out of water, space travel, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, superhero, family, save the world, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
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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: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, benign alien, adventure, friendship, heroes, danger, space and aliens, rivalry, pet, pets, family, adoption ...
Place: hawaii
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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, suspense, captivating
Plot: benign alien, danger, mentally challenged, disorder, alien encounter, bollywood, contact, friendship, grownups, rescue mission, village, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 4.8
 374
Amazon (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On an observatory set high on a mountain, astronomers make a stunning discovery somewhere out in the galaxy. A flying object in the depths of the cosmos is showing signs of life, emitting an intelligent signal. The UFO has just landed on Earth ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, jungle, village, astronomer, adventure, escapades, race against time, danger, criminal heroes, redemption, rescue, trust ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, cuba, patagonia, new york ...
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