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, clever, exciting and entertaining films and TV shows about / with space and aliens, benign alien, alien, adventure, alien encounter, outer space, space travel, storytelling, dialogue and destiny 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: Star-Crossed (2014), Paul (2011), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Avatar (2009), Stargate: Atlantis (2004), ALF (1986), Contact (1997), K-PAX (2001), Flight of the Navigator (1986), The Iron Giant (1999).

List of benign alien movies

 7.3
 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, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural romance, benign alien, forbidden love, alien encounter, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, popularity, fall in love, newcomer, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 223K
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, sentimental, talky, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, alien, first contact, ufo, friends, geek, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947, year 1980, 1940s
Place: nevada, usa, wyoming, arizona, san diego california
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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: alien, benign alien, ufo, nasa, friendship, adventure, halloween, family, young heroes, healing power, youth, stranded ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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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: culture clash, alien, benign alien, scientist, interracial romance, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, fantasy world, warrior, interracial relations, creature ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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, spacecraft, outer space, scientist, fate of humanity, ancient mystery, adventure, benign alien, save the world, parallel world, evil alien, legends and myths ...
Time: 2000s, future
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 7.4
 29K
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, alien, family, cat, parents and children, suburbs, family relations, friendship, comedy of errors, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 238K
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: contact, scientist, alien encounter, benign alien, space travel, research, science, inventions and discoveries, nasa, space and aliens, wormhole, first contact ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
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 7.4
 168K
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, atmospheric, surprise ending, touching, serious ...
Plot: mysterious character, patient, psychiatrist, benign alien, research, odd, alien, insanity, mental institution, hypnosis, planet, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, future
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, greenland, albuquerque new mexico ...
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Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, 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: exciting, stylized, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, ufo, space travel, flying saucer, benign alien, nasa, young heroes, artificial intelligence, outer space, alien encounter, getting home ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978, future
Place: florida
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 8.0
 159K
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, small town, adventure, family, giant, self sacrifice, paranoia, giant robots ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: maine, usa
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 8.2
 141K
PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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, love, fish out of water, cause and meaning, religion, supernatural, disorder, alien, justice, human nature, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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Battle for Terra (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: benign alien, idealism, mysterious planet, invasion, adventure, space travel, survival, save the planet, culture clash, air battle, mutiny, space battle ...
Time: future
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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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, supernatural, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, space and aliens, alien encounter, danger, single father ...
Time: 80s
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 8.4
 33K
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, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, benign alien, adventure, escapades, evil alien, earth, race against time, good versus evil, doctor who, time machine, companion, human alien ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, arizona
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 8.2
 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 travel, outer space, space station, adventure, time travel, good versus evil, space and aliens, culture clash, benign alien, alien, space opera, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 6.6
 650
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, captivating, semi serious, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, school, youth, benign alien, alien encounter, love and romance, romance, high school, harem, space and aliens, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship
Place: japan, asia
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 6.3
 13K
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, opposites attract, law enforcement, fish out of water, buddies, partners ...
Time: future, year 1991, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
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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, spacecraft, intergalactic, robot, survival, friends, buddies, galaxy ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 min.
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, light, offbeat, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: ufo, space travel, imaginary, adventure, benign alien, alien, time travel, spacecraft, outer space, end of the world, alien encounter, danger ...
Place: england, london
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 6.7
 53K
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, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, elderly, retirement home, cocoon, fountain of youth, alien, benign alien, golden years, senior citizen, swimming pool, first contact, cancer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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 8.6
 186K
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: exciting, humorous, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, space and aliens, alien, adventure, good versus evil, adventurer, save the day, heroes, space travel, danger, gadget ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 6.0
 48K
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: adventure, small town, benign alien, astronaut, fish out of water, family, distant planet, danger, friendship, social relations, mistrust, getting home ...
Time: 2000s
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 6.6
 87K
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, light, exciting, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, alien, save the world, imaginary, escapades, family, benign alien, danger, odd couple, disney, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, cross country, australia, paris france
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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: adventure, alien, teleportation, benign alien, young heroes, spacecraft, taxi driver, supernatural ability, laser, ufo, escapades, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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 4.7
 339
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: humorous, semi serious, sincere, entertaining
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: benign alien, jungle, village, astronomer, adventure, escapades, danger, race against time, alien encounter, criminal heroes, redemption, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, venezuela, cuba, patagonia
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 8.3
 67K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, adventure, spacecraft, space and aliens, heroic mission, benign alien, captain, alien encounter, space wars, teleportation, intergalactic ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: ufo, apartment building, benign alien, eviction, friendship, elderly couple, family, alien encounter, save the day, unlikely partners, space and aliens, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
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 5.3
 5K
Evil Aliens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The sensationalist reporter Michelle Fox presents the TV show Weird World, with phony matters about UFOS and aliens. When she hears about Cat, a young woman that claims that have been abducted with her boyfriend and become pregnant by aliens, she ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abduction, ufo, benign alien, pregnancy, alien encounter, countryside, tv show, space travel, supernatural, journalism, space and aliens, alien abduction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, wales
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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, boys' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: bounty hunter, adventure, fish out of water, benign alien, space travel, good versus evil, superhero, vengeance, family, heroes, save the world, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
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 8.4
 203K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, mad scientist, robot, scientist, goofy hero, androids and robots, social satire, benign alien, escapades, space and aliens, time travel ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york
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