Alien movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant alien movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, stylized and intense films and TV shows about / with alien, chase, technology, outer space, dialogue, danger, first contact, catastrophe, aliens and space and aliens plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alien: Arrival (2016), Alien (1979), The Fifth Element (1997), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004), Predator (1987), Avatar (2009), Enemy Mine (1985), The Invasion (2007), Star Trek: Discovery (2017), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

List of alien movies

 7.9
 528K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, suspense, twist ending, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, memory, science, destiny, death of daughter, time loop, language barrier, flash forward, military ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, china, montana, pakistan, sudan ...
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 8.4
 725K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, evil alien, outer space, deadly creature, monster, alien encounter, scientist, alien monster, survival ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, cliffhanger ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, future dystopia, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, supernatural ability, love, taxi, heroes ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the ...
Style: exciting, scary, twists and turns, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, deadly creature, save the world, monster, expedition, apocalypse, adventure, danger, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, evil alien, gory ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: antarctica, mexico, nepal, nebraska, egypt
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 7.8
 349K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, alien, jungle, deadly creature, warrior, trap, creature, danger, invisibility, chase, evil alien ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america, mine
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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, captivating, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, alien, scientist, space and aliens, space travel, interracial romance, fantasy world, benign alien, warrior, adventure, mysterious planet, interracial relations ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 6.9
 41K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, space wars, space and aliens, friendship, stranded, racism, survival, danger, survivor, future dystopia, war ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine
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 5.9
 72K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, idiotic ...
Plot: alien, save the world, danger, quarantine, invasion, hysteria, virus, psychiatrist, survival, transformation, female protagonist, dehumanization ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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: captivating, epic, suspenseful, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: ufo, alien, contact, first contact, alien abduction, spacecraft, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, space and aliens, technology, desert, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, mexico, india ...
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Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise there was Discovery. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered featuring a new ship, new characters and new missions, ...
Style: captivating, breathtaking, exciting, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, space travel, spacecraft, outer space, star trek, adventure, alien species, danger, friendship, space opera, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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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, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: benign alien, alien, nasa, friendship, ufo, children, halloween, adventure, family, healing power, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time loop, evil alien, warrior, alien, space and aliens, soldier, alien invasion, military, army, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, big ben london ...
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 6.4
 232K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, bad ending, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, monster, alien technology, infection, outer space, space travel, alien life-form, experiment, brutality, mission, parasite, planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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: humorous, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, alien, adventure, space and aliens, alien encounter, adventurer, good versus evil, heroes, save the day, space travel, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 8.4
 609K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: frightening, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, alien, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, survival, outer space, mysterious planet, strong female character, heroine, space marine, space colony ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 8.1
 337K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, survival, alien encounter, monster, space and aliens, alien, fear, isolation, research, danger, evil, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 7.3
 484K
Men in Black (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, space and aliens, government agency, undercover, ufo, creature, partners, save the world, secret agents, alien encounter, fictional government agency, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: alien, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, disorder, alien encounter, mission gone awry, escapades, spacecraft, crew ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, exciting, light, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, alien, save the world, imaginary, escapades, benign alien, alien invasion, danger, odd couple, family, disney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, cross country, australia, paris france
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 6.5
 259K
Alien 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: evil alien, space travel, deadly creature, alien, outer space, redemption, human versus alien, survival, danger, spacecraft, self sacrifice, prison ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A sequel to 2004's Alien vs. Predator, the iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises in movie history wage their most brutal battle ever - in our own backyard. The small town of Gunnison, Colorado becomes a war zone between two ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, predator, small town, survival, gory, space and aliens, deadly creature, supernatural, save the world, heroic mission, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending
Plot: space travel, alien, government agent, alien race, spacecraft, parallel world, mission, creature, trapped in space, marriage proposal, military, alien planet ...
Time: future, year 1975, 2020s
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 6.7
 311K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: superhero, alien, experiment gone awry, mutation, laboratory, violence, super villain, anti hero, tough guy, experiment, car chase, supernatural power ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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 5.4
 104K
The Predator (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: alien, hunter, predator, machismo, massacre, military, warrior, destruction, fear, space battle, invisibility, alien race ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: mexico, georgia
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 8.4
 201K
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, androids and robots, benign alien, goofy hero, space and aliens, adult humor, social satire, escapades ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york
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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, suspenseful, stylized, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, friendship, ufo, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, young heroes, escapades, youth, suburbs ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
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Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, futuristic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, space travel, treasure hunt, alien, outer space, adventure, spacecraft, steampunk, betrayal, androids and robots, escapades, map ...
Time: future, 18th century
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Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, parasite, violence, danger, murder, survival, rivalry, humanity, gore, family relations, body horror, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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 7.0
 573K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: alien, androids and robots, man versus machine, good versus evil, alien invasion, giant robots, danger, killer robot, transformation, save the world, robot, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, pentagon, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 202K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, jungle, alien, warrior, monster, soldier, survival, survivor, danger, space and aliens, merciless ...
Place: mine
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