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, stylized, entertaining, suspense and intense films and TV shows about / with alien, catastrophe, dialogue, first contact, aliens, alien invasion, storytelling, danger, chase and space and aliens plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany 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), Alien: Covenant (2017), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Earth to Echo (2014), Star Trek: Discovery (2017).

List of alien movies

 7.9
 501K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: futuristic, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, science, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, russia, sudan, massachusetts ...
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 8.5
 702K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 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, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, evil alien, alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, monster, survival, mission ...
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, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, save the world, space and aliens, future dystopia, alien, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, love, taxi, adventure, supernatural ability ...
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, save the world, deadly creature, expedition, pyramid, adventure, danger, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, monster, gory, evil alien ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: antarctica, mexico, nepal, nebraska, egypt
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 7.8
 342K
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: survival, monster, jungle, alien, deadly creature, invisibility, chase, trap, tough heroes, warrior, evil alien, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, mine, south america, central america
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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, serious, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, culture clash, space and aliens, alien, scientist, adventure, virtual reality, mysterious planet, alien encounter, warrior, benign alien, escapades ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 6.4
 226K
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, alien life-form, alien technology, infection, space travel, monster, experiment, brutality, parasite, outer space, mission, blood ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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, ohio ...
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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: futuristic, captivating, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, soldier, evil alien, changing the past or future, military, warrior, space and aliens, alien, battles, alien invasion, time loop, army ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, big ben london ...
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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: alien, friendship, ufo, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, life turned upside down, escapades, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
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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, tense, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, spacecraft, outer space, star trek, adventure, alien species, danger, friendship, space opera, betrayal, human in outer space ...
Time: future
Place: toronto ontario canada
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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: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, parasite, violence, humanity, rivalry, danger, murder, survival, gore, body horror, fight scenes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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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, disorder, alien encounter, escapades, mission gone awry, spacecraft, crew ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, military, parallel world, mission, spacecraft, creature, trapped in space, marriage proposal, marketplace, endangered species ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1975
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 7.0
 38K
Defiance (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Defiance is an American science fiction television show that takes place in the future on a radically transformed Earth containing new species arriving from space. In the show, Joshua Nolan works as the lawman for the town of Defiance, a community ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, adventure, enemy, danger, escapades, ex military, survival, mayor, law enforcement, interspecies romance, vehicle, humanoid alien ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, mine
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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, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, elderly, retirement home, fountain of youth, alien, benign alien, golden years, cocoon, senior citizen, swimming pool, cancer, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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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, healing power, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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 5.9
 71K
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: save the world, alien, danger, invasion, virus, hysteria, quarantine, psychiatrist, survival, space and aliens, epidemic, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c.
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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, humorous, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, treasure hunt, pirate, adventure, alien, spacecraft, steampunk, betrayal, treasure, escapades, map ...
Time: future, 18th century
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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: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, australia, paris france
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, atmospheric, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, kidnapping, bunker, paranoia, strong female character, survival, alien invasion, ufo, psychological manipulation, farmhouse, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, sheriff, spacecraft, alien, gunfight, cowboy, escape, small town, chaos, abduction, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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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: date night, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, goofy hero, fall in love, alien encounter, misfit, love and romance, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: 80s
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Attack the Block (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teen gang in a grim South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, bleak, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: gang, deadly creature, street gang, survival, alien, alien encounter, monster, chase, danger, teenage life, evil alien, meteor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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 5.2
 89K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, military, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
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Luis & the Aliens (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Luis" tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who makes friends with three loveable little aliens, who crash their UFO into his house. In return for Luis' help in finding the home-shopping channel stuff they came for, they save Luis ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, fairy tale, funny, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: alien, boy, alien contact, father son relationship, ufo, birthday, social services, small town, mad scientist, child custody, school bus, neighbor ...
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 7.1
 565K
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, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: androids and robots, good versus evil, transformation, man versus machine, alien invasion, danger, robot, alien, artifact, killer robot, save the world, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century, 2000s, 1890s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, pentagon, washington d.c.
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Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: alien, astronaut, mysterious planet, adventure, daring rescue, master villain, danger, space and aliens, benign alien, rescue, escape, monsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.0
 318K
Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, young heroes, adventure, small town, secret, alien, danger, monster, investigation, disappearance, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1963, year 1958 ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.4
 84K
Monsters (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, futuristic, breathtaking, stylized ...
Plot: monster, alien, alien encounter, quarantine, survival, danger, getting home, personal safety, alien invasion, photojournalist, jungle, radio ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, central america, latin america
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