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, intense and serious films and TV shows about / with alien, dialogue, first contact, chase, aliens, catastrophe, technology, storytelling, danger and alien invasion plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
alien movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as alien: Arrival (2016), Alien (1979), The Fifth Element (1997), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004), Predator (1987), Star Trek: Discovery (2017), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Avatar (2009), Parasyte: The Maxim (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014).

List of alien movies

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: futuristic, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, precognition, loss, time loop, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, science, memory ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, massachusetts, pakistan, sudan ...
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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, space and aliens, alien, outer space, spacecraft, evil alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, monster, survival, heroine ...
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, alien, save the world, future dystopia, space and aliens, good versus evil, end of the world, heroic mission, 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, deadly creature, save the world, expedition, apocalypse, adventure, danger, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, monster, gory, evil alien ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: antarctica, mexico, nebraska, nepal, egypt
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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, life turned upside down, obsessive quest, space and aliens, technology, desert, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, indiana, india, mexico, ohio ...
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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, suspense, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, alien, deadly creature, jungle, warrior, chase, trap, invisibility, tough heroes, evil alien, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america, mine
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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, outer space, spacecraft, star trek, adventure, alien species, friendship, danger, space opera, destiny, gunfight ...
Time: future
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, kids, pre-teens, date night
Plot: alien, benign alien, nasa, friendship, ufo, children, halloween, adventure, family, healing power, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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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, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, space travel, alien, warrior, scientist, fantasy world, mysterious planet, adventure, alien encounter, space and aliens, virtual reality, interracial relations ...
Time: future, 22nd 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, violence, parasite, danger, humanity, survival, murder, rivalry, gore, body horror, fight scenes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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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, captivating, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time loop, evil alien, soldier, alien, space and aliens, military, warrior, alien invasion, battles, heroine ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
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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, marketplace ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1975
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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, alien encounter, disorder, escapades, spacecraft, mission gone awry, crew ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, imaginary, save the world, benign alien, escapades, alien invasion, danger, odd couple, family, disney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: cross country, usa, australia, paris france
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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, laboratory, violence, super villain, experiment gone awry, mutation, destruction, first contact, experiment, car chase, anti hero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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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: evil alien, alien, space wars, space and aliens, friendship, racism, survival, stranded, danger, survivor, future dystopia, war ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine
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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, young heroes, escapades, life turned upside down, 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: space travel, alien, treasure hunt, pirate, outer space, adventure, spacecraft, steampunk, betrayal, treasure, escapades, map ...
Time: future, 18th century
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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, twist ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, bunker, paranoia, kidnapping, strong female character, survival, alien invasion, ufo, underground bunker, psychological manipulation, twists & turns ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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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, invasion, virus, quarantine, hysteria, psychiatrist, survival, space and aliens, epidemic, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia
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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: survival, alien encounter, paranoia, monster, isolation, space and aliens, fear, danger, supernatural, transformation, evil, alien ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, south pole
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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, outer space, space travel, monster, experiment, brutality, mission, blood, planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Childhood's End (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, utopia, danger, dishonesty, spacecraft, humanity in peril, world domination, demon, husband wife relationship, adaptation, technology, evil alien ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
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Paul (2011)
Genre: Animation, 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: humorous, sentimental, funny, talky, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, alien encounter, friends, geek, ufo, first contact, chase, escapades, friendship, road trip, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980, year 1947, 1940s
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, san diego california, wyoming
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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, adventure, space and aliens, journey, adventurer, heroes, good versus evil, alien encounter, space travel, alien, save the day ...
Time: future
Place: london
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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: space travel, deadly creature, evil alien, alien, outer space, redemption, spacecraft, human versus alien, crash landing, survival, danger, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, alien, deadly creature, survival, outer space, mysterious planet, heroine, space colony, space marine, cryogenics ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, alien, transformation, manhunt, racism, genetics, discrimination, civil rights, life is a bitch, slum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, farm, alien encounter, loss of faith, ufo, single father, priest, christianity, small town, baseball, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mexico, brazil
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, jungle, deadly creature, alien, warrior, danger, monster, soldier, survival, space and aliens, survivor, supernatural ...
Place: mine
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