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 serious films and TV shows about / with alien, space and aliens, danger, technology, chase, catastrophe, first contact, aliens, dialogue and alien invasion plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alien: Arrival (2016), The Fifth Element (1997), Alien (1979), Alien: Covenant (2017), The Predator (2018), Defiance (2013), Predator (1987), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Invasion (2007), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004).

List of alien movies

 7.9
 478K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, futuristic, suspense, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, alien invasion, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, venezuela, russia, sudan ...
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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, breathtaking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, future dystopia, save the world, good versus evil, end of the world, alien, heroic mission, love, supernatural ability, spacecraft, adventure ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 8.5
 680K
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, suspense, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, outer space, alien encounter, alien, survival, scientist, monster, alien invasion ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 6.4
 215K
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 technology, infection, alien life-form, space travel, experiment, monster, brutality, outer space, parasite, mission, planet ...
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, suspenseful, breathtaking, enigmatic, epic ...
Plot: alien, ufo, first contact, contact, alien abduction, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, desert, conspiracy, spacecraft, obsession, government conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, ohio, india ...
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 5.4
 82K
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: exciting, tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: alien, military, warrior, machismo, massacre, predator, fear, destruction, invisibility, alien race, hunter, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: mexico, georgia
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 7.0
 37K
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: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, adventure, danger, escapades, survival, interspecies romance, enemy, law enforcement, mayor, ex military, humanoid alien, vehicle ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, mine
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 7.8
 330K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, deadly creature, jungle, monster, invisibility, trap, chase, evil alien, alien, alien encounter, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, twentieth century, future
Place: latin america, south america, mine, central america
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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, children, nasa, friendship, adventure, family, ufo, hiding place, stranded, young heroes, homesickness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
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 5.9
 70K
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, danger, save the world, virus, invasion, psychiatrist, survival, sleeping, epidemic, transformation, female protagonist, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c.
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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, scary, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, alien, save the world, pyramid, expedition, adventure, monster, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, gory, danger, evil alien ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: antarctica, nepal, nebraska, mexico, egypt
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 6.7
 51K
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: sentimental, touching, captivating, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, fountain of youth, benign alien, alien, retirement home, elderly, golden years, cocoon, senior citizen, swimming pool, chase, cancer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
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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, save the world, imaginary, escapades, danger, odd couple, distant planet ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, australia, paris france
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 5.8
 17K
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, sentimental, stylized, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, ufo, alien, buddies, benign alien, investigation, family, young heroes, suburbs, youth, escapades ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
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 5.0
 35K
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, alien encounter, disorder, crew, spacecraft, escapades, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, alien invasion, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, mysterious character, survival, end of the world, teenage life, youth, alien, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, sheriff, alien, spacecraft, escape, cowboy, outlaw, small town, danger, gunfight, chaos ...
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, alien encounter, space and aliens, goofy hero, fall in love, love and romance, misfit, single father ...
Time: 80s
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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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, evil alien, time travel, changing the past or future, military, warrior, alien, battles, alien invasion, danger, army, space and aliens ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, england, europe, big ben london, paris france ...
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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: culture clash, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, benign alien, virtual reality, alien encounter, soldier, mysterious planet, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 6.4
 83K
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, realistic, futuristic, breathtaking, stylized ...
Plot: monster, alien, alien encounter, survival, getting home, danger, alien invasion, personal safety, jungle, quarantine, radio, forest ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, central america, latin america
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 7.1
 556K
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, man versus machine, alien invasion, transformation, good versus evil, alien, robot, danger, artifact, save the world, military, transforming robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pentagon, washington d.c.
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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, mission, trapped in space, spacecraft, creature, marketplace, marriage proposal, genocide, military, endangered species ...
Time: future, year 1975, 2020s
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 7.0
 313K
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, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, adventure, small town, secret, childhood, alien, danger, heroes, youth, investigation, filmmaking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, year 1958 ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.7
 175K
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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, heroes, adventure, time machine, adventurer, journey, good versus evil, alien encounter, save the day, space travel, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
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Out of This World (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Out Of This World is an American fantasy sitcom about a teenage girl who is half alien, which gives her unique supernatural powers. It first aired in syndication from September 17, 1987 and ended on May 25, 1991. During its first season, the series ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, feel good
Plot: alien, teenage girl, supernatural power, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, stopped time, alien species, magical power, magic, alien planet, alien race, alien technology ...
Place: california
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 5.5
 7K
Gravity (2017)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: extraterrestrial, alien, human versus alien, ufo, humanoid, spacecraft, news report, fighter jet, crash landing, mob, military, adventure ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 8.5
 185K
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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, robot, alien, adult humor, social satire, benign alien, androids and robots, scientist, cyclops, goofy hero, escapades ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 27K
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, fish out of water, sitcom, alien, culture clash, parents and children, family relations, family, comedy of errors, cat, suburbs, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: serious, tense, exciting, captivating, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, alien, gore, danger, rivalry, violence, murder, survival, body horror, humanity, fight scenes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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