Ufo movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ufo movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, visually appealing and weird films and TV shows about / with alien, ufo, outer space, space and aliens, extraterrestrial, danger, alien invasion, alien encounter, first contact and catastrophe plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ufo: The X-Files (1993), Project Blue Book (2019), The Fourth Kind (2009), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Flight of the Navigator (1986), The X Files (1998), Earth to Echo (2014), Phoenix Forgotten (2017), Independence Day (1996), The Abyss (1989).

List of ufo movies

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 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: breathtaking, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, ufo, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, space and aliens, spacecraft, outer space, technology, benign alien, flying saucer, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, mongolia, india, wyoming, ohio ...
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 8.6
 221K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, top secret, fbi, alien contact, space and aliens, conspiracy, special agents, paranormal activity, alien abduction ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, washington d.c.
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Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”
Style: enigmatic, captivating, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: ufo, alien, special agents, space and aliens, alien abduction, physicist, alien contact, scientific research, paranormal activity, political conspiracy, alien encounter, explorer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, space and aliens, hypnosis, found footage, alien, disappearance, investigation, paranormal activity, abduction, supernatural ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: ufo, end of the world, alien contact, alien, evil alien, first contact, alien encounter, giant robots, environmentalism, alien invasion, robot, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, egypt, antarctica, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: feel good, futuristic, exciting, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, ufo, adventure, benign alien, flying saucer, outer space, space and aliens, space travel, nasa, alien, getting home, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1978, future, 20th century ...
Place: florida, miami beach, miami, texas, japan ...
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 7.0
 106K
The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, conspiracy, first contact, evil alien, fbi, conspiracy theory, virus, paranoia, mystery, obsession, chase ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, washington d.c., london, usa, europe ...
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 5.7
 19K
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, sentimental, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ufo, alien, friendship, adventure, family, youth, found footage, buddies, investigation, children, friends, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 2010s
Place: las vegas, usa
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Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: ufo, found footage, alien, desperation, friendship, fear, dark secret, investigation, secret, memories, travel, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, year 1997
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: suspense, exciting, futuristic, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: alien invasion, space and aliens, invasion, evil alien, ufo, alien, save the world, end of the world, alien encounter, first contact, outer space, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, big ben london, los angeles ...
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 7.5
 177K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ocean, ufo, sea, submarine, first contact, alien, disaster, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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 6.4
 226K
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: parody, absurd, humorous, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, mars, ufo, alien, space and aliens, evil alien, flying saucer, outer space, save the world, disaster, alien encounter, space travel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, big ben london, taj mahal ...
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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, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, alien, ufo, extraterrestrial, monster, space and aliens, cowboy, catastrophe, spacecraft, invasion, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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The Phoenix Incident (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A number of 'missing person' cases are reported in Phoenix, Arizona when an unexplained light appears in the sky one night in 1997.
Style: enigmatic, tense, suspense, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, found footage, alien, military, desert, conspiracy, missing person, investigation, death, alien abduction, arizona desert, alien invasion ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa, mexico
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Fire in the Sky (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: alien, ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, alien contact, space and aliens, extraterrestrial, investigation, natural disaster, abduction, false accusation, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.8
 56K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, alien, alien encounter, world domination, fate of humanity, alien invasion, post apocalypse, invasion, supernatural, fbi, conspiracy ...
Place: usa
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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: sweet, feel good, entertaining, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, date night
Plot: ufo, apartment building, alien robot, benign alien, eviction, family, friendship, elderly couple, alien encounter, save the day, alien life-form, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, hawaii, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 679K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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, philosophical, psychological, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, alien contact, linguist, scientist, ufo, alien race, alien creature, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, science, time ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, russia, venezuela, massachusetts ...
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 6.1
 371K
Men in Black II (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien invasion, alien, evil alien, buddy cop, extraterrestrial, space and aliens, outer space, top secret, save the world, undercover, alien contact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 2002, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, north america, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
 353K
Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense, exciting, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: childhood, alien, monster, small town, ufo, young heroes, friendship, adventure, youth, creature, coming of age, investigation ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, future, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.8
 20K
Taken (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
TV show
Story: Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, alien, kidnapping, alien invasion, space and aliens, medical experiment, supernatural, teleportation, officer, loneliness ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
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 6.8
 360K
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: twist ending, scary, enigmatic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien, alien encounter, first contact, single father, survival, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, outer space, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil ...
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 7.3
 560K
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: entertaining, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, ufo, space and aliens, secret agents, government agency, partners, alien encounter, undercover, creature, invasion, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, north america, plymouth ...
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Alien Abduction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, alien abduction, found footage, ufo, extraterrestrial, space and aliens, alien encounter, abduction, missing person, escapades, survival, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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 5.8
 248K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien invasion, u.s. navy, military, evil alien, battleship, navy, alien, alien encounter, ship, space and aliens, save the world, sea battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, london, tokyo, pentagon ...
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
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, light, futuristic, talky, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, ufo, outer space, adventure, alien, space travel, time travel, mysterious planet, satire, fantasy world, spacecraft, end of the world ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
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Beyond The Sky (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker travels to a UFO convention in New Mexico where he meets a local artist with a dark secret. As they follow a trail of clues they discover disturbing sightings and question all they believe when they become immersed in the ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, flying saucer, alien, invasion, crew, filmmaker, romance, investigation, chaos, machismo, race against time ...
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 4.5
 90K
Skyline (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, light, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, alien invasion, alien, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, fantasy world, survival, alien encounter, giant monster, group of friends ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, big ben london ...
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 7.1
 89K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, heroic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, alien encounter, resistance, space and aliens, ufo, alien, apocalypse, military, survival, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.2
 14K
Area 51 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
Style: scary, suspense, tense, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, military base, alien, alien abduction, found footage, conspiracy, supernatural, secret base, secrets, adaptation, happy ending, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, america
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