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, visually appealing, exciting, cult film and serious films and TV shows about / with ufo, alien, space and aliens, alien invasion, alien encounter, outer space, catastrophe, first contact, danger and dialogue plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ufo: The Fourth Kind (2009), The X-Files (1993), Project Blue Book (2019), The X Files (1998), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), V (2009), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Flight of the Navigator (1986), Independence Day (1996), The Tommyknockers (1993).

List of ufo movies

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, epic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, alien contact, alien abduction, spacecraft, a vision, technology, contact, flying saucer, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, mexico, india ...
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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, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, disappearance, patient, space and aliens, hypnosis, abduction, investigation, paranormal activity, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
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 8.6
 193K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, investigation, conspiracy, fbi, special agents, top secret, alien contact, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
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Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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: based on true events, exciting, enigmatic, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: ufo, alien, special agents, cold war, alien contact, physicist, scientific research, paranormal activity, false friend, female friendship, alien technology, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 99K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, evil alien, first contact, fbi, conspiracy, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, 1990s, future ...
Place: antarctica, texas, london, europe, usa ...
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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, spacecraft, catastrophe, abduction, sheriff, cowboy, alien, escape, small town, chaos, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.8
 52K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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 encounter, world domination, fbi, dishonesty, uncover truth, danger, spacecraft, heroes, special agents, family relations ...
Place: usa
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: 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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, alien contact, ufo, evacuation, evil alien, ultimatum, messenger, threat, chaos and mayhem, environmentalism, alien encounter, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, australia, virginia, new york ...
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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, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, ufo, space travel, benign alien, flying saucer, nasa, outer space, young heroes, alien, artificial intelligence, getting home ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: florida, tokyo
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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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, save the world, end of the world, ufo, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, aliens, danger, pilot, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, bombay india, washington d.c., big ben london, manhattan new york city ...
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The Tommyknockers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover the secret of the Tommyknocker
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: ufo, alien, small town, escapades, supernatural ability, heroes, deadly creature, anti heroes, mystery, heroic mission, in the woods, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, sentimental, stylized, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, alien, friendship, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, young heroes, suburbs, escapades, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 min.
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, not serious, light, offbeat, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ufo, imaginary, benign alien, adventure, space travel, outer space, alien, satire, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, mysterious planet ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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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: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, alien encounter, friendship, abduction, false accusation, danger, police, forest, murder, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.6
 159K
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, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: underwater, submarine, ocean, ufo, first contact, sea, space and aliens, alien encounter, ocean or sea, heroic mission, sacrifice, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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 6.4
 14K
CJ7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ti, a really poor construction worker that struggles to keep his son, Dicky, in private school, mistakes an orb he finds in a junkjard for a toy which proves to be much, much more once the young boy starts to play with it.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ufo, school, benign alien, little boy, toys, martial arts, family relations, alien, family, extraterrestrial, pets, parents and children ...
Place: china
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 4.4
 86K
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, survival, chaos, fantasy world, alien encounter, danger, abduction, demolished city, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong, new york ...
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 7.9
 19K
Taken (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
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: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, teleportation, alien encounter, loneliness, insanity, supernatural, top secret, disappearance, haunted by the past, experimenting, unhappy ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, contemporary, 60s, 90s ...
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: ufo, benign alien, apartment building, friendship, eviction, elderly couple, alien life-form, family, alien encounter, save the day, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
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The Phoenix Incident (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 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: tense, enigmatic, suspense, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, desert, military, alien, conspiracy, camera, found footage, missing, missing person, investigation, danger, death ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa, mexico
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, dark, exciting ...
Plot: ufo, desperation, fear, friendship, alien, found footage, secret, investigation, dark secret, air force, missing person, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1997
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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 5.9
 90K
Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: futuristic, stylized, light, clever, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, nazism, moon, ufo, outer space, fantasy world, space travel, steampunk, space station, chaos and mayhem, astronaut, deadly weapon ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, germany
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 6.3
 206K
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: humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, evil alien, alien invasion, mars, ufo, save the world, space and aliens, spacecraft, flying saucer, alien encounter, congress, space travel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, big ben london, new york ...
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 7.3
 505K
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, undercover, creature, government agency, space and aliens, partners, ufo, secret agents, alien encounter, aliens, save the world, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 233K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, tense, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, alien invasion, battleship, evil alien, save the world, ship, navy, sea battle, ocean or sea, danger, u.s. navy, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2006, year 2012 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, new york, london, japan ...
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 7.2
 84K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, resistance, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, post apocalypse, alien encounter, survival, danger, ufo, worldwide chaos, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, nasa, friendship, adventure, healing power, flying saucer, levitation, suburbs, halloween ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 6.2
 336K
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: humorous, light, not serious, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, aliens, undercover, save the world, alien, race against time, good versus evil, secret agents, fictional government agency, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s, year 2002 ...
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, massachusetts, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 331K
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, twists and turns, psychological, scary ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, ufo, asthma, asthma attack, alien encounter, alien, loss of faith, destiny, single father, priest, baseball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
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 7.0
 231K
Paul (2011)
Genre: 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, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, friends, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, road trip, geek ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, 1940s, year 1947 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, arizona, wyoming
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