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 suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, stylized and light films and TV shows about / with ufo, alien, space and aliens, alien invasion, danger, spacecraft, outer space, technology, dialogue and first contact plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama 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), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Flight of the Navigator (1986), The X Files (1998), Independence Day (1996), Earth to Echo (2014), The Abyss (1989).

List of ufo movies

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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 abduction, alien contact, a vision, technology, contact, flying saucer, benign alien, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, mongolia, indiana, india, ohio ...
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 8.6
 203K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, special agents, fbi, alien contact, paranormal activity, conspiracy, top secret, mysterious place, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s, 21st century ...
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.
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: based on true events, captivating, exciting, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: ufo, alien, cold war, alien abduction, special agents, space and aliens, physicist, paranormal activity, alien contact, scientific research, alien encounter, investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 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, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, space and aliens, hypnosis, patient, disappearance, investigation, paranormal activity, abduction, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2000
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, space and aliens, alien invasion, spacecraft, alien, sheriff, back from the dead, escape, small town, chaos, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, 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, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien contact, evil alien, evacuation, ultimatum, first contact, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, environmentalism, alien encounter, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, australia, 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, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ufo, time travel, adventure, flying saucer, benign alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, nasa, young heroes, alien, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, 70s, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo
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 7.0
 102K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, evil alien, conspiracy, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, 1990s, future ...
Place: antarctica, london, texas, europe, usa ...
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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, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, ufo, end of the world, evil alien, save the world, space and aliens, spacecraft, aliens, danger, pilot, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, sydney australia, los angeles, new mexico, 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, sentimental, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, alien, friendship, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, young heroes, escapades, youth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
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 7.5
 165K
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: underwater, ocean, ufo, first contact, submarine, space and aliens, sea, alien encounter, ocean or sea, underwater scene, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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 6.3
 213K
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, humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, alien invasion, mars, space and aliens, flying saucer, save the world, alien encounter, outer space, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, big ben london, taj mahal ...
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 5.8
 238K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Hong Kong
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, psychotronic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, military, navy, battleship, u.s. navy, ufo, save the world, ship, danger, alien encounter, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2005, year 2006 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, japan, new york, tokyo ...
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 6.8
 53K
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, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, world domination, alien encounter, extraterrestrial, fate of humanity, fbi, dishonesty, worldwide chaos, invasion, danger, uncover truth ...
Place: usa
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 4.4
 88K
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, serious, exciting, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, alien encounter, alien, survival, abduction, chaos, space and aliens, demolished city, giant creature ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, london ...
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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, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: ufo, benign alien, apartment building, friendship, eviction, elderly couple, family, alien encounter, save the day, disorder, unlikely partners, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
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 7.2
 86K
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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, alien invasion, ufo, resistance, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, worldwide chaos, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, alien encounter, friendship, false accusation, danger, abduction, investigation, forest, police, space and aliens, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.9
 611K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, 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, twist ending, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, ufo, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, scientist, destiny, science, alien contact ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, montana, china, venezuela ...
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The Tommyknockers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, slasher
Plot: ufo, alien, evil alien, space and aliens, small town, rescue, supernatural, misfit, danger, investigation, mystery, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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: enigmatic, tense, suspense, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, military, desert, conspiracy, found footage, camera, alien, missing, missing person, investigation, danger, death ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa, mexico
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 6.2
 348K
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, exciting, stylized, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, buddy cop, alien, save the world, extraterrestrial, undercover, race against time, alien invasion, secret agents, good versus evil, fictional government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1978, year 2002 ...
Place: new york, usa, massachusetts, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 19K
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, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien abduction, ufo, teleportation, kidnapping, space and aliens, alien encounter, medical experiment, cold war, loneliness, conspiracy, alien, government conspiracy ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 60s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
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 5.9
 92K
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: weird, humorous, futuristic, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, nazism, ufo, steampunk, alternate reality, flying saucer, moon, outer space, nuclear explosion, astronaut, space travel, space station ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, germany
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 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, not serious, offbeat, light, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ufo, benign alien, outer space, imaginary, space travel, adventure, alien, satire, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, mysterious planet ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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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, suspense, suspenseful, dark, scary ...
Plot: ufo, found footage, friendship, desperation, fear, secret, dark secret, investigation, air force, friend, tragedy, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1997
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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 7.0
 341K
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, psychotronic, sentimental, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, alien, young heroes, small town, friendship, ufo, monster, adventure, youth, investigation, creature, attack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1979 ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.3
 523K
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, entertaining, exciting, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, secret agents, government agency, space and aliens, partners, undercover, ufo, creature, alien encounter, save the world, aliens, secret service ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, teleportation, adventure, benign alien, ufo, supernatural ability, children, young heroes, evil alien, spacecraft, aliens, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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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, flying saucer, nasa, alien contact, friendship, adventure, children, healing power, levitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, sesame street, united states
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