Shape shifting alien movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant shape shifting alien movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out surprise ending, suspenseful, cult film, serious, exciting and humorous films and TV shows about / with shape shifting alien, alien, space and aliens, danger, transformation, outer space, catastrophe, chase, escapades and gun plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as shape shifting alien: The Thing (1982), The Thing (2011), Species III (2004), Phil the Alien (2004), Cocoon: The Return (1988), The Hidden (1987), Breach (2020), Super Monsters (2017), Transformers (2007), Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019).

List of shape shifting alien movies

 8.1
 370K
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, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, alien encounter, lovecraftian, space and aliens, paranoia, survival, fear, trapped, mutation, scientist, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 6.2
 122K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, evil alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, alien invasion, space and aliens, gory, danger, chase, survival, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
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 4.3
 9K
Species III (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she delivers her child in an ambulance, alien Eve is killed by a half-breed. Fortunately, Dr. Abbot scoops up the baby alien and escapes. In time, the baby grows into a gorgeous blonde named Sara and begins her quest to find a worthy mate. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, sexual, erotic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, laboratory, evil alien, alien, military, transformation, breeding, danger, experiment gone awry, chaos, deadly creature, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
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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, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, Thailand
Duration: 136 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 race, alien planet, alien, parallel world, mission, spacecraft, government agent, creature, space station, outer space, space opera ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1975, 70s
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 5.2
 707
Phil the Alien (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Phil the Alien crashes to Earth and find himself alone in the wilds of northern Canada. In the process of going home he goes from drunk to christian rock singer to mass murder.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat
Plot: alien, bar, prostitute, small town, benign alien, alcohol abuse, silly humor, misfit, space and aliens, getting home, secret agents, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
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Cocoon: The Return (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth, or will they?
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cocoon, pregnant woman, expectant father, human alien, pregnant wife, return, shape shifting alien, senior citizen, ocean, werewolf, space travel, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: exciting, semi serious, psychotronic, visually appealing, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, chaos, robot, evil alien, military, androids and robots, good versus evil, man versus machine, alien, artifact, human existence, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: egypt, washington d.c., virginia, paris france, new jersey ...
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 7.0
 17K
The Hidden (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An alien is on the run in America. To get his kicks, it kills anything that gets in its way, and uses the body as a new hiding place. This alien has a goal in life; power. Hotly pursued by another alien (who's borrowed the body of a dead FBI ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, violence, robbery, fbi, alien encounter, investigation, world domination, mistaken identity, danger, benign alien, special agents, alien ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
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 2.8
 884
Breach (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A hardened mechanic must stay awake and maintain an interstellar ark fleeing the dying planet Earth with a few thousand lucky souls on board... the last of humanity. Unfortunately, humans are not the only passengers. A shapeshifting alien creature ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: trapped in space, spacecraft, human versus alien, monster, alien monster, survival horror, alien encounter, deadly creature, outer space, space travel, trapped, space and aliens ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 331
Super Monsters (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Preschool kids whose parents are the world's most famous monsters try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.
Style: colourful, touching, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: monster, super strength, parallel world, netflix, kindergarten, friends, imaginary, partners, super powers, family, computer animation, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.0
 595K
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, exciting, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: giant robots, robot, good versus evil, androids and robots, alien, man versus machine, danger, chaos, computer cracker, transformation, save the world, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century, 2000s, 1890s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pentagon, washington d.c.
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Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Peter Parker and his friends go on a summer trip to Europe. However, they will hardly be able to rest - Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of creatures that cause natural disasters and destruction throughout the continent.
Style: entertaining, comic, sentimental, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, heroes, teenage life, secret identity, superhuman powers, school trip, mutant, superhero, double life, escapades, illusion, love and romance ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: venice, europe, prague, tower bridge london, new york ...
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 5.2
 69K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, spacecraft, terrorism, heroes, escapades, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
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Attack of the B.I.M.B.O.S (0000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: Aliens Among Us threaten life as we know it as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance when a menacing shapeshifting alien race plots to infiltrate the human race and colonize earth for alien habitation. Standing in their way is the daughter of an ...
Plot: alien race, alien, alien invasion, alien attack, shape shifting alien
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 6.6
 254K
John Carter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, surprise ending, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious planet, monster, chosen one, sword and sorcery, princess, space wars, space travel, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: virginia, arizona, new york
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Species: The Awakening (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scientist, Dr Holander, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and sets Miranda on a killing spree as she sets out to find a mate.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: scientist, space and aliens, imaginary, supernatural, save the world, escapades, superhuman powers, rivalry, danger, heroes, deadly creature, benign alien ...
Time: 2000s
Place: latin america, mexico
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 5.7
 121K
The Watch (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surprise ending, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: suburbs, space and aliens, friendship, profanity, alien invasion, alien, evil alien, silly humor, goofy hero, lifestyle, save the world, super weapon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.0
 1.3M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, imaginary, teamwork, save the world, heroic mission, giant, evil alien, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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 7.2
 102K
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, fairy tale, semi serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, outer space, space travel, steampunk, treasure hunt, alien, disney, spacecraft, androids and robots, treasure, adventurer ...
Time: future, 18th century
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Terminal Invasion (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aliens in human disguise commandeer a rural airport during a snowstorm. To survive, the people trapped inside must determine which of their own is not of this Earth.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, alien invasion, evil alien, anti heroes, anti hero, prisoner, survival, supernatural, danger, save the world, confined, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.0
 43K
Starman (1984)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Style: touching, serious, offbeat, stylized, road movie ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: alien, fish out of water, rescue, on the run, widow, benign alien, romance, adventure, landing, peaceful mission, disorder, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., las vegas, arizona, wisconsin
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 6.2
 22K
Lifeforce (1985)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, scary, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, survival, alien, outer space, astronaut, supernatural, evil alien, supernatural power, alien encounter, space and aliens, save the world, danger ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, big ben london, tower bridge london
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 7.3
 149K
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, parody, good versus evil, heroes, star, innocence, actor, mistaken identity, race against time, spacecraft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 5.5
 89K
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, in the woods, plague, friends, supernatural, evil alien, first contact, foreknowledge, mind control, supernatural ability, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: maine, usa, massachusetts, boston
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Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
Style: feel good, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, martial arts, dragon, good versus evil, save the world, superhero, adventure, danger, legends and myths, revenge, young heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future
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Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sam, a college student in a small Northwestern town, reluctantly joins his roommates in a contest to see who can hook up with the most gorgeous co-eds by the end of the semester. But when men slowly start disappearing around town, he and his friends ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, supernatural, alien encounter, college life, college, danger, deadly, space and aliens, youth, deadly creature, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 4.0
 556
Dark Breed (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders. It seems that they were all ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, heroes, against the rules, space travel, danger, deadly, undercover ...
Time: 90s
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 3.7
 2K
Breeders (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An otherwordly perpetrator has been attacking female virgins in Manhattan. As Dr. Pace and Detective Andriotti work together to identify the strange organic materials found on the women, the victims begin arising in a trance and leaving the hospital.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: raped by monster, alien, woman in danger, impregnation, rape, investigation, supernatural, transformation, monster, nudity (full frontal - brief), parasite, evil alien ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 33K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, extraterrestrial, alien invasion, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, space and aliens, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
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Under the Mountain (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage twins battle dark forces hidden beneath Auckland's volcanoes.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, scary ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, adventure, alien, young heroes, good versus evil, save the world, heroes, teenage life, supernatural, siblings relations, supernatural ability, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
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