Alien encounter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant alien encounter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized and cerebral films and TV shows about / with alien encounter, space and aliens, alien, danger, alien invasion, technology, aliens, dialogue, first contact and transformation plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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alien encounter movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as alien encounter: The Thing (1982), V (2009), District 9 (2009), Alien (1979), The Fourth Kind (2009), Doctor Who (2005), Battleship (2012), Avatar (2009), Prometheus (2012), To Love-Ru (2008).

List of alien encounter movies

 8.1
 326K
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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, alien encounter, monster, survival, transformation, paranoia, space and aliens, danger, fear, scientist, supernatural, destruction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 6.8
 51K
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: evil alien, ufo, alien encounter, dishonesty, fbi, danger, uncover truth, special agents, family relations, world domination, heroes, resistance ...
Place: usa
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 7.9
 599K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, rough, biting, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, racism, manhunt, transformation, genetics, discrimination, civil rights, life is a bitch, slum, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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 8.5
 702K
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, frightening, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, evil alien, outer space, scientist, deadly creature, alien, alien encounter, monster, survival, mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: 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, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: ufo, alien encounter, disappearance, alien abduction, patient, paranormal activity, hypnosis, abduction, space and aliens, investigation, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
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 8.7
 182K
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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, time machine, heroes, adventure, journey, adventurer, good versus evil, alien encounter, space travel, save the day, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 5.8
 224K
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, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, evil alien, ocean or sea, ship, military, navy, alien encounter, battles, soldier, alien invasion, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2005 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pentagon ...
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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, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, culture clash, space and aliens, adventure, scientist, alien, virtual reality, mysterious planet, alien encounter, warrior, soldier, benign alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 7.0
 534K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, space travel, expedition, spacecraft, mysterious planet, fantasy world, alien encounter, mission, hi-tech, heroine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 6.7
 437
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, romantic, captivating, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, school, alien encounter, youth, benign alien, love and romance, romance, space and aliens, high school, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, harem
Place: asia, japan
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 7.1
 213K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, anti heroes, mysterious planet, alien encounter, survival, tough heroes, monster, outer space, space travel, dark hero, warrior ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 233K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, alien encounter, space and aliens, wormhole, inventions and discoveries, nasa, benign alien, space travel, contact, mathematics, radio, research ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
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 7.4
 16K
Star-Crossed (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: forbidden love, benign alien, love and romance, teenage love, supernatural romance, high school life, alien encounter, space and aliens, teenage life, fall in love, impossible love, newcomer ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Transformers (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: androids and robots, alien encounter, good versus evil, space travel, save the world, evil alien, danger, adventure, leadership, chaos, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, future, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
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 7.0
 218K
Paul (2011)
Genre: Animation, 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, talky, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, friends, geek, ufo, first contact, chase, alien, escapades, friendship, road trip, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, san diego california, wyoming
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 7.8
 342K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, jungle, deadly creature, invisibility, chase, alien, trap, warrior, evil alien, tough heroes, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, mine, south america, central america
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Attack the Block (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teen gang in a grim South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.
Style: exciting, humorous, absurd, bleak, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: gang, deadly creature, street gang, survival, alien, alien encounter, monster, chase, danger, teenage life, evil alien, meteor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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 6.3
 195K
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, stylized, macabre, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, parody, white house, mars, alien encounter, outer space, space travel, spacecraft, ufo, flying saucer, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, taj mahal, washington d.c., big ben london
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen ...
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, futuristic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teen angst, mecha, alien encounter, depression, suffering, future dystopia, insanity, piloted giant robot, young heroes, save the world, super weapon, father son relationship ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan
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 6.3
 69K
Outlander (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the reign of the Vikings, a man from another world crash-lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator. The man must fuse his advanced technology with the weaponry of the vikings to fight the monster.
Style: exciting, epic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien encounter, monster, viking, ancient, vikings, deadly creature, vengeance, space and aliens, swords and armor, partners, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: norway, europe
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 8.2
 10K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, society, absurdism, time travel, teleportation, surrealism, alien, capitalism, racism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, survival, danger, heroic mission, sergeant, save the world, alien encounter, marines, ufo, military, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, santa monica california
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Men in Black: The Series (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Men in Black: The Series, also known as MIB: The Series and Men in Black: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series that originally aired on The WB's Kids' WB programming block from October 11, 1997 to June 30, 2001. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, secret agents, bounty hunter, heroes, government agency, danger, reluctant partners, rivalry, escapades, chases and races, disorder ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
 448K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character, evil alien, disorder, space and aliens, soldier, resistance, survival, alien encounter, radiation ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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 7.3
 470K
Men in Black (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, 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: government agency, undercover, space and aliens, partners, ufo, creature, secret agents, alien encounter, evil alien, alien, fictional government agency, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 313K
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, psychological, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: farm, alien invasion, alien encounter, alien, loss of faith, ufo, single father, priest, small town, christianity, baseball, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
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The Greatest American Hero (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The chronicles of  teacher Ralph Hinkley's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately, Ralph, who hates wearing the suit, immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: alien encounter, superhero, secret identity, space and aliens, superhuman powers, adventure, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, desert, heroic mission, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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 6.4
 84K
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, tense, futuristic, breathtaking, stylized ...
Plot: monster, alien, alien encounter, quarantine, survival, danger, personal safety, getting home, alien invasion, photojournalist, jungle, forest ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, central america, latin america
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 8.3
 65K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, adventure, heroic mission, star trek, benign alien, teleportation, captain, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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 6.2
 111K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, evil alien, danger, alien invasion, alien encounter, chase, survival, gory, isolation, alien, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1982, 80s
Place: antarctica
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