Alien contact movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant alien contact movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, futuristic and stylized films and TV shows about / with alien contact, alien, space and aliens, outer space, danger, spacecraft, alien invasion, catastrophe, alien encounter and first contact plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alien contact: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Contact (1997), The X-Files (1993), The Puppet Masters (1994), Alien (1979), Project Blue Book (2019), Mission to Mars (2000), Earth: Final Conflict (1997), Luis & the Aliens (2018), One Shot (2014).

List of alien contact movies

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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 7.4
 248K
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: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, scientist, wormhole, alien contact, first contact, space travel, space and aliens, science, research, nasa, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, florida, japan, puerto rico
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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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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 Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind control, space and aliens, evil alien, alien contact, alien invasion, alien, deadly creature, murder, alien encounter, danger, political corruption, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
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 8.4
 765K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 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, frightening, suspenseful, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, monster, evil alien, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, scientist, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, mysterious planet, outer space, alien, trapped in space, nasa ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Earth: Final Conflict (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Earth: Final Conflict is a Canadian science fiction television series based on story ideas created by Gene Roddenberry, and produced under the guidance of his widow, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. It was not produced, filmed or broadcast until after his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien contact, space wars, alien, space and aliens, evil alien, alien encounter, heroes, adventure, creator, danger, district attorney, alien invasion ...
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Luis & the Aliens (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Luis" tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who makes friends with three loveable little aliens, who crash their UFO into his house. In return for Luis' help in finding the home-shopping channel stuff they came for, they save Luis ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: alien contact, father son relationship, alien, ufo, birthday, social services, boy, small town, child custody, mad scientist, boarding school, advertising ...
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 3.6
 475
One Shot (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Kyle Matthews, an elite Sniper from the World Defense Force, is trapped in enemy territory - his skills are put to the test as he attempts to survive against a whole armada of Cerulean soldiers, Hell bent on wiping all humans from existence. ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, military, soldier, danger, heroes, master warrior, battles, alien contact, graphic violence, sniper, sniper rifle
Time: future
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The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, parents and children, benign alien, couples, family life, eccentric family, misfit, social relations, suburban life, disorder, alien contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, 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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The War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Set in Edwardian England, George and his partner Amy attempt to defy the prejudices of society and start a life together, all the while swerving the ongoing chaos of an alien invasion.
Style: apocalyptic, bleak, suspense, tense
Plot: alien invasion, end of the world, alien race, alien attack, post apocalypse, ufo, alien, apocalypse, surprise attack, alien contact, fictional war, survival ...
Time: edwardian era, 1900s, turn of the century, 2010s
Place: england
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The Arrival of Wang (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chinese-language interpreter Gaia is called up out of the blue by the Italian authorities with an urgent and confidential translation assignment. She is whisked away to a secret underground location and ushered into a pitch-black room where she is ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, government agent, translator, alien contact, mistrust, locked in a room, alien race, alien creature, interrogation, alien species, female protagonist, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, alien encounter, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, supernatural, danger, single father ...
Time: 80s
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The Last Starfighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: outer space, space wars, alien, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, space and aliens, battles, fighter pilot, alien contact, human in outer space, space war ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
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 5.3
 49K
Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, fish out of water, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, outer space, alien contact, family relations, golf, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.6
 5K
Communion (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: alien abduction, hypnosis, alien, psychiatrist, ufo, writers, alien contact, paranoia, cabin, halloween, family, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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The First Men in the Moon (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mark Gatiss's adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the Moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He's a man with an ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: space travel, moon, alien encounter, partners, obsessive quest, danger, inventions and discoveries, escapades, heroes, alien contact, old man, moon landing ...
Time: 1900s, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, 20th century
Place: england
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Invasion Planet Earth (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the death of his young daughter, Thomas Dunn is a man who has lost his faith. His life has crumbled and his confidence is shattered. Yet, on this day he wakes to discover that Mandy, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. Maybe this is ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, tense, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenic, paranoia, haunted by the past, little boy, british soldier, fear, painting, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, hallucination, little girl ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, big ben london, britain, new york, london
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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: end of the world, alien invasion, alien, human versus alien, apocalypse, technology, space travel, president, rescue attempt, white house, disaster film, danger ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, wyoming, nevada, las vegas ...
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 6.1
 61K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, danger, secret laboratory, imaginary, life turned upside down, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, cyborgs, laboratory, alien contact, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
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The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, apocalypse, space and aliens, deadly, danger, on the run, survival, self sacrifice, friendship, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Transformers Prime (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Transformers: Prime is an American computer-animated television series based on the Transformers toy franchise by Hasbro. The series aired on Hub Network from November 29, 2010 to July 26, 2013. The Transformers: Prime TV movie, Predacons Rising, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, sincere, reboot
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: androids and robots, good versus evil, benign alien, escapades, government official, killer robot, battles, human existence, chaos, danger, military, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, approximately during the 2360s and ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, space exploration, alien planet, spacecraft, star trek, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, escapades ...
Time: future
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People of Earth (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham investigates a support group for alien abductees to write about the members' supposed encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, the more he realizes there is truth in their stories and possibly ...
Style: semi serious, ironic, captivating, satirical
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, support group, skeptic, alien contact, journalist, society, screwball, small town, investigative journalist
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state
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Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, star trek, space battle, getting home, teleportation, hologram, alien encounter, allies, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: future
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Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: mechanic, small town, satire, dentist, audition, backstage, travel agent, improv, amateur theater, city council, alien contact, chinese restaurant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, time travel, outer space, cyborgs, first contact, sent to the past, space opera, space wars, invasion, captain, teleportation, attack ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
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