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 suspense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, visually appealing and exciting films and TV shows about / with alien contact, alien, space and aliens, outer space, alien invasion, spacecraft, first contact, danger, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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alien contact movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as alien contact: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Contact (1997), The X-Files (1993), Arrival (2016), The Puppet Masters (1994), Earth: Final Conflict (1997), Project Blue Book (2019), Alien (1979), Captain Marvel (2019), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

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, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien contact, evacuation, evil alien, ultimatum, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, environmentalism, alien encounter, race against time, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, virginia, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 255K
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, clever ...
Plot: alien encounter, benign alien, alien contact, scientist, wormhole, space travel, space and aliens, science, first contact, research, nasa, astronomer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, hokkaido, florida, puerto rico ...
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 8.6
 200K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, special agents, fbi, paranormal activity, conspiracy, alien contact, top secret, mysterious place, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
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 7.9
 597K
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, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo, loss, scientist, destiny, science, alien contact ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, china, montana, venezuela ...
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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, spacecraft, a vision, technology, contact, benign alien, flying saucer, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, indiana, mexico, mongolia, 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: evil alien, mind control, space and aliens, alien contact, alien, alien invasion, deadly creature, ufo, murder, danger, alien encounter, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
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Earth: Final Conflict (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien contact, space wars, conspiracy, alien, rebellion, space and aliens, evil alien, heroes, adventure, danger, creator, alien encounter ...
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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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 8.4
 791K
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, captivating, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, evil alien, monster, outer space, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, fear, scientist ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 6.9
 449K
Captain Marvel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously ...
Style: exciting, comic, psychotronic, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: female warrior, superhero, superheroine, space wars, alien civilization, female protagonist, super strength, super powers, good versus evil, supernatural power, superhuman powers, outer space ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1989, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: louisiana, los angeles
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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, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, escapades, alien, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 8.3
 655K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, alien, deadly creature, space and aliens, outer space, survival, strong female character, space colony, evil alien, human versus alien, female warrior, space marine ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 5.6
 6K
Communion (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 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, alien, hypnosis, psychiatrist, alien contact, ufo, writers, paranoia, cabin, halloween, family, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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 6.1
 63K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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, alien contact, life turned upside down, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, cyborgs, laboratory, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
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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, funny, humorous, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: boarding school, alien contact, father son relationship, ufo, alien, children, birthday, spacecraft, boy, small town, child custody, social services ...
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 3.6
 489
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, military, heroes, soldier, battles, master warrior, danger, alien contact, graphic violence, sniper, sniper rifle
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 15K
The Sputnik (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander’s mental state, it becomes clear ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: evil alien, alien, alien monster, outer space, alien contact, spacecraft, creature, extraterrestrial, parasite, research, fear, peril ...
Time: year 1983
Place: russia, kazakhstan
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, destruction, humanity in peril, survival, first contact, danger, disintegration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, south america, paris france ...
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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: ufo, alien abduction, teleportation, kidnapping, alien encounter, space and aliens, cold war, loneliness, government conspiracy, alien, conspiracy, insanity ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 60s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
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Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
Story: This series takes place during the three-year time period between the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The show depicted the actions of various characters in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, including Anakin Skywalker, ...
Style: saga, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, clones, good versus evil, space opera, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, villain, army, warrior, alien civilization, space travel, disguise ...
Time: future
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 6.2
 79K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, contemplative, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: space station, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, mysterious planet, astronaut, afterlife, spacecraft, hallucination, back from the dead, romance, paranormal activity ...
Time: future
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 6.2
 345K
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, stylized, exciting, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, buddy cop, alien, save the world, undercover, race against time, secret agents, good versus evil, fictional government agency, aliens, hi-tech ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1978, year 2002 ...
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, massachusetts, manhattan new york city
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The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, benign alien, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, couples, disorder, social relations, misfit, suburban life, alien contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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The War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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 attack, alien, post apocalypse, alien race, ufo, apocalypse, surprise attack, alien contact, fictional war, survival ...
Time: edwardian era, 1900s, turn of the century, 2010s
Place: england
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Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: alien invasion, survival, evil alien, alien, military, monster, post apocalypse, giant creature, creature, space and aliens, supernatural, deadly creature ...
Time: future
Place: usa, detroit
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 169K
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adoption, orphan, adventure, friendship, family, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, disorder, heroes, experiment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
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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, human in outer space, alien contact, space war ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
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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, spacecraft, alien, cowboy, sheriff, alien invasion, space and aliens, back from the dead, escape, small town, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 5.3
 51K
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: fish out of water, space and aliens, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien life-form, outer space, alien contact, family relations, golf, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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