This is the list of Best Alien Movies Ever Made. Some are classics that have been around since the beginning of cinema history and some are more recent. All of these movies offer a space for viewers to explore what it would be like if we were invaded by extraterrestrials.
Best Alien Movies Ever Made
- Aliens, 1986
When Ripley’s lifepod is found decades later by a salvage crew en route to the location of the alien species, they find terra-formers already on-site. In order to find out what happened after they lost contact with the colonists, the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate their story. The results were unfortunate since all contact was lost and they enlisted Ripley and the colonial marines for help.
- Alien, 1979
During its return to the Earth, the 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, one creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.
- Predator, 1987
The team looked at the beautiful scenery; the weather was warm. They were sent to a Central American jungle to take out an extremely dangerous warlord. Suddenly, they were under attack by what seemed like an extraterrestrial warrior!
- Independence Day, 1996
On July 2, a giant flying saucer-shaped mothership enters Earth’s orbit while deploying dozens of smaller destroyers that lay waste to major cities around the planet. The United States tried to attack the mothership on July 3, but are unsuccessful. The next day, they came up with a plan- to send people up the mothership in order to plant a nuke up close.
- Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, 1977
Princess Leia’s captured & held hostage by Imperial forces in effort to take over the Empire. Brave Luke Skywalker and stunning Han Solo team up with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess Leia’s throne, thus restoring peace and justice in the galaxy.
- The Fifth Element, 1997
In 2257, a taxi driver is inadvertently given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980
Luke Skywalker takes it upon himself to learn the ways of the Jedi from ageing master Yoda so that he can defeat the evil Galactic Empire. Darth Vader remains determined to capture Luke, but will Luke be able to defeat him? Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are all thrown into different stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
- Men in Black, 1997
After a thrilling and fantastical police chase, a New York City policer is recruited as an agent: the Men in Black. We protect and serve the public from exotic beings from overseas. Kay and Jay, two Agents from the Intergalactic Intelligence Agency, find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by a terrorist. The terrorist has come to Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.
- District 9, 2009
Thirty years ago, aliens came to Earth, not to make us their slaves or bring us gifts but as refugees from their own dying planet. Separated from humans in District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United who concern themselves with their resourcefulness more than caring for them. They will do anything to learn about the aliens’ advancements. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, he only has one place left to hide: District 9
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
A young boy befriends an alien after it becomes stranded on Earth. After “welcoming” E.T. into his home, Elliott introduces the alien to his brother and sister. They decide to keep E.T.’s existence a secret from their mom and dad at the time
- Avatar, 2009
In a 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is sent to the moon Pandora on a unique mission. They narrowly escape death but they must also figure out if they want to help protect the planet or destroy it
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977
Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Roy is determined to pursue the truth about UFOs, no matter what the cost.
- Signs, 2002
Graham Hess, a farmer surprised by a message he finds carved into his crops. As he investigates his family’s mysterious history, he’ll find that the past of what’s left of his brothers and children will always affect their future. The true story of a farmer who is plagued by mysterious crop circles and the effect they have on his family.
- Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, 1983
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) battles Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire.
- Prometheus, 2012
The discovery of a clue to humanity’s origins on Earth leads a team of explorers to the darkest parts of the universe. Two brilliant young scientists lead the expedition.
- The Thing, 1982
In remote Antarctica, a group of American researchers at their base camp are disturbed by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims.
- Starship Troopers, 1997
In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about them but they have a hatred for humans and want to destroy them in every way.
- Stargate, 1994
In modern-day Egypt, professor Daniel Jackson teams up with retired Army Col. Jack O’Neil to unlock the code of an interstellar gateway to an ancient Egypt-like world.
- Total Recall, 1990
These days, it’s difficult for people to forget about the future and just enjoy their lives. Doug Quaid is a construction worker who’s been feeling rather stuck from seeing old memories from his past. But after visiting the Rekall company Doug is reminded of something timeless: his curiosity for Mars. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually false memory and the people who implanted it in his head now want him dead.
- Contact, 1997
This Hollywood adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel features Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster). As she tries to interpret a possible message originating from the Vega star system, she learns more about one of the biggest secrets ever uncovered by mankind.
This is the list of Best Alien Movies Ever Made.