Alien Movies
Alien: Covenant (2017)

Best Movies with Aliens and UFOs. Top #12

Aliens, aliens and more aliens.

Inspired by the release of Prey (2022) we have done a run-through of some of our favorite movies that feature aliens. We know that many good films have been omitted, but this is the result of a five minute brainstorm. Here they are:

Close Encounters Aliens
Theatrical release poster

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring:

Richard Dreyfuss
Teri Garr
Melinda Dillon
François Truffaut

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Alien Body Snatchers
The Invasion of The Bosy Snatchers 1978

Directed by Philip Kaufman
Starring:

Donald Sutherland
Brooke Adams
Leonard Nimoy
Jeff Goldblum
Veronica Cartwright

This is an remake of the 1956 film, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.

Alien Movies
Alien (1979)

Alien (1979)

Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring:

Sigourney Weaver
Tom Skerritt
Veronica Cartwright
Harry Dean Stanton
John Hurt
Ian Holm
Yaphet Kotto

E.T. Alien Movie
Theatrical release poster by John Alvin[

E.T. (1982)

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring:

Dee Wallace
Henry Thomas
Peter Coyote
Robert MacNaughton
Drew Barrymore

Predator (1987)
Theatrical release poster

Predator (1987)

Directed by John McTiernan
Starring:

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Carl Weathers

Communion (1989) Aliens
Communion (1989)

Communion (1989)

Directed by Philippe Mora
Starring:

Christopher Walken
Lindsay Crouse
Frances Sternhagen

Based on the 1987 novel Communion by Whitley Strieber. It caused some controversy.

Species (1995) Aliens
Species (1995)

Species (1995)

Directed by Roger Donaldson
Starring:

Natasha Henstridge
Ben Kingsley
Michael Madsen

Alfred Molina
Forest Whitaker
Marg Helgenberger

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Mars Attacks (1996) aliens
Mars Attacks! (1996)

Directed by Tim Burton
Starring:

Jack Nicholson
Glenn Close
Pam Grier
Annette Bening
Pierce Brosnan
Danny DeVito
Martin Short
Sarah Jessica Parker
Michael J. Fox
Rod Steiger
Tom Jones
Lukas Haas
Natalie Portman
Jim Brown
Lisa Marie
Sylvia Sidney
Jack Black

Contact (1997) aliens
Contact (1997)

Contact (1997)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Starring:

Jodie Foster
Matthew McConaughey
James Woods
John Hurt
Tom Skerritt
Angela Bassett

Based on the novel 1995 by Carl Sagan.

Morgan (2016) Aliens
Morgan (2016)

Morgan (2016)

Directed by Luke Scott
Starring:

Anya Taylor-Joy
Kate Mara
Toby Jones
Rose Leslie
Boyd Holbrook
Michelle Yeoh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Paul Giamatti

Arrival (2016) Aliens
Arrival (2016)

Arrival (2016)

Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Starring

Amy Adams
Jeremy Renner
Forest Whitaker
Michael Stuhlbarg
Tzi Ma

Based on Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang written in 1998.

The Phenomenon (2020)

Directed by James Fox
Starring:

John Podesta
Senator Harry Reid
Governor Fife Symington

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