Best Alien Movies List

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Aliens (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $85.20M

The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

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The Avengers (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 235 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $623.28M

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 230 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: $434.95M

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

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Arrival (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 219 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $100.50M

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

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District 9 (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 218 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $115.65M

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

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Superman (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 212 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $134.22M

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

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Men in Black (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $250.15M

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

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The Thing (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $13.78M

A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.

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Predator (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 40 | Earnings: $59.74M

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

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War of the Worlds (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $234.28M

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $92.00M

The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

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The Abyss (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $54.22M

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

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Contact (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $100.85M

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

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Paul (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $37.37M

Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

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Mysterious Skin (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 158 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $0.70M

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

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Attack the Block (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $1.02M

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

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Galaxy Quest (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $71.42M

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $109.71M

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $0.08M

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return ...

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Starship Troopers (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $54.70M

Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

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