Movies about aliens

Movies about aliens
List of the best movies about aliens selected by visitors to our site: Paul, Cowboys & Aliens, The Gracefield Incident, The Tomorrow War, The Invasion, Phoenix Forgotten, Howard the Duck, Edge of Tomorrow, Predator, Venom.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Paul (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:44

For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run.

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, western
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:59

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 cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

The Gracefield Incident (2017)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53

On August 16, 2013, the Supreme Court mandated the CIA to declassify files that had been kept secret for the past 75 years. Visual records of documented paranormal events were released to the public. The following incident took place in Gracefield, Quebec.

The Tomorrow War (2021)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA

The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester. Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist and his estranged father in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.

The Invasion (2007)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:39

Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that transforms anyone who comes into contact with it into unfeeling drones while they sleep. Carol realizes her son holds the key to stopping the spread of the plague and she races to find him before it is too late.

Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Howard the Duck (1986)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Predator (1987)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:44

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Venom (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration03:05

Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent, super powerful alien symbiote. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.

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Arrival (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32

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.

The Thing (1982)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, detective
CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration01:49

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

District 9 (2009)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic
Duration01:52

Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Duration02:00

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 and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

The Abyss (1989)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

PK (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, musical
CountryIndia
Duration02:33

This experimental satire is a comedy of ideas about an alien in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for generations, are forced to reappraise their world when they see it from PK's innocent eyes. In the process PK makes loyal friends and powerful foes, mends broken lives and angers the establishment. PK's childlike curiosity transforms into a spiritual odyssey for him and millions of others. This offbeat, experimental drama is an ambitious and uniquely original exploration of complex philosophies. It is also a simple and humane tale of love, laughter and letting-go. Finally, it is a moving saga about a friendship between strangers from worlds apart.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Duration01:32

An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional message.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:12

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.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement", realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?

Contact (1997)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

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 reality.

Super 8 (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Transformers (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to retrieve it.

Men in Black (1997)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

K-PAX (2001)
Duration02:00

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

The World's End (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Japan
Duration01:49

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Cloverfield (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

The X Files (1998)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:01

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

Skyline (2010)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA, Canada, Indonesia, United Kingdom, China, Singapore
Duration01:28

When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

Attraction (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia
Duration02:09

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

Oblivion (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.




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