I WANT TO BELIEVE

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1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 170,387 | Gross: $132.09M

3. People of Earth (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Journalist Ozzie Graham is skeptical when he investigates a support group for oddballs who think they have been abducted by aliens -- yet the more he learns, the more confused, intrigued, and seduced he becomes.

Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Luka Jones, Alice Wetterlund, Michael Cassidy

Votes: 5,493

4. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 36,910

5. Alien Abduction (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

46 Metascore

A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.

Director: Matty Beckerman | Stars: Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Riley Polanski, Jillian Clare

Votes: 7,521

6. Fire in the Sky (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg

Votes: 19,656 | Gross: $20.10M

7. Dark Skies (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo

Votes: 66,417 | Gross: $17.41M

8. Strange Invaders (1983)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner

Votes: 2,423 | Gross: $1.36M

9. Taken (2002)

877 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue

Votes: 18,527

10. The Aliens (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Nearly 40 years ago aliens crash-landed in the UK. They look like us, but are forced to live in a ghetto. Border control officer Lewis falls in love with one.

Stars: Michael Socha, Jim Howick, Michaela Coel, Trystan Gravelle

Votes: 1,240

11. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

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

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 239,138 | Gross: $100.92M

12. Defiance (2013–2015)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth.

Stars: Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz, Graham Greene

Votes: 38,865

13. Code Name: Eternity (1999– )

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Ethaniel, an alien creature from a distant galaxy, takes on human form in order to capture the rogue alien David Banning. Now Ethaniel must learn about our world: how we think and how we ... See full summary »

Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Ingrid Kavelaars, Gordon Currie, Olivier Gruner

Votes: 229

14. Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jesse, an alien exiled to Earth, finds himself in Los Angeles. His only companion is a floating, orb-shaped robotic parole officer named Control. Doomed to stay on Earth until Jesse can ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Kove, Danny Mann, Brad Koepenick, Kent Stoddard

Votes: 291

15. Sgt. Frog (2004–2011)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An alien frog plotting the conquest of Earth is forced to work out of a not-so-typical Japanese household.

Stars: Leah Clark, R. Bruce Elliott, Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 525

16. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an ... See full summary »

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,605

17. Tracker (2001–2002)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

An extraterrestrial lawman hunts escaped alien convicts that have taken over human bodies in present-day Chicago.

Stars: Adrian Paul, Amy Price-Francis, Geraint Wyn Davies, Leanne Wilson

Votes: 246

18. The Phoenix (1981– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

An ancient and powerful human-like alien is pursued on modern Earth while he searches for his long lost partner.

Stars: Judson Scott, Richard Lynch, E.G. Marshall, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 212

19. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Exigius Twelve and a Half, an exoanthropologist from the planet Mars, becomes stranded on Earth after his one-man spaceship narrowly misses a NASA rocket plane and crashes near Los Angeles.... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

Votes: 1,838

20. Small Wonder (1985–1989)
Episode: My Favorite Martian (1988)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Brandon sees Vicki's hologram of an alien spaceship.

Director: Bob Claver | Stars: Richard Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Emily Schulman

Votes: 11

21. Your Favorite Martian: The Series (2011– )

Animation, Comedy, Music

An animated band trying to make it.

Stars: Ray William Johnson, Steve Greene, Rick Carter, Piotr Michael

Votes: 92

22. Otherworld (1985)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home.

Stars: Sam Groom, Gretchen Corbett, Tony O'Dell, Jonna Lee

Votes: 375

23. Parallax (2004)

25 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

14-year-old Ben Johnson lives in a picturesque (if you are an adult), boring (if you are a teenager), country town of Werrinup in Western Australia. However, Ben's life is turned upside ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Marshall-Clarke, Gillian Alexy, Caroline Brazier, David Richardson

Votes: 179

24. Sliders (1995–2000)

60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.

Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cleavant Derricks

Votes: 15,280

25. Spellbinder (1995– )

24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

When a prank at a school camp goes drastically wrong, 15-year-old Paul Reynolds is blasted into an alternative reality and has to try to find a way home.

Stars: Zbych Trofimiuk, Gosia Piotrowska, Brian Rooney, Michela Noonan

Votes: 1,716

26. Communion (1989)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

Oct.4 and Dec.26 the Strieber family drives from NYC to their cabin in the woods. Both nights there are some powerful lights outside and maybe aliens. The dad is mentally affected by the "bad dream", goes to the shrink and is hypnotized.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 5,090 | Gross: $1.92M

27. Altered (2006)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.

Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Adam Kaufman, Catherine Mangan, Brad William Henke, Michael C. Williams

Votes: 9,737

28. Signs (2002)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 321,151 | Gross: $227.97M

29. The Fourth Kind (2009)

PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

34 Metascore

A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 70,673 | Gross: $25.46M

30. Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow him and his brothers back to their home, all hell breaks loose.

Director: Dean Alioto | Stars: Benz Antoine, Kristian Ayre, Gillian Barber, Michael Buie

Votes: 3,055

31. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 41,088 | Gross: $18.56M

32. The Forgotten (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

43 Metascore

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz

Votes: 62,254 | Gross: $66.64M

33. Explorers (1985)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

58 Metascore

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bradley Gregg

Votes: 18,263 | Gross: $9.87M

34. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 179,225 | Gross: $14.38M

35. Progeny (1998)

R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Jillian McWhirter, Brad Dourif, Lindsay Crouse

Votes: 1,339

36. The Tommyknockers (1993)

R | 181 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley

Votes: 10,102

37. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 30,026 | Gross: $14.05M

38. The Arrival (2014)

Not Rated | 45 min | Sci-Fi

What would you do if the town you lived in was being visited by Unidentified Flying Objects? The town of Huron, Michigan is about to find out. The answer to the existence of mankind has arrived.

Director: Mike Stanley | Stars: Lucinda J Ashbaugh, Patrick Caporuscio, Francesca Omilian, Mike Stanley

Votes: 17

39. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

Votes: 72,025 | Gross: $35.75M

40. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

37 Metascore

After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.

Director: Rand Ravich | Stars: Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall

Votes: 51,003 | Gross: $10.67M

41. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Votes: 86,115 | Gross: $15.05M

42. Hangar 18 (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Biography, Sci-Fi

Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with a UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campaign some politicians try to hide the ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins, James Hampton

Votes: 2,025 | Gross: $6.00M

43. The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 59,079 | Gross: $0.60M

44. The Aurora Encounter (1986)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A tiny alien lands in the small town of Aurora, Texas in the wild west. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McCullough Sr. | Stars: Jack Elam, Peter Brown, Carol Bagdasarian, Dottie West

Votes: 243

45. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 2,185

46. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Stars: Wayne D. Barlowe, Curtis Clark, James Garvin, Jamie Hanes

Votes: 1,390

47. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Alien Planets (2007)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

Astronomers who search for extrasolar planets were once thought of as crack-pots but are now at the forefront of astronomical research. The various methods used to locate and research these... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Cohen | Stars: Erik Thompson, Geoff Marcy, Alan Boss, Alex Filippenko

Votes: 87

48. The Visitor (1997–1998)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Adam MacArthur disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle 50 years ago. Now he has escaped and has come back to help steer Earth away from a path of destruction. He travels the U.S. helping the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Corbett, Grand L. Bush, Leon Rippy, John Storey

Votes: 370



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