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1. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.4
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89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 726,216 | Gross: $78.90M

2. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 543,526 | Gross: $126.48M

3. Green Lantern (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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39 Metascore

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong

Votes: 254,497 | Gross: $116.60M

4. Dark City (1998)

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

7.6
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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: 178,872 | Gross: $14.38M

5. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 104,535 | Gross: $40.06M

6. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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35 Metascore

Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis

Votes: 85,343 | Gross: $33.72M

7. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.7
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28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 40,328 | Gross: $16.30M

8. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 20,396 | Gross: $11.60M

9. Ghosts of Mars (2001)

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

4.9
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35 Metascore

In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier, Jason Statham

Votes: 48,657 | Gross: $8.43M

10. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

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

5.4
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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: 50,919 | Gross: $10.67M

11. The Hidden (1987)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Horror

7.0
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Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder

Votes: 15,664 | Gross: $9.75M

12. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 6,545

13. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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68 Metascore

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 8,077

14. Invasion (2005–2006)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences.

Stars: William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett, Lisa Sheridan

Votes: 11,320

15. Body Snatchers (1993)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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65 Metascore

A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy

Votes: 15,581 | Gross: $0.43M

16. Contamination (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch

Votes: 3,399

17. War of the Worlds (1988–1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.6
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Humanity must resume its war against the Martians when they revive after decades of hibernation following their defeat in the 1950s.

Stars: Jared Martin, Lynda Mason Green, Philip Akin, Richard Chaves

Votes: 1,026

18. Dark Skies (1996–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat.

Stars: Eric Close, J.T. Walsh, Lackos, Megan Ward

Votes: 1,679

19. Animorphs (1998–2000)

30 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Five kids and an alien with the ability to turn into any beast they touch vs. an army of parasitic aliens who are slowly infiltrating Earth.

Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Brooke Nevin, Boris Cabrera, Nadia-Leigh Nascimento

Votes: 1,137

20. The Puppet Masters (1994)

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

5.9
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The Earth is invaded by stingray-shaped alien "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Keith David

Votes: 7,850 | Gross: $8.64M

21. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Akiko Wakabayashi

Votes: 4,603

22. Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2007 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.6
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Sam, a college student in a small Northwestern town, reluctantly joins his roommates in a contest to see who can hook up with the most gorgeous co-eds by the end of the semester. But when men slowly start disappearing around town, he and his friends learn that when it comes to beautiful women, it's what's inside that really matters.

Director: Jeffery Scott Lando | Stars: Corey Sevier, Tyler Johnston, Kailin See, Kim Poirier

Votes: 2,147

23. Quatermass 2 (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

6.9
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Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sidney James, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 3,078

24. Meatball Machine (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Full-throttle splatter-ific Japanese cyberpunk science fiction/horror at its most aggressive, this mind-blower about alien parasites that turn their human hosts into slave "Necroborgs" will leave you dizzy and drained - in a good way.

Directors: Yudai Yamaguchi, Jun'ichi Yamamoto | Stars: Issey Takahashi, Aoba Kawai, Kenichi Kawasaki, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 1,728

25. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,022

26. The X-Files Game (1998 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Young FBI field agent Craig Willmore is assigned to find Mulder and Scully as they've gone missing during their latest investigation into the paranormal.

Director: Greg Roach | Stars: David Duchovny, Jordan Lee Williams, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Votes: 676

27. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Aliens arrive on Earth to possess the bodies of humans. One of their first victims is a young man, whose new wife soon realizes something is wrong with him.

Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Robert Ivers

Votes: 2,238

28. Decoys (2004)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly human.

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Corey Sevier, Stefanie von Pfetten, Kim Poirier, Elias Toufexis

Votes: 4,398

29. Seedpeople (1992)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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The citizens of Comet Valley are being taken over by seeds from an alien plant that has taken root there. A sheriff investigates the strange goings-on.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Sam Hennings, Andrea Roth, Dane Witherspoon, Bernard Kates

Votes: 752

30. The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.4
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Survival horror game set during season 7 of The X-Files (1993). Scully and Mulder travel to Red Falls, Colorado to look for two missing teenage girls accused of witchcraft only to find the place infested with black oil zombies.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Tom Braidwood

Votes: 530

31. Alien Raiders (2008)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Rock | Stars: Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick, Rockmond Dunbar, Courtney Ford

Votes: 8,324

32. The Quatermass Experiment (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Adrian Dunbar, Mark Gatiss, David Tennant

Votes: 552

33. Amanda & the Alien (1995 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

4.7
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A young Bohemian female artist falls in love with a nubile human-eating alien and teaches him how to be more human. However, government agents are on his trail.

Director: Jon Kroll | Stars: Nicole Eggert, John Diehl, Michael Dorn, Stacy Keach

Votes: 542

34. Captain Scarlet (2005)

21 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Captain Scarlet and the other members of a secret organization fights against an unseen alien race known as The Mysterons.

Stars: Wayne Forester, Robbie Stevens, Mike Hayley, Jules de Jongh

Votes: 298

35. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay

Votes: 1,230

36. Gray Matter (2018)

85 min | Sci-Fi

3.1
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Since the 1940s, alien beings known as "GRAYS" have been sighted around the globe with the thought that they visit our planet to study our species and civilization before they eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Greg A. Sager | Stars: Alys Crocker, Michael G. Wilmot, Tara Elizabeth O'Brien, Jay Dub

Votes: 247 | Gross: $0.04M

37. Evil Aliens (2005)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A TV crew, desperate to boost ratings, arrive on a remote Welsh farming island to investigate an intriguing incident. A local girl and her boyfriend had been abducted by aliens, who also impregnated her.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Emily Booth, Jamie Honeybourne, Sam Butler, Jodie Shaw

Votes: 5,456

38. Meatball Machine Kodoku (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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A long-awaited sequel to the internationally acclaimed full-throttle splatter sci-fi action horror "Meatball Machine".

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Tomori Abe, Kensuke Ashihara, Satoshi Eishima, Goki

Votes: 331

39. The Quatermass Experiment (1953– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.2
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Professor Bernard Quatermass, Director General of the British Experimental Rocket Group, launches the first manned space flight from Australia. A malfunction sends the rocket and its three ... See full summary »

Stars: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 256

40. The Pink Chiquitas (1987)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A pink meteor controlled by aliens lands near a small town and turns the local women into nymphos. A deputy sheriff and a local private eye investigate.

Director: Tony Currie | Stars: Frank Stallone, Bruce Pirrie, Elizabeth Edwards, Claudia Udy

Votes: 195

41. Alien Exorcism (2011)

Not Rated | 145 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.3
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Dr. Davide studies the alien abductions. From the abductees under hypnosis, he has understood that some alien races have been installing, for millennia, their active memories in the people's brains, to exploit a special energy: the Soul.

Director: Varo Venturi | Stars: Massimo Poggio, Laura Roman, Marina Kazankova, Ludovico Fremont

Votes: 215

42. Dark Breed (1996)

R | 104 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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Six astronauts are infected by an alien organism.

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Jack Scalia, Cindy Ambuehl, Jonathan Banks, Gregg Brazzel

Votes: 511

43. Quatermass II (1955– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.4
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Professor Quatermass is trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine. After a disastrous test firing in Australia, his soon-to-be son-in-law, Captain John Dillon, ... See full summary »

Stars: John Robinson, Monica Grey, Hugh Griffith, John Stone

Votes: 330

44. Night Slaves (1970 TV Movie)

72 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe, Andrew Prine

Votes: 260

45. Freelancer (2003 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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You play a freelance pilot who makes a living as a mercenary who gets targeted in a conspiracy for alien artifacts.

Directors: Carole Ruggier, Harry A. Jarvis III | Stars: Ian Ziering, Jennifer Hale, John Rhys-Davies, Michael T. Weiss

Votes: 438

46. Murdercycle (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A meteor falls to earth near a secret CIA military hideout and merges with a motorcycle and it's rider to create an alien soldier bent on recovering an alien artifact. Military soldiers ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas L. Callaway | Stars: Charles Wesley, Cassandra Ellis, Robert Donavan, Michael Vachetti

Votes: 486

47. Mojave Phone Booth (2006)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

5.7
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In the middle of the Mojave desert rests an abandoned phone booth, riddled with bullet holes, graffiti, its windows broken, but otherwise functioning. Its identity was born on the Internet ... See full summary »

Director: John Putch | Stars: Annabeth Gish, Steve Guttenberg, Christine Elise, Tinarie van Wyk Loots

Votes: 247

48. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

8.5
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Upon becoming leader of the Space Pirates, Dark Samus launches meteoric Phazon Seeds at 3 planets crucial to the Galactic Federation. After being infected by phazon, Samus and her fellow bounty hunters set out to counter Dark Samus' forces.

Directors: Mark Pacini, Bryan Walker | Stars: Troy Baker, Lainie Frasier, Gray G. Haddock, Claire Hamilton

Votes: 803

49. The Salena Incident (2007 Video)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.5
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After a mysterious, extraterrestrial object lands in the mining town of Salena, Arizona, the government dispatches a team of Marines to contain the possible threat. Meanwhile, a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Dustin Rikert | Stars: Dan Southworth, Avery Clyde, Sam McConkey, James Luca McBride

Votes: 273

50. Auton (1997 Video)

57 min | Sci-Fi

6.4
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In a top-secret UNIT warehouse Dr Sally Arnold is studying a Nestene energy unit with little success. Until she subjects it to cosmic signals that activate it and it awakens several dormant Autons stored in the facility.

Director: Nicholas Briggs | Stars: Michael Wade, Bryonie Pritchard, George Telfer, Reece Shearsmith

Votes: 99



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