Most Popular Ancient Astronaut Movies and TV Shows
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2. The Fifth Element (1997)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Votes: 408,118 | Gross: $63.54M
3. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,137,355 | Gross: $322.74M
4. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 552,058 | Gross: $56.95M
7. Prometheus (I) (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Votes: 543,451 | Gross: $126.48M
8. Jupiter Ascending (2015)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.
Votes: 168,970 | Gross: $47.39M
9. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure
Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.
Votes: 654,794 | Gross: $291.05M
10. Transformers (2007)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.
Votes: 573,763 | Gross: $319.25M
11. Star Trek Beyond (2016)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.
Votes: 212,817 | Gross: $158.85M
12. Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.
13. Stargate (1994)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Votes: 166,950 | Gross: $71.57M
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure
In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 398,152 | Gross: $317.10M
15. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Votes: 210,513 | Gross: $79.96M
16. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 339,535 | Gross: $20.05M
17. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.
Votes: 369,451 | Gross: $352.39M
19. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Votes: 368,121 | Gross: $402.11M
21. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.
22. The Fourth Kind (2009)
PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 70,509 | Gross: $25.46M
23. Earth: Final Conflict (1997–2002)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
When an alien species comes to Earth bearing gifts for humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to discover and resist the newcomers' true designs.
24. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery... and HAL.
Votes: 47,221 | Gross: $40.20M
25. The Recall (2017)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When five friends vacation at a remote lake house they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.
Votes: 6,369 | Gross: $0.02M
26. Outlander (2008)
R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
Votes: 69,252 | Gross: $0.16M
28. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.
Votes: 41,560 | Gross: $15.56M
29. Battlestar Galactica (1978)
PG | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.
30. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Approved | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.
31. 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 »
Votes: 2,020 | Gross: $6.00M
33. KaBlam! (1996–2000)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
'KaBlam!' is a comedic animation anthology show, hosted by the (also animated) Henry and June. Regularly appearing toons are 'Sniz and Fondue' (two hyperactive preadolescent wombat thingies... See full summary »
35. Chariots of the Gods (1970)
G | 92 min | Documentary
Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,199 | Gross: $25.95M
36. The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)
78 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an Ancient relic and tells him that he is the last bloodline of H.P. ... See full summary »
37. Ancient Aliens Debunked (2012)
191 min | Documentary
Ancient Aliens Debunked is a 3 hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens. It is essentially a point by point critique of the "ancient astronaut ... See full summary »
38. Once Upon a Time... Space (1982– )
26 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi
A team of peacekeepers travels the galaxy solving disputes and exploring new worlds. Set against a story of a dispute between a dictatorial planet vying for more power and the rest of the union.
40. Search for the Gods (1975 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Two young people search for a valuable medallion, which they believe will prove that aliens from outer space visited Earth in prehistoric times.
41. Alien vs. Predator (II) (1994 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Play as either the Predators or Marines in a battle to destroy the Xenomorph.
43. Food for the Gods (2007)
10 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
On a world light-years from Earth, a beautiful mystic warrior must choose between her people's future and the life of an American astronaut with whom she is in love.
Unrated | 48 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
In the year 1000, aliens from the planet Quetzalcoatl flee their dying planet and take refuge under the Earth's surface. Disturbed by 1950s American atomic testing, the aliens strike back ... See full summary »
46. In Search of Ancient Astronauts (1973 TV Movie)
An edited version of the 1970 German documentary "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft" (Chariots of the Gods), this examines the theory that aliens have landed on Earth in ancient times and were ... See full summary »
48. A Genesis Found (2010)
119 min | Adventure, Mystery
In 1938, while working an excavation at Moundville Archaeological Park, Civilian Conservation Corp cadet John Patton Jr. found the key to our darkest secret - an anomalous skeleton neither ... See full summary »
49. The Outer Space Connection (1975)
G | 94 min | Documentary
This documentary examines the speculation that aliens have visited Earth in ancient times, and built structures to which they will return at a future date.