Top 15 Movies Like Alien

Movies Like Alien, Movies Like Aliens
Alien was a gruesome display of alien carnage starring Sigourney Weaver.

[Top 15] Movies like Alien (1979)

Alien was one of the first films to really show an otherworldly life form in gory detail. A crew goes into space and is attacked and used to breed more aliens. If you are into alien invasions and awesome graphics you’ll love this list of movies like Alien.

15. Predators (2010)

Predators Official Trailer

A group of killers and a mercenary are dropped onto a strange planet. They are hunted by an unseen force. Eventually, they have to work together to prevent being the Predators’ newest trophy kills.

A group of mercenaries must work together after being attacked by a predator they cannot see. Starring Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, and Topher Grace.

14. Prometheus (2010)

Prometheus- Official Full Trailer

A couple of explorers find a clue about the origin of man on Earth. They decide to follow the clues and go on an expedition to a strange planet. Led by a robot with a mind of his own, they discover a life form that has dark intentions.

Prometheus has a star cast. It’s set in outer space where humans follow a robot to an ancient life form and ship. But the mechanical man has a mind of his own, and different plans for the crew than originally intended.

13. Mimic (1997)

Mimic Trailer

A cockroach spreads plague among the child population in New York City. A biologist uses “Judas” bugs that will mimic the cockroaches and eliminate them. But the bugs continue to evolve and find their next prey- humans.

A biologist releases new bugs to stop a cockroach spread plague. But the bugs evolve and begin to attack humans.

12. Sector 7 (2011)

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A small team of workers looks for oil on a rig in the ocean. But there isn’t any to be found. One worker returns the team for a last try at finding an energy source. However, he plans to breed a new type of lifeform that will burn for many hours as fuel. The specimen escapes and begins to eliminate the whole team.

A huge beast escapes and begins to eliminate a team of oil rig workers. They learn the monster’s kryptonite is fire, but may not have the opportunity to kill the beast and survive.

11. Mars Attacks (1996)

Mars Attacks! Trailer

This classic was directed by Tim Burton. Aliens surround the major cities in the US. A science professor convinces the President that the aliens come in peace. But after they kill all of congress a full-scale war breaks out.

Mars Attacks stars a cast of actors including Jack Nicholson as President James Dale and Pierce Brosnan as professor Donald Kessler. After Earth is attacked by aliens who claim to come in peace, a full-scale war ensues. Full of humor and also a ton of head exploding aliens.

10. 2001: A Space Oddity (1968)

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Directed by Stanley Kubrick. A film way ahead of its time in graphics and amazing visualizations. A team of astronauts goes on a mission to space and their computer system HAL begins acting increasingly strange.

After their computer system begins acting strange, a group of astronauts must try and defeat the machine. This results in a trip through both time and space.

9. Pitch Black (2000)

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A spaceship crashes on a planet with three suns. The mixed group of survivors includes criminal Riddick and the cop transporting him. Soon they learn the planet is inhabited by flesh-eating monsters that only Riddick can see.

Survivors learn the planet they have crashed on is full of flesh-eaters. They must rely on criminal Riddick to survive, as only he can see the monsters in the dark.

8. The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982) Trailer

A group of American research scientists in Antarctica witnesses a sled dog being shot at by a helicopter. After they take in the dog it begins to attack them and take on the form of anything it kills. Directed by John Carpenter.

A sled dog transforms into whatever it kills. A group of scientists realizes it’s an alien life form. A battle ensues to kill it before it kills them.

7. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow - Official Trailer

This science-fiction film stars Tom Cruise as William Cage. An officer who has never seen combat, he’s assigned to the front line. The mission: a war against invincible aliens. He’s killed almost instantly and awakens to find himself reliving the same day over and over. Each time he’s killed he begins the day over while trying to change the outcome.

Alongside Tom Cruise is Emily Blunt. She plays a hero on the front lines who is the only person known to have won any battle against the aliens. She helps him to learn to fight off the alien invaders by training him in combat.

6. The Host (2006)

The Host - (2006) Trailer

American military personnel dump chemicals into the Han River in South Korea. A few years later a creature emerges from the water and begins eating residents. After the creature takes their daughter captive one local family decides to fight back.

A creature comes up out of the river and begins devouring residents. A local family decides to fight the monster after their daughter is taken captive. 

5. War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds- Official Trailer

The plot of this film is based around a father played by Tom Cruise and his children. After a series of electromagnetic lightning pulses, he realizes something much more sinister is happening and must fight to protect his family.

This movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by H.G. Wells. After a series of lightning pulses, a family must fight to survive against invading aliens.

4. Sunshine (2007)

Sunshine (2007) Extended Movie Trailer

In the year 2057 astronauts go on a mission to reignite Earth’s dying sun. They discover the first ship sent to make the journey along the way. It disappeared seven years ago and was abandoned. After boarding the ship and finding the crew dead they try to return to their own ship to complete their mission.

A crew finds the ship sent seven years earlier to reignite the sun. Finding the crew dead they try to return to their mission and their own ship. Crew members begin to get murdered by an unknown person aboard their vessel.

3. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

The Cloverfield Paradox - Trailer

2028 Earth is suffering an energy crisis. A crew is sent into space to test a particle accelerator which will provide unlimited energy. After two years in space, the beam is tested and causes the “Cloverfield Paradox”. This opens portals to parallel universes.

A crew opens portals to parallel universes. Their ship breaks down and must be fixed. The crew on-board the ship begins to change, and new people materialize. They must find a way to save Earth, now being invaded by creatures from different universes.

2. Event Horizon (1997)

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A crew of astronauts is sent on a rescue mission after a space-ship that disappeared. It mysteriously reappears around Neptune. Once on-board they realize that a rift was opened in space, allowing a malevolent force to return with the ship.

A crew boards a ship that strangely reappeared in Neptune’s orbit. Once on-board they realize that the ship opened a rift in space, creating Hell aboard the ship.

1. Pandorum (2009)

Pandorum - Trailer

A ship is sent into space trying to colonize Tanis, an Earth-like planet. The passengers are placed into hypersleep. When the crew awakens they can’t remember who they are or why they are there.

After the crew awakens in space with no memory, they encounter members of the ship who have turned into cannibals. They must figure out who on board they can trust and how they can safely get everyone alive off of the ship.

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