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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,147,387 | Gross: $322.74M

2. 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: 733,728 | Gross: $78.90M

3. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 614,425 | Gross: $85.16M

4. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 234,532 | Gross: $74.26M

5. 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: 546,369 | Gross: $126.48M

6. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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57 Metascore

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 283,639 | Gross: $119.39M

7. Total Recall (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Recall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 231,462 | Gross: $58.88M

8. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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59 Metascore

After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 261,029 | Gross: $55.47M

9. Alien Resurrection (1997)

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

6.2
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63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 215,745 | Gross: $47.75M

10. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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66 Metascore

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 50,754 | Gross: $14.24M

11. Screamers (1995)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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Soldiers attempting to negotiate the end to a long-running war discover the robots they built to assassinate enemy combatants have gained sentience and are plotting against both sides.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Lauer

Votes: 23,738 | Gross: $5.78M

12. Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.6
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29 Metascore

During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 176,721 | Gross: $80.28M

13. 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: 20,632 | Gross: $11.60M

14. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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51 Metascore

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 29,099

15. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

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

4.7
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29 Metascore

Warring Alien and Predator races descend on a rural Colorado town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz

Votes: 111,201 | Gross: $41.80M

16. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 20,568

17. Blue Thunder (1983)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Votes: 15,708 | Gross: $42.31M

18. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 7,159 | Gross: $4.88M

19. Untitled Alien Prequel

Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot unknown.

Director: Ridley Scott

20. Dead & Buried (1981)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Dennis Redfield

Votes: 9,062 | Gross: $0.22M

21. Alien: Isolation (2014 Video Game)

M | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.7
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Set fifteen years after the events of Alien (1979), gamers play as Ripley's daughter and embark on a mission to find her missing mother.

Director: Alistair Hope | Stars: Andrea Deck, George Anton, Kezia Burrows, Richie Campbell

Votes: 3,653

22. The Resurrected (1991)

R | 108 min | Horror

6.3
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Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus

Votes: 3,392

23. Blue Thunder (1984)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.

Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 1,363

24. Alien: Harvest (2019)

9 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester has minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Howdeshell | Stars: Agnes Albright, Jessica Clark, Adam Sinclair, James C. Burns

Votes: 323

25. Phobia (1980)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.9
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A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Susan Hogan, John Colicos, David Bolt

Votes: 432 | Gross: $0.06M

26. Hemoglobin (1997)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.1
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A man travels to an island with his girlfriend in search of his relatives but he finds maybe more than what he wanted to know.

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Gillian Ferrabee, Pascal Gruselle, Roy Dupuis, Kristin Lehman

Votes: 2,505

27. Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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After the events depicted in Aliens (1986) and Aliens: Fire and Stone. Michael Bishop Weyland sets up War against the Colonial Marines to cover up the Xeno conspiracy.

Stars: Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Mark Rolston, Al Matthews

Votes: 987

28. A Little Bit Zombie (2012)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.

Director: Casey Walker | Stars: Kristopher Turner, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts, Kristen Hager

Votes: 2,606

29. Alien: Alone (2019)

12 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Noah Miller | Stars: Taylor Lyons, James Paxton, Martha Vincent, Patrick Ridge

Votes: 294

30. Alien: Specimen (2019)

10 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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It's the night shift in a colony greenhouse, and Julie, a botanist, does her best to contain suspicious soil samples that have triggered her sensitive lab dog. Despite her best efforts the ... See full summary »

Director: Kelsey Taylor | Stars: Jolene Andersen, Aubrey Wakeling, Goose

Votes: 397

31. Alien: Containment (2019)

10 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship's destruction, they find ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Reading | Stars: Gaia Weiss, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Adam Loxley

Votes: 423

32. Delivering Milo (2001)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott

Votes: 1,090

33. Alien: Ore (2019)

11 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under ... See full summary »

Directors: Kailey Spear, Sam Spear | Stars: Mikela Jay, Tara Pratt, Dalj Brar, Steven Stiller

Votes: 351

34. Alien: Night Shift (2019)

9 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply ... See full summary »

Director: Aidan Brezonick | Stars: Amber Gaston, Terrance Keith Richardson, Christopher Murray, Tanner Rittenhouse

Votes: 308

35. Yautja: Young Blood

Action, Sci-Fi | Filming

Earth is enduring an intense heatwave due to unforeseen solar activity and is chosen by the Yautja race as an ideal location for an initiation hunt.

Director: Roddy McMillian | Stars: Ross Stephenson, Adam Fox, Ellie Pickering, Gavin Gordon

36. Alien Evolution (2001 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.3
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Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott.

Directors: Andrew Abbott, Russell Leven | Stars: Mark Kermode, Michael Biehn, Ralph Brown, James Cameron

Votes: 228

37. Area 51: The Alien Interview (1997 Video)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

5.9
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A documentary about aliens and UFOs with re-enactments of alien interviews and video of a supposedly real video of an alien being interviewed by government officials.

Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Steven Williams, Bob Lazar, Sean David Morton, Rick Baker

Votes: 207

38. Special Collector's Edition (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

6.7
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A Special Collector's Edition.

Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 62

39. Alien: Eradication

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

Nearly, 20 years after the incident on the USM Auriga, Ellen Ripley and the survivors of the Betty Johner, Ana Lee Call, and Vriess survive as Soldiers of Fortune. After being apprehended ... See full summary »

Stars: Nana Gbewonyo, Ottoniel Mejia

40. The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Video)

178 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.2
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Bolaji Badejo, Martin Bower, Gordon Carroll, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 523

41. Bloodmyth (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.1
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Juliet Corman, instructor for a survival training company invites her sister Holly along to the first course in a new centre in Kent woodland, unaware that waiting for them is a killer ... See full summary »

Director: John Rackham | Stars: Ian Attfield, Natalie Clayton, Henry Dunn, Keith Eyles

Votes: 63

42. More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

7.7
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Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

Director: Bill Philputt | Stars: Jules Brenner, Don Calfa, James Dalesandro, J. Trevor Edmond

Votes: 554

43. The Alien Legacy (1999 Video)

68 min | Documentary

7.4
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The best bits of the Alien franchise.

Director: Michael Matessino | Stars: Nick Allder, Bolaji Badejo, Mia Bonzanigo, Bob Burns

Votes: 322

44. The Horror Hall of Fame (1990 TV Movie)

Documentary, Horror

7.3
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This award ceremony, hosted by horror superstar Robert Englund and featuring many well-known presenters such as Chucky and Sam Kinison, celebrates the history of horror by inducting some of... See full summary »

Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Rick Baker, Linda Blair, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 83

45. Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 1979 (2014)

85 min | Documentary

8.3
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This entirely new ALIEN documentary is a tribute to the cast and crews of the Alien films by the audience themselves - the fans. Featuring cast and crew members from the franchise including... See full summary »

Director: Andrew David Clark | Stars: John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn

Votes: 40

46. Alien vs. Predator (II) (1994 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Play as either the Predators or Marines in a battle to destroy the Xenomorph.

Votes: 900

47. Bird of Steel!

Animation | Filming

The 'Bird of Steel' movie, is based on the satirical 'immature audience' underground comix series supplement, as seen in filmmaker/cartoonist: Tex Watt's infamous "Space Chick & Nympho: ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Watt | Stars: Tony Watt, Vivita

48. The 'Alien' Saga (2002 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

7.8
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The special edition of the Alien saga.

Director: Brent Zacky | Stars: John Hurt, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, Martin Bower

Votes: 369

49. Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (2007 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey opened the door to all the films and filmmakers who followed it. Through interviews with directors such as George Lucas, Steven ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: George Lucas, Caleb Deschanel, Dennis Muren, Ben Burtt

Votes: 154

50. Circus Maximus (2009 Video)

80 min | Animation

8.1
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This is the fifth film from the Donkey Ollie Adventures the donkey brothers join a gang and are captured as punishment they are sent to Rome to be eaten by lions.

Director: Douglas Aberle | Stars: Sean League, Alexander Aberle, Douglas Aberle, Hilary Aberle

Votes: 12



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