Friendly Aliens Among Us

by alden-ash | created - 28 Mar 2016 | updated - 28 Mar 2016 | Public

Movies / TV Shows with friendly aliens disguised or passing themselves as humans on Earth.

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1. Supergirl (2015– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Mehcad Brooks

Votes: 102,225

2. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 660,228 | Gross: $291.05M

3. Roswell (1999–2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino

Votes: 25,829

4. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 40,154 | Gross: $28.70M

5. Starman (1986–1987)

60 min | Sci-Fi

An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife.

Stars: Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Michael Cavanaugh, Patrick Culliton

Votes: 670

6. 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: 1,869

7. Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 53,666 | Gross: $76.11M

8. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 8,515 | Gross: $20.00M

9. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 52,521 | Gross: $67.17M

10. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 22,283 | Gross: $0.10M

11. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 489,138 | Gross: $250.69M

12. Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

66 Metascore

A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans

Votes: 19,049 | Gross: $3.92M

13. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez

Votes: 5,258 | Gross: $3.70M

14. K-PAX (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 169,420 | Gross: $50.34M

15. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

Votes: 44,299

16. Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.

Stars: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James, Conrad Janis

Votes: 8,862

17. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Carbon Creek (2002)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

On the first anniversary of her assignment to Enterprise, T'Pol tells Archer and Trip about the first contact between humans and Vulcans, which involves three Vulcans becoming stranded in the town of Carbon Creek, Pennsylvania in 1957.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,255

18. The Powers of Matthew Star (1982–1983)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The adventures of high-school student Matthew Star, who is actually a superpowered alien Prince from another world.

Stars: Peter Barton, Louis Gossett Jr., Amy Steel, James Karen

Votes: 288

19. 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: 214

20. I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

36 Metascore

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 220,715 | Gross: $55.10M

21. Galactica 1980 (1980)

60 min | Sci-Fi

When the Battlestar Galactica finally arrives at Earth, they find they must subtly raise its tech level while protecting it from the Cylons.

Stars: Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass, Lorne Greene

Votes: 3,159

22. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Zygon Invasion (2015)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The fragile peace between the Humans and the Zygons is on a knife edge. Tensions run high as factions within the Zygon community seek to incite violent action against Humans. Called in by ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Nettheim | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Ingrid Oliver, Jemma Redgrave

Votes: 3,544

Zygons

23. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A creature from another planet tries to seduce a shy Earth physicist to gain control over his researches. The result of this important mission much exceeded her expectations.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 23,969 | Gross: $13.85M

24. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 111,111

25. Animorphs (1998–2000)

30 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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: 1,152

26. The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)
Episode: Space, Geeks and Johnny Unitas (1992)

TV-Y | Comedy, Drama

Ellen and Big Pete just have one last paper to write before their summer break, how hard can it be?

Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 36

27. 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: 37,048

Captain Jack

28. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Human Nature (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

In 1913, Martha watches in jealousy from afar as The Doctor learns what it is to be human and to fall in love with the local school nurse, Joan Redfern.

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Jessica Hynes, Rebekah Staton

Votes: 5,989

29. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Family of Blood (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor must deal with the repercussions of his decision to become human, as The Family Of Blood unveil themselves...

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Jessica Hynes, Rebekah Staton

Votes: 6,646

30. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Lodger (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

No sooner does the TARDIS land on Earth that it leaves again - but without the Doctor who had just stepped outside. The Doctor soon finds himself at the home of Craig Owens, who has been ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Morshead | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, James Corden, Daisy Haggard

Votes: 4,864

31. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Caretaker (2014)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.

Director: Paul Murphy | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, Ellis George

Votes: 4,104

32. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: School Reunion (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Krillitanes - aliens with a mix-and-match physiology - are trying to crack the 'God-Maker', a paradigm to give them ultimate power. They are using children as a computer, and only the Doctor and Rose, re-united with Sarah Jane Smith and K9 can prevent them from becoming masters of time and space.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Noel Clarke, Anthony Head

Votes: 5,563

33. The Neighbors (2012–2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A New Jersey family moves to an affluent gated community composed entirely of extraterrestrials.

Stars: Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye

Votes: 7,830



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