11 Alien/UFO Films Based on Fact

by DeadFi | created - 21 Oct 2011 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

DeadFi's list of films based on real life reports of UFO sightings, ET activity, and alien abductions. Creepy stuff! Let us know if we missed any.

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1. Visitors of the Night (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 98 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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Judith notices some very creepy things are happening around town. She and the town's sheriff make a chilling discovery, the town's teens are disappearing. When they reappear they are ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Markie Post, Stephen McHattie, Candace Cameron Bure, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 382

2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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90 Metascore

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 154,294 | Gross: $132.09M

3. Fire in the Sky (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg

Votes: 17,714 | Gross: $20.10M

4. Communion (1989)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

5.7
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Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 4,531 | Gross: $1.92M

5. The Fourth Kind (2009)

PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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34 Metascore

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.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 66,734 | Gross: $25.46M

6. Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow him and his brothers back to their home, all hell breaks loose.

Director: Dean Alioto | Stars: Benz Antoine, Kristian Ayre, Gillian Barber, Michael Buie

Votes: 2,830

7. Night Skies (2007)

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

4.7
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On March 13th, 1997 one of the largest UFO sightings ever recorded took place across the southwestern United States. The event became known as the 'Phoenix Lights' and was witnessed by ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Knyrim | Stars: Jason Connery, A.J. Cook, George Stults, Ashley Peldon

Votes: 2,386

8. Intruders (1992– )

163 min | Biography, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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All over the world, people report they've been visited by aliens, taken aboard spaceships and medically examined. The authorities appear to know all about these visits but won't acknowledge... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Crenna, Mare Winningham, Susan Blakely, Daphne Ashbrook

Votes: 1,058

9. The Shadow Men (1997)

95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.2
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After a family has an alien encounter, they call the Air Force to report the incident which leads to a visit by Men In Black, who turn out to be alien-human mutants.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Eric Roberts, Sherilyn Fenn, Dean Stockwell, Brendon Ryan Barrett

Votes: 938

10. Area 51 Confidential (2011)

Unrated | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.6
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People from various walks of life find themselves held captive in a desolate area surrounding a secret government installation rumored to contain extraterrestrial life.

Director: Brandon Slagle | Stars: Adrian Quihuis, Devanny Pinn, Brandon Slagle, Wolfgang Meyer

Votes: 345