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1. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

Writers: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

2. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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40 Metascore

A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

Writers: David Scarpa, Edmund H. North | Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith

3. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

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

7.6
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71 Metascore

Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. They also make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous maiden flight at warp speed.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore | Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Sci-Fi

7.8
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

5. V (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 197 min | Sci-Fi

7.9
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When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Writer: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant, Peter Nelson

6. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

Writers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

7. Threshold (2005– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A team of experts are assembled after the U.S. Navy discovers an extra-terrestrial object briefly appeared near a ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Creator: Bragi F. Schut | Stars: Carla Gugino, Brian Van Holt, Brent Spiner, Rob Benedict

8. Project Kronos (2013)

Short, Sci-Fi

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Project Kronos is a documentary film following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds, the scientists find themselves questioning whether the space agency's ... See full summary »

Writer: Hasraf Dulull | Director: Hasraf Dulull | Stars: Noeleen Comiskey, Georgina Blackledge, Colin Emerson, Wes Nike

9. Tornado Warning (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.2
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Extraterrestrials appear as destructive "electrical tornadoes" on Earth.

Writer: Paul A. Birkett | Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Stacey Asaro, Marcus Lyle Brown, Claire Conti, Jeff Fahey

10. Star Wreck: Lost Contact (1997 Video)

43 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Add a Plot

Creator: Samuli Torssonen | Director: Rudi Airisto | Stars: Samuli Torssonen, Antti Satama, Timo Vuorensola, Rudi Airisto

11. No Way Back (1953)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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In 1945, Mischa, a Red Army officer, discovers a frightened German girl, Anna, huddled in a Berlin cellar. He gives her a safe escort home and wins her gratitude. Seven years later, Mischa ... See full summary »

Writers: Gregory Klimov, Gerhard T. Buchholz, Victor Vicas, Beate von Molo | Director: Victor Vicas | Stars: Ivan Desny, Ruth Niehaus, René Deltgen, Karl John

12. Intelligent Life (2002)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.3
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A group of tiny aliens try to make first contact by letting a robot visit a talent show.

Writer: Jeff Spoonhower | Director: Jeff Spoonhower

13. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Arena (1967)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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For bringing hostility into their solar system, a superior alien race pits Captain Kirk in single combat against the murderous reptilian captain of an alien ship he was pursuing.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

14. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Broken Bow: Part 1 (2001)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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Enterprise, Earths first vessel capable of exploring the universe, is to embark on a dangerous first mission: bringing back a chased Klingon to his home world.

Creators: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga | Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

15. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Captive Pursuit (1993)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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For the first time an alien comes from the other side of the wormhole. He has ship trouble and seems very reluctant to accept any help. Chief O'Brien quickly finds out he has a secret.

Creators: Rick Berman, Michael Piller | Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

16. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Darmok (1991)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Picard must learn to communicate with a race that speaks in metaphor under a difficult set of circumstances.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

17. Andromeda (2000–2005)
Episode: Deep Midnight's Voice (2003)

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

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The Andromeda gets caught in the middle of a battle between two Nietzschean prides, one of which is the Drago-Kazov. They manage to capture a hostile fighter from the unknown pride. He ... See full summary »

Creators: Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Gene Roddenberry | Director: Allan Harmon | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Laura Bertram

18. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: First Contact (1991)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Commander William Riker has been on an acculturation mission under an alias for months on the Arkonian planet, surgically altered to appear like a local, but he gets badly wounded, beyond ... See full summary »

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

19. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Home Soil (1988)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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On Velara III, Geordi and Data discover a microscopic life form responsible for the death of an engineer stationed on the base.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

20. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Move Along Home (1993)

Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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The Wadi from the Gamma Quadrant are to make first contact and decide to visit DS9. When they catch Quark cheating they let him off by playing a special game.

Creators: Rick Berman, Michael Piller | Director: David Carson | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

21. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Pinewood Derby (2009)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Randy and Stan accidentally reach warp speed when Randy illegally soups up Stan's Pinewood Derby racer, which prompts a visit by an alien gangster and the space police trying to track him down.

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

22. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Sanctuary (1993)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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A race that has been conquered twice over, one of the conquerors being the mysterious Dominion, comes to the station seeking aid and a new home.

Creators: Rick Berman, Michael Piller | Director: Les Landau | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

23. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Corbomite Maneuver (1966)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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After the Enterprise is forced to destroy a dangerous marker buoy, a gigantic alien ship arrives to capture and condemn the crew as trespassers.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Anthony D. Call, Clint Howard

24. Lost in Space (1965–1968)
Episode: The Derelict (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.2
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The Jupiter 2 is pulled into a giant ship occupied by bubble like creatures.

Creator: Irwin Allen | Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen

25. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Who Watches the Watchers (1989)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A proto-Vulcan culture worships Captain Picard and prepares to offer Counselor Troi as a sacrifice.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Robert Wiemer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn