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Follows 

Alien (1979)

Followed by 

Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Alien³ (1992)
Predators (2010)

Edited into 

Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) (TV Movie)
Clips are used.
Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
The 'Alien' Saga (2002) (TV Movie)
The Making of 'Alien³' (2003) (Video)
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003) (Video)
footage used in movie
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)
footage used in movie
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (2012)
scenes are taken from this film

Spin-off 

Aliens (1990) (Video Game)
Alien vs. Predator (1993) (Video Game)
spin-off video game
Alien Trilogy (1996) (Video Game)
Aliens vs. Predator (1999) (Video Game)
Aliens vs. Predator 2 (2001) (Video Game)
Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013) (Video Game)
Set on the same planet, features several characters

References 

The Blue Angel (1930)
One of the soldiers--fittingly named Dietrich--has the words "Blue Angel" emblazoned on her firearm.
The Third Man (1949)
Them! (1954)
Zulu (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
In the opening sequence, Aram Khachaturyan's 'Ballet Suite Gayaneh' playing as a spacecraft is seen crossing outer space is a reference to '2001' 's Discovery at the very beginning of segment 'Jupiter Mission 18 Months Later'.
The Godfather (1972)
Dark Star (1974)
Ban jin ba liang (1976)
The knife trick used by Kwok (Sam Hui) is the same one performed by Bishop (Lance Henriksen) in Aliens.
Xenogenesis (1978) (Short)
Gloria (1980)
Heavy Metal (1981)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Sigourney Weaver/Buster Poindexter (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Sigourney during her monologue
Contra (1987) (Video Game)
The main characters, Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, were named after the actors Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen and Michael Biehn, who all appeared in Aliens. The final stage is also similar to Aliens, complete with a Xenomorph-lookalike and eggs laying facehuggers
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Percy Sledge (1987) (TV Episode)
During the Weekend Update segment, Bill Murray discusses Aliens nomination for Best Picture by saying: "Aliens is a sequel, they never win. Otherwise, where the hell's Police Academy? It would have been here. This is another reason why I probably won't do Ghostbusters II. The deep, deep fear that the Academy will not recognize my work."
ALF: La Cuckaracha (1987) (TV Episode)
Kate says: "We don't need an exterminator, we need Sigourney Weaver." Aliens opened 18 July 1986 in USA and this episode aired 4 May 1987, by which time it's a pretty much a safe bet to say that pretty much everyone identified Sigourney Weaver as the universe's premium "bugkiller" thanks to Aliens, not Ridley Scott's Alien (1979).
Near Dark (1987)
ALF: Night Train (1987) (TV Episode)
Kate mentions that ALF hid behind the sofa when he watched the film.
ALF: Promises, Promises (1988) (TV Episode)
ALF watches the film on TV.
Pet Sematary (1989)
Shocking Dark (1989)
Ganheddo (1989)
Snake's Revenge (1990) (Video Game)
On the cover art of the game, Solid Snake's outfit is inspired by Michael Biehn's character Dwayne Hicks.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocketship X-M (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel (as Pvt. Hudson): "Oh man, game over!"
Mr. Destiny (1990)
Ellen Burrows/Robertson's maiden name is Ellen Ripley
Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)
Monster bursts out of woman's abdomen, marine uses giant, torso-mounted machine gun.
Predator 2 (1990)
dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Game over, man! Game over!"
Dragon Ball Z: Be Terrified! Freeza Transforms a 3rd Time! (1991) (TV Episode)
Frieza's third form is based off the alien queen from this film.
Clarissa Explains It All: Haunted House (1991) (TV Episode)
tracker beeps to indicate the monster (her Aunt) is moving close, and should be in the room
Suburban Commando (1991)
He mentions a "bug hunt" (term used in Aliens) for acid-dripping monsters.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel (as Pvt. Hudson): "Game over, man!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Pvt. Hudson): "Game over, man!"
The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin (1992) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Just like 'Aliens,' except without the underwear"
Dead Alive (1992)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1993) (TV Episode)
"Game over, man! Game over!"
Dave (1993)
During the factory tour, Klein's character is seen using a robotic device that parallels the one used in Aliens, which starred Sigourney Weaver, who plays the First Lady in this movie.
Carnosaur (1993)
Doc & Trush fighting the T. rex with skid-steer loaders is referencing the scene where Ripley fights the Queen Alien with an exosuit cargo-loader
Red Dwarf: Psirens (1993) (TV Episode)
The ship is seen in the spaceship graveyard
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike (as Hudson): "Oh, this is a bug hunt, man."
Ultimate Doom (1993) (Video Game)
Escape Through Time (1993) (Video)
Aliens (1993) (Short)
Clerks. (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Genesis (1994) (TV Episode)
numerous visual references
True Lies (1994)
ReBoot: The Tearing (1994) (TV Episode)
In the game, Bob tells the others to "Stay frosty"
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
one of the Christmas children is playing with a modified Evac Fighter toy
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Racket Girls (1994) (TV Episode)
"Marines!!! We are leaving!!!!" is said by Hicks in Aliens
Death Machine (1994)
Otaku (1994)
An Otaku participating in a Survival Game is using an Aliens mounted machine gun replica.
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
The grenade sequence with Irene and Deputy Bob is almost identical to the grenade scene with Vasquez and Gorman.
Carnosaur 2 (1995)
Mosquito (1995)
Congo (1995)
The Outpost (1995)
ReBoot: Infected (1995) (TV Episode)
The exoskeleton Dot wears is very similar to the Power Loader
Phoenix (1995)
Duke Nukem 3D (1996) (Video Game)
The protector drones and the Queen are directly based off them, even down to their green acid blood
Father Ted: Tentacles of Doom (1996) (TV Episode)
Dougal screams because he remembers this is on after the news, this sparks an argument about wether or not they're going to watch it.
Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) (Video)
The Rock (1996)
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Five - Satan Claus III: The 13th Day of Christmas (1996) (TV Movie)
The body movements and high-pitched screeches of Elf of Doom #2 were based on the soldier alien creatures in Aliens (1986).
Dark Breed (1996)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Iconography: heavily armed soldiers/officers walking around dark 'assimilated' corridors confronting near-unstoppable alien menaces. Thematics: the 'Queen' who controls the hive.
Macabre Pair of Shorts (1996)
Discussed in projection room.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Besøg hos Rocket Science (1996) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann visits Rocket Science Games, mentioning Ron Cobb's work on the film
DNA (1997) (Video)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: This is a bughunt, man!
Mimic (1997)
Event Horizon (1997)
Starship Troopers (1997)
"the drop" and "bug hunt" as well as the cargo-loader exoskeleton were from Aliens.
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Ripley tells Call that there was a little girl who had bad dreams, and she tried to help her, but the little girl died.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Video box in foreground of the special edition videos scene.
Scream 2 (1997)
Elevated (1997) (Short)
Resident Evil 2 (1998) (Video Game)
The underground lab is covered with egg like pods.
Sphere (1998)
South Park: Mecha-Streisand (1998) (TV Episode)
"My mom always said there were no monsters, but there are, aren't there Chef?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (1998) (TV Movie)
Servo: (Bill Paxton appears) It's a bughunt, man!
StarCraft (1998) (Video Game)
dropship lines
Lost in Space (1998)
The Making of 'Tremors' (1998) (Video)
mentioned several times
Mørkeræd (1998) (Short)
Godzilla (1998)
The elevator scene is redone with baby godzillas instead of Aliens
Armageddon (1998)
Max: "Game over, man, game over!"
Cronenberg Interview: Shivers (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
Free Enterprise (1998)
Mentioned by man in car.
Soldier (1998)
The front of the invading scout ship looks just like the front of the Sulaco from Aliens.
StarCraft: Brood War (1998) (Video Game)
eXistenZ (1999)
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (Video)
Eddie explains that the reference to wanting to bring "A squirrel with a gun" back from the moon is a reference to the desire to weaponize the creature in Aliens.
South Park: Cat Orgy (1999) (TV Episode)
Cartman watches a brief clip of this on TV and quotes it for the rest of the episode.
The Iron Giant (1999)
When he tapes the flashlight to the gun before going after the giant, it's a reference to the scene in Aliens where Sigourney Weaver's character tapes together the gun and some other things before going after Newt in the queen alien's lair.
Spaced: Battles (1999) (TV Episode)
referenced during the weapons montage
Monster! (1999) (TV Movie)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Pitch Black (2000)
The Simpsons: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge (2000) (TV Episode)
Homer tries to duplicate Bishop's knife trick but cuts up his fingers in the attempt.
Farscape: Beware of Dog (2000) (TV Episode)
In 'Aliens', when Gorman orders Apone to collect gun magazines from everybody, Frost says 'What the hell are we supposed to use, man? Harsh language?'. In the Farscape episode 'Beware of Dog' (#2.14), Chrichton tells Chiana that they have to take the creature alive, to which she says 'What do you expect me to use, harsh language?'
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy (2000) (Video Game)
The "queen bug" as seen in the game is a transparent spinoff of the "alien queen".
Flick (2000)
Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
Designing Bond: Peter Lamont (2000) (Video)
Peter Lamont work on
Code Red (2001) (TV Movie)
Plot elements
Metropolis (2001)
Jason X (2001)
Zoolander (2001)
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Aliens vs. Predator 2 (2001) (Video Game)
Raptor (2001) (Video)
Halo (2001) (Video Game)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
In LOTR: Fellowship the scene where Balrog, the demon with a scorpion-like tail, gets hold of Gandalf's foot at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm, alludes the scene in Aliens where Ripley's foot is caught by the Alien queen's tail towards the end.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (2001) (Video Game)
The robotic suit Crash wears in some levels is taken directly from this movie.
Mr. B's Lost Shorts (2001) (Video)
Crow (as Corporal Hicks): "Marines! We are leaving!"
Resident Evil (2002)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
The line "Remember: short, controlled bursts" is originally from Aliens
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.4 (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin Pollak.
The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special (2002) (Short)
the elves try to attack lobo but get mutilated by shoulder camera and are being commanded by an elf in another area just like the scene in ALIENS where the space marines are attacked and killed in the xenomorph hive. they even use the same dialogue.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Reign of Fire (2002)
Firefly: Bushwhacked (2002) (TV Episode)
When the crew find an abandoned ship and a single living crew member aboard it, Simon's medical examination is followed by dialogue that almost directly quotes when Newt is examined for malnutrition in Aliens. Additionally, when they first find the derelict spaceship, the pilot remarks that it could be home to 15, 20 families. A female then responds with a shocked 'families!', mirroring a scene and borrowing dialogue from aliens where Ellen Ripley is informed that there are 60 families on lv426.
Run Like Hell (2002) (Video Game)
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) (Video)
Firefly: Serenity (2002) (TV Episode)
The gun that Mal is seen manning in the opening flashback, sports the very distinctive Weyland-Yutani logo at the top of its display.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Finding the mother laying eggs and torching them.
Basic (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Batman: Dead End (2003) (Short)
The Alien depicted in this film has a rigid head, like those of the Aliens in Aliens, os opposed to the smooth head of the original Alien.
Futurama: Obsoletely Fabulous (2003) (TV Episode)
Nannybot resembles the Alien.
Space Nuts (2003) (Video)
someone says the "Game over" line
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The APU's in The Matrix Revolutions are almost identical to the power loader that Ripley uses in Aliens, and they are used for the same purpose as well. Also, the short-haired woman with the bazooka in Revolutions is identical to Vasquez in Aliens. And the aliens in Aliens look and act similar to the sentinels in Revolutions.
South Park: Grey Dawn (2003) (TV Episode)
"Mostly hippies go to Farmer's Markets... mostly" instead of "They mostly come at night... mostly"
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Marvin the martian attaches himself to the bottom of Bugs and Daffy's spacecraft in a similar way to the Mother Alien in Aliens (whilst looking at the camera knowingly)
The Making of 'Alien³' (2003) (Video)
Mention once
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003) (Video)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet talk about the first 3 alien movies
Armed & Dangerous (2003) (Video Game)
Roman gives Rexus a "wrist locator" and tries to shrug it off by saying "It doesn't mean we're engaged or anything," just as Corporal Hicks says to Ripley in "Aliens" while giving her a locator device.
The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX (2004) (Video)
briefly mentioned
Alien Lockdown (2004) (TV Movie)
18 Candles (2004) (Short)
one of the characters does the "knife" trick
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is displayed on a magazine cover.
I, Robot (2004)
When Spooner and Susan descend underground to sneak into USR, the fire alarm sound is the same sound used by the motion locators in Aliens.
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
camera shot of space ship right after the prologue
Doom³ (2004) (Video Game)
Again we're on a 'space base' with a 'rough' environment outside, and there are several quite obvious references incl. sound of doors, radio chatter etc. Not to mention the strange organic 'growth' occuring several places on the otherwise hi-tech but 'weatherbeaten' base.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Direct dialogue reference regards to character of 'Angie', and her similarities to Newt
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Nick Swardson
Alpha Dead (2004) (Short)
Dialogue
Alien Hunter (2004) (Short)
The Monster Design.
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005) (Video Game)
When the player runs out of ammunition the line "What am I supposed to use, harsh language?" can sometimes be heard. A similar line is heard when the Marines are told that they cannot fire their weapons during the mission.
Resident Evil 4 (2005) (Video Game)
Luis' death resembles Bishop's stabbing by the Alien Queen. Also, when Leon, Luis and Ashley barricade themselves inside a barn, Leon says "It's game time", just like Cpl. Hicks in this movie.
American Dad!: Pilot (2005) (TV Episode)
Roger says "We can't all look like those anorexic aliens in the James Cameron movies", which is a reference to James Cameron's movie "Aliens"
Robot Chicken: Gold Dust Gasoline (2005) (TV Episode)
"Game over, man. Game over!"
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
"They're coming outta the walls. They're coming outta the goddamn walls!"
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005) (TV Movie)
Listed under James Cameron's name
Entourage: The Sundance Kids (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre (2005) (Video)
Someone says "Game over man, game over!"
House of the Dead 2 (2005) (TV Movie)
Female character quotes Apone, saying "Short, controlled bursts, conserve ammo", before facing a threat.
Doom (2005)
Numerous References: 1.Destroyer lifting the grate with his gun to check what was in the ceiling and popping his head up. 2. It is taking place at a future colony on a desolate planet. 3. The Machine Guns the Marines carry and use are very similar to the Pulse Rifles from Aliens.
The Simpsons: The Last of the Red Hat Mamas (2005) (TV Episode)
"Game over, man! Game over!"
Disaster! (2005)
"Game over, man, game over."
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
American Dad!: Rough Trade (2006) (TV Episode)
The new CIA device that Stan in in charge of demonstrating looks like the loader from the film.
Frostbitten (2006)
Annika runs carrying Maria away from the head vampire, just like Ripley with Newt
Splinter Cell: Essentials (2006) (Video Game)
If Sam Fisher guns down a civilian, he says "What was I supposed to use, harsh language?"
The Making of 'Event Horizon' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
FutureWeapons: The Power of Fear (2006) (TV Episode)
The APC from the film 'Aliens' is seen in a computer simulation of a bomblet destroying an armored vehicle
Doctor Who: The Satan Pit (2006) (TV Episode)
The crew climbs through the air ducts, and the captain remarks that he "appreciates the reference".
Eureka: Purple Haze (2006) (TV Episode)
Carter wiping out the plants with a flame thrower is an imitation of Ripley doing the same to the alien pods
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes: My Neighbor Was a Skrull (2006) (TV Episode)
Johnny quotes Pvt. Hudson: "Game over, man. Game over!"
Robot Chicken: Metal Militia (2006) (TV Episode)
"Game over, man, game over!"
Slaughter Night (2006)
The Killer shows up behind the group by coming out of the knee-deep water like the alien that caught Newt. 2 people are fleeing in an elevator and the alien/killer is following.
South Park: Go God Go (2006) (TV Episode)
One of the otters has an M41A Pulse Rifle from this film.
South Park: Go God Go XII (2006) (TV Episode)
M41A Pulse Rifle from this film is seen in one scene
Battlespace (2006) (Video)
The weapon Mara aquires after hitching the ride on the rocket is none other than the ubiquitous M41A Pulse Rifle favoured by the Colonial Marine Corps of Aliens.
Porns Most Outragous Outtakes (2006) (Video)
"Game over, man! Game over!" line quoted by an actress
Rocky + Drago: Glasgow (2007) (TV Episode)
Tilde is compared to Ripley when on the power stilts.
Zombies: The Beginning (2007) (Video)
Most of the storyline and a lot of the dialogue is lifted straight from Aliens.
1408 (2007)
The writer's agent states that the writer's new book sounds like a cross between "In Cold Blood" and "Aliens"
Psych: 65 Million Years Off (2007) (TV Episode)
Gus' guess.
Greek: Friday Night Frights (2007) (TV Episode)
They mention the movie
Robot Chicken: Shoe (2007) (TV Episode)
Beast Man says, "Game over, man! Game over!"
Halo 3 (2007) (Video Game)
"Short, controlled bursts!" in the level Crow's Nest
Eureka: A Night in Global Dynamics (2007) (TV Episode)
Allison: "Get away from him, you bitch!"
The Big Bang Theory: The Fuzzy Boots Corollary (2007) (TV Episode)
"Stay frosty"
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) (Video Game)
Several lines spoken by the characters in the prologue aboard the freight ship are direct quotes from the marines in Aliens. "I keep this for close encounters" while pulling out a shotgun, for example
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) (TV Movie)
During the strike team mission to the Hybrid base, one of the team is called Hudson and several quotes/paraphrases from Aliens are used (eg. "Knock it off Hudson" "Stay frosty")
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Doomsday (2008)
whole entering clinic scene is modelled after Aliens entering compound scene
Doctor Who Confidential: River Runs Deep (2008) (TV Episode)
Alex Kingston says that she always wanted to be Sigourney Weaver in this film.
Death Race (2008)
Series of lines in cafeteria referencing Aliens. Additionally, the "Weyland Corporation" which owns and operates the prison system shares a name with the "Weyland-Yutani" corporation which operates colonization, mining, etc in the Aliens universe.
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
The "Combat Armor" you find in the game is identical to the Colonial Marine's armor in this film.
8th Wonderland (2008)
SWAT-Teammembers are named Hicks, Hudson and Vasquez
Resistance 2 (2008) (Video Game)
The "For Close Encounters" Trophy takes its name from the scene where Hicks pulls out his shotgun and says: "I like to keep this handy... for close encounters. "
Alien Uprising (2008) (Video)
space marines with female heroine/alien monster that secretes an acidic liquid/numerous close-up shots of the monster's mouth wide open and dripping slime/planetary colony owned by a corporation has ceased communication/planet has a nuclear reactor set to explode/deep space travel hibernation/drop ship scene/motion sensors/corporate weasel along on the mission double-crosses them/finale has the female heroine go it alone into the monster's lair to rescue another female
South Park: About Last Night... (2008) (TV Episode)
"Game over, man."
Left 4 Dead (2008) (Video Game)
The character zoey will constantly say 'This is game over man, game over!'
BURN-E (2008) (Video)
The elevator BURN-E uses to go outside is designated LV-426, the same designation as the planet in Aliens
Coraline (2009)
The final battle, as the insectoid Other Mother flails in the pit and grabs Coraline
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
"Get away from them you bitch"
War Wolves (2009) (TV Movie)
Lance Henriksen is described as the "guy from Aliens".
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (2009) (Video Game)
Distinct parallels between Lynn and Newt including character, clothing and predicament
Red Dwarf: Back to Earth (Part Two) (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall when the Dwarfers discover they're characters on a TV show
Terminator Salvation (2009)
In both movies the lead is in an elevator, chased by the villan, and shouting "Come on!" at the elevator; In both movies a similar mobile motion detector is used and makes the same sound.
Eureka: It's Not Easy Being Green (2009) (TV Episode)
Dialogue with Carter tracking how many meters away Spot is, proximity sensor on his freeze-gun and the sound it makes
Bad Movie Beatdown: AVP Alien vs. Predator (2009) (TV Episode)
"I love the Alien and Predator movies."
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)
The alien queen appears.
Shameful Sequels: Starship Troopers 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
"We have a rip-off of Aliens..."
NCIS: Good Cop, Bad Cop (2009) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo describes Aliens as more action than creepy
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
Underdome wave 18: "Game over, man. Game over."
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) (Video Game)
At the end of the mission, "Prisoner 47," Price says to McTavish, "Whatever you're gonna do, Soap, do it fast!" PFC Vasquez says the same thing to Ripley in "Aliens" when they're trying to figure out a way to escape a horde of xenomorphs.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Legacy of Terror (2009) (TV Episode)
A alien queen lays eggs, parasitic aliens which Obi-Wan wants for study.
Doctor Who: Dreamland: Episode #1.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Bones: The Gamer in the Grease (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned on the Avatar preview
Robot Chicken: Dear Consumer (2009) (TV Episode)
A snowflake quotes lines from this movie
Hunting Grounds (2009)
A character references Sigourney Weaver's character Ellen Ripley as fighting off aliens.
Saturday Night Live: Sigourney Weaver/The Ting Tings (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Sigourney Weaver's opening monologue
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.84 (2010) (TV Episode)
James Cameron talks about the movie
Legion (2010)
Bob Hanson: "Game over, man! Game over!"
The Crocodiles Strike Back (2010)
The movement tracker the kids use has the same screen as the one from Aliens.
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora (2010) (TV Movie)
Mentioned once
Aliens vs. Predator (2010) (Video Game)
the main achivement in this game is "not bad for a human"
Doctor Who: The Time of Angels (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference to Bishop finishing in the Doctor saying "No offence Bishop"..."None taken"
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Rick Lazzarini mentions it.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Predators (2010)
The line "When the time comes; I'll do us both." also when Royce first recovers from his parachute landing, there is a music motif used from Aliens.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010) (Video Game)
The drop ship unit quotes the drop ship pilot from Aliens "in the pipe 5 by 5", just as in the orginal Starcraft
Eureka: Momstrosity (2010) (TV Episode)
Allison Blake to Tiny Rover: "Get away from him, you bitch"
The Rig (2010)
The "Weyland drilling corp" name and logo is a reference to Weyland-Yutani corp from the Alien series of movies
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Cubic Z (2010) (TV Episode)
Chuck says, "Some of my favorite movies wind up in air ducts: 'Aliens' and 'Die Hard.'"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode #2.155 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jimmy Fallon and Higgins debate whether Paul Reiser was in the film
Atrocious (2010)
DVD is shown.
Community: Epidemiology (2010) (TV Episode)
Abed and Troy go the the Halloween party dressed as an alien and Ripley in the Power Loader from Aliens (1986).
Capturing Avatar (2010) (Video)
clip footage
Midnight Movie Review: Alien Anthology (2010) (TV Episode)
One of the films of this episode's subject
Death Race 2 (2010) (Video)
The "Weyland Corporation" running the prison system shares half the name of the "Weyland-Yutani Corporation" which operates colonization, exploration, android production, and other industries in the Aliens universe.
You Again Cast Fight (2010) (Video)
-Sigourney Weaver references the movie, which she starred in.
Sektor 236 (2010)
The line about "them" only coming out at night is directly taken from Aliens
The Puppet Monster Massacre (2010) (Video)
The search for the monster is called "a bug hunt"
Special Collector's Edition: Titanic - 1ª Edición (2011) (TV Episode)
James Cameron's movie mentioned
Paul (2011)
The "Get away from her, you bitch!" line is used towards Sigourney Weaver's character during the climactic scene of the film. The line is famously used by Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) at the climax of 'Aliens.'
Parks and Recreation: Media Blitz (2011) (TV Episode)
Quoting Pvt. Hudson, one of the DJs says, "Game over, man! Game over!"
Robot Chicken: Schindler's Bucket List (2011) (TV Episode)
The chicken says, "Get away from her, you bitch!" and then shoots an arrow into Scooter's head. In "Aliens," Ripley says the same line when defending Newt against the alien.
H2Oh God, My Hip! (2011) (Short)
Referenced in homage with the character name Hudson.
Special Collector's Edition: B.A.D. Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
Lance Henriksen movie mentioned
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Moon 44 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned as having much in common with Moon 44
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions that the film is referenced in "Paul"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that dialogue from the film is quoted in "Paul"
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Photograph is shown.
Scream 4 (2011)
Mentioned.
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
An EDF trooper asks "What am I supposed to use, harsh language?"
Storage Hunters: Bloody Battle (2011) (TV Episode)
Brandon and Lori win a movie prop from Aliens in one of the storage unit auctions.
Shameful Sequels: Matrix Reloaded: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
"We see a poorly CGI'ed Aliens rip-off."
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
numerous visual references cited by filmmakers
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
"nobody can hear you scream" incorrectly identified as from this movie
Breaking Bad: Shotgun (2011) (TV Episode)
After the drum is picked up with the forklift the driver says "where do you want it?"
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011) (Video Game)
While exploring the W.H.O building, there are several emails from and to a Corporal Dwayne Hicks, one of the Marines from Aliens.
Game One: Fünf Tage wach: Game One auf der gamescom 2011 - Teil 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Simon mentions that the designers of 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' asked Ridley Scott for advice, because he made the first Alien movie. He also mentions that they should have asked James Cameron, who did the second part, due to the similarity between 'Aliens' and 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'
Dark Matters: Twisted But True: Sexy Secret Agent/Full Body Transplant/Honey I Nuked the Planet (2011) (TV Episode)
In "Sexy Secret Agent", an experiment is being recorded on videotape. There are a several number sequences on the screen, among them "LV426" , the name of the planet from "Aliens" .
Area 51 Confidential (2011)
Numerous characters in Area 51 Confidential gather name inspiration from characters/actors in ALIENS.
Archer: Space Race: Part I (2012) (TV Episode)
The team is issued M41-A pulse rifles.
Archer: Space Race: Part II (2012) (TV Episode)
They have M-41A pulse rifles and power loaders on the Horizon.
Monster Man: Between Arachnid and a Hard Place (2012) (TV Episode)
Alien Queen mentioned
Raising Hope: Inside Probe (2012) (TV Episode)
Barney panics exactly like Hudson, babbling and crying out the iconic words, "Game over, man! Game over!"
Prometheus (2012)
When the scientists are preparing to leave the pyramid, someone shouts "We are leaving!" which is similiar to what Corporal Hicks said in Aliens; "Marines! We are leaving! " And later, when the personnel carrier runs over one of the affected crewmen, this is similiar to a scene where the APC runs over an Alien during the fight at the atmosphere processor.
JonTron: Birdemic: The Best Worst Movie Ever (2012) (TV Episode)
JonTron calls the lead's acting a tribute to Bishop from Aliens.
Ted (2012)
In the scene at Fenway Park's Green Monster, Ted references the "artificial person" Bishop at the end of "Aliens". Ted also reenacts Bishop's knife trick at his party.
The Blockbuster Buster: ERod vs. Episode I, Vol. 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
seen among ERod's DVD collection
The Watch (2012)
numerous visual references
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Marksman (2012) (TV Episode)
"...which is being held by Gorman from Aliens."
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Becky's rescue is the same as Rebecca's rescue. In addition, they look like each other.
Alphas: Falling (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Galaxy of Terror (2012) (TV Episode)
James mentions how the sets of Galaxy of Terror would inspire the sets in Aliens.
South Park: Raising the Bar (2012) (TV Episode)
James Cameron says "We're in the pipe, five by five," like Ferro does in 'Aliens.'
Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghosts of Mars (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's like having the scene of Ripley being questioned by the board in Aliens be the wrap-around story for Alien."
Face Off: Junkyard Cyborg (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Decay (2012)
Weyland-Yutani Corp logo on the screen in the control center
Bum Reviews: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (2012) (TV Episode)
Bum claims that an actor is played by "Newt's sister."
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
Quote "James, Cameron get the aliens"
Face Off: Howl at the Moon (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Eleanor Tomlinson based her characterization of Isabelle on Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in Aliens.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Shameful Sequels: Starship Troopers 3 Revisited (2013) (TV Episode)
"giant robots taken from Aliens/The Matrix."
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian goes APE for Animatronics with ADI (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec Gillis mentions that he and Tom Woodruff Jr. worked on Aliens.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Eva Longoria/Terry Crews/Cavalia's Odysseo (2013) (TV Episode)
Terry Crews says his 14-year-old daughter wanted to watch the film
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
Scott points out that the Alien Queen is just "hanging out" in Bob's basement.
Supernatural: Pac-Man Fever (2013) (TV Episode)
Dean and Charlie identify themselves as Agents Hicks and Ripley.
Nikita: Self-Destruct (2013) (TV Episode)
Birkhoff/Ripley: "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
Pacific Rim (2013)
"Newt. Nobody calls me Newton except my mother."
Holliston: Rock the Cradle (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam quotes Bill Paxton's famous "Game over, man!" line in the opening scene.
The World's End (2013)
Reference to Bishop's knife-between-fingers trick.
Under the Dome: The Endless Thirst (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Safe and Sound Video Remix (2013) (Video)
Footage Shown
Splinter Cell: Blacklist (2013) (Video Game)
Reference is made to "nuke it from orbit" when characters are discussing how to approach a terrorist base.
Pastor Mike Online: Is Hollywood Controlled by an Evil Force? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions "the Alien movies with Sigourney Weaver".
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
APC in Aliens movie was made out of aircraft tug. An aircraft tug in Grand Theft Auto V is named Ripley, same as Aliens main character.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Invasion of the Squirrelanoids (2013) (TV Episode)
Mikey quotes Hudson "Game over man, game over"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
The Nerd praises it for going a step further with more action.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Alien Vs. Predator (2013) (TV Episode)
James comments that the climax with the Queen Xenomorph in Aliens is superior towards the climax of Alien Vs. Predator.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dawn of the Dead (1978) (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned among sequels being debateably better than the original
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Stan Winston: Advanced Studies (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec Gillis references Winston going to the UK to work on Aliens, and Richard Landon describes the puppeteering of the Alien Queen.
Atop the Fourth Wall: SCI-Spy #5 (2014) (TV Episode)
"...if it were an action book, in the likes of Aliens or Predator."
Kill Your Killer (2014)
Bishop's classic knife game is featured.
Blue Collar TV: Fear (TV Episode)
"She cut the power!"

Featured in 

The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) (TV Special)
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects (1994) (TV Special)
clips shown
The Making of 'True Lies' (1994) (TV Movie)
clip shown
100 Years of Horror: Girl Ghouls (1996) (Video)
clips
Alien Evolution (2001) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Ellen Ripley is #8 on the "Heroes" list.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett's #4 Monster/Alien in Movies
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.84 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of James Cameron's films
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.88 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Bill Paxton's films
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its title character.
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Ellen Ripley.
V: We Can't Win (2010) (TV Episode)
During the World Summit one of the companies present is the Weyland-Yutani Corp.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shrek Forever After/Survival of the Dead/Holy Rollers (2010) (TV Episode)
"Screenwriter's Bag of Tricks" segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
The Alien Queen takes the #4 Monster & Aliens in movies
Baby's Day Out Review (2010) (Short)
shows a scene of Sigourney Weaver carrying a Newt dummy
Scream Awards 2010 (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips shown during the Sigourney Weaver tribute.
The Nostalgia Critic: Return of the Nostalgic Commercials (2011) (TV Episode)
The action figures are seen in a commercial and clips of the movie are shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Moon 44 (2011) (TV Episode)
A short clip is shown to compare sets
Welshy Reviews: Scream 2: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Welshy plays a clip when students in Scream 2 debate how a line was delivered.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Monster Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
#5
Shameful Sequels: Alien Resurrection (2011) (TV Episode)
Jeavons discusses the sequel
Bad Movie Beatdown: Spy Kids 3D- Game Over (2011) (TV Episode)
"Game Over Man" clip was shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Lost in Space (2011) (TV Episode)
#4
Facts and Fiction in the Life of Mr. Henriksen (2012)
A clip is shown while Lance Henriksen narrates
The Nostalgia Critic: Alien: Resurrection (2012) (TV Episode)
"Game over, man. Game over."
Welshy Reviews: Saw Retrospective Introduction (2012) (TV Episode)
points out the plot holes.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Thing from Another World #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Ripley suggests nuking the entire site
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Pumpkinhead (2012) (TV Episode)
"Kinda looks like the Xena-morph from Aliens."
Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Film 2014: Episode dated 13 February 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Prometheus: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Film Brain recaps the plot
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
Clip shown
Anime Abandon: SiN: The Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
shows a nonsensical edit of the film to emphasise how disjointed SiN: The Movie is.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Aliens (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
recaps the previous film
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Alien: Resurrection (2013) (TV Episode)
"Aliens was like a war movie..."
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: The Legacy of Stan Winston (2013) (TV Episode)
The shot of the Alien Queen lowering itself down to confront Ripley is shown.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Stan Winston: Advanced Studies (2013) (TV Episode)
The Xenomorph head and the shot of the Alien rising out of the water behind Newt are featured.
Gogglebox: Episode #3.4 (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Hazel and Augustus watch Aliens on the the plane to Amsterdam.
Renegade Cut: Alien (2014) (TV Episode)
The Alien saga is the subject of discussion
The Nostalgia Critic: BloodRayne (2014) (TV Episode)
"If the Aliens logo can get away with an 'I-gina'..."
Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 1979 (2014)
Features footage of the film and interviews cast

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Sigourney Weaver/Buster Poindexter (1986) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Alienses
Evil Dead II (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
line: get away from him you son of a bitch
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers: Dale Beside Himself (1989) (TV Episode)
one of Dale's favorite movies looks like a cartoon version of this
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel saves Crow from attack by Timmy, saying "Let go of him, you bitch!" and blows Timmy out of the airlock.
Coneheads (1993)
Earthworm Jim (1994) (Video Game)
the final enemy looks like some sort of egg-shooting alien termite queen, thus being a sort of homage/parody to the Alien Queen in Aliens
Saturday Night Live: Paul Reiser/Annie Lennox (1995) (TV Episode)
Reiser spoofs two of his most famous roles in "Mad about You" and "Aliens."
Nightwatch (1997)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow's proximity detector indicates that aliens are all over the Satellite of Love, and he screams, "They're under the floor! They're in the walls!" in the same manner as Pvt. Hudson in "Aliens."
The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police: The Thing That Wouldn't Stop It (1997) (TV Episode)
Several elements from the film are parodied such as a panicky repairman named Hudson and finding people cocooned in the monster's lair.
Scream 2 (1997)
Family Guy: Da Boom (1999) (TV Episode)
When Stewie breaks under the Griffins' exodus, he says "Game over, man. Game over!"
Älgigen (1999)
Chicken Run (2000)
Conker's Bad Fur Day (2001) (Video Game)
Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation: L.I.C.E./Operation: L.I.Z.Z.I.E. (2003) (TV Episode)
the lice infecting the tree house are reminiscent of the xenomorphs infesting the colony on lv-426 in Aliens, and the pink lice at the climax is a spoof of the alien queen, other parodies include the kids taking the roles of the colonial marines, number four=hudson number three=vasquez, number one=possibly bishop, number five= ripley,
Conker: Live and Reloaded (2004) (Video Game)
Conker adorns a loader, just as Ripley does and says "get away from her you bitch!"
Evil Aliens (2005)
the movie makes jokey references
How It Should Have Ended: How to Survive an Alien Attack (2006) (TV Episode)
Characters from the film offer advice on how to survive an alien attack
Aachi and Ssipak (2006)
Jimmy made a movie based on this (we can see a poster); later he reenacts the scene with the Alien Queen while drugged.
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
The final confrontation takes place in the nest of a monstrous chicken with eggs hatching all around, similar to the scene in Aliens when Ripley meets the queen alien.
Family Guy: Peter's Daughter (2007) (TV Episode)
A Queen Xenomorph at the end of the movie confronting Ripley and Newt.
A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) (TV Short)
Wallace is climbing under the floor grates to escape from Piella, who reaches down and pulls them off in an attempt to catch him (much like the queen alien chasing Newt). Fluffles (driving the forklift) and Piella fight like Ripley and the alien.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009) (Video Game)
In the Republican Space Rangers TV show, a robot cuts through the ship's door to awaken the rangers from their cryotubes eight years later than they expected.
Saturday Night Live: Sigourney Weaver/The Ting Tings (2010) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in James Cameron's Laser Cats 5
How It Should Have Ended: How Aliens Should Have Ended (2011) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
American Dad!: Virtual In-Stanity (2011) (TV Episode)
"Get away from her, you bitch!" scene
Grabbers (2012)
Makes fun of Ripley's famous line to the alien queen "Get away from her you bitch!" line
30 Rock: Hey, Baby, What's Wrong?: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
When Kenneth and Hazel are "tracking" Tracy's lizard ... the screen on their gps tracking device... and much of their dialog... is the same as the scene late in the Sigourney Weaver film, Aliens (1986), between Ripely and Hudson, right before the final alien attack on her, Newt and the remaining Colonial Marines.
The Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part VI (2012) (TV Episode)
Lupa's fight with the Nostalgia Chick resembles Ripley's fight with the alien in this movie.
Saturday Night Live: Daniel Craig/Muse (2012) (TV Episode)
In the Mars colonization segment, the character Ramirez is a spoof of Vasquez in "Aliens."
To Boldly Flee (2012) (Video)
Lupa, on robotic lifts about to battle a monster, yells "get away from her, you bitch!"
Robot Chicken: Robot Fight Accident (2013) (TV Episode)
parodied in The Jetsons skit
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
A mission in which Rex destroys a nest of dragon eggs with a flamethrower is much like the climax of Aliens.
Dick Figures: The Movie (2013)
"Eggy-ens" poster in Blue's bedroom is a parody of the movie
Robot Chicken: Secret of the Booze (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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