299 user 140 critic

The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 19 June 1998 (USA)
0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.



(story), (story) | 1 more credit »
4,050 ( 67)
6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

Director: Chris Carter
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly
The X-Files (TV Series 1993)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
The X-Files: Re-Opened (TV Special 2015)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Showing several previews on what will be happening on the coming season, and introducing new characters.

Stars: Chris Carter, Glen Morgan, Gillian Anderson
Todas mías (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Joaquín Bissner
Stars: Bruno Bichir, Alejandra Sandoval, Rodrigo Murray
Casi treinta (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In Casi Treinta, the 29-year-old Emilio (Manuel Balbi), a rich employee of an airline who wants to be a writer, finds his new love in the 18-year-old Cristina (Eiza González). They break up... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Sugich
Stars: Manuel Balbi, Eiza González, Sara Maldonado
The Lone Gunmen (TV Series 2001)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Never ones to stray far from the center of corporate and government ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Julio, a Mexican teenager musician, tries to rehearse with his jazz band to win a scholarship to New York. While most of his time is spent with his father's band, who needs money to buy a ... See full summary »

Directors: Fernando Sariñana, Carlos Sariñana
Stars: Odiseo Bichir, Arcelia Ramírez, Ximena Sariñana
Actores S.A. (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Carlos Sariñana
Stars: Raúl Méndez, Iliana Fox, Fernando Becerril
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A film that unveils the Mexican open ocean wonders through the eyes of young conservationists while trying to substitute shark fishing with sustainable tourism.

Director: Jeronimo Prieto
Stars: Ignacio Armida, Carlos Céspedes, Sylvia Earle
Cellmates (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Baget
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Stacy Keach, Kevin P. Farley
Omen IV: The Awakening (TV Movie 1991)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a mysterious girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious... See full summary »

Directors: Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard
Stars: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner
Don de Dios (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Tepito is a neighborhood of Mexico City, where the dreams of many destitute people become real. But Tepito is also run by organized crime and corrupt politicians, impunity reigns and ... See full summary »

Director: Fermín Gómez Lara
Stars: Mauricio Islas, Luis Felipe Tovar, Tomás Goros


Cast overview, first billed only:
Bronschweig (as Jeffrey De Munn)
2nd Boy (as Chris Fennell)
Cody Newton ...
3rd Boy
Blake Stokes ...
4th Boy


With problems appearing between FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a dangerous conspiracy is starting to appear. A deadly virus, which appears to be of extraterrestrial origin has appeared, which could destroy all life on Earth. With the help of a paranoid doctor, Alvin Kurtzweil, Mulder and Scully must act fast in order to save everyone on the planet. Written by Film_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

agent | fbi | bomb | government | alien | See All (73) »


Discover the past, live the present, fight the future. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense violence and gore | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blackwood  »

Box Office


$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,138,758 (USA) (19 June 1998)


$83,892,374 (USA) (9 October 1998)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Chris Carter originally wanted to end the television series after the fifth season, and continue the show mythology with a series of films, beginning with this one. The Fox Network, however, saw the series as too profitable, and forced Carter to write this film as a tie-in between two seasons of the show, a task which he found very daunting. See more »


Adding to the revealing mistakes in the last scene, the newspaper articles except one that Mulder is supposed to see, all have the same content beginning with "While he amended the compromise into a bill[...]". See more »


Special Agent Dana Scully: [after tricking Mulder into the door being locked] I had you.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: No, you didn't.
Special Agent Dana Scully: Oh, yeah. I had you big time.
See more »


Referenced in The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) See more »


Flower Man
Written by Emerson Hart Jeff Russo Dan Lavery and Kevin Shepard
Performed and Produced by Tonic
Courtesy of Polydor Records, A PolyGram Company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Fight the Future
8 June 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

The X-Files' first movie is great. It has a clever, yet complicated, plot. The movie tackles the alien conspiracy head on, connecting some plot details from the show. But like an episode of the show, only a small piece of the puzzle is explained. The movie is a scary and thrilling sci-fi movie. All that's missing is a sequel.

47 of 67 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why not on Netflix? ironcat68
Big Ship Stateoftheart
Why the bees? whispy1969
Why do the aliens need any human assistance? cg11144
Chipmunks... abubasim66
'The X-Files: Fight the Future' Blu-Ray due for UK release! alankelly67
Discuss The X Files (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: