UFO & alien visitation movies

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1. Roswell (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Martin Sheen, Dwight Yoakam, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 2,124

2. The UFO Incident (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the early 1960s, a married couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: James Earl Jones, Estelle Parsons, Barnard Hughes, Dick O'Neill

Votes: 492

3. The Abyss (1989)

PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Votes: 147,455 | Gross: $54.46M

4. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 481,883 | Gross: $306.17M

5. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.

Director: W.D. Richter | Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 21,048 | Gross: $6.25M

6. The Aerial Anarchists (1911)

15 min | Short, Drama

Anarchists build a super aircraft and bomb a railway, a fort and St. Paul's.

Director: Walter R. Booth

7. The Aerial Submarine (1910)

12 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

Flying pirates torpedo a liner then travel under the sea to salvage bullion.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 12

8. The Battle in the Clouds (1909)

20 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

An inventor uses a wireless controlled flying torpedo to destroy enemy airships.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 225

9. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An alien "policeman" arrives on Earth to apprehend a renegade of his own race who impregnates a woman with a potentially destructive mutant embryo.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Jesse Ventura, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Damian Lee, Jerry Levitan

Votes: 1,473

10. Contamination (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch

Votes: 3,037

11. The Alien Dead (1980)

R | 74 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ray Roberts, Linda Lewis, George Kelsey

Votes: 740

12. The Alien Factor (1978)

G | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth near a small back woods town. The specimens escape, and soon town folk are turning up mutilated. Very low budget ... See full summary »

Director: Don Dohler | Stars: Don Leifert, Tom Griffith, Richard Dyszel, Mary Mertens

Votes: 679

13. Alien Nation (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

Votes: 12,860 | Gross: $25.22M

14. Alien Predator (1986)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Three American friends travelling through Spain get stuck in a remote town where something very dangerous is changing the town's people.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Martin Hewitt, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Luis Prendes

Votes: 800 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Alien Private Eye (1987)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An alien sent to Earth to retrieve a drug that was sent here on a black disc has to fight her race's enemies, who are also on Earth to search for the drug.

Director: Vik Rubenfeld | Stars: Nicholas Hill, Cliff Aduddell, John Alexander, Robert Axelrod

Votes: 54

16. The Aliens Are Coming (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Tom Mason, Eric Braeden, Melinda O. Fee, Fawne Harriman

Votes: 155

17. Alien Seed (1989)

88 min | Sci-Fi

An alien impregnates an Earth woman so she can deliver an alien "messiah" that will rule the world. A newspaper reporter finds out what's going on and sets out to stop it.

Director: Robert Hyatt | Stars: Erik Estrada, Heidi Paine, Steven Blade, Shellie Block

Votes: 142

18. Alien Warrior (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

An alien from another dimension lands on earth to fight the "Great Evil" that has been unleashed on it.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Brett Baxter Clark, Pamela Saunders, Reggie De Morton, Nelson Anderson

Votes: 177

19. The Alpha Incident (1978)

PG | 95 min | Sci-Fi

A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Stafford Morgan, John F. Goff, Carol Irene Newell

Votes: 594

20. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 29,482

21. Hellish Spiders (1968)

85 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Horror

Arácnea's residents have been desperately searching for a source of food to save the life of their queen. Earth is chosen, since human brains are apparently like health food for alien spiders.

Director: Federico Curiel | Stars: Blue Demon, Blanca Sánchez, Martha Elena Cervantes, Ramón Bugarini

Votes: 46

22. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 28,867 | Gross: $14.05M

23. Assignment Terror (1970)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, ... See full summary »

Directors: Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, Eberhard Meichsner | Stars: Michael Rennie, Karin Dor, Craig Hill, Patty Shepard

Votes: 520

24. The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

A gang of crooks has kidnapped a rich heiress come up against a beautiful, but lethal alien who has crash-landed her spaceship on Earth.

Director: Ronald V. Ashcroft | Stars: Robert Clarke, Kenne Duncan, Marilyn Harvey, Jeanne Tatum

Votes: 686

25. The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,656

26. The Atomic Submarine (1959)

Not Rated | 72 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway

Votes: 1,111

27. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon

Votes: 4,020 | Gross: $0.48M

28. The Aurora Encounter (1986)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A tiny alien lands in the small town of Aurora, Texas in the wild west. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McCullough Sr. | Stars: Jack Elam, Peter Brown, Carol Bagdasarian, Dottie West

Votes: 238

29. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)

G | 103 min | Sci-Fi

A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Robert Hastings

Votes: 308

30. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 27,191 | Gross: $32.95M

31. Battle in Outer Space (1959)

90 min | Sci-Fi

The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda

Votes: 863

32. Battle of the Worlds (1961)

Unrated | 84 min | Sci-Fi

A runaway asteroid dubbed "The Outsider" mysteriously begins orbiting the Earth and threatens it with lethal flying saucers.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Claude Rains, Bill Carter, Umberto Orsini, Maya Brent

Votes: 596

33. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Directors: David Kramarsky, Roger Corman, Lou Place | Stars: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent

Votes: 1,120

34. The Blob (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Directors: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr. | Stars: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howland

Votes: 19,385

35. Beware! The Blob (1972)

GP | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Director: Larry Hagman | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl, Richard Webb

Votes: 1,469

36. Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Mutant humanoids from outer space kidnap young Earth females in order to interbreed and save their species from extinction.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: John Saxon, Maurice Denham, Patricia Haines, Alfred Burke

Votes: 511

37. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires.

Director: Hajime Satô | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Tomomi Satô, Eizô Kitamura, Hideo Kô

Votes: 1,169

38. Body Snatchers (1993)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy

Votes: 14,947 | Gross: $0.43M

39. The Borrower (1991)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Don Gordon, Tom Towles, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 1,335

40. The Brain Eaters (1958)

TV-PG | 60 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

The inhabitants of a small Illinois town begin disappearing after a strange cone is found sticking out of the ground nearby.

Director: Bruno VeSota | Stars: Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee

Votes: 993

41. The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller, Thomas Browne Henry

Votes: 1,213

42. 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: 5,015 | Gross: $3.70M

43. Real Men (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind.

Director: Dennis Feldman | Stars: Jim Belushi, John Ritter, Barbara Barrie, Bill Morey

Votes: 3,316 | Gross: $0.87M

44. The Bubble (1966)

Not Rated | 112 min | Sci-Fi

A couple encounter mysterious atmospheric effects in an airplane and find themselves in a town where people behave oddly. They eventually escape.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: Michael Cole, Deborah Walley, Johnny Desmond, Kassie McMahon

Votes: 241

45. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,612

46. Village of the Damned (1960)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 12,737

47. Children of the Damned (1964)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Six impossibly intelligent children from all over the world with dangerous psychic powers hide in a church in England after the military tries to experiment on them. Besieged, they warn the military to back off before carnage ensues.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke

Votes: 3,451

48. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

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

Votes: 161,670 | Gross: $132.09M

49. Cocoon (1985)

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