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1. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Two F.B.I. 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, William B. Davis

Votes: 185,764

2. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 654,662 | Gross: $291.05M

3. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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50 Metascore

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 197,584 | Gross: $100.24M

4. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 391,843 | Gross: $234.28M

5. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 265,286 | Gross: $71.90M

6. Green Lantern (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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39 Metascore

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong

Votes: 254,425 | Gross: $116.60M

7. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.5
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56 Metascore

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.

Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen

Votes: 137,682 | Gross: $198.35M

8. Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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27 Metascore

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 121,738 | Gross: $78.75M

9. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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64 Metascore

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 40,878 | Gross: $18.56M

10. Invader ZIM (2001–2004)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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An alien named Zim from the planet Irk is sent on a secret mission to conquer Earth, not realising that his leaders were just trying to get rid of him and hoped that he would die. Once there, Zim manages to disguise himself as a human child, but one boy named Dib sees through his disguise.

Stars: Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 18,386

11. UFO (1970–1973)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.9
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The missions of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization, which defends Earth from extra-terrestrial threats.

Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Votes: 2,504

12. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 94,529 | Gross: $37.02M

13. Taken (2002)

877 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue

Votes: 18,481

14. Attraction (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.5
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After an alien ship crash lands onto a Russian city, many who saw it and the occupants start to question their own existence while there are those who demand the aliens leave Earth.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Irina Starshenbaum, Alexander Petrov, Rinal Mukhametov, Oleg Menshikov

Votes: 7,934

15. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

Votes: 34,111

16. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

TV-PG | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 9,502

17. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

Votes: 15,797 | Gross: $5.25M

18. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 32,518

19. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 6,545

20. The Ant Bully (2006)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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59 Metascore

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.

Director: John A. Davis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep

Votes: 34,966 | Gross: $28.14M

21. Phoenix Forgotten (2017)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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33 Metascore

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Director: Justin Barber | Stars: Florence Hartigan, Luke Spencer Roberts, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews

Votes: 4,876 | Gross: $3.60M

22. The Day Time Ended (1979)

PG | 79 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty

Votes: 1,248

23. Roswell (1994 TV Movie)

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

6.5
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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: 2,223

24. Intruders (1992– )

163 min | Biography, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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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: 1,164

25. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,018

26. Digging to China (1997)

PG | 98 min | Drama

6.8
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10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Hutton | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson, Marian Seldes

Votes: 2,388 | Gross: $0.03M

27. The Return (1980)

Not Rated | 91 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.6
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Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange ... See full summary »

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Cybill Shepherd, Martin Landau, Raymond Burr

Votes: 377

28. Men in White (1998 TV Movie)

83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

2.8
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Spoof of recent science fiction films including all of the obvious choices and "Dr. Strangelove" finds two garbage men defeating an alien invasion.

Director: Scott P. Levy | Stars: Thomas F. Wilson, Karim Prince, M. Emmet Walsh, Brion James

Votes: 1,096

29. Save the Green Planet! (2003)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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70 Metascore

Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Yun-shik Baek, Jung-min Hwang, Jae-yong Lee

Votes: 7,165 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Hangar 1: The UFO Files (2014–2015)

Mystery, Reality-TV, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The files of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, are shared by MUFON members and UFO experts.

Stars: Nik Petcov, Cornell Womack, John Ventre, Yana Trofimova

Votes: 675

31. Skyrunners (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Family, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Fourteen-year-old Tyler encounters an alien ship which makes him appear older, inexplicably turns him into a "Skyrunner" with incomprehensible powers. This turns his high school life upside... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Kelly Blatz, Joey Pollari, Linda Kash, Conrad Coates

Votes: 999

32. Lifted (2006)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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A teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Votes: 16,527

33. Out of the Blue (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The definitive investigation on the UFO phenomenon narrated by Peter Coyle.

Directors: Tim Coleman, James Fox, Boris Zubov | Stars: Peter Coyote, Amir D. Aczel, Bernhard Haisch, John Samford

Votes: 462

34. Mirage Men (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.4
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How the US government created a myth that took over the world. ET visitors... crashed UFOs... back-engineered alien technology... the government cover-up of a secret that would change the ... See full summary »

Directors: John Lundberg, Roland Denning, Kypros Kyprianou | Stars: Robert J. Durant, Richard Doty, Tracy Tormé, Peter Gersten

Votes: 523

35. UFO Hunters (I) (2008–2009)

Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Follows a group of experts as they scrutinize some of history's most intriguing UFO accounts.

Stars: William J. Birnes, Patrick Uskert, Ted Acworth, James Lurie

Votes: 860

36. I Know What I Saw (2009 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary that compiles interviews of the most credible UFO witnesses around the world, and further details investigations conducted by analysts and government officials into UFO sightings.

Director: James Fox | Stars: Seth Adams, Steve Allen, Kenneth Arnold, Bob Ball

Votes: 425

37. Unsealed: Alien Files (2012– )

30 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Unsealed Alien Files investigates documents of alien and UFO encounters, made accessible to the public by the Freedom of Information Act. Each episode tackles a compelling alien case by opening these previously off-limit secret files.

Stars: John B. Wells, John Greenewald Jr., Nick Pope, William J. Birnes

Votes: 684

38. The Phoenix Lights (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

6.7
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Celebrating the historic and still unexplained Arizona mass sighting of 1997 this critically acclaimed and internationally award winning Documentary is based on the bestselling book, "The ... See full summary »

Director: Lynne Kitei | Stars: Charlie Balogh, Frances Emma Barwood, Tom Brunty, Chuck Byers

Votes: 174

39. Area 51: The Alien Interview (1997 Video)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

6.0
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A documentary about aliens and UFOs with re-enactments of alien interviews and video of a supposedly real video of an alien being interviewed by government officials.

Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Steven Williams, Bob Lazar, Sean David Morton, Rick Baker

Votes: 206

40. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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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: 1,187

41. Unknown Project (2013)

80 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Three documentary makers, are heading home from Burning Man in their RV and decide to pull off into the desert to camp for the night. Things get creepy. With their 5 RV cams running 24/7, ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Altman | Stars: Ethan A. Brosowsky, Brian Groh, Angelique Little, Terry Maratos

Votes: 122

42. Stranded (1987)

PG-13 | 80 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.

Director: Fleming B. Fuller | Stars: Ione Skye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joe Morton, Susan Barnes

Votes: 344

43. 99.9 (1997)

Unrated | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting ... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: María Barranco, Terele Pávez, Ruth Gabriel, Ángel de Andrés López

Votes: 376

44. Interceptor Force (1999)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.9
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In the near future, the government has created an elite team of soldiers specially trained in the event of a hostile alien encounter. A multi-national force of the world's best, they are ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Brad Dourif, Ernie Hudson, William Zabka

Votes: 751

45. Alien Abduction: A True Story

Documentary | Post-production

Travis Walton will finally explain his otherworldly experience accurately, away from Hollywood's molested presentation of "Fire in the Sky". Walton's experience and the subsequent effects ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Stein | Stars: James Fox, Travis Walton, Ben Hansen, Stanton Friedman

46. Zoe and the Astronaut (2018)

88 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Zoe has suffered with Leukemia her whole life. When her condition worsens, she's given months to live. One day, a Young Astronaut crash lands near her home. Zoe spends her last days showing the Astronaut the wonders of Planet Earth.

Director: Eke Chukwu | Stars: Ian Reddington, Lisa Moorish, Kirsten Foster, Max Scully

Votes: 40

47. The Bermuda Triangle (1979)

G | 93 min | Documentary, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A documentary that explores the legends, facts and folklore about the dreaded "Bermuda Triangle".

Director: Richard Friedenberg | Stars: Brad Crandall, Donald Albee, Lin Berlitz, Howard W. Bishop Jr.

Votes: 184 | Gross: $22.17M

48. Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?) (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 48 min | Documentary, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.8
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FOX Network television special investigating The Alien Autopsy (1995) footage that was allegedly filmed by the United States military after the legendary UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

Director: Tom McGough | Stars: Jonathan Frakes, Walter Haut, Jesse Marcel Jr., Kevin D. Randle

Votes: 461

49. Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983)

101 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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When everyone in town receives invitations to Ataru's wedding, they are shocked to see that his sweetheart Lum is not the bride. Eventually they learn that when Ataru was playing games as a... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Saeko Shimazu, Akira Kamiya

Votes: 496

50. Wisdom Teachings (2013– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, History, Mystery

7.8
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This TV show is about so many topics as physics, spirituality, alternative science, alternative physic theories, esoteric philosophy, historical facts, news and alternative news, ancient ... See full summary »

Star: David Wilcock

Votes: 23



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