Alien movies aren’t for everyone, but if you love them you probably can’t get enough. Here are some of the best alien movies of all time.
Released only in 2016, “Arrival” is so masterfully, beautifully executed that we almost hate to call it an alien movie. However, like all good movies about aliens, “Arrival” tells us about the most important parts of being human. Do yourself a favor and see this before it’s spoiled for you.
Ridley Scott and H.R. Geiger crafted the xenomorphs (yes, that’s what they’re called) straight out of our nightmares. It is true that no one in space can hear you scream, but you might want to let your roommates know it’s “Alien” night before watching. For the sake of brevity, we’ll include “Aliens” in this listing, as well. The pictures of Geiger’s concept artwork are some of the creepiest pictures I’ve ever seen, to this day.
“E.T. The Extraterrestrial”
Responsible for an entire generation’s love of Drew Barrymore and Reese’s Pieces, “E.T.” is a blast from your childhood that is worth a rewatch. You won’t be disappointed by Spielberg’s effects.
If you like your alien movies with a heavy dose of social commentary, this one is for you. Set in a South African ghetto, “District 9” forces us to confront the realities of a group of alien refugees.
One of M. Night Shyamalan’s most successful films, “Signs” is a slow moving look at the dynamic of a family who was already in crisis before the aliens came knocking at the door of their farmhouse. It also ranks as one of the best pg-13 horror movies.