Monday, March 8, 2010

10 Best Alien Movies

Aliens have been popular ever since ancient times, we have historical paintings with what only appears to be UFOs in them, ancient toys that resemble UFOs and thousands and thousand's of people claiming to have seen UFOs, and in some more severe cases, people who claim to have been abducted.

With as much hype surrounding aliens, it only makes sense to have a never ending library of movies that feature aliens, abductions, and UFOs. Some movies display a more wicked nature of aliens, while others take on a cute, and sometimes comical look at aliens.

Here in no particular order I have compiled a list of the top 10 alien movies.


Who doesn't love E.T?

Instead of being scary evil beings from outer space, E.T shows a different side of aliens. They are cute, and capable of showing love. The hit children's movie from the 1980's has been, and likely always will be one of the top 10 alien movies.

The plot is a simple plot, yet a beautiful one all the same. When an alien is accidentally left behind on earth, a young boy named Elliot finds him. Elliot and his family struggle to help E.T get back home before he is taken away or dies. E.T by far is one of the most heart warming alien movies made to date.

Mac and Me

Mac and Me is not quite as well known as E.T, but this children's movie is similar to E.T due to the fact that aliens are represented as loving beings, who mean to bring no harm to humans.

The plot is similar to E.T as well, but the aliens take on a much more gangly and cuddly creature like appearance. In this movie a young handicap boy struggles to help Mac and his family get back into space after they manage to escape NASA agents. It's not easy, especially considering the fact that the agents are on their tails every step of the way.

Mac and Me has been given horrendous ratings, but if you watch the movie with children (or if you watched it while you were a child), I think many of you can agree with me when I say that Mac and Me is a very adorable and warm alien movie. Naturally it is meant for children.


Naturally Aliens must be included. Far from Mac and Me, Aliens is what all humans fear . These aliens are not cute and cuddly, nor do they need to phone home, these aliens are wicked, they are out for blood, and they are terrifying. Aliens originally featured in 1986, and is still considered one of the most scary alien movies ever made.

Earth Girls Are Easy

Earth Girls Are Easy is without a doubt one of the funniest alien movies made. This old 80's relic features Jim Carrey before he was popular.

Earth Girls Are Easy is a fun flick that shows us that aliens can fall in love with humans. When 3 fur covered aliens land their spaceship in a young woman's swimming pool, they learn that they need to take on a human form n order to fit in with society. The young woman who finds them helps them to act and be more human in order to save them from being exposed before they are able to fix their ship.

Mars Attacks

Mars Attacks hit theaters in 1996, and is by far one of the most vile, yet hilariously fun alien movies made to date. In this hit alien movie, aliens rain down from space with full force attempts on taking over the world. At first they come in peace, but quickly they make their mark by blasting humans with their space guns. Pretty soon it's all out war, humans vs alien style!

The War of the Worlds

Originally War of the Worlds took notice due to a radio show that broadcast on Halloween in 1938. In the show the host let out a fake broadcast about aliens that led actual listener's to believe that the world was being taken over by aliens, which led to tons of controversy, and angry listeners. Before then though, War of the Worlds was a book created by H.G. Wells.

War of the Worlds is great movie in which aliens come to take over the world. Tom Cruise plays the lead in this one, and does a rather good job. It makes it to this list only because it is based off of the work of H.G. Wells.


Predator was made in 1987, and this alien movie is by far one of my favorites due to the fact that it sprung up real hardcore fear, as I had nightmares about traveling through swamp lands where a big creepy alien would sniff me out, and use its radar eyes to find me, then of course kill me with its ferocious hunting skills. Right now there is a remake being done with a 2010 release.

The Fourth Kind

This alien movie is one of the hottest movies dealing with aliens and alien abductions right now. The hype and popularity of this movie is primarily due to the fact that it is based off of actual interviews with people who claim to have been abducted by aliens in Nome, Alaska.

The movie is said to be true, and the main characters and their interviews are all supposedly real. This movie is said to be very upsetting and or terrifying to many viewers who have seen it.

Close Encounters of a Third Kind

Close Encounters of a Third Kind hit the box office in 1977, and focuses on scientists communicating with aliens through really neat sounds and colors. The movie has a very memorable sound effect that the aliens used to communicate with humans. You can still find many people today humming the incredibly addicting tune.

My Stepmother Is An Alien

This 1988 flick features a really cute plot where an alien is sent to earth on a secret mission. While on earth she meets a human man whom she eventually falls in love with (Dan Aykroyd). The mans daughter however is on to her, and eventually the alien stepmother is exposed.

Although My Stepmother Is An Alien is not one of the greatest alien movies out there, it definitely deserves a slot here on the list, as it still manages to be a children's favorite.

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