We are all familiar with the stereotypical image of an alien. It is usually a creature with a large head, eyes, and a small body. These creatures have been featured in movies for years, some of which are better than others. In this blog post, we will take a look at the top 10 best alien movies of all time. Some of these films are classics, while others are more recent releases. Without further ado, let’s get started!
1. The War of the Worlds (1953)
The War of the Worlds is a 1953 American science fiction film directed by Byron Haskin and produced by George Pal. The film is based on the 1898 novel The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells and stars Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on August 7, 1953, and was a critical and commercial success.
2. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American science fiction film directed by Robert Wise and starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, and Sam Jaffe. The screenplay was written by Edmund H. North, based on the 1940 science fiction short story “Farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates. The film tells the story of an alien visitor who comes to Earth in an attempt to warn humanity about the dangers of nuclear warfare.
3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, and Drew Barrymore. The film tells the story of Elliott (Thomas), a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial creature who is stranded on Earth. The film was released by Universal Pictures on June 11, 1982, and was a critical and commercial success.
4. Alien (1979)
Alien is a 1979 American science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. The film follows the crew of the commercial spacecraft Nostromo as they investigate a distress call from an alien planet. The film was released by 20th Century Fox on May 25, 1979, and was a critical and commercial success.
Aliens is a 1986 American science fiction action horror film directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, William Hope, and Jenette Goldstein. It is the sequel to Alien (1979) and follows Ellen Ripley (Weaver) as she returns to the planet LV-426 with a team of marines to investigate the disappearance of the Nostromo’s crew. The film was released by 20th Century Fox on July 18, 1986, and was a critical and commercial success.
Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, and Harvey Fierstein. The film tells the story of an alien invasion of Earth and the resulting battle between the aliens and humanity to control the planet.
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film that stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a computer programmer who is drawn into a rebellion against the machines that have enslaved humanity in an alternate reality known as the Matrix.
The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction action film that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg assassin sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, the mother of the future leader of the human resistance.
9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 science fiction comedy film that is based on Douglas Adams’ novel of the same name. The film follows Arthur Dent, an ordinary man who finds himself transported off of Earth moments before aliens destroy it.
District 9 is a 2009 science fiction action thriller film that takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, where aliens have been living in squalor for 20 years. The film follows Wikus van der Merwe, a bureaucrat who is tasked with relocating them to a new camp.
Aliens have been a popular topic in movies for decades now. They range from being friendly creatures to deadly monsters, but one thing is for sure – they make for some great entertainment. Here are the top 10 best alien movies of all time, based on their IMDB ratings. From heartwarming tales like E.T. to edge-of-your-seat thrillers like Alien, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab some popcorn and enjoy!
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