The best alien movies range as far and wide as the universe itself. From right beneath our noses to galaxies far far away, we're always enamored with the next wildly entertaining explanation of the unknown. Here are our choices for the Top 10 films featuring extra-terrestrials of all shapes and sizes.
Abyss
PG-131989
Based on 14 critics

Oil-platform workers, including an estranged couple, and a Navy SEAL make a startling discovery. Read More

District 9: with Spanish Subtitles
R2009
Based on 36 critics

South Africa assigns a restricted area for extraterrestrial refugees. Read More

Aliens
R1986
Based on 9 critics

Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and a dwindling number of Marines battle an army of monstrous predators. Read More

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Not Yet Rated1977
Based on 9 critics

An Indiana lineman and other UFO sighters finally have documented contact with space aliens. Read More

Men In Black
PG-131997
Based on 22 critics

A veteran (Tommy Lee Jones) and a rookie (Will Smith) track aliens on Earth. Read More

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
PG1982
Based on 11 critics

Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and crew battle an old foe (Ricardo Montalban). Read More

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
PG1980
Based on 17 critics

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia face Darth Vader's wrath. Read More

Spaceballs
PG1987
Based on 14 critics

President Skroob (Mel Brooks) pits heroes against an evil foe (Rick Moranis). Read More

2001: A Space Odyssey
G1968
Based on 14 critics

Supercomputer HAL 9000 guides astronauts on a trip to find the origins of humans. Read More

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