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.
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2001: A Space Odyssey
G1968
Based on 14 critics

An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation... Read More

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The Abyss
PG-131989
Based on 14 critics

Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio are formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some... Read More

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Aliens
R1986
Based on 9 critics

After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space... Read More

August 24, 2017
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Men in Black
PG-131997
Based on 22 critics

They are the best-kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded yet unofficial government... Read More

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

As Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) monitor trainees at Starfleet... Read More

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The Empire Strikes Back
PG1980
Based on 17 critics

The adventure continues in this "Star Wars" sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison... Read More

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Spaceballs
PG1987
Based on 14 critics

In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a... Read More

August 9, 2017
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
PG1982
Based on 30 critics

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy... Read More

August 20, 2017
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