Fancy watching 'Alien' in the comfort of your own home? Discovering a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Ridley Scott-directed movie via subscription can be a challenge, so we here at Moviefone want to do right by you.

Read on for a listing of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription options - along with the availability of 'Alien' on each platform. Now, before we get into the various whats and wheres of how you can watch 'Alien' right now, here are some specifics about the Twentieth Century Fox, Brandywine Productions horror flick.

Released May 25th, 1979, 'Alien' stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 57 min, and received a score of 89 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 34 respected critics.

Curious to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma."

'Alien' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on VUDU,, and YouTube .