50 Best Alien Movies of all Time Ranked (2021 Update)

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Alien movies have been hitting the major screens for years, as they capture humans’  perception of extraterrestrial life or the life beyond Earth. However, they always portray those wild imaginations running through our minds and make them a reality. 

You feel excited and filled with anticipation anytime you’re watching those weird-looking creatures on display. But, nevertheless, these movies always depict lessons to be learned and always keep you entertained. 

With the vast number of alien movies available today, you may wonder which ones are worth your time. Well, I’ve got you covered, as I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best alien movies, ranked based on their Letterboxd user rating. Let’s head straight to the list to discover the best alien movies you can enjoy. 

50. Occupation 

Director: Luke Sparke Starring: Temuera Morrison, Dan Ewing, Izzy StevensYear released: 2018Letterboxd user rating: 2.10 

Occupation is a fantastic alien movie that follows the lives of some town residents. Here, a typical day turns chaotic when terrifying aliens attack a small town. 

The residents fight for survival and realize that they have to stay sane and work together to strike back. Subsequently, they’d have to get their town back from the hands of those foreign invaders.  

49. X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Director: Simon KinbergStarring: James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Jennifer LawrenceYear released: 2019 Letterbox user rating: 2.20

This exciting movie centers on Jean Grey, who is a member of the X-Men. A mysterious, powerful force almost kills Jean during a rescue mission in outer space. However, she becomes unimaginably powerful and highly unstable due to her newfound powers.

Soon, a group of diabolical aliens sense Jean’s powers, and they make their way to Earth to get control of them and rule the galaxy. It is now up to the other members of the X-Men to save Jean from herself and destroy the aliens. 

48. Cosmoball 

Director: Dzhanik FayzievStarring: Yevgeny Romantsov, Viktoriya Agalakova, Maria LisovayaYear released: 2020Letterboxd user rating: 2.30 

This movie is set in the future. Here a post-apocalyptic city is occupied by survivors of a war between humans and aliens. Unfortunately, this war leads to disastrous consequences, which also changes the position of the planet’s poles. 

The planet is left in peril, and a group of talented cosmoball players shoulders the weight of this burden. Nevertheless, they vow to defeat the aliens in the match and restore the planet to its rightful place. 

47. Invasion of Planet Earth 

Director: Simon Cox Starring: Simon Haycock, Lucy Drive, Danny Steele Year released: 2019 Letterboxd user rating: 2.30 

This intriguing movie follows the life of a man named Thomas Dunn. Thomas loses all hope and is shattered after the death of his little girl. On this same day, his wife Mandy breaks the news of her pregnancy, much to his surprise and happiness.

Thomas regains his faith and hopes for a better future for his family. Little did he know that his dreams would be shattered yet again. Subsequently, on this same day, a massive alien spaceship appears all of a sudden.

Chaos is unleashed as the spaceship launches a vast alien fleet that attacks humans in towns and cities. Amidst the chaos, Thomas and Mandy are separated. However, Thomas must risk it all to save his pregnant wife and the human race. 

46. Extinction 

Director: Ben Young Starring: Michael Pena, Lizzy Caplan, Mike Colter Year released: 2018 Letterboxd user rating: 2.50 

Extinction is a fantastic movie that follows the life of a man and his family. His life is turned upside down when he begins to have relentless nightmares of an unknown and powerful force. However, his nightmares become a reality when aliens launch a terrible attack on the planet and seek to destroy everything on it. 

Yet, he musters up the courage to protect his family from harm and save the world before it’s too late. 

45. Chaos Walking 

Director: Doug Liman Starring: Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Nick Jonas Year released: 2021 Letterboxd user rating: 2.50 

Chaos walking follows the lives of Todd Hewitt and Viola. In the distant future, Todd finds Viola, a strange girl who accidentally lands on his planet. However, this is weird, as all the women have mysteriously disappeared, and the men suffer from “the noise”.

 A strong force thus exhibits their thoughts. Well, in this whole scenario, Viola’s life is at risk. Thus, Todd must find his inner power to protect her and uncover the planet’s dirty secrets. 

44. Iron Sky 

Director: Timo Vuorensola Starring: Johanna Sinisalo, Timo Vuorensola, Jarmo PuskalaYear released: 2019Letterboxd user rating: 2.50 

Iron sky follows the story of the war between the reptilian race and humans. After a nuclear war on Earth, the last survivors seek sanctuary in a former Nazi moon base. But, with time, they become frustrated as supplies are scarce, and they begin to lose hope.

Their hope is rekindled when their leader’s daughter, Obi, discovers a map. This map may be directing to a strong power hidden underneath the Earth’s destroyed surface. 

This turns out to be their salvation, and they are led to Earth by an old enemy. Now they’ve got to battle an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race to restore peace and order. 

43. Mortal Kombat

Director: Simon McQuoidStarring: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson Year released: 2021 Letterboxd user rating: 2.60 

This epic movie follows a young man named Cole Young, who is an MMA fighter. He seeks refuge at the temple of Lord Raiden after he narrowly escapes death at the hands of a terrifying warrior named Subzero.

Nevertheless, he decides to train with an experienced fighter named Liu Kana to prepare for the fierce battle ahead. But, first, Cole must find the strength to face Earth’s most fearsome warrior and finally liberate himself and his family. 

42. Dark Skies 

Director: Scott Stewart Starring: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota GoyoYear released: 2013 Letterboxd user rating: 2.70 

Dark skies follow a couple of Daniel and Lacy Barrett, who live peacefully on the town’s outskirts with their two sons Sam and Jesse. Soon, this serenity is destroyed when their family becomes the main target of a devastating alien invasion. 

Daniel and Lacy are both determined to face their fear and protect their kids no matter the odds stacked against them. However, they must also find a way to eliminate their current enemy to get their peaceful life back. 

41. Venom 

Director: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle William, Riz Ahmed Year released: 2018Letterboxd user rating: 2.80 

This exciting movie centres on the life of Eddie Brock. Eddie is a young and brilliant journalist. He is on the hunt to bring down Carlton Drake, the notorious founder of the Life Foundation.

Desperate for information, Eddie decides to investigate one of Drake’s experiments. However, things turn for the worst when Eddie encounters an alien venom. His body comes in direct contact with the poison, which makes him extremely powerful and freakishly strong.

However, the venom attempts to control his mind, and it is up to protect his city from it or let it consume him and destroy the city. 

40. Captain Marvel 

Director: Anna Boden, Ryan FleckStarring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson Year released: 2019 Letterboxd user rating: 3.10 

Captain Marvel centres on Carol Danvers, who was a U.S. Air Force pilot. She obtains her powers and becomes Captain Marvel after she is subjected to the energy of the tesseract. However, she is now faced with a galactic war between two alien civilizations and must protect the Earth from it. 

39. Prometheus

Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron Year released: 2012 Letterboxd user rating: 3.20

This movie follows the lives of a team of explorers who venture deep into the darkest parts of the world. Their aim is to discover the origin of human existence. Additionally, the team is led by two young and intelligent scientists Shaw and Holloway. 

Shaw is a religious person who hopes to encounter a group of friendly and god-like creatures to confirm her beliefs. But, on the other hand, Holloway is out to prove her wrong and discredit any religious or spiritual notions. 

Unknown to them, something much more significant than what they imagined awaits them. And neither of them is prepared for what is up ahead. 

38. Avatar

Director: James Cameron Starring: Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver Year released: 2009Letterboxd user rating: 3.30 

This alien movie centres on Jake Sully and his life on Pandora. Pandora is a luxuriant alien universe where the Na’vi people live.

 Due to the poisonous effects of the Earth’s environment, Na’vi hybrids called Avatars must form a connection in the mind of humans. Because this is when they’ll attain unrestricted movement on Pandora. 

Nevertheless, Jake Sully, a former marine who was paralyzed, starts walking again after he is healed by a Na’vi woman named Neytiri. This marks the beginning of their love affair, and Jake has to fight for survival in the world of Pandora. 

37. The Vast Night 

Director: Andrew PattersonStarring: Sierra McCormick, Jake HorowitzYear released: 2019Letterboxd user rating: 3.48 

This movie is set in New Mexico in the late 1950s. It follows the lives of two high school teens Everett and Fay, who both have nighttime jobs. Also, Everett hosts a radio show in town while Fay takes on the town’s switchboard. 

After a basketball match at school, they both head out to their night jobs and get settled in. Then, suddenly, they both observe that something is wrong when they keep experiencing interference from an unknown source. 

When the switchboard rings, they nervously answer the call, only to be surprised by a woman screaming at the top of her lungs for help. But the sound is all fuzzy, and the call is suddenly disconnected. 

Everett and Fay decide to risk their lives and travel out to the outskirts of town to know precisely what is going on. However, the tables are turned on when they are trapped and kidnapped by a group of aliens. 

36. Starman 

Director: John Carpenter Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith Year released: 1984 Letterboxd user rating: 3.49 

Starman tells the story of a space creature who lands on Earth and clones a human body. A space creature finds himself on Earth after responding to a NASA invitation meant for aliens.

However, on his way to Earth, his ship is crushed by an American missile. 

Thus, he is now forced to inhabit the body of a late Wisconsinite, Scott; he also kidnaps his wife, Jenny Hayden.

Nonetheless, the two manage to get along after he explains his situation to her. Finally, they make their way to Arizona to escape the military officials who are seriously hunting him to end his life. 

35. Psycho Gorman 

Director: Steven Kostanski Starring: Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, Adam BrooksYear released: 2020Letterboxd user rating: 3.50 

This fantastic movie follows the lives of two siblings Mimi and Luke. The two come across a magical amulet; they unknowingly resurrect an ancient Archduke of Nightmare. However, unknown to them, he is a murderous being from the planet named Gigax. 

They are amazed and innocently believe it is a harmless creature; they force him to grant them every wish they make. With time, the alien overlord begins to lose control, but he can’t harm the kids due to the amulet.

On the other hand, his enemies named Templans unleash a mighty sword-wielding defender called Pandora to get him no matter the odds. However, the kids have a situation on their hands, as they must learn to control him and save the world from disaster.  

34. The Man Who Fell to Earth 

Director: Nicolas Roeg Starring: David Bowie, Buck Henry, Candy Clark Year released: 2011 Letterboxd user rating: 3.50 

This alien movie is centred on Thomas Jerome Newman, an alien who lands on Earth in quest of water to save his dying home planet. Also, he is assisted by a lawyer named Oliver Farnsworth and decides to stay on Earth for some time.

With his vast knowledge and skills in advanced technology, he developed an invention that enables water transportation. During his creation, he comes across a hotel clerk named Mary-Lou and falls in love with her. 

He still prepares to travel back to his planet, but all his plans crumble when the United States government intercepts him. 

33. Doctor Strange 

Director: Scott DerricksonStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachael McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor Year released: 2016 Letterboxd user rating: 3.50 

This epic movie follows the life of Dr Steven Strange, whose life drastically changes when his hands no longer function due to a car accident. He turns to different places for healing, including ancient medicine but all to no avail. 

One day, he finds healing in a strange enclave, but this enclave consists of dark and evil forces that are hell-bent on destroying the planet. It is up to him to choose a life of luxury and comfort. But, he can instead leave it all behind and engage in the battle to save the world. 

32. The Brother From Another Planet 

Director: John Sayles Starring: Joe Morton, Darryl Edwards, Steve James Year released: 1984 Letterboxd user rating: 3.53 

This movie tells the story of an alien named the Brother, who escaped slavery and runs from his home planet. Also, he successfully escapes and finds himself in New York City and learns to fully adjust to his new life on the streets of Harlem. 

Unfortunately, he’s dumb and cannot understand a word humans utter. Notwithstanding, he has outstanding skills at repairing old and damaged machines, and he lands himself a job.

He gets his apartment and learns to interact with his neighbours and make new friends in the process. However, trouble brews in the air as two agents are sent on a mission to capture him and bring him back no matter what happens. 

31. Men in Black 

Director: Barry SonnenfeldStarring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino Year released: 1997 Letterboxd user rating: 3.54 

This blockbuster movie follows the lives of Kay and Jay, who are agents referred to as the men in black. Although they are the most reliable secret agents ever to exist, they also work for a well funded non-governmental organization. 

They provide all the relevant money and investigate any alien or foreign invasion. During an investigation, Kay and Jay discover a devious plot of an intergalactic terrorist sent on a mission to eliminate two ambassadors from opposite galaxies.

They hatch a plan to stop his malicious plot and save the ambassadors before it’s too late.

30. From Beyond 

Director: Stuart Gordon Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree Year released: 1986Letterboxd user rating: 3.55 

From beyond is one movie that left me puzzled and dazed. It follows the life of Dr Edward Pretorius, who is an obsessive scientist wholly drowned in this work. Nevertheless, he successfully invented the resonator device, which allows humans to see the world beyond Earth. 

His assistant Dr Crawford Tillinghast activates the device and begins to see weird creatures in the air, and he is bitten by one.

 He immediately reports this to Pretorius, but he ignores him and presses further to see precisely what Crawford saw. After some time, Pretorius is mysteriously murdered, and no one seems to know what killed him. 

His assistant is arrested and thrown in the psychiatric hospital for the murder. Fortunately, his psychiatrist Katherine McMichaels and the detective Bubba Brown decides to take on the case and uncover the mystery behind Pretorius murder. 

29. Attack the Block 

Director: Joe Cornish Starring: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail Year released: 2011 Letterboxd user rating: 3.56 

Attack the Block is set in South London, where teenagers unite with a nurse to save their neighborhood. Samantha Adams is a trainee nurse robbed by a gang of teenage boys named Dennis, Moses, Pest and Biggz, and Moses leads the gang. 

After some time, she finally gets hold of them, but they’re faced with a much more significant threat. Aliens from another planet invade their neighborhood, destroying anything and anyone in sight.

 They all decide to set their problems aside and work together to save everyone before all is lost. 

28. The World’s End 

Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine Year released: 2013Letterboxd user rating: 3.57 

This movie follows the adventures of five middle-aged friends who left home to settle in different places. Soon, they all return home to complete an epic pub crawl they all failed to accomplish 20 years ago.

 Unfortunately, their town is disturbed by an alien invasion, and they must band together to stop it at all costs. 

27. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 

Director: Nicholas Meyer Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley Year released: 1991 Letterboxd user rating: 3.57 

This movie centres on the conflict between the Klingons and Humans. The Klingons are a different species living in outer space. After the disastrous blast on their moon, they estimate 50 years of life on their planet before the ozone layer completely wears out and all perish. So they decided to settle for peace treaties with the Federation, which would end the 70 years of conflict between them. 

However, things go sideways when the two agents sent to make peace are arrested and imprisoned for murdering the Klingon high Chancellor. 

26. The Abyss 

Director: James CameronStarring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn Year released: 1989Letterboxd user rating: 3.59 

The Abyss follows the mysterious events surrounding a nuclear sub. An American submarine comes across a different species of aliens, which leads to an electrical and hydraulic malfunction. However, this causes the hero to crash and sink underwater. 

As a result, the Navy SEALS sends two agents to assist the workers of a nearby underwater oil rig. Additionally, they all work hand in hand to discover the primary reason behind the incident.

As they embark on this mission, they encounter many hurdles and realize that not all is as it seems. 

25. The Hidden 

Director: Jack Sholder Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri Year released: 1987 Letterboxd user rating: 3.59 

The Hidden is a mind-blowing alien movie that follows the adventures of an FBI agent and a homicide detective. It begins when a sinister alien lands on Earth and is on a killing spree, and it can possess a human body. 

This creature succeeds in turning most of the residents in Los Angeles into chronic criminals. Nevertheless, the detective in charge of the case joins forces with an FBI agent to hunt and take down the alien before destroying the entire city. 

24. 10 Cloverfield Lane 

Director: Dan Trachtenberg Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr Year released: 2016 Letterboxd user rating: 3.60 

This movie centres on a young woman named Michelle. After surviving a life-threatening accident, she wakes up only to be trapped in an underground bunker with two guys, Howard and Emmett. 

They both keep her locked and tell her that the world outside is dangerous and she’ll not make it back alive. With time, she grows sick of their obsessive attitude and begins to question their true intentions. 

23. A Quiet Place Part II 

Director: John Krasinski Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds  Year released: 2021 Letterboxd user rating: 3.60

This movie follows the lives of the Abott family. After surviving the creatures that hunt by sound at home, they are finally free to venture into the outside world. 

Unknown to them, there are many creatures out to hunt them, and they must continue to fight for survival against all odds. 

22. Forbidden Planet 

Director: Fred M. WilcoxStarring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie NielsenYear released: 1956Letterboxd user rating: 3.60 

This epic SciFi movie tells the story of John J. Adams and his crew, who journey to a distant planet called Altair IV. They have to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of some scientists who were on a mission decades ago.

On arrival, the team finds Dr Morbium and his daughter Altaira, who was born on the deserted planet. Well, Adams finds this strange, and he tries to uncover the truth behind what happened. He also tries to understand why he found the father and daughter as the only survivors. 

21. Rogue One 

Director: Gareth EdwardsStarring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben MendelsohnYear released: 2016 Letterboxd user rating: 3.60 

Rogue One centres on a team of rebels who plot to steal the ultimate weapon of destruction. The galactic empire invents a masterpiece called Death Star, which can bring the whole world down to its knees.

On the other hand, a team of rebels embark on a mission to steal the Death Star from the galactic empire. 

20. Save the Green Land 

Director: Jang Joon-HwanStarring: Shin Ha-Kyun, Baek Yoon-Sik Year released: 2003  Letterboxd user rating: 3.61

This movie tells the story of a young man named Lee Byeong-gu, who believes that aliens from Andromeda are on a mission to destroy the planet. So he kidnaps Kang Man-Shik, the owner of a chemical production company, and ties him up in his hidden liar. 

He actually believes that Kang Man-Shik is their leader, and he hopes to get a confession out of him to save the planet from destruction. 

19. Annihilation 

Director: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina RodriguezYear released: 2018 Letterboxd user rating: 3.62 

This movie follows the adventures of Lena and a group of explorers. They venture deep into Shimmer, a weird and dangerous place where plants and animals are disturbed by the presence of aliens. 

They tread with caution as the place poses a massive threat to their lives and mental state. 

18. Galaxy Quest

Director: Dean Parisot Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman Year released: 1999Letterboxd user rating: 3.65

Galaxy quest features the story of a few actors who travel to outer space via a spaceship. On the way, they encounter a group of aliens who believe them to be space creatures and ask for their help to save their planet. 

It is now up to the cast to play along or make a run for it while they can. 

17. Dark City 

 Director: Alex ProyasStarring: Rutus Sewell, Kieter Sutherlane, Jennifer ConnellyYear released: 1998 Letterboxd user rating: 3.66

This movie depicts the life of John Murdoch, who discovers he is the most wanted criminal in the city after he wakes up alone in a mysterious hotel. 

The worst thing is that he can’t seem to remember anything. He decides to conquer his fears and unravel the mysteries behind all the murders he’s falsely accused of. 

16. Starship Troopers

Director: Paul Verhoeven Starring: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards Year released: 1997 Letterboxd user rating: 3.68 

Starship Troopers tells the story of an intergalactic war between humans and a race of giant alien insects. These alien species invade the Earth and are bent on eliminating the human race and everything with it. 

15. The Avengers 

Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth Year released: 2012 Letterbox user rating: 3.68 

The awesome SciFi follows the adventures of the Avengers, which includes Iron man,  Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and many others. They all assemble and work together when Thor’s evil brother Loki joins an alien army and plots to enslave the whole world.

14. Under the Skin

Director: Jonathan Glazer Starring: Scarlett Johansson Year released: 2013 Letterboxd user rating: 3.69

Set in Scotland, an alien invader takes the form of a human female. She seduces and lures men into a mysterious van, and once she gets them in there, they never get to see the light of another day. 

13. The Fifth Element 

Director: Luc BessonStarring: Bruce Willis, Gary Old man, Ian HolmYear released: 1997 Letterboxd user rating: 3.69

During the 23rd century in New York City, the world’s fate lies in Korben Dallas’ hands. He works hand in hand with Father Vito Cornelius and Ruby Rhod, a broadcaster, to stop the great evil seeking to defeat all of humanity. 

12. A Quiet Place 

Director: John KraninskiStarring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds Year released: 2018 Letterboxd user rating: 3.72 

A quiet place depicts the lives of a couple who try their very best to protect their family. However, the world’s peace and serenity is ruined when it suffers an alien invasion from blind aliens who squashes anything that makes a sound.

 The couple must go to great lengths to protect their family and live in silence and solitude to stay alive. 

11. Edge of Tomorrow

Director: Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill PaxtonYear released: 2014Letterboxd user rating: 3.73 

Major Williams Cage is a Military officer sent to defend the world after many invincible aliens attack it. Unfortunately, he finds himself in a time loop and keeps reliving his death, but this only makes him stronger and improves his fighting skills.

 With his recent development, he stands a better chance of defeating the aliens. 

10. District 9 

Director: Neil Blomkamp Starring: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David JamesYear released: 2009 Letterboxd user rating: 3.75 

Aliens arrived on Earth 30 years earlier to save themselves and seek sanctuary from their dying planet. Instead, they isolated themselves from humans in a South African location called District 9. 

A company field agent creates a strange virus that changes his DNA, and the only place for him to find refuge is in District 9. 

9. Predator 

Director: John McTiernan Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo Year released: 1987Letterboxd user rating: 3.78 

This movie follows the life of a soldier of fortune named Dutch, who the United States government employs to rescue a few politicians who are lost In Guatemala. 

A team of experts joins Dutch; together, they face many difficulties and are hunted by an alien with incredible strength. 

8. Guardians of the Galaxy 

Director: James Gunn Starring: Dave Bautista, Vin diesel, Zoe SaldanaYear released: 2014 Letterboxd user rating: 3.80 

This movie centres on the adventures of Peter Quill, who was kidnapped as a child by alien robbers and smugglers. These are known as the ravagers. Yondu Udonta heads this band. 

After 26 years, Quill steals an orb on a remote planet. But, he now becomes the main target of bounty hunters, and he must find a way to escape them. 

7. E.T. The Extraterrestrial 

Director: Steven SpielbergStarring: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote Year released: 1982Letterboxd user rating: 3.88

This movie depicts the life of an alien name E.T. who lands on Earth. He meets a young boy named Elliott, who quickly takes a liking to him due to E.T. ‘s gentle demeanor. 

Unfortunately, their friendship is short-lived when E.T. falls sick, and the government intervenes, much to the dismay of Elliott. 

6. Thor: Ragnarok 

Director: Taika WaititiStarring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Year released: 2017 Letterboxd user rating: 3.90

Thor finds himself struggling for survival when he’s imprisoned on the other side of the world. He is faced with a terrifying gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, who was also a member of the avengers.

 Thor must overcome many hurdles in order to save himself and the Asgardian civilization. 

5. Avengers: Endgame 

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Russo, Mark Ruffalo Year released: 2019 Letterboxd user rating: 3.92

Thanos, who is an evil demigod, has succeeded in destroying half of the world and has separated the avengers. Nevertheless, the Avengers join forces once more to put an end to Thanos once and for all. 

4. Avengers: Infinity War 

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe RussoStarring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth Year released: 2018 Letterboxd user rating: 3.93 

Thanos, who is currently the avenger’s most gruesome enemy, is hunting to collect the six infinity stones he intends to use for his devious plans. So the avengers must once again unite and fight their most significant enemy to evade catastrophe. 

3. Arrival

Director: Denis VilleneuveStarring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Year released: 2016 Letterboxd user rating: 4.08

Arrival follows the life of Louise Banks, a Linguistics professor who becomes the leader of a team of investigators. After a colossal spacecraft hits 12 places in the world, Louise and her team must find a way to communicate with aliens. As the world is on the verge of a global war, 

Louise takes a dangerous step that could end her life and possibly the whole world. 

2. Aliens 

Director: James Cameron Starring: Sigourney Weaver Year released: 1986 Letterboxd user rating: 4.14 

Aliens is one movie that had a major hit and many viewers. It follows the life of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley. Who happens to be the only survivor of an alien attack in outer space. Years later, she agrees to travel back to the place where the incident took place with a group of colonial marines. They manage to save a young girl named Newt but they encounter another massive attack from aliens. 

1. Dune 

Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca FergusanYear released:2021 Letterboxd user rating: 4.20 

Topping my list as number one is Dune; it’s a movie recently released this year. It centres on a young and gifted man named Paul Atreides, who must journey deep into the dangerous parts of the world. 

In order to guard the future of his family and his people otherwise, dark forces will overcome them, and only the strong and fearless will survive. 

Alien movies are simply the best when it comes down to tragedy, action, mystery, comedy, and even romance, and they have it all, guys. So you can go right ahead and pick any movie listed above and believe me, they’re worth your time.

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