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I’ve been a sci-fi geek for as long as I can remember. If it’s got lasers or robots in it, there’s a strong chance that I’ve seen it. And let’s not forget about aliens. From intergalactic scum like Greedo to warm and fuzzy visitors such as E.T., alien movies are as diverse as they are plentiful. In the following article, I’ve listed some of my favorite films featuring aliens, and I hope you’ll give them a try.

Alien (1979) – There’s no better place to start this list than a movie that had a major influence on the future of science fiction and horror. Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien revolves around the crew of the spaceship Nostromo and their efforts to survive the presence of a murderous alien lifeform. Filled with suspense, betrayal, and chest-bursting terror, it’s a must-see for fans of the genre. Starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Tom Skerritt.

Cloverfield (2008) – A massive alien creature winds up on our planet and goes on a rampage through the heart of New York City. As the military struggles to kill the monster, a group of twenty-somethings attempt to flee the city. Shot on a relatively low budget, this modern-day creature feature was a major hit for producer J.J. Abrams.

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Altered (2006) – Directed by one-half of the duo behind The Blair Witch Project, Altered picks up years after a group of friends were abducted by visitors from beyond the stars. Since one of their pals died during the experience, the rest have been biding their times and plotting revenge. They finally get their chance when a live alien is captured, but they soon realize that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.

Species (1995) – Natasha Henstridge gained the attention of men everywhere as Sil, the product of splicing human and alien DNA. Escaping from captivity, Sil goes on a murderous road trip looking for a suitable male to mate with. Meanwhile, a team consisting of Alferd Molina, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, and Forest Whitaker seeks to capture or kill her. Three sequels would follow.

Lifeforce (1985) – Astronauts find a giant spaceship inside Halley’s Comet and bring the humanoid lifeforms back with them. Big mistake, as they turn out to be space vampires who drink the life force of their victims (killing them in the process). A blend of horror and sci-fi from the mind of writer Dan O’Bannon (Alien) and director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre).

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Steven Spielberg delighted kids of all ages with this tale of a gentle alien who’s accidentally left behind on Earth. Befriended by a young boy (Henry Thomas), E.T. must avoid government agents until he can be rescued. Still a classic after all these years.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) – Murderous aliens show up on Earth, and they look just like oversized clowns (with really pointy teeth). But their comical weapons are actually lethal, and soon a small town must struggle for its very survival. A bizarre mixture of horror, sci-fi, and comedy.

Men in Black (1997) – Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones star as members of a secret organization dedicated to keeping the planet safe from alien invaders. During the course of the film, they also help deliver an extra-terrestrial baby, interrogate a seedy pawnbroker from outer space, and monitor the progress of local aliens such as Sylvester Stallone and Michael Jackson.

The Hidden (1987) – An alien cop (Kyle MacLachlan) heads to Earth to track down the intergalactic criminal who killed his partner. Posing as a FBI agent, he teams up with a cynical L.A. cop (Michael Nouri). But the criminal can move from host to host, making the pursuit even more difficult (and deadly). An underrated gem of the sci-fi genre.

District 9 (2009) – After an alien ship becomes stranded over South Africa, the drone-like crewmembers are herded into camps while the world’s governments try to figure out their technology. Years later, a bureaucrat (Sharlto Copley) oversees their relocation, but he winds up being infected with an otherwordly substance. Slowly turning into an alien creature, he becomes hunted by the very people he worked for. A clever commentary on racial segregation and the very real events that took place in South Africa during apartheid.

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