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The Best Alien Movies and TV Shows

Finding a good Alien movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Alien movies and TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Rick and Morty

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9.3/10
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100/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Rick is a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically-gifted old man who has recently reconnected with his family. He spends most of his time involving his young grandson Morty in dangerous, outlandish adventures throughout space and alternate universes. Compounded with Morty's already unstable family life, these events cause Morty much distress at home and school.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim). 31 episodes (84%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 7 episodes (19%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Adult Swim). 36 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Star Wars: A New Hope

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8.6/10
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98/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. Avengers: Endgame

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8.5/10
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96/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. The Avengers

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8.0/10
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96/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Alien

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8.4/10
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95/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Thor: Ragnarok

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7.9/10
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93/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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7. Avatar

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7.8/10
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92/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Released: 1968Rated: G
Science-Fiction, Cult

What it's about: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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9. Arrival

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Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. Star Trek

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Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Doctor Who

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8.6/10
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91/100
Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.

Where to Watch: 127 episodes (93%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 10 episodes (7%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (BBC America). 137 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. District 9

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7.9/10
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91/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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14. Edge of Tomorrow

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7.9/10
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90/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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15. Men in Black

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7.3/10
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90/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. Futurama

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8.4/10
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89/100
Year: 1999-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 10
Science-Fiction, Animation

What it's about: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century.

Where to Watch: 131 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 11 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy & Comedy Central). 139 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. The Thing

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Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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18. Star Trek Into Darkness

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7.7/10
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89/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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19. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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7.8/10
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88/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Children

What it's about: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. The X-Files

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8.6/10
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87/100
Year: 1993-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 11
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk Mulder's work and thus return him to mainstream cases.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (FOX). 218 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 206 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (BBC America & FOX). 219 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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21. The Fifth Element

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7.7/10
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Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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22. Star Trek: The Next Generation

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8.6/10
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87/100
Year: 1987-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Follow the intergalactic adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his loyal crew aboard the all-new USS Enterprise NCC-1701D, as they explore new worlds.

Where to Watch: 180 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 1 other). 180 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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23. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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7.6/10
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86/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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24. Stalker

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8.2/10
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86/100
Released: 1979
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep-seated desires are granted.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. The Iron Giant

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8.0/10
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86/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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26. Predator

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7.8/10
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86/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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27. The Abyss

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7.6/10
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Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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28. A Trip to the Moon

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8.2/10
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85/100
Released: 1902Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A group of men travel to the moon by being shot in a capsule from a giant cannon. They are captured by moon-men, escape, and return to the earth. The film was the first film with a self-contained plot and was the beginning of the science fiction genre.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & PlayStation Store).

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29. Star Trek: First Contact

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85/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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30. Captain Marvel

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6.9/10
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84/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. Dark City

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Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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32. Lilo & Stitch

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84/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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33. Forbidden Planet

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Released: 1956Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: Captain Adams and the crew of the Starship C57D travel to planet Altair 4 in search of the spaceship "Bellerophon" that has been missing for 20 years. To their surprise, they are expected.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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34. Transformers

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Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to retrieve it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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35. Cloverfield

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Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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36. PK

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Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A stranger in the city asks questions no one has asked before. Known only by his initials, the man's innocent questions and childlike curiosity take him on a journey of love, laughter and letting go.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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37. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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Released: 1956
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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38. Prometheus

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Released: 2012Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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39. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

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6.6/10
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82/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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40. Galaxy Quest

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7.3/10
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82/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The stars of a 1980s sci-fi show—now eking out a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions—are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the cast members for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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41. Smallville

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7.4/10
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82/100
Year: 2001-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The origins of the world’s greatest hero–from Krypton refugee Kal-el’s arrival on Earth through his tumultuous teen years to Clark Kent’s final steps toward embracing his destiny as the Man of Steel.

Where to Watch: 218 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 219 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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42. Star Trek

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8.3/10
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82/100
Year: 1966-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the Enterprise encounters Klingons, Romulans, time paradoxes, tribbles and genetic supermen lead by Khan Noonian Singh. Their mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Where to Watch: 79 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & CBS All Access). 79 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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43. They Live

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7.3/10
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81/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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44. Man of Steel

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7.1/10
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81/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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45. Battlestar Galactica

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8.6/10
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81/100
Year: 2004-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Where to Watch: 72 episodes (94%) are available to watch free online (Syfy). 73 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 75 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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46. A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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7.2/10
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81/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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47. Super 8

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7.0/10
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81/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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48. Pacific Rim

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6.9/10
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81/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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49. Independence Day