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The Best Alien Movies and TV Shows on AMC

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 on AMC.

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1. Independence Day

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7.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

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

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2. Pitch Black

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7.1/10
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78/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Slither

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6.4/10
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73/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. I Am Number Four

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6.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly normal teen John Smith never gets too comfortable in the same identity, and along with his guardian, Henri, he is constantly moving from town to town. With each passing day, John gains a stronger grasp on his extraordinary new powers, and his bond to the beings that share his fantastic fate grows stronger.

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

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5. War of the Worlds

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6.2/10
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66/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining follows the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Epix, fuboTV & AMC Premiere). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & AMC).

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6. Mission to Mars

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5.7/10
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58/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.

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

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7. The Crawling Eye

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5.1/10
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49/100
Released: 1958
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: An American investigator for the U.N., a German scientist and a British reporter join forces to investigate a series of disappearances and mutilation-deaths confined to a Swiss Alp and involving a thick, mobile cloud, a telepathic girl, an animate dead man, and tentacled, cyclopean beings from another planet.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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8. The Atomic Submarine

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36/100
Released: 1959
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Ships disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a special submarine is sent to investigate.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel, Kanopy & 2 others), stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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9. The Brain Eaters

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4.3/10
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32/100
Released: 1958Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Horror

What it's about: A huge, alien structure resembling an inverted cone, appears in the woods outside a small rural town. Sent from Washington to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, a team of investigators discovers that intelligent parasites from inside the "cone" can attach themselves to humans' nervous systems and control their minds, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, and leaving the responsibility of stopping the invasion up to seven people who have thus far been able to avoid possession by these creatures from parts unknown.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (AMC Premiere), stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).