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The Best Alien Movies and TV Shows on HBO

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 HBO.

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1. 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 stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Prometheus

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7.0/10
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84/100
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 subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Little Shop of Horrors

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7.0/10
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82/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.

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

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4. The Chronicles of Riddick

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6.7/10
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74/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Alien³

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6.5/10
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72/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can.

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

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6. Alien Resurrection

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6.2/10
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71/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.

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

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7. *batteries not included

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6.7/10
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71/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Battleship

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5.8/10
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71/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of an international naval coalition which becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage the hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. While taking on the invaders, Hopper must also try to live up to the potential that his brother, and his fiancée's father—an Admiral—expect of him.

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

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9. The Thing

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6.2/10
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70/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & IndieFlix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Cowboys & Aliens

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6.0/10
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70/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Lifeforce

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6.2/10
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67/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful alien woman who appears responsible.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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12. Planet of the Apes

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5.7/10
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66/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

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

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13. AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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5.6/10
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65/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.

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

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14. Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

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4.7/10
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57/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: The iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises in movie history wage their most brutal battle ever—in our own backyard. The small town of Gunnison, Colorado becomes a war zone between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial life forms—the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien Facehuggers and a hybrid Alien/Predator are released and begin to terrorize the town.

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

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15. Skyline

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4.4/10
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52/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

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

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