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The Best Alien Movies and TV Shows on Starz

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 Starz.

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1. The Thing

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8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
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88/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot and the camp doctor lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

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

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2. They Live

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
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80/100
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 stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Venom

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo29%
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78/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent, super powerful alien symbiote. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. Stargate

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo51%
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77/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $6.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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5. The X Files

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7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo65%
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76/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

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 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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6. K-PAX

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7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo42%
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74/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

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

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7. Men in Black: International

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5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo23%
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69/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $19.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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8. *batteries not included

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo60%
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68/100
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 (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Barbarella

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5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo73%
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67/100
Released: 1968Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Battle: Los Angeles

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5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo36%
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65/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. Fire in the Sky

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6.6/10
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64/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is treated as murder.

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

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12. Critters

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6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo58%
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64/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. The Host

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5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo9%
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63/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Romance, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

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

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14. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

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7.5/10
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62/100
Year: 1983-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: When Adam, Prince of the planet Eternia, raises his magic sword he transforms into He-Man (the most powerful man in the universe). With his allies and friends, he battles the evil Skeletor and his minions to protect the secrets of Castle Greyskull.

Where to Watch: 127 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz). 126 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 131 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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15. Body Snatchers

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5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo71%
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61/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Horror

What it's about: When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean Platt, daughter of the base's commander, General Platt. When people at the base begin acting strangely, Marti becomes convinced that they are slowly being replaced by plant-like aliens.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Alien Nation

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo53%
Reelgood Logo
60/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Screamers

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo30%
Reelgood Logo
60/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078. On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. The X Files: I Want to Believe

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5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo31%
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60/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain condition. FBI agent Drummy arrives to ask Scully’s help in locating Fox Mulder, the fugitive former head of the X-Files division, and says they will call off its manhunt for him if he will help investigate the disappearances of several women, including young FBI agent Monica Banan. Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. The Day the Earth Stood Still

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5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo21%
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59/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. Coneheads

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5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo35%
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59/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG
Comedy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from France.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. Doom

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5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo19%
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57/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer purposefully injected with alien DNA, broke free and began killing people. Dr. Grimm, who is related to team member Reaper, informs them all that the chromosome can mutate humans into monsters -- and is highly infectious.

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

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22. Dark Angel

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6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo31%
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55/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Jack Caine is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner gets killed, and a sinister newcomer enters the scene...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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23. Mars Needs Moms

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5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo37%
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54/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When Martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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24. Cocoon: The Return

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo33%
Reelgood Logo
54/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The reinvigorated elderly group that left Earth comes back to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no one grows old, or will they be tempted to remain on Earth?

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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25. Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
53/100
Released: 2013
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A resurrected Unicron has taken over the now-lifeless body of Megatron to seek vengeance on the Autobots and ultimately, the destruction of Cybertron.

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 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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26. Please Teacher!

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7.1/10
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53/100
Year: 2002-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Kusanagi Kei, a high-school student living with his aunt and uncle, has an encounter with a female alien. This alien is revealed to be a new teacher at his school. Later, he is forced to marry this alien to preserve her secrets. From there, various romantically-inclined problems crop up repeatedly.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (92%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz).

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27. Invaders from Mars

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo33%
Reelgood Logo
51/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In this attempted remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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28. Virus

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5.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo10%
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48/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

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

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29. Critters 3

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4.4/10
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40/100
Released: 1991Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: In what appears to be a cross between Critters and The Towering Inferno, the residents of a shoddy L.A. apartment block are chased up to the roof by hoards of the eponymous hairy horrors.

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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).