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The Best Alien Movies and TV Shows on Syfy

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 Syfy.

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1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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7.8/10
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89/100
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 watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Futurama

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88/100
Year: 1999-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 11
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: 135 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & fuboTV). 16 episodes (11%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy & Comedy Central). 142 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Little Shop of Horrors

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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 as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he 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. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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74/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. At the center of Alpha is a mysterious dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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

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5. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

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Released: 1991Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but the two are determined to escape the afterlife, challenging the Grim Reaper to a series of games in order to return to the land of the living.

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

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6. The Host

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64/100
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 subscription service (fuboTV), 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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7. Critters Attack!

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46/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: Follows 20-year-old Drea, who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor's children Trissy and Jake, along with her own little brother Phillip , Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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