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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. Resident Alien

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Year: 2021-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Crash-landed alien Harry takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor. Arriving with a secret mission, he starts off living a simple life…but things get a bit rocky when he’s roped into solving a local murder and realizes he needs to assimilate into his new world. As he does, he begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his mission and asking the big life questions like: “Are human beings worth saving?” and “Why do they fold their pizza before eating it?”

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Peacock Premium & fuboTV). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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2. Futurama

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88/100
Year: 1999-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 11
Comedy, 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: 140 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, fuboTV & TVision). 18 episodes (13%) 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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Signs

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Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu), 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 Fifth Element

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Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

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 (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. The Host

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Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Romance, Action & Adventure

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 (Philo, fuboTV & TVision), 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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6. Leprechaun 4: In Space

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Released: 1996Rated: R
Fantasy, Horror

What it's about: On a planet in a distant galaxy, a power hungry Leprechaun, holds a beautiful alien princess hostage in order to marry her for her royal title. With her title and his beloved gold, he'll be able to rule the universe. While making his maniacal plans, what he doesn't count on is an invading platoon of marines from Earth, to save the princess and foil his plans. An accomplished trickster, the Leprechaun stows himself away on the orbiting spaceship and wreaks havoc on the crew in an attempt to recapture his bride.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), 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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7. Critters Attack!

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Released: 2019Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

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 & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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