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The Best Alien Movies on HBO

Finding a good Alien movie 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 of all time streaming on HBO.

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1. Alien

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8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
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94/100
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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. The Abyss

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
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84/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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3. Alien³

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6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo42%
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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 popular subscription service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Alien Resurrection

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo56%
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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 popular subscription service (HBO) & 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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6.5/10
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66/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

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

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6. Green Lantern

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5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo26%
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66/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the first human ever recruited.

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

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7. The Fourth Kind

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5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo18%
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59/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the unsolved cases wide open when, during the course of treating her patients, she finds evidence of alien abductions.

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

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8. Soldier

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6.0/10
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59/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors who lead out a peaceful existence. The peace is broken as the new soldiers land on the planet to eliminate the colony, which Sergeant Todd must defend.

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

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9. The Darkest Hour

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4.9/10
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54/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.

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

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10. Galaxy of Terror

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5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo33%
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52/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?

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

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11. Good Boy!

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5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo44%
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51/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).