Total Nerd The Best '70s Alien Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite alien films that were released in the 1970s.

The 1970s saw the production of some of the best alien films ever made. It seems that every classic alien movie stemmed from this iconic decade - such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, and all of their sequels. 
 

Many of the alien flicks on this list are scary, while others boast adventure and comedy. Some of the scary alien movies on this list include Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third KindThe Andromeda Strain, and the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Other films are more about the adventure of traveling through space, such as Star Wars and Star Trek. The Rocky Horror Picture Show even uses comedy and sexuality within it's alien universe. 


Vote up the best '70s alien movies, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.   

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Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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The Andromeda Strain Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Alien Movies
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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The Man Who Fell to Earth David Bowie, Rip Torn, Buck Henry

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Dark Star Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '70s Alien Movies
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Akihiko Hirata, Shin Kishida, Kenji Sahara

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The Cat from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '70s Alien Movies
The Cat from Outer Space Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan

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Godzilla vs. Gigan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '70s Alien Movies
Godzilla vs. Gigan Haruo Nakajima, Yuriko Hishimi, Kenpachiro Satsuma

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Escape to Witch Mountain Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland

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Solaris Anatoly Solonitsyn, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet

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Fantastic Planet Hubert de Lapparent, Jean Topart, Yves Barsacq

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Beware! The Blob Carol Lynley, Cindy Williams, Godfrey Cambridge

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Warlords of Atlantis Cyd Charisse, Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore