film The Best 80s Alien Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite alien films that were released in the 1980s.

These best 1980s Alien movies are absolutely out of this world. With so many classic alien movies from the 80s to choose from, which will you vote for? Whether you're looking for 80s alien movies with epic battles or something more mysterious or charming, you'll find something you're looking for below.

A parody of George Lucas' Star WarsSpaceballs is certainly one of the most memorable (and funniest) alien movies of the 1980s. Mel Brooks had done it again with Rick Moranis and John Candy, creating one of his most epic 1980s alien films. Recite funny lines like "Lightspeed is too slow. We'll have to go right to ludicrous speed" as you quickly vote on this movie as your pick for 1980s alien movie. 

You can't vote on this list without mentioning the critically acclaimed, classic Steven Spielberg alien movie of the 80s, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. This movie skyrocketed Drew Barrymore to major child stardom, and is not only one of the greatest 1980s alien films, but one of the best movies of all time.

With so many to choose from, which amazing 80s alien movies will you rank to the top? Help shape this list by casting your votes!


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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

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Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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Enemy Mine Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Critters Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh

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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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Flight of the Navigator Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

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Starman Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter, Karen Allen

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano

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Mac and Me Jennifer Aniston, Nikki Cox, Danny Cooksey

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Batteries Not Included Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

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Lifeforce Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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Earth Girls Are Easy Jim Carrey, Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum

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The Last Starfighter Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart

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Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy

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Invaders from Mars Karen Black, Laraine Newman, Louise Fletcher

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum

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Alien Nation James Caan, Terence Stamp, Mandy Patinkin

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Without Warning Jack Palance, Martin Landau, David Caruso

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Communion Christopher Walken, Andreas Katsulas, Frances Sternhagen

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The Deadly Spawn James Brewster Thompson, Ethel Michelson, John Schmerling

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Inseminoid Victoria Tennant, Stephanie Beacham, Judy Geeson

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My Stepmother Is an Alien Alyson Hannigan, Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd

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Explorers Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell

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Xtro Anna Wing, Maryam d'Abo, Robert Fyfe

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The Brother from Another Planet David Strathairn, Joe Morton, John Sayles

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The Creature Wasn't Nice Leslie Nielsen, Cindy Williams, Patrick Macnee

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Galaxy of Terror Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig

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Strange Invaders Wallace Shawn, Louise Fletcher, Nancy Allen

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Alien Terror Luigi Diberti, Michele Soavi, Belinda Mayne