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The Best Alien Movies of the 1990s

Updated September 21, 2019 2.6k votes 401 voters 30.2k views28 items

List RulesVote up your favorite alien films that were released in the 1990s.

If you're a fan of alien flicks, then the 90s was a great decade for you. Below you are voting on the best 90s alien movies, ranging from comedies to action and adventure films. Do you have a clear cut favorite? This list features a ton of great movies so it's really hard to pick a #1.

WIll Smith came out with several awesome 1990s alien movies, and at least four of his films can be found on this list. Independence Day is definitely a favorite alien movies from the 90s for most people, but who doesn't love Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith fighting galactic crimes on Earth in Men In Black? See how hard it can be to pick one over another?

With so many awesome alien films of the 90s, which one will you vote for? Upcote your favorites, and don't downvote anything you haven't seen.
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    Released1997

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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    Stargate

    Kurt Russell, James Spader

    Released1994

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone

    Released1990

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell

    Released1996

    Directed byJonathan Frakes

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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Contact10
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    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Predator 2

    Gary Busey, Bill Paxton

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

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    Species

    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley

    Released1995

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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    Star Trek: Insurrection

    Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis

    Released1998

    Directed byJonathan Frakes

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    Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1997

    Directed byJean-Pierre Jeunet

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    Coneheads

    Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1993

    Directed bySteve Barron

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1998

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    Alien 3

    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance

    Released1992

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

    Released1999

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • The Arrival19
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    Charlie Sheen, Teri Polo

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Twohy

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  • Fire in the Sky20
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    James Garner, Robert Patrick

    Released1993

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    Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1998

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland

    Released1999

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    Donald Sutherland, Keith David

    Released1994

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    Elizabeth Hurley, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1999

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    Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger

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