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The Best Alien Movies of the 1990s

Updated September 21, 2019 2.5k votes 393 voters 29.7k 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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    The Fifth Element
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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

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    Independence Day
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    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    Men in Black
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • 4
    Stargate
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    Stargate

    Kurt Russell, James Spader

    Released1994

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 5
    Starship Troopers
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    31

    Starship Troopers

    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 6
    Galaxy Quest
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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  • 7
    Total Recall
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    Total Recall

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone

    Released1990

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 8
    Star Trek: First Contact
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    Star Trek: First Contact

    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell

    Released1996

    Directed byJonathan Frakes

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  • 9
    Mars Attacks!
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    55

    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 10
    Contact
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    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 11
    Predator 2
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    41

    Predator 2

    Gary Busey, Bill Paxton

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

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  • 12
    Alien: Resurrection
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    Alien: Resurrection

    Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1997

    Directed byJean-Pierre Jeunet

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  • 13
    Species
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    Species

    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley

    Released1995

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • 14
    Star Trek: Insurrection
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    Star Trek: Insurrection

    Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis

    Released1998

    Directed byJonathan Frakes

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  • 15
    Alien 3
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    Alien 3

    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance

    Released1992

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • 16
    Coneheads
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    Coneheads

    Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1993

    Directed bySteve Barron

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  • 17
    Dark City
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    Dark City

    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1998

    Directed byAlex Proyas

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  • 18
    The Iron Giant
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    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

    Released1999

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • 19
    The Arrival
    27
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    The Arrival

    Charlie Sheen, Teri Polo

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Twohy

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  • 20
    Fire in the Sky
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    Fire in the Sky

    James Garner, Robert Patrick

    Released1993

    Directed byRon Lieberman

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  • 21
    Virus
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    Virus

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Bruno

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  • 22
    Sphere
    26
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    Sphere

    Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1998

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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  • 23
    The Puppet Masters
    21
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    The Puppet Masters

    Donald Sutherland, Keith David

    Released1994

    Directed byStuart Orme

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  • 24
    My Favorite Martian
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    My Favorite Martian

    Elizabeth Hurley, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1999

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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    Species II
    15
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    Species II

    Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Medak

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