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The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix 

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Updated January 7, 2020 991 votes 497 voters 48.6k views 25 items

Extraterrestrials are out there, and by "there" we mean on Netflix. Here are the best alien movies on Netflix, ranked by movie fans like you. Netflix has made it difficult to search for movies by genre, but luckily for you we've got the top-rated Netflix alien movies listed below. Some of these alien films streaming on Netflix take place on earth, while others are set in space. While both of those can be considered funny alien movies, there are also plenty of alien action and drama movies streaming on Netflix as well.

Alien movies on Netflix include everything from comedy to drama to animation! Both new and classic alien movies are currently streaming on Netflix, so whether you like modern or older alien movies, the streaming service as you covered. 

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Patient Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Patient Seventeen Patient Seventeen, Roger Leir, Steve Colbern

Directed by: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell

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Extinction is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Young

Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more
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The Cloverfield Paradox ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
The Cloverfield Paradox Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie

Released: 2018

Directed by: Julius Onah

The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more
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Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

Released: 2009

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, released August 13, 2009. It takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. District 9 is based on Alive in Joburg, a short film ...more

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Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed, Eric Balfour

Released: 2010

Directed by: Greg Strause, Colin Strause

Skyline is a 2010 alien invasion science fiction thriller film produced and directed by Brothers Strause, directors of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. The film was released on November 12, 2010. ...more

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#181 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #41 of 45 The Best Alien Horror Movies Ever Made #103 of 161 The Best B Movies of All Time

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Halo Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Kikuko Inoue, Ai Maeda, Tomokazu Seki

Released: 2010

Directed by: Koji Sawai, Shinji Aramaki, Mamoru Oshii, Kōichi Mashimo, Hideki Nimura, + more

Halo Legends is a collection of seven short anime films set in the Halo science-fiction universe. Financed by Halo franchise overseer 343 Industries, the stories were created by six Japanese ...more

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#42 of 54 The Best Anime Movies on Netflix #39 of 48 The Best Video Game Movies #490 of 1,083 The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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The Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
The Titan Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Lennart Ruff

The Titan is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Lennart Ruff. After Air Force pilot Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington) undergoes a military experiment that enhances humans, he begins ...more
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Laurence Fishburne, Olivia Cooke, Brenton Thwaites

Released: 2014

Directed by: William Eubank

The Signal is a 2014 American science fiction thriller film directed by William Eubank and co-written with Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio. The film stars Brenton Thwaites and Laurence ...more
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Beyond Skyline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Jonny Weston

Directed by: Liam O'Donnell

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Robotech is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Robotech is an 85-episode adaptation of three different anime television series made between 1982-1984 in Japan; the adaptation was aired in 1985. Within the combined and edited story, ...more

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Chicken Little is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Patrick Stewart, Joan Cusack, Catherine O'Hara

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mark Dindal

Chicken Little is a 2005 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and loosely based on the fable of the same name. As the 46th animated feature in the ...more

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#253 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #182 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #70 of 111 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

Released: 2012

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

John Carter is a 2012 American science fiction fantasy film directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on A Princess of Mars, the first book in the Barsoom ...more

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#90 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #272 of 366 The Best Movies Based On Books #375 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gonzalo López-Gallego

Apollo 18 is a 2011 American-Canadian science fiction horror film written by Brian Miller, directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Ron Schmidt. After ...more

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#153 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #35 of 45 The Best Alien Horror Movies Ever Made #38 of 110 The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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Singularity

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sean Stone

Singularity is a 2008 short sci-fi film written by Sean Stone and Oliver Stone and directed by Sean Stone.
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Kill Command Thure Lindhardt

Released: 2014

Directed by: Steven Gomez

Kill Command is a 2014 Sci-fi film written and directed by Steven Gomez.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Directed by: Rian Johnson

This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ...more

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Fan Theories About Luke Skywalker In The Last Jedi #9 of 11 Every Star Wars Movie, Ranked Best to Worst #86 of 163 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

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Spectral is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer

Directed by: Nic Mathieu

Spectral is a 2016 American military science fiction film directed by Nic Mathieu. The sci-fi thriller centers on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

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Revolt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix

Directed by: Joe Miale

Revolt is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Joe Miale. In the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Bérénice Marlohe) ...more
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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more

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Easter Eggs In Solo You Definitely Missed #7 of 11 Every Star Wars Movie, Ranked Best to Worst #85 of 163 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

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How It Ends is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham

Released: 2018

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious ...more
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Occupation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Rhiannon Fish

Released: 2018

Directed by: Luke Sparke

Occupation is a 2018 Australian action film directed by Luke Sparke. After a devastating ground invasion, a small group of town residents have to band together to survive their attackers and ...more
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Aliens Ate My Homework ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
London Cardinal, Ty Consiglio, Christian Convery

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sean McNamara

Aliens Ate My Homework is a 2018 American adventure comedy directed by Sean McNamara, based on the book by Bruce Coville. A pair of middle schoolers hold the fate of the world in their hands ...more

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Rim of the World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr.

Released: 2019

Directed by: McG

Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction, adventure film directed by McG. Four misfit teenagers get stranded at a summer camp, they must overcome their differences and go on an epic ...more

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The Darkest Dawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
The Darkest Dawn
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Alien Warfare is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alien Movies Streaming On Netflix
Alien Warfare