Entertainment The Best Documentaries About Aliens  

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List Rules Documentaries about aliens, UFOs, and life in worlds beyond.

List of documentaries about aliens ranked by the community. This list includes popular and recognizable titles, along with a lot of independent films about aliens and UFO sightings. What are the best documentaries about aliens? Vote on the films below to find out or add your favorite documentary about aliens if it isn't already on the list.

As you vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentary about aliens comes out on top. If you don't see your favorite on the list, add it along with the titles below so that others may vote on it, as well. This list currently includes titles such as Out of the Blue, with producers traveling around the world to investigate some of the most famous UFO events on record.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying. This is especially true for documentaries about aliens, which often make incredible claims and are filled with passion.
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Out of the Blue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
2003
Out of the Blue is a feature-length documentary on the UFO phenomenon which premiered in theatres in July 2002 and, was first shown on television in June 2003. It was produced by American ...more
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I Know What I Saw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
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Unacknowledged 2017 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
Heather Behringer Twomey added Unacknowledged 2017 2017
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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
Project Blue Book 2013
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UFO: the Secret NASA Transmiss... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
UFO: the Secret NASA Transmission 2001
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Fastwalkers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
2006
For the first Time: Information you were never meant to know. Amazing UFO photos and footage you were never meant to see. Fastwalker is a code word created by NORAD to classify unidentified ...more
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Thrive is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
2010
Thrive is a 2011 documentary film written by Mary Earle Chase, Foster Gamble, Kimberly Carter Gamble and Neal Rogin and directed by Steve Gagné and Kimberly Carter Gamble.
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The Day Before Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
The Day Before Disclosure 2010
The Day Before Disclosure is a 2010 documentary film directed by Terje Toftenes.
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The Disclosure Project Witness... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
The Disclosure Project Witness Testimony 2006
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Citizen Hearing On UFO Disclos... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
Citizen Hearing On UFO Disclosure 2013
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UFO Files: Real UFOs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
UFO Files: Real UFOs 2013
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E.T. Contact They are here is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
g5eronimo added E.T. Contact They are here 2017
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Close Encounters: Proof of Ali... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
2000
Featuring purported proof of alien existence in the form of interviews with government scientists and astronaut Gordon Cooper, plus physical evidence from the Roswell Incident and the removal of ...more
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The Billy Meier Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
The Billy Meier Story 2009
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I Believe in UFOs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
I Believe in UFOs 2010
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Secrets About Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
Secrets About Men in Black 2012
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UFO Secret: Tunguska: The Russ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
UFO Secret: Tunguska: The Russian Roswell 2006
In 1908, in a remote region of Siberia near the Tunguska river, a 40-megaton nuclear explosion of unknown origin literally vaporized and destroyed hundreds of square miles of forests and ...more
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Scientific Study of Alien Impl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
Scientific Study of Alien Implants 2010
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UFO Chronicles: What the Presi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
UFO Chronicles: What the President Doesn't Know 2013
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The Secret: Evidence We Are N... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
2003
Though the official stance of the U.S. government has been to deny any knowledge or possession of evidence that would suggest authentic encounters with extraterrestrial life, many contend that ...more
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The Fourth Kind is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
2009
The Fourth Kind is a 2009 American science fiction-horror film directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi, starring Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Corey Johnson, Will Patton, and Mia Mckenna-Bruce. The title ...more
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Shag Harbour 1967 Incident is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
Shag Harbour 1967 Incident 2011
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Abduction Diaries is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
Abduction Diaries 2013
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Flying Saucers and Science is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
Flying Saucers and Science 2012
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UFOs: It Has Begun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries About Aliens
UFOs: It Has Begun 1979
UFOs: It Has Begun is a 1976 documentary film directed by Ray Rivas.