A list of the best first contact movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about first contact with aliens are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself.
The films on this list are the most famous first contact movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of films about first contact with aliens.
This list answers the questions, "What are the best first contact movies?" and "What is the greatest first contact with aliens movie of all time?" and contains everything from The Day the Earth Stood Still to Solaris.
Various bits of information are included with these popular Hercules movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good first contact movies to enjoy.
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisContact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a... more
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Directed by: Denis VilleneuveArrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by... more
Directed by: Steven SpielbergClose Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by... more
Directed by: Ridley ScottAlien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the... more
Directed by: James CameronThe Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James... more
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley... more
Directed by: Olatunde OsunsanmiThe Fourth Kind is a 2009 American science fiction-horror film directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi,... more
Directed by: Roland EmmerichIndependence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by... more
Directed by: Neill BlomkampDistrict 9 is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, released August 13,... more
Directed by: Steven SpielbergE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and... more
Directed by: Jonathan FrakesStar Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount... more
Directed by: Robert WiseThe Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film from... more
Directed by: John McTiernanPredator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was... more
Directed by: Nicolas RoegThe Man Who Fell to Earth is a 1976 British science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg. The... more
Directed by: David TwohyThe Arrival is a 1996 science fiction film directed by David Twohy and starring Charlie Sheen,... more
Directed by: J.J. AbramsSuper 8 is a 2011 American science fiction horror film written, co-produced, and directed by... more
Directed by: Peter Hyams2010 is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by Peter Hyams. It is a... more
Directed by: Ron HowardCocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people... more
Directed by: Scott DerricksonThe Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a remake of the 1951... more
Directed by: Tim BurtonMars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton. Earth is... more
Directed by: Philippe MoraCommunion is a 1989 drama/thriller film based on the book of the same name by Whitley... more
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Directed by: Sebastián CorderoEuropa Report is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Sebastián Cordero, and starring... more
Directed by: Gavin HoodEnder's Game is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same... more
Directed by: David FincherAlien 3 is a 1992 American science-fiction horror film and the debut feature film of director... more
Directed by: James CameronAliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James... more