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The Best Movies About UFOs

Updated January 8, 2021 6.0k votes 664 voters 46.9k views78 items

List RulesVote up the best movies about UFOs and alien contact.

Nothing is more fascinating and horrific than the thought of life on another planet coming down and invading the earth in a shiny spaceship. Every kid obsesses about the thought of aliens and whether they’re friendly, flat out want to kill us, or even worse, intend to transport us back to their mother ship. It’s no wonder so many films have been made about UFOs and aliens. What are the best movies about UFOs? Vote up the best films and see where your favorites rank!

The movies on this list all tell a UFO story of some kind. Many are very dramatic, action packed and make us really think about how threatening an alien invasion could be. Others take a humorous approach, making us feel a little disgusted and glad that we’ll never have to find out what an alien invasion might be like!

This list features the best movies about UFOs including, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Independence Day, Contact, The War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and The Abyss. Vote up the best UFO film below. The be sure to check back for the latest and great new UFO movies as they are the released.

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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

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    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

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    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton

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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie

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    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

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    The Abyss

    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum

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    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender

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    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds

    Gene Barry, Ann Robinson

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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Cocoon

    Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard

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    Fire in the Sky

    James Garner, Robert Patrick

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    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster

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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

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    Batteries Not Included

    Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán

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    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    Riddick

    Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista

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    Starman

    Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter

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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

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    The X-Files

    Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

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