The Best R-Rated Alien Movies

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List of R-Rated alien movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated alien movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Alien movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated alien movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Alien movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Alien films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Alien Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including They Live and The Faculty.

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  • Predator 2
    1
    Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Rubén Blades
    19 votes
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
    In the heart of Los Angeles, a new kind of terror lurks. Predator 2, a pulse-pounding sequel to the original Predator movie, introduces Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) as a tough-as-nails cop battling an invisible and deadly enemy. The city's ruthless gangs are falling prey to an unseen predator, leaving behind mutilated bodies and utter chaos. As Harrigan delves deeper into these gruesome murders, he stumbles upon a horrifying truth - an extraterrestrial hunter (Kevin Peter Hall), more formidable and lethal than any foe he has ever faced. This atmospheric sci-fi thriller, brimming with suspense and intense action sequences, offers a riveting exploration of urban warfare against an alien menace.

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  • They Live
    2
    Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster
    18 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: John Carpenter
    In the cult classic, They Live, John Nada (Roddy Piper), a drifter in economic despair, stumbles upon sunglasses that reveal a hidden reality. The world is controlled by extraterrestrials who use subliminal messaging to manipulate humans and maintain power. As he navigates this dystopian Los Angeles, Nada allies with Frank Armitage (Keith David) to expose the truth. Directed by John Carpenter, this sci-fi thriller combines elements of horror and satire, underlining social commentary on consumerism and media influence. Despite its release in 1988, They Live remains relevant today, a testament to its enduring impact.

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  • H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds
    3
    C. Thomas Howell, Rhett Giles, Andrew Lauer
    7 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: David Michael Latt
    Astronomer George Herbert (C. Thomas Howell) is assigned to investigate reports of strange meteors crashing into earth near New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. As the meteors land, enormous multi-limbed metal creatures disembark and begin destroying everything and everyone in their path with heat-ray guns. Amidst the apocalyptic destruction, Herbert teams with a soldier (Andy Lauer) and a pastor (Rhett Giles) on his journey into Washington to reunite with his family.

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  • The Faculty
    4
    Jordana Brewster, Clea Duvall, Laura Harris
    10 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
    The Faculty is a thrilling sci-fi horror flick, centered on the lives of high school students who suspect their teachers are from another world. The protagonist, Casey Connor (Elijah Wood), teams up with fellow students including Delilah Profitt (Jordana Brewster) and Zeke Tyler (Josh Hartnett) in a tense battle against these extraterrestrial beings masquerading as faculty. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, this film takes the viewer through unexpected turns and suspense-filled scenes, carefully threading elements of both genres without compromising on either. The movie earned a Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror Film, adding another feather to Rodriguez's cap.

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  • Lifeforce
    5
    Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Mathilda May
    11 votes
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Tobe Hooper
    When a space mission involving American and British astronauts encounters an alien craft, the humanoids within are brought aboard the shuttle. Back on Earth, one of the extraterrestrials, who appears to be a gorgeous woman (Mathilda May), proceeds to suck the life force out of various Londoners, turning the town into a city of roaming half-dead people. When Tom Carlsen (Steve Railsback), a surviving astronaut, realizes what is happening, he sets out to stop the ruthless alien presence.

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  • Body Snatchers
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    Body Snatchers

    Gabrielle Anwar, Terry Kinney, Billy Wirth
    9 votes
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Abel Ferrara
    When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone (Terry Kinney) travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti (Gabrielle Anwar) befriends Jean Platt (Christine Elise), daughter of the base's commander, General Platt (R. Lee Ermey). When people at the base begin acting strangely, Marti becomes convinced that they are slowly being replaced by plant-like aliens.

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