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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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    Lifeforce

    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May

    Released1985

    Directed byTobe Hooper

    Lifeforce is a 1985 science fiction, horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby, based on Colin Wilson's 1976 novel, The Space Vampires. Featuring Steve Railsback,...  more

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    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall,...  more

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    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds

    C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Michael Latt

    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is a science fiction horror mockbuster by The Asylum. It is one of three 2005 film adaptations of H. G. Wells' 1898 science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. Much...  more
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    Body Snatchers

    Forest Whitaker, Gabrielle Anwar

    Released1993

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

    Body Snatchers is a 1993 American science fiction horror film loosely based on the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. The film was directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Gabrielle Anwar, Billy...  more
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    Alien Intruder

    Billy Dee Williams, Tracy Scoggins

    Released1993

    Directed byRicardo Jacques Gale

    Alien Intruder is a 1993 action/science fiction film by Nick Stone and Ricardo Jacques Gale. It stars Maxwell Caulfield, Tracy Scoggins, Billy Dee Williams, Gary Roberts, Richard Cody, and Stephen...  more
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    Impostor

    Madeleine Stowe, Gary Sinise

    Released2001

    Directed byGary Fleder

    Impostor is a 2001 American science fiction film based upon the 1953 short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The film starred Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio and Mekhi Phifer....  more
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    Predator 2

    Gary Busey, Bill Paxton

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is a sequel to...  more

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    They Live

    Roddy Piper, Keith David

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows a nameless drifter referred to as "Nada",...  more

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    Returner

    Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki

    Released2002

    Directed byTakashi Yamazaki

    Returner is a 2002 Japanese science fiction film, directed by Takashi Yamazaki and starring Anne Suzuki and Takeshi Kaneshiro....  more

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    The Puppet Masters

    Donald Sutherland, Keith David

    Released1994

    Directed byStuart Orme

    The Puppet Masters is a 1994 science fiction film, adapted by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, and David S. Goyer from Robert A. Heinlein’s 1951 novel of the same title, in which a trio of American...  more
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    Decoys

    Meghan Ory, Nicole Eggert

    Released2004

    Directed byMatthew Hastings

    Decoys is a 2004 science fiction and horror film directed by Matthew Hastings, and written by Tom Berry and Hastings. The cast included Kim Poirier and Nicole Eggert. It was filmed in Ottawa, Ontario...  more
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    Horror Express

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1972

    Directed byEugenio Martín

    Horror Express, also known as Pánico en el Transiberiano/Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express, is a 1972 Spanish/British horror film directed by Eugenio Martín and starring Christopher Lee, Peter...  more
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    Specimen

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kevin Zegers

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Bradshaw

    Specimen is a 1995 film directed by John Bradshaw. They came from space to plant the seed in the womb of a chosen woman. Now, 24 years later, her son must face the aliens that created him. His...  more
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    The Deadly Spawn

    James Brewster Thompson, Ethel Michelson

    Released1983

    Directed byDouglas McKeown

    The Deadly Spawn is a 1983 science fiction horror film directed by Douglas McKeown and starring Charles George Hildebrandt. In some territories, the film's title was changed to Return of the Aliens:...  more
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    They Are Among Us

    Hunter Tylo, Alison Eastwood

    Released2004

    Directed byJeffrey Obrow

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    Alien Agent

    Billy Zane, Mark Dacascos

    Released2007

    Directed byJesse V. Johnson

    Alien Agent is a 2007 Canadian science fiction/action film. It was directed by Jesse Johnson and starred Mark Dacascos, Emma Lahana with Billy Zane and Amelia Cooke....  more
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    Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold

    Ross Hagen, Tommy Kirk

    Released1995

    Directed byFred Olen Ray

    Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold is a 1995 science fiction film starring J.J. North, Ted Monte, Tammy Parks, Raelyn Saalman, Nikki Fritz, John Lazar, Michelle Bauer, Tim Abell, and Jay Richardson....  more
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    Dark Universe

    Joe Estevez, Dave Ward

    Released1993

    Directed bySteve Latshaw

    Dark Universe is a 1993 horror/science-fiction film starring Blake Pickett, Cherie Scott, Bently Title, John Maynard, Paul Austin Saunders, Patrick Moran, Tom Ferguson, Steve Barkett, and Joe Estevez...  more
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    Silent Warnings

    Billy Zane, Stephen Baldwin

    Released2003

    Directed byChristian McIntire

    Silent Warnings is a 2003 sci-fi/horror TV movie about a group of college students who begin finding crop circles by the house they've moved into. Following the disappearance of one of them, they...  more
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    Undead

    Robyn Moore Gibson, Felicity Mason

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Spierig, Peter Spierig

    Undead is a 2003 Australian zombie horror comedy film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig and starring Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay and Rob Jenkins. It was then-relatively-unknown Good...  more

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    What Planet Are You From?

    Sarah Silverman, Annette Bening

    Released2000

    Directed byMike Nichols

    What Planet Are You From? is a 2000 American science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Michael Leeson, Garry Shandling, Ed Solomon, and Peter Tolan based on a story by...  more
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    Xtro

    Anna Wing, Maryam d'Abo

    Released1983

    Directed byHarry Bromley Davenport

    Xtro is a 1983 British science fiction, horror, cult movie directed by Harry Bromley Davenport and co-produced by Bob Shaye. The film was made and completed in February 1982....  more

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    Bad Channels

    Martha Quinn, Charlie Spradling

    Released1992

    Directed byTed Nicolaou

    Bad Channels is a 1992 American science fiction spoof, released by Full Moon Features. It is about two aliens who invade a radio station with the intention of capturing female humans, by using radio...  more
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    Alien Invasion Arizona

    Daniel Southworth, Cathy Rankin

    Released2005

    Directed byDustin Rikert

    Alien Invasion Arizona is a science fiction film. It is an alien film set in the fictional town of Salena, Arizona. It is also entitled "The Salena Incident" and was a straight to DVD release...  more
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    Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman

    Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin

    Released1993

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman is a 1993 TV film directed by Christopher Guest....  more