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The Funniest Movies About Aliens

Updated April 22, 2020 2.9k votes 386 voters 33.8k views31 items

List RulesVote up the most hilarious comedies about aliens, contact, and extraterrestrial life.

Earthlings don't know much about aliens, but if movies have taught audiences anything it's that they can be hilarious. The funniest comedy movies about aliens feature extraterrestrials trying to communicate with human life forms. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about aliens including everything from Guardians of the Galaxy to Mars Attacks! to Space Jam.

What films will you find on this list of alien comedy movies? Men in Black, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, led to a successful franchise of alien comedies. Paul, which featured Seth Rogan as a sarcastic alien, is another hilarious film about life in the galaxy. Mel Brooks's silly space film Spaceballs also features funny aliens. Other good movies featured on this list include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and Coneheads.

Do you have a favorite funny alien film? Give the best movies a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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    Paul
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    Paul

    Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2011

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Guardians of the Galaxy
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Men in Black
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    Galaxy Quest
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Spaceballs
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    Monsters vs. Aliens
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    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler

    Released2009

    Directed byConrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

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    Mars Attacks!
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Men in Black II
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    Men in Black II

    Michael Jackson, Will Smith

    Released2002

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The World's End
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    The World's End

    Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike

    Released2013

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Evolution
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    Evolution

    Julianne Moore, Sarah Silverman

    Released2001

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Evolution is a 2001 American science fiction comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Men in Black International
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    Men in Black International

    Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson

    Released2019

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry

    Released1975

    Directed byJim Sharman

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    Space Jam
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    Space Jam

    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray

    Released1996

    Directed byJoe Pytka

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    Coneheads
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    Coneheads

    Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1993

    Directed bySteve Barron

    Coneheads is a 1993 American science fiction comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!
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    Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!

    Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons

    Released2019

    Directed byJhonen Vasquez, Jake Wyatt

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    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
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    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

    Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes

    Released2019

    Directed byRichard Starzak

    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is a 2019 British stop motion animated science fiction... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Kin-Dza-Dza
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    Kin-Dza-Dza

    Yevgeny Leonov, Yury Yakovlev

    Released1986

    Directed byGeorgiy Daneliya

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    Critters
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    Critters

    Billy Zane, Dee Wallace

    Released1986

    Directed byStephen Herek

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    Attack the Block
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    Attack the Block

    Nick Frost, John Boyega

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Cornish

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    Slither
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    Slither

    Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer

    Released2006

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Repo Man
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    Repo Man

    Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez

    Released1984

    Directed byAlex Cox

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

    Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson

    Released1996

    Directed byJim Mallon

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    The Watch
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    The Watch

    Ben Stiller, Willam Belli

    Released2012

    Directed byAkiva Schaffer

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    Earth Girls Are Easy
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    Earth Girls Are Easy

    Jim Carrey, Geena Davis

    Released1988

    Directed byJulien Temple

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