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Prey (2022)

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The latest movie in the Predator franchise follows a warrior who fights against nature, dangerous colonizers, and a deadly highly-evolved alien who hunts humans for sport to protect her tribe.

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The Host (2013)

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Open Road Films

The Host follows a teen named Melanie, who is one of the sole human survivors whose body hasn’t been completely taken over by aliens known as The Souls. Melanie’s body eventually becomes the host to a Soul named Wanderer, who wants to help her instead of eradicate her.

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Extinction (2018)


A man who has recurring nightmares about extraterrestrial forces ends up having to save his wife and two daughters when aliens begin to attack Earth.

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Captive State (2019)

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Focus Pictures

In this sci-fi thriller, Chicago has been under alien rule for 10 years. Its residents must decide if they want to continue living under extraterrestrial rule or rise to the resistance.

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Prometheus (2012)

20th Century Studios

When they discover a clue that may lead to the Earth’s origins, a group of space explorers trek to the darkest parts of the universe where terrifying aliens await.

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Nope (2022)

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Universal Pictures

Jordan Peele’s third film after Get Out and Us is all about aliens. Set in a gulch in California, a brother and sister discover a sinister presence in the skies above their horse ranch and do what they can to stop it. Meanwhile, a theme park owner who lives nearby also learns about the eerie existence and tries to make a quick buck off of it.

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The Tomorrow War (2021)

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Amazon Studios

This movie will take you into the past, present, and future as civilians in 2022 are drafted to fight in a war in 2051 against a lethal alien species. The unlikely soldiers are transported to the future to try and save humanity.

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A Quiet Place (2018)

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Paramount Pictures

Imagine never being able to make a sound again, for if you do you’ll be savagely killed by an alien species that hunts for prey with their ultra-sensitive hearing.

For one family, they must fight to survive by remaining silent. One tiny sound could mean imminent death.

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You can also watch the sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, on either Paramount+ or Prime Video.


10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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Paramount Pictures

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Arrival (2016)

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Paramount Pictures

When a dozen spacecrafts mysteriously appear around the globe, a linguist is tasked with figuring out how to communicate with the otherworldly lifeforms.

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The 5th Wave (2016)

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Sony Pictures Releasing

Dark Skies (2013)

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Dimension Films; The Weinstein Company

When a suburban family is targeted by what seems like an alien threat, parents Lacy and Daniel do whatever it takes to protect their two sons from harm.

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Ender’s Game (2013)

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The World’s End (2013)

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Focus Features

If you like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, then you’ll love this movie featuring many of the same cast and crew.

A group of longtime friends reunite with the goal of finally completely their epic pub crawl journey. However, their night of fun goes awry when they’re forced to fight for the survival of mankind.

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Super 8 (2011)

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Paramount Pictures

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The Fourth Kind (2009)

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Universal Pictures

This horror film examines the mysterious disappearances in an Alaska town over the past 40 years. Is it a federal cover-up of something huge, possibly extraterrestrial, or is it just a big misunderstanding?

FYI, this movie will probably make you scared of owls when all is said and done.

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The Mist (2007)

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Dimension Films; The Weinstein Company

War of the Worlds (2005)

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Paramount Pictures

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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

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Sony Pictures Releasing

Are you a fan of Jumanji? Then you’re going to love Zathura, because it’s based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, who also wrote the kids’ book for Jumanji.

Two brothers accidentally transport themselves (and their entire house) to outer space when they decide to play a mysterious board game. In order to get home, they have to finish the game — and avoid the alien lifeforms called Zorgons.

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Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Two orphans get more than they bargain for when they adopt what they think is a dog from the pound. They soon realize their “dog,” Stitch, is actually an experiment gone wrong who is not from this world.

Watch Now on Disney+

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Stacey Grant is a senior editor at Seventeen who runs the brand’s Snapchat Discover channel. She also covers entertainment topics specializing in nostalgia, such as classic ’90s and ’00s Disney Channel and Nickelodeon content.

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