With all the recent talk of aliens and unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) in the news lately (did you have that in your 2023 bingo card?), I feel like taking a deep dive into the top of my personal trove of all-time favorite alien movies!
And let’s get this out of the way, we are joking about these being fact, instead of fiction. Or, were we?
Watching members of Congress ask actual, serious questions about aliens and UFOs was a bit jarring. And apparently it’s not anywhere near the end.
“We’re going to uncover the cover-up,” Rep. Tim Burchett of Tennessee said. “And I hope this is just the beginning of many more hearings and many more people coming forward about this.”
There was even mention of actual objects being held by the military!
“That was the assessment of people with direct knowledge on the [UAP] program I talked to, that are currently still on the program,” Retired Maj. David Grusch said in his testimony.
I’m a huge sci-fi nerd, and the idea of aliens and UFOs has been a fascination of mine since I was a little kid. And honestly, it was hard narrowing this list down to just 9 entries.
I will be excluding franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek since, while they do contain an extra-terrestrial presence, it’s not the main focus of the films.
Here are my top nine alien movies: