Best UFO Movies

The Top Ten Best UFO Movies

1 Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Still the best UFO flick ever made.

Love it. I've watched this movie many times and still enjoy it. It avoids some of the silly Hollywood gimmicks and shows how encounters can deeply impact people's lives.

Unbeatable classic from Steven Spielberg. Visual effects still look modern and great. The acting was brilliant - Irina2932

Considering it was made in the 70s it still has better effects than stuff today. Excellent movie.

2 The Shadow Men

Low budget but still great and really underrated movie with amazing Sherilyn Fenn - Irina2932

3 Flight of the Navigator

A young boy disappears and reappears several years later flying an alien spaceship that thinks he is its pilot. Very cute movie - Irina2932

This is like, THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE! You're crazy if you don't see this.

This is my favorite movie! Such an amazing film. I love this movie with all my heart. You have been good to me, Max. I will forever have that adorable little alien robot nestled comfortably in the back of my mind. Go Navigator! - RockFashionista

4 Hangar 18
5 Signs

Creepiest alien movie I have ever seen, and definitely one of the most suspenseful (of all time that is). This movie is a great thriller and a must see! It deserves to be close to the top!

Suspenseful film that really grabs you and plays on your fears - Irina2932

6 War of the Worlds

Yes I loved this movie as a kid and I still do

Already classic of UFO films - Irina2932

7 Cocoon

Nice and very kind movie - Irina2932

8 Sphere

Very underrated and overlooked UFO movie - Irina2932

9 Independence Day
10 The X-Files

Very interesting movie based on classic Sci-Fi series - Irina2932

The Contenders

11 The Fourth Kind

Best UFO movie ever scary also

One of the craziest,"based on a true story" movies ever. - westofohio

12 Fire in the Sky

Should be a better known movie, underrated. Great effects and acting. Suspenseful, realistic.

Very good movie on alien abductions.

Great FX, well acted

13 Paul

Funny as hell!


14 Starship Invasions
15 The Thing
16 Koi... Mil Gaya

Indian Hindi UFO related movie

17 District 9

Very realistic. Happens more or less anyway in SA and other countries. A must see Sci-fi with a political twist.

18 Skinwalker Ranch

Enigmatic alien cover up movie.

19 The Day Earth Stood Still
20 War of the Worlds (1953)

Classic alien invasion movie. Incredible effects for a 50's movie.

21 Aliens

How there are no Xenomorphs

22 Prometheus

This movie shows how aliens might have created man. Also it's a prelude to the Alien (franchise.)

23 Predator
24 The Thing from Another World

A classic of the 50's sci-fi genre, great acting, and a great script.

25 Dark Skies

Alien abductions. Very scary.

26 Batteries Not Included
27 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

It is definitely Spielbergs’ finest hour. Touching storyline, great character development and convincing special effects. Plus the movie keeps you engaged without relying on any action sequences.

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