Alien Films Ranked

1. Alien (1979), 2. Aliens (1986), 3. Alien: Covenant (2017), 4. Alien Vs. Predator (2010), 5. Prometheus (2012), 6. AVP: Requiem (2007), 7. Alien^3 (1992), 8. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Plot Synopsis: Set aboard spacecraft Nostromo, Alien follows a group of space explorers who come across a mysterious transmission from a nearby planet on their way back to Earth. They investigate it, only to find a horrific surprise in an extraterrestrial ship with thousands of eggs carrying alien organisms called Xenomorphs that hunt humans. Who will survive?

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1. Alien (1979)

Overall, Alien is a beautifully crafted tale of suspense, horror, and science-fiction that earns its status in the pantheon of Sci-Fi and moviemaking history. The chestburster scene alone will mess you up for life, but it manages to weave a narrative full of wonder, existential curiosity, and spectacular performances around it. One of the most influential & scariest movies ever made, the Xenomorph personifies humanity’s fears of the unknown lurking out there in the vast primordial atmospheric nothingness of space – where the film’s slogan rings true: No One Can Hear You Scream. A magnum opus of biological horror & sci-fi expedition with an Odysseic score, Promethean world-building, pitch-black omen tone, parenthood/sex metaphysical themes, groundbreaking genre blends, & best movie monster ever created, Alien is one of the greatest films of All-Time. 9.8/10.

2. Aliens (1986)

Overall, Aliens is one of the greatest sequels ever made – it might even be the best one in competition with fellow masterpieces like The Empire Strikes Back, T2, & The Dark Knight. It redefines everything about its predecessor – from reclaiming the beauty of its motherhood themes to expanding the lore to insect-based Queen Bee ecological communities further defining the Xenomorphs as the perfect biological killing organisms and reverberating the series’ feminist themes in the epic finale pitting these two matriarchs of the series to epic scale that established with its few ’80’s counterparts the now-ubiquitous theme of big-budget and massive blockbusters we see today. Cameron has made a name for himself as one of the most talented and imaginative filmmakers on the market today, and skyrocketed the Alien franchise to new pop culture heights. One of the greatest sequels ever made, Aliens pluralizes its original’s terror with a military testosterone-injection, epic sci-fi aggrandization by Cameron imagination, & uber-raised stakes/ambition elevating the lore to exhilarating new levels.

3. Alien: Covenant (2017)

Set in 2106 aboard a colonization mission searching space for a habitable planet for humanity, Alien: Covenant follows a group of space explorers that come across what they think is an uncharted paradise. However, while scouting it, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), a synthetic survivor of the wayward Prometheus mission. The mysterious world soon turns hostile as a hostile alien life-form hunts the crew in a fight for survival. A brutal, modernized return to the Horror/Sci-Fi roots of the franchise, Covenant gets the Alien prequels back on track, albeit not expanding any new ways. 7.6/10.

4. Alien Vs. Predator (2000)

Set in 2106 aboard a colonization mission searching space for a habitable planet for humanity, Alien: Covenant follows a group of space explorers that come across what they think is an uncharted paradise. However, while scouting it, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), a synthetic survivor of the wayward Prometheus mission. The mysterious world soon turns hostile as a hostile alien life-form hunts the crew in a fight for survival. A brutal, modernized return to the Horror/Sci-Fi roots of the franchise, Covenant gets the Alien prequels back on track, albeit not expanding any new ways. 7.6/10.

5. Prometheus (2012)

Set in 2106 aboard a colonization mission searching space for a habitable planet for humanity, Alien: Covenant follows a group of space explorers that come across what they think is an uncharted paradise. However, while scouting it, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), a synthetic survivor of the wayward Prometheus mission. The mysterious world soon turns hostile as a hostile alien life-form hunts the crew in a fight for survival. A brutal, modernized return to the Horror/Sci-Fi roots of the franchise, Covenant gets the Alien prequels back on track, albeit not expanding any new ways. 7.6/10.

6. AVP: Requiem (2007)

Set in 2106 aboard a colonization mission searching space for a habitable planet for humanity, Alien: Covenant follows a group of space explorers that come across what they think is an uncharted paradise. However, while scouting it, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), a synthetic survivor of the wayward Prometheus mission. The mysterious world soon turns hostile as a hostile alien life-form hunts the crew in a fight for survival. A brutal, modernized return to the Horror/Sci-Fi roots of the franchise, Covenant gets the Alien prequels back on track, albeit not expanding any new ways. 7.6/10.

7. Alien 3 (1992)

Set in 2106 aboard a colonization mission searching space for a habitable planet for humanity, Alien: Covenant follows a group of space explorers that come across what they think is an uncharted paradise. However, while scouting it, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), a synthetic survivor of the wayward Prometheus mission. The mysterious world soon turns hostile as a hostile alien life-form hunts the crew in a fight for survival. A brutal, modernized return to the Horror/Sci-Fi roots of the franchise, Covenant gets the Alien prequels back on track, albeit not expanding any new ways. 7.6/10.

8. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Set in 2106 aboard a colonization mission searching space for a habitable planet for humanity, Alien: Covenant follows a group of space explorers that come across what they think is an uncharted paradise. However, while scouting it, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), a synthetic survivor of the wayward Prometheus mission. The mysterious world soon turns hostile as a hostile alien life-form hunts the crew in a fight for survival. A brutal, modernized return to the Horror/Sci-Fi roots of the franchise, Covenant gets the Alien prequels back on track, albeit not expanding any new ways. 7.6/10.