Alien Movies for Tweens and Teens

Alien movies come in all shapes and sizes -- from heartwarming and family-friendly (like E.T.) to action-packed and scary (like Alien). No matter how you like your movie extra-terrestrials, you're sure to find something you like on our list of best alien movies.

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Image
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Monsters vs. Aliens Movie Poster Image
Homage to '50s alien flicks too intense for youngest kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi, pro-peace classic with some threats and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1951)
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Men in Black Movie Poster Image
Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Avatar Movie Poster Image
Action-heavy epic has dazzling effects, familiar story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Independence Day Movie Poster Image
Nonstop over-the-top fun for teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Mars Attacks! Movie Poster Image
Alien-invasion satire for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Starman Movie Poster Image
Jeff Bridges as appealing alien; best for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Alien Movie Poster Image
Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
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District 9 Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi stunner is smart but gory; way too violent for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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