Horror & Thriller Movies Involving Extraterrestrial Life

The following movies involve extraterrestrial (non-earth) life – fictional monsters that are assumed to be of earth origin are not included here (eg. The Descent, The Monster, The Hallow).

Movie Name Director Year Jump Count Jump Scare Rating Netflix (US)
10 Cloverfield Lane Dan Trachtenberg 2016 8 2.5 No
Alien Ridley Scott 1979 11 2.5 No
Alien 3 David Fincher 1992 14 2.5 No
Alien: Covenant Ridley Scott 2017 6 2.0 No
Alien: Resurrection Jean-Pierre Jeunet 1997 9 3.0 No
Aliens James Cameron 1986 13 3.0 No
Apollo 18 Gonzalo López-Gallego 2011 10 3.0 No
Arrival Denis Villeneuve 2016 3 0.5 No
Attack the Block Joe Cornish 2011 12 3.0 No
Banshee Chapter Blair Erickson 2013 22 5.0 No
Brightburn David Yarovesky 2019 20 3.5 No
Cloverfield Matt Reeves 2008 7 2.0 No
Color Out of Space Richard Stanley 2019 4 1.0 No
Dark Encounter Carl Strathie 2019 2 0.5 No
Dark Skies Scott Stewart 2013 11 2.5 No
Doom Andrzej Bartkowiak 2005 15 3.5 Yes
Dreamcatcher Lawrence Kasdan 2003 16 3.0 No
Europa Report Sebastián Cordero 2013 1 0.5 No
Extraterrestrial Colin Minihan 2014 30 4.5 No
Honeymoon Leigh Janiak 2014 3 0.5 No
Horse Girl Jeff Baena 2020 1 0.5 Yes
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Philip Kaufman 1978 4 1.0 No
Life Daniel Espinosa 2017 8 2.0 No
Phoenix Forgotten Justin Barber 2017 0 0.0 No
Predator John McTiernan 1987 7 2.0 No
Prometheus Ridley Scott 2012 7 1.5 No
Signs M. Night Shyamalan 2002 8 2.0 No
Skinwalker Ranch Devin McGinn 2013 5 1.5 No
Slither James Gunn 2006 10 3.0 No
Species Roger Donaldson 1995 7 3.0 No
Sputnik Egor Abramenko 2020 3 0.5 No
Super 8 J.J. Abrams 2011 15 3.5 No
The Abyss James Cameron 1989 2 0.5 No
The Cloverfield Paradox Julius Onah 2018 8 3.0 Yes
The Faculty Robert Rodriguez 1998 11 3.0 No
The Forgotten Joseph Ruben 2004 7 3.0 No
The Fourth Kind Olatunde Osunsanmi 2009 3 1.0 No
The Gracefield Incident Mathieu Ratthe 2017 10 2.5 No
The McPherson Tape Dean Alioto 1989 0 0.0 No
The Predator Shane Black 2018 6 1.5 No
The Thing Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. 2011 7 2.5 No
The Thing John Carpenter 1982 7 2.0 No
The Vast of Night Andrew Patterson 2020 0 0.0 No