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Alien (1979)
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Alien (1979)

The crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress beacon from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the ar…ea on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences. (Read More)

Subgenre:
creature feature survival horror dystopian future cyberpunk suspense cult film 
Themes:
space travel unlikely hero technology panic paranoia monster escape fear murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
alien monster female protagonist african american 
Period:
22nd century 
Story:
trapped in space homing beacon starship interior alien parasite action heroine spaceship explosion spaceship setting human in outer space robot as menace cat and mouse pet cat white underwear escape pod woman in panties white panties β€¦human body as an alien host alone against the odds alien intrusion claustrophobic setting dead alien chest pain alien egg killing machine alien hunt hatchery incubation video screen final girl beacon lifting a male into the air suspended animation trailer narrated by percy rodriguez containment cattle prod airlock hibernation cryonics navigator lifting an adult into the air xenomorph human prey distant future vacuum impregnation death of title character human versus alien sweating strobe light megacorporation x rayed skeleton cryogenics spacesuit slime sole survivor exploding ship sole black character dies cliche alien planet alien contact starship disembodied head parasite countdown female hero warning acid minimal cast exploration death of protagonist flamethrower lens flare reverse footage trapped android strong female lead blockbuster caucasian lifting someone into the air spacecraft mutilation heroine strong female character first part tough girl first of series character repeating someone else's dialogue latex gloves creature spaceship survival decapitation robot vomiting undressing cat computer blood splatter underwear panties title spoken by character bare chested male one word title f rated violence blood  (See All)

Aliens (1986)
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Aliens (1986)

57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on th…e moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it's either fight or die as the space marines battle against the aliens. As the Marines do their best to defend themselves, Ripley must attempt to protect a young girl who is the sole survivor of the decimated space colony. (Read More)

Subgenre:
creature feature cult film 
Themes:
space travel technology monster 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Period:
22nd century 
Story:
trapped in space homing beacon starship interior action heroine spaceship explosion human in outer space alien intrusion alien egg alien hunt suspended animation cryonics xenomorph human versus alien megacorporation cryogenics β€¦spacesuit slime sole survivor exploding ship alien contact starship parasite female hero acid flamethrower lens flare reverse footage android strong female lead blockbuster spacecraft strong female character character repeating someone else's dialogue creature spaceship robot cat blood splatter bare chested male one word title f rated blood violence  (See All)

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Prometheus (2012)
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Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to… investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror suspense cult film 
Themes:
space travel technology monster escape murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
trapped in space alien parasite spaceship explosion human in outer space escape pod human body as an alien host alien intrusion video screen suspended animation xenomorph impregnation human versus alien megacorporation cryogenics spacesuit β€¦slime sole survivor exploding ship alien planet alien contact starship disembodied head parasite countdown acid flamethrower lens flare android mutilation creature spaceship survival decapitation robot blood splatter bare chested male blood violence  (See All)

Alien: Resurrection (1997)
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Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Ellen Ripley sacrificed herself to destroy the Company's desires to use the alien queen as a biological weapon. 200 years and seven horrible experiments later, she is resurrected on the USM Auriga using blood samples from Fiorina 161, for the purpose of extracting the alien queen inside her. However…, Ripley's DNA gets mixed up with the Queen's DNA and she begins to develop enhanced strength and reflexes. After a band of smugglers, hired by the government, bring the crew of a hijacked transport to the Auriga, all hell breaks loose when the aliens breed from the hijacked crew escape. When the Auriga is set on automatic pilot back to Earth, it's up to Ripley and the smugglers to stop the Auriga and escape with their lives. And when the Queen's secret was revealed, it exposed a bizarre DNA mix-up that left both Ripley and the queen's genetics intertwined; giving light to an alien that could spell doom for Earth. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
space travel escape 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
trapped in space starship interior action heroine human in outer space escape pod alien egg xenomorph vacuum impregnation human versus alien cryogenics slime sole black character dies cliche countdown female hero β€¦flamethrower android strong female lead blockbuster spacecraft strong female character character repeating someone else's dialogue spaceship robot computer blood splatter title spoken by character f rated blood violence  (See All)

Event Horizon (1997) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Event Horizon (1997)

In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its… disappearance and something even more terrifying. (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror suspense 
Themes:
panic paranoia fear 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space spaceship setting human in outer space claustrophobic setting beacon suspended animation airlock cryonics cryogenics spacesuit exploding ship starship spacecraft spaceship survival β€¦blood splatter bare chested male violence  (See All)

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Alien: Covenant (2017)
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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a ro…gue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Subgenre:
creature feature survival horror suspense 
Themes:
space travel unlikely hero panic paranoia monster escape fear death murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space alien parasite robot as menace suspended animation hibernation xenomorph cryogenics spacesuit sole survivor parasite acid android spacecraft tough girl latex gloves β€¦creature spaceship survival decapitation robot blood splatter bare chested male blood violence  (See All)

Jason X (2001)
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Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks …the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
space travel paranoia monster escape fear death murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space spaceship setting human in outer space suspended animation x rayed skeleton cryogenics spacesuit disembodied head android spacecraft mutilation tough girl latex gloves creature spaceship β€¦survival decapitation robot computer blood splatter bare chested male violence blood  (See All)

AlienΒ³ (1992)
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AlienΒ³ (1992)

Subgenre:
creature feature cult film 
Themes:
space travel monster murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Period:
22nd century 
Story:
trapped in space action heroine suspended animation human versus alien x rayed skeleton alien contact acid trapped android spacecraft spaceship blood splatter violence blood 

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Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Subgenre:
creature feature survival horror suspense cult film 
Themes:
space travel panic paranoia monster escape fear murder death 
Locations:
outer space 
Characters:
alien monster 
Story:
human versus alien exploding ship alien contact reverse footage spacecraft first part first of series creature spaceship survival cat blood splatter title spoken by character one word title violence β€¦blood  (See All)

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
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Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardi…ans of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel escape murder death 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
action heroine human in outer space escape pod x rayed skeleton exploding ship alien planet starship female hero lens flare android strong female lead blockbuster spacecraft heroine strong female character β€¦first part tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue creature spaceship title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

Passengers (2016)
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Passengers (2016)

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) …is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel panic fear murder 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
trapped in space spaceship setting human in outer space suspended animation containment hibernation cryonics spacesuit sole black character dies cliche starship android spacecraft character repeating someone else's dialogue spaceship robot β€¦undressing computer title spoken by character bare chested male one word title blood  (See All)

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Gravity (2013)
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Gravity (2013)

Dr. Ryan Stone ('Sandra Bullock' (qv)) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski ('George Clooney' (qv)) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving S…tone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
space travel technology panic fear death 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
trapped in space human in outer space escape pod alone against the odds spacesuit sole survivor female hero minimal cast lens flare character repeating someone else's dialogue survival undressing one word title f rated 

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find t…hat they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror suspense 
Themes:
panic paranoia monster escape fear murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space 
Characters:
alien monster 
Story:
action heroine human prey human versus alien exploding ship alien planet spacecraft lifting someone into the air strong female character tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue creature spaceship survival decapitation vomiting β€¦blood splatter title spoken by character bare chested male one word title blood violence  (See All)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signa…ls the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
space travel technology murder 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space spaceship setting human in outer space escape pod suspended animation airlock hibernation cryonics vacuum cryogenics spacesuit alien contact blockbuster spacecraft first part β€¦spaceship computer  (See All)

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Spaceballs (1987)
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Spaceballs (1987)

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems...). The K…ing decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of a _LOT_ of famous SF movies. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
space travel unlikely hero technology 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
human in outer space escape pod lifting an adult into the air xenomorph alien contact flamethrower android spacecraft lifting someone into the air creature spaceship robot title spoken by character one word title 

Pandorum (2009)
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Pandorum (2009)

Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly - and horrifically - realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of th…e ship. They can't remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed...and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror suspense cult film 
Themes:
paranoia fear murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space starship interior spaceship setting human in outer space alien planet spacecraft creature spaceship survival blood splatter title spoken by character bare chested male one word title blood 

Avatar (2009) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious mate…rial scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cyberpunk suspense 
Themes:
space travel panic monster fear murder death 
Locations:
outer space space 
Period:
22nd century 
Story:
human in outer space suspended animation cryonics human versus alien megacorporation cryogenics exploding ship sole black character dies cliche alien planet alien contact starship strong female lead blockbuster lifting someone into the air heroine β€¦strong female character creature spaceship survival robot title spoken by character bare chested male one word title violence blood  (See All)

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Hollow Man (2000)
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Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his c…olleagues (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror suspense cult film 
Themes:
technology panic paranoia escape fear murder death 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
video screen death of title character sole black character dies cliche acid flamethrower trapped lifting someone into the air first part survival vomiting computer blood splatter underwear panties bare chested male β€¦blood violence  (See All)

Starship Troopers (1997)
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Starship Troopers (1997)

In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
space travel monster murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
human in outer space distant future human versus alien exploding ship alien planet starship spacecraft mutilation first part first of series character repeating someone else's dialogue creature spaceship decapitation vomiting β€¦blood splatter bare chested male violence blood  (See All)

Pitch Black (2000)
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Pitch Black (2000)

The space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" carrying 40 people on-board crashes on a desert planet when the ship is struck in a meteor storm. There are only 11 survivors, among them are pilot Carolyn Fry (Who has assumed command after the ship's captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, r…eligious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway teenager Jack, settlers John 'Zeke' Ezekiel and his lover Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery, and Richard B. Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict. Marooned, the survivors discover the barren and hot desert-scape has sunlight from three suns. Not only must they find food and water and worry about Riddick, the survivors find themselves being hunted by the planet's flesh-eating alien inhabitants when the planet is engulfed in darkness, which happens every 22 years, as they emerge from underground to hunt and eat all signs of life. Fry and the survivors find Riddick is their best chance of survival, as Riddick has surgically-enhanced eyes that allow him to see in the dark as they set out to find a way of escaping from the planet and getting to a escape shuttle, before they all get eaten by the creatures on the surface. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
space travel monster escape murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space human in outer space hibernation xenomorph alien planet lens flare reverse footage spacecraft first part spaceship survival decapitation blood splatter violence blood 

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Serenity (2005) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Serenity (2005)

In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military… might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
space travel escape death 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
human in outer space escape pod vacuum megacorporation exploding ship starship trapped android spacecraft heroine spaceship computer blood splatter bare chested male 

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)
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Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and th…e daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel unlikely hero monster escape fear murder death 
Locations:
outer space 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
action heroine human in outer space exploding ship starship female hero flamethrower lens flare strong female lead blockbuster caucasian spacecraft strong female character tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue creature β€¦spaceship survival robot f rated violence blood  (See All)

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find t…hemselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel panic paranoia escape fear murder death 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
african american 
Story:
starship interior action heroine human in outer space escape pod human versus alien exploding ship alien planet starship lens flare blockbuster spacecraft heroine strong female character tough girl creature β€¦spaceship survival bare chested male violence  (See All)

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire …galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
space travel panic paranoia escape fear murder death 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
female protagonist african american 
Story:
action heroine escape pod exploding ship starship disembodied head death of protagonist strong female lead blockbuster caucasian lifting someone into the air spacecraft strong female character tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue creature β€¦spaceship survival robot title spoken by character violence  (See All)

Life (2017) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Life (2017)

Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism - the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren't always what th…ey seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected. (Read More)

Themes:
panic monster fear death 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
alien monster 
Story:
trapped in space escape pod spacesuit creature survival computer blood splatter title spoken by character violence blood 

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
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The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their hom…eworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That hideous menace is the colossal planet known as Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
space travel technology escape death murder 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
human in outer space robot as menace escape pod exploding ship alien planet alien contact starship acid android spacecraft heroine creature spaceship survival decapitation β€¦robot computer violence  (See All)

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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beauti…ful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
space travel monster escape murder 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
starship interior human in outer space escape pod lifting a male into the air lifting an adult into the air exploding ship starship reverse footage android blockbuster caucasian spacecraft lifting someone into the air heroine tough girl β€¦creature spaceship robot computer violence  (See All)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

A massive alien spacecraft of enormous power destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, entering Federation space. Admiral James T. Kirk is ordered to take command of the USS Enterprise for the first time since her historic five-year mission. The Epsilon IX space station alerts the Federation, but th…ey are also destroyed by the alien spacecraft. The only starship in range is the Enterprise--after undergoing a major overhaul at Spacedock on Earth. Kirk rounds up the rest of his crew, and acquires some new members, and sets off to intercept the alien spacecraft. However, it has been there years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise... is he up to the task of saving Earth? (Read More)

Themes:
space travel 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space starship interior human in outer space spacesuit starship android blockbuster spacecraft first part first of series 

Lost In Space (1998) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Lost In Space (1998)

In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped wit…h a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space starship interior human in outer space human versus alien x rayed skeleton cryogenics spacesuit starship reverse footage spacecraft spaceship robot 

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The Shallows (2016)
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The Shallows (2016)

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourc…efulness, and fortitude. (Read More)

Subgenre:
creature feature suspense 
Themes:
panic paranoia monster escape fear murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
cat and mouse alone against the odds containment female hero minimal cast trapped strong female lead strong female character tough girl survival blood splatter violence blood 

The Descent (2005)
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The Descent (2005)

A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.

Subgenre:
creature feature survival horror cult film 
Themes:
panic monster escape fear murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
claustrophobic setting trapped lifting someone into the air first part creature survival vomiting blood splatter f rated blood violence 

Predator (1987)
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Predator (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that the…y have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. (Read More)

Subgenre:
creature feature survival horror suspense cult film 
Themes:
paranoia monster fear murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
human prey death of title character human versus alien reverse footage first part first of series character repeating someone else's dialogue spaceship survival blood splatter bare chested male one word title violence blood 

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Cube (1997) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Cube (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disab…led man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror suspense cult film 
Themes:
panic paranoia escape fear murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Story:
sole survivor sole black character dies cliche acid minimal cast flamethrower lifting someone into the air first of series character repeating someone else's dialogue survival decapitation blood splatter title spoken by character one word title blood 

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone worl…d to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel monster murder death 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
starship interior human in outer space escape pod suspended animation human versus alien cryogenics spacesuit exploding ship alien planet death of protagonist lens flare reverse footage blockbuster spacecraft tough girl β€¦creature spaceship bare chested male violence  (See All)

Enemy Mine (1985)
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Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexp…ected way. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
space travel panic paranoia monster escape fear murder death 
Locations:
outer space 
Characters:
alien monster 
Story:
death of title character human versus alien exploding ship alien planet spacecraft character repeating someone else's dialogue creature spaceship survival blood splatter bare chested male blood violence 

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Jurassic Park (1993)
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Jurassic Park (1993)

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosau…r embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. (Read More)

Subgenre:
creature feature suspense cult film 
Themes:
technology monster death 
Story:
hatchery lifting a male into the air lifting an adult into the air megacorporation sole black character dies cliche female hero blockbuster lifting someone into the air first part first of series survival computer title spoken by character violence 

Total Recall (1990) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Total Recall (1990)

Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evi…l Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cyberpunk cult film 
Themes:
space travel paranoia murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
sweating megacorporation x rayed skeleton spacesuit reverse footage android blockbuster tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue spaceship robot blood splatter title spoken by character bare chested male violence 

The Mist (2007)
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The Mist (2007)

The Draytons - David, Steff and their son Billy - live in a small Maine town. One night a ferocious storm hits the area, damaging their house. The storm is accompanied by a strange mist. David and Billy and their neighbour Brent Norton go into town. There they discover that the mist contains some fr…ightening creatures, creatures intent on killing humans. (Read More)

Subgenre:
creature feature survival horror suspense cult film 
Themes:
panic paranoia monster fear murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Story:
parasite acid death of protagonist flamethrower trapped mutilation creature survival blood splatter title spoken by character blood 

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Le Cinquieme Element (1997)
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Le Cinquieme Element (1997)

In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Elemen…t back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cyberpunk cult film 
Themes:
space travel escape murder 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
human in outer space escape pod human versus alien exploding ship flamethrower strong female lead blockbuster spacecraft strong female character spaceship robot cat title spoken by character blood 

The Last Days On Mars (2013)
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The Last Days On Mars (2013)

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he's made an historic discovery; fossilised evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up, and goes out on an unauthorised expedition to collect …further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster, when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they begin to realise; the life-form they've discovered is highly dangerous to all human life. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
space travel panic paranoia escape fear death 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space spacesuit sole survivor sole black character dies cliche lens flare spacecraft survival blood splatter blood 

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert merce…naries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:
monster murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
trapped in space beacon sole black character dies cliche alien planet lens flare tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue creature spaceship survival decapitation vomiting blood splatter title spoken by character bare chested male β€¦one word title blood violence  (See All)

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Red Planet (2000)
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Red Planet (2000)

In the near future, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity's only hope. A team of American astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and… ideologies for the overall good of the mission. When their equipment suffers life-threatening damage and the crew must depend on one another for survival on the hostile surface of Mars, their doubts, fears and questions about God, man's destiny and the nature of the universe become defining elements in their fates. In this alien environment they must come face to face with their most human selves. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel death 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
trapped in space human in outer space robot as menace x rayed skeleton spacesuit reverse footage spacecraft spaceship survival robot blood 

Green Lantern (2011)
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Green Lantern (2011)

In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after… the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the duty of keeping the world safe from harm. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel unlikely hero monster escape fear death 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
alien parasite escape pod human versus alien x rayed skeleton alien planet alien contact starship parasite flamethrower spacecraft tough girl creature spaceship title spoken by character bare chested male 

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Neo discovers that somehow he is able to use his powers in the real world too and that his mind can be freed from his body, as a result of which he finds himself trapped on a train station between the Matrix and the Real World. Meanwhile, Zion is preparing for the oncoming war with the machines with… very little chances of survival. Neo's associates set out to free him from The Merovingian since it's believed that he is the One who will end the war between humans and the machines. What they do not know is that there is a threat from a third party, someone who has plans to destroy both the worlds. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cyberpunk suspense cult film 
Themes:
paranoia death murder 
Story:
action heroine distant future exploding ship female hero death of protagonist trapped strong female lead blockbuster strong female character tough girl survival decapitation robot blood splatter blood β€¦violence  (See All)

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has …been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
panic paranoia monster escape fear death murder 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
cat and mouse containment airlock sole survivor exploding ship alien contact female hero acid minimal cast strong female lead spacecraft strong female character tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue creature β€¦spaceship survival bare chested male blood  (See All)

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will …aliens take over? (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
space travel technology panic paranoia monster escape fear murder death 
Locations:
outer space 
Story:
human versus alien spacesuit exploding ship alien contact lens flare reverse footage blockbuster spacecraft character repeating someone else's dialogue creature spaceship survival decapitation computer violence 

Sunshine (2007)
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Sunshine (2007)

50 years into the future, the Sun begins to die, and Earth is dying as a result. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun - but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind's last hope.

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
death murder 
Locations:
outer space space 
Story:
trapped in space spaceship setting airlock vacuum spacesuit exploding ship lens flare spacecraft spaceship bare chested male blood 

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The Thing (1982)
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The Thing (1982)

A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian… base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate. (Read More)

Subgenre:
creature feature suspense cult film 
Themes:
panic paranoia monster fear murder death 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
outer space 
Characters:
african american 
Story:
alien parasite parasite flamethrower lens flare reverse footage spacecraft creature survival computer title spoken by character violence blood 

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Alien (1979)
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against… a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:
space travel monster escape murder death 
Locations:
outer space space 
Characters:
alien monster 
Story:
action heroine spaceship explosion human in outer space escape pod x rayed skeleton spacesuit exploding ship starship countdown android blockbuster spacecraft heroine strong female character tough girl β€¦character repeating someone else's dialogue creature spaceship robot bare chested male violence  (See All)

The Terminator (1984)
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The Terminator (1984)

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sa…rah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? (Read More)

Subgenre:
cyberpunk suspense cult film 
Themes:
technology death murder 
Mood:
gore 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
robot as menace lifting a male into the air death of title character megacorporation sole black character dies cliche android blockbuster lifting someone into the air first part first of series robot blood splatter title spoken by character bare chested male blood β€¦violence  (See All)

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