10 Best Alien Abduction Movies

Saturday, December 4 by Stephen Pomposello

The 10 best alie abduction movies contain elements that vary from comedic ("Killer Klowns from Outer Space") to truly dark and graphic ("Xtro"), but one thing which they all definitely have in common is the fact that they depict otherworldly creatures who have travelled many light years to Earth for one purpose: Us. These nasty mean aliens come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from killer klowns, indestructible bio-mechanical creatures, to telepathic parasites to name a few.

  1. "Xtro." This alien abduction movie is perhaps one of the darkest, most graphic, and disturbing sci-fi horror films ever made. "Xtro" tells the story of a family man who returns three years after being abducted by aliens and presents with strange powers. One of the most notable scenes is a woman giving birth to a full-grown man.
  2. "Fire in the Sky." Based on a true alien abduction story taking place in Snowflake, Arizona in 1975, "Fire in the Sky" depicts an all-star cast from Robert Patrick tp Peter Berg to Noble Willingham, just to name a few. The alien abduction scenes in this film are truly one of a kind.
  3. "Night of the Creeps." This alien abduction movie from the 1980's drew its inspiration from a variety of B movies in an attempt to pay homage. The overall story of the film revolves around a zombie epidemic (brought on by an alien landing) but the movie also dips into slasher and alien invasion film elements.
  4. "taken." Produced by Steven Spielberg himself, this alien abduction mini-series follows three families over the course of five decades and four generations – from alien abductions during World War II, the Roswell incident, to an alien impregnation – and how these people's lives are affected by these extraterrestrials.
  5. "The Arrival." This alien abduction/invasion movie stars Charlie Sheen as a radio astronomer who makes the discovery of intelligent life from beyond our planet. Soon enough, Sheen's character finds himself caught up in a conspiracy involving a secret covert operation to control the Earth's climate.
  6. "Skyline." The latest alien abduction/invasion film tells the tale of seemingly indestructible aliens with vacuum-sucking spaceships that are designed to snatch humanity away by the planet-load. Despite somewhat poor characterizations and one of the worst endings ever, "Skyline" has all the right concepts and quite a few intense scenes.
  7. "Invaders from Mars." As a remake of the 1953 science fiction flick, the 80's version of "Invaders from Mars" follows a young boy who bares witness to a strange comet storm followed by the landing of an alien spaceship in a sand pit behind his home. Before he knows it, everyone around him becomes abducted and taken over by the aliens.
  8. "The Puppet Masters." Based upon the novel of the same name by Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters" sports an all-star cast ranging from DonaldSutherland to Julie Warner to name a couple; its story centers on three U.S. government agents and their attempts to overthrow a secret invasion by telepathic aliens.
  9. "Stephen King's The Tommyknockers." This alien abduction mini-series, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, revolves around a strange sourc buried deep within the woods on the outskirts of a Maine town. Its residents slowly become influenced by this mysterious source. This mini-series combines King's horror style with science fiction.
  10. "Killer Klowns From Outer Space." This 1980's cult classic alien abduction film is a horror comedy where a civilization of alien clowns arrive on Earth to abduct and harvest their victims for their own sustenance. The film is most notable for its humor, memorable clowns, as well as the clown's mothership which is one big circus tent.
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