The 8 Best Alien Movies on Netflix to watch right now

To all the Sci-Fi lovers, looking to stream the best of Netflix, this article is for you. The Sci-Fi audience craves intergalactic invasions and the world beyond our own. So, if you have a Netflix account and a flare for the alien world, you’re in luck.

You might think that a streaming giant like Netflix would be too busy focusing on mainstream genres like action, adventure, love, etc. but, some of the best alien movies available on Netflix are top-rated and commendable. By the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll have a watchlist of the 8 best alien movies on Netflix to stream. Let’s get started.

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Our first Sci-Fi pick comes from the production of Warner Brothers. It features the story of Jupiter Jones, who is born with a different plan from the one fate had put before her. She was born under a night sky, destined for greater things. When Caine Wise, an ex-military hunter tracks her down, she is reminded of her extraordinary inheritance of power that can retrieve the stolen power of the cosmos.

The cast features Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, and more. It has an IMDb rating of 5.3/10 and amassed 20 nominations with 4 wins.

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

This next pick is based on the work of the elite fantasy writer, Chris Van Allsburg. The story revolves around two brothers; Walter and Danny Budwing, who have a boring day ahead of them since their father got called away to work. As the boredom strikes, they find an old board game to play. What they don’t realize about the space-themed Zathura game is how it instantly shoots them up for the outer space adventure, in just a roll of a dice.

The boys struggle to get back home, in time for their father’s curfew, with help from an earthling astronaut who is a lost traveler like them. The cast features Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, and more. It has an IMDb rating of 6.2/10 and amassed 5 nominations with 2 wins.

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

This animated feature is one of the most entertaining alien flicks you’ll find on Netflix. The story revolves around the woman who is all prepped for her wedding day when she gets hit by a meteor from outer space. The meteor turns her into a giant, which puts her nuptials aside to partner with the US government to fight the mastermind taking over the earth.

During this adventure, she is met with aliens of her side and develops likeability in the characters. The voice-overs include Raine Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Stephen Colbert, and more. It has an IMDb rating of 6.4/10.

Home (2015)

Another fun alien invasion up ahead, ready to hit your Netflix watchlist. The story revolves around the aliens known as Boov, who jump from planet to planet, fleeing from the vengeful Gorg Commander. As they attack earth, one alien, named Oh, is a bit of a shy one trying to make friends.

As he partners up with an earthling who is in search of her mom, he is confronted with the realities of running away from problems and facing reality. The cast features Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and more. It has an IMDb rating of 6.6/10 and amassed 12 nominations with 3 wins.

The Signal (2014)

If you’re saying “enough with the animated options, I want some serious alien movies” here’s your answer. The story revolves around Nic and his two friends who are led to a mysterious place through a computer. They get kidnapped to a different facility and once they regain consciousness, they find themselves surrounded in a holding, being treated, and tested by intergalactic species.

The cast features Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Kapp, and more. It has an IMDb rating of 6.1/10 and amassed 4 nominations with one win.

Beyond Skyline (2017)

Our next pick is a story of rescue and survival. It revolves around Mark Corley, who is a Los Angeles Police Detective. When an alien invasion hits earth, his estranged son is taken by the mysterious blue light in the sky. Driven by motive and courage, Mark prepares the squad that is equipped to take down the spaceship and save his son from the aliens.

The cast features Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Jonny Weston, Callan Mulvey, and more. The movie has an IMDb rating of 5.3/10.

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

You must be familiar with the name, Jimmy Neutron, simply because he’s been a part of our childhood. In this feature, we get to see the boy genius in action, against an alien abduction of his parents. All his life, he’s spent hiding his lab, his scientific creations, but now he uses it all to save his family.

The voice-overs feature Devi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Megan Cavanagh, and more. It has an IMDb rating of 6.0/10 and received 6 nominations (including an Academy Award Nomination).

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

We’ll end this series with a mega-pick (saving the best for the last). This sci-fi flick takes us to the city of Los Angeles, which is being bombarded by meteors that mark the start of a global intergalactic invasion. With mass killings happening on the shores of LA, the military jumps into action.

For this level of attack, even the retired agents are bought back to command to take down this global threat against humankind. As the airstrike across the entire city is called, they only have 3 hours to save as many people as possible. The cast features Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, and more. It has an IMDb rating of 5.7/10 and amassed 5 nominations with one win.


There is no doubt that all of us are obsessed with aliens, their possible invasion on earth, and every aspect of their possible lifestyle. We hope that these best alien movie picks will help in appeasing your curiosity and you will enjoy them. 

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