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Alien (1979)

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Alien: Collector's Edition - 2003-12-02 -

Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic stars Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, a warrant officer who stares down one of the most terrifying movie monsters of all time: a bloodthirsty alien that stalks and eviscerates its prey aboard the spacecraft Nostramo.

a.k.a. Alien, el octavo pasajero
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Aliens (1986)

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In this acclaimed sequel, the only survivor from the first film, Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), finds her horrific account of her crew's fate is met with skepticism -- until the disappearance of colonists on LV-426 prompts a team of high-tech Marines to investigate. Ripley travels with the team as an advisor, only to find that her biggest fear has come true. Weaver was Oscar nominated for Best Actress, while James Horner's chilling score also got a nod.

a.k.a. Aliens - Scontro finale
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The Thing (1982)

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The Thing 2008-09-30 1998-09-08 2012-09-01

Scientists working in Antarctica are forced to abandon their research after a helicopter crashes near their camp, bringing a lone dog into their midst. But the plot thickens when the otherworldly canine changes form in the middle of the night. As it turns out, the dog is a shape-shifting alien that can attack animals -- and unsuspecting humans. Kurt Russell stars in this creepy John Carpenter-directed remake of the 1950s classic.

a.k.a. Das Ding
La Cosa
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition 2007-11-13 - -

When Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) encounters a UFO, he's left with a sunburned face, a skeptical family and a shaken psyche. In an attempt to make sense of what he saw, Roy starts seeking out others who've had similar "visions." Among those he finds are a woman (Melinda Dillon) who's lost her son to the aliens, and a researcher (Francois Truffaut) preparing for Earth's first contact with extraterrestrials.

a.k.a. Die Unheimliche Begegnung der Dritten Art
Incontri ravvicinati del terzo tipo
Rencontres du troisième type
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Dark City (1998)

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Dark City: Director's Cut 2008-07-29 2008-07-29 -

John Murdoch awakens in a hotel room to find he's wanted for a series of murders he doesn't remember committing. But then he encounters the Strangers, a group of ominous beings with a collective memory who can stop time and alter physical reality.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008-12-02 2003-03-04 2014-01-01

A humanoid envoy from another world lands in Washington, D.C., with a warning to Earth's people to cease their violent behavior. But panic erupts when a nervous soldier shoots the messenger, and his robot companion tries to destroy the capital.

a.k.a. Der Tag, an dem die Erde stillstand
Le Jour où la Terre s'arrêta
Ultimátum a la Tierra
Ultimatum alla Terra
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Fantastic Planet (1973)

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A band of humans -- known as Oms -- are kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue humanoid giants called Traags in director Rene La Loux's animated sci-fi classic, said to be based on the Soviet occupation of the Czech Republic. The story centers on an Om named Terr, who escapes his subjugation with a Traag learning device and eventually uses it to educate other Oms and incite them to revolt. The film nabbed the Grand Prix at Cannes.

a.k.a. La Planète sauvage
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 2009-05-12 2000-07-11 2014-01-01

To escape his desk job, Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to the USS Enterprise, assisting Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in a training mission for Starfleet cadets. But the inexperienced crew is put to the test when escaped villain Khan (Ricardo Montalban) steals a powerful weapon and comes after the admiral seeking revenge. Now, Kirk must use all his wiles and whip the cadets into shape if they hope to defeat Khan's deadly traps.

a.k.a. Star Trek 2
Star Trek 2 - Der Zorn des Khan
Star Trek II - L'ira di Khan
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District 9 (2009)

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District 9 2009-12-22 2009-12-22 -

When aliens land on Earth, a global conglomerate forces them into rigid containment zones where they are compelled to labor, even as their otherworldly technology is exploited for profit. As tensions build, a rogue agent leads a resistance movement.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers - 1998-03-31 -

San Francisco biologist Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) turns to health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) for help when her live-in beau begins acting odd -- and distant. Matthew and Elizabeth notice that suddenly almost everyone around them has become impassive. When their friends discover a developing doppelgänger in their commercial mud baths, the foursome realizes an alien invasion is under way. Can they stop it?

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They Live (1988)

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They Live - 1998-01-07 2011-05-01
2012-06-01

In this consumer culture parody, professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper plays an unemployed working stiff who inadvertently finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the world as it truly is. Billboards carry subliminal messages such as "Submit to Authority," and yuppies are actually aliens who are bent on subduing the human race. Before you can say, "Die, yuppie scum!" Piper grabs a gun and starts blasting.

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Galaxy Quest (1999)

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Galaxy Quest 2009-11-17 2000-05-02 -

Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars -- Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver) and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) -- are recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. At first, the actors assume the so-called Thermians are just another group of die-hard fans. But as the plot thickens, they realize they're working with real-life extraterrestrials.

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Contact (1997)

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Contact 2009-10-06 1997-12-16 2008-10-01
2012-03-20

When Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) hears a signal being broadcast from outer space, the race is on to interpret humanity's first contact with alien intelligence in this adaptation of Carl Sagan's thoughtful novel about the divide between science and religion. Matthew McConaughey co-stars as Palmer Joss, a Christian philosopher who is Ellie's friend as well as her lover. Robert Zemeckis directs.

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Super 8 (2011)

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Super 8 2011-11-22 2011-11-22 1997-01-12

With a nod toward producer Steven Spielberg's landmark sci-fi films of the 1970s and '80s, writer-director J.J. Abrams crafts a supernatural tale about six kids who witness something incredible while shooting a movie with their Super 8 camera.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

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Evil-intentioned extraterrestrials capable of replicating humans and assuming their identities invade the sleepy California hamlet of Santa Mira. It's up to the local doctor to sound the alarm and almost single-handedly battle the alien forces.

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 2009-05-12 1999-11-09 2013-12-01

It's the 23rd century in director Leonard Nimoy's Oscar-nominated sci-fi adventure, and a mysterious power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. To save mankind, Capt. Kirk (William Shatner), Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) and the rest of the Starship Enterprise crew travel back in time to 1986 San Francisco, a world as alien to them as anything they've encountered in their travels through the galaxy.

a.k.a. Star Trek 4
Star Trek 4 - Zurück in die Gegenwart
Star Trek IV - Rotta verso la Terra
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

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The Man Who Fell to Earth 2008-12-16 1998-09-15 2012-03-01
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David Bowie stars as Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien from a dry, dying world who journeys to Earth to save his planet. But instead, Newton becomes enamored with the ways of human life on Earth -- especially sex, booze and television.

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Starship Troopers (1997)

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Starship Troopers 2008-08-05 1998-05-19 2012-05-01
2013-01-01

In this sci-fi adventure, fire-spitting, brain-sucking bugs attack Earth and obliterate Buenos Aires. Led by hotshot solider Johnny Rico, a gutsy infantry unit heads to the alien planet of Klendathu for a showdown.

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Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

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Smart and with a cool 1960s-style vibe, this sci-fi flick has become a much-loved classic. Work on a new London subway station unearths prehistoric skulls and an ancient Martian starship. Professor Bernard Quatermass's theory -- that the Martians sparked human development -- proves correct when the ship's psychic emanations turn humans into crazed mobs and slaves to the long-dead Martians.

a.k.a. Das grüne Blut der Dämonen
Five Million Years to Earth
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Predator (1987)

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Predator 2008-04-15 2004-08-10 -

Two real-life governors -- Arnold Schwarzenegger (Dutch) and Jesse Ventura (Sgt. Blain) -- use their muscled intellects to pursue a force more sinister than state budget crises: an otherworldly creature deep in the jungle. Adept at slaughtering well-trained fighters, the beast is practically invisible. Special effects, dizzying camera work and a sci-fi bent elevate John McTiernan's gory horror-actioner, which spawned several sequels.

a.k.a. Depredador
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Prometheus (2012)

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Prometheus 2012-11-06 2012-11-06 -

When scientific explorers unearth an artifact that points to the origins of humankind, they're pulled into the unexpected adventure of a lifetime. But if they falter, the very future of their species is at stake.

a.k.a. Prometheus - Dunkle Zeichen
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Attack the Block (2011)

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Attack the Block 2011-10-25 2011-10-25 -

When aliens attack a South London neighborhood, a teen gang pulls together to protect their turf by any means necessary. But extraterrestrials prove far more formidable than anyone they ever jumped on the streets.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 2009-05-12 1999-01-26 -

Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) must face his prejudices when his sworn enemies the Klingons lurch perilously close to economic deprivation and environmental ruin. Obeying Star Fleet orders, Kirk reluctantly begins peace negotiations with Klingon chancellor Gorkon (David Warner). But peace has many foes: Gorkon is soon dead, and Kirk is imprisoned in a Klingon gulag as the galaxy edges toward all-out war.

a.k.a. Star Trek 6 - Das unentdeckte Land
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Signs (2002)

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Signs 2008-06-03 2003-01-07 -

Everything farmer and former priest Graham Hess believes about the world changes when he finds an intricate pattern of circles carved into his fields -- mysterious markings that cause a media frenzy and test his faith in this sci-fi thriller.

a.k.a. Señales
Signes
Signs: Zeichen
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War of the Worlds (2005)

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War of the Worlds 2010-06-01 2005-11-22 -

Ray is a divorced dockworker whose children are staying with him when a fleet of spaceships appears. Forced to become the protective father he's never been, Ray scrambles to usher his kids to safety in this loose adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel.

a.k.a. Krieg der Welten
La guerra de los mundos
La guerra dei mondi
La Guerre des mondes
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