1979 "In space, no one can hear you scream."
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Released: 25 May 1979 Released
Producted By: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States of America
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During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

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Alien Audience Reviews

Steineded How sad is this?
Sexyloutak Absolutely the worst movie.
InformationRap This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.
Deanna There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
theterminator-92378 In space no one can hear you scream the famous tagline of this classic and when you watch Alien you understand the tagline so much more. The story follows a deep space salvage team who get a a mystrious signal and they find something that will lead to the downfall of the entire crew. Leading the cast who is not considered the lead of the movie is Sigourney Weaver who plays female badass Ellen Ripley who goes from just a member of the crew to being the one who has to challenge the alien head on. Also in the cast is Tom Skerritt {Dallas}, Veronica Cartwright {Lambert}, Harry Dean Stanton {Brett}, John Hurt {Kane}, Ian Holm {Ash}, Yaphet Kotto {Parker}, Bolaji Badejo {Alien/xenomorph and Helen Horton who was the voice of mother. This British made sc-fi horror moie became one of the most defining movies for Ridley Scotts carrer and lauched him off as one of the best directors of the 20th century and alien plays on all of the elements of a horror movie with all of the errire shots of the insides of the ship has a looming feeling to it which defines the movies style for it's unique cinamatography style that creeps out even seasoned horror fans. The cast was was for a ship dynamic and they acted amazingly and there performances were iconic. Alien is a must for any horror fans and for any film buffs as well and it has become a pop culture icon which has since been consiered one of greatest sci-fi movies of all time and i think so and when you see you will think the same also Jonesy the space cat is also one of the best parts of this movie as well. I give it 9/10 and i would recomend it to anyone
carolynvargas Alien is a great film though I personally feel that James Cameron's Aliens is a much better film. It starts with seven crew members aboard a towing hauler, who are suddenly awakened from their deep slumber in cryo because of a distress signal they've received. They land on a distant planet only to find a massive derelict ship which has probably crash landed. There they find an alien organism- one which has acid for blood and grows at a menacing pace. This film reeks of atmosphere and to this day many films and video games have been directly inspired by its production design and vibe. Alien also holds the distinction of having, what many people consider the greatest tagline and trailer.
WSArnold This is one of the greatest movie that was ever made. Watching this movie (also Star Wars) at a young age has made me the person I am today.
DonAlberto Every time I watch Alien I can avoid the same emotions rushing through my brain: the almost impossible to bear fear; just a spark, a glimps of that monster is enough to give me teh creeps; the sense of adventure that not so many sci-fi movies convey; my deep admirations for the Nostromo, its crew a their inevitable demise...It's as good as the first time and, trust me, this isn't the first time. I've watched this picture too many a time; watching it once a year has become some kind of ritual that must be kept at all costs. If you haven't watched it yet, don't hesitate. Alien is a must for every cinema fan out there!