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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

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 1979-05-25

Runtime 117 minutes

Budget $11m

Revenue $0.1b


TMDB 8.1


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emily_munro_2508 shared a tip "After all these years, I am still OBSESSED!! This movie horrified me as a child but I still rewatch it every spooky season."

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jonathan_kent_6341 shared a tip "Just a fun sci fi movie to watch, horrifying at times, but good!"

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onelonelyplanet shared a tip "#alltimefavorite"

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casey_gorman shared a tip "It's a classic go watch it 8.5/10"

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gregg_wheeler shared a tip "In space no one can hear you scream. Great thriller/horror flick"

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isabelle_55 shared a tip "This movie was insane. It was so interesting. The whole movie was amazing. The acting was also phenomenal."

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TimeJuice shared a tip "A scary classic that I would recommend to anyone, even if you have already watched it."

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aesthetic_salmon shared a tip "God, I love this movie. I would die for Sigourney Weaver."

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joshua_thayer_3663 shared a tip "It is pretty good. The second one in the trilogy is my favorite. It has a lot of action in it."

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craig_koffler_114 shared a tip "The first film of the alien franchise a horror sci fi classic about a alien that gets aboard this ship and hunts down the crew"

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jyllian_turner shared a tip "I really enjoyed this movie! I wanted to watch it ever since I heard it inspired the Metroid series."

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alan_sherin shared a tip "Chest popping fun!"

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bronwen_hinson shared a tip "One of the best horror movies of all time."

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sasha_lynn_3098 shared a tip "... because it's the best film ever made!?!"

tatiana_nikolskaya shared a tip "It’s the best! All 4 of them!"

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hallowette shared a tip "Still to this day, probably one of the greatest horror movies. Practically perfect."

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bouwer_marc shared a tip "One of the best science-fiction films ever made"

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james_9089 shared a tip "Ripley is incredible in this"

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james_9089 shared a tip "Ripley is incredible in this."

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james_9089 shared a tip "Ripley is incredible in this"

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james_9089 shared a tip "Unsure how my post went up 3 times...regrets🤔"

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emily_heisler shared a tip "Ageless classic"

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josephcox shared a tip "This movie will always be the best of the series to me, because of the suspense and the originality."

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lindsey_wells_7029 shared a tip "When the alien pops out of the the guy’s stomach. Awesome scene!"

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j_dizzle shared a tip "This movie holds up surprisingly well. An entertaining thriller!"

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patrick_witt shared a tip "I think the way the writer & director so skillfully built tension into terror"

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subsonictrain shared a tip "Oh definitely the drop dead gorgeous cinematography and awesome really well done suspense"

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ray_jordan_7831 shared a tip "Best horror movie ever"

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Bingust shared a tip "A true classic."

bihskizz shared a tip "An OG"

darrell_james_4376 shared a tip "One of my all-time favorites!"

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christopher_sanchez_5997 shared a tip "A horror classic, this film completely transports you from your seat and keeps your nerves on edge."

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greg_elder shared a tip "Really really good, syfy leaps beyond its time.!!!"

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allen_freeman shared a tip "The first movie I ever thought was done perfectly! Excellent pacing, set designs, action scenes. acting."

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cory_wood shared a tip "A masterclass in horror. This movie is extremely creepy and a must see for anyone who is a fan of the horror genre."

jim_collins_902 shared a tip "The original and still the best."

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ki_coles shared a tip "It's Sci-fi, it's horror, it's Aliens. I love the atmosphere it gives. #horror #alien #sigourneyweaver"

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n_sorensen shared a tip "I wish I could see it for the first time again. This is the pinnacle of horror sci-fi."

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anthony_davis_7738 shared a tip "Classic"

ann_whisenhunt shared a tip "Good classic! Can not go wrong with this movie."

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game_over_8515 shared a tip "Excellent movie!"

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patrick_j shared a tip "Great might be a slow burn for some but the pay off well worth the wait. 🤌🏾"

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lindsay_goodno shared a tip "These movies are so good! Love the Alien movies!"

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vicki_breitmayer shared a tip "Makes you jump"

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angel33 shared a tip "Excellent principle I get caught! the movie lol 🏡😉🍿🌛👍"

erika_wood shared a tip "The three main Alien movies plus 2017’s Alien Covenant are great. Don’t bother with the plus-predator ones."

g_m_ellis shared a tip "Where Ripley says, "Get away from her, you bitch!""

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steve_glover shared a tip ""Game over, man!""

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charity_ward shared a tip "05/25/1979"

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billy_laird shared a tip "My favorite part is definitely when Dallas gets eaten in the vents because of how claustrophobic it made me feel"

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billy_laird shared a tip "G"

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jasmine_limon_5290 shared a tip "Obsessed! Love these films"

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isaac_deyoung shared a tip "It’s the perfect date night movie!"

amber_chesterton shared a tip "This is the absolute scariest movie of all time!!!"

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tyler_day_8725 shared a tip "One of my favorite movie series of all time"

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davey_flikkema shared a tip "This movie is nearly perfect sci-fi."

thomas_warner_jr shared a tip "Scared the poo out of me!"

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decroix_alloy shared a tip "Genius. Absolutely genius. Ridley Scott became a cinematic alchemist—he created pure gold!"

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chris_haughton shared a tip "One of my favorite sci-fi horror films if all time."

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bret_thomas shared a tip "This movie holds up so many years later."

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jesse_matthew shared a tip "Do it!! It really is one of the best!!"

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calikov shared a tip "After not seeing it for ages, I finally watched it with my parents. I adore this movie. Instant classic, for sure"

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trason_danos shared a tip "Sigourney Weaver can do no wrong for me...🤷🏻‍♂️"

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derek_jordan_8395 shared a tip "Another on my very short list of movies that I would call perfect. It still terrifies me to this day."

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bookit shared a tip "A classic"

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ahhh_kariclarkson shared a tip "Took a second but I liked it"

emily_woller shared a tip "Literally my favorite movie of all time. Love my Alien Queen and Face Huggers."

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chronicalgx shared a tip "A Beautiful Classic, A piece of Art of the Future from the Past"

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