Every ‘Alien’ Movie Ranked from Worst to Best

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

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  1. aaronpkahle says:

    I have not seen Alien: Covenant so I can’t rank it but my rankings would be slightly different. First of all I think Alien 3 gets a terrible rep. I thought the atmosphere of the film was great and the alien itself is awesome. It’s one of the more unique xenomorphs of the franchise in my opinion. The AVP’s are so godawful that I don’t care how they’re ranked as long as they’re at the bottom. Here’s where I differ although I’m cheating: I rank Alien and Aliens as 1a and 1b. Both are phenomenal but I always felt Alien is more of a sci-fi-horror film whereas Aliens is action-horror. Simply put, I can’t pick one over the other as being better. Both are classics. Love this list though. Really glad you have the AVPs at the bottom.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Lol I think if I put the AVPs anywhere except the bottom I’d have to stop writing!

      As for Alien 3, I totally get where you’re coming from. It’s by no means a bad movie. But, personally I feel it’s too jumbled and all over place in terms of tone and what not to fully recommend IMO.

      • aaronpkahle says:

        I think there’s a director’s cut that’s closer to Fincher’s vision than what the studio put out there. It’s on a trilogy DVD, I believe. I’ve never seen it but something tells me it’s better than the theatrical version. I’m on the opposite side: I’d recommend it but it does fall in the middle ground where you either recommend it or don’t.

      • Nick Kush says:

        I’ve actually done some research on the movie myself and Fincher has always refused to call any cut of the movie his “director’s cut” due to what the studio did with the film. But I’ve heard of a three hour rough cut of the film that was super gory and different from the original. Maybe one day we’ll see it!

  2. The movie Alien: Covenant is bad.
    It lacks something.
    Watch Alien:
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  4. jimbelton says:

    Alien is far better than Aliens, which is still very good. Prometheus sucked, but so did Alien 3 and I have never rewatched it. Alien Resurrection was terrible. AVP sucked. I didn’t watch the sequel, thankfully. Here’s hoping Covenant is at least better than Prometheus.

  5. Steve says:

    Little bit different take here. Alien and Prometheus are in a tie for first place – Alien for its atmosphere and Prometheus for its epic scale and imagination. Thereafter I agree Aliens, Alien 3, etc. The first AVP movie was fun but stupid, the less said about its sequel the better.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Prometheus is certainly a gorgeous film. I love when directors take what people love about a property but then add a completely new spin to it. Like I said in the article, I’ll probably like it more with age too!

  6. Yes, everyone was talking about that first Alien flick, especially when the alien burst out of Hurt’s chest. I remember the entire packed theater was still and tense at that moment. Then, boom, with shrieks, gasps and swearing following. Very intense. Excellent listing. Cheers

    • Nick Kush says:

      That must have been an amazing theater experience, wish I was alive then to have been there!

      • Yes, one of the advantages of being old and being there. By the way, have you seen the movie, “Being There”?

      • Nick Kush says:

        I haven’t! It’s one of those films that I’ve just never gotten around to watching.

  7. TheWarner says:

    I am in 100% agreement with these rankings. 👏👏👏👏 Bravo. I really didn’t like Prometheus, and in my opinion James Cameron’s Aliens is perfection.

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