Alien

Alien

Alien

The 1979 sci-fi horror that spawned a franchise, directed by a young Ridley Scott (his second film).

Sigourney Weaver stars as Ripley, a member of the Nostromo spaceship that - while on its way back to Earth - responds to an SOS on another planet. They find a derelict alien ship and investigate. A bad move, and the terror begins. Think Jaws on a spaceship.

1979Rating: M117 minsUSA, UK
HorrorScience FictionThrillerClassic

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Variety

Variety

An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Superbly paced, imaginatively designed, consistently suspenseful and never attracts an unintentional laugh.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A movie masterpiece. And on the big screen, the chestburster scene just kills.

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BBC

BBC

One of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made.

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