The fan-favorite sci-fi series begins with a cinematic classic Alien 1979 there were more trivial entries than big ones. The most recent movie of the franchise, 2017 Alien: Covenant, neither the best nor the worst of the bunch. At the end of last year, swirling rumors franchise star Sigourney Weaver could return for a future installment of the series. Until that happens, fans will have to do by watching again Alien movies that we’ve ranked below, excluding any extras, from worst to best.
6. Alien 3
Aliens 3 undeniably the worst movie in Alien franchises for two simple reasons. First, the movie kills off Newt and Hicks, aside from Bishop and Ripley, the best characters in the entire series. Both are killed offscreen, at the beginning of the film, and for no significant reason.
Still, the film isn’t the worst movie in the world, as it still boasts some nasty scenes while enhancing some of the franchise’s themes around motherhood. Ellen Ripley is crashed on a planet that is also a prison, and she accidentally takes one of her iconic avatars with her. The movie ends with her making the ultimate sacrifice, which would lead to a rather dramatic ending if this were just a trilogy.
5. Alien Resurrection
Aliens resurrected take place 200 years later Aliens 3, with a clone of Ellen Ripley, who met her end in the previous film. This section and Aliens 3 are practically equal in their cinematic quality. The only reason Aliens resurrected go beyond Aliens 3 is that this movie didn’t kill any great characters.
The film contains some hilarious (perhaps unintentional) moments, such as Ripley’s clone performing an excellent basketball shot. Winona Ryder played a composite character and never appeared again in the franchise. The movie is so forgettable, it’s a shame that so much can be done with a copied plot.
4. Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant has a big task ahead of it. Better Prometheus, the movie that revived the franchise and got better Alien: Resurrection, ending the series’ initial run with some poignant notes. I’m guessing either isn’t bad. The film serves as a prequel to the original Alien and the sequel to Prometheus. The downfall of Alien: Covenant stemming from the fact that it wasn’t a great movie, and also that it tried to explain the plot of the xenomorph’s evolution. Xenomorphs are interesting creatures, aliens, that don’t stop at taking over everything that comes their way. Placing David the robot in the evolutionary cycle also takes away some of the alien mystery, adding to the poor quality of the film.
Prometheus is a good movie, although not a good movie Alien movie, even though it is packed with lore. The fact that this movie did not become a Alien Movies are a bonus here. We get to see some behind-the-scenes stories with the Weyland-Yutani corporation and Peter Weyland’s obsession with immortality. We get acquainted with mysterious aliens dubbed Engineers and at the end of the film we see the first outburst. The performances in this are excellent and that’s why the movie is rated so high. Michael Fassbender, who also appeared in Alien: Covenant, is particularly outstanding. Also, this is the first movie Ridley Scott returns to direct after Alien. His ingenuity in directing helped the film rank higher than its predecessors.
The one who started it all, Ridley Scott’s Alien is a masterpiece. A crew reports a distress signal on a planet and sends an alien back to their ship. One by one, the aliens choose them. Starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, and Ian Holm, this film epitomizes great story and great performances. The film is a master of tension, using sound and design in wonderful ways to bring the terrifying xenomorph to life. Out of all the movies on this list, this is the only one that is a sci-fi thriller, and it’s better than most sequels for that reason.
Alien is a horror movie. Alien is an action movie and one of the best ever made.
Starring Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn and directed by James Cameron, the film adds two things that the first movie didn’t have: extra aliens and the ’80s. Muscles, guns and crime explosion defines the movie, but the performance of almost every actor, from Carrie Henn, who plays Newt to Bill Paxton, who plays Hudson, is also memorable. Game over for any other game Alien the movie might want to take the top spot.
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