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Year
1979
Runtime
117 min.
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Horror, sci_fi
Rating *
8.5
Votes *
582,593
Checks
75,053
Favs
6,354
Dislikes
241
Favs/checks
8.5% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
26:1
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  1. Captain Qynce's avatar

    Captain Qynce

    always, always save the cat. 4 years 3 months ago
  2. Filmsthemostbeautifulart's avatar

    Filmsthemostbeautifulart

    I have seen a dozen alien movies including Alien vs. Predator. I even knew what the alien looks like so I wasn't having high expectations from this movie. But, It got me, boy! From beginning till the end, the movie was astounding. Unlike other movies which are made today (which show a lot of gore and are very action packed) Alien is the only alien movie that gives a creepy feeling of "We are not alone". Unlike today's movies, they spent the first few minutes only to show us the entire the art-direction of the ship and how it works. Surprisingly enough, all the important scenes take place in these areas. Ridley Scott very cleverly creates the tension, slowly and slowly and a bit fast and a bit more fast and then a bang in the end! I still wonder how the hell they must have created those creatures and that too with extremely higher detail. The story to has a hard solid structures with pretty shocking twists. This movie is not like those non-sense action horror movies where you just watch people dying. Alien is way ahead of even today's film-making. It's a true benchmark like 2001 A space Odyssey. It's a highly recommended masterpiece.

    5/5
    4 years 8 months ago
  3. IreneAdler's avatar

    IreneAdler

    A classic, of course. I expected a tiny little bit more, but it was generally quite good. The aliens looked amazing (just like the other effects), the atmosphere was really scary and Sigourney Weaver was great. 2 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in Horror
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  2. This movie ranks #2 in 100 Science Fiction Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  3. This movie ranks #4 in The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #5 in 1970s
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  5. This movie ranks #6 in Sci-fi
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  6. This movie ranks #6 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
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  7. This movie ranks #6 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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  8. This movie ranks #12 in Reddit top 250
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  9. This movie ranks #13 in MovieSense 101
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  10. This movie ranks #18 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  11. This movie ranks #23 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  12. This movie ranks #24 in FilmTotaal top 100
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  13. This movie ranks #33 in Empire 500
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  14. This movie ranks #37 in FOK! top 250
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  15. This movie ranks #49 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  16. This movie ranks #51 in Top 250
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  17. This movie ranks #71 in Stanley Kubrick, Cinephile
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  18. This movie ranks #91 in iCheckMovies - Most Checked
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  19. This movie ranks #151 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  20. This movie ranks #198 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  21. This movie ranks #227 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  22. This movie ranks #277 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  23. This movie ranks #322 in 501 Must See Movies
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  24. This movie ranks #369 in National Film Registry
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  25. This movie ranks #639 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  26. This movie ranks #819 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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