After 43 years since the first Alien movie, the franchise continues to expand. With a total of eight installments so far, the saga will be expanded with Romulus, the new drama starring Cailee Spaeny and directed by Fede Alvarez.

It was expected that the classic would add more titles to the list, especially because it has generated a wide range of films and video games, becoming one of the most influential in the science fiction and horror genres.

Each of them has had a significant impact on cinema and popular culture. The dark and claustrophobic visual aesthetic, along with the alien creature designed by H.R. Giger, set a new standard for movies of all kinds.

How to watch the Alien movies in chronological order

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

Official plot: When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.

Available on Hulu and Fubo.

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (2007)

Official plot: After a horrifying PredAlien crash-lands near a small Colorado town, killing everyone it encounters and producing countless Alien offspring, a lone Predator arrives to “clean up” the infestation.

Available on Hulu and Fubo.

Prometheus (2012)

Official plot: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Available on Hulu and Fubo.

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Official plot: The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise but is actually a dark, dangerous world.

Available for rent or purchase on Prime Video, Vudu and Apple TV.

Alien (1979)

Official plot: 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 the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Available on Hulu and Peacock.

Aliens (1986)

Official plot: Ripley, the sole survivor of the Nostromo’s deadly encounter with the monstrous Alien, returns to Earth after drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years. Although her story is initially met with skepticism, she agrees to accompany a team of Colonial Marines back to LV-426.

Available on Max.

Alien 3 (1992)

Official plot: After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does.

The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can.

Available on Hulu.

Alien Resurrection (1997)

Official plot: Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises… as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.

Available on Hulu.

Alien movies by release date

  • Alien | 1979
  • Aliens | 1986
  • Alien 3 | 1992
  • Alien Resurrection | 1997
  • AVP: Alien vs Predator | 2004
  • Aliens vs Predator – Requiem | 2007
  • Prometheus | 2012
  • Alien: Covenant | 2017
  • Alien: Romulus | August 16, 2024