Aliens (1986)

7.8/10 by 3823 users

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

Release Date:July 18, 1986
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Production Company:Brandywine Productions, SLM Production Group, 20th Century Fox
Production Countries:United Kingdom, United States of America
Director:James Cameron
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Plot Keywords:android, extraterrestrial technology, space marine, spaceman, cryogenics, vacuum, space colony, warrior woman, settler, space travel, colony, alien, xenomorph
  • This ain't a film.
    August 14, 1998

    THE sci-fi movie. It's nearly perfect in every way: storyline, characters, menacing threat, suspense, action, direction, music, emotion, etc... It's always been a favorite of mine and still is. To me this is not just a film, it is an experience. The adrenaline pumps like in no other film and rarely have we had the chance to see a heroine as compelling as Sigourney Weaver. She can kick anyone's ass and still keep a heart and soul. (Why she didn't win the Oscar back in 1986 is beyond me.) When the action starts, you're in for the ride of your life. Truly a milestone in movie making. Now if they could only release it on DVD...