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alien movies 1980-1989

Comprehensive list of alien and science fiction movies dating 1980-1989. The list includes the alien movie title, year, and the movie director.

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Alien Movies Dated 1980-1989
Alien / SciFi Movie Title Year Director
Alien, The 1980 Rudolf van den Berg
Alien Dead
...aka Alien Dead, The
...aka It Fell from the Sky
...aka Swamp of the Blood Leeches
1980 Fred Olen Ray
Alien 2 sulla Terra 1980 Ciro Ippolito
Biagio Proietti
...aka Alien Contamination
...aka Astaron - Brut des Schreckens
...aka Contamination - Alien arriva sulla terra)
...aka Contamination: Alien on Earth
...aka Toxic Spawn
1980 Luigi Cozzi
Day Time Ended, The 1980 John 'Bud' Cardos
Return, The
...aka Alien's Return, The
...aka Earthright
1980 Greydon Clark
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner
Without Warning
...aka Alien Warning
...aka It Came Without Warning
...aka Warning, The
...aka Alien Shock
1980 Greydon Clark
Invaders form the Deep 1981 David Lane
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg
Horror Planet 1982 Norman J. Warren 
Illegal Alien 1982  
Liquid Sky 1982 Slava Tsukerman
Mysterious Two 1982 Gary Sherman
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Nicholas Meyer
Thing, The 1982 John Carpenter
Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn
...aka Alien's Deadly Spawn, The
...aka Deadly Spawn
...aka Return of the Alien's Deadly Spawn
1983 Douglas McKeown
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand
Strange Invaders 1983 Micha Laughlin
Xtro 1983 Hany Bromk Davenport
Starman 1984 John Carpenter
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Leonard Nimoy
Alien Outlaw 1985 Phil Smoot
Alien Warrior
...aka King of the Streets
1985 Ed Hunt
Cocoon 1985 Ron Howard
...aka Titan Find
...aka Titan Find, The
...aka Alien Creature
1985 William Malone
Lifeforce 1985 Tobe Hooper
Explorers 1985 Joe Dante
...aka Night of the Alien
...aka Splatter
1985 Ronald W. Moore
Robotech 1985 Robert V. Barron
Noboru Ishiguro
Star Crystal 1985 Lance Lindsay
Aliens 1986 James Cameron
...aka Killer-alien
1986 Tim Kincaid
Cosmos Mortal
...aka Alien Predator
...aka Alien Predators
...aka Falling, The
...aka Mutant 2
...aka Mutant II
1986 Deran Sarafian
Critters 1986 Stephen Herek
Invaders from Mars 1986 Tobe Hooper
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Leonard Nimoy
TerrorVision 1986 Ted Nicolaou
Alien Private Eye
...aka Alien P.I.
...aka Lemro, Private Eye
1987 Vik Rubenfeld
Alarming Trends 1987 Ronnie Cramer 
Evil Spawn
...aka Alien Within
...aka Alive by Night
...aka Deadly Sting
...aka Metamorphosis
1987 Kenneth J. Hall
Ted Newsom
The Hidden
(Opens with one of the best car chases on film)
1987 Jack Sholder
Mind Benders
...aka Alien High
...aka Invasion of the Mindbenders
1987 Eugenie Joseph
Oigyeseo on Ulemae 3:
Jeongyeok seulijagjeon

...aka Ulemae from Outer Space 3:
...aka Alien Operation
1987 Cheong-gi Kim
Predator 1987 John McTiernan
Remote Control 1987 Jeff Lieberman
Alien Nation 1988 Graham Baker
Bad Taste 1988 Peter Jackson
Critters 2: The Main Course 1988 Mick Garris
Dr. Alien
...aka I Was a Teenage Sex Maniac
...aka I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant
1988 David DeCoteau
Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988 Stephen Chiodo
My Stepmother Is an Alien 1988 Richard Benjamin
Oigye beongaeyong
...aka Alien Thunder Dragon 2
1988 Sun-deok Bang
They Live 1988  John Carpenter
Top Line
...aka Alien Terminator
1988 Nello Rossati
Alien Degli Abissi
...aka Alien from the Deep
1989 Antonio Margheriti
Alien Seed 1989 Douglas K. Grimm
Bob James (III)
Alien Space Avenger
...aka Space Avenger
1989 Richard W. Haines
...aka Alien vom Highway, Das
1989 Albert Pyun
Moj muzh - inoplanetyanin
...aka My Husband Is an Alien
1989 Valentin Khovenko
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 William Shatner
...aka Alien Transformations
1989 Jay Kamen
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