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9 Out-of-This-World Alien Movies and Shows to Stream on Peacock

In space, no one can hear you stream. 

By Henry Block
Resident Alien

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Peacock’s library of sci-fi films and shows is as expansive as space itself. If you’ve ever found yourself staring at the stars and wondering if there’s life out there, these picks just might have your answer.  

They say in space, no one can hear you scream. Unfortunately, down on Earth, that’s less the case. So, when you stream these alien encounter movies and TV shows on Peacock, you might want to be mindful of your neighbors. 

From in-depth documentaries to action flicks and comedies, stream these nine out-of-this world alien movies and TV shows.  

Alien Invasion: Are We Ready? (2011) 

Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?

Though extra-terrestrials making first contact is still just science fiction, the question remains, how prepared would we be during an actual alien invasion? With interviews from top scientists and military strategists, this two-part documentary tells the minute-by-minute story of how an alien invasion would unfold.  

Stream Alien Invasion: Are We Ready? 

Apollo 18 (2011)  

Apollo 18

1972’s Apollo 17 was the last time humans set foot on the moon, but what happened to Apollo 18? Was the mission cancelled due to NASA budget cuts or did something more sinister occur? Though frightening, you can’t deny that the latter would be more entertaining. Presented as found footage from a failed final mission to the moon, this 2011 sci-fi horror movie depicts a secret lunar journey where the astronauts discovered that they weren’t the only ones up there. 

Stream Apollo 18. 

Encounter (2018)  


In this sci-fi movie with a tone that harkens back to classic films from the ‘70s and ‘80s, Luke Hemsworth stars as a man who, with his group of friends, discovers a crashed spacecraft in a rural field. Inside, they find an alien who survived the crash. When it becomes clear that the being holds otherworldly knowledge, it becomes a race against the clock to communicate before government agents swoop in. 

Stream Encounter

Farscape (1999) 


In this classic sci-fi series, astronaut John Crichton accidentally flies into a wormhole and is transported across the universe. Strangely, he finds himself brought onboard a large, living ship populated by diverse species of alien fugitives on the run from an evil galactic regime. An imaginative, inventive, and influential series, this beloved space epic features alien character designs from the Jim Henson company. 

Stream all four seasons of Farscape

Home (2015)  


For an alien movie that’s a bit on the lighter side, Home is a great option to stream with the whole family. In this Dreamworks gem, when a cowardly alien species called the Boov invades Earth, they relocate everyone to the Australian outback. Only one human has managed to hide, the clever 13-year-old Tip (Rihanna). In order to find her mom, Tip must team up with the outcast alien Oh (Jim Parsons).  

Stream Home

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)  

Memory: The Origins Of Alien

Okay, so, yes, this movie is less about aliens than it is about Alien (1979), but for fans of the film — and for fans of films in general — this critically acclaimed documentary isn’t one to miss. Exploring in depth the untold origin of the movie, as well as providing an inside look into its production and design, the documentary doesn’t just explore the creative process behind one of the best alien movies of all time it explores the creative process itself. 

Stream Memory: The Origins of Alien. 

Resident Alien (2021)  

Resident Alien

When an alien who’s been sent to Earth to wipe out humanity crash-lands in a small Colorado town, he takes the identity of the vacationing doctor, Harry Vanderspeigle. When the town’s doctor dies under mysterious circumstances, Harry decides to take over the local practice. While trying and failing to fit in among the humans, Harri wrestles with two major issues: the moral dilemma of whether to go through with his mission to end human life, and the mayor’s son, who seems to be able to see his true alien form. 

Stream all three seasons of the sci-fi, mystery-comedy series, Resident Alien

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)  

Cowboys & Aliens

A fun mashup of Western and alien invasion genres, this action-adventure film directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King [2019]) stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford as a Wild West outlaw and bounty hunter who must join forces when aliens invade the territory. A thrilling movie that takes its unconventional premise seriously (but not too seriously), the movie is gunslinging, laser-zapping fun.  

Stream Cowboys & Aliens. 

Unidentified with Demi Lovato (2021) 

Though Demi Lovato is mainly known for her career as a pop star, in this Peacock Original docuseries, she takes on the job of extra-terrestrial investigator. After coming to terms with her own surreal encounter where three “beings” took her in the middle of the night to a pink and purple planet, Demi, along with her sister Dallas, goes on a quest to find out the truth about alien life.  

Stream Unidentified with Demi Lovato.  

Make first contact by streaming all these alien movies, shows, and more in Peacock’s expansive sci-fi library. 

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