Aliens are a sci-fi staple, to the point where there are almost too many alien movies to choose from. To help you narrow things down, we’ve put together a list of the best alien movies on Amazon Prime. The only downside is, Amazon Prime doesn’t include any of the actual Alien franchise, but that’s a problem for another day. As the title suggests, this movie isn’t about an alien “Invasion.” The looming alien ships are certainly ominous, but they’re not actively threatening. Sofia Boutella plays a new alien character, joining an ensemble cast including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and John Cho. It’s a uniquely weird adventure story about a guy named Dr. Buckaroo Banzai -a neurosurgeon, science genius, test pilot, and rock star-who must outwit a group of alien invaders called the Red Lectroids. It’s a spine-chilling and very bloody sci-fi/horror story, with excellent production design-just not quite enough heart to live up to Alien.

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