Top Alien Sci-Fi movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Avatar on DVD Avatar
Synopsis
Disabled Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) travels to planet Pandora to become an avatar, ingratiate himself with the natives and help Americans mine lucrative unobtainium. But he finds himself in an interstellar conflict after falling for Na'vi warrior Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). James Cameron writes and directs this Golden Globe-winning CGI odyssey that has broken box office records. Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang co-star.
Cast
Cast
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore , Giovanni Ribisi, CCH Pounder, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi
Director
Director
James Cameron
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent Knowing on DVD Knowing
Synopsis
When schoolteacher John Koestler opens a 50-year-old time capsule, he discovers a cryptic document that predicted recent disasters -- and a few still to come. Soon John becomes convinced that his family will play a role in an impending apocalypse.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson, D.G. Maloney, Nadia Townsend, Alan Hopgood, Adrienne Pickering
Director
Director
Alex Proyas
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Mystery, Suspense
Rent District 9 on DVD District 9
Synopsis
When aliens land on Earth, a global conglomerate forces them into rigid containment zones where they are compelled to labor, even as their otherworldly technology is exploited for profit. As tensions build, a rogue agent leads a resistance movement.
Cast
Cast
Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike, Elizabeth Mkandawie, John Summer, William Allen Young, Robert Hobbs, Jed Brophy
Director
Director
Neill Blomkamp
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters, Africa
Rent Super 8 on DVD Super 8
Synopsis
With a nod toward producer Steven Spielberg's landmark sci-fi films of the 1970s and '80s, writer-director J.J. Abrams crafts a supernatural tale about six kids who witness something incredible while shooting a movie with their Super 8 camera.
Cast
Cast
Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Ron Eldard, AJ Michalka, Jessica Tuck, Joel McKinnon Miller, Zach Mills, Bruce Greenwood
Director
Director
J.J. Abrams
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent War of the Worlds on DVD War of the Worlds
Synopsis
Ray is a divorced dockworker whose children are staying with him when a fleet of spaceships appears. Forced to become the protective father he's never been, Ray scrambles to usher his kids to safety in this loose adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins, Rick Gonzalez, Yul Vázquez, Lenny Venito, Lisa Ann Walter, David Alan Basche, Ann Robinson, Amy Ryan, Gene Barry
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Blockbusters
Rent The Day the Earth Stood Still on DVD The Day the Earth Stood Still
Synopsis
In this updated version of the 1951 classic sci-fi thriller, Keanu Reeves stars as an alien named Klaatu who's sent to Earth to warn the leaders of the world about the consequences of their dangerous ways. Joined by a heavily armed robot companion, Klaatu informs the people of Earth that the constant aggression carried out against one another has raised the ire of an alien species, which is now threatening to exterminate all of mankind.
Cast
Cast
Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Robert Knepper, Aaron Douglas, James Hong, John Rothman, Sunita Prasad
Director
Director
Scott Derrickson
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent I Am Number Four on DVD I Am Number Four
Synopsis
After nine aliens flee their home planet to find peace on Earth, their plans are shattered by pursuers who must kill them in numerical order. Number Four is a teen named John who uses his extraordinary abilities to battle his enemies.
Cast
Cast
Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Callan McAuliffe, Kevin Durand, Jake Abel, Jeff Hochendoner, Patrick Sebes, Megan Follows
Director
Director
D.J. Caruso
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Battle: Los Angeles on DVD Battle: Los Angeles
Synopsis
Led by their skillful staff sergeant, a platoon of gutsy Marines fights to protect all humankind from astonishingly powerful aliens who've suddenly invaded Los Angeles under the guise of a meteor shower.
Cast
Cast
Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Peña, Taylor Handley, Cory Hardrict, Lucas Till, Jim Parrack
Director
Director
Jonathan Liebesman
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Men in Black 3 on DVD Men in Black 3
Synopsis
When Earth comes under the threat of an alien attack, Agent J (Will Smith) travels back in time to join forces with a much-younger Agent K (Josh Brolin) and change the course of history. But if they fail, the future of the world is at stake.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mike Colter, Nicole Scherzinger, Michael Chernus, Alice Eve
Director
Director
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Comedies, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent Predators on DVD Predators
Synopsis
Rugged mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody) inherits command of an elite team of human fighters -- including dorky-but-dangerous Edwin (Topher Grace) and tough-but-beautiful Isabelle (Alice Braga) -- as they are hunted by a race of ruthless alien trackers known as Predators. Director Nimród Antal's sci-fi action explosion, which also stars Laurence Fishburne and an uzi-toting Danny Trejo, is a direct sequel to the 1987 blockbuster Predator.
Cast
Cast
Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Carey Jones, Brian Steele, Derek Mears
Director
Director
Nimród Antal
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Prometheus on DVD Prometheus
Synopsis
When scientific explorers unearth an artifact that points to the origins of humankind, they're pulled into the unexpected adventure of a lifetime. But if they falter, the very future of their species is at stake.
Cast
Cast
Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent Paul on DVD Paul
Synopsis
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg star as two science-fiction freaks who, while on a quest to discover what lies at the heart of Nevada's infamous Area 51, cross paths with a wiseass alien on the run from earthly authorities.
Cast
Cast
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Blythe Danner, Jeffrey Tambor
Director
Director
Greg Mottola
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Late Night Comedies, Alien Sci-Fi, United Kingdom
Rent The Forgotten on DVD The Forgotten
Synopsis
A desperate mother tries to prove the existence of her missing child in this chilling psychological thriller. Reeling from the loss of her 8-year-old son, she seeks counsel from a therapist -- who claims the boy was a figment of her imagination.
Cast
Cast
Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard, Anthony Edwards, Linus Roache, Robert Wisdom, Jessica Hecht, Ken Abraham, Lee Tergesen, Christopher Kovaleski
Director
Director
Joseph Ruben
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on DVD The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Synopsis
After learning his house is about to be leveled to make way for a bypass and that Earth is about to be destroyed to clear the way for an interstellar thruway, jinxed Arthur Dent survives by hitching a ride on a passing spacecraft.
Cast
Cast
Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Warwick Davis, Anna Chancellor, Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren, Stephen Fry, John Malkovich
Director
Director
Garth Jennings
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Spoofs and Satire, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent The Fourth Kind on DVD The Fourth Kind
Synopsis
When Alaskan psychiatrist Dr. Abigail Tyler begins videotaping her therapy sessions with clients, she uncovers petrifying evidence that they have experienced the fourth level of alien encounter: abduction.
Cast
Cast
Milla Jovovich, Charlotte Milchard, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Corey Johnson, Enzo Cilenti, Elias Koteas, Eric Loren, Daphne Alexander, Alisha Seaton, Mia McKenna-Bruce
Director
Director
Olatunde Osunsanmi
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Mystery
Rent Battleship on DVD Battleship
Synopsis
The classic Battleship board game moves to the big screen in this at-sea adventure about defending planet Earth from a mysterious enemy fleet. At the center of the action is a pair of naval officer brothers and their commanding superior.
Cast
Cast
Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, Hamish Linklater, Liam Neeson, Peter MacNicol, Gregory D. Gadson, Jesse Plemons
Director
Director
Peter Berg
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent John Carter on DVD John Carter
Synopsis
One minute, Civil War veteran John Carter is evading Apaches in a deserted cave. The next, he's waking up on Mars -- a once-Earthlike planet that's devolved into chaos and civil war of a different sort -- and pitching in to help protect the planet.
Cast
Cast
Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston, Polly Walker, Daryl Sabara
Director
Director
Andrew Stanton
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Disney
Rent The Watch on DVD The Watch
Synopsis
Four somewhat civic-minded guys use their neighborhood watch group as an excuse to take a daily break from chores and family togetherness, but they get more than they bargained for when they accidentally uncover an alien plot to invade Earth.
Cast
Cast
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, Will Forte, R. Lee Ermey, Mel Rodriguez, Erin Moriarty, Billy Crudup, Doug Jones, Joe Nunez, Carissa Capobianco
Director
Director
Akiva Schaffer
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent The Invasion on DVD The Invasion
Synopsis
In the process of researching a mysterious alien epidemic that's changing the nature of human behavior, a Washington, D.C., psychiatrist learns that her son could be the planet's only hope for survival.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jackson Bond, Jeffrey Wright, Veronica Cartwright, Josef Sommer, Celia Weston, Malin Akerman, Eric Benjamin
Director
Director
Oliver Hirschbiegel
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent The Chronicles of Riddick on DVD The Chronicles of Riddick
Synopsis
Five years after the events of Pitch Black, escaped convict Riddick finds himself caught in the middle of a galactic war waged by the leader of an evil religious sect. Meanwhile, he must rescue an old friend from a prison planet.
Cast
Cast
Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Linus Roache, Nick Chinlund
Director
Director
David Twohy
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Thrillers
Rent Alien vs. Predator: Requiem on DVD Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
Synopsis
Prepare for more mayhem as warring aliens and predators return for Round 2 of their no-holds-barred slugfest. This time, the intergalactic creatures do battle in a small American town, throwing local residents into harm's way. To save the planet, the humans must oust both types of unwelcome guests. This sci-fi sequel features tons of spectacular action sequences full of nifty new gadgets and gooey monster gore.
Cast
Cast
Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Ariel Gade, Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Robert Joy, David Paetkau, Gina Holden, Shareeka Epps, Ty Olsson, David Hornsby
Director
Director
Greg Strause, Colin Strause
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi Horror, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Monsters
Rent The X-Files: I Want to Believe on DVD The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Synopsis
When a disgraced priest claims to have visions of the disapperance of a current FBI agent, the agency calls on Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, both of whom left the FBI years ago, to use their paranormal expertise to tackle the case.
Cast
Cast
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit, Mitch Pileggi, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Godley
Director
Director
Chris Carter
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Edge of Tomorrow on DVD Edge of Tomorrow
Synopsis
As Earth fights an alien invasion, Lt. Col. Bill Cage is killed in action, and a time loop forces him to continually relive his last day. With each iteration, Cage's skill grows, as does his understanding of the enemy and how it operates.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Lara Pulver, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Charlotte Riley, Madeleine Mantock, Jonas Armstrong, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Kick Gurry
Director
Director
Doug Liman
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Signs on DVD Signs
Synopsis
Everything farmer and former priest Graham Hess believes about the world changes when he finds an intricate pattern of circles carved into his fields -- mysterious markings that cause a media frenzy and test his faith in this sci-fi thriller.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, M. Night Shyamalan, Patricia Kalember, Ted Sutton, Merritt Wever, Lanny Flaherty
Director
Director
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Suspense, Blockbusters
Rent Skyline on DVD Skyline
Synopsis
After a wild night of partying with friends, Terry awakens to discover that he's one of the few remaining people on Earth. Banding together with a small group of survivors, Terry sets out to solve the mystery of what happened to the human race.
Cast
Cast
Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed, Neil Hopkins, David Zayas, Donald Faison, Robin Gammell, Tanya Newbould, J. Paul Boehmer
Director
Director
Colin Strause, Greg Strause
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Men in Black II on DVD Men in Black II
Synopsis
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles as Jay and Kay, two highly secretive, highly funded and highly unofficial government agents dealing with all things evil and alien -- including "outing" aliens living among us.
Cast
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub, Patrick Warburton, Jack Kehler, David Cross, Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, Peter Spellos, Michael Rivkin, Michael Bailey Smith
Director
Director
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Comedies, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent The Darkest Hour on DVD The Darkest Hour
Synopsis
This sci-fi action thriller tracks the adventures of a group of young Americans touring Moscow who get caught up in an alien invasion. Despite the unfamiliarity of their surroundings, the Yanks quickly team up with the Russians to fight back.
Cast
Cast
Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman, Veronika Ozerova, Dato Bakhtadze, Yuriy Kutsenko, Artur Smolyaninov, Pyotr Fyodorov
Director
Director
Chris Gorak
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Jupiter Ascending on DVD Jupiter Ascending
Synopsis
Impoverished young Jupiter Jones struggles to make ends meet. But when a genetically engineered hunter from another planet tracks her down, she learns she's been predestined to change the fate of the universe.
Cast
Cast
Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Vanessa Kirby
Director
Director
Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Blockbusters
Rent Pitch Black on DVD Pitch Black
Synopsis
After crash-landing on a desolate planet, a pilot and her passengers, one of whom is a convicted killer, must find a way to survive in a hostile environment while fending off a race of carnivorous aliens that has begun to stalk them.
Cast
Cast
Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black, Rhiana Griffith, Simon Burke, Les Chantery, John Moore
Director
Director
David Twohy
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thrillers
Rent The Thing on DVD The Thing
Synopsis
This terrifying prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 classic of the same name tells the story of a team of Norwegian scientists who find an alien ship frozen in Antarctica. When the organism inside awakens, blood flows across the frozen landscape.
Cast
Cast
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paul Braunstein, Trond Espen Seim, Kim Bubbs, Jørgen Langhelle, Jan Gunnar Røise, Stig Henrik Hoff, Jo Adrian Haavind, Carsten Bjørnlund, Jonathan Walker, Ole Martin Aune Nilsen
Director
Director
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Genres
Genres
Horror, Sci-Fi Horror, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Creature Features, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Dreamcatcher on DVD Dreamcatcher
Synopsis
While on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, four boyhood pals who share a telepathic bond discover that the region is plagued by parasitic aliens. Now, to stop the extraterrestrial invasion, they'll have to tap into their psychic powers.
Cast
Cast
Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Sizemore, Donnie Wahlberg, Mikey Holekamp, Reece Thompson, Giacomo Baessato, Joel Palmer, Andrew Robb
Director
Director
Lawrence Kasdan
Genres
Genres
Horror, Supernatural Horror, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thrillers
Rent Galaxy Quest on DVD Galaxy Quest
Synopsis
Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars -- Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver) and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) -- are recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. At first, the actors assume the so-called Thermians are just another group of die-hard fans. But as the plot thickens, they realize they're working with real-life extraterrestrials.
Cast
Cast
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Robin Sachs, Patrick Breen, Missi Pyle
Director
Director
Dean Parisot
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Spoofs and Satire, Alien Sci-Fi, Showbiz Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent Riddick on DVD Riddick
Synopsis
In this extraterrestrial sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, Vin Diesel returns as the grim antihero, who finds himself marooned on a lonely planet. Hoping an emergency beacon will save him, Riddick instead attracts deadly aliens and mercenaries.
Cast
Cast
Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Nolan Gerard Funk, Bokeem Woodbine, Jordi Mollà, Raoul Trujillo, Noah Danby, Neil Napier, Andreas Apergis, Matt Nable
Director
Director
David Twohy
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thrillers
Rent Alien on DVD Alien
Synopsis
Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic stars Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, a warrant officer who stares down one of the most terrifying movie monsters of all time: a bloodthirsty alien that stalks and eviscerates its prey aboard the spacecraft Nostramo.
Cast
Cast
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Helen Horton
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Creature Features, Blockbusters
Rent Dark City: Director's Cut on DVD Dark City: Director's Cut
Synopsis
Alex Proyas directs this shadowy sci-fi masterpiece about a man (Rufus Sewell) who awakens to find himself accused of murder in a strange city. Now, he must untangle his jumbled memories while eluding both the police and a woman claiming to be his wife (Jennifer Connelly). This special edition director's cut boasts 11 minutes of new footage, plus commentary from Proyas, film critic Roger Ebert and screenwriters Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer.
Cast
Cast
Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Bruce Spence, Colin Friels, John Bluthal
Director
Director
Alex Proyas
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Mystery
Rent Independence Day on DVD Independence Day
Synopsis
When aliens in an enormous spacecraft suddenly arrive in Earth's atmosphere and start blowing things up, it falls to a cocky pilot (Will Smith) and a goofy scientist (Jeff Goldblum) to save the planet from total destruction. With plenty of action, special effects sequences and pithy one-liners, Independence Day is one of the 1990s' best popcorn flicks. Bill Pullman co-stars as the gung-ho president who urges his citizens to fight back.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn, Adam Baldwin, Brent Spiner, James Duval, Vivica A. Fox, Harvey Fierstein, Lisa Jakub, Mae Whitman, Bill Smitrovich, Harry Connick Jr., Giuseppe Andrews, Devon Gummersall, Leland Orser, Robert Pine
Director
Director
Roland Emmerich
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent Star Trek: Nemesis on DVD Star Trek: Nemesis
Synopsis
With longtime foes the Romulans at last willing to negotiate peace with the Federation, the Enterprise and its crew are dispatched on a diplomatic mission. But it's all a ruse that will pit them against a wily villain with a sinister agenda.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Dina Meyer
Director
Director
Stuart Baird
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent K-Pax on DVD K-Pax
Synopsis
Kevin Spacey stars as Prot, an extraterrestrial from the planet K-PAX (or so he'd have us believe), in this science-fiction drama that casts Jeff Bridges as a psychiatrist who doubts Prot's otherworldly origins. But the doctor begins to question his own instincts when his unusual patient begins talking to dogs -- and understanding them -- and pulling off other artful tricks that can't be easily explained.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, David Patrick Kelly, Aaron Paul, Saul Williams, Peter Gerety, Celia Weston, Ajay Naidu, Kimberly Scott
Director
Director
Iain Softley
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent The Fifth Element on DVD The Fifth Element
Synopsis
In this imaginative sci-fi epic, a 23rd-century cabbie finds himself involved with a fetching alien who may hold the key to saving the world. But it's curtains for planet Earth unless the duo can stay a step ahead of a demented villain named Zorg.
Cast
Cast
Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Tricky, Lee Evans, John Neville, John Bluthal, Mathieu Kassovitz, Christopher Fairbank
Director
Director
Luc Besson
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Thrillers, Blockbusters
Rent Men in Black on DVD Men in Black
Synopsis
In director Barry Sonnenfeld's hip sci-fi romp, a streetwise New York City cop is enlisted to work with a seasoned government agent on a top-secret team that monitors space aliens living on planet Earth, unbeknownst to the general public.
Cast
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub, Siobhan Fallon, Mike Nussbaum, Jon Gries, Sergio Calderon, Carel Struycken, Fredric Lehne
Director
Director
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Comedies, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent Dark City on DVD Dark City
Synopsis
John Murdoch awakens in a hotel room to find he's wanted for a series of murders he doesn't remember committing. But then he encounters the Strangers, a group of ominous beings with a collective memory who can stop time and alter physical reality.
Cast
Cast
Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Bruce Spence
Director
Director
Alex Proyas
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Mystery
Rent Evolution on DVD Evolution
Synopsis
Community college geology professors Dr. Ira Kane and Harry Block make an unfathomable discovery: microscopic alien life-forms on a meteorite. The military, a government scientist and others become involved as the microbes swell in size and number.
Cast
Cast
David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Ted Levine, Ethan Suplee, Michael Bower, Pat Kilbane, Ty Burrell, Dan Aykroyd
Director
Director
Ivan Reitman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent The Mutant Chronicles on DVD The Mutant Chronicles
Synopsis
In a futuristic world where Earth is divided into four warring "Corporations," a frightening new breed of NecroMutant threatens to destroy the global population unless the leader of an old monastic order can destroy the beasts and save the planet.
Cast
Cast
Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, John Malkovich, Devon Aoki, Sean Pertwee, Benno Fürmann, Anna Walton, Tom Wu, Steve Toussaint, Luis Echegaray, Pras, Shauna MacDonald
Director
Director
Simon Hunter
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent The Host on DVD The Host
Synopsis
When an alien race implants a parasite soul named Wanderer into Melanie Stryder's body, she resists the takeover. Soon, Melanie and Wanderer become reluctant allies as they go on a quest to track down the men they love in this sci-fi thriller.
Cast
Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Boyd Holbrook, Frances Fisher, Chandler Canterbury, Scott Lawrence, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Marcus Lyle Brown, Bokeem Woodbine, David House, Phil Austin
Director
Director
Andrew Niccol
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Family Dramas
Rent Attack the Block on DVD Attack the Block
Synopsis
When aliens attack a South London neighborhood, a teen gang pulls together to protect their turf by any means necessary. But extraterrestrials prove far more formidable than anyone they ever jumped on the streets.
Cast
Cast
John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, Danielle Vitalis, Paige Meade, Nick Frost, Terry Notary
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Director
Joe Cornish
Genres
Genres
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Rent Under the Skin on DVD Under the Skin
Synopsis
Jonathan Glazer's atmospheric, visually arresting abstraction stars Scarlett Johansson as a seductive alien who prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell, only to be consumed by a strange liquid pool.
Cast
Cast
Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell, Kevin McAlinden, Andrew Gorman, Joe Szula, Krystof Hádek, Roy Armstrong, Alison Chand
Director
Director
Jonathan Glazer
Genres
Genres
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Rent Predator on DVD Predator
Synopsis
Two real-life governors -- Arnold Schwarzenegger (Dutch) and Jesse Ventura (Sgt. Blain) -- use their muscled intellects to pursue a force more sinister than state budget crises: an otherworldly creature deep in the jungle. Adept at slaughtering well-trained fighters, the beast is practically invisible. Special effects, dizzying camera work and a sci-fi bent elevate John McTiernan's gory horror-actioner, which spawned several sequels.
Cast
Cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves, R.G. Armstrong, Shane Black, Kevin Peter Hall
Director
Director
John McTiernan
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Genres
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Rent Contact on DVD Contact
Synopsis
When Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) hears a signal being broadcast from outer space, the race is on to interpret humanity's first contact with alien intelligence in this adaptation of Carl Sagan's thoughtful novel about the divide between science and religion. Matthew McConaughey co-stars as Palmer Joss, a Christian philosopher who is Ellie's friend as well as her lover. Robert Zemeckis directs.
Cast
Cast
Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, James Woods, Angela Bassett, Rob Lowe, John Hurt, David Morse, William Fichtner, Geoffrey Blake
Director
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Genres
Genres
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Rent Aliens on DVD Aliens
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In this acclaimed sequel, the only survivor from the first film, Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), finds her horrific account of her crew's fate is met with skepticism -- until the disappearance of colonists on LV-426 prompts a team of high-tech Marines to investigate. Ripley travels with the team as an advisor, only to find that her biggest fear has come true. Weaver was Oscar nominated for Best Actress, while James Horner's chilling score also got a nod.
Cast
Cast
Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Mark Rolston, Al Matthews
Director
Director
James Cameron
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Thing on DVD The Thing
Synopsis
Scientists working in Antarctica are forced to abandon their research after a helicopter crashes near their camp, bringing a lone dog into their midst. But the plot thickens when the otherworldly canine changes form in the middle of the night. As it turns out, the dog is a shape-shifting alien that can attack animals -- and unsuspecting humans. Kurt Russell stars in this creepy John Carpenter-directed remake of the 1950s classic.
Cast
Cast
Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis
Director
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Genres
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Rent Mission to Mars on DVD Mission to Mars
Synopsis
It's the year 2020, and man has successfully landed on Mars. But something goes awry, and all contact with the mission and its commander is lost. Two co-pilots embark on a rescue mission, but what they find is beyond all imagination.
Cast
Cast
Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O'Connell, Peter Outerbridge, Kavan Smith, Jill Teed, Kim Delaney
Director
Director
Brian De Palma
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Adventure
Rent Independence Day: Resurgence on DVD Independence Day: Resurgence
Synopsis
Twenty years after the initial invasion of Earth by an army of advanced extraterrestrials, the same foes attack again with redoubled force, forcing humankind to construct defenses cobbled from alien technology left behind after the original attack.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Judd Hirsch, Angelababy, Joey King, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Fichtner, Deobia Oparei, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Patrick St. Esprit
Director
Director
Roland Emmerich
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on DVD Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Synopsis
To escape his desk job, Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to the USS <i>Enterprise</i>, assisting Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in a training mission for Starfleet cadets. But the inexperienced crew is put to the test when escaped villain Khan (Ricardo Montalban) steals a powerful weapon and comes after the admiral seeking revenge. Now, Kirk must use all his wiles and whip the cadets into shape if they hope to defeat Khan's deadly traps.
Cast
Cast
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Bibi Besch, Ricardo Montalban, Kirstie Alley, Merritt Butrick
Director
Director
Nicholas Meyer
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters, Ages 11-12
Rent Battlestar Galactica: The Plan on DVD Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
Synopsis
Set in the days after the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies, this installment of the sci-fi franchise finds two Cylon agents struggling to implement their master plan in the face of an unexpected contingency: human survivors.
Cast
Cast
Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Edward James Olmos, Callum Keith Rennie, Aaron Douglas, Michael Trucco, Rick Worthy, Dean Stockwell, Lymari Nadal, Matthew Bennett
Director
Director
Edward James Olmos
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Made-for-TV Movies, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent The Abyss on DVD The Abyss
Synopsis
When a nuclear submarine sinks, a team of divers descends the depths to determine the cause in this sci-fi thriller from writer-director James Cameron. But during the investigation, it becomes evident that an extraterrestrial power is at work. Led by Bud Brigman (Ed Harris), the crew includes Brigman's estranged wife (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and a paranoid Navy lieutenant (Michael Biehn). The film scored an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Cast
Cast
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester, Todd Graff, John Bedford Lloyd, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, George Robert Klek, Christopher Murphy
Director
Director
James Cameron
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Star Trek: The Motion Picture on DVD Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Synopsis
This first Star Trek film reunites the U.S.S. Enterprise's original crew from the 1960s television show. Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) -- now an admiral -- and his former crew must save humanity from a giant alien ship steadily approaching Earth. There's conflict on the ship as well as in the universe, as displaced Cmdr. Decker (Stephen Collins), the Enterprise's new captain, becomes Kirk's assistant. Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley co-star.
Cast
Cast
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Majel Barrett, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins, Grace Lee Whitney
Director
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Dark Skies on DVD Dark Skies
Synopsis
Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star in this thriller as a couple who has trouble convincing friends and neighbors that an alien is entering their house each night to terrorize their children. So they take matters into their own hands.
Cast
Cast
Keri Russell, Dakota Goyo, J.K. Simmons, Josh Hamilton, Annie Thurman, Trevor St. John, Michael Patrick McGill, Ron Ostrow, Myndy Crist, Judith Moreland
Director
Director
Scott Charles Stewart
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Horror
Rent The Day the Earth Stood Still on DVD The Day the Earth Stood Still
Synopsis
A humanoid envoy from another world lands in Washington, D.C., with a warning to Earth's people to cease their violent behavior. But panic erupts when a nervous soldier shoots the messenger, and his robot companion tries to destroy the capital.
Cast
Cast
Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin
Director
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Dramas
Rent Starship Troopers 3: Marauder on DVD Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
Synopsis
When a Federation starship crash-lands on the far-flung alien planet OM-1, its passengers -- including starship leader Sky Marshal Anoke and pilot Lola Beck -- find themselves stranded, and their only hope of deliverance lies with Col. Johnny Rico.
Cast
Cast
Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan, Boris Kodjoe, Amanda Donohoe, Marnette Patterson, Danny Keogh, Stelio Savante, Cécile Breccia
Director
Director
Edward Neumeier
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Thrillers
Rent Star Trek: First Contact on DVD Star Trek: First Contact
Synopsis
The Borg have time-traveled to Earth's past to prevent the first contact between humans and Vulcans, which resulted in the Federation's birth. Bent on revenge, Picard follows the Borg to the 21st century.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Alice Krige, Neal McDonough, Robert Picardo
Director
Director
Jonathan Frakes
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within on DVD Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Synopsis
It's an Armageddon scenario with Greenpeace subtext when a brainiac scientist races against time to keep phantomlike alien invaders from destroying what's left of life on Earth in this computer-animated adventure based on the video game.
Cast
Cast
Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Donald Sutherland, James Woods, Keith David, Jean Simmons, Matt McKenzie
Director
Director
Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation for Grown-ups, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Adventure, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Fantasy
Rent Star Trek: Insurrection on DVD Star Trek: Insurrection
Synopsis
Capt. Picard and the Enterprise crew head to a mysterious world where metaphasic radiation has halted the aging process of its citizens. There, they work to unravel a conspiracy that would harness the planet's power.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, F. Murray Abraham, Donna Murphy, Anthony Zerbe
Director
Director
Jonathan Frakes
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent 2010: The Year We Make Contact on DVD 2010: The Year We Make Contact
Synopsis
In this stunning sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, ex-NASA chief Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider) helms a U.S.-Soviet mission of scientists (including John Lithgow and Helen Mirren) trying to rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery spacecraft to reactivate the homicidal HAL 9000 computer and learn the truth. Set with Earth on the verge of nuclear war, this tense epic from director Peter Hyams earned five Oscar nods.
Cast
Cast
Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Dana Elcar, James McEachin, Elya Baskin, Victor Steinbach, Jan Tríska, Herta Ware, Candice Bergen, Arthur C. Clarke
Director
Director
Peter Hyams
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Alien Sci-Fi, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Starship Troopers 2 on DVD Starship Troopers 2
Synopsis
The Starship Troopers are back to battle the Bugs. This time, the Troopers are not only besieged by giant insects, but must battle a human threat as well. When they end up stranded, their only hope is to team up with those who betrayed them.
Cast
Cast
Billy Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson, Cy Carter, Ed Lauter, J.P. Manoux, Lawrence Monoson, Colleen Porch, Sandrine Holt, Drew Powell
Director
Director
Phil Tippett
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Thrillers, Sci-Fi Horror
Rent Dune on DVD Dune
Synopsis
In the year 10,191, two factions vie for control of planet Arrakis aka Dune -- home to the most valuable substance in the known universe, Spice. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with unsavory characters.
Cast
Cast
Kyle MacLachlan, Kenneth McMillan, Francesca Annis, Jürgen Prochnow, Everett McGill, José Ferrer, Patrick Stewart, Freddie Jones, Dean Stockwell, Brad Dourif, Sting, Paul L. Smith, Sean Young, Siân Phillips, Max von Sydow, Linda Hunt, Alicia Witt, Virginia Madsen, Richard Jordan, Jack Nance, Leonardo Cimino, Silvana Mangano
Director
Director
David Lynch
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Adventures, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home on DVD Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Synopsis
It's the 23rd century in director Leonard Nimoy's Oscar-nominated sci-fi adventure, and a mysterious power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. To save mankind, Capt. Kirk (William Shatner), Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) and the rest of the Starship Enterprise crew travel back in time to 1986 San Francisco, a world as alien to them as anything they've encountered in their travels through the galaxy.
Cast
Cast
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Jane Wyatt, Catherine Hicks, Mark Lenard, Majel Barrett, Brock Peters
Director
Director
Leonard Nimoy
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Monsters on DVD Monsters
Synopsis
Six years after aliens invaded Earth, a photographer is documenting the war-torn Infected Zone that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border when he's interrupted by an unexpected rescue mission.
Cast
Cast
Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able
Director
Director
Gareth Edwards
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Horror, United Kingdom
Rent They Live on DVD They Live
Synopsis
In this consumer culture parody, professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper plays an unemployed working stiff who inadvertently finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the world as it truly is. Billboards carry subliminal messages such as "Submit to Authority," and yuppies are actually aliens who are bent on subduing the human race. Before you can say, "Die, yuppie scum!" Piper grabs a gun and starts blasting.
Cast
Cast
Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George "Buck" Flower, Peter Jason, Raymond St. Jacques, Jason Robards III, John Lawrence, Susan Barnes, Sy Richardson
Director
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thrillers
Rent The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury on DVD The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury
Synopsis
Aeon Flux creator Peter Chung steps even farther out of the proverbial animation box with this edgy new series about escaped convict Riddick (voiced by action star Vin Diesel). The story picks up where the series left off in the movie Pitch Black: Riddick has been abducted and is being kept aboard a spaceship by money-hungry bounty hunters, who must deal with his overwhelming wrath. He's determined to be free again, even if he has to kill.
Cast
Cast
Vin Diesel, Rhiana Griffith, Keith David, Roger Jackson, Tress MacNeille, Nick Chinlund, Dwight Schultz, Sarge
Director
Director
Peter Chung
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Animation for Grown-ups, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Starship Troopers on DVD Starship Troopers
Synopsis
In this sci-fi adventure, fire-spitting, brain-sucking bugs attack Earth and obliterate Buenos Aires. Led by hotshot solider Johnny Rico, a gutsy infantry unit heads to the alien planet of Klendathu for a showdown.
Cast
Cast
Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside, Rue McClanahan
Director
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Thrillers, Sci-Fi Adventure
Rent Star Trek III: The Search for Spock on DVD Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Synopsis
Despite triumphing over the evil Khan, Admiral Kirk's victory is a hollow one -- McCoy (DeForest Kelley) is going insane, and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) is dead. Or is he? Kirk (William Shatner) jeopardizes his career by commandeering the U.S.S. Enterprise for a mission to the Genesis Planet. If he and his aging crew can defeat a deadly crew of Klingons, they may just be able to rescue their absent friend.
Cast
Cast
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Robin Curtis, Mark Lenard, Merritt Butrick, Judith Anderson, Christopher Lloyd
Director
Director
Leonard Nimoy
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Ages 11-12, Blockbusters
Rent Star Trek: Generations on DVD Star Trek: Generations
Synopsis
Capt. Jean-Luc Picard commands the newest incarnation of the U.S.S. Enterprise, investigating a disaster at an outlying settlement. The catastrophe's sole survivor is Dr. Tolian Soran, who has malevolent plans to use an energy field called the Nexus.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Malcolm McDowell, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, William Shatner
Director
Director
David Carson
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country on DVD Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Synopsis
Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) must face his prejudices when his sworn enemies the Klingons lurch perilously close to economic deprivation and environmental ruin. Obeying Star Fleet orders, Kirk reluctantly begins peace negotiations with Klingon chancellor Gorkon (David Warner). But peace has many foes: Gorkon is soon dead, and Kirk is imprisoned in a Klingon gulag as the galaxy edges toward all-out war.
Cast
Cast
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Kim Cattrall, Mark Lenard, David Warner, Michael Dorn, Christopher Plummer
Director
Director
Nicholas Meyer
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Ghosts of Mars on DVD Ghosts of Mars
Synopsis
Two centuries in the future, a squad of tough-as-nails cops are dispatched to a remote mining outpost on Mars to bring back a deadly criminal. When they get there, they have to fight off an army of miners who've been possessed by an unspeakable evil.
Cast
Cast
Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Clea DuVall, Pam Grier, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Cetrone, Rosemary Forsyth, Liam Waite, Duane Davis
Director
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Horror, Supernatural Horror, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Taken on DVD Taken
Synopsis
Originally airing on the Sci-Fi Channel, Steven Spielberg's captivating, award-winning miniseries chronicles 50 years of alien abductions involving multiple generations of three American families. Beginning with the infamous -- and disputed -- 1947 crash at Roswell, family members are abducted and probed by the "Greys" in space while facing their own crises here on Earth. Steve Burton, Catherine Dent and Dakota Fanning star.
Cast
Cast
Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue, Joel Gretsch, Adam Kaufman, John Hawkes, Ryan Hurst, Camille Sullivan, Steve Burton, Catherine Dent, Julie Benz, Julie Ann Emery, James N. Kirk, Desmond Harrington, Eric Close
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi, Syfy Channel
Rent Star Trek V: The Final Frontier on DVD Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Synopsis
Captain Kirk (William Shatner) leads his crew on a mission to free kidnapped diplomats. Arriving at the planet Nimbus III, Kirk and crew come face-to-face with the captor: a smiling Vulcan named Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill) who's Mr. Spock's half-brother. Obsessively searching for God, Sybok hijacks the Enterprise and sets a course for the center of the galaxy. The film marks Shatner's directorial debut.
Cast
Cast
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, David Warner, Laurence Luckinbill, Todd Bryant
Director
Director
William Shatner
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters
Rent The War of the Worlds on DVD The War of the Worlds
Synopsis
When a scorching meteor-like object crashes to Earth, a scientist waits three ill-fated days for the object -- a spaceship filled with Martians -- to cool. Meanwhile, the extraterrestrials continue their invasion of the planet.
Cast
Cast
Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Less Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Houseley Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees
Director
Director
Byron Haskin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers
Rent Predator 2 on DVD Predator 2
Synopsis
Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth -- and this time, it's drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Peter Hall, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Rubén Blades, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Robert Davi, Adam Baldwin, Kent McCord, Morton Downey Jr., Calvin Lockhart
Director
Director
Stephen Hopkins
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Starman on DVD Starman
Synopsis
In this sci-fi love story from John Carpenter, Jeff Bridges -- who received an Oscar nod for his work -- plays Starman, an alien who crashes on Earth and takes the form of a recently deceased man in order to evade authorities. On seeing the image of her dead husband before her, widow Jenny (Karen Allen) is frightened. But eventually, Starman wins her trust -- and her affection -- and she agrees to help him return to his home planet.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Phalen, Tony Edwards, John Walter Davis, Ted White, Dirk Blocker, M.C. Gainey, Sean Stanek, George 'Buck' Flower, Russ Benning, Ralph Cosham, David Wells
Director
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Alien Sci-Fi, Romantic Dramas
Rent Children of Dune on DVD Children of Dune
Synopsis
Twelve years after the events of Dune, political intrigue, rebellion and betrayal play out on an interplanetary level. To his horror, Arrakis emperor Paul Atreides (Alec Newman) has become the unintended figurehead of a violent dictatorship. With his enemies multiplying, Paul vanishes into the desert and waits as destiny shapes his twin heirs, Leto II and Ghanima. This miniseries is based on Frank Herbert's best-selling series of novels.
Cast
Cast
Alec Newman, Julie Cox, Ian McNeice, Steven Berkoff, Daniela Amavia, James McAvoy, Susan Sarandon, Alice Krige, Edward Atterton, P.H. Moriarty, Jessica Brooks, Barbora Kodetova
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Miniseries, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Syfy Channel
Rent Fantastic Planet on DVD Fantastic Planet
Synopsis
A band of humans -- known as Oms -- are kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue humanoid giants called Traags in director Rene La Loux's animated sci-fi classic, said to be based on the Soviet occupation of the Czech Republic. The story centers on an Om named Terr, who escapes his subjugation with a Traag learning device and eventually uses it to educate other Oms and incite them to revolt. The film nabbed the Grand Prix at Cannes.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Rene La Loux
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Alien Sci-Fi, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, French Language, France, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Starship Troopers: Invasion on DVD Starship Troopers: Invasion
Synopsis
In this action-packed CG animation adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi tale, a starship crew on a secret mission goes missing in a nebula, and other troopers must embark on a rescue mission while also combating invading alien bugs.
Cast
Cast
Luci Christian, David Matranga, Justin Doran, David Wald, Andrew Love, Leraldo Anzaldua, Sam Roman, Emily Neves, Melissa Davis, Kalob Martinez
Director
Director
Shinji Aramaki
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation for Grown-ups, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Thrillers, Japan
Rent Battlefield Earth on DVD Battlefield Earth
Synopsis
In the year 2000, an alien race known as the Psychlos devastated Earth and turned it into a wasteland. In the year 3000, the aliens -- led by the horrific Terl (John Travolta) -- still hold the surviving human population hostage and have forced Earthlings into slavery. But when human Johnny Goodboy Tyler (Barry Pepper) discovers the aliens' major weakness and leads the final fight for Earth's survival, the parasitic Psychlos are in for a shock.
Cast
Cast
John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsenti, Michael Byrne, Richard Tyson, Kelly Preston, Christian Tessier, Sylvain Landry, Christopher Freeman, John Topor, Shaun Austin-Olsen, Tim Post, Earl Pastko, Michel Perron
Director
Director
Roger Christian
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Bestsellers
Rent Europa Report on DVD Europa Report
Synopsis
In this nail-biting thriller, a private space-exploration company sends six astronauts to determine whether Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, can sustain life -- and what they find terrifies and transforms them.
Cast
Cast
Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz, Anamaria Marinca, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Karolina Wydra, Sharlto Copley, Dan Fogler, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Director
Director
Sebastian Cordero
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave on DVD War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave
Synopsis
Two years after the Martian Walkers landed on Earth and destroyed nearly everything and everyone, a second wave has arrived to finish the job. But mankind, determined to hold on to what's left, prepares to embark on a vengeful mission to Mars.
Cast
Cast
C. Thomas Howell, Christopher Reid, Kim Little, Jonathan Levit, Danna Brady, Fred Griffith, Darren Dalton, David Regal, Leslie Gomez, Zack Beseda, Jason S. Gray, Jonathan Nation
Director
Director
C. Thomas Howell
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent The Thing from Another World on DVD The Thing from Another World
Synopsis
According to many film fanatics, The Thing belongs in the pantheon of science fiction classics. This celluloid chronicle follows a team of scientists and researchers who discover an unclassifiable creature frozen in a block of ice. When the ice thaws, it unleashes a powerful, destructive creature that's bent on annihilating everything in its path.
Cast
Cast
Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer, James R. Young, Dewey Martin, Robert Nichols, William Self, Eduard Franz, Sally Creighton
Director
Director
Christian Nyby
Genres
Genres
Horror, Horror Classics, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Monsters
Rent Sphere on DVD Sphere
Synopsis
When a team of scientists (Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson) begins to investigate a giant spacecraft that's come to rest 1,000 feet under the sea, they discover that it not only appears to have come from the future but that it contains a mysterious sphere. The object soon begins to send out messages, not all of them friendly, in this Barry Levinson-directed film version of Michael Crichton's novel.
Cast
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber, Peter Coyote, Queen Latifah, Marga Gómez, Huey Lewis, Bernard Hocke, James Pickens Jr.
Director
Director
Barry Levinson
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Alien Sci-Fi, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Enemy Mine on DVD Enemy Mine
Synopsis
In this futuristic sci-fi tale, two outer-space adversaries marooned together -- one an earthling and the other a reptilian alien -- find themselves forced to set aside their hostility in order to stay alive.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus, Carolyn McCormick, Bumper Robinson, Jim Mapp, Lance Kerwin
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Dramas, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Dead Space: Downfall on DVD Dead Space: Downfall
Synopsis
A group of space miners uncovers evidence of humankind's creators, then unwittingly releases a violent alien race from within a faraway planet. Now, it's up to a special space crew to stop the evil beings from wreaking havoc on the human race.
Cast
Cast
Nika Futterman, Keith Szarabajka, Jim Cummings, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kelly Hu, Bruce Boxleitner, Lia Sargent, Hal Sparks, Jeff Bennett, Jim Piddock
Director
Director
Chuck Patton
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation for Grown-ups, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Zombies
Rent Critters on DVD Critters
Synopsis
When a team of Krites -- fuzzy aliens equipped with sharp teeth -- escape from an outer-space prison, they head straight for Earth and land in the quiet, rural town of Grovers Bend, Kansas, where they wreak havoc. As they invade a farm owned by Helen (Dee Wallace) and Brad Brown (Scott Grimes), a pair of extraterrestrial bounty hunters show up to put a stop to the mayhem. Stephen Herek's directorial debut spawned three creepy sequels.
Cast
Cast
Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes, Nadine Van der Velde, Don Keith Opper, Billy Zane, Ethan Phillips, Terrence Mann, Lin Shaye
Director
Director
Stephen Herek
Genres
Genres
Horror, Creature Features, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Horror, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Halloween
Rent Bad Taste on DVD Bad Taste
Synopsis
When an army of aliens invades Earth intending to sell humans as intergalactic hamburger meat, the New Zealand government calls in an elite team of psychotic assassins. But are these boys brutal enough to tackle the vilest villains in the universe? From director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), it's the ultimate battle of flying guts, splattering brains, exploding sheep and guzzling vomit, and is a favorite for horror comedy fans.
Cast
Cast
Pete O'Herne, Mike Minett, Terry Potter, Doug Wren, Peter Jackson
Director
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Genres
Horror, Cult Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Horror, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, B-Movie Horror, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Close Encounters of the Third Kind on DVD Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Synopsis
The 1977, 1980 and 1998 versions of Steven Spielberg's seminal sci-fi hit are collected in this exhaustive 30th anniversary edition, which also includes a 20-minute interview with the director as well as a feature documentary on the film.
Cast
Cast
Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Roberts Blossom, Philip Dodds, Cary Guffey
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Alien Sci-Fi, Blockbusters, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10
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