Alien Movies In Order (The Correct Way To Watch) - Endless Popcorn

The Alien series contains some of the best space horror films ever created. You simply cannot hate on the movies if you like the space, alien, and horror genres. Though we will say we could have done without the Alien Vs Predator movies. We’ll talk about those towards the end of this post.

With “newer” Alien movies such as Prometheus and Covenant being released, that may leave you wondering about the Alien movies’ timeline and which order you should watch these films in. Because of that, we have listed all the Alien movies in order chronologically and in their release date order. We just finished re-watching all these films in the proper chronological order which was epic! Not to mention, there are still some gaps that new movies could fill, giving us hope that a new addition to the series is in the works! We’ll kick things off with the Alien movies in chronological order.

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How To Watch The Alien Movies In The Correct Order

  • Prometheus (2089-2093)
  • Alien: Covenant (2104)
  • Alien (2122)
  • Aliens (2179)
  • Alien 3 (2179)
  • Alien Resurrection (2379)

How To Watch The Alien Vs. Predator And Alien Movies In Chronological Order

  • AVP: Alien vs Predator (About 90 years before Prometheus)
  • AVPR: Alien vs Predator – Requiem (Immediately after AVP/About 90 years before Prometheus)
  • Prometheus (2089-2093)
  • Alien: Covenant (2104)
  • Alien (2122)
  • Aliens (2179)
  • Alien 3 (2179)
  • Alien Resurrection (2379)

All The Alien Movies And Predator Movies In Order Of Release

  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Predator 2 (1990)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997)
  • AVP: Alien vs Predator (2004)
  • AVPR: Alien vs Predator – Requiem (2007)
  • Predators (2010)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Alien: Covenant (2017)
  • The Predator (2018)

That about wraps it up for the Alien movies and Predator movies in chronological order as well as release date order. For the Alien movies, you should have noticed that there is a pretty decent gap between Covenant and the original Alien. A difference of almost 20 years! Plus, with the way Covenant ended, there should be another addition coming which has us very excited. 

Now, we’ll re-list all the Alien movies and predator movies in release date order but we’ll be adding each movie’s trailer, and synopsis, as well as where you can watch each film!

1.  Alien

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Alien Movie Description

The crew of the commercial starship the Nostromo has been awakened from their cryo-sleep when a distress call from an alien vessel is intercepted. Due to the law, they must go investigate it and put off their journey back home until they uncover what’s wrong. The horrors start when the team comes upon a nest of alien eggs inside the alien ship. When one of the creatures from the eggs attaches itself to one of the crew members’ faces and puts him in a coma, one thing becomes clear. They should have never stopped their journey home.

2.  Aliens

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Aliens Movie Description

Lt. Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle has been found in deep space by a salvage team after floating around for 57 endless years. Once they arrive at LV-426, there is only one survivor. A 9-year-old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). The crew is in for a major reckoning. Even these battle-hardened marines serve no match for the countless numbers of aliens that have invaded and killed off the colony.

3.  Predator

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Predator Movie Description

Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. After he and his team arrive in Central America, they discover that something is horribly wrong—they are being hunted by a killer creature with superhuman strength and the ability to blend into its surroundings, rendering it nearly invisible.

4.  Predator 2

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Predator 2 Movie Description

The pressure on Michael Harrigan (Danny Glover), a Los Angeles police officer, to solve a strange string of murders is mounting. Harrigan thinks the culprit can be found among the warring gangs and drug cartels. However, FBI Special Agent Peter Keyes (Gary Busey) knows the horrible truth: The thing behind these murders is a terrifying extraterrestrial predator with powerful night vision and the ability to make itself undetectable.

5.  Alien³

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Alien 3 Movie Description

After crash landing on the planet Fiorina 161, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) finds herself being the only surviving member of her crew. The dying planet is the home of former maximum-security prison inmates. Ripley finds herself in an uncanny situation once again and is put under scrutiny and skepticism.

The alien begins to hunt down all the guards and inmates leaving a trail of blood and bodies wherever it goes. Now, against all odds and without any modern technology or weapons, Ripley must lead the men around her into battle against the sinister creature which has dismantled the life of countless people.

6.  Alien Resurrection

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Alien: Resurrection Movie Description

It has been 200 years since Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) gave her life in order to kill the alien queen and save humanity. The company which once employed Ripley has since then been dissolved. Now, the military is tasked with breeding and controlling the deadly aliens. Scientists have managed to clone Ripley using samples from her previous life so that they can extract the alien queen inside of her.

This new Ripley contains both the DNA of the alien and the old Ripley. Due to this, her emotional state is unstable and it makes her question where her allegiance lies. When the aliens escape and begin killing and terrorizing the crew, Ripley must find a way to escape the deadly ship. Along the way, she makes a discovery that pits her against both humanity and the alien race. She has very little time to decide who she truly is if she wants to save the human race once again.

7.  Alien vs. Predator

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AVP: Alien vs Predator Movie Description

Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) funded an expedition to Antarctica in the hopes of finding a mysterious heat source that had been detected. Led by a tough guide, Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan) and her team uncovered a pyramid but also find dangerous parasitic aliens. To make the situation worse, other extraterrestrial species arrive to hunt the other alien parasites, leaving the humans caught in the middle of the conflict.

8.  Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

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AVPR: Alien vs Predator – Requiem Movie Description

In the small town of Gunnison, Colorado, the residents are in for a big fight. Two deadly alien species have come to Earth, and have brought their war with them. The aliens are nearly indestructible, while the Predator is on a mission to wipe out all traces of the Alien infestation. The residents of the town will also have to fight for their lives if they want to survive.

9.  Predators

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Predators Movie Description

A mercenary and a group of killers must work together to survive on a mysterious planet or become the latest trophies of fearsome intergalactic hunters.

10.  Prometheus

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Prometheus Movie Description

A clue has been found on Earth that may lead to the answer mankind has forever longed for. Where do we come from? The discovery leads a team of explorers the darkest outskirts of the universe. Leading the team are two brilliant scientists. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) hopes the beings they meet are benevolent and may in someway answer their religious beliefs. While Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) wants to disprove any religious and spiritual notions. But when they finally arrive neither scientists nor crew members could have ever prepared for the horrors which happen next.

11.  Alien: Covenant

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Alien: Covenant Movie Description

The colony ship known as the covenant believes they have discovered a paradise planet on their way to another planet on the other side of the galaxy. They make a stop on this stunning planet and meet a synthetic survivor from the deadly Prometheus expedition named David (Michael Fassbender). This beautiful world quickly takes a dark and sinister turn when aliens begin attacking the crew forcing them to fight for their survival.

12.  The Predator

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The Predator Movie Description

The universe’s most lethal hunters have returned to Earth, and they are stronger, smarter, and deadlier than ever. Having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species, they are now out to end the human race. Now, it’s up to a group of former soldiers and an evolutionary biologist must stop them before it is too late.

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