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Movies Like Life

Alien horror movies are a staple in the film industry. From classics like Alien to newer hits like Life, aliens have always been an intriguing subject for filmmakers. From terrifying scenes of being hunted by aliens or even witnessing mankind’s destruction at their hands, these movies will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you with nightmares long after they finish! So without further ado here are some of our favorites movies like Life that will keep your eyes glued to the screen.

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Our top picks for the best movies like Life include: Event Horizon, Prometheus, The Titan, The Thing, Pandorum, Sputnik, and Alien.

1.  Sputnik

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Kicking off our list of movies like Life we have one that took us by surprise with how good it was! It’s a dark gritty alien movie that you simply cannot miss. If you want something that will keep you on edge then this one is perfect for you!

Sputnik Movie Description

A young doctor with who has recently been involved in some controversy has been offered an extremely classified job. She’s been brought in to research and examine a cosmonaut who returned to Earth with an unknown alien parasite living inside of him.

2.  Prometheus

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This franchise is one of our favorites ever created! Everything about this movie and the Alien movies in nothing short of amazing. We can’t get enough of these, we hope that another film is added to this series soon!

Prometheus Movie Description

Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) lead an expedition to the darkest corner of the universe after a clue about man kinds origin found on Earth leads them in that direction. The two young scientist hope to find very different answers. Shaw hope they’ll find benevolent godlike beings while Holloway hopes to prove any religious notions wrong. But neither of them could have expected what was really waiting for them.

3.  Alien

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Well, we think we said everything that needed to be said about this movie and series under Prometheus. Seriously, if you haven’t seen any of the Alien movies, you are truly missing out.

Alien Movie Description

Half way through their return home, the crew from the the commercial starship the Nostromo is awoken from their cryo-sleep due to a distress signal from an alien vessel. Things take a sinister turn when the crew finds a nest of eggs on the alien ship and a parasite latches onto one of the crew members.

4.  Event Horizon

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This one right here is a classic. Don’t let this movie’s age fool you! You’ll love every gripping second of this film. It really does get pretty crazy. Who doesn’t love a simple space mission gone horribly wrong story!

Event Horizon Movie Description

A team has been sent to investigate a vessel known as the Event Horizon after it mysteriously reappears after disappearing years ago. William Weir (Sam Neill), the creator of the vessel as well as a crew led by Capt. Miller (Laurence Fishburne), board the seemingly empty craft. However, it isn’t long before the horrors that took over the previous Event Horizon crew make themselves known.

5.  Pandorum

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This movie is pure terror. Just watch the trailer and you’ll understand what we mean. That creature in the film is absolutely terrifying and will most definitely give you nightmares. If you haven’t seen it, go ahead and give it a watch.

Pandorum Movie Description

 Payton (Dennis Quaid) and Bower (Ben Foster) have been awoken from their hypersleep chambers with no memory of who they are or what their mission is. Payton has decided to stay behind to listen over the radio transmitter while Bower goes out to search the rest of the ship. It isn’t long before the two of them realize they are not alone and what they chose to do next may determine the fate of mankind itself.

6.  The Thing

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Another classic! There is a remake of this movie but it really isn’t that good. Stick to the original with this one! A shape shifting monster alien thing is an awesome premise for a movie and this one does it right! We highly recommend giving this one a watch!

The Thing Movie Description

At their basecamp in a remote corner of Antartica, a group of researchers are disturbed by a helicopter trying to shoot down a sled dog. When the researchers take the dog in, it brutally attacks them as well as other canines in the camp. They quickly discover that the dog is actually a killer beast that can take the form of its victims. A helicopter pilot and the camps doctor lead a terrifying and bloody mission to hunt down the beast before it can claim more lives.

7.  The Titan

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This one didn’t do to well when it released and we really don’t know why. We really did enjoy this movie and thought it was pretty awesome. Imagine being part of an experiment that is mutating you to be able to live off Earth on a different planet or moon! That’s crazy! If that sounds pretty cool, then this movie is for you.

The Titan Movie Description

Not far into the future, it becomes apparent that humans time on Earth is coming to an end. Earth no longer has the resources needed to healthily support human life. Humanity’s only hope is traveling to Saturns moon, Titan. A military family is relocated to a military run base where the dad can undergo a genetic experiment which will allow him to evolve for space travel. The survival of the human race relies on the success of this questionably inhumane experiment.


That wraps it up for what we believe are the absolute best movies like Life that will give you the closest experience to watching Life itself. However, there are plenty more films out there that you need to add to your watch list after finishing the movies above. All these movies were just barely beat out by the one’s above, so it’s not like they are bad movies! So, if you’ve seen all the films above then go ahead and start enjoying these!

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