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Alien - All films in the correct order

Here you will find all the films in the Alien series, both in the chronological order of their plot and in the order of their release.

While alien connoisseurs the correct order of films can probably still recite in their nightmares, it is difficult for viewers who occasionally take a look at the Alien franchise: There is no continuous numbering, and for some years now there have been prequels to the old parts.

The big making-of for Alien

To make it easy for newbies to enter the alien world, we have the 6 films in the series so far in chronological order according to their action. So the prequels come before the original films, even though they came out later. This is followed by the order of the release date and brief information on the content of each film.

The chronological order of the Alien films according to their plot

Take a look at all the alien films in the ranking:

All alien films in the ranking

The order of the alien movies after their release

  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens Return (1986)
  • AlienĀ³ (1992)
  • Alien: The Rebirth (1997)
  • Prometheus - Dark Signs (2012)
  • Alien: Covenant (2017)

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  • Prometheus - Dark Signs
    In 2089, archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charles Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) found evidence that life on earth was created by aliens.
    In 2093 they are part of a Prometheus space mission to find these creators.
  • Alien: Covenant
    In 2104 the colony ship Covenant lands with terraforming expert Daniels (Katherine Waterston) on a heavenly planet, where they meet the android David (Michael Fassbender) from Prometheus - Dark Signs as well as various hostile aliens.
  • Alien - The creepy creature from an alien world
    In 2122, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and the crew of the Nostromo discover extraterrestrial life forms on a strange planet, one of which gets on board and decimates the crew.
  • Aliens - The Return
    In 2179, Ripley returns to the planet of the firstfruits after an extended hypersleep and meets countless aliens.
  • AlienĀ³
    In 2179 Ripley ends up in a penal colony, where unfortunately an alien is growing up.
  • Alien - The rebirth
    In 2379, Ripley is resurrected as a clone; besides her own, she also has DNA from the alien queen. But regular aliens have also been revived by cloning.

If you want to find out more information about the individual Alien films, you can find them here with us: Alien - We explain the order and future of the franchise to you.

There are also two Alien vs. Predator films that have no direct connection with the main series:

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