Sci-fi Movies

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Alien (1979)

Directed by sci-fi pioneer Ridley Scott, Alien follows the crew of a commercial space ship, who encounter Alien, a deadly creature that leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake. The film’s claustrophobic atmosphere was inspired by classic sci-fi stories, but it struggled to get funding until Star Wars showed that spectacular sci-fi could bring in the big bucks. One of the film’s stand-out techniques was to never show the full horror of the eponymous Alien — it’s a brilliant and terrifying way to build suspense that’s been endlessly copied and riffed on ever since.

IMDB: 8.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

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