Updated: Dec 7, 2019
Picking a Top Ten has to be a combination of parameters. The movies that stay with you - characters, sequences, the aliens themselves and of course a smart plot and the inevitable special effects.
You have the spectacular Avatar that gave us a wonderful new world, a new language and the playground for the old problems of good old Planet Earth- greed and power.
You have the courage of Ripley willing to go back to get Newt even though she’s terrified of the alien.
You have the lovable ET who has stayed in the hearts of children now turned adults.
Good old classics like The Thing and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
District 9 that gave us aliens who showed us more about our human flaws than we are capable of seeing ourselves.
Good old chest thumping, mind numbing action of the Independence Day kind.
You have the Abyss which has to qualify has one of those really beautiful alien movies.
The outrageous cowboy wise-cracking action of the Men in Black and the purity of the search for the beings out there in the Contact.
Our twenty nominees always make it tough for us to choose - but TopTen is about a Top Ten.
We’re sure you’ll have your version of the Top Ten so please go ahead and vote for yours. Here’s our list: