#19. Aliens (1986)


Twentieth Century Fox

– Director: James Cameron

– Stacker score: 92.3

– Metascore: 84

– IMDb user rating: 8.3

– Runtime: 137 minutes

For this blockbuster sequel to 1979’s “Alien,” director James Cameron cranked up the dial in virtually every department, delivering a longer runtime, more action, and more aliens, including a big momma alien. Set 57 years after the original, the film finds Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) waking up on a salvage ship. Soon enough, her worst fears are realized, as she joins a team of marines on a trip to a moon she knows all too well, where acid-spewing creatures await.