• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Aliens” is a 1986 science-fiction action film directed by and starring , Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, and Bill Paxton. The movie is the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 film “Alien” and follows Ellen Ripley () as she returns to the planet where she first encountered the alien creature, this time accompanied by a team of Marines, to investigate a loss of communication from a colony.

The film was a critical and commercial success, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest action and science-fiction films of all time. It won two Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Editing, and was nominated for five others, including Best Actress for . The movie is praised for its intense and thrilling action sequences, imaginative world-building, and Weaver's iconic portrayal of Ripley as a strong and capable hero. It spawned several sequels, as well as numerous spin-offs and adaptations in other media.

Directed by
Produced by Gale Anne Hurd
Screenplay by
Story by David Giler Walter Hill
Based on Characters
by Dan O'BannonRonald Shusett
Music by James Horner
Cinematography Adrian Biddle
Edited by Ray Lovejoy
Brandywine Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date July 18, 1986
Running time 137 minutes
Country United StatesUnited Kingdom[1]
Language English
Budget $18.5 million
Box office $131.1–183.3 million


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