Alien (1979)

 Rated R, just like this violent movie is.

The monumentally influential sci-fi/horror hybrid that pits Ripley against the xenomorph is the subject of our 62nd Next 100 Project podcast. Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver and dozens of talented people made a classic that was one of the most egregious oversights in AFI Top 100 history. This is a juicy episode, so order up some juicy Sparkplug Coffee and then zap this sucker into your ears!

For The Record: Ripley is 8th (not 6th) on the Top 50 Heroes list (and she’s recognized for her performance in Aliens, not Alien).


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Links to: Aliens and Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection and Prometheus and Alien Covenant and 2001: A Space Odyssey and Jaws and Star Wars and Halloween and Blade Runner

Previously on the Next 100 Project: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

May 29th on the Next 100 Project: Paths Of Glory