A new addition to the Alien franchise is almost upon us, as director Ridley Scott prepares to release the much anticipated Alien: Covenant on May 19. And while expectations are always high for a new installment in the fictional universe that Sir Ridley Scott (yup, he’s really a knight) started back in 1979, those expectations have not always been met. While many of the Alien sequels and spin-offs have been amazing, just as many have been over-hyped and extremely disappointing. Yet the almost 40-year-old franchise continues and us fans hold our breathe for each new sequel, hoping that it will revitalize the series and recall the thrills we all felt with the first two Alien movies. As we wait for Alien: Covenant (and the eventual Alien: Awakening, date TBA), we thought we would rank all of the Alien movies from worst to first, including the two Alien vs. Predator films. Say what you want, but AvP is part of the legacy here too.
7. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
This is hands down the worst movie featuring everyone’s favorite xenomorph. The 2007 effort Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is nothing more than a cheap attempt to cash in on the popularity of both the Alien and Predator brands. Featuring a cast of largely unknown actors, this movie is about a hybrid Alien/Predator called a “Predalien” that runs amok in rural Colorado. It’s up to a local sheriff and band of Predators to try to stop the hybrid face-hugger before it kills too many people. With a lame story, bad acting, and cheap special effects, this film was savaged by critics and disowned by fans. It currently has a 12 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Surprisingly though, this movie, which was released on Christmas Day, turned out to be a box office hit. It grossed nearly $130 million at the global box office and debuted at number one in Blu-ray and DVD sales. A bad movie, but it performed well enough financially to keep the franchise alive.