Alien

Movie • 1979 • Horror  

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During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.
This movie contains 39 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
185 supporters
Yes
2
No
145
12
SadieRebeccaLaHote
There is no dog in this movie.
2 comments | Add comment
Abandonment
Yes
0
No
12
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Yes
1
No
12
7
Vagary
There is a cat who is sometimes in danger and thought to be lost, but he makes it out safe and sound with no injuries!
2 comments | Add comment
Abuse
Yes
1
No
18
2
Corellon
The ship AI is referred to as Mother, but aside from that, nobody even mentions having parents.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Is someone stalked?
15 supporters
Yes
68
No
16
14
LadyPendragon
Most of the movie is spent with the characters being hunted by the titular Alien, being found and then killed, which while not quite stalking, could be potentially triggering
1 comment | Add comment
Is there domestic violence?
50 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
68
-1
VioletSapphire
Arguably almost the entire cast of the movie, including a woman, are brutally killed for spectacle.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Yes
14
No
54
3
Mommagranate
There is some deception that could be triggering, but mainly Ripley is brushed off.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone abused with a belt?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is a child abused?
64 supporters
Yes
2
No
88
15
NearEastMugwump
You can't have child abuse in a movie if there are no children in the movie.
1 comment | Add comment
Addiction
7
Mommagranate
Self-rolled smoking, presumably tobacco
3 comments | Add comment
Is there addiction?
7 supporters
Yes
2
No
70
9
geoKgaming
No, but there is smoking
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone abuse alcohol?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
75
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
67 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Does a horse die?
52 supporters
Yes
1
No
109
12
NearEastMugwump
Not a single horse in this movie. I don't know what the Yes-voter is thinking.
2 comments | Add comment
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
94 supporters
Yes
7
No
113
21
Anonymous
Jonsey is OK.
3 comments | Add comment
Are animals abused?
109 supporters
Yes
10
No
81
19
CatoKitty
Not necessarily abuse, but Jones’ cage is flung by the alien and then thrown around a bit by Ripley during her escape. Can make cat owners uncomfortable.
2 comments | Add comment
4
NearEastMugwump
There are no dogs, thus no dog fighting.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
8
No
76
4
geoKgaming
Almost, he escapes without a scratch
2 comments | Add comment
Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
Yes
3
No
10
7
Corellon
Various distressed "mrrrrw" noises and hisses from Jonesy the cat as he faces issues such as the alien and even worse: humans trying to get him to move!
1 comment | Add comment
Are rabbits harmed?
36 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Does a cat die?
96 supporters
Yes
5
No
148
33
yummyfur94321
In the third act of the film Ripley makes it a point to recover Jones the Cat to evacuate him with her before the ship self-destructs. There's a moment of suspense when she has to abandon him when she catches sight of the monster but ultimately she gets herself and Jones off the ship. He's sleeping peacefully in her lap in the final scene.
3 comments | Add comment
Does a pet die?
85 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
30
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Yes
3
No
94
14
NearEastMugwump
There are NO dragons or anything dragon-like in this film.
(Did someone just go down the line pressing "yes" for everything!?)

1 comment | Add comment
Are there spiders?
26 supporters
Yes
28
No
60
15
Anonymous
The crew's attempts to remove an alien parasite latched onto a crew member's face involve a number of close-ups of the creature, showing it in full detail. The prop, made of various seafood bits among other things, is realistic-looking and may be unnerving for some.
6 comments | Add comment
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
Yes
8
No
74
8
PhillipSRaptor
The chestburster is very snake like but still not a snake
3 comments | Add comment
Are there sharks?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Are there bugs?
17 supporters
Yes
34
No
59
19
WillyFTW
The facehugger is incredibly buglike.
4 comments | Add comment
Assault
5
NearEastMugwump
In the director's cut Lambert slaps Ripley.
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone drugged?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Is there pedophilia?
61 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Is someone held under water?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Is rape mentioned?
42 supporters
Yes
0
No
15
3
Anonymous
Not directly, but theAlien is designed as a r!pe metaphor.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
14
1
Corellon
An android is badly beaten up.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone restrained?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
29
No
0
Yes
51
No
37
28
notgoingtoaddcomments
There is no literal sexual assault, but there are enough horrific metaphorical allusions to it that a sexual assault survivor would probably have their trauma triggered. Phallic objects being forcibly shoved down throats is a recurring element.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
4
MoonJellyfish
Someone’s entire face is covered by a crab-like creature.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Bodily Harm
Yes
24
No
46
7
Katie Clements Gillis
Alien explodes through mans chest
2 comments | Add comment
Are any hands damaged?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Is there throat mutilation?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
13
No
1
9
Anonymous
Cain begins choking horribly when the alien larvae exits his chest.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
15
No
1
4
Corellon
Yes, an android. Then there's a scene where human characters talk to the head. (Actor with his body hidden under the table.) His face is smeared with white coolant "blood" and it's gurgling out of his mouth.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there cannibalism?
22 supporters
Yes
1
No
65
0
NearEastMugwump
No creature eats another of its kind.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone crushed to death?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Is someone choked?
1 supporters
Yes
18
No
1
3
Insertnamehere
A bug-like creature sticks a tentacle into a man's neck and chokes him if it is moved.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
63
No
13
5
CharlieCharlie
The android is burned and you see his flesh melting off. Pretty graphic and gross.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
64
2
NearEastMugwump
No one gets buried, alive or otherwise.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there body horror?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
26
No
0
Is there amputation?
12 supporters
Yes
22
No
26
8
sarahcastic
Decapitation off a cyborg crewmember
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
75
No
2
7
CharlieCharlie
An android's head is squashed and knocked off of his body. His white "blood" is very visible and gets everywhere. A pretty gross scene.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Is there a hanging?
21 supporters
Yes
5
No
63
8
Mommagranate
Somebody's body discovery is indicated by hanging/swinging feet, but it is not suicide, and doesn't involve any rope or choking.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
15
No
3
2
Anonymous
People are choked, but do not choke do death. Therefore, no one asphyxiates.
1 comment | Add comment
Are any teeth damaged?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
70
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
19
No
2
Yes
81
No
1
10
Anonymous
The alien's larval form breaks out of a man's sternum.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
89
No
4
6
Anonymous
Cain goes into spasms when the alien larva exits his body.
3 comments | Add comment
11
sarahcastic
It’s implied that the alien penetrates a crewmember vaginally with its tail, but it happens off screen
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
10
No
55
7
sarahcastic
They try to cut off the “face-aliens” digit, aka finger
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone tortured?
54 supporters
Yes
18
No
51
9
gtovis
Ripley is attacked and is pinned down by another crewmate and he tries to shove a magazine down her throat. Can be very disturbing.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone fall down stairs?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
5
CharlieCharlie
The alien is shown falling out of the space shuttle to its death. More of a blown into space scene than a typical falling scene.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
76
6
NearEastMugwump
None that we can see.
Pun not intended.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
Yes
6
No
5
3
Corellon
Yes the Alien has a stabby attack.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
33
No
9
4
Agentreality
There are multiple violent murders including an infamous “chestburster” scene in which an alien rips apart a character’s ribcage while leaving his body. There is a lot of blood.
1 comment | Add comment
Children
Is an infant abducted?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
Yes
1
No
76
3
NearEastMugwump
The alien is at most only a few days old but...
1 comment | Add comment
Is a minor sexualized?
58 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
19
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
0
Does a major character die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
0
Yes
23
No
0
3
kabigon
An android/robot dies
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone die?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
20
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
31
Yes
0
No
10
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Family
Yes
7
No
52
5
sarahcastic
The alien takes off with a crewmember, but he is presumed dead
1 comment | Add comment
Does a parent die?
6 supporters
Yes
2
No
67
0
NearEastMugwump
The only confirmed parent survives the movie.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
1
No
68
1
NearEastMugwump
There are no romantic relationships, adulterous or otherwise.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
59
1
NearEastMugwump
There are no toys in this film.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a family member die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
28 supporters
Yes
107
No
1
8
Anonymous
Well gee, the cover's only used as the emblem for jumpscares...
In all seriousness, the Facehugger leaps from its egg violently, and Davis is attacked by the Alien suddenly when searching the airvents.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
62
5
passerby
not a spiritual possession, but someone’s body is removed from their control resulting in a seizure and gore
1 comment | Add comment
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
73
Are there clowns?
8 supporters
Yes
1
No
80
3
NearEastMugwump
Not a single clown appears in ALIEN.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is trypophobic content shown?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Are there razors?
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5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
14
Yes
1
No
71
1
mossraven
One of the crewmembers is shown, fully clothed, under dripping water, like rain.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
38
Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
Yes
90
No
10
20
Mawile
As spoiler free as possible: a character attacks Ripley. At first his sweat looks weirdly white. As he is trying to suffocate her other characters come in to stop him and hit him. He starts to spew white fluid of his mouth a little bit. Later when the crew wakes him back up the same white fluid leaks out of his mouth before he is able to talk.
5 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
11
Is there on-screen pooping?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
Yes
70
No
4
6
CharlieCharlie
Yes the android spits up liquid during its fight with Ripley.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
33
Is there farting?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Large-scale Violence
Yes
0
No
26
4
Anonymous
There cannot be 9/11 depictions if 9/11 hadn’t happened yet. Aka, if the movie was released before 9/11, 2001.
1 comment | Add comment
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
Yes
2
No
42
2
NearEastMugwump
No cops, thus no copaganda.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there incarceration?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Are there transphobic slurs?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Yes
0
No
9
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there bisexual cheating?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Medical
Yes
1
No
70
6
sarahcastic
No, but they try to zap the alien
1 comment | Add comment
Are needles/syringes used?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
61
5
NearEastMugwump
They. Are. On. A. Space. Ship. No institutions, mental or otherwise appear in this movie.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
76
No
2
10
Anonymous
Cain is placed in Sickbay when the Facehugger attacks him. There is also an endoscopy (a camera inserted into the stomach) video shown.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Does someone have cancer?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
70
Mental Health
Yes
4
No
21
2
Insertnamehere
Nobody is shown to suffer PTSD until the end... if you see the final moments and all of Aliens, then Ripley suffers from it
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
38 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
62
Is autism misrepresented?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is a mentally ill person violent?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
36
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Yes
0
No
18
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Yes
2
No
8
1
Corellon
Ripley breaks down crying upon discovering a bleak plot twist.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
27
No
3
2
Corellon
The various fantastical sci-fi sound effects can be very jarring and grating (beeps, whirrs, alarms, etc)
1 comment | Add comment
Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Yes
2
No
61
4
TheDreammweaver
Body horror elements. No body dysmorphia.
1 comment | Add comment
4
NearEastMugwump
When in the movie, Yes-Voter? Give us the timestamp.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
66
No
10
8
Little_Xenomorph
I‘d say it could be triggering that Lambert panicks all the time, especially when the Xenomorph is in front of her before she dies
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
78
No
1
6
Anonymous
Davis searching the air vents for the alien
5 comments | Add comment
Does someone have an eating disorder?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
64
Yes
2
No
61
1
Insertnamehere
Autism isn't even mentioned
1 comment | Add comment
8
porridgegoats
Assisted suicide in the 2003 edition (the director's cut), but not in the original.
2 comments | Add comment
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
14
No
0
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
Yes
2
No
35
3
NearEastMugwump
Unless you count the noise the freshly "hatched" alien.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
59
No
12
4
SmuttyBerry
Shakey cam is used several times through out the movie. Most chase and fight scenes have a lot of shaking effects
2 comments | Add comment
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
12
21
captainoliimar
There is extreme strobe effects throughout the majority of the end of the film that were uncomfortable even for someone without epilepsy
4 comments | Add comment
Paranoia
4
Insertnamehere
Yes. How does this have more "no" than "yes". The Alien is watching the crew for the entire film, even at times when they don't know it.
1 comment | Add comment
Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
42
No
30
29
Anonymous
If you count 'having an extraterrestrial larvae gnaw its way out of your chest cavity' to be 'giving birth,' then yes, there is a birthing scene.
3 comments | Add comment
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Yes
1
No
62
0
NearEastMugwump
No pregnancies in this movie. Thus, there can be no abortions.
1 comment | Add comment
2
Corellon
An alien egg hatches.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
62
6
ajzeg01
The alien Chestburster is possibly triggering.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
5
No
54
4
geoKgaming
Not a woman, but a man has a chest burster kill him, almost like child birth, could be triggering
1 comment | Add comment
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
58
Yes
2
No
79
17
RiftWitch
He's actually one of the last to die.
3 comments | Add comment
Are there homophobic slurs?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
49
4
NearEastMugwump
Judaism is not mentioned in any context, negative or otherwise.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
35
Is there hate speech?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
59
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Yes
42
No
30
24
3liza
Lambert is trans! This is not addressed in the script other than in a brief view of her personnel file.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
53
Are there n-words?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
51
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Race
Is there blackface?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Religious
Is religion discussed?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Sex
Yes
29
No
49
14
Samandthedog
People awaken from, & enter the hibernation pods in their underwear. No sexy lingerie, undershirts, boxers, Sigourney Weaver at end in basic bikini pants.
5 comments | Add comment
Is someone sexually objectified?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
15
Yes
7
No
12
6
Radioactive_Leech
There are pictures of nude women seen in the background of one of the fight scenes about midway through the movie
3 comments | Add comment
Is there bestiality?
45 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
15
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Are there incestuous relationships?
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48 supporters
Yes
1
No
68
2
NearEastMugwump
NONE of the characters in this film are related. Therefore incest DOES NOT HAPPEN.
1 comment | Add comment
Sexism
Yes
0
No
23
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Social
Is someone homeless?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
59
Are there end credit scenes?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Yes
39
No
24
15
Anonymous
The ending could be seen as rather bittersweet. Well, at least Jones survive...
3 comments | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
58
Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
7
No
51
9
CharlieCharlie
A spaceship is shown already crashed on a planet. The main ship in this film is destroyed by the end.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone hit by a car?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
58
Violence
Yes
16
No
41
16
OculusOrbus
Not a typical "mushroom cloud" type explosion, but there is a massive (easily nuke-sized, if not bigger) explosion that occurs in space.
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Is there blood/gore?
30 supporters
Yes
88
No
0
11
Anonymous
The film's Signature Scene involves a parasitoidic alien larva gnawing its way out of a man's chest cavity.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
59
Yes
9
No
43
9
CharlieCharlie
Flamethrower and harpoon gun violence.
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