A seminal work of late '70s science fiction, ALIEN remains notable for its influence as well as its excellence.
The crew of the industrial spaceship Nostromo lands on the surface of a mysterious planet and discovers a crashed spacecraft. Inside, a strange egg disgorges a multilegged lifeform that latches onto the face of crewman Kane (John Hurt), who, unconscious, is brought back to the Nostromo. There, the
creature resists all attempts to dislodge it. Soon, however, it disappears, only to turn up dead later as Kane revives, apparently none the worse for wear. The Nostromo takes off, and while the crew is having dinner, a snakelike creature ...