The top 10 best UFO documentaries of all time will not tell you if the truth is out there. Good documentaries about aliens will not answer any more questions, but they will at least try to convince you of the possibility that we are not alone. Whether you believe or you just like learning about nutty conspiracy theories, here are some films that are sure to entertain.
- “Alien Autopsy.” If the hoax had never been exposed, this would still remain controversial. The Fox film did at least give Jonathan Frakes a job after he finished playing Commander Riker on "Star Trek: the Next Generation."
- "I Know What I Saw.” – The greatest criticism levied against UFO documentaries involves what the people saw. This documentary features people relating their stories. The stories are not all of the usual backwoods encounter stories, either.
- "UFOS: The Secret History” – This UFO documentary from a Canadian filmmaker tracks the beginning of the UFO phenomenon from 1947 and onward. The viewer also gets treated to the history of some interesting conspiracy theories.
- “It Has Begun” – This is one of the best UFO documentaries from the 1970s and managed to spark its own conspiracy theory. The idea that an alien space ship landed at Hollman Air Force Base is amusing. Even less likely is the idea of space aliens meeting with base personnel.
- “Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs Seeing is Believing” – The late Peter Jennings conducted an interview of researchers and other people interested in the UFO phenomenon. Jennings took a more human-interest angle rather than taking a position on whether or not UFOs existed.
- ”UFO Cover-Up Live.” What makes this one of the top ten best UFO documentaries is its use of "M*A*S*H" actor, Mike Farrell. The only thing that could have made it better was including Alan Alda, Harry Morgan and Larry Linnvile. It may have gotten even more viewers as a "M*A*S*H" reunion. You also learn that aliens enjoy strawberry ice cream.
- “Best Evidence: UFO Sightings” – Have you ever wondered if there is any credible evidence for alien spacecraft? This film makes the list of best UFO documentaries because it sorts through all the known hoaxes and focuses only on the items that have not been explained.
- “Penn and Teller’s Bullshit Episode – UFOs” – The viewer may wish for a different title for this show, but if you've ever wondered if there might be completely terrestrial explanations to the UFO phenomenon, you can find them in this episode. However, the duo mistakenly gives Prozac prescriptions as proof that people who believe in aliens are delusional.
- “Pilot Sightings.” – People engaged in aviation are the most likely to see unidentified flying objects up close. The stories of airplane pilots are usually reported with extreme accuracy if the report occurs just after the sighting.
- “UFO Hunters.” – The documentary series on the History channel documents the lives and methods of UFO researchers. It's not as much about whether there are aliens or not as it is about documenting the lives of UFOlogists.
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