The Alien franchise has given us eight feature films in the past four decades that have gone on to collectively gross over $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office. The latest installment, Alien: Covenant, hit theaters on May 19th, and finds Ridley Scott back in the director’s chair for his third Alien film. So far, reviews have called Covenant a worthy addition to the franchise, which delivers on the scares that were largely absent from 2012’s Prometheus.

Though the original 1979 film and its direct sequel are often regarded as some of the greatest sci-fi films ever made, there are a number of films in the Alien franchise ...

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