We're not telling which team triumphs in ''Cowboys & Aliens.'' But how have ETs fared in other movie matchups? (Spoilers ahead!)

By Grady Smith
Updated July 29, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Battle Friendly freaks are Earth’s only hope against invaders in this kid pic.
Winner Monsters, with a boost from an oversize human (voiced by Reese Witherspoon).

Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Battle Antarctica plays host to a slimy showdown between space titans.
Winner It’s a tie. Though a predator destroys the aliens and their queen, it dies while doing so.

Muppets from Space (1999)
Battle Gonzo’s alien species comes to retrieve him from Earth, but the government tries to kill the ”whatevers.”
Winner Everyone! Aliens and humans survive, and Gonzo sticks with the Muppets.

Avatar (2009)
Battle Pandora’s blue natives fight greedy humans for control of their home planet.
Winner The Na’vi expel the earthlings for good…or at least until the sequel.


  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 162 minutes
  • James Cameron