They can be horrifying. They can be planet devouring. But sometimes, the aliens that pop up in movies and TV just make you wanna go "Awwwww" instead of "Arghrghrgrgh!" Granted, cuteness doesn't mean they're any less deadly, but it can make a nice change to be devoured by something adorable. In honor of those aliens who just make us want to cuddle them, here is a list of the 10 most adorable aliens of all time.
Yes, they have their detractors, but Jim Henson knew what he was doing to our cute receptors when he created these furry, singing, peace loving forest dwellers on the moon Endor. They even got Han Solo to do a sing-a-long! If that isn't adorable, we don't know what is.
Sure, they're literally human fat, and when they are born they explode out of you. But c'mon. They're sooooo teeny. And they have the most adorably squeaky non-verbal vocalizations. Also, they wave as they pop out of you, so they're friendly! And how can you not love the ones with the single snaggletooth? These sugar-wogums don't know they're killing you and you just want to pinch their cheeks as they do. Never has there been a more adorable human devouring parasite.
They're balls of fur. They eat like mad. They reproduce (A LOT). They purr when you pet them. What's not to love about these carnivorous space bunnies?
Very similar to Ewoks, except less furry. Sort of a cross between a human and a dinosaur, they too like to sing and dance and be merry. They too have adorable squeaky language. How could the Skekis enslave these cutie patties and drain them of all their podling life force?
He's Kira's pet... monster? He barks, he yelps, he looks like a mobile dust mop. Basically, the best lap alien in existence.
You can take your 8th, 6th, 11th and 9th Doctor Time Lords and combine them in a timey-wimey blender. The 10th Doctor will always have our hearts. He wore a suit—with Converse sneakers! He had that long, dramatic brown coat. He wore glasses to LOOK SMARTER (and he admitted it). Plus, occasionally he would break out in a Scottish accent. If that's not adorable (served with a side of dangerous) we don't know what is.
An alien that can hang ten and successfully pull off an animated Disney montage? Please. We were in love from the first poster.
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This little alien helper helped a young Chinese boy reconnect with his father, while saving the boy's school grades and social status. It's the Chinese version of E.T., on cute steroids. Not convinced? Watch and prepare to want to fall in love.
It's a young Joseph-Gordon Levitt! He has shoulder length hair, and a pre-pubescent voice. Plus, he's that weird kid in school who you kinda have a crush on, but would never admit... until he shows you his cool spaceship. Nice.
It was hard to tell who took home the cute award in this movie: E.T., the lovable alien who just wanted to go home, or a young Drew Barrymore. Still, we gotta favor E.T. His finger glowed! And he was so wistful. Sigh. That Spielberg. He sure knows how to tug the heartstrings.
Did we miss any adorable aliens?