Six decades after her brush with the man-hunting xenomorph, the hypersleeping Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is found in space by a salvage ship. To her horror she learns that a human colony has been founded on the same planet where the alien was first encountered... and all contact has been lost.
This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
Aliens was nominated for seven Academy Awards (with two wins!): Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Effects Editing. Sigourney Weaver was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar which is an incredible feat for a sci-fi film.