It look like the tag was intended to be used for aliens in general. From the tag's wiki :

An alien refers to a species that is not human. Typically, Aliens come from a place other than the planet Earth, though occasionally they are from different dimensions. Aliens are a common reoccurring theme in most Sci-Fi works.

But there's also the Alien franchise, and question on this topic are currently tagged using the general tag :

A new tag should be used to distinguish the 2 current use of the tag. We could create an "aliens-franchise" "alien-franchise" tag and move the above questions to it, but I fear it will lead to confusion.

Does someone have a better idea?

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    The actual movie Alien should probably be tagged alien-1979, and Aliens should be aliens-1986. The series is not called Aliens. as NorbyTheGeek points out alien-franchise would probably be best. The "Alien" aliens have always been called "alien xenomorphs" to avoid such ambiguity.
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Jan 4, 2012 at 2:23

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Perhaps "alien-franchise" would be a better tag name (without the "s"), since most of the movies don't have the "s" in their titles. Or "alien-series"?

Would this also include the Alien Vs. Predator films then?

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