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I'm posting this for a friend. He recalls that there's a scene in the movie where two friends find a (naked) guy who turns out to be an alien.

When the police came to their house to investigate a stranger in the neighborhood, friends hide the guy in the back room. When police check the house they only see a dog in the room. It turns out the alien guy can shapeshift.

There was also a scene where a girl kisses the alien, which he doesn't know how to do.

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  • Does your friend know roughly when they watched the film? Can they remember the setup? Had the alien been around for a while and recently escaped like in Paul or had it just (crash) landed? How did the alien come to these people? etc.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Apr 29 at 8:17
  • You could improve this question by going through the checklists here and editing in any relevant info you can think to add.
    – Valorum
    Apr 29 at 8:20
  • Probably 90's or early 2000s he says he watched it as a child. Don't think alien been on earth so long because they found him naked
    – McCall
    Apr 29 at 9:12
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This sounds like a possible match for "Amanda and the Alien", a made-for-cable movie that aired on Showtime in 1995, and more recently on Rifftrax in 2020. (I highly recommend you pick the Rifftrax version if you're gonna watch this thing...)

Most points match your description fairly closely:

"two friends find a (naked) guy who turns out to be an alien"

The main character (Amanda) meets the alien, currently in the form of a beautiful woman, in a bar and befriends the alien to help it "get its Earth act together" so it can escape. Eventually the alien reveals it needs to eat living beings to survive. Amanda invites her jerk boyfriend over and leaves them together so the alien can feed. After some hanky-panky, the alien eats him assumes his form. The alien is a lot nicer than her now-ex, so they get together.

Eventually, government agents track Amanda to her apartment. As they question her, the alien (after a night of hanky-panky and having no idea of Earth social norms) walks around the house naked while the government agents question Amanda.

So, "two friends" - check (more or less) - "befriend" - check (more or less) - "naked guy who turns out to be an alien" - check. (Especially if your friend was a child when he saw it, this would check out.)

"When police check the house they only see a dog in the room. It turns out the alien guy can shapeshift."

The alien definitely "shapeshifts" every time it consumes a new person, because it takes their form.

The dog is the only point that does not match. I do not recall the alien turning into a dog, and a quick fast-forward through the Rifftrax version does not reveal anything more than a cat in a few scenes. For what it's worth, though, I remember thinking "I bet he's going to turn into the cat!" when the government agents were there, and it turned out to happen another way, so who knows! Maybe this was a false memory on your friend's part?

" a scene where a girl kisses the alien, which he doesn't know how to do."

Big check. It's a Showtime movie from the mid-90's. Approximately half the movie was predicated on "alien doesn't know about sex" sexual tension.

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  • The first point doesn't seem like a good match if the alien was in the form of a woman rather than a man. Doesn't sound like the alien was found naked either, from your description. Apr 29 at 20:13
  • I didn't remember the name of this movie, but it was the first possibility I thought of (having seen it when it premiered on Showtime). It's not as bad as Prey, but it's still pretty bad.
    – Buzz
    Apr 30 at 0:29
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Could this be Prey (1977)?

  • Alien arrives naked - Check.
  • Turns into a dog to evade police - Check.
  • Scene where alien resists being kissed - Check.

A deadly shape-shifting alien infiltrates a country house occupied by two lesbians, and proceeds to study their behaviour, for a sinister purpose.

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    For the record, this movie is awful. You need to get a new friend, one with better taste in films.
    – Valorum
    Apr 29 at 10:47
  • Good one but this is not the one. He does not remember much of a carnage so it may not even be a horror movie. And alien turns himself into a normal black dog.
    – McCall
    Apr 29 at 12:02

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