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Below is a list of my favorite movies about alien invasions:


1-The Avengers

1. "The Avengers" (2012) - In what probably is one of my favorite movies of all time, various Marvel Comics heroes band together to battle an alien invasion led by Thor's stepbrother, Loki. The movie featured superb writing and direction by Joss Whedon.


2. "Avatar" (2009) - In this twist on the alien invasion genre, James Cameron produced, wrote and directed this visually stunning tale about a paraplegic ex-marine who becomes part of a unique science program on the moon of another planet and ends up helping the inhabitants of Pandora to protect their world from Human invaders. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana star.

3-Independence Day

3. "Independence Day" (1996) - Dean Devlin produced and Roland Emmerich directed this blockbuster about humanity facing an alien invasion during the Fourth of July weekend. Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman starred.

4-Battle - Los Angeles

4. "Battle: Los Angeles" (2011) - Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez star in this surprisingly satisfying science-fiction thriller about a platoon of U.S. Marines battling invading aliens in Los Angeles.

5-War of the Worlds 2005

5. "War of the Worlds" (2005) - Steven Spielberg directed this excellent adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1898 novel about a New Jersey man who tries to keep his family intact during an alien invasion. Tom Cruise starred.

6-Men in Black 3

6. "Men in Black 3" (2012) - Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin starred in this entertaining third entry in the MEN IN BLACK franchise about Agent J's effort to prevent an alien assassin from killing his partner in the past . . . an act that will allow the assassin's species to invade Earth. Barry Sonnenfeld directed.

7-Cowboys and Aliens

7. "Cowboys and Aliens" (2011) - Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford starred in this entertaining adaptation of Scott Mitchell Rosenberg's graphic novel about a New Mexico community in the 1870s, staving off an alien invasion. Jon Favreau directed.

8-Star Trek - First Contact

8. "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996) - Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E travel to Earth's past to prevent the Borg from assimilating Earth. Jonathan Frakes directed.

9-War of the Worlds 1953

9. "The War of the Worlds" (1953) - Gene Barry and Ann Robinson starred in this solid (and first) adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1898 novel about Martians invading Earth. Byron Haskin directed.

Date: 2012-11-20 03:40 am (UTC)
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Great list! I would also add District 9; fantastic movie!

Date: 2012-11-20 03:54 am (UTC)
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District 9 isn't about an alien invasion. It's about aliens trapped on Earth.

Date: 2012-11-21 02:56 am (UTC)
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What about Predator?

Date: 2012-11-21 06:25 am (UTC)
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Saw it once. Not a big fan. Sorry.

Date: 2012-11-25 12:21 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't include Avatar or Star Trek on the list- neither involves non-earth life invading our habitat. Both are much more human expansionism.

Super 8

Date: 2012-12-31 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think you forgot this one:

Date: 2015-01-29 11:42 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't include Avatar or Star Trek on the list- neither involves non-earth life invading our habitat. Both are much more human expansionism.

My list is about one species invading the habitat, planet or community of another. In "AVATAR", the humans are the invading species. So that movie remains on my list, thank you very much. And so will "STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT", since the invading species is the Borg - regardless of how many other species they have "assimilated".

"SUPER 8" is not about an alien invasion. The movie is about a group of kids who discover that the Air Force is after an alien who has been held prisoner on Earth and is trying to escape and return home.
Edited Date: 2015-01-29 11:44 pm (UTC)


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