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All of us get curious about the end of the world from time to time. It is only natural to think about the unknown and get fascinated. Since most of us keep thinking about aliens and dooms day, production houses, and the entertainment industry is trying to cash on this. 

If you look at the stats, you will notice that alien invasion-based movies have been in fashion for the longest. The best thing about these movies is that they never stop trending, every new alien invasion movie is better, and even with the same story, it attracts an audience. 

Bad CGI, old customs, bad acting, boring storyline, or weird props nothing disappoints the audience and the audience keeps coming. However, the number of alien movies is increasing every day. Moreover, people watching these movies keep looking for similar movies. It is as if you have entered a rabbit hole and there is no exit once you are there. If you are also a sci-fi and alien invasion fan, you need to stay put because we will look at some of the most iconic alien invasion movies of all time. 

For streaming these movies, you can use cable TV or a streaming service. Although most people choose streaming services, the list is diverse so you will be required to use multiple streaming services if you want to watch all the movies on the list. However, if you choose cable TV you can have access to all these movies or you can request a title if it is not available in the content library. We recommend using Optimum Cable, as it offers the best service and a huge channel lineup.  

Once you are signed up with a stable cable provider, you can go ahead and explore the best alien invasion movies that we have mentioned below. 

5 Best Alien Invasion Movies of All Time

 

  • Avatar 

 

Release: 2009 

Available on: Disney+, Vudu, and Google Play.

Runtime: 2hr. 42min

Genre: Sci-fi and Action

Synopsis: A paraplegic man gets into the shell of an alien to get to the alien land on the mission. Making memories, becoming a part of the family, and being welcomed by locals, his loyalties are soon put to test when he has to continue the mission he came for. 

Avatar is a flagship movie that perfectly mixes sci-fi with aliens. So far, no other movie has made the same impact as Avatar. Apart from the animation and the perfect cinematography, the concept of the movie and its story writing are commendable. Appreciated by audience and critics, this movie has so far set a benchmark that cannot be achieved by another. 

 

 

  • The Avengers

 

Release: 2012

Available on: Disney+, Google Play, and Amazon Instant Video

Runtime: 2hr. 23min 

Genre: Action and Adventure 

Synopsis: Loki becomes a threat to the world causing nick fury to take some action. Along with his squad of superheroes, he designed an Avenger initiative to ensure that citizens stay safe and the problem is kept at bay. 

What happens when you put all your favorite Marvel heroes in the same movie and then add a hint of Doom's Day? Well, this might seem like just another Marvel movie for some but for avid fans, it is something that they will gladly sell their soul for. If you are also a Marvel or superhero movie fan, you need to defiantly watch this if you haven’t already. 

 

  • A Quiet Place

 

Release: 2018 

Available on: Netflix 

Runtime: 1hr. 30min 

Genre: Horror and Sci-fi

Synopsis: A blind noise killing millions and wiping away civilization is now threatening a family. To stay safe, everyone has to avoid noise and switch to silent sign language to avoid being killed and detected by the creature. 

A complete family movie, this is a horror movie that you will never forget. Staring the real-life couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, the movie was equally loved by the critics and the audience. From a grappling plot to stunning script writing and fabulous acting, this movie is a perfect example of an exceptional and gripping performance.  

 

  • Edge of Tomorrow

 

Release: 2014

Available on: Netflix, Apple TV, and Google Play Movies

Runtime: 1hr. 53min

Genre: Sci-fi and Action

Synopsis: An avid soldier trainers a newbie to fight against aliens to keep the earth safe. However, things should be done within a limited time before the time loop breaks. 

This movie is a perfect combination of futuristic fun, time loop, and alien invasion. Moreover, the casting will leave you spellbound as it has Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in the movie. Filled with action, thrilling situations, and a lot of adventure, you will get to enjoy this movie with friends and family. This movie is a treat for every sci-fi movie lover. 

 

  • Men in Black

 

Release: 2019 

Available on: Prime Video 

Runtime: 1hr. 55min 

Genre: Comedy, Adventure, and Sci-Fi 

Synopsis

Two agents are assigned to fight against the sinister alien plot while looking for a mole in their agency working as a double agent. 

Men in Black is one of the best and most interesting alien invasion-based movies you will come across. The movie was so popular that it was converted into a franchise. From slapstick to comedy that will leave you laughing fits some thrilling scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is an ideal watch for the weekend. If you enjoy the movie, you can also watch other movies in the same franchise. 

Bottom Line 

There is no doubt that you will find a lot of alien-based movies. However, within this plethora of alien-based movies, very few have a different story. The above-mentioned list has some of the best possible alien invasion movies that you can add to your list. 

The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2023-07-29 09:41:44

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