Best Invasion Movies


  • Battle: Los Angeles

    Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13, 2011)

    Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez, Will Rothhaar, Cory C. Hardrict, Jim Parrack
    For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul,... read more France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. -- (C) Sony
    • spitfiremk51
      spitfiremk51: . But it always come down to, in a movie like this, how does our race manage too defeat an alien invasion like that? I have no dought in real life we would have all died. But its a movie, and it do
      Reviewed 3 days days ago
    • fb1287381604
      fb1287381604: I actually enjoyed this film thought was an interesting new premise and entry in to the Alien Invas
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • fb700438696
      fb700438696: . Battle: LA is a typical "cliche" alien invasion film, it has all the same elements, not original and is a story with really no plot! so wha
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • Skyline

    Skyline (PG-13, 2010)

    Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed, Neil Hopkins
    A series of blindingly bright lights appear all over Los Angeles, mesmerizing the citizens of the ci... read morety while luring them to an uncertain fate in this sci-fi thriller from sibling filmmakers Greg and Colin Strause. As speculation regarding the origin of the mysterious lights runs rampant, a Los Angeles entrepreneur (Donald Faison), his best friend, Jarrod (Eric Balfour), and Jarrod's frightened girlfriend (Scottie Thompson) struggle to resist temptation as they seek out the source of the luminous threat. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb1568898591
      fb1568898591: Great alien invasion movie, chilling in most parts and slightly confusing in others (Note: the ending)
      Reviewed 49 days days ago
    • fb637737456
      fb637737456: Although it was nice to see a new idea in the alien invasion genre it still falls short of being a good movie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb580285704
      fb580285704: . Some cheesy moments, but overall decent. I love alien invasion movies, so I'm a little bias.
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds (PG-13, 2005)

    Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins
    An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction thriller,... read more freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann's parents' house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage. Also starring Tim Robbins, War of the Worlds was directed by Steven Spielberg, who had been planning the project for years, but set it aside until a wave of "alien invasion" films (led by Independence Day) had run its course. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • sbowtell
      sbowtell: An entertaining invasion flick with more heart than one might expect.
      Reviewed 44 days days ago
    • fb595080674
      fb595080674: apers off to a soft conclusion, but until then it's one of the most dazzling and entertaining alien invasion movies out there.
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • jgmcx5
      jgmcx5: . Earth gets invaded and man does it ever.Added in are some quite shocking scenes(gray skies as the invasion approaches, bodies floating in the river) A lot of fun!
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day (PG-13, 1996)

    Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch
    A group of intrepid humans attempts to save the Earth from vicious extraterrestrials in this extreme... read morely popular science-fiction adventure. Borrowing liberally from War of the Worlds, Aliens, and every sci-fi invasion film inbetween, director Roland Emmerich and producer and co-writer Dean Devlin present a visually slick, fast-paced adventure filled with expensive special effects and large-scale action sequences. The story begins with the approach of a series of massive spaceships, which many on Earth greet with open arms, looking forward to the first contact with alien life. Unfortunately, these extraterrestrials have not come in peace, and they unleash powerful weapons that destroy most of the world's major cities. Thrown into chaos, the survivors struggle to band together and put up a last-ditch resistance in order to save the human race. As this is a Hollywood film, this effort is led by a group of scrappy Americans, including a computer genius who had foreseen the alien's evil intent (Jeff Goldblum), a hot-shot jet pilot (Will Smith), and the President of the United States (Bill Pullman). While some critics objected to the film's lack of originality and lapses in logic, the combination of grand visual spectacle and crowd-pleasing storytelling proved irresistible to audiences, resulting in an international smash hit. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
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      fb1935409: As far as alien invasion films go, this is one of the most entertaining. Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith are great.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • fb595080674
      fb595080674: orderline cheesy patriotism, thrilling action sequences, and an excellent score to boot, this alien-invasion doomsday flick soars. This is the stuff summer movies are made of.
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
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      fb100000304301941: One of the better alien invasion movies, combines excellent visual effects and a gripping storyline. A host of skilled actor
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
  • Attack the Block

    Attack the Block (R, 2011)

    John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones
    From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner... read more-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone. -- (C) Sony Pictures
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      fb590635421: cunts acting like a bunch of cunts and you're supposed to be rooting for these guys during an alien invasion??? Bollocks. I switched off and pretended the aliens won.
      Rudeboyz & gang culture are the p
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • tonyguyan
      tonyguyan: A pretty good British entry into the alien invasion genre with a pretty good mixture of humour & black comedy. The twist in this movie is our u
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • fb523801962
      fb523801962: An alien invasion movie with a very fresh twist. Aliens hit Earth and attack a tower in the PJ's, where they
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
  • Signs

    Signs (PG-13, 2002)

    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Cherry Jones, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin
    Following the smash hit The Sixth Sense (1999) and the under-performing follow-up Unbreakable (2000)... read more, directing phenom M. Night Shyamalan returns to the summer box office landscape that served as the backdrop for his cinematic breakthrough. In Signs, another paranormal outing for the writer-director, Shyamalan explores the eerie implications of a 500-foot crop circle that mysteriously appears on the Bucks County, PA farm of reverend Graham Hess (Mel Gibson). As Hess and his family (Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin) try to take stock of what the sign means, and how its message incorporates into their faith, they start to get the feeling they are not alone in the fields behind their house. Shyamalan re-teams with producers Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer and Kathleen Kennedy, and produces the project in association with his Blinding Edge Pictures banner and Touchstone Pictures. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi
    • fb595080674
      fb595080674: A faithless preacher's spiritual journey, disguised as an alien invasion movie. It works, for the most part.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • DaJokersReviews
      DaJokersReviews: . Now with the possibility of an alien invasion, the Hess family has to prepare for the worst and find ways to protect them selves from the
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • fb100000716838411
      fb100000716838411: . This movie isn't your average alien invasion movie. It's a story with symbolism encrypted in the plot. Mel Gibson plays a former preache
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • District 9

    District 9 (R, 2009)

    Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka
    Director Neill Blomkamp teams with producer Peter Jackson for this tale of extraterrestrial refugees... read more stuck in contemporary South Africa. It's been 28 years since the aliens made first contact, but there was never any attack from the skies, nor any profound technological revelation capable of advancing our society. Instead, the aliens were treated as refugees. They were the last of their kind, and in order to accommodate them, the government of South Africa set up a makeshift home in District 9 as politicians and world leaders debated how to handle the situation. As the humans begin to grow wary of the unwelcome intruders, a private company called Multi-National United (MNU) is assigned the task of controlling the aliens. But MNU is less interested in the aliens' welfare than attempting to understand how their weaponry works. Should they manage to make that breakthrough, they will receive tremendous profits to fund their research. Unfortunately, the highly advanced weaponry requires alien DNA in order to be activated. When MNU field operative Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) is exposed to biotechnology that causes his DNA to mutate, the tensions between the aliens and the humans intensifies. Wikus is the key to unlocking the alien's technology, and he quickly becomes the most wanted man on the planet. Ostracized and isolated, Wikus retreats to District 9 in a desperate bid to shake his dogged pursuers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • ryantopping
      ryantopping: . Instead of the usual "alien invasion with no motivations" plot. We are shown that humanity can be the monsters against the alien
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • MattWilks1542
      MattWilks1542: The alien 'invasion' reinvented and turned into asylum seekers. An original concept and a great directorial deb
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1172022097
      fb1172022097: . Instead of the typical (however great it may be) story about alien invasion, this time they find themselves stranded on earth and living as refugee's. With plenty of a
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Darkest Hour

    The Darkest Hour (PG-13, 2011)

    Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman
    The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting ... read moreto survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects. -- (C) Summit
    • fb511895794
      fb511895794: . It's about a group of friends visiting Russia that arrive during the middle of an alien invasion. The aliens are invisible and react to electricity and they.....blah blah blah it's a cheap
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
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      fb697627516: .
      A worldwide electrical blackout is quickly followed by an alien invasion of swirling, jellyfish-like bio-electric organisms. Mankind is seemingly close to the brink
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • karsh2
      karsh2: A bunch of youths face a battle of survival on the streets of Moscow after an alien invasion. Could have been worse, but could have been a whole lot better
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
  • Battleship

    Battleship (PG-13, 2012)

    Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano
    Peter Berg produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the ... read moreseas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane. -- (C) Universal
    • fb585269399
      fb585269399: Another typical alien invasion movie. However, the fighting sequence & the special effects are what would keep you glued t
      Reviewed 36 days days ago
    • fb100002362637954
      fb100002362637954: . If you like invasion films then this one is one of the bad ones
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • karsh2
      karsh2: Silly sci fi alien invasion film but there is enough enjoyable action to divert you away from the predictability of it
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13, 2008)

    Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith
    Keanu Reeves tops this adaptation of the seminal 1951 sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still with... read more this 20th Century Fox production. Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) helms the story of an alien traveler, Klaatu (Reeves), who heads to Earth along with his bodyguard robot, Gort, to deliver a warning of planetary destruction if the people of the world fail to stop laying waste to the environment. Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Kathy Bates co-star in the David Scarpa-penned film. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • fb547062034
      fb547062034: typical alien invasion detroy the earth movie (but this time the aliens wanted to eliminate the people to save the
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • seriouslyzany
      seriouslyzany: R TO AN INDELIBLE CLASSIC

      This is no Independence Day, that nauseating "USA saves the day" alien invasion movie of 1996. In contrast, this movie marks the beginning of the end for self-congratulat
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • moviefan1725
      moviefan1725: . But this version is an effective, if uneven slien invasion tale with an ecological message at its heart. Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast as the emotion
      Reviewed 5 years days ago