Are we alone in the universe? The answer is decided no. The alien intrusion remains perhaps the most well-known story line in science-fiction cinema. Its claim is simple: While we may grieve to know whether there is life in the universe beyond the human race, we wonder what would happen if they came to us first and weren’t friendly.
From alien aggression to epic space battles, get ready for some genuinely supernatural conflicts. Here is our list of top 10 best alien movies, let’s get started:
1- Avatar (2009)
Avatar is an American epic science fiction film released in December 2009, directed, written, produces, and co-edited by James Cameron he has drawn inspiration from “every single science fiction book” he had read in his childhood as well as from adventure novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs and H.Rider.
The film is set in the mid-22nd century when humans are colonizing Pandora, a lush habitable moon of a gas giant in the Alfa Centauri star system, in order to mine the mineral unobtanium, a room-temperature superconductor The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na’vi a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. Avatar is having several accolades.
2- Arrival (2016)
Arrival is an American science fiction alien film which was released in 2016, and this film is directed by Denis Villeneuve, written by Eric Heisserer. Arrival is based on the 1998 short story Story of Your Life. The film follows a linguist enlisted by the United States Army to discover how to communicate with extraterrestrial aliens who have arrived on Earth before tensions lead to war.
The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2016. It received eight nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won for Best Sound Editing.
3- Men in black (1997–present)
This is an American science fiction action-comedy film series directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F.Parkes and Louri McDonald, and written by Ed Solomon. The first film of this series released in 1997 and became the world’s third highest-grossing film of that year by $589.3 million.
Men in Black won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and was also nominated for Best Original Score and Best Art Direction. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award For Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
4- The Mist (2007)
This film is also known as Stephen King’s The Mist is a science fiction horror film written and directed by Frank Darabont. Released in 2007 and performed well at the box office and received generally positive reviews.
Bloody Disgusting ranked the film #4 on their list of the “Top 20 Horror Films of the Decade, and The film was nominated for three Saturn Awards; Best Horror Film, Best Director, and a win for Best Supporting Actress for Harden.
5- Transformers (2007-present)
A science fiction action film based on transformers franchise, which began in the 1980’s, The series has been distributed by Paramount Pictures and DreamWork. This film is all about An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.
Bumblee one of the transformers series which received positive reviews. It is the 13th-highest-grossing film series, with a total of $4.3 billion; two films in the series have grossed over $1 billion each.
6- Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Edge of tomorrow marketed as Live Die Repeat, was released in 2014. Tom Cruise and Emily blunt were lead actors in this film. A short brief of the film is, a soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
The theatrical trailer for Edge of Tomorrow was nominated at the 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards for Best Action and Best Summer 2014 Blockbuster Trailer and nominated for Critics Choice Movie Awards in the following categories: Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie, Best Actor in an Action Movie, and Best Actress in an Action Movie, with Blunt winning the latter.
7- Predator (1987-present)
The film follows an ensemble cast of characters, including Royce (Adrien Brody), a mercenary who appears in an unidentified jungle among other proficient killers. They find that they have been abducted and placed on a planet, which acts as a game reserve for two warring tribes of extraterrestrial Killers and actively look for a way to return to Earth. Predator released in 2010.
The film was produced by Robert Rodriguez and written by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch.
8- Alien (1979)
This film was released in 1979 and had a box office success with $203.6 million. The short brief of the film is, After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Alien won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, three Saturn Awards (Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright), and a Hugo Award For Best Dramatic Presentation, along with numerous other nominations.
9- Independence day (1996)
This is a 1996 American epic science fiction disaster film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. The short brief of the film is, The aliens are coming, and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive.
Now considered a significant turning point in the history of the Hollywood blockbuster, Independence Day was at the forefront of the large-scale disaster film and sci-fi resurgence of the mid-late 1990’s. The film received positive reviews and grossed over $817.4 million worldwide.
10- District 9 (2009)
District 9 directed by Neil Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham science fiction action film released in 2009. The short brief of the film is, Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
The film was positively reviewed and earned $210.8 million at the box office and was named one of the top 10 independent films of 2009 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.