Alien Invasion Movies

List of the best movies about alien invasion and aliens who are trying to conquer our planet: Falling Skies, Edge of Tomorrow, Oblivion, Independence Day, Pacific Rim, Battleship, Battle: Los Angeles, Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Darkest Hour.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Falling Skies (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Apocalypse, Adventures, Survival
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersAliens, Military, Journalists, Friends, Warriors, Heroes, Soldier, Partners, Special Forces
PlotTime travel, Alien invasion, War, Death
PlaceLondon
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Oblivion (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Soldier
PlotAlien invasion, Love, Apocalypse, Adventure, Survival, Chase
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Independence Day (1996)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersAliens, Pilots, Heroes, Presidential
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, End of the world, War
PlaceSpaceships
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Patriotic

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Pacific Rim (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersRobots, Monsters, Friends, Hunters, Heroes, Partners, Giants
PlotAlien invasion, War, Survival
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Spectacular

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Battleship (2012)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersSpecial Forces, Aliens, Soldier, Scientists, Heroes, Military
PlotAlien invasion, Sea battles, UFO
PlaceSea, Ships
StyleExciting

When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of an international naval coalition which becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage the hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. While taking on the invaders, Hopper must also try to live up to the potential his brother, and his fiancée's father, Admiral Shane, expect of him.

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAliens, Special Forces, Heroes, Soldier, Military
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Survival
PlaceLos Angeles

The 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 and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersCowboys, Aliens, Sheriffs, Heroes, Horses, Monsters
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Survival, Skirmishes, Abduction
PlaceSpaceships, Small cities
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Astronauts, Bodyguards
PlotAlien invasion, Cheating
PlaceMoon, Space, Ukraine, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet's most dangerous secrets.

The Darkest Hour (2011)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:29
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, End of the world, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.

Skyline (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Apocalypse, Survival, Abduction
PlaceSpaceships, Party, Los Angeles
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Light, Tense, Disturbing, For men

When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersAliens, Robots
PlotAlien invasion, End of the world, UFO, Supernatural
PlaceUSA, Spaceships
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

Mars Attacks! (1996)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Boxing
PlaceMars, Space, Spaceships
StyleCreepy

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '60s.

The War of the Worlds (1953)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersHeroes
PlotApocalypse, Alien invasion, Adventure, Survival
PlaceSmall cities, Los Angeles, USA, Mars
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, By books

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, but their joy is short-lived when they discover it has passengers who are not very friendly.

War of the Worlds (2005)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAliens
PlotApocalypse, Alien invasion, End of the world, Survival, Adventure, Rivalry, Divorce, UFO, Abduction
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Depressive

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

The Host (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Warriors, Heroes
PlotAlien invasion, Apocalypse, Survival, Chase
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Transmorphers (2007)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 1.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersRobots
PlotAlien invasion

About a race of alien robots that have conquered Earth and forced humanity underground. After 400 years, a small group of humans develop a plan to defeat the mechanical invaders in the ultimate battle between man and machine.

The Faculty (1998)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersAliens, Teachers, Teens, Teachers
PlotAlien invasion, Fight
PlaceSchool, USA, Small cities
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Fascinating

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin spreading from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's ultimately up to the few who are left – an unlikely collection of loners, leaders, nerds and jocks – to save the world from alien domination.

Beyond Skyline (2017)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Tough guys, Warriors, Giants, Monsters
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, End of the world, Death, UFO, Abduction
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Trains, Jungle, Village
StyleLight, Unexpected ending

Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.

Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1 (2017)
Mark3.2 (imdb: 4.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryGermany
Duration01:42
CharactersAliens, Soldier, Military, Deer
PlotAlien invasion
TimeFuture

An aggressive race of aliens took over Planet Earth and humanity's at its end, living in giant bunkers below ground. Young Military rookie S.U.M.1 (Iwan Rheon) is sent to the surface to save a group of unprotected survivors.




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