Alien invasion movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant alien invasion movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, futuristic and stylized films and TV shows about / with alien invasion, alien, space and aliens, danger, evil alien, aliens, dialogue, chase, first contact and catastrophe plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alien invasion: War of the Worlds (2005), The Darkest Hour (2011), Independence Day (1996), The 5th Wave (2016), Battleship (2012), Captive State (2019), The Faculty (1998), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), They Live (1988), Mars Attacks! (1996).

List of alien invasion movies

War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, invasion, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, parents and children, escapades, adventure, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, rome italy, algeria ...
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The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, apocalypse, space and aliens, on the run, deadly, danger, electricity, survival, end of the world, friendship, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia, mcdonald's restaurant
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Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: invasion, evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, ufo, space and aliens, end of the world, alien encounter, pilot, battle, alien, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, sydney australia, manhattan new york city, berlin germany, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 5.2
 91K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, danger, alien invasion, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, tsunami, youth, teenage life, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
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 5.8
 224K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, save the world, ocean or sea, ship, evil alien, alien invasion, navy, alien encounter, ufo, danger, battles, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2005 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pentagon ...
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 6.1
 37K
Captive State (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, apocalyptic, intense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, apocalypse, attack, rescue attempt, capture, survival, society, aliens, moustache, cigarette, collaborator, martial law ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.5
 102K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, teenage life, teachers and students, parasite, high school, high school life, evil alien, small town, youth, space and aliens, danger, transformation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time loop, evil alien, soldier, alien, space and aliens, military, warrior, alien invasion, battles, heroine ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
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 7.3
 94K
They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: biting, exciting, offbeat, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, interspecies sex, anti conformity, good versus evil, drifter, advertising, sunglasses, brawl, subliminal message, hunt down, invasion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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 6.3
 195K
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: '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 ...
Style: humorous, stylized, macabre, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien invasion, parody, mars, ufo, alien encounter, save the world, space travel, spacecraft, flying saucer, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, taj mahal, washington d.c., big ben london
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 6.7
 313K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, farm, alien encounter, loss of faith, ufo, single father, priest, christianity, small town, baseball, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mexico, brazil
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Invaders from Mars (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this attempted remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: alien invasion, space travel, spacecraft, save the world, heroic mission, danger, evil alien, space and aliens, young heroes, imaginary, alien encounter, heroes ...
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 5.5
 84K
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, supernatural, friends, evil alien, alien invasion, first contact, mind control, in the woods, danger, foreknowledge, alien, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, massachusetts
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 5.9
 105K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: evil alien, romance, power of love, love and romance, true love, teenage love, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, self sacrifice, invasion, mind control, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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 5.2
 7K
Revolt (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they ...
Style: psychotronic, absurd, apocalyptic, suspenseful
Plot: alien invasion, desert, murder, resistance, alien, amnesia, survival, post apocalypse, gun shooting, female doctor, car, explosion ...
Place: africa, kenya
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 7.1
 565K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: good versus evil, androids and robots, transformation, man versus machine, alien invasion, danger, robot, alien, artifact, killer robot, giant robots, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pentagon, washington d.c.
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 6.5
 69K
Slither (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, entertaining, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, small town, alien invasion, transformation, apocalypse, monster, save the day, alien, zombie, violence, husband wife relationship, mutant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, apocalypse, technology, end of the world, space travel, president, rescue attempt, independence day, white house, disaster film, human versus alien ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, atlantic ocean, africa, nevada, washington d.c. ...
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 6.3
 29K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, conspiracy, astronomer, alien invasion, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, supernatural, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
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 8.1
 1.2M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, heroic mission, imaginary, giant, monster, alien invasion, teamwork, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, battleship, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 15K
Sliders (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an ...
Style: stylized, exciting, clever, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, getting home, technology, alien invasion, adventure, danger, escapades, portal, alternate dimension, survival, experiment gone awry, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 7.4
 25K
Colony (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In the near future a family must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with trying to survive. They live in Los Angeles, which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: occupation, rebellion, evil alien, survival, alien invasion, parents and children, imaginary, family in danger, colony, resistance, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.6
 86K
Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, alien, imaginary, save the world, benign alien, escapades, alien invasion, danger, odd couple, family, disney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: cross country, usa, australia, paris france
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 8.1
 9K
BrainDead (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A young fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. and discovering two things: 1. The government has stopped working, and 2. alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, tricky, ironic
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, government, conspiracy, political satire, exploding head, female protagonist, senator, manipulation, paranoia, cover up, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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 7.2
 82K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, vestiges of humanity, danger, ufo, resistance, heroes, space and aliens, alien invasion, apocalypse, alien encounter, gunfight, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, biologist, alien encounter, investigation, danger, apocalypse, supernatural, body swapping, emotionless, chaos, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, seaport
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 8.5
 702K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, alien, outer space, spacecraft, evil alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, monster, survival, heroine ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 6.6
 210K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: young heroes, space wars, intelligence, prodigy, basic training, save the world, chosen one, space and aliens, evil alien, child prodigy, military base, heroes ...
Time: future
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 6.2
 111K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, evil alien, alien, danger, alien invasion, alien encounter, chase, survival, gory, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, 80s
Place: antarctica
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 7.3
 5K
Threshold (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Threshold was a science fiction drama television series that first aired on CBS in September 2005. Produced by Brannon Braga, David S. Goyer and David Heyman, the series focuses on a secret government project investigating the first contact with an ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric
Plot: evil alien, top secret, contact, infected, alien invasion, hallucinations, heroes, alien encounter, government agency, encounter, genetically altered, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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