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, suspense, exciting, serious, surprise ending and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with alien invasion, danger, alien, survival, space and aliens, apocalypse, chase, catastrophe, first contact and aliens plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alien invasion: Independence Day (1996), Captive State (2019), War of the Worlds (2005), The Darkest Hour (2011), Battleship (2012), They Live (1988), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Signs (2002), The 5th Wave (2016), Edge of Tomorrow (2014).

List of alien invasion movies

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, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, end of the world, ufo, save the world, spacecraft, evil alien, space and aliens, aliens, danger, pilot, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, mumbai india, berlin germany ...
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 6.0
 47K
Captive State (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, 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: suspense, suspenseful, apocalyptic, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, apocalypse, attack, alien, distopia, rescue attempt, capture, society, survival, alien race, alien monster, disc jockey ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, year 2019
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, new york, moscow russia
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, invasion, evil alien, end of the world, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, chaos, first contact, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, paris france ...
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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, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, apocalypse, space and aliens, danger, on the run, deadly, survival, friendship, self sacrifice, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 5.8
 234K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, alien invasion, battleship, evil alien, navy, ship, save the world, u.s. navy, sea battle, ocean or sea, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, pentagon, pearl harbor, tokyo ...
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 7.3
 108K
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: cult film, exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien invasion, distopia, anti conformity, conspiracy, advertising, evil alien, interspecies sex, alien, mind control, drifter, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, bunker, twists & turns, underground bunker, survivalist, paranoia, alien, kidnapping, strong female character, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 6.7
 333K
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, twists and turns, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, alien encounter, asthma attack, ufo, alien, loss of faith, destiny, asthma, single father, baseball, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mexico, brazil
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 5.2
 98K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, alien, chaos, tsunami, youth, teenage life ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, tower bridge london, ohio ...
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, changing the past or future, alien, evil alien, alien invasion, soldier, invasion, warrior, space and aliens, battles, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, london, big ben london ...
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The War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Edwardian England, George and his partner Amy attempt to defy the prejudices of society and start a life together, all the while swerving the ongoing chaos of an alien invasion.
Style: apocalyptic, bleak, suspense, tense
Plot: alien invasion, end of the world, alien race, alien attack, post apocalypse, ufo, apocalypse, alien, surprise attack, alien contact, fictional war, survival ...
Time: edwardian era, 1900s, turn of the century, 2010s
Place: england
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 7.2
 85K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, post apocalypse, resistance, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, alien encounter, survival, danger, ufo, chaos and mayhem, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.5
 109K
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: parasite, alien invasion, alien, youth, teenage life, teenager, first contact, teachers and students, evil alien, high school life, small town, high school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio
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 6.2
 121K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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, alien, deadly creature, alien invasion, evil alien, gory, danger, blizzard, chase, mission gone awry, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
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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 invasion, biologist, alien, body swapping, alien encounter, danger, investigation, apocalypse, supernatural, sleeping, lookalikes, mistaken identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.4
 16K
Sliders (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, alternate dimension, alternate reality, alien invasion, experiment gone awry, parallel worlds, adventure, getting home, danger, escapades, hopes, survival ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror, civilization is laid to ruin when a super race of aliens invades Earth. In a blink of an eye, massive "walkers" cover the planet, annihilating all in their path. As cities ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, astronomer, soldier, alien, apocalypse, survival, heroic mission, introspection, save the world, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 8K
Revolt (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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, apocalyptic, absurd, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: alien invasion, murder, desert, resistance, survival, alien, amnesia, post apocalypse, gunshot, gun shooting, female doctor, broken leg ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa, kenya
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 6.3
 208K
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, absurd, not serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, evil alien, alien invasion, mars, ufo, save the world, alien encounter, space and aliens, flying saucer, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, taj mahal, new york ...
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 7.4
 29K
Colony (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: rebellion, alien invasion, occupation, evil alien, family in danger, space and aliens, survival, resistance, parents and children, couple relations, rebelliousness, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Age of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mankind must fight to survive as Earth is invaded by hostile UFOs bent on destroying the planet. As the epic battle wages on, astronauts sneak aboard the mothership where they discover a portal to the aliens' home world. They manage to alert ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: alien invasion, asteroid, survival, space and aliens, save the world, race against time, escapades, chaos, evil alien, danger, heroes, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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 6.0
 16K
Body Snatchers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: soldier, evil alien, alien invasion, military base, zombie, sleeping, emotionless, danger, teenage life, research, toxic, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 50s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
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 5.5
 88K
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, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, in the woods, plague, friends, supernatural, first contact, foreknowledge, evil alien, mind control, supernatural ability, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: maine, usa, boston, massachusetts
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Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, alien invasion, danger, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
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 3.5
 362
Alien Outbreak (2020)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In a small rural community, local police officers Zoe and Patrick begin their shift as normal but soon, strange events unfold. Residents begin behaving erratically, and suicidal panic spreads amongst the township they are trying to protect. Zoe and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: alien invasion, alien encounter, space and aliens, invasion, alien, ufo, survival, evil alien, adventure, underground, gunfight, worldwide chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
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 5.9
 110K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
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, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, romance, power of love, evil alien, love and romance, youth, true love, invasion, apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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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: end of the world, alien invasion, alien, human versus alien, apocalypse, technology, space travel, president, rescue attempt, disaster film, independence day, fear ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, atlantic ocean, africa, washington d.c. ...
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, intense, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, heroic mission, survival, save the world, chaos, invasion, battles, resistance, danger, battlefield, alien invasion, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, santa monica california, mojave desert ...
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 8.0
 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, good versus evil, monster, superhuman powers, imaginary, save the world, heroic mission, alien invasion, giant, teamwork, costumed hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 5K
Threshold (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: alien invasion, government conspiracy, top secret, evil alien, infected, hallucination, contact, encounter, genetically altered, dreams, hallucinations, government facility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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