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 exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious, psychotronic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with alien invasion, outer space, alien, danger, space and aliens, evil alien, survival, post apocalypse, extraterrestrial and monster 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: Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Independence Day (1996), War of the Worlds (2005), Battle Los Angeles (2011), Battleship (2012), The 5th Wave (2016), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), The Darkest Hour (2011), They Live (1988), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).

List of alien invasion movies

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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien invasion, alien, changing the past or future, evil alien, invasion, soldier, military, repeated event, time paradox, space and aliens ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, paris france, united kingdom, europe, england ...
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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: suspense, exciting, futuristic, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: alien invasion, space and aliens, invasion, evil alien, ufo, alien, save the world, end of the world, alien encounter, first contact, outer space, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, big ben london, los angeles ...
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, end of the world, alien, space and aliens, survival, evil alien, invasion, disaster, first contact, destruction, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, south america, australia ...
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, futuristic, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, battlefield, save the world, alien encounter, survival, invasion, battles, heroic mission, military, chaos and mayhem, extraterrestrial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, america, mojave desert ...
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 5.8
 248K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, entertaining, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien invasion, u.s. navy, military, evil alien, battleship, navy, alien, alien encounter, ship, space and aliens, save the world, sea battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, london, tokyo, pentagon ...
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 5.2
 109K
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, futuristic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, apocalypse, alien, end of the world, survival, adventure, post apocalypse, obsessive quest, invasion, space and aliens, escapades, virus ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa, tower bridge london, london, new york ...
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: 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: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, kidnapping, alien, bunker, underground bunker, bomb shelter, paranoia, survivalist, survival, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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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: suspense, futuristic, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, end of the world, evil alien, survival, alien, apocalypse, creature, demolished city, monster, chase, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.2
 128K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, allegory, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, alien, alien invasion, mind control, evil alien, invasion, anti conformity, teleportation, brainwashing, dystopic future, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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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, suspense, disturbing, scary, macabre ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, body swapping, female nudity, supernatural, monster, biologist, investigation, alien encounter, doppelganger, disaster, body horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.5
 123K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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, slasher, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, space and aliens, parasite, youth, high school, teenager, evil alien, teenage life, first contact, high school life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
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 5.5
 93K
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, supernatural, friends, first contact, evil alien, virus, supernatural ability, mind control, plague, transformation, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: maine, colorado, usa, boston, massachusetts
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 6.8
 360K
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: twist ending, scary, enigmatic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien, alien encounter, first contact, single father, survival, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, outer space, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil ...
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 6.0
 54K
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, apocalyptic, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, resistance, post apocalypse, alien race, distopia, alien, attack, apocalypse, brutality, fight, urban setting, alien technology ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, year 2019
Place: chicago illinois, new york, north america, london, moscow russia ...
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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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, evil alien, alien, heroic mission, survival, stupidity, save the world, future dystopia, planet, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 226K
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: parody, absurd, humorous, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, mars, ufo, alien, space and aliens, evil alien, flying saucer, outer space, save the world, disaster, alien encounter, space travel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, big ben london, taj mahal ...
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 6.2
 35K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Mystery, 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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, conspiracy, extraterrestrial, alien, space and aliens, investigation, paranoia, alien encounter, global warming, world domination, astronomer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
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 8.0
 1.4M
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, heroic, humorous, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, alien invasion, good versus evil, superhuman powers, teamwork, monster, save the world, heroic mission, partners, tony stark character, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, usa, berlin germany ...
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 6.0
 20K
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, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, soldier, alien, military base, invasion, paranoia, zombie, teenage life, toxic, emotionless, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: alabama, atlanta georgia
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 7.3
 36K
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, spiritual ...
Plot: rebellion, occupation, alien invasion, space and aliens, resistance, colony, family in danger, survival, evil alien, parents and children, distopia, family relations ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.1
 89K
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, heroic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, alien encounter, resistance, space and aliens, ufo, alien, apocalypse, military, survival, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ordinary man is recruited by time travellers from 30 years in the future to fight in a war against deadly aliens.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: time travel, alien invasion, future war, alien, military, evil alien, soldier, fictional war, resistance, father daughter relationship, final battle, alien monster ...
Time: future
Place: miami, dominican republic, russia, north america, usa ...
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 6.1
 371K
Men in Black II (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien invasion, alien, evil alien, buddy cop, extraterrestrial, space and aliens, outer space, top secret, save the world, undercover, alien contact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 2002, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, north america, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.2
 132K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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, suspense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, alien invasion, alien encounter, chase, survival, space and aliens, survival horror, transformation, expedition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, alien, ufo, extraterrestrial, monster, space and aliens, cowboy, catastrophe, spacecraft, invasion, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 5.9
 79K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, psychological, intense ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, epidemic, save the world, psychiatrist, virus, invasion, infected, survival, female protagonist, transformation, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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 7.0
 632K
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: entertaining, futuristic, intense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, robot, androids and robots, transforming robot, giant robots, good versus evil, car, military, man versus machine, transformation, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1890s, 19th century
Place: california, washington d.c., los angeles, usa, plymouth ...
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bloody, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, monster, space and aliens, space wars, creature, evil alien, alien invasion, alien, soldier, distopia, space travel, space battle ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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 3.5
 585
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: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: alien invasion, alien encounter, space and aliens, alien, invasion, ufo, survival, evil alien, alien civilization, adventure, alien contact, struggle for survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
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Alien Outpost (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, military, fictional war, evil alien, alien, battles, good versus evil, save the world, survival, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, 2020s
Place: usa, pakistan, afghanistan
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