scifi movies The Best Alien Invasion Movies

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A list of the best alien invasion movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This alien invasion movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about alien invasion are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about alien invasion you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous alien invasion movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these alien invasion movie titles for more information about the films.

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Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum Vivica A. Fox

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David John Carpenter

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie Frances Bavier

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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David Tommy Morrison

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Mars Attacks! Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson Sarah Jessica Parker

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum Leonard Nimoy

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman Channing Tatum

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The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Chris Elliott

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alien Invasion Movies
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow Robert Downey Jr.

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Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix Abigail Breslin

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher Famke Janssen

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Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt Bill Paxton

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The Arrival Charlie Sheen, Teri Polo Ron Silver

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alien Invasion Movies
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver Michelle Rodriguez

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The Blob Erika Eleniak, Shawnee Smith Julie McCullough

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Enemy Mine Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr.

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alien Invasion Movies
Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings Samuel L. Jackson

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alien Invasion Movies
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe Kevin Costner

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Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf Odette Annable

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Critters Billy Zane, Dee Wallace M. Emmet Walsh

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Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker Liam Neeson

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The Tommyknockers Marg Helgenberger, Traci Lords Jimmy Smits

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Lifeforce Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May Peter Firth

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Superman II Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve Terence Stamp

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Paul Frees, Hugh Marlowe Joan Taylor

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space Christopher Titus, John Vernon Royal Dano

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This Island Earth Russell Johnson, Faith Domergue Coleman Francis

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Alien Nation James Caan, Terence Stamp Mandy Patinkin

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Plan 9 from Outer Space Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge Joanna Lee

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Invaders from Mars Karen Black, Laraine Newman Louise Fletcher

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Liquid Sky Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist Bob Brady

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Bad Taste Peter Jackson, Craig Smith Pete O'Herne

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The Invasion Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig Malin Ã…kerman