Total Nerd The Best Alien Invasion Movies  

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List Rules Only movies that involve alien invasions.

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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This list answers the questions, "What are the best alien invasion movies?" and "What is the greatest alien invasion movie of all time?"

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Lee Kirby added The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Lee Kirby added Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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

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

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Lee Kirby added War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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Lee Kirby added They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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Lee Kirby added Mars Attacks! Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

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Lee Kirby added The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

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Lee Kirby added Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alien Invasion Movies
Lee Kirby added The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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Lee Kirby added The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

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Muttley Dastardly added The Arrival Charlie Sheen, Teri Polo, Ron Silver

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Enemy Mine Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Lee Kirby added The Blob Erika Eleniak, Shawnee Smith, Julie McCullough

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alien Invasion Movies
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alien Invasion Movies
Muttley Dastardly added 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
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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ionporcu added Critters Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh

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Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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Lee Kirby added Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

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slaft added The Tommyknockers Marg Helgenberger, Traci Lords, Jimmy Smits

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Muttley Dastardly added Superman II Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

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Lee Kirby added Lifeforce Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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mac1949 added This Island Earth Russell Johnson, Faith Domergue, Coleman Francis

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Lee Kirby added Invaders from Mars Karen Black, Laraine Newman, Louise Fletcher

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Tangy Tiger added Alien Nation James Caan, Terence Stamp, Mandy Patinkin

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

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

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mac1949 added Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Paul Frees, Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor

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Lee Kirby added Bad Taste Peter Jackson, Craig Smith, Pete O'Herne

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Bootsdad added The Invasion Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Ã…kerman

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punksnotdead added Liquid Sky Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady