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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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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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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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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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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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
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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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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Enemy Mine Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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The Arrival Charlie Sheen, Teri Polo, Ron Silver

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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
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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Critters Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh

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Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

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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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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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Invaders from Mars Karen Black, Laraine Newman, Louise Fletcher

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

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

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

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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

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Liquid Sky Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady