Perhaps the most (over)used story-line in the genre of science fiction is about alien invasions. While we are still looking for life beyond our little blue planet, the curiosity of them finding us first has always been haunting us. Sci-fi movies about alien invasion are perfect projections of these fear and excitement.
Over the years, these movies have shown as many aliens invading our home planet- some cute and cuddly while others are slimy and horrifying. Whatever the case may be, they have always entertained us. Which is why we are giving you 8 great alien invasion movies for you to watch on Amazon Prime.
Here are our picks:
2h 11min | Thriller, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Remember the radio signals that are sending into space? Well, it finally got a reply from ‘Planet G’. As a result, several alien crafts splashes down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer and part of an international naval coalition. They become the world’s last hope for survival in the fight against the hostile alien force of unbelievable strength.
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
1h 56min | Action, Science Fiction
Like every other alien invasion movie, here also the Earth is under attack by unknown forces. The world’s great cities are falling and somehow Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind. As they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before, it is now up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon save humanity from the creatures.
1h 56min | Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
This is not something you will not consider as an alien invasion. But it is too good not to be included in the list. In a distant future, a spacecraft is traveling to a faraway colony planet. The craft is transporting thousands of people. However, there happens to be a malfunction in its sleep chambers and two of its passengers are awakened 90 years early.
War of the Worlds (2005)
1h 56min | Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction
Almost an adaptation of the classic novel, this one tells about Ray Ferrier. He is a divorced dockworker and a less-than-perfect father. However, things are about to change as he is trying to keep his teenage son and young daughter while the world is getting invaded by aliens. Talk about a rough weekend!!
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
1h 59min | Action, Science Fiction
Another exclusion from the general alien invasion plotline. But, this one also deserves to be here for sharing a similar storyline. Riddick is an escaped convict who has been outrunning ruthless bounty hunters for years. Suddenly, he becomes part of a fight for the future of humanity. The lone, reluctant hero must now wage an incredible battle on fantastic and deadly worlds to save humanity from annihilation.
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
2h 4min | Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Yeah!! It not that great of a movie to watch. But, you have to admit that it is not easy to find a sci-fi movie that is more fantasy than sci-fi. The movie takes place in a universe where human genetic material is a super precious commodity. An impoverished young Earth woman finds herself becoming the key to strategic tactics and internal conflicts within a powerful dynasty.
Men in Black (1997)
1h 38min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
Men In Black is all about not starting an alien invasion. According to the movie, the aliens are not coming- they are already here. However, there are some aliens who believe that they can take over the universe and it is the duty of the MIB agents to stop them and save the day.
1h 41min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Here is a comedy blend to the awfully serious sub-genre. A meteor hits our planet and releases alien life forms. Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott, Orlando Jones, and David Duchovny are the only people who can save us from the aliens taking over the world. Trust them with this mission, however, can be a huge problem… to Earth.