alien movies

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War of the Worlds - (2005 movie) poster

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A bad dad and some shitty kids run away when aliens come down and up and stomp around.

While it's a great ride, it's ultimately unsatisfying and can't be recommended.



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Kin-dza-dza</th>
<th>- (1986 movie) poster

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Two strangers press a button and are whisked away to a capitalist dystopia.

It's alternately boring and stupid.



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Attraction - (2017 movie) image1

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A small research vessel is knocked down by a meteor shower, triggering a panicked military response and causing hundreds of civilian casualties.

An endearing and distracting movie. Recommended, even though the dubbing is exaggerated and loud.



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John Dies At The End (2012) poster

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A drug reveals an alien world.

It has undertones which could make it very disturbing, however it is half-tainted by and half-infused with comedy. With a unique universe and being extremely watchable, this is definitely memorable and enjoyable.

I've heard it described as Evil Dead II - (1987 movie) meets Naked Lunch - (1991 movie). I think it also has a bit of the spirit of They Live - (1988 movie). If you know and liked those films, you'll like this one.

A must-watch.



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Buckaroo Banzai (1984)

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New technology allows a vehicle to pass through solid matter, but something else is brought through.

This is a must-watch movie, not for its story and plot as-such, but for its feel. It has ideas which really stick. I think Buckaroo Banzai might be particularly cool for young boys.

  • Trailer
  • Properly titled The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension



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Starman - (1984 movie) poster

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An scout tracks the origin of Voyager 2, only to be attacked on the way down and forced to adapt to make it there with human methods.

A very well acted, 1980s budget but with a lot of locations and a great story. Truly recommended.



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Men in Black꞉ International - (2019 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2283336/
https://www.meninblack.com/

A crazy person joins an organization of crazy-chasers and for some reason there's a widget that needs to be chased.

Not a comedy; not recommended.



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TO GET - The director's cut doesn't have the opening spoiler narration.

Dark City - (1998 movie) poster

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A man, waking with no memories and thought to be a serial killer, flees his pursuers and not only learns he isn't who they think he is, but they aren't who they think they are either.

A fantastic movie.. at no point was I bored. To me, this one of the foundations of a particular movie style. It isn't that it's whatever kind of "neo-noir" but that it tells a tale about reality itself.



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Coneheads - (1993 movie) poster

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Aliens crash land on earth and vaguely assimilate.

It's quaint, choke-full of stars and amusing in it's era. I don't know that I'd consider it particularly good these days because it leans all the way into an alien culture clash, but it's nice.



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