Perhaps another term for this category would be “alien invasion movies.” You know, movies where a mysterious alien lifeform comes to Earth with nefarious intentions, is discovered by a rag tag group of heroes, who then take it upon themselves to save mankind from certain destruction. Hollywood has churned out a lot of these movies over the years, some better than others. In fact, aliens threatening Earth has been a constant theme in Tinseltown since the early days of film. Today, we still get our share of these types of movies, as evidenced by 2016’s box office hit and Oscar nominated movie Arrival. Here are 10 of the best movies that feature alien lifeforms coming to Earth to doom mankind, with varying degrees of success.
10. The X-Files (1998)
The first X-Files movie, released in 1998 at the height of the television show’s popularity, is a very good movie – namely because it answers a lot of the questions raised by the show and advances the central storyline around the presence of aliens threatening Earth and the government conspiracy to cover up their existence. The movie has the same paranoid energy and Agent Mulder’s drive to find the truth as the long running series, but it also has a number of thrilling action sequences, great special effects, and reveals much about the alien conspiracy that Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) relentlessly pursue. The movie also deftly handles the relationship between the two FBI agentshttps://musingsofanxphile.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/the-x-files-movie-part-1-so-much-for-little-green-men/ Via musingsofanxphile.wordpress.com