Humans have been wondering for years if there is life in this universe other than the inhabitants of Earth. Are we alone, or do we have alien neighbours unbeknownst to us? Will they ever visit Earth, or have they already been here? Are they friendly or waiting to invade our planet? We have so many questions that may never be answered.
Moviemakers are just as obsessed with the idea and have depicted their idea of aliens in countless movies. You can watch some of the best alien movies on Netflix in UK to fulfil your curiosity about alien life.
Netflix has produced some of ever best movies since its beginning. Here we have compiled a list of the top-of-the-pick alien movies on Netflix UK for you to choose from.
1. COSMIC SIN
Director/Writer: Edward Drake/ Corey Large
Cast: Bruce Willis, Brandon Thomas Lee, Frank Grillo, Corey Large, C.J Perry, Perrey Reeves, Costas Mandylor, Lochlyn Munro
It’s the year 2524, and humans have been colonizing outer planets for 400 years. The disgraced and retired General James Ford is called back to service when an aggressive and invasive alien force attacks soldiers on a colonized planet. The incident rapidly pushes towards war when it becomes inevitable that humans have to fight back to survive. General Ford, along with General Eron and an elite team of soldiers, scrambles to stop the alien attack before they overwhelm them. Cosmic Sin starring Bruce Willis is the latest addition to the epic sci-fi list of best alien invasion movies on Netflix.
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2. SKY LINES
Director/Writer: Liam O’Donnell
Cast: Lindsey Morgan, Daniel Bernhardt, Jonathan Howard, Rhona Mitra, Alexander Siddig, James Cosmo
A sequel to the 2017 movie Beyond Skyline, Skylines begins with a battle between humans and aliens called “Harvesters.” Human force lead by Capt Rose defeats and destroys alien mothership Armada with heavy human casualties. Five years later, we see humans and human/alien hybrids called Pilots living together on Earth when a mysterious virus infects the Pilots. When the virus turns friendly alien hybrids against humans, an elite force of soldiers, including Capt. Rose takes off towards an alien world to find a way to save the humans and hybrids. This third instalment in the trio of Skyline movies is a good option to watch on a lazy Sunday.
Writer/Director: Joe Miale, Rowan Athale
Cast: Lee Pace, Jason Flemyng, Berenice Marlohe
The Revolt has a little bit of everything; alien invasion, post-apocalypse world, human survival, and aliens who are machines. A Special Forces soldier wakes up in a jail cell in Kenya with a military doctor named Nadia. Suffering from amnesia, the soldier and the doctor escape the jail and find themselves in a world infested with alien machines rounding up humans. Together they set out on a path of survival and refuge only to find themselves cornered by the invading forces. The soldier teams up with an unexpected ally to take down the invaders and save humankind.
4. STAR TREK
Writer/Director: J.J Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Ben Cross, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Winona Ryder, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Eric Bana, Leonard Nemoy, Anton Zelchin
This reboot of the classic franchise Star Trek features Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock. On their first mission, Kirk and Spock, along with their fleet, encounter Nero, a Romulan Commander bent on avenging his family. To save Earth and humanity, Kirk and Spock must set aside their differences and figure out a way to stop Nero. The eleventh instalment in the Star Trek franchise, the 2009 version, will be a pleasant experience for both new and old fans.
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Writer/Director: Ronald emmerich, Dean Devlin
Cast: James Spader, Kurt Russell, Viveca Lindfors, Jaye Davidson
An old classic, Stargate, takes us to the mysterious land of Egypt. Daniel Jackson, a modern-day Egyptioligist and Special Operations Colonel Jack O’Neill, travels through a Stargate, a portal between worlds, only to find themselves on a planet called Abydos. The planet is ruled by the dictatorial “Ra,” who enslaved humans and brought them to his planet. If the team wishes to return home, they must convince the abducted humans to help them and overthrow Ra.
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6. MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT
Writer/Director: Tom Green, Jay Basu
Cast: Sam Keeley, Johnny Harris, Joe Dempsie
Monsters: Dark Continent is the sequel to the 2010 movie Monsters. The events of the movie take place ten years after the events of the first movie. Four U.S soldiers are sent to rescue another four soldiers in the Middle East. The rescue party grapples with aliens and hostile rebels while attempting to rescue their fellow compatriots.
7. JUPITER ASCENDING
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
CAST: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Sean Bean, Tuppence Middleton, Bae Doona
Jupiter is the name of a planet, but in this scenario, Jupiter is the name of a young woman, living an ordinary life on Earth. She is unaware of her inheritance as an heiress to an intergalactic throne. While adjusting to royalty, she must also navigate bloodthirsty and inheritance-grabbing space aristocracy and protect her current home planet from the ancient industry in her so-called kingdom. So, if your cup of tea is action with romance in space, then this action plus romance movie is the flavour for you.
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Ben Young
CAST: Michael Pena, Lizzy Caplan, Israel Broussard, Lilly Aspeli, Emma Booth, Amelia Crouch, Lex Shrapnel
They say dreams come true, but what about nightmares? A film about a nightmare turning into reality. When Peter starts seeing the same nightmare over and over again, he goes for therapy to a psychiatrist, where he learns he’s not the only one facing this trouble. Little did he know that the visions he calls nightmares are a glimpse of an upcoming invasion.
9. BEYOND SKYLINE
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Liam O Donnell
CAST: Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Jonny Weston
If you’ve watched the skyline, then you’ll be equally excited for beyond the skyline. This time, detective Mark Corley breaks his way into the alien ship to firstly rescue his alienated son and then come together with a band of survivors to take back what rightfully belongs to them, their planet.
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Dimitri Logothesis
CAST: Marie Avgeropoulos, Nicolas Cage, Alain Moussi, Tony Jaa, Juju Chan, Frank Grillo
Humanity needs a new hope as their loved war hero faces defeat against the battle with aliens. Every six years, ancient jiu-jitsu fighters form an allegiance to fight against the invaders, but humankind’s and humanity’s fate is at stake this time. Action thriller and humanity vs. aliens, what more thrill could you ask for.
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11. BATTLE LOS ANGELES
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Jonathan Liebesman
CAST: Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ramon Rodriguez, Michael Pena
Last line of defence, last hope for humanity, and endless moments of adrenaline. Once a faraway UFO now brings destruction upon Earth, the marines staff sergeant and team bring it upon themselves to protect what remains of their planet and take the enemy head-on.
12. THE SIGNAL
DIRECTOR/WRITER: William Eubank
CAST: Olivia Cooke, Brenton Thwaites, Laurence Fishburne, Lin Shaye, Beau Knapp, Robert Lonstreet.
Three friends are on a road trip, and a computer genius is manipulating their destination. Darkness surrounds Nic, a boy with a degenerative disease that is never specified, who finds himself waking up to a nightmare. We wonder, is there a way out of this nightmare?
13. DOOM: ANNIHILATION
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Tony Gigilio
CAST: Amy Manson, Jemma Moore, Louis Mandylor, Katrine Nare, Chidi Ajufo
It’s usually an invasion coming to Earth, but this time this is an invasion on Phobos, a Martian moon. A distress call is answered by the UAC marines from the scientific research lab based on that moon, and to their discovery, they find out the base is overrun by demons plotting to over-take Earth.
14. GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kobun Shizuno
CAST: Kazuya Nakai, Tomokazu Sugita, Takashiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyani, Kana Hanazawa
When Godzilla wreaks havoc and takes over Earth, humanity’s only chance at survival is to reestablish itself on another planet. Thousands of years have passed, and they return to their rightful planet to reclaim what was once stolen from them. Can humanity take on something god-like?
15. RIM OF THE WORLD
CAST: Miya Cech, Alessio Scalzotto, Jack Gore, Benjamin Flores Jr., Annabeth Gish
This movie is not your everyday summer vacation flick; it’s got a whole lot of adventure. Four misfit teens are entrusted with a key that carries the secret to stop the alien invasion on the planet without the help of adults. Facing your fears isn’t easy, but they must overcome every obstacle together and win over their fears to protect the planet.
It is impressive in how many ways our movie makers have reimagined the existence of extraterrestrial beings. With such an array of options from the best alien movies on Netflix to sci-fi, specifically alien movies British enthusiasts can make a checklist of potential movies to watch over the weekend.