Hey everyone. It's your old pal, Cloverfield monster, here back again with my latest list. Well, guys, Independence Day: Resurgence is coming in 2 days, and 20 years after they nearly destroyed humanity in the first one, they're back to try and seek revenge and Jeff Goldblum has to help save the day once more. So, in honor of Independence Day: Resurgence, I'm going to be telling you some films I like that feature aliens.
This is a highly beloved film here on the Disney Wiki, and it's understandable why. I don't remember much about Lilo and Stitch, because it was a long time since I last saw it. But, what I do remember is that it was a really good movie. Featuring a likeable alien hero by the named Stith, big laughs, thrilling action, and a good message about the importance of family (or "Ohana").
Now, here is a film that serves as a throwback/parody/tribute to those classic alien invasion films from the 1950's. Mars Attacks! is based on a trading card series from the 60's of the same name. The film revolves around, you guessed it, aliens from Mars coming down to take over Earth. Now again, it is a parody/tribute to 50's alien invasion films, so it's obvious this is a film that does NOT take itself seriously (and correctly so, considering it was proven that there is no alien life on Mars). Mars Attacks may not be for everyone, but I found it to be highly entertaining.
The Transformers Movies
Now, this film franchise has been rather controversial and understandably so. Some fans believe that Michael Bay is desecrating their childhood memories of the 1980's cartoon show. But, whatever your opinion on the films, there is one thing that makes them worth watching: Michael Bay, love him or hate him, the guy knows how to blow stuff up. And seriously, it's pretty obvious considering how much money this series makes that people pay for these movies only for the sequences seen in the video below.
Ah yes, the original Independence Day from 1996, directed by none other than the Master of Disaster, Roland Emmerich. Before he went on to make a movie about a end of the world scenario that was supposed to happen in real life but didn't, desecrated one of the greatest movie monsters of all time, and made a movie about the effects of global warming, he made Independence Day, a movie about alien invaders that come down to Earth to destroy humanity. And the fate of the world ends up falling in the hands of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, the former of which will sadly not be returning for the sequel. Independence Day may not be the greatest movie in the world, but it help pioneer the "event" movie alongside Jurassic Park, and set a new standard for the summer blockbuster. For that, it at least deserves some respect.
DO you agree with this list? If not, what would YOU add? Feel free to tell me in the comments below.