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Favorite UFO/Alien movie??

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posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 06:20 PM
My favorite one is a TV serie; Babylon 5......if you had never watched it, you definitely should check it's old school TV serie (aired around 1995)......but way better than any scifi serie gives me a very profound hypothesis of cycle of life and evolution in the universe. Very very interesting hypothesis.

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 07:09 PM
The Day the Earth Stood Still, original + remake. Will we past the TEST??

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 07:12 PM
Strange Invaders.

It was full of self recognized cheese and inside humor but for some reason it just really really really stuck with me when I saw in cable tv late at night as a kid.

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 07:56 PM
1. dune
2. the ice pirates
3. the abyss
4. contact
5. 2001 a space oddyssey

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 08:17 PM
Nobody's mentioned Batteries Not Included, The Cocoon, and Flight of the Navigator. lol

Mine has to be The 4th Kind as it was very creepy.

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 08:31 PM
Alien ressurection because it's


posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 08:38 PM

Originally posted by TerryMcGuire
All you kids, ya got goodens there but I will take from 1956 in its time comparing anything now a days, Earth Vrs the Flying Saucers". Ray Harryhousen doing his stop action animation. Saucers crashing through and slicing off the Washington Monument and into the Capital Dome and into the huge columns at the at Congress??? OOOOh,

Next to that only "Mars Attacks" can compare.

Bingo! Harryhausen's imagination and hard work set the corner stones for the genre that was to follow. Not only were the flying saucers and scenery great, the whole thing was in black & white goodness. Fans of saucer sci fi owe a great thanks to Ray Harryhausen.

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 09:27 PM
reply to post by iamnowhere

i have watched that movie so many times, prior to joining ATS. now i am thinking with all the threads about giant humanoid visitors...hmmmm.. his (Keanu) bodyguard/massive distructicon fits the bill...

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 09:30 PM
I love contact with jodie foster and mission to mars.
I could watch over and over


posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 11:09 PM
I always liked UFO/Alien movies that are based on some actual UFO research. My favorites...

Fire in the Sky
Taken (Spielberg's series)
Close Encounters

I never cared for movies that depicted aliens as malevolent and with grotesque features. Although Independence Day had an entertaining story line. Too many UFO movies are about kill the aliens. My son and I went to go see Battle of LA. He enjoyed it because of all the action, but I felt the basic story line was weak.

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 11:22 PM
Was not impressed with Battle of LA, although the previews looked outstanding, the story was lame and worst of all the Aliens weren't realistic, imo.

The more I think about it, the more realistic the Aliens, the more I like the movie.

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 11:37 PM
Contact, without a doubt. They go through a lot of crap in the film to reach other life, and when they do it's totally open ended, but you get the impression that the alien species is so far ahead of us that it's almost incomprehensible. But that they also care about us a lot and are here for us. And they're just telling us to be patient and that they're here for us when we're ready. I'd take that ahead of almost any theory out there in the field of ufology today without a second thought.

Most other films compared to that are just eye candy without anywhere near as much substance. Brilliant film.

Originally posted by the_0bserver85
My favorite one is a TV serie; Babylon 5......if you had never watched it, you definitely should check it out.....

Loved that too, great series. I liked the fact that you could get the sense that the writers went out of their way to tell a story that had real meaning. Will maybe watch the whole thing from start to finish again if I get the chance sometime. Some of the characters bugged me a bit at times, but it didn't really matter because the main story was so well written, had meaning on several levels, and that it was always about way more than just one or more characters. Kind of epic to be honest, I think that even someone like Tolkien might have liked it because of what it tried to do, and in many ways succeeded. Kind of disturbing how little respect that show gets.

Final note on Babylon, from wiki :

The clash between order and chaos, and the people caught in between, plays an important role in Babylon 5. The conflict between two unimaginably powerful older races, the Vorlons and the Shadows, is represented as a battle between two competing ideologies, each seeking to turn the humans and the other younger races to their beliefs. The Vorlons represent an authoritarian philosophy: you will do what we tell you to, because we tell you to do it. The Vorlon question, "Who are you?" focuses on identity as a catalyst for shaping personal goals; the intention is not to solicit a "correct" answer, but to "tear down the artifices we construct around ourselves until we're left facing ourselves, not our roles." The Shadows represent a philosophy of evolution through fire, of sowing the seeds of conflict in order to engender progress. The question the Shadows ask is "What do you want?" In contrast to the Vorlons, they place personal desire and ambition first, using it to shape identity, encouraging conflict between groups who choose to serve their own glory or profit

You should definitely not check the link if you don't want spoilers's worth watching instead.
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posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 11:57 PM
beyond what others have mentioned...I always liked "Starship Troopers" Way different than the book.

I also liked Star Trek "nemisis" .. a bit contrived but there are a few classic scenes in there.

Yes, "the Abyss" was very good

posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 12:04 AM
Contact is by far one of my all time favorite movies. All Star Wars movies, Independence Day, both Men in Black movies, all Star Trek TNG movies and the X-Files movies. My honorable mentions would include Stargate, Transformers and (please don't kill me!) I Am Number Four. Not all great, but they were interesting enough to watch at least once.
When I was a kid I loved the Superman movies, Dune (does that count?) and The Last Starfighter.

posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 12:06 AM
Old school movies are the best IMO.

posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 12:09 AM
I would say the original The Day the Earth Stood still (1951). It is one of those movies that can't be duplicated with the feeling it gives you, just amazing. Then for corniness the king would have to be They Live (1988), so many one liners it's unbelievable.
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posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 12:25 AM

Originally posted by seuban
All Star Wars movies, Independence Day, both Men in Black movies, all Star Trek TNG movies and the X-Files movies.

Hah, I won't even get into the X-Files. Nothing touches that for me when it comes to tv. I won't even try to describe it with any words, and I don't think I have any real idea how much it's inspired me, or ever will do.

posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 12:33 AM
Mine is simple... PREDATOR!

Can't go past the evil super duper cool alien!

posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 12:33 AM
Mine is simple... PREDATOR!

Can't go past the evil super duper cool alien!

posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 12:53 AM
For me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind tops the list. Not sure why, but my childhood remains centered on that movie. There is one part especially that gets me everytime..when the little boy, Barry, runs out into the road at night and that gentleman is sitting there with his family and his truck and he's whistling "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain"..that song is a trigger for gives me emotions that are hard to describe..familiar, comforting emotions for some reason, if whistled. Can't figure it out.

My second favorite is "Signs", by M. Knight Shyamalan..I love that movie..not so much for the alien content..but for the low key and surprisingly realistic human interaction in it..I can watch that movie over and over. Also because of the No Coincidences/Synchronicity is something I relate to in a big way.
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