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Alien-Themed Movies and Disclosure

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 09:46 PM
Alien movies have been around for as long as cinema. Are all these movies attempting to disclose something? Or are they simply a way to gather an audience that enjoys this subject matter in its media and make some money?

This list is by no means complete, and doesn't include foreign films. Feel free to add to it.

(Taken from Wikipedia)

This is a list of films that feature extraterrestrial life.

A Trip to the Moon 1902
Himmelskibet 1917
The First Men in the Moon 1919
Aelita 1924
Flash Gordon (serial) 1936
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 1940
Captain Video 1949
Flight to Mars 1950
Rocketship X-M 1950
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
The Man from Planet X 1951
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
The Thing from Another World 1951
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars 1953
Invaders from Mars 1953
It Came from Outer Space 1953
Robot Monster 1953
The War of the Worlds 1953
Devil Girl from Mars 1954
This Island Earth 1955
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956
Forbidden Planet 1956
It Conquered the World 1956
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
20 Million Miles to Earth 1957
Destroy All Monsters 1957
Not of This Earth 1957
The Mysterians 1957
The Blob 1958
I Married a Monster from Outer Space 1958
It! The Terror from Beyond Space 1958
The Trollenberg Terror 1958
The Angry Red Planet 1959
Battle in Outer Space 1959
Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959
Teenagers from Outer Space 1959
The Alien 1960s
First Spaceship on Venus 1962
The Creeping Terror 1964
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster 1964
Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965
Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965
Dr. Who and the Daleks 1966
The Green Slime 1967
The X from Outer Space 1967
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
Barbarella 1968
Gamera vs. Viras 1968
Attack of The Monsters 1969
Gamera vs. Guiron 1969
The Andromeda Strain 1971
Gamera vs. Zigra 1971
Beware! The Blob 1972
Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972
Solaris 1972
Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973
Dark Star 1974
Flesh Gordon 1974
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1974
Escape to Witch Mountain 1975
Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976
Track of the Moon Beast 1976
Allegro Non Troppo 1977
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1977
Battlestar Galactica 1978
The Cat from Outer Space 1978
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978
Return from Witch Mountain 1978
The Star Wars Holiday Special 1978
Superman 1978
Alien 1979
Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979
The Visitor 1979
Battle Beyond the Stars 1980
Flash Gordon (film) 1980
Gamera: Super Monster 1980
Hangar 18 1980
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 1980
Superman II 1980
Heavy Metal 1981
The Dark Crystal 1982
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
Liquid Sky 1982
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982
The Thing 1982
Things Are Tough All Over 1982
The Creature Wasn't Nice 1983
Krull 1983
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 1983
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 1983
Strange Invaders 1983
Superman III 1983
Xtro 1983
2010 1984
The Brother from Another Planet 1984
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure 1984
The Last Starfighter 1984
Repo Man 1984
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984
Starman 1984
Supergirl 1984
Cocoon 1985
Creature 1985
Enemy Mine 1985
Explorers 1985
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor 1985
Morons from Outer Space 1985
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin 1985
Aliens 1986
Breeders 1986
Critters 1986
Flight of the Navigator 1986
The Great Heep 1986
Invaders from Mars 1986
Little Shop of Horrors 1986
Night of the Creeps 1986
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986
The Transformers: The Movie 1986
Bad Taste 1987
Creepozoids 1987
The Hidden 1987
Predator 1987
Spaceballs 1987
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987
Terrorvision 1987
Alien Nation 1988
The Blob (remake) 1988
Cocoon: The Return 1988
Critters 2: The Main Course 1988
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988
Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988
Mac and Me 1988
My Stepmother is an Alien 1988
They Live 1988
The Abyss 1989
Communion 1989
Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders 1989
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989
UHF (film) 1989
Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe 1990
I Come in Peace 1990
Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor 1990
Predator 2 1990
Spaced Invaders 1990
Total Recall 1990
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991
Critters 3 1991
Critters 4 1991
Highlander II: The Quickening 1991
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991
Suburban Commando 1991
Alien 3 1992
Intruders 1992
Alien Intruder 1993
Body Snatchers 1993
Coneheads 1993
Fire in the Sky 1993
The Hidden II 1993
U.F.O. 1993
The Puppet Masters 1994
Star Trek Generations 1994
Stargate 1994
Species 1995
The Arrival 1996
Doctor Who 1996
Independence Day 1996
Mars Attacks! 1996
Project ALF 1996
Space Jam 1996
Space Truckers 1996
Star Trek: First Contact 1996
Within the Rock 1996
Alien Resurrection 1997
Contact 1997
The Fifth Element 1997
Men in Black 1997
Starship Troopers 1997
Dark City 1998
The Faculty 1998
Gamera 2: Attack of Legion 1998
Lost in Space 1998
Species II 1998
Star Trek: Insurrection 1998
The Shadow Men 1998
The X Files 1998
The Astronaut's Wife 1999
Galaxy Quest 1999
Godzilla 2000 1999
Muppets from Space 1999
My Favorite Martian (film) 1999
Progeny 1999
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 1999
Virus 1999
Battlefield Earth 2000
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins 2000
Heavy Metal 2000 2000
Mission to Mars 2000
Pitch Black 2000
Red Planet 2000
Titan A.E. 2000
Evolution 2001
Ghosts of Mars 2001
K-PAX 2001
The Man Who Wasn't There 2001
Impostor 2002
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist 2002
Lilo & Stitch 2002
Men in Black II 2002
Returner 2002
Signs 2002
Solaris 2002
Star Trek Nemesis 2002
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 2002
Treasure Planet 2002
Alien Hunter 2003
Dreamcatcher 2003
Good Boy! 2003
Koi... Mil Gaya 2003
Alien vs. Predator 2004
The Chronicles of Riddick 2004
Decoys 2004
Godzilla: Final Wars 2004
Species III 2004
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation 2004
Team America: World Police 2004
The Forgotten 2004
Alien Abduction 2005
Alien Planet 2005
Alone in the Dark 2005
Chicken Little 2005
Doom 2005
H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds 2005
H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds 2005
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 2005
War of the Worlds 2005
Zathura 2005
Alien Autopsy 2006
Kkrish 2006
Slither 2006
Superman Returns 2006
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 2007
AVH: Alien vs Hunter 2007
Ben 10: Race Against Time 2007
Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix 2007
Bender's Big Score 2007
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007
The Invasion 2007
Invasion of the Pod People 2007
The Invasion 2007
Lifted 2007
Night Skies 2007
Species IV 2007
Spider-Man 3 2007
Transformers 2007
Transmorphers 2007
Underdog 2007
The Beast with a Billion Backs 2008
Bedtime Stories 2008
Bender's Game 2008
Christmas on Mars 2008
Cloverfield* 2008
The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008
The Day the Earth Stopped 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008
Infected (They're Among Us) 2008 [1]
Meet Dave 2008
Outlander 2008
Star Trek 2008
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 2008
The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008
The Monster X Strikes Back/Attack the G8 Summit 2008
WALL-E 2008
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave 2008
Aliens in the Attic 2009
Avatar 2009
District 9 2009
A Genesis Found 2009
Into the Wild Green Yonder 2009
Knowing 2009
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009
Planet 51 2009
Princess of Mars 2009
Race to Witch Mountain 2009
The Fourth Kind 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009
Transmorphers: Fall of Man 2009
Under the Mountain 2009
Vague 2009
Megamind 2010
Monsters 2010
Predators 2010
Skyline 2010
Battle: Los Angeles 2011
Cowboys & Aliens 2011
Green Lantern 2011
I Am Number Four 2011
Mars Needs Moms 2011
Paul 2011
Thor 2011
Transformers: The Dark of the Moon 2011

In comment: We see many, many posts about every new movie featuring extraterrestrials as a "subtle jab" at disclosure. A way to ease us into the idea that aliens are real. I see no evidence of that being in any way true. Creativity is within the mind of the creator, and every single one of the above movies was created by someone in order to entertain an audience (and make some money in the process).

For those who accept the idea that the above are all (I use the word 'all' because I've seen it occur for every big-budget, and many low budget, movie release since I started reading these forums) an attempt to ease the idea of aliens into the mainstream, I ask what else needs to be done to achieve this?

What if I put a list of zombie movies up, rather than aliens. The list would very likely look much the same, but we wouldn't think twice that it's just a bunch of movies that were created so people could enjoy some cheap scares (though some zombie movies, like alien movies, can be thoughtful). Why does it have to be so different when it's aliens, rather than zombies (or name any other schlock movie monster)?

My second pet peeve is the failure for anyone to actually explain how it's possible that an entire genre of movie can be controlled in order to subvert the culture (other than by societal norms and ordinary zeitgeist, that is). Who is controlling these movies? The government? What about foreign films? What about other types of media, such as books? I've been tangling with an alien story to write just recently, am I now part of this conspiracy?

Mostly, I would like it explained in a way that actually makes sense in a realistic manner, in the real world.

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 10:00 PM
I think movie creators sit in a board room and brainstorm about what movie they can make that keeps up with trending themes on the internet. Zombies was the last one. now its ufos. i bet the next movie trend will be wilderness/resource survival. at the end of the day its about making money off of me and you.

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 10:03 PM
you forgot a few in 2011/2012..
Battleship..yes after the Hasbro game. Somehow it has to do with an alien naval battle lol.
Alien 5. Hope it rocks.
Super 8.
Area 51.
Predators 2
The Darkest Hour.
Avatar 2
District 10
Cloverfield 2
and and "undisclosed Michael Bay Alien Movie"
Thats a lot..11 this year and more TBA

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 10:30 PM
reply to post by EsSeeEye

I gave you a star because I think these movies are made to cater to the folks like me that love a good sci-fi flick. Not everything has to be a conspiracy, even though I have had personal experiences of an unexplained nature and have seen flying objects I was unable to identify. People love the mysteries of this world and universe and script writers and directors bank on those interests.

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 10:46 PM
it does seem to be a bit ramped up this year. There seems to be an alien movie in every genre. just to make sure everybody gets a look see??

coming soon...Brokeback Starbase

The Bridges of Epsilon Zeta

How Zeepnort got his groove back
edit on 7-3-2011 by BadBoYeed because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 01:27 AM
I personally do not believe alien movies are affiliated with any such activity's. Those movies simply display the strange and unusual, from the bowels of our minds the human imagination is capable of extraordinary things and that is what entertains us, fascinates us, and scares us.

posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 02:13 AM
reply to post by EsSeeEye

I would say that their agenda would be more along the lines of doing the exact opposite of "easing" the public. The majority of the movies listed (Great list, by the way) are all Anti-alien, making the "alien" the antagonist in the plot almost every time.

This observation makes me lean towards the fact that they would rather have us be afraid of E.T life - as fear has been known to be much more manageable in the past than awareness.

Can't forget Halo, the hugely advertised Microsoft video game. The alien scum in this game are even called the Covenant. Bah.

edit on 8-3-2011 by ThinkingCap because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:17 AM
Nice list, probably worth adding to this thread as it was started before this

posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:25 AM
It's nothing new.

Movies like this have been around forever as you just pointed out. It goes around in circles with what is popular.

Vamps were the in thing for a while and then zombies and now ufos/aliens. Personally I like it
I can't wait to see Paul and Battle LA. I like alien themed movies.

posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 12:09 AM
i can't wait for paul its gonna be awesome haha

posted on May, 23 2015 @ 01:38 AM
How did you get all that long list! Great job!

Certainly,that is a part of Disclosure to humanity that seems reluctant to admit the obvious. The sci-fi literature also flourished in past decades, and it presented even more complete images of what foreign worlds would look like.

Star Wars, although not being the best elaborated characters' movies, still holds the N1 popularity especially among every next young generation.

Rebels TV serials show a different face of Star Wars with the introduction of the young inexperienced Ezra who is influenced deeply with the Force. Many of the battles happen in dark, BTW, something that makes me think of a scenario when the Earth would happen to be in darkness.

I'd wish the Movie makers to be even bolder in their own Disclosure.

If tomorrow Star Wars ships descend from the sky, there won't be panic among the kids. May be among their parents.

posted on May, 23 2015 @ 07:51 PM
The same can be said about love stories, crime and horror stories. And more recently, superheroes.

posted on May, 23 2015 @ 08:00 PM
I do not believe in disclosure, much less trhough the media of film.
Thanks though, for the huge list of cool stuff to watch!

posted on May, 23 2015 @ 09:29 PM
a reply to: EsSeeEye

Godzilla was the man monster. No alien threat had an answer for him.
I used to love those movies ever since I was a kid. I think I've seen every single one. Nice to see him on the list.

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