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The interest in UFO’s have increased in recent years after photos and videos of flying objects in the sky were leaked from the U.S. Navy. The Pentagon even confirmed this lore by releasing footage of what they refer to it as “unidentified aerial phenomena”. Being fascinated with UFO’s and anything supernatural related, this is pretty fascinating news! It even got me thinking about some of the best sci-fi movies I’ve watched in the last few years that I believe you’ll love.

1. Arrival (2016) Dir. Denis Villeneuve – Hulu

Linguistics professor, Louise Banks (Amy Adams) works with the military to help communicate with alien lifeforms after gigantic spaceships touch down in twelve different locations around the world. Visually stunning and deeply thoughtful, Arrival subverts from the common alien movie with twists and an emotional punch in the end.

2. Annihilation (2018) Dir. Alex Garland – Amazon

A biologist, Lena (Natalie Portman)joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X — a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Both a sci-fi and horror, this film gave me nightmares after I watched the scene of the mutant bear.

3. District 9 (2009) Dir. Neil Blomkamp – Starz

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth — not to conquer or give aid, but — to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens’ welfare. It’s a great alien film that has plenty of political satire that is both entertaining and heartbreaking. Starring Sharlto Copley and produced by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit Trilogies).

4. Attack the Block (2011) Dir. Joe Cornish – Tubi

South London teenagers protect their neighborhood from the aliens attacking their apartment complex. Starring John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, and Nick Frost. Attack the Block is funny, thrilling, and  quickly gained popularity. Boyega and Cornish are returning with a sequel that will begin filming in 2022.

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