Not everything has to be comfortable and that's what alien moves do so well: the otherworldliness of the subjects create a strange edge.
If that's your thing then you're in for a treat today: we've found three of the best alien sci-fi movies on Netflix right now, all of which are classics of the genre.
So buckle up and get ready for the ride.
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Kicking off the list is something of a modern classic: District 9 is a few years old now but sets the bar very high for everything that comes after it.
Using fake found footage of interviews to give the movie a sense of realness, District 9 explores ideas around difference and segregation, using gradual transformations into aliens as a starting point.
Excellent performances and fun special effects make this a really compelling, interesting, and weird movie that's definitely worth a watch (or rewatch).
People have mixed feelings on Riddick (and fairly so) but one thing that the movie delivers is fun: everything is really silly, from Vin Diesel's (good!) performance to the CGI.
We're fans of Riddick, and since it's on Netflix and about aliens and sci-fi, it deserves a place on this list… and in your heart? Maybe! Watch it find out.
If you're hungover or want to watch something that doesn't require an awful lot of brain power, there isn't really anything better. Highly recommended.
Huge mechs! Aliens! Pacific Rim has it all, including a star-studded cast. While the premise (humans built giant robots to stop giant monster invaders) strains suspension of disbelief, don't let that distract you from the romp that this movie is.
The Kaiju are genuinely scary and threatening, and the whole movie has a Godzilla-y kinda feel, maybe because it's almost always raining. And the sense of scale is unmatched by practically any other monster movie: you really believe in the sheer bulk of these giant battles.
And with the signature weirdness of director Guillermo del Toro, it's no suprise we love Pacific Rim. There's even a sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, if you absolutely need more of this stuff.
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