Summertime’s a great time for popcorn movies, and right now (as of 6/23/16) Amazon’s put some popular alien invasion movies on sale to own for $7.99 or less in HD.
Independence Day (PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced to own for $7.99 in HD)
In the beginning of July, humans received a strange signal, and this has turned into a global phenomenon. A massive spaceship headed towards Earth and smaller spaceships began to cover entire cities around the world.
Suddenly, the wonder turns into horror as the spaceships destroy the cities with energy weapons. Then when the world counterattacked, the alien ships are invincible to military weapons.
Then the President of the United States decides to head to Area 51, to formulate a plan to defeat the aliens. Now the fate of the world rests on a handful of surviving humans.
– Written by John Wiggins, IMDB
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced to own for $6.99 in HD)
Cableman Roy Neary is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain-like image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting severe strain on his marriage.
Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military vehicles that went missing decades ago suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere.
Roy and the agents both follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.
– Written by rmlohner, IMDB
E.T.: The Extraterrestrial (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced to own for $6.99 in HD)
A group of aliens visit earth and one of them is lost and left behind stranded on this planet.
The alien is found by a 10 year old boy, Elliot. Soon the two begin to communicate, and start a different kind of friendship in which E.T learns about life on earth and Elliot learns about some new values for the true meaning of friendship.
E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him, he’ll lose a friend…
– Written by Sami Al-Taher, IMDB
Starship Troopers (R, 3.5/5 stars, currently priced to own for $4.99 in HD)
STARSHIP TROOPERS charts the lives of elite members of the Mobile Infantry, a corps of dedicated young men and women soldiers fighting side-by-side in the ultimate intergalactic war… the battle to save humankind.
The enemy is mysterious and incredibly powerful with only one mission: survival of their species no matter what the human cost.
In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don’t know is that they’ll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.
– Written by Christopher Van Pelt, IMDB
The Day The Earth Stood Still (PG-13, 3/5 stars, currently priced to own for $7.99 in HD)
Dr. Helen Benson is summoned to a military facility with several other scientists when an alien spacecraft of sorts arrives in New York City. Aboard is a human-like alien and a giant robot of immense size and power.
The alien identifies himself as Klaatu and says he has come to save the Earth. The US military and political authorities see him as a threat however and decide to use so-called intensive interrogation techniques on him but Dr. Benson decides to facilitate his escape.
When she learns exactly what he means when he says he is there to save the Earth, she tries to convince him to change his intentions.
– Written by garykmcd, IMDB
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