Top Alien Movies Without Laser Guns or Light Sabers
I saw Arrival over the weekend. Aliens arrive on Earth and Jodie Foster's character is drafted to help interpret their language. No spoilers in here.
My wife and I liked the movie though we left the theater with many questions. I found an explanation of some of the concepts online. Beware. There are many spoilers in this link. It got me thinking about other alien movies that don't involve a laser gun fight or aliens that spend the entire time trying to eat, impersonate or destroy Earthlings.
Contact came to mind right away. Jodie Foster turns in a great performance as a scientist who discovers messages from outer space. Interstellar is another recent movie that has some similarities to Arrival. However, I don't recall Interstellar actually involving an alien, but the movie is listed in the genre.
In K-Pax, Kevin Spacey claims to be from another planet. Avatar was a ground-breaking movie in its scope and style. Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. are more throwback options. In Close Encounters I don't remember seeing an alien either. In E.T. at least he was cute.
Arrival is getting great reviews and should spark some conversation on your drive home afterward.
Interstellar left me scratching my head to figure it out but I enjoyed the flick. Matthew McConaughey stars.
Jodie Foster listens for voices from outer space. Matthew McConaughey is in this one too.
Just where is Kevin Spacey from?
The visuals were amazing and the movie was very good too. I can do without the 3-D technology however.
I don't remember if we ever see an alien in this movie.
It's a classic that everyone should see. But I remember my daughter was bored with it when I played it for her.