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What To Watch: Totally Alien

'Nope' has us loving unique sci-fi and alien films that borrow from other genres, check out some of our recs!


Attack The Block

A group of teens from a South London housing estate must team up with their neighbours to protect their neighbourhood (and potentially Earth) from a terrifying alien invasion.

Available on Amazon Prime Video.

They Live

In 80's LA, a wanderer named Nada discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. Nada discovers that the media and government are comprised of subliminal messages and that most of the social elite are skull faced aliens bent on world domination.

Available to rent on Youtube.

Galaxy Quest

The has-been stars of a 1980s sci-fi show find themselves enlisted by aliens for help. The aliens believe that the cast’s heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the cast members for help in their quest to defeat their enemy alien warlord.

Available to rent on Youtube.

Men In Black

After encountering an otherworldly being, an NYPD cop is recruited as an

agent in a top-secret alien-fighting organization: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

Available on NowTV.


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