5 Underrated Movies And TV Series About Aliens And Space
Here are movie choices for an out-of-this-world binge experience!
We prepared a list of movies and series you'll enjoy, especially if you love popular titles about space and extraterrestrials like 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T., Rick and Morty and Alien.
There's so much to learn about our planet—and the space beyond it—that most people begin to fear the unknown. Luckily, we have brilliant filmmakers and writers who aren't afraid of exploring the countless possibilities in a world where science is constantly evolving and being developed. You might feed your curiosity by watching famous sci-fi films and series.
But here are other titles that are equally interesting and worth a watch:
Resident Alien (2021—)
Resident Alien, a recent comedy-drama series, starts on the common notion (or should I say joke) that aliens look down on humans. It follows the journey of an alien played by Alan Tudyk (the iconic voice of Sonny from I, Robot). After crashing into the humble town of Patience, Colorado, he buys himself time to find the device that will complete his mission—to wipe out all of humanity—by disposing of the real Harry Vanderspeigle and takes on his role as a doctor. Despite having a sci-fi prompt that you might describe as commonplace, you'll be curious enough to see how it'll end once you see the first episode.
Space Force (2020—)
Space Force tells the story of the people that compose the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces and the organisation they serve in this hilarious TV series. Who better to cast in a workplace series as boss than Steve Carell? This time, however, he plays the role of Space Force's first Chief of Space Operations, Mark Naird. He's driven to put boots on the moon by 2024 which is revealed to be the priority of the US President. All the while, he has to deal with familial matters and some irksome coworkers.
Anne Hathaway stars in Colossal as both human and monster, who is unconsciously wreaking havoc in the city of Seoul. The movie premise is refreshing which makes it special, apart from the fact that it cleverly portrays the struggles of alcoholism through Gloria and the monster who are unintentionally hurting people. It's also a great movie to play around people who aren't into sci-fi as it taps on issues of humans than extraterrestrials.
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Games can get heated up, especially when the players aren't getting along too well. Brothers Walter and Danny are transported to outer space where they're forced to keep playing an old board game which puts their lives in danger. To return home, they have to learn to become good team players and win the game. Zathura: A Space Adventure is a thrilling movie that'll appeal to older kids as well.
The X-Files (1993-2018)
The X-Files first became a hit in the 90s, especially when fans of the TV show began discussions on the internet about the adventures of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they solve mysteries on earth. Although the series isn't being shown on TV anymore, it's still worth binging, considering the recent release of real-life UFO files and photos.