They live amongst usby Mighty_Emperor | created - 04 Oct 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Paranoia-inducing tales of covert invasion. This might be alien infiltration or they might come from... elsewhere. Basically anything that might keep David Icke up awake at night (hmm I should probably add "V" in there too).
So the key elements are infiltration, subversion, stealth colonisation and human disguise/mimicry, with the invaders hiding in plain sight.
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1. They Live (1988)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Votes: 85,714 | Gross: $13.01M
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2. The Man from Planet X (1951)
Approved | 71 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.
4. It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Approved | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.
5. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi
An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.
6. Immediate Disaster (1954)
75 min | Sci-Fi
Tonight, first contact will be made! A beautifully-crafted tale of a superior being from Venus who has the power of life and death at his touch. Academy Award-winning actress Patricia ... See full summary »
8. Quatermass II (1955– )
30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
Professor Quatermass is trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine. After a disastrous test firing in Australia, his soon-to-be son-in-law, Captain John Dillon, ... See full summary »
10. Warning from Space (1956)
Unrated | 87 min | Sci-Fi
UFOs are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular ... See full summary »
aka Warning From Space
The film is public domain.
11. Enemy from Space (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.
12. Not of This Earth (1957)
Approved | 67 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.
13. The Astounding She-Monster (1957)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
A gang of crooks has kidnapped a rich heiress come up against a beautiful, but lethal alien who has crash-landed her spaceship on Earth.
14. The Brain Eaters (1958)
60 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, ... See full summary »
15. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Aliens arrive on Earth to possess the bodies of humans. One of their first victims is a young man, whose new wife soon realizes something is wrong with him.
17. Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A young alien and a teenage earthling fall in love, and plot to stop the alien's race from using Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.
18. Village of the Damned (1960)
Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.
19. The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 69 min | Sci-Fi
When a couple are killed in an auto accident their bodies are immediately inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Taking refuge in an underground cave, the aliens attempt to sabotage the U.S.... See full summary »
20. Children of the Damned (1964)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Six impossibly intelligent children from all over the world with dangerous psychic powers hide in a church in England after the military tries to experiment on them. Besieged, they warn the military to back off before carnage ensues.
21. No Survivors, Please (1964)
93 min | Crime, Sci-Fi
Aliens attempt to take over the Earth by taking over the bodies of humans at the moment of their death, and using them as tools for their invasion plans.
Star Trek (1966–1969)
The Man Trap
TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
Dr. McCoy discovers his old flame is not what she seems after crew members begin dying from a sudden lack of salt in their bodies.
24. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.
25. The Invaders (1967–1968)
51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »
28. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 114,476 | Gross: $139.88M
30. The Girl from Starship Venus (1975)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A young Venusian girl lands on Earth to explore the planet. She lands in Soho in London, UK where she has ample opportunities to research sex on Earth.
Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Terror of the Zygons: Part One
TV-PG | 22 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The Doctor, Sarah and Harry are summoned back to Earth, where the Brigadier asks them to investigate the destruction of a series of North Sea oil rigs.
The first appearance of The Doctor's shape-shifting foes, the Zygons. They steal human shapes by keeping them hooked up to machines.
Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Terror of the Zygons: Part Two
TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The Zygon traps the Doctor and Sarah in a decompression chamber while Harry is taken to the aliens' underwater ship.
Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Terror of the Zygons: Part Three
TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The Doctor and the Brigadier begin to realise who the Zygon imposters among them are while Sarah discovers a secret tunnel to the underwater ship.
Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Terror of the Zygons: Part Four
TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
UNIT attempt to track down the Zygon ship while Broton prepares to have the Skarasen attack London.
36. End of the World (1977)
PG | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After witnessing a man's death in a bizarre accident, Father Pergado goes on a spiritual retreat, where he encounters his alien double bent on world conquest.
38. Prey (1977)
Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Jessica awakens when an alien spacecraft lands nearby. After dispatching a young couple, the alien assumes the identity of the recently dispatched young man. Jessica and her possessive ... See full summary »
Tales of the Unexpected (1977– )
60 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Vietnam vet with a history of mental illness stumbles across a hidden colony of aliens and learns of their plot to take over the Earth. No one believes his claims of "seeing flying ... See full summary »
40. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
Votes: 41,973 | Gross: $24.95M
42. Contamination (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
43. Frankenstein Island (1981)
PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons.
44. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Votes: 296,151 | Gross: $13.78M
48. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.
Votes: 4,889 | Gross: $3.70M
The film is public domain.
49. Starman (1984)
PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi
An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Votes: 36,303 | Gross: $28.70M
50. V (1984–1985)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
53. The Hidden (1987)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller.
Votes: 14,270 | Gross: $9.75M
A body-swapping, heavy metal loving alien completely fails to understand how capitalism works and gets hunted by Agent Cooper/Muad'Dib who wants to explain Economics 101 to him, with bullets. Plus Claudia Christian as a stripper.
Not as good as that sounds.
55. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,520 | Gross: $13.85M
57. Transformations (1988)
R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Wolfgang is traveling in outer space when a monster, which he sees as a beautiful woman, appears in his spaceship and makes love with him. Then the ship is forced to land on a planet which ... See full summary »
58. Top Line (1988)
94 min | Sci-Fi
Author Ted Angelo discovers an UFO in the Columbian jungle. When he tries to spread the word, he earns more than the usual disbelief: suddenly he's hunted by almost every organization, like... See full summary »
It's not immediately obvious from what appears to be a Romancing the Stone-style rip-off, but this becomes clear towards the end, where it is spelled out that they've been living amongst us for a very long time. I am surprised David Icke hasn't caught onto this one, as it'd blow his mind.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After diverting to a secret meeting with an old friend and some of Starfleet's finest commanders, Picard finds the Horatio blown to bits just hours after the meeting and he returns the Enterprise to Earth looking for answers.
61. Shani (1989)
A glowing space ship that arrives in the middle of the forest near a village in Pakistan and a glowing figure appears and follows a terrified girl Hina and assume the appearance of a young ... See full summary »
62. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi
An alien "policeman" arrives on Earth to apprehend a renegade of his own race who impregnates a woman with a potentially destructive mutant embryo.
64. Meet the Applegates (1990)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.
Votes: 1,837 | Gross: $0.49M
65. Alienator (1990)
R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Kol is an evil guy about to be executed on a distant spaceship. He manages to escape on a shuttle and make his way to some woods in America. The commander of the spaceship decides to send ... See full summary »
66. The Borrower (1991)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another.
Unrated | 48 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
In the year 1000, aliens from the planet Quetzalcoatl flee their dying planet and take refuge under the Earth's surface. Disturbed by 1950s American atomic testing, the aliens strike back ... See full summary »
68. Wicked City (1992)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if ... See full summary »
aka The Wicked City
69. Gayniggers from Outer Space (1992)
26 min | Comedy, Short, Sci-Fi
Extraterrestrial beings travel the galaxy to free men "oppressed" by females to make way for an entirely-homosexual society.
71. The Hidden II (1993)
R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
The alien criminal from the first movie is dead, but he left a few eggs which are hatching now. The good alien, who still inhabits Tom Beck's body, has been waiting just in case this ... See full summary »
Sequel to The Hidden
73. The X-Files (1993– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.
76. Kawao tee Bangpleng (1994)
An entire village meets a bizarre fate when all of its female inhabitants become pregnant at the same time, impregnated seemingly by an unknown force.
aka Blackbirds at Bangpleng
A Thai Midwhich Cuckoos rip-off
77. Species (1995)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.
Votes: 65,446 | Gross: $60.07M
The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Corner of the Eye
TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Father Jenescu is struck while ministering to the poor and looks up to see a vision of Hell - a leering demonic creature. An eye blink later he sees an ordinary patrol officer trying to ... See full summary »
81. The Arrival (1996)
PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.
Votes: 28,109 | Gross: $14.05M
With hindsight, Charlie Sheen seems perfectly cast as the kind of guy you want on your side to root out an alien conspiracy.
83. Star Hunter (1996 Video)
R | 80 min | Sci-Fi
Star hunters are the space monsters who hunt helpless creatures for pleasure. One night couple of high school football players and their cheerleaders are returning home after the lost game.... See full summary »
A Predator rip-off.
84. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
60 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat.
86. Men in Black (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.
Votes: 445,052 | Gross: $250.69M
Vincent D'Onofrio as an insect in a humansuit is a far more convincing portrayal of a person than he managed in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
87. Mimic (1997)
R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.
Votes: 39,894 | Gross: $25.48M
As the name suggests, it ticks the mimcry box and, as the story involves trying to prevent the insects from taking over the Earth, it also meets the invasion criteria.
88. Epsilon (1997)
PG-13 | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Drama
In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon. Landing in the Australian outback she meets a surveyor and they cross the continent ... See full summary »
89. Parasite Eve (1997)
120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »
aka Parasite Eve
Another story about a new species of human arising and displacing us.
90. Star Portal (1997 Video)
78 min | Sci-Fi
An alien from a race dying of a disease crashes on Earth and assumes the body of a human. She then precedes to take blood from other humans to send back to her planet. Things get ... See full summary »
92. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates.
Not only do the Goa'uld constantly try and conqueror Earth by taking over human hosts but, once they are vanquished, the Replicators turn up and eventually start impersonating people. The episode "Foothold" (added to the list below) also showed an alien species infiltrating Stargate Command disguised as SG-6, although they never re-appeared in future episodes.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Buffy's biology teacher is killed by a giant praying mantis that assumes the form of a beautiful substitute teacher.
Coincidentally similar to Mimic, in which a praying mantis-like creature masquerades as a human.
Perversions of Science (1997)
R | 25 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
During one chaotic farcical evening, young housewife Lou Ann Solomon must deal with her loving moody husband, her two drunk girlfriends, her visiting parents and two clueless shape-shifting aliens sent to seduce and impregnate her.
95. Species II (1998)
R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.
Votes: 24,218 | Gross: $19.17M
96. The Shadow Men (1997)
95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After a family has an alien encounter, they call the Air Force to report the incident which leads to a visit by Men In Black, who turn out to be alien-human mutants.
97. Arrival II (1998)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker (Patrick Muldoon) learns of the plot of the backwards-kneed aliens to take over the Earth using their shape-shifting talents.
99. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.
Votes: 169,096 | Gross: $14.38M
OK it turns out we live amongst them but still...
100. First Wave (1998–2001)
44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus.