1. District 9
(2009, Directed by Neill Blomkamp)
The general consensus from critics and audiences alike was that Neill Blomkamp didn’t make anything halfway decent after this film, and although I’m probably the only person on earth who didn’t totally hate Chappie, it’s no District 9. Although District 9 is a social commentary on Apartheid, you don’t have to be an expert on the subject to enjoy this compelling tale of a race of insect-like aliens getting their spaceship stranded over Johannesburg, South Africa and being quarantined by their human captors.
(2014, Directed by Leigh Janiak)
No comment here, because, spoilers! Just watch the movie.
(2010, Directed by Gareth Edwards)
This movie is kind of a sleeper, but one that more people should definitely watch. It’s kind of a social commentary like District 9, and it takes like half the movie to see the aliens, but it’s totally worth it. There’s a lot of dialogue so it’s not for everybody, and there are only two main characters so the movie is based quite a bit on how they interact. The aliens are quite creative too!