The concept of life existing beyond Earth has fascinated humankind for a long, long time. We have always imagined what it would be like to meet a living being from any other planet which can sustain life. As we have never known what an alien may sound or look like, it has given rise to numerous speculations in our fantasies. We have sometimes projected aliens as benevolent creatures, like in Steven Spielberg‘s blockbuster ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ (1982) and another film has also done so recently, in a very intelligent way — Denis Villeneuve‘s ‘Arrival‘ (2016).
However, there is a natural tendency not only in humans but in all animals to be afraid of anything that is beyond one’s spectrum of knowledge. Thus, most movies and literature involving extraterrestrial beings have always depicted aliens as violent creatures from outer space who have come to take over the earth and kill all of humanity. There has even been a footage found of an alleged alien autopsy done at a US military base. Whether we shall ever be able to make contact with extraterrestrial beings remains a debatable topic, but what must be said is that it has given rise to some great science fiction concepts and films. So with all that said now, here’s the list of really good alien abduction movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
6. Under The Skin (2013)
‘Under The Skin’ is considered among the best movies made in the 21st century. It stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien who has taken the form of a woman to seduce and abduct men, sending them to her realm. The movie is directed by Johnathan Glazer and is adapted from a book of the same name written in 2000 by Michel Faber. The unique thing about this movie is that there is no major hullabaloo that is usually associated with alien invasion and mega-budget sci-fi movies. Johansson produces a magnificent performance after her mega blockbuster ‘Avengers’ (2012). The movie is a critical darling, receiving huge acclaim from the best film critics in the world.
5. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
This is the third film of the Cloverfield trilogy, but could not match up to the popularity or critical acclaim the earlier films received. This movie tells the story of a time when the earth’s energy resources have been so depleted that space agencies all across the world have come up with the idea of testing a particle accelerator to generate limitless amounts of energy. But there are skeptics who are of the opinion that doing such a thing would only lead to catastrophe.