2011's Top Alien Invasion Movies


It’s not so much the arrival of a mysterious extraterrestrial that puts “Super 8″ on this list; it’s the kids hovering around the central mystery. Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee are fantastic in their big-screen breakout roles, and let’s not overlook the moving performance delivered by future Oscar winner Elle Fanning. Combined with a powerful nostalgia kick of pure Spielbergia, J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi throwback flick remains one of 2011′s best pop culture efforts.

Joel Courtney