Think back to some of the greatest sci-fi movies and television shows of all time, and you’ll notice a common trend: invasion stories. It’s no surprise why invasions make such compelling stories. They show a reality we all can recognize and instantly flip it on its head once the aliens arrive on Earth. Check out a list of some of our favorites.
We couldn’t have a sci-fi list without The X-Files, which is largely considered one of the greatest television shows of the genre. The whole series wasn’t entirely about invasions, but when the show focused on it, it was at its best.
V is such a great invasion story that it was remade in 2009. In V the alien Visitors came to earth ostensibly in peace, but in reality, under their human-like skin, they were alien lizards deep in their plot to take over Earth.
This epic show shows what happens after a whole star system’s worth of aliens take refuge on Earth and, after years of fighting, coexist somewhat peacefully with the humans.
This show picks up months after an alien invasion took place, showing the total devastation of the human population after the event.
While this sci-fi staple wasn’t solely about invasions, several of its most memorable plot lines featured invasions. When ranking the best of anything in sci-fi, it’s impossible not to include this legendary great.
If you’re looking for a mythology-fueled story about a mysterious arrival, look no further: Colony has you covered. From everything we know about the series so far
, from its post-arrival occupational government to the massive wall surrounding Los Angeles, we’re confident that Colony will earn its place on the list of the greatest invasion shows of all time when it premieres in January. We’re confident that once you watch the trailer, you’ll be hooked.