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10 Best Movies Like Battleship to Watch in 2020

Best Movies Like Battleship

It was a grand affair when the famous game Battleship hit the big screens. The hype was unreal and critics were quick to slam the movie but the audience seems to remember it in a different light. Non-stop action, stunning visuals, a glittery cast and an alien invasion, what’s not to love?

The movie is so alluring that it instantly invites you to explore more films of the genre. Here are our top ten recommendations for movies likes Battleship that will keep you on the edge of your seats the entire time.

Here Is the List Of Best Movies to check out if are a fan of Battleship:

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

   Available on Netflix | Amazon Prime

Monstrous sea creatures known as Kaiju assault Earth in one brutal attack after the other. They are relentless and threatens to destroy mankind forever even with massive robots called Jaegers protecting the human race.

The last beacon of hope Earth has is a rudderless former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and a novice trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) who team up to pilot an old Jaeger from the past.

Guillermo del Toro is a master storyteller especially when it comes to depicting tales of otherworldly beings. Thereby it came as little surprise that Pacific Rim managed to become a raging hit in the box-office.

The movie doesn’t just believe in mindless action scenes but consists of a rather engrossing and exhilarating plotline to keep you enraptured and tense till the very end. And which action lover can say no to an all-out war between monsters and robots? Both beauty and brawn, Pacific Rim is a must-watch.


Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game

   Available on Netflix | Amazon Prime

Genius young strategist, Edwin Wiggins (Asa Butterfield) is recruited by the International Military to be the savior of mankind from the Formics, a technologically advanced alien race hell-bent on the annihilation of the human race.

Based on one of the best sci-fi novels ever written, Ender’s Game is deliciously inventive, character-driven and intellectual enough to keep you on your toes for its entirety. Many may be put off by the negative critic and audience reviews but that is only because the book was so well-loved that almost no adaptation could

have lived up to its fanfare. Ender’s Game is visually stunning with a great cast and superb plot holding it together and it would be a rookie mistake to miss out on the movie based on some reviews. Watch it, we promise you won’t be disappointed.


The Avengers

The Avengers

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Director of international peace-keeping agency, S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury urges his team of superheroes to band together to fight the mischievous trickster-god Loki who poses a threat to the world’s peace.

The Avengers has become somewhat of a household name and with good reason. All our favourite superheroes with all their quirks, idiosyncrasies and uber-cool powers sharing one frame? The idea itself was a winner but the execution was far better than anything we could have hoped for.

We all have a thing for superhero flicks but The Avengers made us fall hopelessly in the love with the concept of it all. Whatever we can say about the genius that is The Avengers is less – thank god we have a whole collection of Marvel movies to keep us company for the gigantic hole the denouement of the franchise has left us with.


Independence Day

Independence Day

   Available on Netflix 

The aliens have planned the perfect global invasion and have been attacking, plundering and destroying cities to dust with their cutting-edge weaponry. When all hope is believed to be lost the US president, a pilot, a nerd and a lucky few survivors form an unlikely alliance and launch an extensive plan to drive the aliens away from Earth for good.

Not only did Roland Emmirich’s 1996 Independence Day become a mega-hit but it also lead Hollywood to experiment with the genre. However, only a handful of movies have been able to compare to the genius that is Independence Day.

In any other movie the ensemble cast would have “too much” – but here Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, Bill Pullman seem to be tailor-made for their characters. The story is carefully clever, nail-biting thrilling and always fascinating no matter how many times you re-watch it.


Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

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When the aliens invade the Earth, the U.S. deploys all their military forces to contain the evil but every unit succumbs to the paranormal entities. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) who has never fought a battle prior to this global invasion is also unceremoniously thrown into the battlefield.

As expected he gets martyred within minutes only to be brought alive again. Caught in an explicable time loop Cage must find a way to defeat the aliens, save Earth and put a stop to the incessant time loop once and for all.

Director Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow is not explicitly original but rather has borrowed tropes from famed movies like Groundhog Day, Butterfly Effect, etc. and yet it holds its own wonderfully and succeeds in becoming a cinematic masterpiece in itself.

The panic of an alien invasion coupled with the frenzy of being caught in an endless time-loop is masterfully brought to life by Cruise and is easily one of his best performances.

An inventive script, seamless CGI and special effects and slick camerawork definitely add to the movie’s appeal. The perfect movie to enjoy with a couple of cold ones, Edge of Tomorrow will have you hooked from the beginning and delightfully satisfied by the end.


Transformers

Transformers

   Available on  Amazon Prime

In the mystical planet of Cybertron, war breaks out between the noble and heroic Autobots (lead by Optimus Prime) and the nefarious and rowdy Decepticons (lead by the evil Megatron) over the possession of the talisman, the all-powerful Allspark – the location of which is only known by unsuspecting youth from Earth Sam (Shia LaBeouf).

Transformers was all anyone could talk about in the summer of 2007. The beloved toys were making their way into Hollywood and the hype was unreal. Thankfully, it lived up to its fanfare and gave birth to a whole franchise that is still popular enough to attract sci-fi and action lovers.

To be fairly honest, the script of Transformers is rubbery at best but what the movie lacks for in script it more than makes up in the form of explosions, fiery action scenes, cool guns and extraterrestrial robots. The audience got what they came for and that is exactly what has got them coming back time and again to the movie.

If you’re up for a movie that is a no brainer and all about the entertainment, there’s no better alternative to Transformers. Whether you love it or like it – before you know it you’ll have seen every movie of the franchise.


The Matrix

The Matrix

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Thomas A. Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a soft-spoken programmer by day but at night he is his true self as a brilliant hacker. His carefully orchestrated life and personality soon fall apart when he learns that reality is nothing but a gimmick and he must wage a dangerous war against all-powerful computer programs to return to the real world.

Believe us when we say no one was prepared for The Matrix – it was our most crazy, delusional and paranoid dreams come true and in such an artistic format that its beauty and genius has us flabbergasted even some 21 years later. This is the movie that every sci-fi movie aspires to be – the absolute benchmark.

The movie had all the makings of a great one – an intelligent script that is clever without ever been too complex, the winning performance of Keanu Reeves, breathtaking cinematography and scintillating action sequences.

But the most outstanding feat The Matrix has achieved is that it will get you thinking, questioning and pondering about your existence like no other. A class apart – this is a movie that cannot be missed under any circumstance. Watch it, re-watch it and watch it again, The Matrix awaits.


World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles

World Invasion Battle Los Angeles

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When aliens and UFOs become less of a spoof and more of a real-life threat that can destroy mankind forever, Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his squad take up the challenge to protect whatever little of Earth is left and prevent a global apocalypse.

Director Jonathan Liebesman’s movie admittedly did not make much of an impression on the critics but the audience loved every minute of the movie. The perfect war movie with a delicious twist of science fiction, World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles keeps you glued to your set with its tense plot,

brilliantly shot action sequences and stunning cinematography. Thankfully Earth is yet to be caught to be on the receiving end of alien backlash but if it did ever happen we are sure this is how it would pan out. We can only hope we have an army quite as powerful and brave to keep us protected.


War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

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Dockworker Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is all set to play the role of a doting father to his two kids Rachel Ferrier (Dakota Fanning) and Robbie Ferrier (Justin Chatwin) the weekend. But the plan is hampered when an alien tripod lands on earth dead set to obliterate humanity.

Based on H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name, War of Worlds is a directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg. It’s a widely accepted fact that no one does sci-fi and supernatural projects better than Spielberg and this movie is a testament to that.

Aliens will forever be somewhat of a mystifying topic for us and while it is undoubtedly intriguing, we are not necessarily afraid of them. But Spielberg and Tom Cruises’ retelling of the popular H.G. Wells tale is guaranteed to have you weak in the knees irrespective of your age.

A great cast, inventive camerawork, quality CGI are all that made War of the Worlds a good movie but Spielberg’s dark and grim cinematic style is what made the movie a great one. Watch it once, watch it again and just hope that mankind doesn’t live to see an alien invasion.


John Carter

John Carter

   Available on Netflix | Amazon Prime

Former military captain, John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) ends up in Mars via some inexplicable way. Thus begins his epic adventure in an unknown mystical land where he encounters 12-foot barbarians, blood-thirsty creatures, and a damsel in distress and discovers his own superhuman powers.

Andrew Stanton’s 2012 sci-fi adventure flick John Carter is your ticket to not just any ordinary 140 mins of entertainment but to an adventure in a whole new planet where everything gets zanier by the minute. This world is so imaginative that you find yourself lost in it within minutes completely detached from your surroundings.

Heavily under-marketed, this movie missed out on becoming one of Disney’s biggest hits. Trust us when we say there are only a select few movies which had the gall to be as inventive and wild as John Carter. Embark us on this journey right now!The magic of sci-fi action movies are best enjoyed with a few beers, a couple of your best mates and a big screen.


Conclusion:

We gave you the perfect list, you only have to arrange the other three. We promise you it’s going to be a good time.

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