Top 5 Latest Alien Movies of 2017

Aliens, or sometimes known as extraterrestrials, have been part of popular culture for some time now. In fact, A Trip to the Moon was the first ever alien movie that appeared way back in 1902. Now, to be fair, things have changed a lot in 115 years. Now, without further ado, here are the top 5 latest alien movies of 2017, presented in chronological order.

5. The Recall

This first entry on our list is a movie you probably haven’t heard about. The Recall is a Canadian-American sci-fi/horror film released on June 3, 2017. The story revolves around five friends on a vacation to a remote lake house somewhere in the mountains. What they aren’t aware of, however, is the fact that Earth is under an alien invasion. Unfortunately, however, The Recall received mostly negative reviews and made only $6,570 on its opening weekend. It has a 4.8/10 score on IMDb and a 2.7/5 audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Nevertheless, Wesley Snipes plays in it, which is interesting, to say the least.

4. Transformers: The Last Knight

Being released on June 21, 2017, Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth installment in the Transformers series. The plot is nothing worthy to write home about, being, more or less, the same story the fifth time around. The Autobots and Decepticons are at war, again. Humans on the sidelines, again, and Mark Walberg needs to save the world, again. With a budget of $217 million, Transformers: The Last Knight managed a worldwide total of $605.4 million, making it the lowest grossing film in the Transformers series. It has an IMDb score of 5.2/10 and a 3.4/10 critic review on Rotten Tomatoes. We will also be expecting a Bumblebee movie next year and the 7th in the series in 2019.

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3. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Based on the French science fiction comics series known as Valérian and Laureline, this movie is the most expensive non-American and independent movie ever made. With a budget of $180 million, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was expecting to gross a total of over $400 million in order to break even and justify a sequel. Unfortunately, however, it was only able to manage a worldwide total of $225.2 million. It is, nevertheless, visually spectacular, being directed by the legendary Luc Besson, the man behind other titles such as The Fifth Element, Lucy, and The Professional. Both Rihanna and Cara Delevingne star in this movie. Its release date was on 21 July 2017.

2. Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok doesn’t really take itself seriously and neither should you. If you won’t expect too much from it, then you’ll probably enjoy yourself watching it. It is funny and entertaining, earning a total of $650.1 million, surpassing its two other predecessors, and becoming the 10th highest-grossing film of 2017. It received mostly positive reviews from both viewers and critics alike, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 92% approval rating and an average score of 7.5/10. On IMDb, it got an 8.2. All in all, a fun movie to watch.

1. Justice League

Justice League had its premiere in Beijing, on October 26, 2017, and was released in North America on November 17, 2017. Starting off strong, with a worldwide opening of $278.8 million, the movie steadily lost momentum and only managed to make a total of total of $489.9 million. This is against a budget of $300 million, mind you. In order to break even, Justice League was expected to gross anywhere in between $600 and 750 million. The movie was received with mixed reviews, with critics praising the action scenes but disapproving of the thin plot. Nevertheless, we get to see Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, all in one movie.

These have been the latest 5 alien movies of 2017. Luckily, however, the year isn’t over and we are still waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to be released this December. Hopefully, we’ll be in for a treat.

Top 5 Movies Based on Special Forces

Men will always be men. They will always love action movies. Some of the most enjoyable action movies by the male gender include Special forces movies. Below is a list of five best movies that are based on special forces.

SWAT

A gang of robbers takes over a bank and a SWAT team is sent to handle the problem.

This movie is a remake of the SWAT TV show. It is an action-packed film about an elite police force in LA and it’s quite enjoyable. It has a routine script, amazing firefights, it does everything right and best of all it has a cool cast. The cast involves LL Cool J, Michelle Rodriguez, Collin Farrell, and Samuel L. Jackson. The most enjoyable scenes involve gunfights which sounded great on DVD.

Black Hawk Dawn

A team of Delta Force Rangers is sent to Somalia to capture a self-sworn president named Adid.

This movie is played by Eric Bana and Co. and it features hot shots from Delta force playing as sidekicks. The movie describes an infamous incident that has been adapted from the book. The film is stylized enormously and it’s filled with action. The team of Delta Force sprint into action with skateboard helmets in small agile helicopters.

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Tears of the Sun

Amidst a civil war in a West African country, Nigeria, a US Navy SEAL team is sent to rescue a Doctor.

When an Italian sexy lady gets stuck in a Nigerian jungle, Bruce Willis and his Navy Crew come to her rescue. Monica Belluci is the sexy woman who leads Willis, the Seal team leader, into a tough spot. Willis has to make hard moral calls and go against orders. The movie is very violent and is a true story. In spite of Willis looking too cool to be a seal, he pulls it off quite well and delivers gritty action.

Delta Force

Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin lead a team of Special Forces troop. A helicopter crash and Chuck Norris help aid a fellow Ranger by disobeying orders.

This is an old 80’s film featuring Chuck Norris. It is one of the most infamous Delta Force movies. In spite of its age, it delivers great entertainment. Chuck Norris displays great martial arts skills that will leave you throwing kicks in your living room. The Boogey Man checks his closet for Chuck before going to sleep. Even Freddy Kruger is haunted by Chuck Norris in his nightmares.

Sniper

This film started a franchise of Marine Corps movies starring snipers. Even Shooter by Mark Wahlberg was inspired by Sniper. Billy Zane stars as a hotshot SWAT who is an asshole and Tom Berenger stars as a grumpy old vet. The movie has many aspects including camouflage and balance between lots of action and no action. The aspect of no action describes how a sniper can at times wait for many months before firing a single shot.

The above five movies will give you a sure boost of adrenaline. Some movies like Black Hawk Down were released sixteen years ago but they still display great special forces skills. Make a bowl of popcorns and enjoy.

5 Best Science Fiction Movies of 2017

Long gone are the days when science fiction used to be all about rockets, space, and aliens. With time science fiction has established itself as a serious form of art with thrillers and alien-themed dramas getting Oscar nominations. Sci-Fi entertains no off the wall adventure stories and directors are trying their best to incorporate alien battles and artificial intelligence. There have been more than enough science fiction movies released so far, but here are the top five the year has had so far.

Okja

Directed by Bong Joon-ho, this film features a young a girl, Mija and her giant friend named Okja. The friendship between the two, however, is put on a strain when Okja is captured by the Mirando Corporation. The former is taken to from his home to New York. Mija decides to set out a rescue mission, where she encounters eco-activists and deviating capitalists each battling to control the fate of Okja. With humor and drama unfolding, the director creates a different vision of the world that refers to the animal inside us all.

Blade Runner 2049

From the Los Angeles police department, a new blade runner discovers a long-buried secret that could perhaps turn what remains of the society into total chaos. This discovery subjects officer K to finding the whereabouts of Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Regardless of the 35-years rift between the movie and different names in the credit, the film still matches its predecessor’s style.

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Wonder woman

Wonder woman has been living through different periods of time. Before becoming a wonder woman, Diana was the princess of Amazons and she was trained to be an amazing superhero. Upon meeting an American pilot, Diana is convinced that she can stop the massive conflict raging in the outside world. Wonder woman later discovers her potential powers and true destiny.

War for the planet of the apes

From the first movie of this series, the response was magnificent and it depicts itself as one of the most Sci-Fi franchise. Caesar the leader of the apes is conflicted with humans who are led by a cruel leader. After the apes experience huge losses, Caesar fights with his dark instincts and decides to avenge his kind. As the journey bring both Caesar and Colonel face to face, their battle is left to determine the fate of their species and the future of the planet.

Transformers: The Last Knight

It is the latest release of the Transformers series which has featured some of the best science fiction scenes in Hollywood. The transformers and humans are at war and the secret to saving the world is hidden in the secrets of the past. While the optimums prime is not present this time around, the rest of the transformers have to find the key to save the future.

It is no doubt that 2017 holds plenty of qualms but amazing Sci-Fi movies seem like an assurance. 2017 is full of wonderful releases that are worth your time. Get the ShowBox app and stream these top movies and much more that will definitely blow your mind.

Top Five Special Force Movies of All Time

Tango Down! Welcome to the top five Special Forces movies of all time. It was cool to see all these movies streaming all over the television. However, after Seal Team Six killed Osama, people have been chatting about them to grace the celluloid screens. Be it the Navy, police, or the military, there is no doubt Special Forces movies always excite its viewers. It is always exciting to chew on the popcorns, wishing you were among the badass stars. These men are not your ordinary soldiers; they are among the best, they fight under the worst circumstances, working around the clock, and accomplishing the scariest missions you would ever imagine. There cannot be sufficient movies to cherish how skilled the Special Forces are, but these five films will keep you on edge with the excitement they have to offer.

The Finest Hours

The First movie on our list is Craig Gillespie’s 2016 historical thriller and drama movie, The Finest Hours. The screenplay by Paul Tamasy, Scott Silver, and Eric Johnson is based on Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’ The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue. Bernard Webber, the starring, works at the Coast Gourd Station in Massachusetts. While asking permission from his superiors to get married to Miriam Pentinen, a local woman, the SS Pendleton oil tanker is stack in the nor’easter, and he is dispatched to rescue the ship’s crew.

Tears of the Sun

Secondly, the 2003 Western drama, action, and war movie, Tears of the Sun, depicts the United States Navy SEAL rescue team embark on a rescue mission in the middle of the Nigerian civil war. Bruce Willis (as lieutenant A. K. Waters) leads a team to rescue Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks, an American citizen in a jungle hospital. Its producer, Antoine Fuqua succeeded in constructing an epic movie out of cinematography, rain, and Bruce Willis’ face.

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Black Hawk Down

In 2001, Ridley Scott received international recognition for directing one of the greatest Special Forces movies, Black Hawk Down, based on the book, Black Hawk Down, by Mark Bowden. Our third movie elaborates on the 1993 U.S. military raid in Mogadishu, Somalia to capture the militant leader, Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The mission’s labeled, the Battle of Mogadishu, won it two awards in the 74th academy awards.

Zero Dark Thirty

Fourth, Zero Dark Thirty is an action-thriller movie by Kathryn Bigelow, released in 2012. The movie is labeled the utmost manhunt in history, as it elaborates on the almost ten-year-long hunt of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader. He was responsible for the September 11 attack. He was hunted to his Pakistan compound and killed on May 2011.

Elite Squad

Finally, the 2007 Brazilian crime flick, Elite Squad, by José Padilha, is a Special Police Operation, similar to the United States SWAT team. After winning the Golden Bear Award in 2008, the film has become a cultural phenomenon. Wagner Moura (as Captain Roberto Nascimento), elaborates how the drug lords and the police in Brazil worked together in the 1990s through bribery. He works to eliminate the drug lords to get a promotion.

I have summarized some of the best special movies, mostly based on their ratings. I am still eager to see new Special Forces movies and perceive if they match to those mentioned above. However, I am sure they will be extra complex, grittier, and more glorified. Also, they will be more ultra-realistic and maintain badass.

Top 5 Epic War Movies of All Time

Since the start of moviemaking craft, people have made movies which have had an everlasting impact in cinematic history. We would be listing down those movies which fall under the “War” category and those war movies which have had massive influence and universal acclaim from the critics.

Ranking top war movies of all time is a very difficult because there are many movies which have been highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. So this list would be containing those movies which are considered to be quintessential war movies.

So here is our list of top 5 war movies of all time:

1. Apocalypse Now – 1979

Apocalypse Now is considered to be among one of the greatest war moves in the history. Apart from being a war-drama masterpiece, it is widely regarded to be among one of the greatest movies in history. Apocalypse Now was directed by the director Francis Ford Coppola who had previously directed highly acclaimed drama movie “The Godfather”. Coppola’s brilliant directorship together with a highly talented cast such as Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall made Apocalypse Now an unforgettable war epic.

2. Saving Private Ryan – 1998

Another awesome war movie which deserves our attention is Saving Private Ryan. The movie had an ensemble cast led by critically acclaimed actor Tom Hanks. Set in the World War II, this movie offers it all action, adventure, and drama. Directed by Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan won five Oscars and is considered to be among one of the best war movies in history,

3. Platoon – 1986

A platoon was directed by Oliver Stone and the movie was set in the Vietnam centering on a young soldier who questions his morality. Platoon deals with horrors of war and crisis through which the young soldiers had to go. Actor Charlie Sheen played the leading role along with actors such as Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe. Platoon is consistently ranked among one of the greatest war movies in history.

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4. Full Metal Jacket – 1987

Directed by revered movie director Stanley Kubrick – Full Metal Jacket is also one of the highly acclaimed movies belonging to the war category. It is also set in the Vietnam War period and deals with the brutalizing effects of Vietnam War on soldiers.

5. Dunkirk – 2017

Dunkirk would be the most recent movie on this list but it surely deserves to be listed among these exceptional war movies. It was directed by famed director Christopher Nolan and centers around the group of soldiers who are surrounded by the German army during World War II. Dunkirk met with universal acclaim and is cited to be among one of the best war movies of recent times.

In the end, we would like to mention other war movies also which are highly acclaimed such as American Sniper, Black Hawk Down, Schindler’s List and many others. This list was compiled considering an overall influence of the movie as well as screenwriting and the production. The movies listed here have had a massive impact on audience due to which we picked them among top 5 greatest war movies of all time.