Area 51 has become a pop culture reference and a massive topic for memes and debate in recent years. Some months back, through a Facebook group called ‘Storm Area 51’, some people tried to raid Area 51 in the hope of finding some substantial proof of extra-terrestrial life and end the debate once and for all. Area 51 has been a sort of mystery for many people, and there are many movies made that are directly or indirectly linked to Area 51. Some of them show the real side of Area 51, and some are just fuel on which conspiracy theories fire has been burning all these years.
1. District 9 (2009)
District 9 is very different from all the Alien science fiction movies as it shows the vulnerable side of Aliens. In this movie, spaceship land on the ground of South Africa and relocated to an area called District 9, where humans settle aliens. Humans found there are many aliens in the spaceship with some kind of mutated disease; district 9 deals with so many themes and remains interesting throughout, a must-watch.
2. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Zero dark thirty shows you the real side of Area 51. Area 51 in Nevada is an American Airforce base, and it is among the biggest base in the world. Zero dark thirty deals with the Investigation, search and then the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the director of Zero dark thirty Katheryn Bigelow, who was already an Oscar winner when this movie came out, so hopes for this film as high as they can be, and Kathryn didn’t disappoint.
3. Area 51 (2015)
As clear as its name, Area 51 is a film about three friends that try to infiltrate the base in Area 51 and try to find what has been going out there, where they find a lot of things that they were not supposed to. It is shot like a found-footage documentary. It is just a Hodgepodge of conspiracy theories mixed with real funny scenes that try to be scary.
4. 51 (2011)
Another mixture of conspiracy theory and a little fiction, 51 is a movie where the American government, under political pressure, allows two journalists and their assistants to visit the base at area 51. For some time, everything goes well, but one ‘occupant’ of the base tries to escape the facility and try to liberate other of his species too. Check it out if you are also Area 51 enthusiast.
5. Men in Black (1997)
Everyone loves this movie and the sequels too, and if you ask any conspiracy theorist about area 51, he will tell you there is an alien base there. Communication center sort of stuff, Men in Black, creates a world where Aliens live among us and get deported for bad behavior, Invasion, attacks and whatnot and seriously, it is very hard not to like it regardless of your thoughts, Area 51.
6. Arrival (2016)
Directed by the Visionary Denis Villeneuve, Arrival tells you a story about different aircraft in different parts of the world, when the US government sends linguistic expert Louise banks to unravel the language used by the ‘Heptapods’ to see what do they want. It is the pure blessing of a movie, and any Area 51 enthusiast or not should watch for cinematic brilliance.
7. Independence Day (1996)
A big flying saucer enters earth’s orbit and set out several saucers to destroy the earth, the humans led by an MIT engineer launch a counter-attack but failed, they bring one of the injured alien body to Area 51 where they learn that American government has been researching Alien form since 1947, and they have an alien spaceship. Independence day could be the perfect watch for a boring Sunday.
8. Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers (2018)
Bob lazar is one of the biggest conspiracy theorists when it comes to Area 51. He even states that he was hired to reverse engineer an alien spacecraft and has a documentary on Netflix. You can definitely check it out, and Lazar stated that Humans and Aliens are communicating and working with each other for more than 10000 years. Ooh, spooky!
9. Project 12 (2012)
Some military servicemen are assigned for a secret project, and that too on a secret site deep in the Nevada desert, which is obviously Area 51. What is that secret project? You have to see the movie to find out, but this is one of the better films that came out that are related to Area 51.
10. 51 Nevada (2018)
Another movie but the same premise similar to itself, a couple tries to unravel the mystery of Area 51, and it has a time loop and whatnot you can watch it if you nothing else serious to do.
11. Return to Area 51 (2002)
The IMDB introduction of this move reads, ‘A look at the top-secret military base in Nevada that doesn’t exist on any map,’ but it is much less interesting than the Logline it gives itself.
12. Paul (2011)
A brilliant comedy by Simon Pegg and Nick frost, which are my favorite movie buddies. In this movie, their characters visit Comic-con, where they meet an alien outside Area 51. The movie is tremendously funny and a must-watch.
13. Alien Domicile (2017)
Alien domicile builds upon the American government’s secrecy about Area 51. In the movie, the CIA finally accepts that there is an Area 51 in existence but nothing more than that, so some people (don’t know why) try to get access to the site and find out themselves.
14. Interstellar (2014)
It might not be related to Area 51. Still, many theorists believe that the American government is making some kind of machinery that will help us to find some other extra-terrestrial life or race, just like in Interstellar.
15. Close Encounters of the third kind (1977)
It cannot happen that we talk about UFO landings and secret sites and not talk about Spielberg’s CEOTTK. It was the first of its kind and dealt with the same kind of mystery as area 51. Government denies any existence of sightings of UFOs, but there is the existence of the third kind.
Area 51 is and has been a major asset for American air force, from being a test site for military operations to setting up intelligence camps, area 51 is used for some seriously classified stuff, if by any chance anybody tries to raid the area, they may not find any aliens there but they will find themselves in a whole lot of trouble. But you can always make some good coffee or some popcorn to watch these movies, some of them are brilliant but for others, well watch them on your own risk.