#37. Arrival (2016)


Lava Bear Films

– Director: Denis Villeneuve

– Stacker score: 88.4

– Metascore: 81

– IMDb user rating: 7.9

– Runtime: 116 minutes

In the spirit of movies like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” this 2016 film kicks off with the arrival of massive extraterrestrial vessels on Earth. Unable to understand what the alien’s motives are, the U.S. government hires an expert linguist (Amy Adams) to decipher their language. Can she learn how to communicate before it’s too late? To lend the film an authentic vibe, director Denis Villeneuve and screenwriter Eric Heisserer actually created an entirely new language.