#36. District 9 (2009)


TriStar Pictures

– Director: Neill Blomkamp

– Stacker score: 88.4

– Metascore: 81

– IMDb user rating: 7.9

– Runtime: 112 minutes

Rife with sociological overtones, this 2009 surprise hit imagines a society where aliens exist here on Earth but are forced to live in a militarized slum called District 9. When a government agent is hired to evict the aliens from their home, he ends up being exposed to some of their biotechnology, leading to a radical shift in his perspective. Filmed in an actual Johannesburg ghetto, the movie explores prescient themes of ethnic division.

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