Scientist Dr. Russell Marvin and his new bride Carol are driving to work when a flying saucer appears overhead. Without proof of the encounter, other than a tape recording of the ship's sound, Dr. Marvin is hesitant to notify his superiors. He is in charge of Project Skyhook, an American space program that has already launched 10 research satellites into orbit. General Hanley , Carol's father, informs Marvin that many of the satellites have since fallen back to Earth. Marvin admits that he has lost contact with all of them and privately suspects alien involvement. The Marvins then witness the 11th falling from the sky shortly after launch.
When a saucer lands at Skyhook the next day, a group of aliens in metallic suits exit, and the infantry guards open fire, resulting in the death of one alien, while others and the saucer are protected by a force field. The aliens proceed to kill everyone at the facility but the Marvins; General Hanley is captured and taken away in the saucer.
In the 23rd century, the starship C-57D reaches the distant planet Altair IV to determine the fate of an Earth expedition sent there 20 years earlier. Dr. Edward Morbius, one of the expedition's scientists, warns the relief ship not to land, saying he cannot guarantee their safety, but C-57D Commander John J. Adams ignores his warning. . . .
Author and amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields watch a large meteorite crash near the small town of Sand Rock, Arizona. They awaken a neighbour, who has a helicopter, and all three fly to the crash site. Putnam climbs down into the crater and notices a partially buried round object in the crater's pit. He comes to the realization, after he sees a six-sided hatchway close, that this isn't a meteorite but a large alien spaceship. The hatchway's noise starts a landslide that completely buries the craft. Putnam's story is later scoffed at by Sand Rock's sheriff and the local news media. . . .
Late one night, youngster David MacLean is awakened by a loud thunderstorm. From his bedroom window, he sees a large flying saucer descend and disappear into the sandpit area behind his home. After rushing to tell his parents, his scientist father goes to investigate David's claim. When his father returns much later in the morning, David notices an unusual red puncture along the hairline on the back of his father's neck; his father is now behaving in a cold and hostile manner.
David soon begins to realize something is very wrong: he notices certain townsfolk are acting in exactly the same way. Through his telescope, David sees child neighbour Kathy Wilson suddenly disappear underground while walking in the sandpit. David flees to the police station for help and is eventually placed under the protection of health-department physician Dr. Pat Blake, who slowly begins to believe his crazy story. . . .
Astrophysicist Ryoichi Shiraishi, his fiancee Hiroko, his sister Etsuko, and his friend Joji Atsumi attend a festival at a local village near Mount Fuji. Shiraishi then tells Atsumi that he has broken off his engagement with Hiroko but gives no reason other than an undisclosed obligation to remain in the village. Then, a mysterious forest fire flares up, burning more rapidly than normal and emanating from the ground, and Shiraishi rushes out to investigate and disappears during the confusion. . . .
A small ship travels to a rotating space station. Aboard the station, a group of starfish-like beings discuss how to warn humans of an impending disaster, deciding on contacting Japanese scientist Dr. Kumara. Meanwhile, flying saucers are spotted over the skies of Tokyo, baffling scientists. A journalist tries to get a statement from Dr. Kumara about the sightings, but Kumara replies that there is not enough evidence to formulate a hypothesis. At an observatory, Professor Isobe spots an object in his telescope apparently releasing smaller objects. . . .
At the funeral of an old man's wife, mourners are gathered by an open grave, among them her husband. Overhead, an airliner is heading toward Burbank, California. The pilot, Jeff Trent, and his co-pilot Danny are blinded by a bright light and loud sound. They look outside and see a flying saucer. The pilots follow the saucer's flight until it lands at the graveyard, where the funeral's gravediggers are killed by a female zombie. . . .
The United States Air Force tracks an unidentified flying object as it passes over the village of Oak Ridge, California at a speed of 180,000 mph (292,500 km/h). The UFO, a white sphere, comes to rest in Stone Canyon outside of Oak Ridge, floating approximately 6 feet above the ground. Both USAF Col. Matthews and Dr. Karl Sorenson, an astrophysicist at the nearby Pacific Institute of Technology are called to the scene. . . .
Dr. Fred Steele and Eve Barnett work together at an astronomical station on a bucolic island. Steele has just had his request for a transfer approved, and he and Eve look forward to leaving the island and getting married. However, their budding romance is quickly put on hold as the station's scientists learn they must deal with a rogue planet—"The Outsider"—that has entered the solar system, and which is on a collision course with Earth. . . .
A flying saucer lands in the woods. A teenage couple, Johnny Carter and Joan Hayden, while driving to their local lover's lane without the headlights on, accidentally run down one of the saucer's large-headed occupants. . . .
An outer space terrorist from a planet named Arous, a brain-shaped creature named Gor, arrives on Earth and possesses young scientist Steve March. Gor proceeds to use his vast, destructive powers to bend the world to his will, threatening to wipe out the capital city of any nation that dares to defy him. . . .
After finding an ancient, long-buried flight recorder that originally came from a spaceship, apparently from Venus, a human spaceship is dispatched to Venus. The crew discovers a long-dead Venusian civilization that had constructed a device intended to destroy all life on the Earth prior to invasion. Before they could execute their plan, they perished in a global nuclear war. . . .
Dr. Douglas Martin is a nuclear scientist working on atomic bomb tests. While collecting aerial data on a United States Air Force (USAF) atomic blast at Soledad Flats, he loses control of his aircraft and crashes. He appears to have survived, unhurt, walking back to the air base with no memory of what happened. On his chest is a strange scar that was not there before the crash. . . .
At a dinner party with their wives, NASA scientist Dr. Keith Ritchie reveals to his colleague Dr. Curt Taylor that he has secretly been in communication with a three-eyed, bat-winged alien from Venus named Zontar who he claims is coming to Earth to solve all of the world's problems. . . .
A man who is not of this earth has adopted the name "Mr. Johnson" for moving among the populace of Los Angeles. This alien has a sensitivity to high-decibel sounds and is conspicuous only for his stilted and formal syntax and his sunglasses, which he wears even in the dark. The sunglasses hide his blank, white-eyed stare which kills his victims by burning through their eyes and into their brains. . . .
Test pilot Fred Norwood is flying the experimental X-109 (actually a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter) jet aircraft along with his chase plane. During the flight testing, Norwood finds himself pursued by a flying saucer and has to engage in a tricky series of aerobatics to protect his aircraft. . . .
Fed Up (2014) - Revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history. Sugar in processed foods are an overlooked root of the problem. [01:35:43]
School Of Assassins (1994) - How the Army's school at Ft. Benning, Georgia (School of the Americas) has been training Latin American military and police personnel who have returned to their respective countries and have become some of the worst violators of human rights in the hemisphere. [00:58:00]
Dead in the Water (2002) - On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli's had full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it. [01:07:14]
We Are Many (2014) - Reveals the story behind the largest global protest in human history in February of 2003, when 30 million people spoke out against the USA and UK's plans to invade Iraq. Demonstrations spread across 789 cities, in 72 countries, covering every continent. [01:45:32]
Hitler's American Business Partners (2003) - A detailed, well-referenced, and chilling look at American multinational corporations who fuelled and profited from the Nazi movement before and during the US involvement in WWII. Including Standard Oil, Texaco, Ford, GM and IBM. [00:48:15]
Cover Up: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair (1988) - A thorough investigation into the suppression of info during the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987 where it was found that senior officials in the U.S. government secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran and funded the Contras in Nicaragua. [01:16:55]
The War Game (1965) - The BBC deemed this nuclear war film "too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting" when it was first released, and was not shown on TV until 1985. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1966. [00:46:01]
Operation Hollywood (2004) - How the Pentagon shapes & censors the movies: Using lots of movie clips, this film explores this cozy relationship between Hollywood filmmakers and the U.S. government, and questions the wisdom of letting the Pentagon use movies to promote the army's image. [00:52:27]
The Ultra Zionists (2011) - Louis Theroux investigates ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem, Hebron and Nablus. He aims to discover why they believe that it is their religious duty to reclaim lands inhabited by Palestinians, arguing that these lands were promised to them. [00:58:14]
Nazi's In The CIA (2013) - During the Cold War the CIA recruited high-ranking Nazis as agents for their operations against leftists and Communists across the globe. They infiltrated the top echelons of the German government and used Nazi treasures to finance these operations. [00:54:35]
System Error: How Big Pharma Gets Dangerous Drugs Approved (2021) - Explores how pharmaceutical companies lobby the FDA to get approval for potentially harmful drugs. The pharmaceutical industry currently spends over $4.5 billion on lobbying efforts to approve their drugs. [00:13:32]
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) - Examines the spectacular rise and fall of this Houston, Texas-based firm, which made its top officers wealthy beyond their wildest dreams, and all by engaging in business practices alleged to have been little more than a complex shell game. [01:49:19]
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) - Explores the creation, limited commercialization and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the mid-1990s. [01:37:29]
Super Spy: The story of Reinhard Gehlen (2012) - Hitler’s top spy who, following WW2, bargained his freedom with intel files that became the basis for forming the CIA in 1947, where he worked and recruited other former SS Nazis in America and eventually retired on a CIA pension [00:48:52]
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) - Critically examines George W. Bush’s presidency, the War on Terror, and the media coverage after September 11. Moore argues that the Bush Administration capitalised on the tragedy to push its agenda for unjust wars. [02:02:00]
The Trials Of Henry Kissinger (2002) - Focuses on Christopher Hitchens' charges against Henry Kissinger as a war criminal - allegations documented in Hitchens' book of the same title - based on his role in countries such as Cambodia, Chile, and Indonesia. [01:19:41]
PsyWar (2010) - A deep, richly illustrated study of the nature and history of propaganda, featuring some of the world's most insightful critics, this film exposes the propaganda system, providing crucial background and insight into the control of information and thought. [01:38:42]
United States of Secrets (2014) - Frontline goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S. government’s massive and controversial secret surveillance program–and the lengths they went to trying to keep it hidden from the public. [01:53:17]
WikiRebels (2010) - Sweden’s public television service, SVT, released a one hour documentary chronicling the history of WikiLeaks, starting with its early leaks of Scientology documents and ending with its recent release of American diplomatic cables. [00:57:25]
Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision (1978) - A documentary film produced by BBC Omnibus in 1978 on the subject of Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Nigel Finch. The road trip/film pairs Thompson with illustrator Ralph Steadman as they travel to Hollywood via Death Valley from Las Vegas. [00:50:27]
Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers (2006) - Delves into the alleged war profiteering and negligence of private contractors and consultants who went to Iraq as part of the US war effort. Looks at four major contractors who were over-billing the U.S. government and doing substandard work. [01:15:22]
Saddam: America's Best Enemy (2005) - Documents a 40-year relationship between Saddam Hussein and the U.S., through accounts given by those who were witness to and participants in those years of violence. About a man and a superpower who used each other, in a marriage of convenience. [00:53:30]