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Invaders from Mars, Mars Attacks, War of the Worlds

Warner Bros. Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.


Mankind took another giant leap on Monday morning—Earth time, that is—when NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars, signaling the most advanced spacecraft sent to another planet and marking a historic moment in space exploration.

Hollywood's response?

"Been there, done that!"

Of course, pop culture has always been rife with movies about Martians, from the camptastic (hello, Mars Attacks!) to the plain ol' fantastic (War of the Worlds).

So strap on your space suits and prepare for orbit as we scope out Hollywood's most memorable Martians.