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Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to ma

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 2009-08-05

Runtime 112 minutes

Budget $30m

Revenue $0.2b


TMDB 7.4


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jonathan_kent_6341 shared a tip "This movie is a lot of fun to watch, didn't know what to expect!"

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dorian_adams shared a tip "My favorite alien movie."

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amy_santi shared a tip "One Of Those Unique Movies"

katie_wilson_6055 shared a tip "I love this movie, but it's so disturbing. The mindless cruelty against the aliens is hard to watch."

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jamie_hmn shared a tip "Obvious analogies but very well done in the guise of sci-fi."

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gene_gonzales shared a tip "Made me cry"

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Kind_Taye shared a tip "The first R rated film I snuck in to see, and it was worth the risk. This is perfect sci-fi."

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regina1026 shared a tip "An interesting futuristic look at how we treat refugees. Thought provoking."

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jrm shared a tip "9/10. Academy Award nominee for Best Picture. One of a kind foreign film."

andrew_5280 shared a tip "So much going on in this. It’s way more than sci-fi. It’s begging for a sequel."

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emily_heisler shared a tip "One of the best Sci fi. An original."

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freemon_jackson shared a tip "Masterpiece"

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kevin_brown_2328 shared a tip "Clever creature feature"

kevin_martineau shared a tip "It was ok. Kinda weird at times"

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jason_fickett shared a tip "So good"

karl_4916 shared a tip "Good science fiction"

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casey_linnell shared a tip "An excellent look at racial stereotyping from a xenobiological standpoint."

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Incenta shared a tip "I really enjoyed this!!!"

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erryn_rivers shared a tip "I really liked the ending with the flower it was a good way to end it I think."

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kevin_ellis_3137 shared a tip "V good concept about apartheid"

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joe_m_4563 shared a tip "pretty convincing."

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joseph_lhommedieu shared a tip "Sick movie"

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yvan_menard shared a tip "A lil too real."

jennifer_r_1981 shared a tip "I need to rewatch this. Such a great South African film."

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sariblibli_guh shared a tip "It will break your heart beautifully and with an action packed punch"

richard_wittkohl shared a tip "Awesome movie to walk blindly into to."

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dundee shared a tip "The prawns"

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matthew_758 shared a tip "Amazing movie! Fun, slightly gross, losts of action!"

michael_lindsey_7616 shared a tip "Me too. Soo many favorite parts. Totally underrated movie. His relationship with his wife is amazing, especially at the end. ❤"

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brad_cairns shared a tip "Did not think I would like this movie from the previews. Great movie. Strong message."

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mohsin_khan shared a tip "Good alien movie"

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mohsin_khan shared a tip "The way the movie is shot like a documentary and the weapon system"

scott_adams_6409 shared a tip "It was a good movie about what could happen"

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alana_9695 shared a tip "It's amazing how often science fiction uses aliens for social commentary. This one did it well."

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armaan_sharma shared a tip "Probably my favourite sci-fi film of the 21st century, a masterpiece"

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james_hackbarth shared a tip "Political undertones to make you think about how you treat others."

HighOrNotHigh shared a tip "Watch this high."

gloria_lowery shared a tip "Good and Twisted"

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trevor_josephs shared a tip "A sci-fi movie with soul."

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_9050 shared a tip "Very vulgar language not suitable for some viewers other than that great movie"

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kevin_marley shared a tip "Great alien film and social commentary"

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scyonlw shared a tip "One of my favorite movies ever. I suggest this to anyone into sci-fi and action. I am seriously in love."

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cirrus_macleod shared a tip "Hulu, 2/1"

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kitia_reynolds shared a tip "Sharlto Copley is fantastic"

maalik shared a tip "Here's the thing, Mark..."

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marissa_paulenko shared a tip "Not that I can think of at the top of my head."

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kristine_kindice_1939 shared a tip "The deeper message is about prejudice, but from a purely entertainment perspective, this movie is a ride you won't want to miss!"

rheub_gee shared a tip "Should get more credit"

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jacqui_momplaisir shared a tip "Good but disturbed me a bit"

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chelsea_660 shared a tip "Made me cry at the end #sadbutamazing"

seneca_peters shared a tip "Engrossing and thought-provoking."

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jordan_438 shared a tip "An unflinching look at real world issues through the lens of science fiction. A modern classic!"

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