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So I saw this movie about 10 years ago, when I was about 5 years old. Since I was really young, my memory of it isn't really that great.

I think it may have been an alien invasion movie, but the only scene I remember is that there were these giant robot-alien things:

  • I think they had several long legs.
  • They had a big glass dome on top of them
  • They would grab civilians and drop them in their glass dome.

That's all I remember. If you could please help me out, that would be great.

Again, I was about 5 years old when I watched it, so my memory of it isn't that great, but I hope you know what I'm talking about. Thanks so much :)

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    Doesn't sound like a movie a 5 year old should watch, and if the answerer is right definitely is not. How comes it you was able to watch it when you where 5 years old? Just wan't to know to prevent it from happening to my son. :-) – Hothie Apr 18 '16 at 11:00
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    Seems like a perfect movie for a five-year old, but I remember seeing The Terminator for the first time at that age, so maybe I'm not the best judge. – DCShannon Apr 18 '16 at 17:49
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    I’m 27, but now feel old that the OP was just five when War of the Worlds was released. – Martin Bean Apr 19 '16 at 11:12
  • I remember watching a movie with big robot spiders that attacked some cowboys, and they had a big-ass ship dropping them on the ground. Anyone know the movie's name? I'm not talking about War of the Worlds. – user69728 Aug 3 '16 at 16:30
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By your brief description, I believe the movie you're thinking about is War of the Worlds (2005) since:

  • It is an alien invasion movie
  • It Was released in 2005 - just over 10 years ago
  • The aliens capture humans using their distinctive "Tripod" robots
  • The tripod robots capture humans and place them in their "cages" for further processing Tripod robot from War of the Worlds (2005 movie)

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Here's the movie's trailer on YouTube:

And on IMDB.


You may also be interested to know that the movie was "loosely" based on the novel titled War of The Worlds by H.G. Wells. The story also has had several other incarnations including:

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    Apparently no less than three separate film adaptations of The War of the Worlds were all released the same year. And until I started reading your answer, I thought there was only one. By the way there is a minor mistake in your answer: You say 2005 was nearly 10 years ago, in fact it was over 10 years ago. – kasperd Apr 17 '16 at 22:48
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    @kasperd I knew that there was the 1953 adaptation as well as the Tom Cruise one, but I didn't know there were others until I started to write this answer :) – Möoz Apr 17 '16 at 22:49
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    @kasperd Also, the mistake is merely me not conveying what I meant, I meant that it's close to the 10 years specified by the OP. – Möoz Apr 17 '16 at 22:50
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    The comment thread was straying off-topic, so I moved it to chat. Please feel free to continue the discussion about War of the Worlds films there, and let me know if I deleted any comments I shouldn't have. – Rand al'Thor Apr 18 '16 at 23:06
  • There's also the Prog Rock iteration of War of the Worlds which turns the original book into a radio play/musical sort of. It's hard to explain until you hear it, but if you like Prog Rock, it's awesome. – Broklynite Apr 19 '16 at 11:46
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War of The Worlds is a likely candidate, but The 'glass dome' part makes me think you may be talking about 'Mars Attacks!' (IMDB Entry), a Tim Burton film.

The Martian's vehicles, saucers and robots (and, indeed, even their environment suits) all had distinctive glass domes, and I think I remember people being detained in them.

For an example picture, here's a model of a 'Mars Attacks!' robot

There's also an outside chance you're talking about an old BBC Serial, 'Tripods', but that seems less likely, as I don't think it's aired widely, if at all, anymore.

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    omg, i was hoping someone would mention Tripods because I just couldn't recall the title for that series! – Val Apr 18 '16 at 13:12
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    Of course you couldn't recall the title. None of the capped can. – SteveCav Apr 20 '16 at 0:23
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You might also be thinking about Skyline, although in that one the civilians were tractor-beamed up to the alien ship.

There were long-legged robots. There was a glass dome into which civilians were dumped. Where it differs is that there was one big glass dome in the main ship, to which the civilians were tractor-beamed. So might not be it, but it's an outside shot, same as the BBC adaptation of "The Tripods".

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    While you and I know that the movie is about an alien invasion, you may want to include some description of it to indicate that it matches the question. Were there ong-legged robots with glass domes? – FuzzyBoots Apr 18 '16 at 13:23
  • @FuzzyBoots If you like, although a link to the IMDB entry is rather better than a description. There were long-legged robots. There was a glass dome into which civilians were dumped. Where it differs is that there was one big glass dome in the main ship, to which the civilians were tractor-beamed. So might not be it, but it's an outside shot, same as the BBC adaptation of "The Tripods". – Graham Apr 19 '16 at 8:34

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