I can remember seeing a sci-fi film on TV (from 1960's) over here in the UK. Aliens could only been seen through glasses and a man gave a woman a pill to calm her down before she put them on.

I can't find the name of the film though.

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    Are you sure about the time frame of the movie? I don't recall a bit about a tablet (it's been years since I've seen it), but the general plot sounds like They Live
    – phantom42
    May 20, 2013 at 15:40
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    Agree with phantom42, glasses bit sure sounds like They Live. Time frame is 1988 though and I don't recall a tablet either (but also been a long time since I've seen it). See another proposal has just been provided as an answer. If neither of these are it, additional details would be helpful.
    – Stan
    May 20, 2013 at 15:45
  • I changed the word "tablet" to "pill". Feel free to change it back if it is the wrong word, but "tablet" seemed to be causing some confusion.
    – TGnat
    May 20, 2013 at 16:25
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    Where was there confusion over "tablet"?
    – phantom42
    May 20, 2013 at 16:39
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    @TGnat LOL, what is our world coming to? Yesterday someone told me to remove a web from a corner in the room, I thought they meant a web page.
    – Secko
    May 21, 2013 at 1:47

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Is it "The Love War" from 1970?

It's about warring aliens on earth and they can see each other only by using special glasses.

Two warring planets choose to settle their conflict over which of them will take over the planet Earth; by each sending a trio of soldiers to the Earth, to do personal combat to the death. The loser's planet cedes the conquest of the earth to the winner of the combat. The combatants, disguised as human beings, can only identify each other by using special visors.

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    The OP is definitely referring to 'The Love War'. I remember seeing it sometime in the early 1970s. I could recall the need for glasses, the woman questioning why the man was always wearing the glasses in a hotel room and the fact I was convinced that the star was Lloyd Bridges. I've been looking for the name of this film for years!
    – Alastair
    Aug 29, 2014 at 16:24
  • At first I thought the OP was describing a scene from "The Invaders" (1967) TV show. But I do recall the movie and mainly remember the ending (which I confirmed from the wiki page link above). So I am sure this is the movie (The Love War) the OP is looking for.
    – NJohnny
    Oct 14, 2020 at 3:27

One name that comes to mind is They Live from the year 1988.

I remember that he could also see subliminal messages (in black and white) in all the advertising and some other things as well, but I cannot remember the tablet event which you mentioned. I cannot recall a similar movie from the 60's, but this may have been a remake of the same.

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