PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecrafts land around the world.
Looking for more movies about alien invasions? Check out the top 25 highest grossing alien invasion movies to date in the U.S. How many have you seen?
Ted Chiang, the writer of the story Arrival movie is based on called "The Story Of Your Life", was inspired to write the themes of the plot by physics and more specifically Fermat's Principle Of Least Time and Variational Principles Of Physics.
I used to think this was the beginning of your story. Memory is a strange thing. It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order.
Louise Banks: Okay. Okay. Come back to me. Come back to me. Come back to me.
Louise Banks: Stick 'em up! Are you the ...
Near the end of the movie, when Louise has locked herself in the clean room, calling the Chinese General on the satellite phone, Agent Harper has his gun aimed at the window and tells her she is committing treason. Treason only applies with enemies of the U.S.. Although this is a fictional movie, there was no mention of the U.S. being at war with China.
Right after the cast credits, "On the Nature of Daylight" by Max Richter is given an extra credit as the "Beginning and end music" in addition to the usual soundtrack credit near the end of the credit roll.
English, Russian, Mandarin
$24,000,000 (USA) (11 November 2016)
Dive deep into everything about video games, see what IMDb editors are watching, and more.