Today is Earth Day, the day we celebrate how much better our planet is than other planets. It’s not even close, really. We face some serious threats, of course—many of them from worlds in inferior solar systems—but none of them is a match for the big blue marble.
In observance of this holiday, let’s take a look back at the cinematic history of our world, and its residents, kicking alien ass—a reminder that there is nothing we cannot overcome. Earth: Third planet from the sun, but first by every other measure.