THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
H. G. Wells' brilliant novel of interplanetary war, The War of the Worlds, was published in 1898. Decades later, Orson Welles presented a version on radio and panicked everyone in the country who thought it was for real. The two best film versions were made by George Pal in 1953 and Steven Spielberg in 2005. You can read about the novel and some subsequent film versions below.