Details of what I remember, some of it could be off:
- I saw this movie on TV at around 2009.
- It's a horror-ish small-scale-alien-invasion movie. I believe abduction was involved (for once they weren't trying to blow up national monuments). It is not an action movie.
- It's not a found footage film as is popular in this genre.
- The aliens were short and green with large heads, more or less the classic look.
- The humans involved are a group of ~5 friends in their late 20s or in their 30s.
- I believe the humans travel to find the aliens for some reason, and not the usual case where aliens pick a group and abduct them.
- There was one female in the group whose either her name or her actress's name was Hope.
- What I would call the main protagonist was a male, one of the group, who for some reason is invisible to the aliens. This was a key subject in the movie.
- There was a scene where the aliens patrol at night with hand-held weapons in a grassy area and passed right next to him without noticing.
- A good portion of the movie happened in a house, where eventually the group had to hide in the basement. The upper part of the house was obliterated thereafter either by the aliens or by the group as a trap for the invading aliens.
- I believe there was a cage in the house with the sheriff, or his deputy in it.
- One of the humans was severely burnt, and at the end of the movie his body was brought back to the doorstep of his parent's house (such a bad judgment call).
It was not a blockbuster, but not a joke low-budget movie either. Could be that it was straight-to-TV. And it's not The Darkest Hour.