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Year
1982
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Sci-Fi, Family
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
293,906
Checks
97,293
Favs
3,229
Dislikes
587
Favs/checks
3.3% (1:30)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Rigters's avatar

    Rigters

    This movie is everything! Touching, magical, emotional and also very funny!

    One of the most brilliant movies ever made, for sure!
    7 years 11 months ago
  2. Timec's avatar

    Timec

    Why, outside of conditioning from Hollywood and sci-fi authors, would someone expect all aliens to be scary? 9 years ago
  3. tomsalad's avatar

    tomsalad

    Saw it for the first time in a long while in the theatre after growing up with this film as a kid. It remains as magical as ever!!! A classic film that will surely be enjoyed by future generation after generation! 1 year 6 months ago
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  3. This movie ranks #9 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #24 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #25 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
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  6. This movie ranks #26 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #36 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
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  10. This movie ranks #47 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  13. This movie ranks #76 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
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  14. This movie ranks #91 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
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  17. This movie ranks #128 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  18. This movie ranks #150 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  19. This movie ranks #166 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  20. This movie ranks #229 in Reddit Top 250
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  21. This movie ranks #260 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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