I’ll make it short, but only because I haven’t seen it in a while and can’t speak much on the events of the movie. Plus, it speaks for itself:
#17: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”
Truly, this is a timeless movie. I saw it probably less than two years ago. Yet, it broke very high onto this list. From the very beginning to the last piano piece heard when the credits start, this film is brilliant. I am a big fan of Spielberg, and he really struck gold with this film. This movie is so brilliant because it is able to appeal to the kid in all of us, while remaining to the caliber of Speilberg’s more mature efforts.
This movie is very emotional, as well. My mother can remember my older cousin crying in the theaters when E.T. was hurt. You really feel for this alien figure, whose appeal is undeniable. Spielberg works magic with this alien’s character development, and it’s a true hybrid of Spielberg’s imagination, and already obvious fascination with science-fiction. This is on top of the high-production values: writing, editing, cinematography and the score. And who could forget the bicycle flying sequence toward the end.
Not much more needs to be said. This is one worth seeing.