E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Lists: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Family, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "A science fiction fairytale about an extra-terrestrial who is left behind on Earth and is found by a young boy who befriends him. This heart-warming fantasy from Director Steven Spielberg became one of the most commercially successful films of all time."

Overall Ranking: 552 (Rank from 1982: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • Spielberg Alien Epics

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Josh of Classicblanca100
    CineKatz Vivek98
    David Baruffi97(full review)
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest87
    Bryan Lienesch82 - One of those films I will forever be impartial to because I grew up with it.
    CinemaVisitor Erik80
    Gorgon Reviews43

    People Involved

  • Henry Thomas (Elliott)
  • Peter Coyote (Keys)
  • Drew Barrymore (Gertie)
  • Erika Eleniak (Pretty Girl)
  • Sean Frye (Steve)
  • C. Thomas Howell (Tyler)
  • Robert MacNaughton (Michael)
  • K.C. Martel (Greg)
  • David M. ODell (Schoolboy)
  • Richard Swingler (Science Teacher)
  • Frank Toth (Policeman)
  • Pat Welsh (E.T. (voice))
  • Dee Wallace (Mary)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)