E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy, AFI 100 (2007)

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: 508 (Rank from 1982: # 5)

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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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Josh of Classicblanca100
CineKatz Vivek98
David Baruffi97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest87Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 7
Bryan Lienesch82 - One of those films I will forever be impartial to because I grew up with it.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 4
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)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Spielberg Alien Epics