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Best Extraterrestrial Movies – Our Top 5

There is nothing like a good alien movie to get a person thinking. They remind us to stop and remember that there is more to life outside our little towns. Here is a list I complied of my favorite little green men movies. According to dictionary.com, extraterrestrial is

“a descriptive term for things outside the Earth, such as possible civilizations outside the solar system, or objects, such as meteorites, that actually reach the Earth.”


5

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Rated PG for sci-fi violence and brief mild language
 
 
  • Director: George Lucas
  • Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher
  • Release Date: 25 May 1977
  • Opening Weekend: $1,554,475 (USA)
 
4

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi fantasy violence and brief sexuality
 
 
  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan and Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Release Date: 13 December 1996 (USA)
  • Opening Weekend: $9,384,272 (USA)
 
3

Men in Black (1997)

Rated PG-13 for language and sci-fi violence
 
 
  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Linda Fiorentino
  • Release Date: 2 July 1997
  • Opening Weekend: $84,133,900 (USA)
 
2

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements
 
 
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote
  • Release Date: 11 June 1982 (USA)
  • Opening Weekend: $11,835,389 (USA)
 
1

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Rated PG-13
 
 
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and Teri Garr
  • Release Date: 16 November 1977 (USA)
  • Gross: $300,000,000 (Worldwide)
 

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