Enjoy aliens, extraterrestrials, and space-faring visitors? We, as earthlings, as humans, and as movie-watchers, have always enjoyed the idea that there may be something beyond our “local” planet, and it does make a good basis for Hollywood films! Here are some major motion pictures, some of the best, in fact, that have featured stories built around this concept – enjoy!
E.T. is the timeless, Steven Spielberg classic of an extraterrestrial who is taking part on a mission to mars. It seems that he, along with his brethren, have come to earth to gather samples… until something goes terribly wrong. The space-faring stranger is abandoned here on earth by his kind after they make a hasty escape from some nearby humans! Well, E.T. finds his way to the home of a nearby family, who gradually come to realize that there may be more to the alien than meets the eye!
This Mel Gibson picture deals with the mystery behind crop circles. A family who lives on a small farm in a rural town is haunted by this mystery after finding just such a work of ingenuity in their corn field. A series of bizarre encounters lead the family to believe that there might be more to this mystery than ropes and boards, and that perhaps there is more to the situation than they had ever hoped to realize!
Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges star in a cast that brings a very different and very touching story to the silver screen. A man claims that he is actually an alien from the planet K-Pax, and that he is just visiting earth for awhile. In fact, there is a lot of evidence to support his claim, but as his life begins impacting the lives of those around him, it becomes clear that answers must be found before it is too late.