Monday 18 December 2017

ET tops poll of greatest films

Steven Speilberg's ET, starring Drew Barrymore, has topped a film poll
Steven Speilberg's ET, starring Drew Barrymore, has topped a film poll

Steven Spielberg's ET The Extra-Terrestrial has been voted the greatest family film of all time in a new survey.

The story of an alien trapped on Earth trying to get home topped the poll of more than 2,500 people for radiotimes.com.

Movie expert Barry Norman described the sci-fi classic as "the perfect family film".

He told the Radio Times it was "a magical tale for children, a triumph of special effects, a chastening lesson to bigots everywhere and, as the director Steven Spielberg describes it, a simple and pure love story".

ET won four Oscars in 1983 but was beaten to the Best Picture award by Richard Attenborough's Gandhi.

The Wizard Of Oz came second in the online survey, followed by Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Toy Story.

:: Read the full list in the Radio Times.

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