© 1982 & 2002 - Universal Studios
When a children's movie makes a mom cry more than her daughter, it's probably doing something right—and Steven Spielberg's lovable alien
had moviegoers nationwide reaching for the hankies. His glowing finger, moonlit bike ride and longing to phone home won us over in when originally released in 1982. Decades later, the tale of out-of-this-world friendship still holds up. Plus, there's something strangely snuggly about the little guy.