About

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

7.7
1,148
Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

Steven Spielberg (Writer)
Hal Barwood (Writer)
Jerry Belson (Writer)
John Hill (Writer)
Matthew Robbins (Writer)

Runtime

135 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

We are not alone.

Cast

Keywords

evacuation ufo vision indiana toys alien extraterrestrial technology flying saucer missing person obsession blackout wyoming light escapade obsessive quest beguilement life turned upside down lightshow exchange secret base contact mother ship

Photos

Lists

#195 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#59 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#4 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects

Special Achievement Award Frank E. Warner

Oscar for Best Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score John Williams