27. Star Wars

Movie: Star Wars Release Date: May 25, 1977 Director: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guiness. Tag Lines: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” “Coming to your galaxy this summer.” “Somewhere, in space, this could all be happening right now. Relevance: I usually can’t remember…

33. Aliens

Movie: Aliens Release Date: July 18, 1986 Director: James Cameron Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton. Tag Lines: “This time there’s more.” “This time it’s war.” “There are some places in the universe you don’t go alone.” “Somewhere in deepest space, all hell is breaking loose.” “They’re Even Scarier The…

46. Ghostbusters

Movie: Ghostbusters Release Date: June 8, 1984 Director: Ivan Reitman Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson. Tag Lines: “No spook, specter, or haunt will ever be safe again.” “They’re here to save the world.” “Coming to save the world this summer.” “We’re ready to believe you.”…

52. Jurassic Park

Movie: Jurassic Park Release Date: June 11, 1993 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, BD Wong, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards. Tag Lines: “Life finds a way.” “Welcome to…” “Unleash the Beasts.” “Caution! Alive Inside.” “The Park is open.” “An adventure…

61. E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Movie: E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial Release Date: June 11, 1982 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore. Tag Lines: “He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home.” “A Steven Spielberg film.” “His Adventure On Earth.” “He is afraid. He is alone. He is…

106. Contact

Movie: Contact Release Date: July 11, 1997 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Jodi Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Angela Bassett. Tag Lines: “Get ready to take a chance on something that just might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity, for the history… of history.” “From the Academy Award-winning…

153. The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Movie: The Incredible Shrinking Woman Release Date: January 30, 1981 Director: Joel Schumacher Starring: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, John Glover, Elizabeth Wilson, Tag Lines: “Lily Tomlin in an epic comedy (give or take an inch).” “Lily Tomlin has a little problem…” Relevance: There were two movies that seemed to be playing incessantly on…

166. Back to the Future

Movie: Back to the Future Release Date: July 3, 1985 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover. Tag Lines: “He’s the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born. “ “He was never in time for his classes . . .Then one day he wasn’t in…

169. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Release Date: November 16, 1977 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Fran├žois Truffaut. Tag Lines: “Close Encounter of the First Kind – Sighting of a UFO. Close Encounter of the Second Kind – Physical Evidence. Close Encounter of the Third Kind – Contact. WE…

171. Starman

Movie: Starman Release Date: December 14, 1984 Director: John Carpenter Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel. Tag Lines: “In 1977 Voyager II was launched into space, inviting all lifeforms in the universe to visit our planet. Get ready. Company’s coming.” “He has traveled from a galaxy far beyond…