A classic Oscar-winning family movie that is sure to capture the minds of the young today just as it did in 1982 when it was first released.
E.T. is a science-fiction adventure about Elliott (Henry Thomas), a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore) who one day, while looking for something in the back yard, senses something mysterious in the woods watching him.
He's right. An alien spacecraft on a scientific mission has mistakenly left behind a botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy".
As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and more self-assured.
E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists get hold of him.