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E.T. voted greatest ever children's film

E.T, the heart-warming story of a friendly extraterrestrial who is stranded on Earth, has beaten modern blockbusters such as Shrek and Finding Nemo to be named the greatest ever children's movie.

The 1982 classic, which was directed by Steven Spielberg and launched a young Drew Barrymore's Hollywood career, became famous for the phrase "E.T, phone home."

In the film, a group of young children look after E.T and attempt to get him back to his home planet.
Second place in the poll went to Pixar's 1996 hit Toy Story, followed by Disney classic Mary Poppins, with The Lion King and The Wizard of Oz completing the top five.

A spokesman for, which carried out the research, said: ''The films featured in the poll span across decades and all have something special about them.

''E.T is a movie the whole family can gather around to watch and it never fails to bring a tear to someone's eye."

Top 50 children's films of all time
1.E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial
2. Toy Story
3. Mary Poppins
4. Lion King
5. Wizard of Oz
6. Bambi
7. Back to the Future
8. Shrek
9. Finding Nemo
10. Labyrinth
11. 101 Dalmatians
12. Aladdin
13. Beauty and the Beast
14. The Goonies
15. The Jungle Book
16. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
17. Alice in Wonderland
18. Home Alone
19. Ice Age
20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
21. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
22. Annie
23. Cinderella
24. Monsters Inc
25. Madagascar
26. Sound of Music
27. Wallace and Gromit – The Wrong Trousers
28. Mrs Doubtfire
29. Babe
30. Beethoven
31. Beetlejuice
32. Black Beauty
33. The Little Mermaid
34. The Railway Children
35. A Bug's Life
36. Dumbo
37. Wall-E
38. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
39. A Little Princess
40. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
41. Jurassic Park
42. Kung-Fu Panda
43. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
44. Billy Elliot
45. Lady and the Tramp
46. Neverending Story
47. Short Circuit
48. Sleeping Beauty
49. An American Tail
50. Chicken Run


  1. E.T was and still my favorite movie to me. I am 27 years ole and when i watch this movie now, i feel that i am watching it for the first time, and i still cry at the end too :) I really like this movie, and thanks for the post which reminds me again of my best days ever.


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