Painful ET Extra-Terrestrial Knockoffs

by TsarStepan | created - 25 May 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Kid(s) meets friendly alien/alien tech. Adventures ensue.

Which of the following earnest E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) clones* is/was the most painful to watch?

Discuss this meretricious list here.

*Not including satires or parodies.

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1. Explorers (1985)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

58 Metascore

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bradley Gregg

Votes: 19,457 | Gross: $9.87M

2. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

64 Metascore

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 43,507 | Gross: $18.56M

3. Nukie (1987)

PG | 95 min | Family, Sci-Fi

An alien called Nukie searches for his brother Miko, who has been captured by the U.S. government.

Directors: Sias Odendaal, Michael Pakleppa | Stars: Glynis Johns, Steve Railsback, Ronald France, Siphiwe Mlangeni

Votes: 1,120

4. Mac and Me (1988)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Tina Caspary, Lauren Stanley

Votes: 11,267 | Gross: $6.42M

5. Purple People Eater (1988)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A kid plays the old novelty song "Purple People Eater" and the creature actually appears. The two then proceed to help an elderly couple who are being evicted by their greedy landlord.

Director: Linda Shayne | Stars: Ned Beatty, Linda Talcott, Bobby Porter, Shelley Winters

Votes: 906

6. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 168,789 | Gross: $23.16M

7. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 164,343 | Gross: $145.79M

8. The Last Mimzy (2007)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!

Director: Robert Shaye | Stars: Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson, Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil

Votes: 20,622 | Gross: $21.47M

9. Earth to Echo (2014)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

Director: Dave Green | Stars: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt

Votes: 18,170 | Gross: $38.92M

10. Star Kid (1997)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Spencer Griffith's life changes when a meteor falls into a local junkyard, and he finds a Cybersuit, an exoskeleton with AI from another galaxy. When Spencer puts on the Cybersuit he becomes a different kind of person.

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Joey Simmrin, Alex Daniels, Arthur Burghardt

Votes: 2,472 | Gross: $7.02M

11. A-X-L (2018)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

29 Metascore

A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.

Director: Oliver Daly | Stars: Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Alex MacNicoll, Dominic Rains

Votes: 10,002 | Gross: $6.50M

12. Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)

Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work his father did in communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something miraculous and wonderful.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Rekha, Preity Zinta, Rakesh Roshan

Votes: 20,746 | Gross: $0.68M

13. My Uncle the Alien (1996)

PG | 91 min | Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The President's daughter uses her extraterrestrial influence to spare the fate of a children's shelter in Los Angeles.

Director: Henri Charr | Stars: Hailey Foster, Josh Paddock, Sherwin Ace Ross, Beau Richard Hairston

Votes: 195

14. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 363,783 | Gross: $435.11M

I have never seen E.T., so it's safe to say... I'm confused about this one.

OR:

I have never been a fan of this particular classic Steven Spielberg family/scifi flick so the question is moot.



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