Painful ET Extra-Terrestrial Knockoffsby 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
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?
Votes: 19,457 | Gross: $9.87M
2. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.
Votes: 43,507 | Gross: $18.56M
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.
7. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.
Votes: 164,343 | Gross: $145.79M
8. The Last Mimzy (2007)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
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!
Votes: 20,622 | Gross: $21.47M
9. Earth to Echo (2014)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.
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.
Votes: 2,472 | Gross: $7.02M
11. A-X-L (2018)
PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
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.
Votes: 20,746 | Gross: $0.68M
14. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Votes: 363,783 | Gross: $435.11M
I have never seen E.T., so it's safe to say... I'm confused about this one.
I have never been a fan of this particular classic Steven Spielberg family/scifi flick so the question is moot.