1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The wholesome childs movie, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial became phenomena like no other. Moreover, the movie still holds a massive fan base. Likewise, the references about the movie was present throughout the 80s and the 90s. Dee Wallace was the face of the movie.

Iconic Scene from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 80s movie
Iconic Scene from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 80s movie.
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Talking about its success, E.T. surpassed its filming budget of $10.5 million in the first week. Furthermore, it collected over $11 million on the opening weekend. Moreover, by the end of its run, the movie grossed over $792 million.

Although the movie did not receive any sequels, the reference about the movie can be found in multiple forms. From movies and cartoons alike, reference to E.T. can be found. As such, the film earned more than 50 awards and 36 nominations.

  1. Academy Awards, USA (1983)
  2. Golden Globes, USA (1983)
  3. BAFTA Awards (1983)
  4. Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (1983 and 2003)
  5. Awards of the Japanese Academy (1983)
  6. Blue Ribbon Awards (1983)
  7. Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (1983)
  8. Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain (1983)
  9. David di Donatello Awards (1983)
  10. Golden Screen, Germany (1984)