Watch These Essential Movies about Making Contact With Aliens

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Close-up of the character Alien from the movie by the same name.
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Earlier this week, astronomers with giant radio telescope detected a spike in radio signals coming from deep space. Some of them think that the only source could be from an extraterrestrial sender. What do these aliens want? What do they want from us? And what do they want to tell us? More importantly, have they seen our movies about them?

Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker has been inspired by this event and has come up with a list of essential alien films: Contact, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and The Man Who Fell to Earth.