There are 17 near-perfect sci-fi movies according to Metacritic
In Steven Spielberg’s 1977 “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, electrician Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) becomes obsessed with finding alien life after having a collision with a low-flying UFO. Neary discovers that he and a number of other UFO witnesses have shared strange visions, leading them on a daring search for the truth. While not a marathon of heavy set like “Star Wars,” released the same year, “Close Encounters” features one of the most gripping finals in sci-fi history, a testament to the sheer joy and beauty of communication. .
“Close Encounters” is an adventure story that is light on the action but loaded with suspense, intrigue and wonder, keeping the story grounded in the perspective of ordinary people rather than scientists and soldiers. closest to the action. “Spielberg seems to be whispering, ‘This will scare you, but don’t be scared,’” Gary Arnold wrote in his contemporary Washington Post review of the film. “Spielberg offers an enchanting magic show, spouting one strong sensual and sentimental moment after another.
Authentic performances, groundbreaking effects and superb score by John Williams have made “Close Encounters” an enduring favorite among critics, and it boasts a 90 Metascore. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning for Cinematography and editing of sound effects. In 1980, after seeing the revised special edition of Spielberg’s film, Roger Ebert called it “one of the great cinematic experiences”.