Watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- 2 hr 15 min
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” was a science fiction dramatic flim that was written and directed by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Nery, an electrical lineman who has an up close encounter with a UFO. He is working on an electrical line when the UFO flies by his work truck and lightly burns the side of his face with its lights. Roy becomes obsessed with UFOs and is haunted by mental images of a mountain like shapes. He draws pictures of the shapes and famously makes a model of the mountains in his mashed potatoes.
Nery isn’t the only one being affected by these visions. A 3 year old boy is awoken at night to see all of his toys operating on their own; he gets out of bed and discovers some bright lights that he moves towards. The boy’s mother, Jillian, chases after him and is soon after haunted by the same images as Roy.
The government locates a lost squad of planes that went missing more than 30 years earlier. The planes are operational, but there is no sign of the pilots. An old man who witnessed the event claimed that some bright lights playing music appeared before the planes returned.
Back in Indiana, Roy’s obsession with UFOs causes his wife to leave him. When another strange event takes place, Roy sees the mountains that he had been dreaming about in the news report. He heads out to the site to investigate along with Jillian and many others who had the same visions and experiences.
When they arrive at the site they are greeted by the gigantic space ship. The government communicates with the craft using a series of musical notes. A group of missing people, presumably dead, return off of the ship. In the final scene we get to see the aliens and find out what their plans are for Roy and the others.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 90.