Missing planes from WWII are found in New Mexico. A ship is found in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Otherworldly sounds broadcast down from the heavens over India. All of these events have seemingly no link but yet, something strange is brewing in a sleepy Indiana town where Roy Neary witnesses a close encounter that changes his life.
Released in 1977, mere months after the smash hit success of George Lucas’s Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is sci-fi of an entirely different flavor. Borrowing from ufologist J. Allen Hynek’s close encounter scale, Spielberg weaves a tale of infallible belief, perseverance, and hope. Starring Richard Dreyfuss as the main character Roy Neary, Close Encounters is full of drama, tension, and impressive movie mechanics.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is available to stream on Prime Video.