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Last Updated: Friday, 23 December 2005, 01:14 GMT
ET crowned 'greatest family film'
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial was re-released in 2002
Steven Spielberg's 1982 sci-fi ET: The Extra-Terrestrial has topped a poll of the 100 best family movies.

It is one of three films directed by Spielberg in Channel 4's countdown. His 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park is at 12, with Raiders of the Lost Ark at 20.

Shrek, which comes second, is one of 21 animated films featured. Others include Toy Story, The Lion King and Bambi.

Disney's Mary Poppins is third in the survey, while Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean is in fourth place.

1. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
2. Shrek (2001)
3. Mary Poppins (1964)
4. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. The Lion King (1994)
7. Back to the Future (1985)
8. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
9. Star Wars (1977)
10. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Source: Channel 4

However, while Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory charts at eight, there is no room for Depp's 2005 version of the Roald Dahl story.

The oldest entries in the survey are 1933 monster classic King Kong at 62 and the 1934 Shirley Temple film Bright Eyes at 60.

Belleville Rendez-Vous, The Red Balloon, Kirikou and the Sorcerer and Spirited Away are the only titles featured that were not made in the English language and did not originate from the US or the UK.

The 100 Greatest Family Films, which began on Thursday, concludes on Friday and features contributions from John Travolta, Lord Attenborough and Kermit the Frog.

The results of the poll were chosen by a public vote from a list of titles posted on the Channel 4 website.



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