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ET farewell named top tearjerker
Steven Spielberg's ET
Spielberg's 1982 film was nominated for nine Oscars
A scene from the finale of the Steven Spielberg film ET has topped a poll of the 100 greatest tearjerking moments.

Around 70,000 voters took part in a survey for Channel 4 to find the most moving moment in TV, film or sport.

The scene, which sees ET leave Elliott to return to his spaceship, was voted number one, ahead of scenes from The Green Mile and Titanic.

Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life was in fourth place, with Ghost rounding off the top five.

1. E.T
2. The Green Mile
3. Titanic
4. It's a Wonderful Life
5. Ghost
6. Bambi
7. The Shawshank Redemption
8. The Champ
9. Field of Dreams
10. My Girl
11. Forrest Gump
12. Beaches
13. Blackadder
14. Gone With The Wind
15. Watership Down
16. Terms of Endearment
17. Stand By Me
18. Brief Encounter
19. Sophie's Choice
20. Dead Poet's Society

Bambi (1942) was the only animated film in the top ten, and the oldest, at number six.

Also making the top ten, in a list dominated by film, were The Shawshank Redemption, The Champ, Field of Dreams and My Girl.

Blackadder, the finale from the fourth and final series, was the top-rated tearjerking moment on TV at number 13, while Gareth Southgate's European Championship penalty miss was the top-rated tearjerking moment in sport.

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