Must See: Contact

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Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by Jason Shankel.

Title: Contact
Date: 1997

Vitals: Jodie Foster, surrounded by the likes of Matthew MacConaughey, Tom Skerrit, John Hurt and James Woods, searches for less creepy life elsewhere in the galaxy.

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Famous names: Jodie Foster John Hurt Matthew MacConaughey Carl Sagan Tom Skerrit

Crunchy goodness: 3

Elevator pitch: Close Encounters of the Third Kind with more math and fewer French people.

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Life lesson: Never let Jake Busey near anything expensive.

Deadliest spoiler: Turns out the alien was just her dad.

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Néstor Daniel Altamirano

The alien was not her dad!! How come everyone misunderstands that!!

The alien presented to herself as her dad in order to be more pleasant, but the alien was not him!!

That's the single and only piece of the movie that everyone cites all the time in order to bring it down, and they don't even do it right!!