I apologize if there's a thread about this topic already, but it's a difficult thing to search for. I'm curious what movies really affected other HTFers as kids (preferably seen in theaters and not on TV). I'm specifically not asking about movies that have stood the test of time (although they may have), but movies that you remember as being incredible experiences when you saw them as a kid, let's say 17 or younger. I'm 34, so I need to go back 17 years. In no particular order: Aliens - Left me absolutely breathless, a smart action film with a strong female lead. I can still remember the sense of forlorn dread when the 'rescue' ship crashed, the gut wrenching thrill of the queen alien scenes...and the incredibly well-timed humor of the line: "get away from her you B*****!" Tron - I was a Tron freak, I saw it somewhere around 10-15 times. I'll never forget the first time I saw the solar sailer "rez-up" in the hangar. And of course who could forget the amazing light cycle scene. I still love the design of the movie, which stands out even now. And don't get me started on Recognizers, they even sounded cool! Raiders of the Lost Ark - I was completely sucked in by this ride of a movie. Wargames - I adored this movie probably because I could identify with matthew Broderick's character. No, I wasn't a hacker (although a friend and I did dial-up defense dept. computers once, but they were not classified or restricted). I loved all the stuff about artificial intelligence. And I loved the scene where he sneaks out of the infirmary in NORAD. Earthquake - At 7 years old, I was so scared seeing this that I asked my mom if I could leave the theater. We had just moved to California and I was petrified of earthquakes. I left and never saw the end in the theater (I did see on TV years later, and wondered why I was so scared). Star Wars & Empire Strikes Back - I don't need to add anything here. E.T. - I was deeply affected by this movie as a 13 year old. Those are the one's that come to mind, maybe some of you will remind me of more.