Close Encounters of the Third Kind Trailer & Clips


Close Encounters of the Third Kind full movie is released on Dec 14, 1977. Watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $306,889,114. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is directed by Steven Spielberg and created by Steven Spielberg with Richard Dreyfuss and François Truffaut. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is available online on Pluto TV and Amazon Video.

Two parallel stories are told. In the first, a group of research scientists from a variety of backgrounds are investigating the strange appearance of items in remote locations, primarily desert regions. In continuing their investigation, one of the lead scientists, a Frenchman named Claude Lacombe, incorporates the Kodály method of music education as a means of communication in their work. The response, in turn, at first baffles the researchers, until American cartographer David Laughlin deciphers the meaning of the response. In the second, electric company lineman and family man Roy Neary and single mother Jillian Guiler are among some individuals in Muncie, Indiana who experience some paranormal activity before some flashes of bright lights in the sky, which they believe to be a UFO. Roy becomes obsessed with what he saw, unlike some others, especially in some form of authority, who refuse to acknowledge their belief that it was a UFO in not wanting to appear crazy. That obsession both for Roy and Jillian is ratcheted up a notch when they begin to have a vision of a mound with vertical striations on its side as a key to what is going on. While the obsession negatively affects Roy's life as he knows it in its entirety, Jillian knows she has to find the answer as to its meaning, especially as it relates to her only child, three year old Barry Guiler, who may be more attuned to what is happening than the adult figures around him. These two stories have the potential to intersect if Roy and Jillian can discover where they've seen that mound before, and if they can overcome what they believe to be the lies perpetrated by those in authority in covering up what is going on.

As know as:

Близькі контакти третього ступеня, Thard Kaind Yokka Enkauntarlanu Musiveyandi, Blízká setkání třetího druhu, Bliski susreti treće vrste, Harmadik típusú találkozások

Release Date:

Nov 16, 1977

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 27, 2002


United States, United Kingdom


English, French, Spanish, Hindi

Stream Service:

Columbia Pictures

Production Companies:

Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips Productions, EMI Films

Official Site:

Official Facebook

Gross worldwide:



Close Encounter of the First Kind - Sighting of a UFO. Close Encounter of the Second Kind - Physical Evidence. Close Encounter of the Third Kind - Contact. WE ARE NOT ALONE, We are not alone, Now There Is More (USA 1980 special edition re-release)


Adam Kempenaar
"This is important. This means something," is everyman's declaration, a reassuring cry to the cosmos that your life matters, you matter. But it's also the artist's creed...
by rottentomatoes, May 30, 2020
Charles Champlin
Los Angeles Times
"Close Encounters" proves to be a magic act with dramatic interludes.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 31, 2017
Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter
A film of incredible power and intensity. It is also, and ultimately, reassuring.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 15, 2016

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