Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:47:13 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Bambi at 70: The saddest kids' movie moments

7) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • Bambi (© GTV Archive / Rex Features;)
  • Wall-E (© Walt Disney/Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • My Girl (© Moviestore Collection/Rex Features)
  • Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (© Warner Bros.)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • Babe (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • Old Yeller (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • Watership Down (© c.Everett Collection / Rex Features)
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The memorable final scene of Steven Spielberg's 1982 family classic is enough to leave even the most cold-hearted of viewers in tears, and sees a sobbing Elliott sending his alien best friend on his way back to his home planet. E.T. touching Elliott's head with his glowing finger before his croaky voice intones "I'll be right here" gets us every time.