By Robert Zemeckis

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1997-10-09
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 2h 29min
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Production Company: South Side Amusement Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 4,090 Ratings


Two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster ("Panic Room") and Matthew McConaughey ("The Wedding Planner") star in this gripping story of a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. As the world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she vies to fulfill her dream of becoming the first human being to make contact with alien beings. Co-starring Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner James Woods ("Any Given Sunday," "True Crime"), Oscar-nominee John Hurt ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"), Emmy-winner Tom Skerritt (TV's "Picket Fences"), Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett ("How Stella Got Her Groove Back") and Rob Lowe (TV's "The West Wing"). Directed by Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis ("Cast Away," "What Lies Beneath"). Based on the novel by renowned author/physicist Carl Sagan.




  • Contact is achingly beautiful! ☺️♥️✨

    By 1izzi1
    I use this soundtrack’s music to wake up in an ethereal place. Makes my day begin in beauty!
  • Needs a remake

    By Joe Buckstrap
    This film (which Sagan hated, btw) needs to be remade so it's more faithful to the book.
  • Fuhr

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  • Outstanding!

    By Engr230
    This is one of my all-time favorite movies. An intriguing storyline, one of those rare cases where a movie is better than the book that it’s based on. Excellent screenplay and good acting. I think this movie is awesome in scope and inspiring.
  • Intensely entertaining, brilliantly written.

    By Shahondruh Jones
    This movie slaps. Hard.
  • A beloved classic

    By OmarFig1989
    It’s time for a 4K remaster of this movie. Long live The Arecibo Observatory. Such a beautiful film.
  • The divisions between us

    By jamesdooo
    A great film with a sweeping scope. One of my favorite films with a real conscious a great cast and beautifully shot.
  • One of my favorites

    By Chelezeh
    Has some great tunnel vision moments. Makes you think about our place in the universe and keeps giving. Love it!
  • A Good One

    By Semnick01
    It's a good movie, after all. The ending really makes you wonder if it was a hoax, planned by a genius billionaire. When I first saw the movie at the theatres, in Septemner 1997, the opening was simply dazzling!
  • Not for everyone, but definitely for me

    By GoatWeedy
    I'm a big fan of both Zemeckis and Foster. They care about what they do, and they try to do things they've never done before. They don't always knock it out of the park, but you always know they gave it their best swing. In terms of commerical art, that means something. Contact embodies an unusual mix of science and humanity. As in life, you may not get what you expect (or want) from it, but what you do get feels genuine. The filmmakers did the impossible job of integrating scientific information with spirituality, beyond the confines of the university and church. I think in writing his book, Carl Sagan was attempting to gently open the public consciousness and take us beyond our limited perceptions and culture. Zemeckis admirably adapted this vision. It's definitely not "Independence Day." Don't look here if you need to watch the world blow up. Watch Contact if you need to sense (or be reminded) that you're not alone, and may indeed be part of a much grander spectacle.