E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
Age of kids that can handle it: 7+
Why it's scary: Even though E.T. is one of the most likable creatures to appear in a film, his appearance may frighten much younger children before they get to know him and his loving personality. The government agents who track down E.T. and capture him are very serious, which is a little frightening, and E.T. doesn't look too hot (he looks like he's dying) while he's in their care, which could scare your kids.