If three decades of quoting “E.T phone home” didn’t hint to you that E.T was the nation’s favourite film, then the official poll will have to do it.

Nostalgic voters have been thinking back to their childhoods and have decided that the 1982 Steven Spielberg epic is the best film… ever, really.

It beat out Bambi – obviously – The Goonies, The Lion King and Toy Story – a list that makes us want to heat up some popcorn and regress. E.T was a smash in the early-eighties, but has continued to rake in the cash, taking a worldwide total of $435m (£283m) and that’s not even accounting for inflation – that includes people spending $2 on a cinema ticket!

The Shawshank Redemption emerged as a favourite film to be re-watched over and over again, while the film quotes survey threw out Glark Gable’s "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone With The Wind as the nation’s choice film quote. Check out the lists below and let us know if you’ve got any changes to make in the comments section.

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Top five favourite childhood movies:

1. E.T
2. Bambi
3. The Goonies
4. The Lion King
5. Toy Story

Top five films people would most like to see again:

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Harry Potter (any)
3. Star Wars (any)
4. The Lion King
5. The Godfather (any)

Top five popular film lines:

1. "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" - Gone with the Wind
2. "Go ahead: Make my day" - Dirty Harry
3. "Nobody puts baby in a corner" - from Dirty Dancing
4. "I'll be back" - The Terminator
5. "Life is like a box of chocolates" - Forrest Gump.

Top Five genres of movie

1. Action and Adventure
2. Comedy
3. Science Fiction
4. Romance
5. Horror