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Want to behold the glory that is 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' in the comfort of your own home? Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Steven Spielberg-directed movie via subscription can be difficult, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off.

We've listed a number of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription choices - along with the availability of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' on each platform. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can watch 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' right now, here are some details about the Columbia Pictures science fiction flick.

Released November 16, 1977, 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' stars Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon. The PG movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 15 min, and received a score of 90 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 10 respected critics.

Interested in knowing what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs."

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