Super 8 (2011)
Chosen by me as I like to go to the cinema a lot.
Abrams continues to be a fine visual director (though the train crash itself over-eggs the pudding with an overly busy set-piece that asks you to stretch too much - the kids survive, the car survives, the camera film survives) and great at marshalling an interesting ensemble.
Here the group of children are terrific, precocious but believably young feeling.
Despite driving the plot the alien aspects are less important the the age old hollywood daddy issues (for no less than two main characters) but they work here due to it's reflection on early Joe Dante and Spielberg flicks.
Pretty terrific all round