This instant classic isn’t just a kid’s movie. It’s also Brad Bird’s stunning directorial debut, who you might recall directed “The Incredibles” and iconic Pixar films. It takes place in October 1957, during the Cold War in America. The space race had officially begun, and tensions were running high. In a small town in Maine, one single mother is just concerned about providing for her 9-year-old son Hogarth. But he’s quite a handful, and ends up sneaking out of the house to look for mutant aliens or space invaders. One night, he finds one.