Super 8 (2011)
Love this movie! I overlooked it when it came out in theaters. I just love that the main characters are kids. Wonderful acting from all of them. It's about alien experimentation, a train derailment and strange events in a small town. I am not a huge fan of alien movies but this one was very well done.
The natural, funny dialogue between the kids really reminded me E.T, The Goonies, proper adventure films. It's so nice to watch a film that doesn't pander to a specific audience, not too safe for kids and no wink wink adult jokes for the adults watching.