Districts 1, 2, 3: The movies that influenced '9'

It seems we've been so distracted by vampires within paranormal pop culture that we forgot about the aliens. Big mistake. The superior E.T. extravaganza District 9 currently owns the box office after beating out G.I. Joe last weekend.

Now, the little alien movie nobody expected is garnering further inspection. For his part, Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly acknowledges the insta-classic status of the Neill Blomkamp-directed flick, and responds in kind with a list of pop references within the movie.

Check it out, and see if you can add anything to the list. Just please don't suggest Lilo & Stitch.

-aaron sagers