This month marks the tenth anniversary of The Iron Giant, one of the best animated movies ever made.
Directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille), it's the story of a towering robot that falls to Earth and the boy who befriends it. Not only is the titular giant one of my favorite robots, I submit that this emotionally-charged story -- deceptively simple but deeply layered -- is one of the best sci-fi movies of all time. It makes me laugh and cry like hell every time I watch it.
Critically acclaimed but ignored by movie-going audiences upon its release, The Iron Giant is well worth your time if you've never seen it. And you won't watch it just once, trust me.