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25 best 80s movies: Batman, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, ET, more

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Given the passing of iconic screenwriter Nora Ephron (who penned screenplays including When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless In Seattle) and the proposed Highlander reboot, this feels like as good a time as any to revisit the glorious cinematic decade that was the 1980s.

It's tough to name a classic movie franchise that didn't have an instalment out in the decade - Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Terminator are just a few of the blockbuster classics that debuted. But between Sally and The Breakfast Club, rom-com fans weren't hard done by either, and that's just the tip of the cinematic iceberg.

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Digital Spy counts down 25 of the decade's finest.

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