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New Poll Crowns BACK TO THE FUTURE the UK’s Favourite 80s Movie

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Robert Zemeckis's 1985 blockbuster has been named the UK's favourite movie of the 1980s.

A poll conducted by the Official Charts Company and FindAnyFilm.com to celebrate Must See Movies 80s, part of the National Album Day celebrations, has found that Back to the Future is the UK’s favourite 80s movie.

The poll was launched to mark Must See Movies 80s, a promotion that saw participating stores including Amazon, ASDA, HMV, Morrisons, and Tesco celebrate the very best of the decade with exclusive collections on DVD. Fans voted in the Official Charts Company poll across the month of October, allocating votes to their top three choices, with the 80s sci-fi classic coming out on top.


Released in 1985 and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future sees teenager Marty McFly accidentally sent back in time to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean built by his eccentric scientist friend “Doc” Brown. With its iconic soundtrack and 1980s fashion, the film has stood the test of time as a must-see for any film fan.

Looking across the rest of the top 10 - festive-action classic Die Hard comes second, followed closely by iconic sci-fi Blade Runner. Coming in at joint fourth in the poll is adventure-comedy The Goonies and James Cameron’s acclaimed sequel, Aliens. Three more sci-fi titles come in at six, seven and eight in the form of The Empire Strikes Back, E.T. and The Terminator. Completing the top 10 is horror The Shining at nine and romantic comedy classic When Harry Met Sally at number 10.

The Top 10 Movies Of The 80s, as voted by followers of the Official Charts Company & FindAnyFilm.com, are: