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The '80s were the decade of fun. Thanks to Back To The Future, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Ghostbusters and many more, it was one of the greatest eras in cinema.

With Back To The Future celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, we hopped into our DeLorean and headed back to the 1980s to check out some of the funniest, scariest and downright weirdest films of the decade. Where we're going, we don't need roads...

Before American Pie and Superbad, there was The Breakfast Club and Porky's. We trace the rise of the teen movie and its wise-cracking stars, from Molly Ringwald to Ferris Bueller.

You couldn't wander down a dark alley without stumbling into a horror movie in the '80s, and we've rounded up some of the best, taking a look at the making of classics like An American Werewolf In London, Gremlins and A Nightmare On Elm Street.

In an era stuffed full of sci-fi and fantasy good times, we pit 1982 alien releases E.T. and The Thing against one another for a fight to the death.

And the '80s would've been nothing without the funny guys responsible for tickling our funny bones. We follow Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Steve Martin and co from Saturday Night Live players to blockbuster stars.

Totalling 148 pages, 80 Movies – The Ultimate Celebration is a glossy, interview-packed addition to any self-respecting coffee table.

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Jack Shepherd
Freelance Journalist

Jack Shepherd is the former Senior Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar. Jack used to work at The Independent as a general culture writer before specializing in TV and film for the likes of GR+, Total Film, SFX, and others. You can now find Jack working as a freelance journalist and editor.

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