Back To The Future: The Nation’s Favourite

Back To The Future: The Nation's Favourite

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 as the nation’s favourite 80s movie.

The poll was launched to mark Must See Movies 80s, a promotion that saw participating stores including Amazon, ASDAHMV, 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 & Christopher Lloyd – Back To The Future sees Marty McFly, a teenager 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 BackE.T. & The Terminator. Completing the top 10 is horror The Shining at nine and romantic comedy classic, When Harry Met Sally at number ten.

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

1Back To The Future (1985)
2Die Hard (1988)
3Blade Runner (1982)
4Aliens (Joint) [1986]
4The Goonies (Joint) [1985]
6Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
7E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
8The Terminator (1984)
9The Shining (1980)
10When Harry Met Sally (1989)

For more information on the ‘Must See 80s Movies’ campaign visit – https://mustseemovies.co.uk/


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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.