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What were some popular movies from the 1980s?

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Some of the most popular movies from the 1980s include "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Back to the Future" and "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial." Other popular 80s movies include "Ghostbusters," "The Breakfast Club" and "Top Gun."

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The 1980s were the first decade to feature numerous high-budget, blockbuster action movies, and many of these are some of the most popular of the decade. Steven Spielberg, one of the most groundbreaking directors of the decade, directed many of the decade's most successful movies, such as "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Spielberg was also a producer on many popular 80s movies, such as "Back to the Future," directed by Robert Zemeckis, and "The Goonies," directed by Richard Donner.

Some comedy movies were very popular in the 80s as well. These include movies directed by John Hughes, such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and action comedies, such as "Ghostbusters," "Ghostbusters II" and "Beverly Hills Cop." Popular romantic movies from the 1980s include "Top Gun," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Dirty Dancing." Many action movies from the decade have remained popular as well, such as "Die Hard," "Lethal Weapon" and "Batman."

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