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The 25 best blockbusters ever

As none other than William Shakespeare once had it: now is the summer of our cinematic blockbuster.

Since Jaws rewrote the history of Hollywood, moviemakers have relied upon the annual blockbuster season to get bums on seats. And like all genres there’s the good, the bad and the ugly.

But we’re only interested in the good. And the best. And here’s the definitive 25 best blockbusters of all time, ever. Put-that-in-your-pipe-and-smoke-it.

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