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Famous Films of the 1980s Quiz

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What iconic 80s film told the story of Marty McFly a young boy who traveled back in time to the 50s?
Legend
Back to the Future
Weird Science
Real Genius

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Labyrinth was a fantasy film from the 80s that starred what legendary glam rock star as its main antagonist Jareth?
Peter Gabriel
Phil Collins
Freddie Mercury
David Bowie

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In what 80s movie did Kevin Bacon play a young rebel who moved to a town where dancing was forbidden?
Flashdance
Footloose
Pretty in Pink
Dirty Dancing

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The quote "They're Here" uttered by a young girl in front of a television originates from what 80s horror movie?
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Poltergeist
The Haunting
Beast

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Mad Max 2 helped spawn an entire style of post-apocalyptic movies. What was the famous subtitle of this movie?
The Road Warrior
The Last Night
Fury Road
Blazing Trails

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What 80s teen drama told the tale of a day shared between five random youngsters all with detention?
Sixteen Candles
Pretty in Pink
The Breakfast Club
St. Elmo's Fire

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What massive sequel to Star Wars came out in 1980?
The Empire Strikes Back
The Revenge of the Sith
The Phantom Menace
The Force Awakens

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What 1980s Joe Dante movie told the tale of mischievous evil creatures descending upon a small town at Christmastime?
Oogies
Creeps
Gremlins
Spookies

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What ensemble comedy was about a summer at a golf course that happened to be inhabited by a rascally gopher?
Stripes
Caddyshack
Meatballs
The Blues Brothers

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The Secret of Nimh was the directorial debut of what legendary animator?
Don Bluth
George Lucas
Walt Disney
Phil Lord

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What 1986 horror movie starred Jeff Goldblum as a mad scientist who got fused with an insect following a teleportation accident?
The Fly
The Spider
The Wasp
The Ant

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The 80s comedy Beverly Hills Cop starred what S.N.L. alum as its main character Axel Foley?
Jay Pharaoh
Tim Meadows
Chirs Rock
Eddie Murphy

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What 80s action film starred Bruce Willis as a police officer who fought his way through crooks in the Nakatomi Building on Christmas Eve?
Commando
Die Hard
Above the Law
High Street

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What 80s movie saw the character of Mr. Miyagi teach martial arts to the troubled teenager Daniel LaRusso?
Under Siege
The Karate Kid
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Revenge of the Nerds

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Raiders of the Lost Ark introduced audiences to what famous action protagonist for the first time?
Harry Callahan
Maverick
Indiana Jones
Luke Skywalker

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What John Hughes "Brat Pack" drama saw Molly Ringwald play a young lady in the midst of a love triangle and was named after a song by the Psychedelic Furs?
Sordid
Pretty in Pink
St. Elmo's Fire
Love Me Not

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What is the name of the Spielberg film which told the tale of a young boy befriending an alien in order to help him return to his home world?
Fire in the Sky
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Stay with Me
Nukie

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What man starred as a time-traveling cyborg assassin in the movie The Terminator?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Steven Seagal
Sylvester Stallone
Bruce Willis

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What famous 1980s comedy followed a startup company of amateur supernatural exterminators?
Young Frankenstein
Little Shop of Horrors
Ghostbusters
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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The Lost Boys became a cult classic thanks to its bizarre plot about a group of teenagers who also happened to be what supernatural creatures in secret?
Vampires
Werewolves
Ghosts
Changelings

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The Little Mermaid's release in 1989 marked a major return for what animation studio to producing full-length animated features?
Disney
Blue Sky
Sony
Dreamworks

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What movie saw Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson face off as superhero and villain respectively?
Batman
Spider-Man
Superman
X-Men

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The movie Big saw what leading man play a young boy suddenly transformed into an adult through wish-based shenanigans?
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Adam Sandler
Ben Stiller
Tom Hanks
John Cusack

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What romance movie starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as a pair of star-crossed lovers who fall for one another over a summer spent at a resort?
One Crazy Summer
Sixteen Candles
Dirty Dancing
Better off Dead

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What 1988 comedy combined live action and animation in an almost unthought-of way for the time?
The Song of the Loons
Toon Town Today
Legend
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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What major 80s classic saw Tom Cruise play a military pilot who went by the callsign of Maverick?
Commando
War of the Worlds
Under Siege
Top Gun

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In what movie did Michael Keaton play a mischievous spirit who acted as an exorcist for the living?
The Haunted Mansion
Spirited
Ghost Dad
Beetlejuice

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What Japanese animated film about the collapse of a futuristic city had such huge global success that it practically introduced the whole world to the concept of animations for mature audiences?
Akira
Spirited Away
Perfect Blue
Beds Are Burning

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What famous 80s Christmas movie followed the misadventures of a young boy named Ralphie and his family as they prepared for the holidays?
A Christmas Story
Christmas Vacation
8 Crazy Nights
It's a Wonderful Life

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What 1989 dark comedy about high schoolers murdering their classmates earned a reputation as one of the decade's most controversial cult classics?
Flashdance
Break Down
Sixteen Candles
Heathers

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