Quiz: Can You Name the '80s Movie From a Single Hint?
Can You Name the '80s Movie From a Single Hint?
By: Olivia Cantor
Image: Paramount Pictures

About This Quiz

The 1980s was a very interesting time in America, and it was certainly interesting in the pop culture arena as well.

With so many changes happening in the domestic scene and in the international scene as well, it's no wonder that the pop culture products of that time also reflected the issues and concerns of that specific era. Even if many of these films tried to "hide" their versions of realities in comedic or sci-fi stuff, it's not such a surprise to see that, upon closer reading, there will be bigger reveals in these plots than meets the eye.

But of course, not everything '80s is that serious. In fact, there was also a lot of hanky-panky, a lot of goofing off, and a lot of slacking as well. The films also tried to represent those qualities as well. Thus, you have a lot of interesting comedies depicting characters that you may find or encounter in real life. In fact, you can actually find yourself depicted in such films as well!

No matter what kind of issues or concerns these films show us, they nevertheless turned out to be timeless and classic. That's why it's really so fun to watch them, over and over, again and again, as that '80s song also said. 

Test your cinematic skills for the '80s, OK? Go go go!

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Five teen personalities, one afternoon in detention. What film is this?
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A teen time travels through transportation of the Delorean kind. What film is this?
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“Who you gonna call?” Can you guess?
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Tom cruises Kelly through planes and motorcycle. What is this film?
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There’s a Christmas Eve hostage situation in Nakatomi Plaza. What film is this?
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Indiana Jones’ first cinematic foray. What film is this?
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“I’ll be back.” Where did this come from?
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Sigourney Weaver blasts extraterrestrials with a huge gun. What film is this?
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Andie and Duckie are BFFs. Which film is this?
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A teen cleverly plays hooky for a day. What film is this?
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There’s a hotel and a typewriter, and it’s scary.
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Are they replicants or not? Which film is this?
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Patrick Swayze grooves, moves and sways sexily. What film is this?
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It’s about the Vietnam War and its psychological consequences for soldiers.
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Daniel learns martial arts from Mr. Miyagi.
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Freddy Krueger lives here! What film is this?
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Teeny Tom Cruise wears shades without pants and lip syncs. What film is this?
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Sly Stallone is Rambo! What film is this?
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The unluckiest day of the week and the month!
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Never ever let them eat after midnight!
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It's a historical drama about European Olympic runners.
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A physically damaged police officer gets transformed into a humanoid.
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Part-animated, part live action, all detective story in Toon Town. What film is this?
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An African prince looks for a future mate in New York, specifically in Queens.
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Dustin Hoffman dresses as a woman to get an acting job. What film is this?
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There’s Madonna and Rosanna Arquette, and there’s a newspaper ad. What film is this?
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It’s about law enforcement and a posh California area. What film is this?
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Robin Williams is an inspiring English teacher in an all-boys private school. What film is this?
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Robert De Niro is a boxer in a black-and-white film. What is the title?
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A man and a woman perpetually bump into each other over a long period of time. What film is this?
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Kevin Costner plays Elliot Ness. What film is this?
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