Quiz: We'll Give You the Plotline, You Tell Us the '80s Movie Title
We'll Give You the Plotline, You Tell Us the '80s Movie Title
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz

Ahh, the '80s. What a cinematic decade.  We had everything from "Howard the Duck" to "Platoon" to "Fatal Attraction." The '80s was the decade Hollywood amped up the idea of blockbuster cinema and started cranking out some of the biggest spectacles you could imagine.  It also had its fair share of clunkers but hey, nobody's perfect.

From the amazing collected works of John Hughes to a solid decade of Schwarzenegger and Stallone manliness to Scarface and his little friend, there was definitely something for everyone.  Many of these movies became instant classics while a few others probably grew on you over time. Whatever your taste in film, there's got to be a ton you loved that came out of the '80s.  The question is, did you pay attention?  Are you a hardcore '80s cinephile? Do you know your Critters from your Ghoulies from your Gremlins? Your Sheens from you Estevez's? Your "16 Candles" from your "Pretty in Pink?"  And all based on the plotline alone?  It's time to dust off that old VCR, head back to the past (as opposed to Back to the Future) and try your hand at the quiz!

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A city kid rebels against the powers-that-be in a small town that forbids dancing.
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A federal agent comes to Prohibition-era Chicago to take on Al Capone.
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A diverse group of high school kids comes into school on the weekend to serve detention and wind up becoming friends.
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Four men use science to save New York City from the paranormal.
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A kid from New Jersey moves to Los Angeles and learns martial arts to defend himself from bullies.
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With the help of an eccentric scientist, a high school kid travels to 1955 and has to ensure his parents fall in love or else he'll never exist.
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After getting an unusual little creature as a pet, a young man has to deal with the army of monsters it accidentally spawns.
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A macho truck driver tries to stop a 3,000-year-old sorcerer and his supernatural gang of thugs from sacrificing a green-eyed woman to release him from a curse.
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Unable to fit in elsewhere, a group of social outcasts from their own fraternity at college to take on the jock-filled frat full of bullies.
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A New York cop finds himself in a high-rise office building taken over by terrorists at Christmas.
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A private detective has to help a cartoon character clear his name after he's been accused of murder.
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In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a nomadic loner helps a small community of survivors fight a savage gang of bandits.
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Millionaire brothers make a bet that they can ruin one of their yuppie employees and replace him with a street-hustler they train to do his job in a nature-vs-nurture experiment.
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In futuristic Detroit, a police officer gunned down in the line of duty is resurrected as part man, part machine and all cop.
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A group of kids go on an adventure to find a long-lost treasure while being pursued by a family of criminals.
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A teenage girl wishes the Goblin King would take her little brother away, and then must track the baby through a maze full of incredible creatures.
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An artificial intelligence sends a robotic killing machine from the future on a mission to kill the mother of the human resistance before he's born.
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A teenager's family forgets her birthday just before her sister's wedding as she struggles to gain the attention of the boy she likes while avoiding the one she doesn't.
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A gentle alien lost on Earth befriends a young boy who must help the creature avoid the government and return home.
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A hot shot Navy pilot must prove his skill at an elite training school against the best pilots in the military.
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Teens at a summer camp on the lake are stalked by a masked killer.
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A computer programmer finds himself trapped in the software world he created.
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A heroic archaeologist battles against a cult in India to save the children of a local village.
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A special forces team on a secret mission in a Central American jungle is stalked by an alien hunter.
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A street-smart Detroit cop makes his way to California to solve the murder of a childhood friend.
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The spirits of a husband and wife who are trapped in their former house enlist the help of an unpredictable spirit to haunt the family that has moved in.
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When their mom moves them to a small town, two teen brothers have to deal with the local gang of vampires.
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A group of space marines join forces with the survivor of an extra-terrestrial encounter to investigate a group of colonists that vanished on a distant planet.
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A charismatic and mischievous teen skips school for the day with his girlfriend and uptight best friend.
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Four boys go on an adventure to discover a dead body.
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A strait-laced cop nearing retirement is forced to partner with a loose cannon as they get wrapped up in a murder investigation.
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A boy's wish that he was no longer a small child comes true.
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A filmmaker documents the reunion tour of a fake rock band.
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When a man returns home after his father's death, he ends up taking care of his autistic older brother.
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