How Well Do You Remember These Classic '80s Movies?


By: Riley Jones

5 Min Quiz

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37 years after the release of First Blood, at the age of 73, the legendary Sylvester Stallone will once again reprise his role as the ruthless John J. in the fifth and final installment of the action film series, Rambo: Last Blood. Released in theatres today, Last Blood follows Rambo as he travels to Mexico to take on the Mexican cartel after learning they kidnaped his niece. Count me in! 

Even though some of the greatest movies in history were released during the '90s and the 2000s, in our heart of hearts we know the '80s was the better era. From Robert Zemeckis' iconic Back to the Future film franchise to a comedy horror about a mogwai named Gizmo, there was something special about that particular decade of cinema. What's your favorite '80s movie? 

In celebration of #FlashbackFriday, we want you to join us as we take a trip down memory lane with our latest '80s-themed quiz! Do you have what it takes to help the Goonies find "One-Eye" Willy's hidden treasure or will you get everyone caught and be forced to walk the plank with Mikey and Mouth? Find out how well you remember the '80's greatest movies with our latest trivia. Good luck! 

Which of these is NOT one of the three Mogwai rules?

As explained by Mr. Wing in 'Gremlins' (1984), there are three rules for owning a Mogwai - don’t get them wet, do not expose it to direct sunlight, and do not feed it after midnight.


What is the name of Daniel LaRusso's love interest from the 1984 martial arts drama, The Karate Kid?

Ali Mills was played by Elisabeth Shue, best known for starring roles in Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990). Shue was most recently cast as Madelyn Stillwell in Amazon's superhero series, 'The Boys'.


What is the name of the middleweight boxer Robert De Niro portrays in the 1980 biographical sports drama, Raging Bull?

Released in winter of 1980, Martin Scorsese's 'Raging Bull', starring the iconic Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, is often considered one of the greatest films ever made. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning two: Best Actor for De Niro and Best Editing.


Which of these comedians played the brash and obnoxious Al Czervik in the 1980 sports comedy, Caddyshack?

Prior to the film Rodney Dangerfield was best known as a stand-up comedian, but after the hilarious sports comedy grossed roughly $40 million, Dangerfield's acting career took off. The late comedian went on to star in classic comedies like 1983's 'Easy Money' and 1986's 'Back to School'.


Which song was Tom Cruise famously dancing to in the coming-of-age comedy, Risky Business?

Paul Brickman's Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay, was both a critical and commercial success, grossing roughly $63 million against a $6.2 million budget.


Which of these actors was NOT in Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 coming-of-age drama, 'The Outsiders'?

'The Outsiders' was an adaptation of S. E. Hinton's 1967 novel of the same name. The cult classic starred C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane.


How many doors did Shelley Duvall claim were were used while filming the infamous "Here's Johnny!" scene from The Shining (1980)?

Rumor is the prop department built a door that could be broken with ease but it was eventually replaced by a stronger one because Jack Nicholson destroyed it in mere seconds. They were unaware Nicholson had worked as volunteer fire marshal.


Which of these actors played Eddie Murphy's father in the the 1988 romantic comedy, 'Coming to America'?

Thirty-two years after 'Coming to America' was released, a sequel titled 'Coming 2 America', starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones, is being made and is expected to be released in 2020.


Which of the following actors did not want to be in Top Gun (1986), but was forced to by contractual obligations?

Despite being one of his most iconic roles, Val Kilmer originally wanted nothing to do with the 'Top Gun'. Unfortunately, he had signed a three-movie deal with Paramount, so Kilmer begrudgingly agreed to make the film.


Cameron Frye wore a Red Wings jersey for the majority of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. Which NHL legend's name was on the back?

Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe passed away on June 10, 2016, one day before Ferris Bueller's Day Off's 30th anniversary. Alan Ruck, who played Cameron Frye, has said director John Hughes had a backstory for the Red Wings jersey, but it was never explained during the film.


How many years into the past does Marty McFly travel during the 1985 science fiction movie, 'Back to the Future'?

Using a time machine built from a modified DeLorean, Marty McFly accidentally travels back in time to 1985. Stranded without any plutonium to power his return, McFly must seek out a younger Doc Brown so that he may return to 2015.


Which of these actresses played Elliot's five-year-old sister in the 1982 movie, 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'?

Back in 1982, Steven Spielberg's 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' became the highest-grossing film of all-time, surpassing Star Wars (1977). The science fiction film grossed a mind-blowing $792.9 million worldwide and remained on-top until 'Jurassic Park' was released in 1993.


Who famously said, "He slimed me," in 1984 fantasy comedy, 'Ghostbusters'?

According to Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson will reprise their roles in Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters 2020', which is scheduled to be released July 10, 2020. The Ghostbusters sequel will also star Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd.


What song does Lloyd Dobler play for Diane Court during the iconic boombox scene from 'Say Anything ...' (1989)?

Released 1986, "In Your Eyes" was written by English rock musician Peter Gabriel and was featured on his fifth solo album, 'So'. Gabriel rose to fame as the lead singer and frontman of the progressive rock band, Genesis.


Which of the following actors played Brandon "Brand" Walsh in Richard Donner's 1985 classic, 'The Goonies' (1985)?

Although it might be hard to believe, 'The Goonies' was actually Josh Brolin's cinematic debut. Nowadays the actor is best known for his outstanding portrayal of Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Llewelyn Moss from 'No Country for Old Men'.


Who played Buttercup in the 1987 cult classic, 'The Princess Bride'?

Other than playing Buttercup in 'The Princess Bride', Robin Wright is also known for roles in 'Forrest Gump,' 'Unbreakable,' 'Moneyball',''Wonder Woman,' 'Blade Runner 2049' and most of all, playing Claire Underwood in the hit Netflix series, 'House of Cards.'


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