QUIZ: How much do you know about '80s movies?

20 March 2024, 13:27

1980s Movies Quiz
1980s Movies Quiz. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Are you ready to test your knowledge of the iconic films that defined the 1980s?

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Step back in time and join us as we journey through the golden era of cinema with our ultimate 1980s movie quiz!

The 1980s was a decade filled with groundbreaking films that left an unforgettable mark on pop culture. Whether you're a fan of action-packed blockbusters, heartwarming coming-of-age tales, or spine-tingling thrillers, there's something for everyone in the cinematic landscape of the '80s.

Now, it's time to put your knowledge to the test and see if you can recall the most memorable moments from this unforgettable era.

So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready to embark on a journey through the sights and sounds of the 1980s!

1. Who directed the 1982 science fiction film Blade Runner?

2. What is the name of the artificial intelligence computer system in the 1983 film WarGames?

3. Which 1988 film stars Tom Hanks as a twelve-year-old boy who wakes up in an adult's body after making a wish to be big?

4. What is the name of the band that performs the song 'Eye of the Tiger', featured in the 1982 film Rocky III?

5. Which 1987 movie features Patrick Swayze as a bouncer hired to clean up a rowdy bar?

6. In the 1989 film Batman, who portrays the Caped Crusader?

7. Who played the character of Axel Foley in the 1984 action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop?

8. In the 1986 film Blue Velvet, what is the name of the character played by Dennis Hopper who inhales a drug through a gas mask?

9. In the 1988 film Rain Man, what are the names of the two brothers played by Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise?

10. In the 1982 film Tron, what is the name of the computer programmer who gets digitized and transported into a digital world?

11. What is the name of the amusement park where the majority of the action takes place in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

12. In the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, what is the name of the fictional city where most of the action takes place?

13. In Back to the Future Part II, what is the name of the sports book that Biff Tannen steals to alter the future?

14. In Die Hard, what is the name of the skyscraper where most of the action takes place?

15. In The Karate Kid, what is the name of the karate dojo where Johnny Lawrence and his friends train?

16. In Top Gun, what is the call sign of Tom Cruise's character, Pete Mitchell?

17. What is the name of the fictional town where the events of the 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street primarily take place?

18. What is the title of the 1982 film that follows a young man's journey to become a breakdancing champion?

19. Which 1985 film follows a group of misfit kids who discover a treasure map and embark on an adventure to find the hidden loot?

20. Who directed the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly?



  1. Ridley Scott
  2. Joshua
  3. Big
  4. Survivor
  5. Road House
  6. Michael Keaton
  7. Eddie Murphy
  8. Frank Booth
  9. Raymond and Charlie Babbitt
  10. Kevin Flynn (or just Flynn)
  11. Wrigley Field
  12. Toontown
  13. Grays Sports Almanac
  14. Nakatomi Plaza
  15. Cobra Kai
  16. Maverick
  17. Springwood
  18. Breakin'
  19. The Goonies
  20. Jim Henson