The '80s Fantasy Movies Quiz

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Crammed with big hair and big musical scores, these magic-tinged movies are some of the most memorable from the 1980s. How much do you know about '80s fantasy films?

Which movie features the phrase, "Release the Kraken?"

The 3D remake came out in 2010.

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Which film starred Marc Singer with amazing biceps and a huge sword?

It didn't do well in theaters but found heavy rotation on cable.

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Which movie is based in part on a book by Gordon R. Dickson called "The Dragon and The George?"

It starred John Ritter and James Earl Jones and went straight to video.

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Which film starred Tom Cruise and was directed by Ridley Scott?

In this one, Jack saves Lily, along with a couple of unicorns.

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Roger Ebert called which movie a "disturbing and stylish attempt to collect some of the nightmares that lie beneath the surface of "Little Red Riding Hood?"

Other critics thought the movie relied too much on gory special effects.

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Dom DeLuise lends his talents to which fantasy adventure?

John Carradine and Elizabeth Hartman also provide voice talent for this animated film.

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Which film featured the voice work of both Mia Farrow and Jeff Bridges?

It also starred Alan Arkin and Angela Lansbury.

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In which film does a character say, “There are no happy endings, because nothing ends?"

The film is strikingly serious for an animated movie.

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Which movie features a terrifying "Black Fortress?"

This one had Liam Neeson in one of his first roles.

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Which movie finds characters on a quest to find The Shard?

The ominous tone of this film was nightmare fuel for a generation of kids.

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Which film contains the line, “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women.”

It's the answer to the question, "What is best in life?"

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At the time of release, which movie was the most expensive ever made (outside of the U.S. and USSR)?

The film only covers the first of the book's story.

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Which film has this quote from a lead character, “I was not born to live a man’s life, but to be the stuff of future memory?"

In 1981, this movie did very well at the box office in spite of iffy critical reception.

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"Splash" is all about what character?

Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah made the odd premise work; the film scored at the box office.

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Who provided a voice for a made-for-TV movie called "Ewoks: The Battle for Endor?"

He would also like you to buy some oatmeal.

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Dolph Lundgren stars in which 80's classic?

Perhaps you'll remember that Courtney Cox appears in this one, too.

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Which cult favorite was produced by Ron Howard?

Its lukewarm critical reviews didn't stop this one from getting two Academy Award nominations.

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Foreign language versions of which film use the title "Miracle on 8th Street?"

It's all about aliens that save a residential area from property developers.

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Who plays Chandler Jarrell, deemed "The Chosen One," in a movie called "The Golden Child?"

This movie hoped to capitalize on Murphy's success with "Beverly Hills Cop."

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Which movie is all about a five-starred weapon called the Glaive?

Also, the wicked-looking star only appears on-screen for a few minutes.

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Which oddly-crazed fantasy features Kurt Russell as Jack Burton?

The underworld of San Francisco has never been weirder.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has a starring role in which film?

He plays a musclebound sword swinger.

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Princess Buttercup is the star of which film?

Anybody want a peanut?

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Which movie spawned the catchphrase "There can be only one?"

The first film starred Sean Connery.

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A character named Atreya goes on quest to save Fantasia in which movie?

The movie's title song was infectious enough to top charts in some countries.

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In which movie does the lead character seize two ferrets and proclaim, "We will fight!"

No wonder this was Marc Singer's most famous role.

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David Bowie played a major role in which fantasy film?

This film also helped propel Jennifer Connelly to star status.

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Who had the leading role in 1984's "Supergirl?"

The movie flopped and has a rating in the single digits on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Which movie was filmed in Italy and starred Matthew Broderick as "The Mouse?"

Broderick shares the screen with Michelle Pfeiffer in this one.

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Christian Bale made an early onscreen appearance in which film?

It got horrible reviews but Bale has since gone on to stardom.

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