From 'Overboard' to 'Pretty in Pink': The '80s Rom-coms Quiz

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The '80s were the heyday of the cheesy romantic comedy. This quiz will test your mastery of the romances and wacky hijinks of the best '80s rom-coms.

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford.

Working girl Tess (Griffith) falls for executive Jack (Ford) in the 1988 rom-com.

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner.

Sarandon and Costner play baseball groupie Annie and minor league catcher Crash in 1988's "Bull Durham."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Cher and Nicolas Cage.

Widow Loretta (Cher) has an affair with her boyfriend's brother, Ronny (Cage), in 1987's "Moonstruck."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Robin Wright and Cary Elwes.

Wright plays Princess Buttercup and Elwes is her true love, Westley, in "The Princess Bride."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah.

Martin and Hannah star in "Roxanne," a 1988 "Cyrano de Bergerac" update.

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Diane Keaton and Sam Shepard.

In "Baby Boom," Keaton is a high-powered executive who inherits a baby, and Shepard is the veterinarian she falls for.

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater.

In the workplace rom-com "The Secret of My Success," Brantley (Fox) falls for Christy (Slater).

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Debra Winger and Robert Redford.

In "Legal Eagles," Winger and Redford fall in love while trying a case.

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Cybill Shepherd and Robert Downey Jr.

Downey is Shepherd's reborn husband (long story) in "Chances Are."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.

Artist McCarthy creates mannequin Emmy (Cattrall), and of course she comes to life.

Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger.

Hilarity ensues when workaholic Walter (Willis) brings Nadia (Basinger) to a work function in "Blind Date."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Andie Walsh and Blane McDonnagh.

Rich-boy Blane (Andrew McCarthy) and working-class teen Andie (Molly Ringwald) fall in love in "Pretty in Pink."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Diane Court and Lloyd Dobler.

Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) finally wins over his high school crush Diane (Ione Skye) in "Say Anything ..."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Josh Baskin and Susan Lawrence.

Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) suddenly becomes "Big" and dates Susan (Elizabeth Perkins) in the 1988 film.

Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Samantha Baker and Jake Ryan.

Lowly sophomore Sam (Molly Ringwald) lands hot senior Jake (Michael Schoeffling) in "Sixteen Candles."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Allen Bauer and Madison.

Tom Hanks is Allen and Daryl Hannah is his mermaid love, Madison, in "Splash."

Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Joanna Stayton and Dean Proffitt.

Heiress Joanna (Goldie Hawn) gets amnesia and single dad Dean (Kurt Russell) convinces her that she's his wife in "Overboard."

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy meets girl on post-college road trip; boy finally gets girl 20 years later.

Harry and Sally's New Year's Eve kiss was a really long time coming.

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Heartbroken boy meets French exchange student.

John Cusack and Diane Franklin are the boy and girl in question in 1985's "Better Off Dead."

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Pizza delivery boy pays popular girl to be his girlfriend.

Of course Ronald (Patrick Dempsey) and Cindy (Amanda Peterson) end up together, even after a rocky beginning.

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy meets girl at a bar, and they have an on-off relationship over the course of a year.

"About Last Night …" follows a couple (and their friends) from a one-night stand through a year of a relationship.

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Millionaire boy falls in love with shoplifter.

Arthur (Dudley Moore) and Linda (Liza Minnelli) meet cute in 1981's "Arthur."

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy wants to meet girl, so he gets a ride across the country with another girl, who's going to meet another boy.

And despite it all, boy (John Cusack) and girl (Daphne Zuniga) end up together.

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: The crown prince of Zamunda goes looking for a wife.

Eddie Murphy is Prince Akeem in "Coming to America."

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Bored housewife gets amnesia, is mistaken for another, crazier woman and gets into all kinds of trouble.

Rosanna Arquette is bored housewife Roberta, and Madonna plays free spirit Susan in "Desperately Seeking Susan."

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Novelist girl goes on wild goose chase with smuggler boy.

Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star in 1984's "Romancing the Stone."

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Actress' husband has an affair with his wife's sister, framed between two Thanksgiving parties.

In "Hannah and Her Sisters," Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, and Hannah's ex-husband marries her sister Holly.

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy is married to girl. Boy meets another girl and eventually becomes a bigamist.

Dudley Moore is Rob, and Amy Irving and Ann Reinking are his two pregnant wives in "Micki & Maude."

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Two girls try to meet boys at a resort for singles.

Friends Stacy (Lea Thompson) and Melissa (Victoria Jackson) cruise for dudes in "Casual Sex?"

Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy and girl get married but then question the decision.

Richard (Burt Reynolds) and Paula (Goldie Hawn) are happy life and work partners, but things go downhill when they get married.

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