Blast from the Past: Can You Identify All These '80s Movies From Just One Image?

By: Ana Todorovic
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Blast from the Past: Can You Identify All These '80s Movies From Just One Image?
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About This Quiz

The '80s was a great time for movies, wasn't it? Back then, movie plots weren't as complicated as they are today; most of them could have been summarized into three sentences or less. There was an increased amount of nudity, which really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The movie rating PG-13 was also invented; at the time there was only PG and R. Rumor has it that this came about because of the films Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, both of which had more violence than was suitable for kids at the time.

Despite the people loving the advances made in the movie industry in that decade, many Hollywood professionals, including Quentin Tarantino, have said that it may have been the worst in cinematic history, at least in terms of the quality of the movies that were released. Great strides were made in the following genres: science fiction, action, and horror. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope helped show a need for and an appreciation of the kind of film in 1977, and it was continued during the '80s.

And while we can't seem to resist a walk down memory lane- as seen by our rambling of the '80s in film- will your brain be jogged enough to be able to name all the amazing '80s movies from a single image?

Top Gun
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Can you pick the title that matches this scene?
Rain Man
Top Gun
It's no Citizen Kane, but nothing will beat Top Gun for great visuals, a terrific soundtrack, and snappy quotable lines.
Clue
RoboCop

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Ghostbusters
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Pick the title that correlates to this scene:
The Thing
Aliens
Ghostbusters
If there's something strange in you neighborhood. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!
Die Hard

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Back to the Future
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Do you know which movie includes this scene?
Back to the Future
Back to the Future was turned down by over 40 major movie networks. When it finally got picked up many edits were made and one suggestion was changing the title to 'Spaceman from Pluto' thankfully that one didn't go through.
Lethal Weapon
Weird Science
Dune

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The Empire Strikes Back
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Pick the flick which features this scene.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Disney bought the rights to Star Wars franchise back in 2012 along with Lucasfilm for a staggering $4.05 billion dollars.
The Big Blue
Spies Like Us
Major League

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The Blues Brothers
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Remember which movie gave the world this iconic image?
The Outsiders
Dirty Dancing
The Women in Red
The Blues Brothers
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised in The Blues Brothers.

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Breakfast Club
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Match this pic to the correct flick.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club has to be the most well known 80s movie of all time. The Brat Pack star in this famous film about 5 teens who learn about their peers lives in one afternoon stuck in detention.
The outsiders
Adventures of Babysitting
Back to the Future

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
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Identify the film that this scene comes from.
Conan the Destroyer
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, won numerous awards and was nominated for 4 Oscars including best effects and art direction.
Cinema Paradiso
The Name of the Rose

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Predator
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Select the title that goes with this scene.
Alien
Predator
Lions and tigers and bears...oh my what is that over there?! Can it be? Aliens!
Masters of the Universe
Blood Simple.

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Stand By Me
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Can you remember with picture featured this cast of characters?
The Goonies
Breakfast Club
Stand By Me
Stand By Me is a classic coming-of-age movie that we really hope you've seen already and if you haven't ever seen it, we are judging you. The movie, released in 1986, takes plan in 1959 and is based on the novella by Stephen King called "The Body."
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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The Goonies
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Do you know which movie this image comes from?
The Goonies
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure in The Goonies!
The Karate Kid
The Thing
Adventures of Babysitting

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Princess Bride
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Choose the title that goes with this movie scene.
Coming to America
Sixteen Candles
Once upon a time in America
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is one the most beloved romantic comedies of the 80s. It has the perfect amount of humor and romance. If you haven't watched this movie 100 times already you are missing out!

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Batman
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Can you select the movie that contains this clip?
Batman
In Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Beetlejuice
The Outsiders
Dead Poets Society

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The Neverending story
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Name the movie that contains this moment.
Labyrinth
Conan the Barbarian
The Neverending Story
This charming story about a boy who escapes to a magic world within an old book. A must see for people of all ages.
Legend

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The Shining
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Know which movie features this spooky scene?
Heathers
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Shining
In The Shining a family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Predator

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Adventures in Babysitting
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Which film featured this beloved crew?
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Adventures in Babysitting
Another classic 80s comedy starring Elizabeth Shue with the timeless line, 'Don't &%^# with the babysitter.'
Dirty Dancing
E.T.

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Sixteen Candles
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Remember which flick featured this sweet scene?
The Breakfast Club
Stand by Me
Sixteen Candles
A girl's 'sweet' sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible in Sixteen Candles.
The Never Ending Story

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Scarface
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Can you name the movie based only on this picture?
Lethal Weapon
Scarface
Oliver Stone wrote Scarface while battling an addiction to cocaine.
The Untouchables
Bloodsport

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Full Metal Jacket
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Pick the film that correlates to this image.
Kickboxer
Flash Gordon
Risky Business
Full Metal Jacket
A war movie directed by the great Stanley Kubrick, Matthew Modine stars at Private Joker and Vincent D'Onofrio as Private Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence.

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Blade Runner
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Think you know which movie goes with this image?
Pretty Women
Blade Runner
Director Ridley Scott achieved the famous 'shining eyes' effect by using a technique known as the 'Schüfftan Process' where light is bounced into the actors' eyes off a piece of half mirrored glass mounted at a forty five degree angle to the camera.
Beverly Hills Cop
Willow

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Identify the movie from this screenshot.
They Live
See no evil, hear no evil
The Goonies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris knows how to have fun whether it be cutting class or hanging out with his friends he always knows how to make the most of every situation.

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Aliens
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Which classic horror film gave us this scene?
The Shining
Aliens
1986's Aliens is the sequel to the 1979 blockbuster Alien, both starring Sigourney Weaver as Officer Ripley.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Psycho

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Die Hard
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Remember which movie this image comes from?
Die Hard
In Die Hard, John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Batman
The Terminator
Haunted Honeymoon

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National Lampoon's Vacation
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Can you match the movie to this picture?
Footloose
Spaceballs
Airplane!
National Lampoon's Vacation
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated in National Lampoon's Vacation.

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Beetlejuice
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Choose the motion picture that gave us this moment.
Spaceballs
The Evil Dead
Beetlejuice
Tim Burton guides a stellar cast including Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Winona Ryder through a comedy where a couple of ghosts have their home taken over by trendy yuppies.
E.T.

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The Blue Lagoon
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Do you know which movie this screenshot comes from?
The Blue Lagoon
Causing quite a bit of controversy when it was first released in 1980, Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins star as shipwrecked teens learning about love.
Road House
The Lost Boys
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Road House
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Pick the title that correlates to this scene:
Platoon
Empire of the sun
Rocky
Road House
Road House is the stuff that B-movie legends are made of. Patrick Swayze's Dalton is perhaps the only Mercedes-driving, philosophy-majoring bouncer at a rowdy Southern bar in history.

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The Outsiders
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Do you know which movie includes this scene?
Come and See
The 'Burbs
The Outsiders
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other in The Outsiders.
Trading Places

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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Pick the flick which features this scene.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. phone home... E.T. has grossed over $400,000,000 dollars since it was released in 1982.
Krull
Little Shop of Horrors
Moostruck

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Airplane!
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Remember which movie gave the world this iconic image?
Cocktail
Top secret!
Airplane!
Imagine being afraid to fly and then having to help land the plane yourself? You might be yelling a little more than just, Airplane!
Christine

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Dead Poet's Society
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Match this pic to the correct flick.
Mississippi Burning
Witness
Dead Poet's Society
In Dead Poet's Society English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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The Terminator
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Identify the film that this scene comes from.
Glory
The Terminator
'Come with me if you want to live....'
Superman III
Ordinary People

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Dirty Dancing
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Select the title that goes with this scene.
Footloose
Valley Girl
Pretty in Pink
Dirty Dancing
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances 'Baby' Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle in this hit 80's film Dirty Dancing!

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The Lost Boys
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Can you remember with picture featured this cast of characters?
Mischief
Explorers
Young Guns
The Lost Boys
If I was Michael and Sam, I would convince my family to move as far away from California as possible.

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Heathers
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Do you know which movie this image comes from?
Teen Wolf
Heathers
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids in Heathers.
The Big Chill
Vision Quest

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
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Choose the title that goes with this movie scene.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
The Mission
Leviathan
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Could you imagine living in a world without computers and civilized society? I can't, glad we are not living in a post-apocalyptic world.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Can you select the movie that contains this clip?
Return to Oz
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark alone has grossed over $200 million dollars since its release in 1981.
Popeye
Explorers

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Mad Max 2: Road Warrior
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Name the movie that contains this moment.
Explorers
Mad Max 2: Road Warrior
Do you think you would have what it takes to protect an entire community in a post apocalyptic world?
Re-Animator
The Living Daylights

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The Thing
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Know which movie features this spooky scene?
The Big Chill
Rambo
Possession
The Thing
Director John Carpenter created an excessively gory masterpiece of suspenseful storytelling in The Thing.

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Dune
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Choose the motion picture that gave us this moment.
Red Heat
Dressed to Kill
Dune
He who controls the spice controls the universe!
The Return of the Living Dead

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The Karate Kid
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Think you know which movie goes with this image?
Back to the Future
The Shining
The Outsiders
The Karate Kid
'Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important.'

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Coming to America
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Can you name the movie based only on this picture?
Coming to America
A prince from Africa goes to America to find his future wife since he does not want to marry the brainwashed women his parents picked for him.
Harlem Nights
The Last Emperor
The Mission

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Better Off Dead
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Pick the film that correlates to this image.
Summer School
Better Off Dead
Lane, an emotional teenager, decides it's better to commit suicide than to face another day feeling rejected by his ex-girlfriend. Thankfully, he gives up the attempt and decides to become a better man than the guy she fell for. If you or someone you know struggles with suicidal thoughts, there is help. Call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800) 273-8255 to reach a skilled, trained counselor 24/7.
Just on of the guys
Always

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A Nightmare on Elm Street
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Remember which flick featured this scary scene?
Heaven's Gate
Against All Odds
A Nightmare on Elm Street
I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy....
Body Double

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Labyrinth
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Can you pick the title that matches this scene?
The Never Ending Story
Labyrinth
Would you go left or right? Well, we wouldn't go either in this tale of a 16-year old girl who is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King.
The Last Dragon
The Color of Money

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The Evil Dead
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Identify the movie from this screenshot.
The Evil Dead
'We're going to get you. We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep.'
The Accused
Cyborg
Near Dark

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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Which classic horror film gave us this scene?
Urban Cowboy
Fletch
Heartbreak Ridge
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
An all-star cast including Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, and Ray Walston, Fast Times at Ridgemont High also debuts future stars including Nicholas Cage, Eric Stoltz, and Anthony Edwards.

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Once Upon A Time in America
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Remember which movie this image comes from?
Once Upon A Time in America
'You'll be carrying the stink of the streets with you for the rest of your life!' I like the stink of the streets. It makes me feel good. And I like the smell of it, it opens up my lungs. And it gives me a hard-on.'
Endless Love
Perfect
Hannah and Her Sisters

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Lethal Weapon
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Can you match the movie to this picture?
The Money Pit
Wild Orchid
Lethal Weapon
An iconic buddy/cop movie that spawned three sequels, Lethal Weapon is a cut above the standard action movie.
The Year of Living Dangerously

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Weird Science
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Which film featured this beloved crew?
Back to the Future
Weird Science
Another classic from director John Hughes, Weird Science is basically what happens if Frankenstein were to take place in the 1980s and legend has it that Hughes wrote this film in only two days.
The Meaning of Life
SpaceCamp

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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Do you know which movie this screenshot comes from?
Hoosiers
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Indiana Jones franchise is estimated to be worth over a billion dollars.
Black Widow

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