Can You Solve These Puzzles to Figure Out the '80s Movie Titles?

By: Ana Todorovic
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Can You Solve These Puzzles to Figure Out the '80s Movie Titles?
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About This Quiz

How well do you think you remember movies from the '80s? Do you love puzzles? This quiz combines the best of both worlds. Get started to test your '80 movie knowledge.

The movies of the '80s are iconic for several reasons: the actors, the stories, and the directors. Some of the movies that hit the big screen in the '80s continue to rank as top fan favorites even today.

Many '80s movies starred what was then known as the Brat Pack. A play on the 1950s-1960s Rat Pack that consisted of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra, Peter, Lawford, and Joey Bishop, the Brat Pack consisted of Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. 

Just like the actors of the Rat Pack worked together in many of the films of the '50 and '60s, the actors of the Brat Pack were featured in numerous movies of the '80s, many of which had a common theme. The Brat Pack movies included "16 Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Pretty in Pink." The original listing of the Brat Pack actors also included such greats as Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and Matt Dillon, but these actors and others were eventually left off of the list of the core group.

Can you ace this '80s movie quiz? Get started to find out how well you'll do.

Lethal Weapon
Scarface
Oliver Stone wrote "Scarface" while battling a cocaine addiction.
The Untouchables

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Coming to America
Sixteen Candles
The Princess Bride
"The Princess Bride" is one the most beloved romantic comedies of the 1980s. 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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The Breakfast Club
"The Breakfast Club" has to be the most wellknown 80s movie of all time. The Brat Pack star in this famous film about five teens who learn about each other's lives in one afternoon while stuck in detention.
The Outsiders
Adventures in Babysitting

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Ghostbusters Rebus Can you figure out the movie title from this puzzle?
The Thing
Aliens
Ghostbusters
If there's something strange in you neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!

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Batman
In "Batman," the Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy, the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Beetlejuice
The Outsiders

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The Shining Rebus Can you figure out the movie title from this puzzle?
Heathers
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 the future.
Predator

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The Goonies
Stand By Me
"Stand By Me" is a classic coming-of-age movie that we really hope you've seen. The movie, released in 1986, takes place in 1959 and is based on Stephen King's novella, "The Body."
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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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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The Outsiders
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 his brother, Elwood, were raised, in "The Blues Brothers."

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Pretty Woman
Blade Runner
Director Ridley Scott achieved the famous 'shining eyes' effect by using a technique known as the 'Schüfftan Process.' To achieve this, light is bounced off a piece of half-mirrored glass mounted at a forty five degree angle to the camera, and into the actors' eyes.
Willow

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Aliens Rebus Can you figure out the movie title from this puzzle?
The Shining
Aliens
1986's "Aliens" is the sequel to the 1979 blockbuster "Alien," both starring Sigourney Weaver as Officer Ripley.
Psycho

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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
Adventures of Babysitting

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Die Hard
In "Die Hard," NYPD Officer John McClane tries to save his wife, Holly Gennaro, and several others who were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Batman
The Terminator

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Conan the Barbarian
The Neverending Story
This charming story about a boy who escapes to a magic world inside an old book. A must-see for people of all ages.
Legend

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Spaceballs
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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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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Star Wars
"Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," won numerous awards and was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Effects and Art Direction.
Cinema Paradiso
The Name of the Rose

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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
Moostruck

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Pretty in Pink
Valley Girl
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 hit1980s film, "Dirty Dancing!"

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Mischief
Explorers
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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Back to the Future
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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Heaven's Gate
Against All Odds
A Nightmare on Elm Street
I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy....

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Gremlins
Adventures in Babysitting
3 Men and a Baby
In this 1987 comedy, three single roommates are suddenly responsible for taking care of a baby girl. It stars Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, and Steve Guttenberg.

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An Officer and a Gentleman Rebus Can you figure out the movie title from this puzzle?
An Officer and a Gentleman
"No sir. You can kick me outta here, but I ain't quitting."
Robocop
The 'Burbs

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Escape From New York
At Close Range
Beverly Hills Cop
This Eddie Murphy comedy was a huge hit at the box office and spawned two sequels, with a third rumored to be in the works.

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Caddyshack
Caddyshack was the 17th highest grossing movie of 1980, but has since gained cult favorite status and may be considered even more popular now than when it was released.
Field of Dreams
License to Drive

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Rocky IV
Little Shop of Horrors
Cocktail
"Aruba, Jamaica, ooh, I wanna take you"

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The Secret of My Success
Driving Miss Daisy
This movie was a huge critical success. Jessica Tandy won the Oscar for Best Actress and the film won for Best Picture.
Stand and Deliver

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Fatal Attraction
"Well, what am I supposed to do? You won't answer my calls, you change your number. I mean, I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan!"
The Terminator
Time Bandits

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Space Camp
Solarbabies
Flashdance
In this 1983 hit, Jennifer Beals starred as a woman pursuing her passion by dancing at night, while working in a steel mill by day.

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Stand and Deliver
Footloose
Kevin Bacon is iconic in this movie, but his role almost went to Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe. Thank goodness things worked out the way they did!
Weekend at Bernie's

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles
In this 1987 John Hughes comedy, Steve Martin and John Candy play a mismatched pair of travelling companions trying to get home for Thanksgiving.
Tron
Married to the Mob

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Back to the Future
The Untouchables
Platoon
Oliver Stone wrote and directed this film, inspired in part by his experiences serving in the Vietnam War.

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Broadcast News
Rain Man
Dustin Hoffman won an Academy Award for his role as Raymond, which was inspired in part by Kim Peek, a real-life savant with an exceptional memory.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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An American Werewolf in London
Rambo
"First Blood," the first movie in the Rambo series, was met with mixed reviews but it had enough success at the box office to warrant three sequels.
Roxanne

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Weird Science
Steel Magnolias
CBS hoped to adapt the movie into a television series, but it never made it past the 1990 pilot episode.
Die Hard

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Wall Street Rebus
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Can you figure out the movie title from this puzzle?
Wall Street
Wall Street was the ultimate depiction of 1980s success, and inspired many people to become stockbrokers.
The Road Warrior
The Big Chill

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When Harry Met Sally Rebus Can you figure out the movie title from this puzzle?
When Harry Met Sally
"I'll have what she's having"
Mannequin
Back to the Future

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Indiana Jones Rebus Can you figure out the movie title from this puzzle?
Return to Oz
Indiana Jones
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" alone has grossed over $200 million dollars since its release in 1981.
Explorers

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