Can You Name These 1980's Romantic Comedies?

By: Monica Lee

Can You Name These 1980's Romantic Comedies?
Image: Paramount Pictures, Mirage Productions

About This Quiz

What was your favorite part, when Tom Hanks realized that Daryl Hannah was the mermaid who saved him from drowning? Or was it when Arthur realized he needed to become a mature adult? From "Splash" to "Hairspray" to "Arthur," there were so many great romantic comedies in the '80s that tugged at your heart while making you laugh. 

Whether you were watching these films with girlfriends, with a hot date, or with a pint of your favorite ice cream, these movies kept you in your seat with laughter and a tear or two. And let's not forget the heartthrobs -- from Rob Lowe in "About Last Night," to Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" to Robert Downey Jr. in "The Pick-Up Artist" -- the male lead was always dashing and easy to love. Of course, the heroine was always sweet, sensitive and a beauty waiting for the right man to notice her. We're talking about Meg Ryan, Molly Ringwald, Kathleen Turner, and so many others. You'll be surprised how many swoon-worthy movies were made in the '80s. But if you loved one romantic comedy, you loved them all. So it will be a cinch to match the picture to the movie title. It's time to love being in love.  Start the quiz now!

When Harry Met Sally... What is the name of this '80s romantic comedy that starred Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan?
Moonstruck
Big
When Harry Met Sally
No one can forget the scene that caused the restaurant patron to say, "I'll have what she's having."
Splash

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Say Anything... This romantic comedy starred John Cusack and Ione Skye. What movie is it?
Say Anything
Love conquers all in "Say Anything" when Lloyd has to overcome Diane's overly possessive, divorced father to be with her.
Splash
Big
Moonstruck

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Princess Bride What's the name of this fairy tale movie?
Big
Princess Bride
Westley and ButterCup need to find each other after a long separation and once they do, they must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom.
Moonstruck
Pretty in Pink

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Big Tom Hanks knows a lot about toys in this movie. What is the name of the movie?
Sixteen Candles
Splash
Moonstruck
Big
Tom Hanks represented how we felt as kids when we wanted to be "all grown up" in this "Big" film.

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Moonstruck Cher starred in this one. What is the name of the romantic comedy?
Moonstruck
There is a love triangle between Loretta (Cher) Johnny (Danny Aiello), and Ronny (Nicholas Cage) but it's not the only love triangle in the movie.
Sixteen Candles
Pretty in Pink
Splash

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Pretty in Pink Molly Ringwald became a star in this romantic comedy. What is its name?
Roxanne
Pretty in Pink
Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school. When a popular student wants to date her, things get complicated.
Sixteen Candles
Splash

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Sixteen Candles Moviegoers of the '80s couldn't get enough of Molly Ringwald. In which of these movies did she star?
Roxanne
Splash
Sixteen Candles
Sweet Sixteen and never been kissed or anything else ... Angst-ridden Samantha's (Molly Ringwald) birthday is being overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding.
Can't Buy Me Love

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Splash Mermaids. Need we say more about this romantic comedy? What is its name?
Can't Buy Me Love
Splash
A young boy saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid falls in love with her 20 years later when she returns to seek him out.
Roxanne
Overboard

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Can't Buy Me Love (Apollo Pictures, 1987) Who could refuse Patrick Dempsey anything? What's this movie called?
About Last Night
Overboard
Coming to America
Can't Buy Me Love
Ronald Miller (Patrick Dempsey) gets cheerleader Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson) out of trouble when she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes.

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Coming to America Eddie Murphy gets the love and the laughs in this movie. What's its name?
Coming to America
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy), escaping an arranged marriage, comes to America to find his true love.
Tootsie
Overboard
About Last Night

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Which Overboard Character Are You 2 Goldie Hawn offers a golden performance in this one. What is the name of the movie?
About Last Night
Tootsie
Overboard
Snobbish and wealthy Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) is living a life of leisure when she falls off her yacht and suffers amnesia.
Working Girls

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About Last Night Rob Lowe and Demi Moore sizzle in this movie. What's its name?
Tootsie
About Last Night
When Danny (Rob Lowe) meets Debbie (Demi Moore) at a bar on the Chicago Gold Coast, the two start a sexually charged relationship that may alienate friend and lover alike.
Working Girls
Bull Durham

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Tootsie This movie took all the awards. Which one is it?
Bull Durham
Working Girls
Tootsie
When Michael (Dustin Hoffman) reinvents himself as actress Dorothy Michaels, all bets are off. Jessica Lange and Dustin Hoffman both won awards for their performances.
Broadcast News

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Working Girl Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver are perfectly cast in this movie. What is its name?
Peggy Sue Got Married
Working Girl
When savvy receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) takes over Katharine Parker's (Sigourney Weaver's) life, Tess learns more about herself and her business acumen.
Bull Durham
Broadcast News

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Bull Durham Susan Sarandon ended up with Tim Robbins in real life. What is the name of the movie in which they starred?
Bull Durham
The minor league baseball team has a new recruit, Ebby Calvin Laloosh (Tim Robbins). Groupie Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) has decided to turn him into a power player.
Peggy Sue Got Married
Broadcast News
The Mannequin

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Mannequin You needed to suspend belief in this movie. What is it?
Peggy Sue Got Married
The Mannequin
Who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful mannequin (who is actually an Egyptian under an ancient spell) when the mannequin looks like Kim Cattrall?
Broadcast News
Mystic Pizza

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Broadcast News Holly Hunter and William Hurt star in this on-target movie. What is its name?
Hannah and Her Sisters
Peggy Sue Got Married
Broadcast News
This takes American television news and shows how silly, crazy and controversial it is. Albert Brooks stars as Holly Hunter's best friend, who is secretly in love with her.
Mystic Pizza

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Peggy Sue Got Married (TriStar Pictures, 1986) This movie asks, if you had a second chance would you change things? What is the name of the movie?
She's Gotta Have It
Mystic Pizza
Peggy Sue Got Married
When Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion, she faints and awakens in 1960. She is given the chance to relive her life and change things.
Hannah and Her Sisters

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Mystic Pizza Here's a magical movie. What's its name?
She's Gotta Have It
Mystic Pizza
Cooking and serving pizza at a small town local restaurant, three young waitresses share their hopes and dreams for the future.
Hannah and Her Sisters
Romancing the Stone

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Hannah and Her Sisters It's a Woody Allen movie. What's its name?
Hannah and Her Sisters
Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners show the evolution of a family, their betrayals and reconciliation. It stars Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest.
Better Off Dead
Romancing the Stone
She's Gotta Have It

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She's Gotta Have It You have got to know this movie. What is it?
Better Off Dead
Romancing the Stone
She's Gotta Have It
When Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns) can't decide what kind of man she wants to date, what does she do? She decides to date three at the same time.
Look Who's Talking

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Romancing the Stone An adventure movie. What is its name?
Better Off Dead
Look Who's Talking
The Sure Thing
Romancing the Stone
She wrote about romantic-adventures and then is hurled into a real-life one in the Colombian jungle. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas are the real gems in this movie.

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better off dead Movies about suicide are not generally funny, but this one is. What is its name?
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Better Off Dead
Boy meet girl. Girl dumps boy. Boy attempts to kill himself, but only makes bumbling attempts. Then boy resolves to race girls's obnoxious new boyfriend on the ski slopes, with unexpected results.
The Sure Thing
Look Who's Talking

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Look Who's Talking This movie stars a baby. What's the name of the movie?
The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Sure Thing
Look Who's Talking
When Mollie Jensen (Kirstie Alley) becomes pregnant through an affair with a married man, she counts on her friendship with taxi driver James (John Travolta) to take care of her talking baby.
Desperately Seeking Susan

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The Purple Rose of Cairo It's another Woody Allen film. What is its name?
The Sure Thing
The Purple Rose of Cairo
When Cecilia (Mia Farrow) escapes her unhappy life by watching "The Purple Rose of Cairo" and fantasizing about the lead character, reality is thrown into a loop when the lead character literally steps off the screen and into her life.
Desperately Seeking Susan
Valley Girl

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The Sure Thing We are SURE you'll get this title correct. What's the name of the movie?
Valley Girl
Crossing Delancy
Desperately Seeking Susan
The Sure Thing
Gib (John Cusack), a college freshman, has a sure thing in California. There's a beautiful girl (Nicollette Sheridan) who wants to have a tryst with him.

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Desperately Seeking Susan Desperately trying to come up with the answer? What movie is this?
Desperately Seeking Susan
New Jersey housewife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) has a voyeuristic situation that ends in permanent memory loss and a new jacket.
Valley Girl
Crossing Delancy
Baby Boom

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Valley Girl What's the name of this movie, starring Deborah Foreman and Nicholas Cage?
Valley Girl
Life among teens in the San Fernando Valley, forces Julie (Deborah Foreman) to decide between fitting in with her superficial friends or embracing a more non-conformist lifestyle with an edgy Hollywood punk named Randy.
Crossing Delancy
Baby Boom
Chances Are

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Crossing Delancy What's the name of this movie that stars Amy Irving?
Baby Boom
Crossing Delancy
Isabelle "Izzy" Grossman's (Amy Irving) grandmother plots to find her a romantic match. Izzy is courted by a married, worldly author, but likes the down-to-earth appeal of Sam (Peter Riegert), a pickle vendor.
Chances Are
Secret Admirer

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Baby Boom Diane Keaton stars in this movie. What is its title?
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Baby Boom
J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a New York City businesswoman who becomes the caretaker of a baby girl when a relative dies -- changing her life.
Chances Are
Secret Admirer

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Chances Are A sweet love story. What is the name of the movie?
The Pick-Up Artist
Chances Are
Love is undying is the message in this movie. When a car accident sends a husband to heaven, his love for his wife is still there when he returns to earth in another person's body.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Secret Admirer

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Secret Admirer Kelly Preston stars in this movie. What's its name?
The Pick-Up Artist
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Secret Admirer
It's a love triangle among teens that ends up arousing suspicions and accusations among adults. That can happen when you have a secret admirer.
Risky Business

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The Pick-Up Artist Robert Downey Jr. and Molly Ringwald at their cutest. What's the name of this film?
Scrooged
Risky Business
The Pick-Up Artist
Commitment-phobic Jack Jericho (Robert Downey Jr.) finds his match in Randy Jensen (Molly Ringwald). Although initially spurned, Jack finds a way into Randy's heart.
Arthur

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Scrogged Bill Murray gets his Christmas on in this movie. What's the name of the film?
Scrooged
It's a modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," staring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, and Bobcat Goldthwait.
Risky Business
Arthur
Something Wild

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Risky Business This movie put Tom Cruise on the map. What movie is this?
Risky Business
When Joel Goodsen's (Tom Cruise) parents go on vacation, Joel crashes his father's Porsche and has to go into business to pay for it.
Arthur
Something Wild
Shirley Valentine

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Arthur Dudley Moore is at his funniest in this movie. What is the title?
Seems Like Old Times
Shirley Valentine
Arthur
Arthur is constantly drunk and has no direction in life. His arranged marriage to an heiress will secure his financial future. However, he meets a waitress (Liza Minnelli) and all bets are off.
Something Wild

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Shirley Valentine This film features a Greek Island. What is the name of the movie?
Seems Like Old Times
Shirley Valentine
Shirley, a lonely housewife from Liverpool, England, is invited by her friend to go on a trip to a Greek island. However the friend ditches her for a fling and Shirley must learn how to find her own happiness.
Something Wild
Hairspray

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Hairspray Last one! What is the name of this film that you can sing along with?
Hairspray
This musical movie features Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen who auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show. Her push for racial integration is a show stopper.
Something Wild
Seems Like Old Times
Terms of Endearment

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