Can You Name These 1980's Romantic Comedies?

ENTERTAINMENT

Monica Lee

6 Min Quiz

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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!

What is the name of this '80s romantic comedy that starred Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan?

No one can forget the scene that caused the restaurant patron to say, "I'll have what she's having."

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This romantic comedy starred John Cusack and Ione Skye. What movie is it?

Love conquers all in "Say Anything" when Lloyd has to overcome Diane's overly possessive, divorced father to be with her.

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What's the name of this fairy tale movie?

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.

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Tom Hanks knows a lot about toys in this movie. What is the name of the movie?

Tom Hanks represented how we felt as kids when we wanted to be "all grown up" in this "Big" film.

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Cher starred in this one. What is the name of the romantic comedy?

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.

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Molly Ringwald became a star in this romantic comedy. What is its name?

Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school. When a popular student wants to date her, things get complicated.

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Moviegoers of the '80s couldn't get enough of Molly Ringwald. In which of these movies did she star?

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.

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Mermaids. Need we say more about this romantic comedy? What is its name?

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.

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Who could refuse Patrick Dempsey anything? What's this movie called?

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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Eddie Murphy gets the love and the laughs in this movie. What's its name?

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy), escaping an arranged marriage, comes to America to find his true love.

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Goldie Hawn offers a golden performance in this one. What is the name of the movie?

Snobbish and wealthy Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) is living a life of leisure when she falls off her yacht and suffers amnesia.

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Rob Lowe and Demi Moore sizzle in this movie. What's its name?

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.

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This movie took all the awards. Which one is it?

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.

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Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver are perfectly cast in this movie. What is its name?

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.

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Susan Sarandon ended up with Tim Robbins in real life. What is the name of the movie in which they starred?

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.

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You needed to suspend belief in this movie. What is it?

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?

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Holly Hunter and William Hurt star in this on-target movie. What is its name?

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.

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This movie asks, if you had a second chance would you change things? What is the name of the movie?

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.

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Here's a magical movie. What's its name?

Cooking and serving pizza at a small town local restaurant, three young waitresses share their hopes and dreams for the future.

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It's a Woody Allen movie. What's its name?

Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners show the evolution of a family, their betrayals and reconciliation. It stars Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest.

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You have got to know this movie. What is 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.

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An adventure movie. What is its name?

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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Movies about suicide are not generally funny, but this one is. What is its name?

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.

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This movie stars a baby. What's the name of the movie?

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.

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It's another Woody Allen film. What is its name?

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.

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We are SURE you'll get this title correct. What's the name of the movie?

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 trying to come up with the answer? What movie is this?

New Jersey housewife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) has a voyeuristic situation that ends in permanent memory loss and a new jacket.

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What's the name of this movie, starring Deborah Foreman and Nicholas Cage?

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.

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What's the name of this movie that stars Amy Irving?

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.

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Diane Keaton stars in this movie. What is its title?

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.

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A sweet love story. What is the name of the movie?

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.

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Kelly Preston stars in this movie. What's its name?

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.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Molly Ringwald at their cutest. What's the name of this film?

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.

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Bill Murray gets his Christmas on in this movie. What's the name of the film?

It's a modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," staring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, and Bobcat Goldthwait.

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This movie put Tom Cruise on the map. What movie is this?

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.

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Dudley Moore is at his funniest in this movie. What is the title?

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.

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This film features a Greek Island. What is the name of the movie?

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.

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Last one! What is the name of this film that you can sing along with?

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.

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