Can You Name These '80s Childhood Movies From an Image?

By: Khadija Leon
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Can You Name These '80s Childhood Movies From an Image?
Image: Walt Disney Pictures/Aurora Productions/Paramount Pictures

About This Quiz

After a string of disappointing movies in the 1970s, the 1980s were seen as exciting and refreshing to many people. The decade was characterized mostly by actors like Matthew Broderick, John Cusack, Michael J. Fox and Winona Ryder, and it was also known for the many John Hughes movies, including "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink" and "Weird Science," dance movies like "Dirty Dancing," "Footloose" and "Flashdance," three Indiana Jones films (1981, 1984 and 1989) and numerous Sci-Fi movies like "Star Wars," "Ghostbusters" and "Aliens." 

Before the 1980's, there weren't that many movies specifically made for children, but once the decade began, films like "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "The Never Ending Story," "The Goonies," "The Princess Bride," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Ernest Goes to Camp" and "The Little Mermaid" all made the decade that much more enjoyable for children growing up during that time. 

If you were given some images of the most popular 1980s children's movies, would you be able to correctly identify them? Well, this quiz was designed to test just that. Only one in 22 people can get them all right, will you be one of them? The only way to find out is to take this quiz!

E.T. and Elliot (before the bike flies)- E.T. -  The Extra-Terrestrial
Universal Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Three O'Clock High
E. T. the Extra Terrestrial
48 Hours
Adventures in Babysitting
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is a 1982 American Sci-Fi movie produced by Steven Spielberg which follows a lonely boy named Elliot who becomes friends with an extraterrestrial named E.T., who is stranded on planet Earth. With the help of Elliot’s siblings, E.T. returns home to his family.

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The Breakfast Club
The Movie DB
What movie is this image from?
The Breakfast Club
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Akira
Aliens
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Breakfast Club" is a 1985 American comedy-drama film and one of the classic John Hughes movies. It followed five teenagers, each from a different high school clique, who are forced to spend Saturday in detention together.

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The Goonies
Youtube
What movie is this image from?
An American Werewolf in London
Back to the Future
The Goonies
At Close Range
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Goonies" is a 1985 American adventure film produced by Steven Spielberg about a bunch of kids who try to save their homes from demolition. While on their mission, they discover a Spanish map that sends them on an adventure to find a pirate’s lost fortune.

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The Monster Squad
Taft Entertainment
What movie is this image from?
The Beastmaster
Deadheart
Critters
The Monster Squad
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Monster Squad" is a 1987 horror comedy film that followed some of the universal monsters (Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula, the Invisible Man and the Wolf Man) who battle a group of kids for control of the world.

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The Wizard
The Finnegan/Pinchuk Company
What movie is this image from?
Blade Runner
Blue Velvet
The Wizard
Fright Night
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Wizard" in a 1989 American adventure drama film about some kids who run away to California to compete in an ultimate video game championship. It starred Luke Edwards, Vince Trankina and Wendy Philips as its main cast.

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The Neverending Story
The Movie DB
What movie is this image from?
Gremlins
The NeverEnding Story
The Hidden
Die Hard
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The NeverEnding Story" is a 1984 German fantasy film based on a novel by Michael Ende with the same name. They both tell the story of a boy who reads a magical book about a young warrior who has to stop “the Nothing” from consuming the world.

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The Karate Kid
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
The 'Burbs
Cat's Eye
I Come in Peace
The Karate Kid
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Karate Kid" is a 1984 American martial arts film and the first of four movies in the series and a remake in 2010. It followed a young teenager who is taught martial arts in order to defend himself from bullies.

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All Dogs Go to Heaven
The Movie DB
What movie is this image from?
Back to the Future
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"All Dogs Go to Heaven" is a 1989 American animated comedy about a German Shepherd who is killed by his former friend and gives up his place in heaven to return to Earth to teach his best friend the importance of kindness and love.

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Labyrinth
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Labyrinth
Ghostbusters
Die Hard
Return of the Jedi
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Labyrinth" is a 1986 British-American fantasy film about a 16-year-old girl who goes on a quest to save her brother by going to the center of an otherworldly maze. Its main cast consisted of David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly and Toby Froud.

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Back to the Future
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
The Terminator
The Shining
Back to the Future
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Back to the Future" is a 1985 American Sci-Fi adventure film about a 17-year-old who is sent back to 1955 where he meets his future parents and accidentally becomes his mom’s love interest. It stars Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson.

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Princess Bride 1
Act III Communications Buttercup Films The Princess Bride Ltd
What movie is this image from?
The Breakfast Club
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Beetlejuice
The Princess Bride
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Princess Bride" is a 1987 American romantic adventure film based on a 1973 novel by William Goldman with the same name. It tells the story of a farmhand and his friend who must rescue his true love, Princess Buttercup, from the wicked Prince Humperdinck.

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The Boy Who Could Fly
Lorimar Motion Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Gremlins
Rain Man
Full Metal Jacket
The Boy Who Could Fly
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Boy Who Could Fly" is a 1986 fantasy comedy film which followed an autistic boy who dreams of flying and leaves a positive effect on everyone that he meets. It stars Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood and Bonny Bedelia.

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Mac and Me
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Big
Mac and Me
Stand By Me
Back to the Future Part II
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Mac and Me" is a 1988 American Sci-Fi film about a “Mysterious Alien Creature” (MAC) that escapes from a NASA and befriends a paraplegic boy. The movie was created due to "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’s" success but was called one of the worst films ever made.

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Ernest Goes to Camp
Touchstone Pictures
What movie is this image from?
The Goonies
The Princess Bride
Ernest Goes to Camp
Platoon
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Ernest Goes to Camp" is a 1987 American comedy and the second of the Ernest P. Worrell films. In this movie, he works as a summer camp handyman but has dreams of becoming a guidance counselor. Jim Varney reprised his role as Ernest P. Worrell and was joined by Victoria Racimo and John Vernon.

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flight-of-the-navigator
Walt Disney Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Flight of the Navigator
The Karate Kid
Aliens
Airplane!
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Flight of the Navigator" is a 1986 American Sci-Fi film about a 12-year-old boy who was abducted by an intelligent alien ship and taken to a world that he doesn’t recognize. It starred Paul Reubens, Joey Cramer and Cliff De Young.

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The Last Unicorn
Rankin/Bass Productions
What movie is this image from?
Batman
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Last Unicorn
Beverly Hills Cop
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Last Unicorn" is a 1982 animated film about a unicorn who after learning that she was the last of her kind, goes on an adventure to find out what happened to the other unicorns and to defeat an evil king.

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Gremlins
youtube
What movie is this image from?
Scarface
The Untouchables
Vacation
Gremlins
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Gremlins" is a 1984 American comedy horror film about a young man who receives a mogwai as a pet from his father. After breaking one of the rules which the pet came with, it turns into a demonic little creature that unleashes havoc on the tiny town.

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Ferris Buellers Day Off
n/a
What movie is this image from?
Top Gun
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Police Academy
The NeverEnding Story
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" is a 1986 American teen film and one of the popular John Hughes movies. It stars actor Matthew Broderick as the lead character, Ferris, who wants to take a day off school with a few of his friends.

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Weird Science
The Movie DB
What movie is this image from?
Weird Science
Crocodile Dundee
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Dirty Dancing
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Weird Science" is a 1985 John Hughes movie based on a 1950s EC Comics magazine with the same name. It stars Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock and Bill Paxton and tells the story of two nerds who try to create the perfect woman.

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dark-crystal-movie
ITC Entertainment
What movie is this image from?
Trading Places
Ghostbusters
The Dark Crystal
Spaceballs
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Dark Crystal" is a 1982 fantasy adventure film which tells the story of Jen the Gelfling who is on a mission to restore balance and order to his alien world by finding the missing shard of a magical crystal.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Coming to America
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
A Christmas Story
Blade Runner
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is a 1988 live-action and animated film that starred Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and Joanna Cassidy. It follows Roger the Rabbit who is framed for a murder he didn’t commit. His only hope of freedom is a detective who hates toons.

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Space Camp
ABC Motion Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Caddyshack
Predator
SpaceCamp
Field of Dreams
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"SpaceCamp" is a 1986 American space film about some young space camp students who find themselves in space when their shuttle is accidentally launched into space. After failing miserably at the box office, the movie was adapted into a novel.

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Honey I Shrunk the Kids Quiz
Walt Disney Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Footloose
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" is a 1989 American Sci-Fi film about an inventor who accidentally shrunk both his and his neighbor’s children and throws them and the machine into the trash. The film was later the basis for another movie and was also adapted into a television series in 1997.

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Return to Oz
Walt Disney Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
Uncle Buck
When Harry Met Sally...
Return to Oz
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Return to Oz" is a 1985 fantasy film based on L. Frank Baum’s novels, The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz. It focused on the few months after "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," when Dorothy returned to help save the land of Oz.

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Transformers
n/a
What movie is this image from?
Ghostbusters II
The Transformers: The Movie
Stripes
Tootsie
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Transformers: The Movie" is a 1986 Japanese-American animated film based on a television series and Hasbro toy line with the same name. It followed the Autobots as they battled the Decepticons and a planet-consuming robot.

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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Movies
n/a
What movie is this image from?
Sixteen Candles
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
RoboCop
Weird Science
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Pee-wee’s Big Adventure" is a 1985 American adventure film about an eccentric and childish man named Pee-Wee Herman who after getting his bike stolen, sets out on a trip across the United States, which turns out to be an adventure of a lifetime.

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Adventures of Babysitting
The Movie DB
What movie is this image from?
Adventures in Babysitting
Pretty in Pink
Labyrinth
Driving Miss Daisy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Adventures in Babysitting," also called "A Night on the Town," is a 1987 American comedy film about a babysitter who must find her way around the big city of Chicago with the kids​ she babysits after being stranded there.

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An American Tail
The Movie DB
What movie is this image from?
Superman II
The Witches of Eastwick
Revenge of the Nerds
An American Tail
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"An American Tail" is a 1986 American animated film about a family of mice that emigrate to the United States from Russia. One of the mice, Fievel Mousekewitz, gets lost and must find his way back to his family.

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A Christmas Story Movies
n/a
What movie is this image from?
Overboard
The Outsiders
A Christmas Story
Scrooged
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"A Christmas Story" is a 1983 American comedy film based on Jean Shepherd’s 1966 novel, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash and the director’s own book, Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories. It followed a young boy named Ralphie who tried to convince his teacher and Santa that he should get a BB Gun as a Christmas gift.

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WarGames
United Artists
What movie is this image from?
Raising Arizona
War Games
The Great Outdoors
Willow
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"War Games" is a 1983 American sci-fi​ film about a young hacker named David Lightman who accesses the War Operation Plan Response, a United States military computer which was programmed to predict the potential outcomes of the nuclear war.

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LITTLE MONSTERS
Vestron Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Little Monsters
Cocoon
Splash
The Jewel of the Nile
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Little Monsters" is a 1989 American comedy film about a boy who befriends a monster and discovers a secret world where monsters escape from to play pranks on children. The movie stars Fred Savage as the young Brian Stevenson and Howie Mandel as the monster, Maurice.

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The Land Before Time
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Look Who's Talking
Mr. Mom
The Land Before Time
An American Tail
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Land Before Time" is a 1988 animated drama film produced by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of an orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot, who befriends some other dinosaurs and helps to reunite them with their families.

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Brave Little Toaster
Hyperion Pictures
What movie is this image from?
The 'Burbs
A Fish Called Wanda
Twins
The Brave Little Toaster
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Brave Little Toaster" is a 1987 American animated film based on a 1986 novel named The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances. It followed a group of old appliances who travel to the city to find their owner after they were abandoned in a cabin in the woods.

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Daffy Ducks Quackbusters2
Warner Bros. Animation
What movie is this image from?
Tron
Out of Africa
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Say Anything
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters" is a 1988 Looney Toons/Merrie Melodies film based on a Warner Brother's Cartoon character. It follows Daffy Duck as he opens up a detective agency for the supernatural and his other Looney Toons friends.

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Beat Street
Orion Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Back to School
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Beat Street
The Land Before Time
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Beat Street" is a 1984 American drama film about an aspiring DJ from the Bronx who tries to make it big by introducing people to the culture and art of hip-hop. The movie starred Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davies, Jon Chardiet and Leon. W. Grant.

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Annie
The Movie DB
What movie is this image from?
Annie
Once Upon a Time in America
Little Shop of Horrors
Adventures in Babysitting
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Annie" is a ​1982 American musical adapted from a Broadway musical based on the 1924 comic, Little Orphan Annie. The movie tells the tale of an orphan named Annie who is taken in by America’s richest billionaire, Oliver Warbucks.

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The Last Starfighter
Lorimar Productions
What movie is this image from?
Ghostbusters
The Last Starfighter
Airplane
Caddyshack
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Last Starfighter" is a 1984 American space film about a teenager who after playing a video game, is recruited by an alien defense force in order to help fight in an interstellar war for Earth. Its main characters include Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason and Lance Guest.

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Beetlejuice
The Movie DB
What movie is this image from?
The Little Mermaid
Vacation
Trading Places
Beetlejuice
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Beetlejuice" is a 1988 American comedy film about a recently-deceased couple who begin to haunt their home after turning into ghosts. It is also haunted by a devious ghost named Beetlejuice who wants to scare away the people living there.

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Ariel
YouTube
What movie is this image from?
Beverly Hills Cops
Spaceballs
The Little Mermaid
Police Academy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Little Mermaid" is an American animated movie produced by Walt Disney Animations in 1989. It is based on a Danish fairy tale with the same name. It follows a teen mermaid princess who dreams of what it would be like to live as a human.

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Explorers
Paramount Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Explorers
The Princess Bride
A Christmas Story
Big
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Explorers" is a 1985 American sci-fi film about a group of teenage boys who build a spacecraft to explore outer space. It stars Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix and Jason Presson and although it flopped at the box office, it made up for it in VHS sales.

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Oliver & Company
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Oliver & Company
The Goonies
Revenge of the Nerds
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Oliver & Company" is a 1988 American animated movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animations. It was adapted from the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. It follows a lost kitten that joins a gang of dogs who take part in crimes in New York.

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Ghostbusters
Columbia Pictures
What movie is this image from?
Weird Science
Uncle Buck
Ghostbusters
Raising Arizona
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Ghostbusters" is a 1984 American comedy film about three retired parapsychologists who start up a ghost removal service in New York City. The movie’s main cast included Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver.

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The Toy
Rastar
What movie is this image from?
The Breakfast Club
The Toy
The Money Pit
Major League
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Toy" is a 1982 American comedy film based on the 1976 French film, "Le Jouet." It followed an underemployed married reporter who was purchased as a toy for a rich little brat. The movie’s main cast included Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason and Ned Beatty.

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Empire Strikes Back
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Spies Like Us
Sixteen Candles
Star Wars: Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Empire Strikes Back," also known simply as "Star Wars: Episode V," is a 1980 American space film that is a continuation of the previous films. It follows Luke Skywalker as he begins his Jedi training, and Darth Vader as he hunts down Luke’s friends.

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The Fox and the Hound
Walt Disney Picture
What movie is this image from?
Mr. Mom
Porky's
The Fox and the Hound
When Harry Met Sally
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Fox and the Hound" is a 1981 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions which is loosely based on a Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name. I​t tells the story of a red fox and a hound dog who struggle to keep being friends as their instincts pit them as advisories.

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Stand by Me
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Top Secret
Stand by Me
Three Men and a Baby
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Stand by Me" is a 1986 American comedy film named after a Ben E. King song. It was based on the Stephen King novel, The Body. It follows a writer who recounts the details of his childhood and his journey trying to find the body of a missing boy.

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Big
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Big
Big Trouble in Little China
What About Bob
Romancing the Stone
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Big" is a 1988 American comedy film about a young boy who makes a wish to be big, and as a result, is aged to adulthood over the course of a night. The movie’s cast includes Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia.

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secret-of-nimh
Aurora Productions
What movie is this image from?
Roxanne
The Great Outdoors
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
The Secret of NIMH
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Secret of NIMH" is a 1982 American animated film which is an adaptation of the children’s novel, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. It follows a field mouse who needs help from a group of mice in order to save her ailing son.

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Willow
tmdb
What movie is this image from?
Gremlins
Willow
Little Shop of Horrors
Splash
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Willow" is a 1988 American fantasy film produced by George Lucas. It followed a dwarf who plays a crucial role in protecting a gifted baby from an evil queen. Its main cast included Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley and Warwick Davis.

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Harry And The Hendersons
Amblin Entertainment
What movie is this image from?
Arthur
Teen Wolf
Harry and the Hendersons
The Toy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Harry and the Hendersons" is a 1987 American fantasy film that followed a family from Seattle who adopted a friendly Sasquatch named Harry but are finding it difficult to keep him a secret. Its main cast included John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon and Kevin Peter Hall as the Sasquatch​.

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