How Well Do You Remember Movie Quotes from the '80s and '90s?

By: Heather Cahill

How Well Do You Remember Movie Quotes from the '80s and '90s?
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About This Quiz

"Back to the Future," "The Karate Kid," and "Apollo 13" are just some of the movies that were released in the '80s and '90s. These famous movies were filled with quotes that you may have even heard in your everyday life. Some quotes are timeless, while others can be a representation of the decade. What quote do you remember best?

Can you quote every line from "Scream"? What about the most memorable lines from "Full Metal Jacket"? Maybe you can even recite the best quotes from "Ghostbusters"? There is a variety of different genres on this quiz, so make sure that you know them all!

Are more of a '90s movie expert? Or do you know more about the '80s? No matter which decade you're more familiar with, you'll definitely be able to identify these quotes.

Do you know what inspired Dan Akroyd to write the "Ghostbusters" script? His family members were fascinated by ghosts and the supernatural.

The movies of the '80s and '90s brought comedy, horror and even mystery into our homes. The quotes have become so memorable that you might even catch them in conversation every now and then. So, if you believe that you are a true movie expert, what are you waiting for? Take the quiz and see how well you score!

Which movie is this quote from? "I'm off like a dirty shirt."
"Mrs. Doubtfire"
"Pulp Fiction"
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
"Pretty in Pink"
This quote is from "Pretty in Pink." Duckie said this. Since its release, the movie has had mostly positive reviews and continues to be a favorite.

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Which quote is from "Braveheart"?
"Bond. James Bond."
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
"It's just a flesh wound."
"Every man dies, not every man really lives."
"Every man dies, not every man really lives," is from "Braveheart." William Wallace said this. Mel Gibson played the role of William Wallace.

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Which quote is from "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"?
"Hey, Elliot, where's your goblin?"
"Hey, Elliot, where's your goblin?" is from "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." Tyler said this. Tyler was played by C. Thomas Howell.
"Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast."
"What we've got here is failure to communicate."
"Go ahead, make my day."

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Which movie is this quote from? "Hold on, Sugar. Daddy's got a sweet tooth tonight!"
"The Breakfast Club"
"The Mask"
This quote is from "The Mask." Jim Carrey stars in the movie as Stanley Ipkiss. "The Mask" in the movie is a representation of the god, Loki.
"Full Metal Jacket"
"The Princess Bride"

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Which movie is this quote from? "She's not your friend. She's just someone you use to feel better about yourself."
"American Beauty"
This quote is from "American Beauty." Ricky says this. The film was highly praised after its release for many aspects, such as acting and its non-conformity.
"GoodFellas"
"Forrest Gump"
"Heat"

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Which quote is from "Groundhog Day"?
"What a dump."
"Toga! Toga!"
"I'd like to say a prayer and drink to world peace."
"I'd like to say a prayer and drink to world peace," is a quote from "Groundhog Day." Phil said this. The film stars Bill Murray, who plays the role of Phil.
"A martini. Shaken, not stirred."

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Which quote is from "Fargo"?
"So, uh, you married old Norm son-of-a-Gunderson?"
"So, uh, you married old Norm son-of-a-Gunderson?" is a quote from "Fargo." Mike Yanagita said this. John Carroll Lynch played Norm in the movie.
"Stella! Hey, Stella!"
"Drop dead!"
"You are more beautiful than Cinderella!"

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Which quote is from "The Princess Bride"?
"You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles."
"You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles," is a quote from "The Princess Bride." Miracle Max said this. Billy Crystal played the role of Miracle Max.
"Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the war room!"
"Hang on a minute, lads, I've got a great idea."
"Love means never having to say you're sorry."

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Which movie is this quote from? "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."
"Home Alone"
"Rain Man"
"Scream"
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
This quote is from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Jessica Rabbit said this. The movie was revolutionary in the cartoons genre, especially for Disney.

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Which movie is this quote from? "Sir, he shot Kennedy, sir!"
"Flashdance"
"Fargo"
"Full Metal Jacket"
This quote is from "Full Metal Jacket." Private Snowball said this. The movie has won many awards and has been positively reviewed by many critics.
"Ghostbusters"

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Which quote is from "The Goonies"?
"We need a little less Forever 21 and a little more Suddenly 42."
"There's no place like home."
"May the force be with you."
"I hit the wrong note. I'm not Liberace, you know!"
"I hit the wrong note. I'm not Liberace, you know!" is from "The Goonies." Andy said this. Andy was played by Kerri Green.

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Which movie is this quote from? "Raymond, wouldn't you feel more relaxed in your favorite K-Mart clothes?"
"Rain Man"
This quote is from "Rain Man." Dr. Bruner said this. Dr. Bruner was played by Jerry Molen and the film starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.
"Top Gun"
"Back to the Future"
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"

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Which movie is this quote from? "My mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.'"
"Forrest Gump"
This quote is from "Forrest Gump." Forrest said this. The film is known for its scenes throughout history that were achieved through special effects and CGI.
"The Karate Kid"
"GoodFellas"
"Scream"

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Which quote is from "Trainspotting"?
"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!"
"My precious."
"Living like this is a full-time business."
"Living like this is a full-time business," is from "Trainspotting." Mark Renton said this. The movie dealt with difficult subject matter and was praised for the impact that it had.
"What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?"

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Which movie is this quote from? "It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of our lives like busboys in a restaurant."
"Stand By Me"
This quote is from "Stand By Me." This is a quote from The Writer. The Writer was the adult version of the character, Gordie.
"Groundhog Day"
"Apollo 13"
"Trainspotting"

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Which quote is from the movie "Ghostbusters"?
"I collect spores, mold, and fungus."
"I collect spores, mold, and fungus." is a quote from "Ghostbusters." Egon Spengler said this. The movie had lots of success.
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet."
"I haven't been afraid since I've known you."
"Put me in your pocket, Mike."

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Which movie is this quote from? "Wake up! Time to die!"
"Stand By Me"
"Ghostbusters"
"The Goonies"
"Blade Runner"
This quote is from "Blade Runner." Leon said this. The movie starred Harrison Ford and was nominated for countless awards.

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Which movie is this quote from? "Remember, boys, no points for second place!"
"Pretty in Pink"
"The Karate Kid"
"Top Gun"
This quote is from "Top Gun." Slider said this. The movie was nominated for several awards and won many of them.
"The Princess Bride"

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Which quote is from "GoodFellas"?
"Never rat on your friends and keep your mouth shut."
"Never rat on your friends and keep your mouth shut," is a quote from "GoodFellas." Jimmy Conway said this. The movie was directed by Martin Scorsese.
"I am big! It's the pictures that got small!"
"You can't handle the truth!"
"Rosebud."

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Which movie is this quote from? "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!"
"Back to the Future"
This quote is from "Back to the Future." Dr. Emmett Brown said this to Marty. Did you know that Ronald Reagan loved this movie?
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
"Full Metal Jacket"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"

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Which quote is from "The Karate Kid"?
"My mother, a waitress!"
"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."
"Learn how to punch after you learn how to keep dry."
"Learn how to punch after you learn how to keep dry," is a quote from "The Karate Kid." Mr. Miyagi said this. Pat Morita played the role of Mr. Miyagi.
"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."

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Which movie is this quote from? "When you give up your dream, you die."
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
"The Lion King"
"Titanic"
"Flashdance"
This quote is from "Flashdance." Nick said this. The movie was not praised by critics but it was later adapted into a musical.

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Which movie is this quote from? "You want to talk to God? Let's go see Him together, I've got nothing better to do."
"Pulp Fiction"
"Flashdance"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"
This quote is from "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Harrison Ford starred as Indiana Jones in the movie. It was released in 1981.
"Dances With Wolves"

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Which movie is this quote from? "Yeah, well, you know, that's just your opinion, man."
"The Big Lebowski"
This quote is from "The Big Lebowski." The Dude said this. The Dude was played by Jeff Bridges, and his character's real name is Jefferey Lebowski.
"Independence Day"
"Mrs. Doubtfire"
"Fargo"

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Which movie is this quote from? "Many times I felt alone, but until this afternoon I'd never felt completely lonely."
"The Mask"
"The Karate Kid"
"Mrs. Doubtfire"
"Dances With Wolves"
This quote is from "Dances With Wolves." Kevin Costner starred as Lieutenant John J. Dunbar. He also directed the movie.

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Which quote is from "10 Things I Hate About You"?
"Strike me pink!"
"Elementary, my dear Watson."
"It's a hard world for little things."
"Where did you come from? Planet Loser?"
"Where did you come from? Planet Loser?" is a quote from "10 Things I Hate About You." Bianca said this. Bianca is played by Larisa Oleynik.

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Which movie is this quote from? "Carpe dentum. Seize the teeth."
"The Big Lebowski"
"Groundhog Day"
"Mrs. Doubtfire"
This quote is from "Mrs. Doubtfire." Mrs. Doubtfire said this. The movie almost had a sequel, but eventually, it was scrapped.
"Apollo 13"

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Which movie is this quote from? "If my answers frighten you, then you should cease from asking scary questions."
"Pulp Fiction"
This quote is from "Pulp Fiction." Jules said this in the movie. Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed the movie and won many awards for it.
"The Mask"
"Dances With Wolves"
"The Breakfast Club"

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Which quote is from "Independence Day"?
"I felt it. Perfect. I was perfect."
"Get out of the way, son. You're using my oxygen."
"I picked a hell of a day to quit drinking."
"I picked a hell of a day to quit drinking" is from "Independence Day." Russell Casse said this. Russell was played by Randy Quaid who was also in many of the "National Lampoon" movies.
"Well, nobody's perfect."

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Which quote is from "The Breakfast Club"?
"Eat my shorts."
"Eat my shorts" is from "The Breakfast Club." John Bender said this. John was played by Judd Nelson. The movie was highly praised by critics.
"I love the smell of Napalm in the morning."
"What's this? A school for ants?"
"Look on the bright side, nobody got hurt."

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Which quote is from "Scream"?
"No, please don't kill me Mr. Ghostface. I wanna be in the sequel!"
"No, please don't kill me Mr. Ghostface. I wanna be in the sequel!" is from "Scream." Tatum said this. Wes Craven directed the movie and it was released in 1996.
"I was cured, all right."
"Magic Mirror on the wall. Who's the fairest of them all?"
"Here's looking at you, kid."

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Which movie is this quote from? "Let me get this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she wants to eat him. And everybody is OK with this?"
"The Lion King"
This quote is from "The Lion King." Timon said this. The movie was been made into a musical and will soon have a CGI sequel.
"Braveheart"
"Trainspotting"
"The Big Lebowski"

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Which movie is this quote from? "I'm the king of the world!"
"The Mask"
"Independence Day"
"Titanic"
This quote is from Titanic." Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet starred in the movie as Jack and Rose. The movie is based on the real-life sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
"Top Gun"

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Which movie is this quote from? "Houston, I think we have a problem."
"Apollo 13"
This quote is from "Apollo 13." Tom Hanks played the role of Jim Lovell in the film. The movie won several awards and was nominated for many more.
"Braveheart"
"Blade Runner"
"Fargo"

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Which movie is this quote from? "Not for a guy in the second grade. You can get beat up for wearing something like that. "
"Stand By Me"
"Blade Runner"
"10 Things I Hate About You"
"Home Alone"
This quote is from "Home Alone." Kevin said this to Marley in the movie. There have been multiple sequels to the movie, but most have a different cast.

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