Can You Match the Movie Quote to the ’80s Classic?

By: Isadora Teich
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Can You Match the Movie Quote to the ’80s Classic?
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About This Quiz

Think you are a true 1980s film buff? The 1980s was a fascinating decade for art of all kinds, but especially mainstream music and film. During the 1980s movies focusing on young people, particularly high schoolers, blew up in a huge way. John Hughes teen comedy films like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "The Breakfast Club" set the standard for movies about teens for decades to come. 

Many films of the 1980s would become entire franchises, which was something largely new at that time. Critical and commercial smashes put dancing, sci-fi and horror on the map for a whole generation of filmgoers. Whether you wanted to laugh, cry or be terrified, or if you just really loved robots, the '80s definitely has a film for that.   

Special effects really took off in the 1980s, with the birth of the Terminator franchise making for some of the most iconic films out there. Eddie Murphy was at his comedic height and Tom Cruise was one of the biggest movie stars on Earth. Rom-coms were some of the most beloved films out there. 

If you are a true '80s movie buff, then see if you can place some of the most iconic film quotes of the decade with this cinematic throwback quiz!  

"This is what makes time travel possible — the flux capacitor!"
"Back to the Future"
This 1985 time travel film was an instant hit. It was the highest-grossing film of 1985.
"Teen Wolf"
"Flashdance"
"Ghostbusters"

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"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"
"Alien"
"Rocky III"
"The Princess Bride"
1987's "The Princess Bride" is a cult favorite. It blends classic fairytales with wry and self-aware humor.
"An Officer and a Gentleman"

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"I'm too old for this s***."
"Stripes"
"Lethal Weapon"
This 1987 buddy cop action film stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. It grossed over $120 million and spawned a franchise.
"Moonstruck"
"Die Hard"

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"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
"The Shining"
"Highlander"
"Dirty Dancing"
This 1987 romantic drama dance film was a huge hit. Since its release it has earned more than 200 million worldwide and was the first film to sell more than a million copies on home video.
"Nine to Five"

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"I'll be back."
"This Is Spinal Tap"
"Die Hard"
"The Princess Bride"
"The Terminator"
1984's "The Terminator" was the breakthrough film for filmmaker James Cameron. This popular and well-reviewed film was the beginning of a long-running franchise.

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"Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything."
"Rocky III"
"The Breakfast Club"
"The Karate Kid"
"The Karate Kid" was one of the most popular films of 1984. This classic underdog tale spawned a franchise.
"Terminator"

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"Say 'hello' to my little friend!"
"Withnail and I"
"Scarface"
This 1983 film received negative reviews at first, but has come to be considered a cult classic and one of the best crime films ever made. It has been a highly referenced part of pop culture for decades.
"Dune"
"Ghostbusters"

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"E.T. phone home."
"Conan the Barbarian"
"Highlander"
"E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"
This 1982 film was an instant classic. It was directed and produced by Steven Spielberg.
"Predator"

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"No wire hangers EVER!"
"The Shining"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"
"Mommie Dearest"
"Mommie Dearest" is a 1981 film. A cult classic melodrama, it shows how actress Joan Crawford allegedly abused her adopted children.
"Stripes"

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"Here's Johnny!"
"Arthur"
"Heathers"
"The Shining"
"The Shining" is a 1980 horror classic directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson. It is based on the novel by Stephen King.
"History of the World: Part 1"

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"They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God."
"Terminator"
"Caddyshack"
"Heartbreak Ridge"
"The Blues Brothers"
This 1980 comedy was one of the most expensive comedies ever produced. It featured a car chase through a shopping mall that clocked in $25 million just on its own.

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"I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."
"Airplane!"
1980's "Airplane!" is arguably one of the most endlessly quotable comedies of all time. In it, a man afraid of flying must land a plane full of colorful characters when disaster strikes.
"The Fly"
"The Blues Brothers"
"Heathers"

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"Carpe, Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
"Back to the Future"
"Dead Poets Society"
This 1989 drama film stars Robin Williams as an English teacher who inspires his teen students using poetry. This critically acclaimed film earned more than $200 million at the box office.
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
"Coming to America"

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"Hey, everybody, we're all gonna get laid."
"Elephant Man"
"Caddyshack"
1980's "Caddyshack" is one of the most famous films of the decade. In the film, shenanigans ensue on an exclusive golf course full of some of the funniest people ever on film.
"Stand By Me"
"Blade Runner"

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"I am not an animal! I am a human being."
"Nine to Five"
"Blade Runner"
"Elephant Man"
This acclaimed 1980 film was directed by cult favorite director David Lynch. In it the inner life of a disfigured man working as a sideshow attraction is explored.
"Dirty Dancing"

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"You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man."
"Mommie Dearest"
"Body Heat"
"Body Heat" was a 1981 neo-noir film. In it, a woman manipulates her lover into killing her rich husband.
"Hellraiser"
"Full Metal Jacket"

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"It's good to be the king."
"History of the World: Part 1"
This 1981 classic comedy was created by Mel Brooks. It riffs on various periods throughout history.
"Airplane!"
"Lethal Weapon"
"An Officer and a Gentleman"

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"Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"
1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was the first installment of the Indiana Jones film franchise. It was one of the highest-grossing films of the year, won multiple Oscars, and is widely considered to be one of the best films ever made.
"Blade Runner"
"Hellraiser"
"Moonstruck"

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"They're here!"
"Rocky III"
"Poltergeist"
"Poltergeist" is a 1982 horror classic with a cult following. In it, a family's home is invaded by malevolent spirits.
"Airplane!"
"Wall Street"

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"I have been, and always shall be, your friend. Live long and prosper."
"Tootsie"
"Sixteen Candles"
"Rocky III"
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"
This 1982 film is considered by many to be the best in the "Star Trek" franchise. It was the first film ever to have a sequence created entirely with computer-generated graphics.

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"Don't you understand? When you give up your dream, you die."
"Flashdance"
"Flashdance" was a 1983 romantic drama film. It made dance films and fashion a trend that lasted throughout the 1980s and '90s.
"Raising Arizona"
"Die Hard"
"Scarface"

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"He slimed me."
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
"Ghostbusters"
This 1984 film was an irresistible mix of comedy and horror. It earned over $200 million at the box office and became a media franchise.
"Batman"
"Karate Kid"

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"These go to eleven."
"Back to the Future"
"Dead Poets Society"
"This Is Spinal Tap"
1984's "This Is Spinal Tap" is one of the most iconic mockumentaries of all time. It follows a fictional heavy metal band, portrayed by actors who mostly ad-libbed a hilarious film.
"Full Metal Jacket"

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"It's a sunny, woodsy day in Lumberton, so get those chainsaws out. This is the mighty W-O-O-D, the musical voice of Lumberton. At the sound of the falling tree, it's 9:30. There's a whole lot of wood waitin' out there, so let's get goin'."
"Aliens"
"Blue Velvet"
"Blue Velvet" was a 1986 neo-noir written and directed by David Lynch. While it was controversial amongst critics at first, it cemented Lynch as a cult icon and is considered to be one of the best films of the 1980s.
"Back to the Future"
"When Harry Met Sally"

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"Yup. I said it before and I'll say it again. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
"The Blues Brothers"
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
This 1986 teen classic was written and directed by John Hughes. This acclaimed film was one of the highest grossing of 1986.
"The Fly"
"The Empire Strikes Back"

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"Be afraid. Be very afraid."
"Airplane!"
"The Fly"
This 1986 body horror sci-fi film was directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. This tale of an eccentric scientist's experiment gone terribly wrong in known for its special effects.
"The Karate Kid"
"Atlantic City"

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"There can be only one."
"Caddyshack"
"This Is Spinal Tap"
"Blue Velvet"
"Highlander"
This 1986 film launched an entire franchise. It also inspired a cult following.

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"Well, what am I supposed to do? You won't answer my calls, you change your number. I'm, I'm NOT gonna be ignored."
"Top Gun"
"Arthur"
"Fatal Attraction"
This 1987 film was the highest-grossing film of the year worldwide. It follows a married man who has a weekend affair that quickly turns dark as the woman becomes obsessed with him.
"Body Heat"

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"Do I look like someone who cares what God thinks?"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"
"Hellraiser"
"Hellraiser" is a 1987 horror classic. It's haunting gore and pleasure-obsessed villain has become a horror icon who featured in many of the film's nine sequels.
"Conan the Barbarian"
"Highlander"

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"Death by stereo!"
"The Lost Boys"
In this 1987 teen horror comedy, two brothers fight a gang of young vampires. This film is generally considered flawed, but an enjoyable watch that helped to shape the modern vampire genre.
"Caddyshack"
"Fatal Attraction"
"Back to the Future"

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"No, I don't hate Balboa. But I pity the fool, and I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got!"
"Rocky III"
In 1982's "Rocky III," Sylvester Stallone faces off against Mr. T. "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor was the theme song of this movie and became a smash hit.
"The Empire Strikes Back"
"Predator"
"Raising Arizona"

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"Son, you got a panty on your head."
"Flashdance"
"Return of the Jedi"
"Tootsie"
"Raising Arizona"
1987's "Raising Arizona" is a Coen Brothers film starring Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter. It's a quirky crime comedy film that got mixed reviews.

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"Lunch is for wimps."
"Risky Business"
"Wall Street"
"Wall Street" is a 1987 drama film. It stars Michael Douglas in the iconic and Oscar-winning role of Gordon Gekko, a ruthless corporate raider.
"The Right Stuff"
"Predator"

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"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."
"Crimes of Passion"
"Rain Man"
"Alien"
"They Live"
"They Live" is a 1988 sci-fi horror film directed by horror legend John Carpenter. This cult film is known for its alien conspiracy themes, quotability and famous alley fight scene.

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"So tell me, Eddie, is that a rabbit in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"
"Ghostbusters"
"Working Girl"
"Who Framed Roger Rabit?"
This 1988 film is famous for portraying a late 1940s Hollywood where animated characters and real-life people co-exist. This blockbuster film made more than $300 million at the box office.
"Dune"

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