Quiz: Can You Name These 1980s Family Movies?
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Can You Name These 1980s Family Movies?
By: Olivia Cantor
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About This Quiz

The 1980s was a good decade for movies, no matter what genre. Even if the world was undergoing many changes in many fronts and areas back then, the movies always gave us constant connections to culture to keep things real, linkages that we badly need sometimes.

The movies of the '80s served that same purpose, of course. It was still the height of the communal theatrical experience, even though video was already around the corner, and VCRs started to enter the scene. Even if people can already rent movies and watch them in the comfort of their homes, nothing still beats hanging out inside a dark cinema, eating popcorn and sweets and hanging out somewhere after the movie with friends, to discuss what you just watched.

Thus, watching family movies in this manner also became a sort of family bonding time for many people. Saturdays were identified as the key day for showing family-friendly movies during the matinee and the night screening, too. And it's such a hoot to reminisce about those films now.

So, do you think you can still identify those cool feel-good family-friendly movies of the '80s? Take this quiz and find out!


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A family in chaos was an ever-present element in ‘80s family movies. What’s this one called?
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Time-travel was one big hit back in the ‘80s. What’s this movie that led the pack?
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Kids befriending aliens was also big back then. What’s this one called?
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Books were also great elements in family movies, or even story sources, like this one. What’s it called?
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Kid groups going on adventures were a hit, like this one. What’s it called?
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Martial arts + underdog kid + triumph of the human will = cool ‘80s family movies. What’s this one called?
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Scientists were also cool to be in family movies. What’s this one called?
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Talk about awkward body changes, this one won the day about that theme. What’s it called?
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Some sort of royalty is also present in some story in a family movie. What’s this one called?
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Space-related adventures are always a hit. What’s this one called?
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Some characters carry family movies with different themes, like this one. Can you guess what this is?
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Orphan kids make great characters for family movies, like this one. Can you guess who this is?
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Robots have feelings, too! What’s this one called?
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Beloved animation tales also make for good family movies, like this classic. What’s the title?
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In a galaxy far, far away, this sequel appeared in the '80s. What is it?
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Misplaced characters in strange situations are also common family movie plots, like this one. What’s the title?
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Animated films with talking animals will always win the family over. What’s this one called?
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Kiddie detective tales were also popular back then, like this one. What’s the title of this?
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Some family movies are sequels of previous decades’ hits, like this one. Can you guess what this one is?
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Video games were burgeoning in the ‘80s, so of course they also made it into the family movie genre, like this one. What’s the title?
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This lovable animated tale is called what?
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Sci-fi and kids go together, of course. What’s this one called?
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When animals lead the narrative, the family takes notice. What’s this one called?
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Fantasy is a sure hit, like this one. What’s it called?
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This comedy-horror film was found suitable for older children, namely teens 15 years old and above. What is this fanged film?
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A young Keanu Reeves "air guitared" his way to fame here. What's this film?
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Playing with temporal stuff is also a good plot device in family films, like this one. What’s it called?
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Hollywood heavyweights George Lucas and Ron Howard are behind this one. What's the title?
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When playing becomes a real battle, it also becomes a good family movie plot. What’s this one called?
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This dude Paul Reubens was a fixture of pop media back then. What film is this?
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Tom Cruise starred in this dark fantasy flick. What's the title?
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Youth versions of great people are always intriguing plots of family movies, like this one. What’s it called?
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Popular TV animated series also have movie versions such as this one. What film is this?
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Put a bunch of people in an enclosed space, and you get a good narrative there, like in this case. What’s the film?
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Even a mythical seasonal figure had a film back then. What is this one?
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Superman director Richard Donner helmed this one, too. What is it called?
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Even sad films can be family films, as long as there are kids there. What’s this one called?
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Family + strange creature + popular child actors = ‘80s family movie gold. What’s the title of this one?
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