Only A True Child of The 80s Can Name All These Movies!

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If you grew up in the 80s, get ready for a blast from the past! Did you play any of these Disney classics at your birthday parties? Which movie made you cry? Did you sneak into the theater to see "The Terminator", even though your parents forbid you? Sorry, Gen Z, there's no way you're passing this quiz if you're not a Millennial! Only a true child of the 80s will recognize these movies.

Get out your ticket stub, folks, and get ready for the ride of your lives!

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1. Actor Ralph Macchio mostly did his own stunts in...
  1. The Karate Kid
  2. Space Jam
  3. The Rock
  4. Showgirls
"The Karate Kid" (1984) is a coming of age story about a boy who learns to stand up for himself with the help of the Japanese landlord and Okinawan karate master, Mr. Miyagi.
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2. Alvin, Theodore, and Simon star in...
  1. Shakespeare in Love
  2. The Chipmunk Adventure
  3. Boogie Nights
  4. Tommy Boy
"The Chipmunk Adventure", which follows the exploits of the lovable chipmunks, Alvin, Theodore, and Simon, only did $6 million dollars at the US box office.
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3. The script for this classic was rejected over 40 times by every major studio!
  1. Baby Boom
  2. Adventures in Babysitting
  3. Back to the Future
  4. Valley Girl
Good thing "Back to the Future" (1985) eventually made it into the theaters! Fun fact: in the earlier drafts of the movie, the time machine was meant to be a refrigerator.
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4. "Darling it's better, down where it's wetter, take it from me!"
  1. Brother Bear
  2. The Emperor's New Groove
  3. The Little Mermaid
  4. Hercules
In Disney's "The Little Mermaid" (1989), Ariel's iconic red hair was originally supposed to be blonde! Red, however, went better with her green tail.
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5. Teen queen of the 80s, Molly Ringwald, was 16 years old when she starred in:
  1. Sixteen Candles
  2. Seventeen Candles
  3. Twenty-One Candles
  4. Eighteen Candles
Vigo Mortenson was in the running to play alongside Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles" (1984). Apparently, during auditions, the actor made Ringwald "weak in the knees".
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6. "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!"
  1. Clueless
  2. Dumb and Dumber
  3. Titanic
  4. The Princess Bride
Diehard fans will recognize the quote from "The Princess Bride" (1987). Are you wondering about all the fencing moves in Westley and Inigo's duel? They really do come from 17th-century sword fighting manuals.
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7. Only dinosaurs could possibly live in...
  1. 300!
  2. The Dark Ages
  3. Chicago
  4. A Land Before Time
"A Land Before Time" (1988) is a Bambi-esque dinosaur film in which the dinosaurs were originally supposed to be mute.
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8. It took 4.5 hours to apply Robin Williams' makeup in:
  1. Mrs. Doubtfire
  2. Billy Madison
  3. Dumb and Dumber
  4. Orlando
"Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993) starred Robin Williams and Mara Wilson as his daughter, Natalie Hillar. Mara Wilson (who also played Matilda in "Matilda" and Susan Walker in "Miracle on 34th Street") went up against the five-year-old Blake Lively ("Gossip Girl", anyone?) to get the part.
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9. This film's original title was "Teenie Weenies":
  1. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
  2. Weird Science
  3. Krush Groove
  4. Big Trouble in Little China
"Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" (1989) was originally supposed to star five kids, one of which would have been killed off.
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10. Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" is re-imagined as a feline in Disney's...
  1. Atlantic City
  2. A Passage to India
  3. Field of Dreams
  4. Oliver & Company
"Oliver & Company" (1988) used state-of-the-art computer animation! The movie was the 27th Disney animated feature to be made.
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11. Which movie was almost called "The Lunch Bunch"?
  1. The Supper Society
  2. The Breakfast Breed
  3. The Snack Squad
  4. The Breakfast Club
It only took screenwriter, John Hughes, two days to write "The Breakfast Club" (1985). Other possible titles for the hit movie included “The Library Revolution”.
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12. "I can show you the world!"
  1. Mulan
  2. Aladdin
  3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  4. Meet the Robinsons
Disney's animators modeled the title character of "Aladdin" (1992) after Tom Cruise in order to up his sex appeal!
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13. This hit was the fifth age-change movie to come out in one year!
  1. Bad Boys
  2. Big
  3. The First Wives Club
  4. Men in Black
"Big" (1988), starring Tom Hanks, was the fifth age-change movie to come out between 1987 and 1988. The first five? "Like Father Like Son" (1987), "Da grande" (1987), "Vice Versa" (1988), and "18 Again!" (1988). Despite this, the film made over $100 million at the box office!
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14. A fox and a WHAT star in this Disney classic?
  1. Pig
  2. Papagayo
  3. Rabbit
  4. Hound
"The Fox and the Hound" (1981) was the last Disney film to have credits in the title sequence!
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15. A baseball autographed by Babe Ruth and "The Beast" make this movie a legend.
  1. Romeo and Juliet
  2. The Sandlot
  3. Lost in America
  4. The Ice Storm
The beast in "The Sandlot" (1993) was an English Mastiff, of course. Sometimes it was a real dog, and sometimes it was a manually-operated puppet. The movie was shot in just 42 days!
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16. All Dogs Go To...
  1. Disney Land
  2. Hell
  3. Bed
  4. Heaven
Disney's "All Dogs Go to Heaven" (1989) would definitely not be a kids movie if it starred people instead of animals. Most of its characters are criminals. Many gamble, and others steal, kidnap, and murder.
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17. “Luke… it is your destiny”.
  1. The Blair Witch Project
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Fight Club
  4. Boys Don’t Cry
You may also remember "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) by the line, "Luke, I am your father". However, that line doesn't actually exist! What Darth Vader actually says is: "No, I am your father".
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18. What hit is based on the true story of pets finding their way home from the wilderness?
  1. The Joy Luck Club
  2. Sister Act
  3. Homeward Bound
  4. Dazed and Confused
"Homeward Bound" (1993) is based on a book, based on a true story! You might recognize Chance's voice as Michael J. Fox (he played Marty McFly in "Back to the Future").
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19. What more could you ask for in a movie than Scrooge McDuck and a genie?
  1. DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
  2. My Girl
  3. Babe: Pig in the City
  4. Wild at Heart
In "DuckTales, The Movie" (1991), Scrooge McDuck and his nephews travel to Egypt and find a lost treasure with a magic lamp.
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20. Robin Williams plays Peter Pan, and Dustin Hoffman plays his nemesis, Captain _____.
  1. Little Red Riding Hood!
  2. Hook!
  3. Garfield!
  4. Tinkerbell!
"Hook!" (1991) might have come out in the 1980s, were it not for the birth of Steven Spielberg's first child, Max, in 1985.
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21. You'll understand the title if you know that "troll" in Japanese is pronounced "tororu".
  1. Home Alone
  2. My Neighbor Totoro
  3. Princess Mononoke
  4. The Sixth Sense
The word "totoro" is thought to be a child's mispronunciation of "tororu". The 1988 movie, "My Neighbor Totoro", was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It flopped in the theaters, but when it aired on TV and NTV, its ratings went through the roof!
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22. Every real story is a...
  1. Raging Bull
  2. Love Story
  3. Poltergeist
  4. NeverEnding Story
The actor who plays Atreyu in "NeverEnding Story" (1984) was seriously injured during the making of the film. For one, he nearly drowned when filming the part of the movie where his horse gets dragged down into the waters of the Swamp of Sadness.
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23. The film was so successful that the NHL established an expansion team called the Anaheim.
  1. Mighty Ducks
  2. Flyers
  3. Senators
  4. Bruins
Although "The Mighty Ducks" (1992) is about hockey, many of the child actors had no idea how to play hockey before they started filming. They fibbed their way through the auditions!
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24. Who Framed...
  1. Peter Piper
  2. Adam Ant
  3. Carol Crow
  4. Roger Rabbit
When it was released in 1988, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" recorded the highest budget of any film ever made. It was only beat out in 1991 by "Terminator 2: Judgment Day".
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25. It's the sequel to Disney's 1977 movie, but set in Australia.
  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. Rescuers Down Under
  3. The City of Lost Children
  4. Rescuers Up Over
"Rescuers Down Under" (1990) holds the distinction of being the first 100% digital feature film ever to be made!
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26. This adventure stars both Keanu Reeves and a time-traveling phone booth!
  1. You've Got Mail
  2. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
  3. Good Will Hunting
  4. 10 Things I Hate About You
"Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989) was originally going to feature a 1969 Chevy van as a time machine, instead of the phone booth. This was chalked due to worries that the picture would resemble the hit film, "Back to the Future".
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27. It's the first feature film in the Ernest franchise: "Ernest Goes To..."
  1. The Barber Shop
  2. School
  3. The Movies
  4. Camp
"Ernest Goes To Camp" (1987) follows the story of Ernest, who stops an evil strip mining company from closing the camp he works at.
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28. Why did a character die in this movie? To make way for more toys!
  1. Transformers: The Movie
  2. Groundhog Day
  3. The Lion King
  4. The Little Rascals
Yes, they killed off Transformers in "Transformers: The Movie" (1986) in order to make way for new Transformer toys! Why does Optimus Prime change color when he dies? To show his spirit leaving his body.
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29. You may know him as the former governor of California. Or maybe to you he is...
  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  2. The Wizzard
  3. The Catalyst
  4. The Terminator
Before Arnold Schwarzenegger was cast as the Terminator in "The Terminator" (1984), former NFL star, O.J. Simpson, was being considered for the role!
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30. "Mr. Green in the billiard room with a rope."
  1. Sherlock Holmes
  2. Clue
  3. Poirot
  4. Scooby Doo
"Clue" (1985) was originally supposed to star Carrie Fisher as Miss Scarlet, but she went into rehab before filming.
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31. These cuties transform into terrors at night!
  1. Trolls
  2. Goofs
  3. Creepers
  4. Gremlins
We can thank "Gremlins" (1984) and other Steven Spielberg movies for the PG-13 rating. Although the movie was originally rated PG at its release, Spielberg faced heavy criticism for its age appropriateness. He therefore suggested the PG-13 rating as an intermediary between PG and R.
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32. Itching for a sick day? We'd recommend scouring this movie for ideas:
  1. Mystic Pizza
  2. Revenge of the Nerds
  3. Purple Rain
  4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fun Fact: Molly Ringwald wanted to play Ferris Bueller's love interest in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), but she was told that the part was too small for her. Mia Sara got the part instead.
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33. The movie's "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" was actually shaving cream!
  1. Caddyshack
  2. Ghostbusters
  3. Sleepaway Camp
  4. The Untouchables
When Stay Puft the Marshmallow Man explodes in "Ghostbusters" (1984), filmmakers dumped 500-gallon batches of shaving cream on the extras.
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34. Madonna, who stars in THIS movie, has also acted in 23 others!
  1. American Pie
  2. Who's That Girl
  3. Babe
  4. Four Weddings and a Funeral
In "Who's That Girl" (1987), a 29-year-old Madonna plays a woman, recently released from prison, who is trying to prove her innocence.
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35. Kids loved this dog so much that the movie inspired a cartoon series, video game, and sequels!
  1. Henry V
  2. Terms of Endearment
  3. Beethoven
  4. Chariots of Fire
"Beethoven" (1992) cost $18 million to make, but it was worth it! Upon its release, it made $57 million in North America and another $90 million overseas.
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36. David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly star in this cult classic:
  1. The Labyrinth
  2. American Beauty
  3. Happy Gilmore
  4. Never Been Kissed
If David Bowie hadn't played Jareth in "The Labyrinth" (1986), Michael Jackson might have! While the movie is a cult classic now, "The Labyrinth" didn't do particularly well in theaters, making back only about half of its budget.
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37. Maybe they DO exist under your bed.

  1. Little Dragons
  2. Little Furbies
  3. Little Fairies
  4. Little Monsters
"Little Monsters" was released in 1989, much to the delight and horror of those who watched it. What was the monsters' only weakness? They disappeared when exposed to sunlight!
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38. Bored during summer vacation? Why not go to...
  1. Daddy Day Camp
  2. Camp Cool Kids
  3. Camp Rock
  4. SpaceCamp
"SpaceCamp" (1986) follows a plot that is startlingly similar to what happened during the Challenger disaster in January 1986.
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39. Molly Ringwald looks especially beautiful wearing this color in...
  1. Pretty in Pink
  2. Moonstruck
  3. Mona Lisa
  4. Badass in Black
Molly Ringwald nearly didn't get the part in "Pretty in Pink" (1986). Paramount was shooting for Jennifer Beals, who had found fame after starring in "Flashdance".
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40. "Call home!"
  1. Friday the 13th
  2. Short Circuit
  3. Coming to America
  4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Why was Drew Barrymore cast as Gertie in "E.T." (1982)? Barrymore fibbed during her audition, telling Spielberg that she was a drummer in a punk rock band, The Purple People Eaters. Spielberg appreciated the lie. The rest is history!
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41. Tim Burton has a cameo in this film starring Paul Reubens.
  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  2. Planet of the Apes
  3. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  4. Alice in Wonderland
"Pee-wee’s Big Adventure" (1985) was so bizarre that Warner rolled it out on a regional basis. It turned out to be a hit, however, making nearly $41 million at the box office.
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42. "I put a spell on you and now you're mine."
  1. A League of Their Own
  2. Abra Cadabra
  3. Hocus Pocus
  4. Ever After
"Hocus Pocus" (1993) is now a cult classic, but it both flopped in the box office and was met with bad reviews by critics.
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43. In THIS movie, a T. rex's roar was created out of a mix of tiger, alligator, and baby elephant sounds.
  1. Point Break
  2. Sleepless in Seattle
  3. Jurassic Park
  4. Pretty Woman
"Jurassic Park" (1993) was shot on Hawaii’s Kauai Island. During the filming, Hurricane Iniki, the most powerful hurricane ever to hit Hawaii, struck the island.
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44. Searching for pirate treasure? Do it with the...
  1. Gatsbies
  2. Goonies
  3. Guppies
  4. Grannies
The 1985 movie, "The Goonies", follows a group of kids on a quest to find long-lost pirate treasure. The pirate map they used was made using coffee and real blood!
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45. THIS frightening classic helped establish Tim Burton as a legend!
  1. Beetlejuice
  2. Willow
  3. UHF
  4. The Last Starfighter
After the release of "Beetlejuice" (1988), makeup artists Ve Neill, Steve LaPorte, and Robert Short won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Makeup. Little wonder!
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46. A toaster, lamp, radio, electric blanket, and vacuum cleaner all star in...
  1. The 'Burbs
  2. An American Werewolf in London
  3. The Brave Little Toaster
  4. Desperately Seeking Susan
In "The Brave Little Toaster" (1987), various electrical apparatuses, a toaster included, try desperately to make their way back to “The Master”.
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47. "Indiana" in this Indiana Jones film is named after the dog of producer, George Lucas.
  1. Highlander
  2. St. Elmo's Fire
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  4. Flashdance
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) was the first Indiana Jones movie to be made. Producer, George Lucas, named Indiana Jones after his dog, the Alaskan Malamute, Indiana. Incidentally, Lucas also designed Chewbacca (think: "Star Wars") to resemble his dog.
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48. This sequel was released 46 years after the original!
  1. Before Sunset
  2. Toy Story 2
  3. Paddington 2
  4. Return to Oz
While "Return to Oz" (1985) was made 46 years after the original, "Bambi 2" (2006) was released 64 years after the original!
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49. This movie, the third of three such movies, was set in the Big Apple.
  1. The Muppets Take Montreal
  2. The Muppets Take Manhattan
  3. The Muppets Take Malibu
  4. The Muppets Take Montevideo
"The Muppets Take Manhattan" (1984) followed "The Muppet Movie" (1979) and "The Great Muppet Caper" (1981). Fun fact? In "The Muppets Take Manhattan", Martin Scorsese’s parents had roles as extras.
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50. Michael J. Fox goes by nearly the same name when he stars in...
  1. Little Women
  2. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  3. Life with Mikey
  4. The Piano
"Life With Mikey" (1993) stars Michael J. Fox as Mikey, a once-star, now-owner of a talent agency specializing in kids.
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