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1980s Movie Trivia

If you grew up on cinema in the 1980s you know it had a certain charm underneath all of the clichés. For those of you who grew up on these films, or found them later on, you'll love our 1980s movie trivia questions in our quiz below. You may have been raised on these movies, but when it comes right down to it, do you remember all of the important details?

Test your skills and see if you can remember famous flicks from 80s icons like Steven Spielberg, John Hughes, and Robert Zemeckis. Take a crack at our 80s movie trivia quiz by clicking the start button below.

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What city does Ferris explore in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'?

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Which isn’t a song on the 'Labyrinth' soundtrack?

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What was the name of the child actor who portrayed Danny in 'The Shining'?

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What was the name of the office building in 'Die Hard'?

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Gelflings are a race from which 1983 movie?

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What movie brought us the term 'bunny boiler'?

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Which Indiana Jones movie was released in 1984?

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What was the name of the computer that took over the world in 'Terminator'?

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What year could you first call the Ghostbusters?

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How long did 'Sixteen Candles' take to write?

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Who are Lydia's parents in 'Beetlejuice'?

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Which apocalyptic action franchise was rebooted in 2015?

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Who produced 'Romancing the Stone'?

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Which movie shows a small town learning to dance again?

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Which isn't a rule for taking care of Mogwai?

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1980s Movie Trivia Questions
  • What was Raymond and Charlie’s surname in ‘Rain Man’?
  • Which isn’t a rule for taking care of Mogwai?
  • What candy does Elliot use to lure out E.T.?
  • What was the name of the computer that took over the world in ‘Terminator’?
  • What city does Ferris explore in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’?
  • Who asks to borrow underpants in ‘Sixteen Candles’?
  • Which apocalyptic action franchise was rebooted in 2015?
  • What year could you first call the Ghostbusters?
  • Which Indiana Jones movie was released in 1984?
  • What is Doc Brown’s first name in ‘Back to the Future’?
  • How long did ‘Sixteen Candles’ take to write?
  • How many films in the ‘Halloween’ franchise were released between 1980 and 1989 inclusive?
  • Who produced ‘Romancing the Stone’?
  • What movie brought us the term ‘bunny boiler’?
  • What Miyazaki animated movie captured hearts in 1988?
  • Gelflings are a race from which 1983 movie?
  • What was the name of the child actor who portrayed Danny in ‘The Shining’?
  • Which movie shows a small town learning to dance again?
  • Which 1982 horror has its villain communicate with the family’s daughter through the tv set?
  • Which 1980 movie declared “Don’t Call Me Shirley!”
  • Who directed ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’?
  • Who was in detention for skipping school in ‘The Breakfast Club’?
  • What was the name of the office building in ‘Die Hard’?
  • Who are Lydia’s parents in ‘Beetlejuice’?
  • Which isn’t a song on the ‘Labyrinth’ soundtrack?