Blast from the Past: Can You Identify All These '80s Movies From Just One Image?

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Ana Todorovic

6 Min Quiz

Image: Universal Pictures & Amblin Entertainment/Lucasfilm/Dune Entertainment

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The '80s was a great time for movies, wasn't it? Back then, movie plots weren't as complicated as they are today; most of them could have been summarized into three sentences or less. There was an increased amount of nudity, which really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The movie rating PG-13 was also invented; at the time there was only PG and R. Rumor has it that this came about because of the films Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, both of which had more violence than was suitable for kids at the time.

Despite the people loving the advances made in the movie industry in that decade, many Hollywood professionals, including Quentin Tarantino, have said that it may have been the worst in cinematic history, at least in terms of the quality of the movies that were released. Great strides were made in the following genres: science fiction, action, and horror. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope helped show a need for and an appreciation of the kind of film in 1977, and it was continued during the '80s.

And while we can't seem to resist a walk down memory lane- as seen by our rambling of the '80s in film- will your brain be jogged enough to be able to name all the amazing '80s movies from a single image?

Can you pick the title that matches this scene?

It's no Citizen Kane, but nothing will beat Top Gun for great visuals, a terrific soundtrack, and snappy quotable lines.

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Pick the title that correlates to this scene:

If there's something strange in you neighborhood. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!

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Do you know which movie includes this scene?

Back to the Future was turned down by over 40 major movie networks. When it finally got picked up many edits were made and one suggestion was changing the title to 'Spaceman from Pluto' thankfully that one didn't go through.

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Pick the flick which features this scene.

Disney bought the rights to Star Wars franchise back in 2012 along with Lucasfilm for a staggering $4.05 billion dollars.

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Remember which movie gave the world this iconic image?

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised in The Blues Brothers.

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Match this pic to the correct flick.

The Breakfast Club has to be the most well known 80s movie of all time. The Brat Pack star in this famous film about 5 teens who learn about their peers lives in one afternoon stuck in detention.

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Identify the film that this scene comes from.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, won numerous awards and was nominated for 4 Oscars including best effects and art direction.

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Select the title that goes with this scene.

Lions and tigers and bears...oh my what is that over there?! Can it be? Aliens!

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Can you remember with picture featured this cast of characters?

Stand By Me is a classic coming-of-age movie that we really hope you've seen already and if you haven't ever seen it, we are judging you. The movie, released in 1986, takes plan in 1959 and is based on the novella by Stephen King called "The Body."

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Do you know which movie this image comes from?

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure in The Goonies!

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Choose the title that goes with this movie scene.

The Princess Bride is one the most beloved romantic comedies of the 80s. It has the perfect amount of humor and romance. If you haven't watched this movie 100 times already you are missing out!

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Can you select the movie that contains this clip?

In Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

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Name the movie that contains this moment.

This charming story about a boy who escapes to a magic world within an old book. A must see for people of all ages.

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Know which movie features this spooky scene?

In The Shining a family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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Which film featured this beloved crew?

Another classic 80s comedy starring Elizabeth Shue with the timeless line, 'Don't &%^# with the babysitter.'

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Remember which flick featured this sweet scene?

A girl's 'sweet' sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible in Sixteen Candles.

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Can you name the movie based only on this picture?

Oliver Stone wrote Scarface while battling an addiction to cocaine.

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Pick the film that correlates to this image.

A war movie directed by the great Stanley Kubrick, Matthew Modine stars at Private Joker and Vincent D'Onofrio as Private Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence.

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Think you know which movie goes with this image?

Director Ridley Scott achieved the famous 'shining eyes' effect by using a technique known as the 'Schüfftan Process' where light is bounced into the actors' eyes off a piece of half mirrored glass mounted at a forty five degree angle to the camera.

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Identify the movie from this screenshot.

Ferris knows how to have fun whether it be cutting class or hanging out with his friends he always knows how to make the most of every situation.

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Which classic horror film gave us this scene?

1986's Aliens is the sequel to the 1979 blockbuster Alien, both starring Sigourney Weaver as Officer Ripley.

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Remember which movie this image comes from?

In Die Hard, John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

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Can you match the movie to this picture?

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated in National Lampoon's Vacation.

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Choose the motion picture that gave us this moment.

Tim Burton guides a stellar cast including Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Winona Ryder through a comedy where a couple of ghosts have their home taken over by trendy yuppies.

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Do you know which movie this screenshot comes from?

Causing quite a bit of controversy when it was first released in 1980, Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins star as shipwrecked teens learning about love.

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Pick the title that correlates to this scene:

Road House is the stuff that B-movie legends are made of. Patrick Swayze's Dalton is perhaps the only Mercedes-driving, philosophy-majoring bouncer at a rowdy Southern bar in history.

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Do you know which movie includes this scene?

The rivalry between two gangs, the poor greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other in The Outsiders.

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Pick the flick which features this scene.

E.T. phone home... E.T. has grossed over $400,000,000 dollars since it was released in 1982.

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Remember which movie gave the world this iconic image?

Imagine being afraid to fly and then having to help land the plane yourself? You might be yelling a little more than just, Airplane!

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Match this pic to the correct flick.

In Dead Poet's Society English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective.

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Identify the film that this scene comes from.

'Come with me if you want to live....'

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Select the title that goes with this scene.

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances 'Baby' Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle in this hit 80's film Dirty Dancing!

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Can you remember with picture featured this cast of characters?

If I was Michael and Sam, I would convince my family to move as far away from California as possible.

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Do you know which movie this image comes from?

In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids in Heathers.

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Choose the title that goes with this movie scene.

Could you imagine living in a world without computers and civilized society? I can't, glad we are not living in a post-apocalyptic world.

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Can you select the movie that contains this clip?

Raiders of the Lost Ark alone has grossed over $200 million dollars since its release in 1981.

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Name the movie that contains this moment.

Do you think you would have what it takes to protect an entire community in a post apocalyptic world?

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Know which movie features this spooky scene?

Director John Carpenter created an excessively gory masterpiece of suspenseful storytelling in The Thing.

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Choose the motion picture that gave us this moment.

He who controls the spice controls the universe!

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Think you know which movie goes with this image?

'Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important.'

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Can you name the movie based only on this picture?

A prince from Africa goes to America to find his future wife since he does not want to marry the brainwashed women his parents picked for him.

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Pick the film that correlates to this image.

Lane, an emotional teenager, decides it's better to commit suicide than to face another day feeling rejected by his ex-girlfriend. Thankfully, he gives up the attempt and decides to become a better man than the guy she fell for. If you or someone you know struggles with suicidal thoughts, there is help. Call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800) 273-8255 to reach a skilled, trained counselor 24/7.

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Remember which flick featured this scary scene?

I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy....

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Can you pick the title that matches this scene?

Would you go left or right? Well, we wouldn't go either in this tale of a 16-year old girl who is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King.

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Identify the movie from this screenshot.

'We're going to get you. We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep.'

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Which classic horror film gave us this scene?

An all-star cast including Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, and Ray Walston, Fast Times at Ridgemont High also debuts future stars including Nicholas Cage, Eric Stoltz, and Anthony Edwards.

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Remember which movie this image comes from?

'You'll be carrying the stink of the streets with you for the rest of your life!' I like the stink of the streets. It makes me feel good. And I like the smell of it, it opens up my lungs. And it gives me a hard-on.'

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Can you match the movie to this picture?

An iconic buddy/cop movie that spawned three sequels, Lethal Weapon is a cut above the standard action movie.

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Which film featured this beloved crew?

Another classic from director John Hughes, Weird Science is basically what happens if Frankenstein were to take place in the 1980s and legend has it that Hughes wrote this film in only two days.

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Do you know which movie this screenshot comes from?

The Indiana Jones franchise is estimated to be worth over a billion dollars.

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