Can You Fill in the Missing Word from the Popular '80s Film Title?

Jouviane Alexandre

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Are you a '80s film aficionado? Take this quiz to find out.

The '80s were chock full of movies that drew audiences into theaters. Some movies were purely for fun, and some ignited fear into moviegoers. Regardless of the outcome, these '80s movies were good enough to be remembered for decades. So, whether you saw them when they first came out or caught them recently on Netflix or Hulu, you're likely to recognize these movie titles.

'80sblockbuster films included "The Terminator," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Pretty in Pink," with Molly Ringwald; and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," starring Harrison Ford. Let's hope that you knew that Arnold was a Terminator, Molly wore pink, not blue; and Indiana Jones was at the Temple of Doom, not the Temple of Athena, or you're in trouble on this quiz.

Assuming we've given you a sort of cheat sheet here (at least for three movies), you might be ready to test your knowledge with this quiz of 35 popular movie titles. If you don't feel you're ready to take the quiz quite yet, you might want to do a bit of studying up or binge watch a bunch of '80s favorites.

If you're ready to test your knowledge, though, let's get started.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The _____ starring Jack Nicholson is about a father who is goaded into violence by an evil spirit.

"The Shining" is a 1980 film based on a novel by Stephen King. The film stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance. It also Shelley Duvall and Scatman Crothers.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ Times at Ridgemont High is about a group of California high schoolers.

"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" is a 1982 film about a group of high school students in Southern California. The film stars Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judge Reinhold.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Blade _____ is a film starring Harrison Ford, about a man hunting down a group of extra terrestrials.

"Blade Runner" is the 1972 film starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. The film is based on a novel by Philip K. Dick. A sequel is scheduled to be released in late 2017.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ Dancing, a fictional love story starring Patrick Swayze.

"Dirty Dancing" is a 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The film is about a young, sheltered girl who learns to dance and falls in love with the dance instructor at an update New York resort.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The _____, a film about gang rivalry between the Socs and Greasers.

The 1973 film, "The Outsiders," is based on a novel by S.E. Hinton. The film had many big Hollywood names, such as Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, and Tom Cruise. It was about two rival gangs in California.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The _____ Bride, a film about a young boy whose grandfather reads him a fantasy story.

"The Princess Bride" is a 1987 film based on the 1973 novel by William Goldman. The film stars Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Wright. It was admitted into the National Film Registry in 2016.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The _____ Club, a high school drama starring Molly Ringwald.

"The Breakfast Club" is a popular 1985 film about five teens spending a Saturday morning in detention. It is an iconic 'brat pack' film, starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Ally Sheedy.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ to the Future stars Michael J. Fox as a high school student who travels to the past.

"Back to the Future" is a 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox. He plays a high school student who travels 30 years into the past. The film also stars Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Full Metal _____, a film about a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War.

"Full Metal Jacket" is a 1987 film starring Matthew Modine and Vincent D'Onofrio. The film is about U.S. Marines and their struggles during the Vietnam War.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ Magnolias, a film about sisterhood and friendship starring Julia Roberts.

"Steel Magnolias" is a 1989 film about a group of women living in the South. The film is based on the novel by Robert Harling. It carried a lot of big names, such as Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, and Julia Roberts.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ Candles, a film starring Molly Ringwald as a teenager whose family forgets her birthday.

"Sixteen Candles" is a 1984 film starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Justin Henry. The film is considered another 'brat pack' classic and is about a teenager whose family forgets her 16th birthday.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Raiders of the _____ Ark, an adventure film about Indiana Jones.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" was an adventure film released in 1981. It starred Harrison Ford. The film was about the story of Indiana Jones, and went on to gross over $389 million.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The _____ Kid, an action film starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.

"The Karate Kid" was a 1984 film starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. It was about a high school student who learned karate to deal with a bully.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ Gun, an action film starring Tom Cruise.

Top Gun was a1986 film starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Kelly McGillis. It is about a naval pilot who begins training at a weapons school.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The ______ Story, a fantasy film about a boy who discovers a new world in a book.

"The NeverEnding Story" is a 1984 film based on the novel by Michael Ende. It is about a young boy who discovers a fantasy world in the pages of a book. The film stars Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, and Tami Stronach.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Ferris Bueller's _____ Off, a high school comedy starring Matthew Broderick.

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is a popular film from 1986 about a high school student who ditches school. It stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, and Mia Sara.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: ______ Lampoon's Vacation, a film about the Griswold family's trip.

"National Lampoon's Vacation" is a 1983 film about the Griswold family, who plan to take a cross-country trip to an amusement park. It stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Imogene Coca.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ Hard, an action film starring Bruce Willis as an NYPD officer.

"Die Hard" is a popular 1988 action film starring Bruce Willis. It is about John McClane, an NYPD officer who goes head to head against a terrorist. The film also stars Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: A _____ on Elm Street, a horror film about teenagers who are killed in their dreams.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" is a 1984 horror film about serial killer Freddy Krueger, who haunts a group of teenagers and kills them in their sleep. The film stars John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, and Heather Langenkamp.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ of the Corn, a horror film about a couple who come across a religious cult.

"Children of the Corn" is a 1984 horror film starring Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton. It is about a couple who, after moving to a new town, come across a group of children who believe all adults must be murdered.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The _____ Brothers, a comedy film about an ex-con who puts together a band to raise money.

"The Blues Brothers" is a 1980 comedy film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Originally made from a "Saturday Night Live" sketch, the film is about two brothers who form a band in order to raise money to save an orphanage.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The Blue _____, a drama film about two kids who are stuck on an island together.

"The Blue Lagoon" is a 1980 film starring Brook Shields and Christopher Atkins. It is about two kids who are stuck on an island together, with no adults or rescue in sight.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ the 13th, a horror film about a group of camp counselors.

"Friday the 13th" is a 1980 horror film about camp counselors who are attempting to open a campground, but are being hunted by Jason, a serial killer. The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, and Harry Crosby.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Who _____ Roger Rabbit, an animated film about a rabbit accused of murder.

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is a film about an animated rabbit that has been framed and accused of murder. The film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, and Charles Fleischer.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ Poets Society, the story of an English teacher who uses poetry to relate to his students.

"Dead Poets Society" is the 1989 film starring Robin Williams as English teacher John Keating. In the film, Keating uses poetry to get the students in his class to express themselves. The film also stars Robert Sean Leaonard and Ethan Hawke.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: The Little ______, an animated Disney film about a redheaded​ girl who lives under the sea.

"The Little Mermaid" is an animated Disney film that was released in 1989. It is about an underwater princess, Ariel, who makes a deal so she can go on land and meet her prince.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Licence to _____, a James Bond film where he seeks to avenge his friend from the CIA.

"Licence to Kill" is one of the installments in the James Bond film series. The 1989 film has Bond going after a drug lord who ordered an attack on his friend and wife. The film stars Timothy Dalton and Carey Lowell.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Pretty in _____, a film starring Molly Ringwald during which​ she falls for a wealthy classmate.

"Pretty in Pink" is a 1986 film about a poor girl who falls for a wealthy classmate. Another brat pack film, the movie stars Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ of Endearment, a film about a mother/daughter duo starring Shirley MacLaine.

"Terms of Endearment" is a 1983 film starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger. The film shows the relationship between a mother/daughter duo over the span of decades. It won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (MacLaine), and Best Supporting Actor for Jack Nicholson.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: First _____, a Sylvester Stallone film about John Rambo.

"First Blood" is a 1982 film about former army vet John Rambo. The first film in the '"Rambo" series, it shows the main character going against corrupt cops in a small town. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ to America, a film about an African prince looking to find a wife in America.

"Coming to America" is a 1988 film about a young African prince who comes to America to find a wife. It stars Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Raging _____, a drama film about a successful boxer whose personal life begins to crumble.

"Raging Bull" a 1980 film about boxer Jake LaMotta. The film is an adaptation of the biographical novel written by LaMotta. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta and Joe Pesci as his brother, Joey.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: _____ Business, a comedy film about a Chicago teen who is left alone at home.

"Risky Business" is a 1983 film about a teenager, Joel Goodson, who is left alone at home and gets caught in some... risky business. The film stars Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: Lethal _____, a crime film about two police officers who are forced to work together as partners.

"Lethal Weapon" is a 1987 action film starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. It is about two LAPD detectives who are forced to work together to stop a drug smuggling operation.

Fill in the missing word from this popular '80s film: When Harry _____ Sally..., a rom-com about two friends seeking to find out if men and women can be "just friends."

"When Harry Met Sally..." is a 1989 film starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. It is about two friends who meet over the span of 12 years and eventually fall in love with one another.

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