Classic 80s Movies Trivia Quiz – 15 Questions And Answers

Step back in time to the neon-soaked era of big hair, iconic soundtracks, and unforgettable storytelling. Welcome to the Classic 80s Movies Trivia Quiz, where we’ll take you on a nostalgic journey through the golden age of cinema! Get ready to test your knowledge of the most beloved and influential films that defined an entire generation.

The 1980s was a decade known for its blockbuster hits, quirky comedies, and groundbreaking special effects. From action-packed adventures to heartfelt coming-of-age stories, this quiz will challenge your memory and love for the iconic movies that continue to captivate audiences to this day.

So, dust off your VCR, grab your popcorn, and get ready to relive the magic of movies like never before. Each question will be followed by multiple-choice options, and it’s up to you to choose the correct answer that will propel you closer to the coveted title of 80s movie trivia expert!

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  1. Who directed the 1985 film “Back to the Future”?
    • Robert Zemeckis
    • Steven Spielberg
    • George Lucas
    • John Hughes
    The correct answer is Robert Zemeckis.
    Robert Zemeckis directed the classic time-travel movie starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
  2. In the movie “The Breakfast Club,” what was the reason for each character’s detention?
    • All skipped class
    • Various reasons
    • All cheated on a test
    • All were late to school
    The correct answer is Various reasons.
    Each character in the film had a different reason for being in detention, which helped to highlight their diverse backgrounds and personalities.
  3. What is the name of the fictional band in the 1986 movie “Pretty in Pink”?
    • Otis Day and the Knights
    • Andie’s band
    • The Rave-Ups
    • The Flounders
    The correct answer is Andie’s band.
    Andie’s band is the name of the band that Andie, Duckie, and their friends form in the movie.
  4. What is the name of the main character in the 1984 movie “Footloose”?
    • Willard Hewitt
    • Ariel Moore
    • Ren McCormack
    • Chuck Cranston
    The correct answer is Ren McCormack.
    Ren McCormack, played by Kevin Bacon, is the main character who moves to a small town where dancing is banned.

  1. In the 1982 film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” what does E.T. use to phone home?
    • Rotary Phone
    • Walkie Talkie
    • Speak & Spell
    • CB Radio
    The correct answer is Speak & Spell.
    E.T. uses a Speak & Spell toy to create a makeshift communication device to contact his home planet.
  2. Which 1980s movie featured the quote “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”?
    • Sixteen Candles
    • The Breakfast Club
    • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    The correct answer is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
    This quote is spoken by the title character, Ferris Bueller, in the 1986 film.
  3. In the movie “The Goonies,” what is the name of the pirate whose treasure the kids are searching for?
    • Captain Kidd
    • One-Eyed Willy
    • Long John Silver
    • Blackbeard
    The correct answer is One-Eyed Willy.
    One-Eyed Willy is the pirate whose treasure the kids are seeking in the 1985 adventure film.
  4. What is the name of the high school in the 1988 movie “Heathers”?
    • Riverdale High School
    • Sherwood High School
    • Westerburg High School
    • Hawthorne High School
    The correct answer is Westerburg High School.
    Westerburg High School is the setting for the dark comedy “Heathers,” which stars Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.
  5. In the 1984 movie “Ghostbusters,” what is the name of the giant marshmallow mascot that terrorizes New York City?
    • Pillsbury Doughboy
    • Jolly Green Giant
    • Michelin Man
    • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    The correct answer is Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
    Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is the giant, destructive mascot that the Ghostbusters must defeat in the film.
  6. Who played the character of Sarah Connor in the 1984 movie “The Terminator”?
    • Sigourney Weaver
    • Linda Hamilton
    • Jamie Lee Curtis
    • Sharon Stone
    The correct answer is Linda Hamilton.
    Linda Hamilton played the role of Sarah Connor, the mother of future resistance leader John Connor, in the film.
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  1. What 1980s movie features a character named Ferris who takes a day off from school?
    • Sixteen Candles
    • The Breakfast Club
    • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    The correct answer is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a 1986 comedy film starring Matthew Broderick as the title character.
  2. What song does Tom Cruise’s character dance to in his underwear in the movie “Risky Business”?
    • Satisfaction
    • Born to Be Wild
    • Rock You Like a Hurricane
    • Old Time Rock and Roll
    The correct answer is Old Time Rock and Roll.
    Tom Cruise’s character dances to “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger in the 1983 film.
  3. In the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing,” what is the name of the resort where Baby and her family spend their summer vacation?
    • Catskills Lodge
    • Mountain Lake Resort
    • Kellerman’s
    • Dirty Dancing Resort
    The correct answer is Kellerman’s.
    Kellerman’s is the fictional resort where Baby, played by Jennifer Grey, falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze.
  4. Which actor starred as Tony Montana in the 1983 movie?
    • Al Pacino
    • Robert De Niro
    • Marlon Brando
    • Jack Nicholson
    The correct answer is Al Pacino.
    Al Pacino played Tony Montana in the gangster movie Scarface.
  5. Which 80’s movie featured the characters Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown?
    • The Goonies
    • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    • Back to the Future
    • The Breakfast Club
    The correct answer is Back to the Future.
    Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown were the main charactors in Back to the Future parts1, 2 and 3.
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