Quiz: Can You Guess The 80s Movie Based On It's IMDB Description?

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Prepare for a major 80s flashback!

Find out how well you really remember the 1980s by matching up the plot descriptions from IMDB to movie titles like Coming to America.

 Mar 11, 2018

1 of 20Name this movie!

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Cop
First Blood
The Outsiders

2 of 20Name this movie!

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Rain Man
The Lost Boys
Weird Science

3 of 20Name this movie!

A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
Beetlejuice
Do the Right Thing
Poltergeist

4 of 20Name this movie!

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Big
Caddyshack
Batman

5 of 20Name this movie!

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.
The Untouchables
The Karate Kid
Sixteen Candles

6 of 20Name this movie!

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
The Thing
Return of the Jedi
Footloose

7 of 20Name this movie!

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Coming to America
Full Metal Jacket
Top Gun

8 of 20Name this movie!

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Raging Bull
Scarface
A Nightmare on Elm Street

9 of 20Name this movie!

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
The Princess Bride
Blue Velvet
Sixteen Candles

10 of 20Name this movie!

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Flashdance
Twins
Top Gun

11 of 20Name this movie!

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Blade Runner
The Goonies
Dirty Dancing

12 of 20Name this movie!

A man must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Die Hard
Blade Runner
Ghostbusters

13 of 20Name this movie!

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Back to the Future
Gremlins
The Breakfast Club

14 of 20Name this movie!

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

15 of 20Name this movie!

A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines.
Platoon
Stand by Me
The Terminator

16 of 20Name this movie!

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Gremlins
The Shining
The Breakfast Club

17 of 20Name this movie!

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
The Outsiders
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Coming to America

18 of 20Name this movie!

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
First Blood
The Karate Kid
Back to the Future

19 of 20Name this movie!

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Weird Science
The Lost Boys
Ghostbusters

20 of 20Name this movie!

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.
Poltergeist
Scarface
Die Hard
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