Best 80s Movie Trivia

Movies made in the 80s came from some of the most totally awesome original cinematic stories of all time. They were so enjoyable that today’s children and teenagers are still scarfing down some of these gnarly Hollywood classics. Because of this, any age can play this trivia game.

This era of excellent filmmaking saw the invention of the PG-13 rating, computer animation entering the special effects arena, and some of the biggest hairstyles since the renaissance wigs! We here at appreciate the 80s movies’ contributions to pop culture and challenge you to find out how much of an 80s movie guru you are. So, brush up on your knowledge by watching a few 80s flicks, and we wish you luck.

Best 80s movie trivia 

Some of these will be a breeze for you to answer. Some are more obscure. You can jump to whichever subject you feel most equipped to answer first through these links.

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1. When Ferris Bueller ditched school, what test did he miss?

  1. Animal Biology
  2. European Socialism
  3. Trigonometry
  4. Economics

2. When Elliot’s brother doesn’t believe him and is trying to tell him he saw something else, what does he suggest he saw?

  1. Stray dog
  2. Alligator
  3. Boa constrictor
  4. Komodo Dragon

3. Which of these 80s films did Steven Spielberg direct?

  1. Poltergeist
  2. Always
  3. Gremlins
  4. The Goonies

4. Which of these movies was released in the 80s?

  1. Dead Poets Society
  2. Total Recall
  3. Pretty Woman
  4. Back to the Future Part III

5. How many Police Academy movies were there in the 1980s?

  1. Six
  2. Four
  3. Five
  4. Three

6. In which 80s sci-fi film did Jennifer Aniston make her acting debut?

  1. Ghostbusters
  2. Mac and Me
  3. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  4. Explorers

7. In the Masters of the Universe movie, who played Skeletor?

  1. Val Kilmer
  2. Frank Langella
  3. Jack Nicholson
  4. Christopher Lee

8. In which 80s western film did Tom Cruise make a cameo?

  1. Silverado
  2. The Long Riders
  3. Pale Rider
  4. Young Guns

9. Which of these 80s classics didn’t star Elisabeth Shue?

  1. Cocktail
  2. Adventures in Babysitting
  3. The Karate Kid
  4. Back to the Future

10. Which of these 80s movies stars Bill Pullman?

  1. The Terminator
  2. Ruthless People
  3. Weird Science
  4. Aliens



1. Which of these quotes isn’t a line of dialogue from the 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Commando?

  1. “I lied.”
  2. “He had to split.”
  3. “Don’t disturb my friend, he’s dead tired.”
  4. “I let him go.”

2. According to school secretary Grace, why do “the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies…all love Ferris Bueller”?

  1. They think he’s a cool dude.
  2. They think he’s a sweet dude.
  3. They think he might be single.
  4. They think he’s a righteous dude.

3. Which of these is NOT a quote from Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film Wall Street?

  1. “Greed is good.”
  2. “If you need a friend, get a dog.”
  3. “I look at a hundred deals a day. I pick one.”
  4. “Lunch is for wimps.”

4. Which of these is not a tagline from an 80s movie?

  1. “The dancing’s over. Now it gets dirty.”
  2. “Size does not matter.”
  3. “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”
  4. “Man is the warmest place to hide.”

5. What is the most famous of the classic blunders, according to Vizzini in The Princess Bride?

  1. Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
  2. Never rub another man’s rhubarb.
  3. Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.
  4. Never rub another man’s rhubarb.

6. Which 80s film does this quote come from: “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.”?

  1. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  2. Airplane
  3. Dirty Dancing
  4. Pretty in Pink

7. Name the movie this quote came from: “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”?

  1. The Breakfast Club
  2. The Princess Bride
  3. Dangerous Liaisons
  4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

8. What film did this quote come from: “Carpe Diem boys. Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary.”?

  1. Dead Poet’s Society
  2. The Neverending Story
  3. Driving Miss Daisy
  4. Full Metal Jacket

9. What film did this quote come from: “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

  1. Star Wars
  2. Caddyshack
  3. Back to the Future
  4. The Wizard

10. Where did the following quote come from: “Don’t mind her. She’s still upset because somebody dropped a house on her sister.”

  1. Howard the Duck
  2. Dark Crystal
  3. Beetlejuice
  4. Flashdance


Soundtrack Trivia

1. Which of these films doesn’t feature a song by Kenny Loggins?

  1. Footloose
  2. Caddyshack
  3. Beverly Hills Cop
  4. Top Gun

2. In which movie was Deniece Williams’ hit single “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” featured?

  1. The Untouchables
  2. Footloose
  3. Robocop
  4. Tron

3. What movie featured the song “Oh Yeah” by Yello?

  1. E.T.
  2. The Breakfast Club
  3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  4. Back to the Future

4. Which of these films features a song by Starship?

  1. Electric Dreams
  2. Mannequin
  3. Earth Girls Are Easy
  4. Legend

5. What movie featured the song “Hazy Shade of Winter” by the Bangles?

  1. Robocop
  2. Less than Zero
  3. The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  4. Cat People

6. Which film featured the song “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel?

  1. Say Anything
  2. Dirty Dancing
  3. Pretty in Pink
  4. Weird Science

7. What movie featured the song Kenny Loggins’s hit single “Danger Zone”?

  1. Back to the Future
  2. Lethal Weapon
  3. Gremlins
  4. Top Gun

8. Which film features the hit song “I Melt With You” by Modern English?

  1. Valley Girl
  2. The Goonies
  3. Desperately Seeking Susan
  4. Flashdance

9. What movie did “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes feature in?

  1. Big
  2. Full Metal Jacket
  3. An Officer and a Gentleman
  4. Can’t Buy Me Love

10. Which film featured the song “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin?

  1. Footloose
  2. Top Gun
  3. Vacation
  4. The Terminator


Animated Movie Trivia

1. Which of these films was NOT produced by Disney?

  1. The Little Mermaid
  2. The Black Cauldron
  3. Castle in the Sky
  4. The Fox and the Hound

2. In the 1988 Disney film Oliver & Company, what was the name of the fun-loving sunglasses-wearing mutt?

  1. Donny Daschund
  2. Artful Dodger
  3. Mad Dog
  4. Copper

3. In The Land Before Time, what was the name of the pterodactyl?

  1. Pecker
  2. Pattie
  3. Petrie
  4. Piper

4. Who voiced Ariel in Disney’s classic animated film, The Little Mermaid?

  1. Olivia Newton-John
  2. Gwen Stefani
  3. Jodi Benson
  4. Celine Dion

5. Which of these little-known facts is NOT true about the 1988 Touchstone film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

  1. It was the most expensive movie ever made at the time of its release.
  2. Danny Devito made a split-second cameo in the film.
  3. The film broke records for the longest credits sequence.
  4. The film sent Bart Simpson to stardom.

6. Which of these 80s animated movies about animals was produced by Disney?

  1. The Secret of Nimh
  2. The Great Mouse Detective
  3. An American Tail
  4. The Last Unicorn

7. All of the following are names of Ariel’s sisters except:

  1. Aquata
  2. Arista
  3. Attina
  4. Andrea

8. What are the names of Sykes’ dogs in the Disney animated film Oliver & Company?

  1. Roscoe and Desoto
  2. Brutus and Spike
  3. Alpha and Omega
  4. Fagin and Charlie

9. In Disney’s classic animated film The Fox and the Hound, which famous actor voices Copper as an adult?

  1. Tom Hanks
  2. Mickey Rooney
  3. Kurt Russell
  4. Jeff Bridges

10. Basil, from The Great Mouse Detective, is inspired by:

  1. Sherlock Holmes
  2. Inspector Clouseau
  3. Jack Irish
  4. Auguste Dupin



General- 1.) B 2.) A 3.) B 4.) A 5.) A 6.) B 7.) B 8.) 9.) 10.) B

Quotes- 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) A 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) C

Soundtrack- 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) B 5.) B 6.) A 7.) D 8.) A 9.) C 10.) B

Animated Movie- 1.) C 2.) B 3.) C 4.) C 5.) B 6.) B 7.) D 8.) A 9.) C 10.) A