Film Quiz Friday: Acceptable In The 80s

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How well do you know 1980s movie taglines? This week’s film quiz tests your knowledge of films from that decade and beyond.


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Now, remember – it’s a long weekend, so do try and make this week’s film quiz last. That said, by the way you’re getting through that Easter chocolate, there probably isn’t going to be much left come Tuesday morning, so tuck in! On the menu this week, we’ve got three rounds on movies past and present, including some famous taglines from 1980s movies.

Once you’ve finished all 30 questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and if you’ve got love for us, got hugs for us, or would do other non-specific things for us, you are Calvin Harris and we claim our five pounds.


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 1991 – Who plays Captain Hook in Hook?
  2. 2004 – “You’ve got red on you” is a famous quote from which British comedy movie?
  3. 1979 – Born this week, whose characters include Dracula, Gaston, and Bard The Bowman?
  4. 2013 – In which post-apocalyptic action film do Tom Cruise and Andrea Riseborough play a maintenance team on an abandoned Earth?
  5. 1998 – Mewtwo Strikes Back is the subtitle of which anime movie?
  6. 2001 – Who plays Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’s Diary and its sequels?
  7. 1972 – Which British animation studio was founded in Bristol 50 years ago this week?
  8. 2021 – Who made their screen debut the earliest – Godzilla or King Kong?
  9. 1996 – Also born this week, Abigail Breslin was Oscar-nominated for playing Olive Hoover in which 2006 comedy?
  10. 2009 – Which of the Spice Girls cameos as Jason Statham’s mum in Crank 2: High Voltage?


ROUND TWO – 1980s Movie Taglines

Who you gonna call? Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning? These aren’t questions from this round, but can you name a movie from each year of the 1980s only by its tagline?

  1. “They’ll never get caught. They’re on a mission from God.” (1980)
  2. “With wings on their heels and hope in their hearts” (1981)
  3. “Man is the warmest place to hide.” (1982)
  4. “He loved the American Dream. With a vengeance.” (1983)
  5. “Does for rock and roll what The Sound Of Music did for hills.” (1984)
  6. “If you can’t get a date, make one!” (1985)
  7. “He’s survived the most hostile and primitive land known to man. Now all he’s got to do is make it through a week in New York.” (1986)
  8. “The future of law enforcement.” (1987)
  9. “He’s guaranteed to put some life in your afterlife.” (1988)
  10. “The dancing’s over. Now it gets dirty.” (1989)



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. Who directed the films The Cable Guy, Zoolander, and Tropic Thunder?
  2. Complete the title of the 1995 threequel – Die Hard With A
  3. Which 2007 mystery thriller stars Jim Carrey as an animal control officer who is vexed by two digits?
  4. Which singer-songwriter is the subject of the 1993 music biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It?
  5. Judy Hopps is the main character in which Disney animated movie of the 2010s?
  6. 2017’s The Disaster Artist is about the making of which infamous 2003 indie film?
  7. What word goes after Mystic, Red, and Wind to make the name of three different films?
  8. Which 1981 car-racing comedy connects Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, and Jackie Chan?
  9. What is the name of Jafar’s parrot, voiced by Gilbert Gottfried in 1992’s Aladdin?
  10. And finally, which 2018 film follows an Easter egg hunt inside a massive multiplayer simulation called the OASIS?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). We’ll be back next Friday with another quiz, but until then, let us know your scores did in the comments below!

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