Are you a fan of movies? Sure you are that’s why you are here. I don’t know about anyone else but I love watching movies and I might have watched almost all the amazing movies. Even the iconic movies of previous decades! So I guess it’s safe to say that I know a thing or two about the movies. Name any period and I will give you my insights into the movies of that time. Yes, I am that big of a movie fan!
So I guess I have established that you have come to the right place if you want anything related to movies. Today’s topic of interest is the 80s movies!
The 80s was an amazing timeline for the movies and fashion as well. So here we are will our full knowledge and some trivia questions about the 80s movies. Whether you are a big movie fan or you are hosting an 80s movie-themed party, you will surely enjoy our article. Here we have listed some of the best 80s movie trivia questions that you will enjoy asking as well as answering.
So go ahead and take a look at the following list of 80s movie trivia questions and try to answer them and later ask these questions to your friends as well.
80s Movie Trivia Questions And Answers
Which 80s movie was Alan Rickman’s first feature film role? Die Hard
The 1988 film grossed over $140 million worldwide and turned Bruce Willis into an action star. Before then he had been known only as a comedy actor. Willis filmed the comedy television series Moonlighting at the same time as Die Hard. Beethoven’s Ode to Joy is the terrorist’s theme song in the movie, and Rickman can be seen humming the song during his elevator scene with Mr. Takagi.
Which 80s movie spawned 6 sequels and a T.V. series? Police Academy
The comedy film grossed $146 million worldwide and became the sixth highest grossing film of 1984. The film was inspired by real life police cadets. During the filming of The Right Stuff Paul Maslansky witnessed a diverse group of police cadets ineffectively doing crowd control for the filming. He found the situation humorous, and that night he wrote up two pages to give to the Ladd Company. They loved the concept and agreed to develop the movie.
Which 80’s movie was the first to become a hit largely due to MTV? Flashdance
The 1983 film had a decent opening weekend but the soundtrack was what catapulted the film to success. The movie’s music producers and artists worked quickly to make music videos so that they could air on MTV. This was especially significant because the video was not released during summer or winter holiday periods, was not rated R, and did not have any major celebrities involved. The movie became a massive hit and grossed over $100 million worldwide. The method of presenting sequences of the actual movie as a music video also largely influenced later 80s movies like Top Gun.
“I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley”
Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) in Airplane
The 1980 film was a parody of the disaster film genre. It grossed over $83 million dollars in the U.S. and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.
“Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?” (Hint: They’re not on a plane.)
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Raiders of The Lost Ark
The 1981 film was the first installment in the Indiana Jones series starring Harrison Ford. It was the year’s top grossing film and was nominated for nine Academy Awards.
“We came. We saw. We kicked its ass.”
Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) in Ghostbusters
The 1984 supernatural comedy film grossed more than $95 million worldwide when it was released and was nominated for two Oscars.
“Don’t mess with the bull, young man. You’ll get the horns.”
Richard “Dick” Vernon (Paul Gleason) in The Breakfast Club
The 1985 classic coming-of-age film starring the iconic Brat Pack earned $51.5 million on a $1 million budget.
“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The 1986 film was one of the top grossing films of the year and earned $70.1 million. The screenplay of the film was written in less than a week and was a tribute to the city of Chicago.
“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”
Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) in The Princess Bride
The 1987 film was based on a 1973 novel of the same name. Cary Elwes (Westley) and Mandy Patinkin (Inigo) both learned left-and right handed fencing. They did all of the fencing in the sword fight scenes. However, stunt doubles were used for the two somersaults.
80s Sports Trivia Questions
This RB, who fashionably rocked the jheri curl and Rec-Specs, holds the NFL record for most rushing yards during the 1980’s. Who is he?
What MLB team is the only one to win more than one World Series title in the 1980’s?
The Los Angeles Lakers represented the Western Conference in the NBA Finals in 8 of the 10 years of the 80’s. The other two times the Western Conference was represented in the Finals, it was done by this particular team. Who are they?
Who was the only WR to win the Heisman Trophy during the 1980s?
This NFL franchise was the only AFC team to win the Super Bowl in the 1980s. Who are they?
What slugger and member of the 500 HR Club is the only player to win the NL MVP Award 3 times during the 80s?
What NBA Hall of Famer, who played for the Denver Nuggets, scored the most points during the decade of the 1980s?
In 1985, this team became the lowest seeded team ever to win an NCAA basketball title. Who are they?
This Hall of Fame WR holds the record for most receptions (106) in season during the 1980s. It actually was the NFL record until 1992, when it was broken by Sterling Sharpe.
What program captured a total of 3 NCAA AP Championships during the 1980s, which is the most by any team?
80s Music Trivia Questions
Who sang the title track of the late 80s James Bond film license to kill?
The Magic Number was a 1989 hit for the band De La Soul. Which album of theirs did it appear on?
Which 80s Clash song, when re-released in 1991, went straight to number one in the UK?
Which Duran Duran song opened with a sample of laughter from the keyboardist’s girlfriend?
Complete the Kate Bush lyric, from her 1985 song Hounds of Love: Now the hounds of love are hunting. I’ve always been a coward
What was the band’s name who scored mid 80’s a good hype?
Which band, apart from Ultravox, did Midge Ure enjoy chart success with during the 1980’s? (not Band Aid either)
The pencil-sketch animation technique used in the A-ha video Take on Me was known as what?
How many singles were released from the Prince album Love sexy?
Which British band had the massive hit Fools Gold?
Which one of these songs by The Police did not chart in the 80s?
Now known as a songwriter of hits like the Britney Spears song Toxic, Cathy Dennis was once a solo artist. Which 80s song marked her debut?
Which Grace Jones video featured excerpts from the experimental documentary film Koyaanisqatsi?
So these are some of the best 80s trivia questions that we have found. We are pretty sure that you have loved these questions. So how many you have got the answers to? Well, you can keep that to yourself. But don’t forget to share these 80s movie trivia questions with your friends as well.
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