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The '80s Fantasy Movies Quiz
by Staff
Crammed with big hair and big musical scores, these magic-tinged movies are some of the most memorable from the 1980s. How much do you know about '80s fantasy films?

Which movie features the phrase, "Release the Kraken?"

  • "Conquest"
  • "Clash of the Titans"
  • "Return of the King"

Which film starred Marc Singer with amazing biceps and a huge sword?

  • "Clash of the Titans"
  • "The Beastmaster"
  • "Excalibur"

Which movie is based in part on a book by Gordon R. Dickson called "The Dragon and The George?"

  • "Dragonslayer"
  • "The Flight of Dragons"
  • "Fire and Ice"

Which film starred Tom Cruise and was directed by Ridley Scott?

  • "Sorcerers"
  • "Legend"
  • "Brazil"

Roger Ebert called which movie a "disturbing and stylish attempt to collect some of the nightmares that lie beneath the surface of "Little Red Riding Hood?"

  • "Highlander"
  • "The Company of Wolves"
  • "Legend"

Dom DeLuise lends his talents to which fantasy adventure?

  • "The Secret of NIMH"
  • "Heavy Metal"
  • "Videodrome"

Which film featured the voice work of both Mia Farrow and Jeff Bridges?

  • "The Last Unicorn"
  • "The Secret of NIMH"
  • "Heavy Metal"

In which film does a character say, “There are no happy endings, because nothing ends?"

  • "Sheena"
  • "The Last Unicorn"
  • "Sword of the Valiant"

Which movie features a terrifying "Black Fortress?"

  • "Krull"
  • "Dark Crystal"
  • "Dragonslayer"

Which movie finds characters on a quest to find The Shard?

  • "Conquest"
  • "Fire and Ice"
  • "The Dark Crystal"

Which film contains the line, “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women.”

  • "Conan the Barbarian"
  • "Hawk the Slayer"
  • "Ator the Fighting Eagle"

At the time of release, which movie was the most expensive ever made (outside of the U.S. and USSR)?

  • "The Sword and the Sorcerer"
  • "The NeverEnding Story"
  • "Krull"

Which film has this quote from a lead character, “I was not born to live a man’s life, but to be the stuff of future memory?"

  • "Excalibur"
  • "The Worst Witch"
  • "The Dungeonmaster"

"Splash" is all about what character?

  • A beached whale in San Diego
  • A mermaid
  • A dolphin

Who provided a voice for a made-for-TV movie called "Ewoks: The Battle for Endor?"

  • Harrison Ford
  • Matthew Broderick
  • Wilmford Brimley

Dolph Lundgren stars in which 80's classic?

  • "The Barbarians"
  • "Masters of the Universe"
  • "The Princess Bride"

Which cult favorite was produced by Ron Howard?

  • "Castle in the Sky"
  • "Willow"
  • "To Kill a Dragon"

Foreign language versions of which film use the title "Miracle on 8th Street?"

  • "Momo"
  • "Chances Are"
  • "Batteries Not Included"

Who plays Chandler Jarrell, deemed "The Chosen One," in a movie called "The Golden Child?"

  • Sean Connery
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Victor Wong

Which movie is all about a five-starred weapon called the Glaive?

  • "Sword of the Valiant"
  • "Krull"
  • "Red Sonja"

Which oddly-crazed fantasy features Kurt Russell as Jack Burton?

  • "Return to Oz"
  • "Big Trouble in Little China"
  • "Legend"

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a starring role in which film?

  • "Red Sonja"
  • "The Black Cauldron"
  • "Kingsize"

Princess Buttercup is the star of which film?

  • "The Princess Bride"
  • "Return of the King"
  • "Wizards of the Lost Kingdom"

Which movie spawned the catchphrase "There can be only one?"

  • "Highlander"
  • "Masters of the Universe"
  • "The Knight of the Dragon"

A character named Atreya goes on quest to save Fantasia in which movie?

  • "To Kill a Dragon"
  • "The Knight of the Dragon"
  • "The Neverending Story"

In which movie does the lead character seize two ferrets and proclaim, "We will fight!"

  • "The Land Before Time"
  • "Little Monsters"
  • "The Beastmaster"

David Bowie played a major role in which fantasy film?

  • "Labyrinth"
  • "Rouge"
  • "Willow"

Who had the leading role in 1984's "Supergirl?"

  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Mia Farrow

Which movie was filmed in Italy and starred Matthew Broderick as "The Mouse?"

  • "Mio in the Land of Faraway"
  • "Dream Lovers"
  • "Ladyhawke"

Christian Bale made an early onscreen appearance in which film?

  • "Mio in the Land of Faraway"
  • "The Witches of Eastwick"
  • "Peacock King"