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The '80s Movie Resurrections Quiz
by Staff
There's no stopping the flood of '80s movies coming back to theaters. See how much you know about '80s movies and their resurrected versions with this quiz.

This 1987 movie about a Detroit cop who's rebuilt into a cyborg by an evil corporation was remade in 2014, giving the title character sinister black armor.

  • "Maniac Cop"
  • "Robocop"
  • "Predator"

This 1983 comedy about a family's chaotic trip to an amusement park was resurrected in 2015 as a generational sequel, with the son from the first film re-enacting the original journey with his own family.

  • "Back to School"
  • "National Lampoon's Vacation"
  • "Road Trip"

Animated clown dolls, an evil tree and a little girl seemingly trapped in a television all show up in the 2015 remake of this 1982 ghost story.

  • "The Gate"
  • "Hellraiser"
  • "Poltergeist"

The 1984 version of this movie depicted high school students fending off a Russian force invading the U.S. For the 2012 remake, the enemies were North Koreans.

  • "Uncommon Valor"
  • "Risky Business"
  • "Red Dawn"

Filmmakers have had two chances to make a movie based on this Scott Spencer novel about romance that builds into obsession. Neither the 1981 original starring Brooke Shields nor the 2014 remake were very successful.

  • "Endless Love"
  • "Fatal Attraction"
  • "Eyes of a Stranger"

This horror series launched in 1980, originally about a vengeful mother. The 2009 reboot focused on her more notorious hockey-masked son.

  • "Friday the 13th"
  • "Halloween"
  • "Sleepaway Camp"

This '80s icon was a TV series about fashionable cops battling South Florida drug lords. The 2004 film version starred Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.

  • "C.H.I.P.S."
  • "21 Jump Street"
  • "Miami Vice"

This 1986 movie about a relationship that develops between two young professionals after a one-night stand is based on a play by David Mamet. The 2014 remake featured primarily black actors and was also a critical and financial success.

  • "About Last Night ..."
  • "St. Elmo's Fire"
  • "When Harry Met Sally"

In the 2011 remake of this 1985 horror movie, Colin Farrell played the neighborly vampire originally portrayed by Chris Sarandon.

  • "The Lost Boys"
  • "Fright Night"
  • "Lifeforce"

This series about time traveling robots from an apocalyptic future was launched in 1984 and has had numerous sequels, plus a TV series. Neither the 2009 nor 2015 sequel earned much critical praise.

  • "Short Circuit"
  • "Terminator"
  • "Transformers"

This 2010 movie about veterans trying to clear their names after being framed was based on the '80s TV series that made Mr. T famous.

  • "The A-Team"
  • "Airwolf"
  • "Knight Rider"

This 1987 movie about a nerd who pays a popular girl to pretend she's his girlfriend shares a name with a Beatles song. The 2003 remake unusually has a completely different title.

  • "Revenge of the Nerds"
  • "Can't Buy Me Love"
  • "Pretty in Pink"

A popular band shares a name with this 1981 holiday-themed slasher flick. The 2009 remake was filmed in 3-D.

  • "Silent Night, Deadly Night"
  • "April Fool's Day"
  • "My Bloody Valentine"

In 2010, this horror classic was remade with Jackie Earle Haley as the lead villain. They got the claws right.

  • "Castle Freak"
  • "Basket Case"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

In 1981, Dudley Moore played a rich wastrel who gives up his fortune to marry the woman he loves. Russell Brand took on the role in the 2011 remake.

  • "Arthur"
  • "Trading Places"
  • "Oh God, You Devil"

This visually distinctive 1982 film about people trapped in a malevolent computer program got a 2010 sequel that brought back key members of the original cast.

  • "War Games"
  • "Blade Runner"
  • "Tron"

All three movies in this pulp adventure trilogy were released in the 1980s. The 2008 sequel, about a crystal skull, is not as beloved.

  • "Romancing the Stone"
  • "Star Wars"
  • "Indiana Jones"

This 1984 movie about a teen who moves to a town where dancing is illegal is a key link in any Kevin Bacon chain of connections. Did you know they remade it in 2011?

  • "Breakin'"
  • "Footloose"
  • "Dirty Dancing"

Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen did the stop-motion animation for this 1981 mythological epic adventure. The 2010 remake used computers instead.

  • "Krull"
  • "Jason and the Argonauts"
  • "Clash of the Titans"

The first film in this martial arts series was released in 1984 and made Ralph Macchio a teenage superstar. Jaden Smith starred in the 2010 remake.

  • "Sudden Impact"
  • "Street Fighter"
  • "The Karate Kid"

First it was a Japanese toy line, then a U.S. animated series that led to an animated movie in the '80s. A series of bombastic live-action movies came decades later and made Michael Bay a gajillion dollars.

  • "Go-Bots"
  • "Transformers"
  • "Battletech"

This '80s horror-comedy franchise gave the world a catchy theme song and classic lines like "Don't cross the streams!" The 2016 reboot features women as the four primary cast members.

  • "Army of Darkness"
  • "Ghostbusters"
  • "Halloween"

Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in 1982 and 1984 movies about this sullen warrior, based on the works of Robert E. Howard. Jason Momoa took over the role for a 2010 film.

  • "Conan the Barbarian"
  • "The Beastmaster"
  • "Batman"

It was quite possibly the first "cabin in the woods assaulted by a supernatural force" movie when it came out in 1981. The 2013 reboot/semisequel was possibly even more horrific than the original, and a 2015 TV series carries on the original storyline.

  • "Cabin in the Woods"
  • "Evil Dead"
  • "Psycho"

Since this action movie masterpiece came out in 1988, sequels have come out on "A Good Day" and "With a Vengeance." Now all the sequels in the franchise "Live Free."

  • "Die Hard"
  • "Beverly Hills Cop"
  • "Commando"

Three sequels followed this 1987 Mel Gibson action flick about a suicidal cop and his partner, but no movies in this franchise have come out in the 21st century.

  • "Lethal Weapon"
  • "Mad Max"
  • "48 Hours"

A 2008 sequel brought bullet-spraying veteran John Rambo back to the screen. What is the name of the first movie in the series, which, though still an action movie, is a much more sober reflection on the struggles of returning Vietnam veterans than the Rambo series later became?

  • "Road House"
  • "Bloodsport"
  • "First Blood"

This 1987 sci-fi action movie about an alien big-game hunter stalking U.S. soldiers became a long-running franchise. It was resurrected in the 2000s by pitting the hunters against another race of lethal aliens, with humans caught in the crossfire.

  • "Predator"
  • "Earth Girls Are Easy"
  • "They Live"

In this 1981 sci-fi movie, Snake Plissken is trapped in Manhattan, New York, which has been converted into a giant prison. A 1990s sequel moved the action to Los Angeles, and a remake has been trapped in Hollywood development hell for years.

  • "Escape from New York"
  • "Missing in Action"
  • "Above the Law"

Although the first installment of this horror series came out in 1978, several of its sequels arrived in the 1980s. Rock star Rob Zombie directed a reboot and a sequel to the reboot in 2007 and 2009.

  • "Scream"
  • "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
  • "Halloween"