The '80s Romance Movies Quiz
by Staff
The '80s is chock-full of sappy, funny and dramatic romance movies. From "Pretty in Pink" to "Top Gun," the movies in this quiz are sure to give you a dose of colorful nostalgia. See how much you remember about them!

Who won the best actress Oscar for her screen debut in "Children of a Lesser God"?

  • Helen Hunt
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Marisa Tomei

Who was Matlin's co-star in the film?

  • Harrison Ford
  • Richard Gere
  • William Hurt

With whom did William Hurt star in "The Accidental Tourist"?

  • Geena Davis
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Meryl Streep

And who was Hurt's leading lady in "Broadcast News"?

  • Holly Hunter
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Kathleen Turner

British romance "A Room With a View" was adapted from a novel by this author.

  • Jane Austen
  • E.M. Forster
  • Charlotte Bronte

Who plays the romantic heroine of "A Room With a View"?

  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Emma Thompson

In "Out of Africa," Meryl Streep plays a woman who moves from this European country to this African country.

  • Denmark, Kenya
  • Switzerland, South Africa
  • Austria, Tanzania

Where does the action of "Against All Odds" take place?

  • Florida
  • Mexico
  • Jamaica

Adrian Lyne, the director of "9 1/2 Weeks," also directed this classic '80s romance.

  • "Flashdance"
  • "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
  • "Endless Love"

In the famous "Say Anything …" scene, Lloyd holds a boom box aloft as a song by this artist plays.

  • Peter Gabriel
  • Phil Collins
  • Sarah McLachlan

In "Say Anything …" Lloyd aspires to be this kind of athlete.

  • hurdler
  • golfer
  • kickboxer

Where does Maverick first meet Charlie in "Top Gun"?

  • in class
  • in a bar
  • on the street

What Madonna ballad is the love theme of "Vision Quest"?

  • "Take a Bow"
  • "Crazy for You"
  • "Live to Tell"

Where does "St. Elmo's Fire" take place?

  • New York City
  • Washington
  • Chicago

In "St. Elmo's Fire," who plays Dale, the older woman on whom Kirby (Emilio Estevez) has a hopeless crush?

  • Andie MacDowell
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Susan Sarandon

Who won an Oscar for "An Officer and a Gentleman"?

  • Richard Gere
  • Debra Winger
  • Louis Gossett Jr.

In the famous last scene of "An Officer and a Gentleman," Richard Gere carries Debra Winger out of …

  • a factory
  • her house
  • a church

In "Moonstruck," what's the profession of Nicolas Cage's character?

  • butcher
  • baker
  • plumber

In "Moonstruck," what does Loretta say to Ronny after she slaps him for confessing his love?

  • "Snap out of it!"
  • "Get out of here!"
  • "Forget about it!"

Who plays Amanda Jones, the popular girl in "Some Kind of Wonderful"?

  • Lea Thompson
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Mare Winningham

In "Pretty in Pink," where does Andie work?

  • a gas station
  • a record store
  • a diner

With whom does Andie leave the prom in "Pretty in Pink"?

  • Duckie
  • Blane
  • Steff

Where do Harry and Sally start their road trip at the beginning of the movie?

  • Los Angeles
  • St. Louis
  • Chicago

On which holiday do Harry and Sally finally kiss?

  • New Year's Eve
  • Christmas
  • Valentine's Day

Roger Ebert wrote that this '80s romance film "made him itch."

  • "Blue Lagoon"
  • "Mannequin"
  • "Somewhere in Time"

What's the real name of "The Princess Bride"?

  • Daffodil
  • Marigold
  • Buttercup

Who's the pirate who kidnaps Westley in "The Princess Bride"?

  • Evil Pirate Jones
  • Dread Pirate Roberts
  • Awful Pirate Smith

In "Dirty Dancing," what is Baby's real name?

  • Mary Ann
  • Frances
  • Dorothy

What does Baby carry into the staff party where she first sees people dirty dancing?

  • a baby
  • a watermelon
  • a suitcase

Which '80s romance was also named the greatest sports movie ever by Sports Illustrated?

  • "About Last Night"
  • "Bull Durham"
  • "The Karate Kid"