Can You Name These 1980's Romantic Comedies?

By: Monica Lee

No one can forget the scene that caused the restaurant patron to say, "I'll have what she's having."

Love conquers all in "Say Anything" when Lloyd has to overcome Diane's overly possessive, divorced father to be with her.

Westley and ButterCup need to find each other after a long separation and once they do, they must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom.

Tom Hanks represented how we felt as kids when we wanted to be "all grown up" in this "Big" film.

There is a love triangle between Loretta (Cher) Johnny (Danny Aiello), and Ronny (Nicholas Cage) but it's not the only love triangle in the movie.

Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school. When a popular student wants to date her, things get complicated.

Sweet Sixteen and never been kissed or anything else ... Angst-ridden Samantha's (Molly Ringwald) birthday is being overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding.

A young boy saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid falls in love with her 20 years later when she returns to seek him out.

Ronald Miller (Patrick Dempsey) gets cheerleader Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson) out of trouble when she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes.

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy), escaping an arranged marriage, comes to America to find his true love.

Snobbish and wealthy Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) is living a life of leisure when she falls off her yacht and suffers amnesia.

When Danny (Rob Lowe) meets Debbie (Demi Moore) at a bar on the Chicago Gold Coast, the two start a sexually charged relationship that may alienate friend and lover alike.

When Michael (Dustin Hoffman) reinvents himself as actress Dorothy Michaels, all bets are off. Jessica Lange and Dustin Hoffman both won awards for their performances.

When savvy receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) takes over Katharine Parker's (Sigourney Weaver's) life, Tess learns more about herself and her business acumen.

The minor league baseball team has a new recruit, Ebby Calvin Laloosh (Tim Robbins). Groupie Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) has decided to turn him into a power player.

Who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful mannequin (who is actually an Egyptian under an ancient spell) when the mannequin looks like Kim Cattrall?

This takes American television news and shows how silly, crazy and controversial it is. Albert Brooks stars as Holly Hunter's best friend, who is secretly in love with her.

When Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion, she faints and awakens in 1960. She is given the chance to relive her life and change things.

Cooking and serving pizza at a small town local restaurant, three young waitresses share their hopes and dreams for the future.

Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners show the evolution of a family, their betrayals and reconciliation. It stars Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest.

When Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns) can't decide what kind of man she wants to date, what does she do? She decides to date three at the same time.

She wrote about romantic-adventures and then is hurled into a real-life one in the Colombian jungle. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas are the real gems in this movie.

Boy meet girl. Girl dumps boy. Boy attempts to kill himself, but only makes bumbling attempts. Then boy resolves to race girls's obnoxious new boyfriend on the ski slopes, with unexpected results.

When Mollie Jensen (Kirstie Alley) becomes pregnant through an affair with a married man, she counts on her friendship with taxi driver James (John Travolta) to take care of her talking baby.

When Cecilia (Mia Farrow) escapes her unhappy life by watching "The Purple Rose of Cairo" and fantasizing about the lead character, reality is thrown into a loop when the lead character literally steps off the screen and into her life.

Gib (John Cusack), a college freshman, has a sure thing in California. There's a beautiful girl (Nicollette Sheridan) who wants to have a tryst with him.

New Jersey housewife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) has a voyeuristic situation that ends in permanent memory loss and a new jacket.

Life among teens in the San Fernando Valley, forces Julie (Deborah Foreman) to decide between fitting in with her superficial friends or embracing a more non-conformist lifestyle with an edgy Hollywood punk named Randy.

Isabelle "Izzy" Grossman's (Amy Irving) grandmother plots to find her a romantic match. Izzy is courted by a married, worldly author, but likes the down-to-earth appeal of Sam (Peter Riegert), a pickle vendor.

J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a New York City businesswoman who becomes the caretaker of a baby girl when a relative dies -- changing her life.

Love is undying is the message in this movie. When a car accident sends a husband to heaven, his love for his wife is still there when he returns to earth in another person's body.

It's a love triangle among teens that ends up arousing suspicions and accusations among adults. That can happen when you have a secret admirer.

Commitment-phobic Jack Jericho (Robert Downey Jr.) finds his match in Randy Jensen (Molly Ringwald). Although initially spurned, Jack finds a way into Randy's heart.

It's a modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," staring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, and Bobcat Goldthwait.

When Joel Goodsen's (Tom Cruise) parents go on vacation, Joel crashes his father's Porsche and has to go into business to pay for it.

Arthur is constantly drunk and has no direction in life. His arranged marriage to an heiress will secure his financial future. However, he meets a waitress (Liza Minnelli) and all bets are off.

Shirley, a lonely housewife from Liverpool, England, is invited by her friend to go on a trip to a Greek island. However the friend ditches her for a fling and Shirley must learn how to find her own happiness.

This musical movie features Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen who auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show. Her push for racial integration is a show stopper.

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About This Quiz

What was your favorite part, when Tom Hanks realized that Daryl Hannah was the mermaid who saved him from drowning? Or was it when Arthur realized he needed to become a mature adult? From "Splash" to "Hairspray" to "Arthur," there were so many great romantic comedies in the '80s that tugged at your heart while making you laugh. 

Whether you were watching these films with girlfriends, with a hot date, or with a pint of your favorite ice cream, these movies kept you in your seat with laughter and a tear or two. And let's not forget the heartthrobs -- from Rob Lowe in "About Last Night," to Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" to Robert Downey Jr. in "The Pick-Up Artist" -- the male lead was always dashing and easy to love. Of course, the heroine was always sweet, sensitive and a beauty waiting for the right man to notice her. We're talking about Meg Ryan, Molly Ringwald, Kathleen Turner, and so many others. You'll be surprised how many swoon-worthy movies were made in the '80s. But if you loved one romantic comedy, you loved them all. So it will be a cinch to match the picture to the movie title. It's time to love being in love.  Start the quiz now!

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