HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
Can you Name These '80s Movies From a One-Sentence Description?
by J. Reinoehl

Are you a fan of '80s movies? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

Although some critics of '80s movies might accuse them of being more than a bit formulaic, we think they were fun and engaging. After all, isn't that the point?

'80s movies included such gems as "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Sixteen Candles," "Pretty in Pink The Breakfast Club," and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." 

In fact, so many of these movies starred the same actors and actresses that the group was known as the Brat Pack (a play on the original Rat Pack of the 1960s which was comprised of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop, who also appeared in movies and on stage together in many productions of the era). 

These movies starred such notable names as Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, Sean Penn, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and Nicholas Cage.

But the '80s had its serious side, too. Movies like "Top Gun," "The Terminator," "Blade Runner," "Stand By Me," "The Shining," "Dirty Dancing," and "Poltergeist" were also '80s blockbusters. So, whether you were into the serious side or the fun side of eighties movies, this quiz is for you.

Get started to find out how many you remember.

Read More
Scroll to Begin Quiz

ABOUT HOWSTUFFWORKS

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!