Sometimes, all it takes is a catchy slogan to make a successful movie, and great taglines last far beyond a film's box office run. Can you name these 80s movies from their taglines?
Jake and Elwood, "The Blues Brothers," are on a mission from God. And it all starts when Jake gets released from prison. Their first goal? To save an orphanage.
If you see a slimy ghost flying around the library, don't try to catch it yourself. Who you gonna call? "Ghostbusters!"
Take one hockey mask, combine it with a psychopathic killer and you have Jason, from "Friday the 13th." Hockey will never be the same for anyone.
"Come to Laugh, Come to Cry, Come to Care, Come to Terms." Also, come to vomit out all of your earnestness, when you watch "Terms of Endearment."
Yeah, it's a strange world, all right. And a David Lynch movie like "Blue Velvet" will make you question whether you should ever even leave the house.
It was the movie that launched Michael J. Fox into superstardom. "Back to the Future" found him traveling through time in a desperate bid to save his family, and also have a lot of fun along the way.
In "Platoon," we come to realize that American soldiers had a really, really bad time in Vietnam, and sometimes they did awful things. Because, "The first casualty of war is innocence."
If you haven't seen "The Shining," it's basically Jack Nicholson playing his usual crazy self. Only he tries to murder his own family, too.
Gizmo was the cutest character in "Gremlins," the movie about adorable furry creatures that become homicidal if you don't follow the essential rules of the tagline.
Horror movies are always scarier when little kids are primary characters. And when the young girl in "Poltergeist" says, "They're here..." you know she's not referring to the in-laws.
In "The Thing," from horror master John Carpenter, an alien being terrorizes an Antarctic base. The results are, shall we say, rather sinister. And you will never want to visit Antarctica.
How many times can you use the word "ultimate" in one taglines? When it's for "Raiders of the Lost Ark," at least twice, it seems.
In "The Lost Boys," an all-star cast of teenage boys becomes a bunch of bloodsucking vampires, which makes them like all teenage boys, really.
If you thought Wall Street thieves were a relatively new phenomenon, we've got news for you, "Every dream has a price." That's what "Wall Street" taught audiences way back in 1987.
Tom Cruise as a hot bartender in a tropical locale? Watch him juggle bottles of booze like no one else, because in "Cocktail," "When he pours, he reigns."
In "Twins," Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger are twins separated at birth. The visual gags never end in this comedy, and later, Arnold surprised America with another gag ... by becoming governor of California.
In "E.T. The Extraterrestrial," a bug-eyed alien is stranded far from home. But a boy on a bicycle is here to save the day.
1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was a breakthrough film that blended live action with animation. And Roger Rabbit was suspiciously similar to Bugs Bunny.
In "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," Indy is back, and this time he has his dad, who is played by the grizzled Sean Connery.
If you ever wonder why Tom Cruise is still a thing, rewatch "Top Gun." You may still find his smirk annoying, but as a jet pilot he was "da bomb." Heh. Sorry.
Bill Murray was definitely one of the "slobs" in "Caddyshack." Yet he was still ultimately the hero of this 80s classic.
In the 80s, America was still coming to terms with its defeat in Vietnam. Even the tagline of "Full Metal Jacket" reeks of resignation.
The 1988 version of "The Blob" wasn't quite as terrifying as the mid-century original. But in a time when slime seems to rule the land, it's still relevant.
In "Footloose," all the main character wanted to do was dance. And he also wanted the song "Footloose" to be played at every wedding reception until the end of time.
Looking back, "Robocop" was surely the inspiration for the "Terminator" franchise. Right? Right?
Comedian Eddie Murphy created a sensation by being the hilarious cop in "Beverly Hills Cop." But somehow, he always managed to escape the heat caused by his crazy behavior.
How many baseball movies is Kevin Costner in, anyway? In "Bull Durham," he's not just on the baseball diamond, he's after a woman's heart, too.
It's Samantha's 16th birthday, but does anybody care? Nope, all they care about is her stupid sister's wedding!
In "Weird Science," a young man can't seem to land a woman. So he sets out to make one in a lab.
Tom Cruise is the rich white kid whose parents leave town. Then? He goes completely and utterly crazy.