Think you are a true 1980s film buff? The 1980s was a fascinating decade for art of all kinds, but especially mainstream music and film. During the 1980s movies focusing on young people, particularly high schoolers, blew up in a huge way. John Hughes teen comedy films like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "The Breakfast Club" set the standard for movies about teens for decades to come.
Many films of the 1980s would become entire franchises, which was something largely new at that time. Critical and commercial smashes put dancing, sci-fi and horror on the map for a whole generation of filmgoers. Whether you wanted to laugh, cry or be terrified, or if you just really loved robots, the '80s definitely has a film for that.
Special effects really took off in the 1980s, with the birth of the Terminator franchise making for some of the most iconic films out there. Eddie Murphy was at his comedic height and Tom Cruise was one of the biggest movie stars on Earth. Rom-coms were some of the most beloved films out there.
If you are a true '80s movie buff, then see if you can place some of the most iconic film quotes of the decade with this cinematic throwback quiz!
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