Quiz: How Well Do You Remember These '80s Rom-Coms?
How Well Do You Remember These '80s Rom-Coms?
By: Olivia Cantor
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About This Quiz

The romantic comedy has always been a profitable sub-genre of Hollywood films. 

No matter what decade, you're sure to find many kinds of rom-coms out there. Some of them may be utilizing age-old plot patterns and using "ancient" archetypal characters we could fall in love with, such as those created in Greek mythological stories or those penned by William Shakespeare. And then, there are those that aim to recreate these classic and timeless plots to give it modern-day twists and turns. Of course, we also have so many original concoctions here and there, depending on what's hot, hip and happening during certain eras, epochs, and decades.

So, how do we characterize the rom-coms of the '80s? Well, there are many straightforward narratives here, where love is not too mushy, and sex is not always hidden or vaguely implied. The '80s was a time to be bold and daring, where we saw an intersection of the conventional and the radical. And that's evident in the way romance, love, and sex were concocted in the rom-coms of the decade. 

So, are you ready to guess these '80s films based on a screenshot image of a scene? Roll cam! 

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