Can You Name The Classic 80s Comedy Movie From The Screenshot?
Let Our Expert Quiz Confirm It For You
If the 80s did one thing well, it was comedy. Oh, that and Reaganomics; the decade was very good at Reaganomics. After the 70s, a decade in which cinema got real serious and in which the funnies seemed to take a backseat to endless gritty dramas, mainstream Hollywood cinema began churning out classic comedy once more.
It was the era of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, John Candy, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Leslie Nielsen, Chevy Chase and Tom Hanks (before he made his move into dramatic roles in the 90s), among others. All of them were unconventional leads, the likes of which you wouldn't see today. After all, today's comedies tend to be populated by hunky it-people like Dwayne Johnson, or ageing old schoolers like Adam Sandler. Back in the 80s, being attractive or being rich wasn't a prerequisite for a successful comedy - the main reason people were cast in the 80s was, get this, because they were funny.
And that was just in front of the camera - behind it, legendary comedy filmmakers like John Landis, Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman, John Hughes, Rob Reiner and the Zucker brothers were crafting some of the finest films the genre has ever known. Few decades have had such a meaningful impact on pop culture as the 80s, and the top picks for some coincidental reason tend to be comedies. Who'da thunk it?
But how well do you know the decade's comedy classics? Are you an expert on the 80s' best laffers, or do you still have some catching up to do? Take the quiz to find out.Read More ▼▲
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Founded in 2016, Eighties Kids started small. Beginning as a blog posting on 80s and 90s life as well as the movies, music and television of the era, Eighties Kids has in a short space of time exploded in scope and ambition. Operating out of Eighties Kids HQ in sunny Ilkley, in the North of England, today a growing team of writers produces original content day in and day out for one of the best new nostalgia sites on the web.
With the site also growing beyond its original remit, the Eighties Kids team now covers not just trivia from the 80s and 90s, but pop culture of all decades that’s of interest to children of the 80s, 90s and beyond. From shocking and obscure fact posts on your favourite movies and bands, to quizzes on classic TV shows and film franchises, to picture galleries on celebrities from past and present, Eighties Kids is here to take you down memory lane, test your knowledge of classic pop culture and maybe even occasionally blow your mind.
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Answering a question, correctly or otherwise, will allow you to progress to the next one; just scroll down and you’ll see another question light up and become playable. Keep in mind though: all correct and incorrect answers will be tallied for a final score, which will be revealed to you only once you’ve answered each and every question in the quiz. Play down the page to the end to find out just how knowledgeable you are in your chosen subject.