Movies by Year, 1970-1989

One question per year about movies and actors. Can you answer them all?
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: November 5, 2019
First submittedAugust 26, 2013
Times taken14,857
Average score70.0%
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Kevin Costner stars in this, his second baseball movie in as many years
Field of Dreams
Eddie Murphy stars as an African prince in this movie
Coming to America
This movie, starring two future governors, is released
Predator or
The Running Man
Paul Hogan makes his film debut as this iconic Australian character
Crocodile Dundee
Oprah Winfrey makes her film debut in this Steven Spielberg film
The Color Purple
Prince stars in this musical drama
Purple Rain
The only winning move is not to play in this Cold War movie
This movie, better known as Rambo, hits theaters
First Blood
This movie debuts, starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Audiences are shocked to learn that Darth Vader is this character's father
Luke Skywalker
Sigourney Weaver stars as an action hero in this sci-fi movie
This independent film festival, chaired by Robert Redford, occurs for the first time
This famous disco movie debuts
Saturday Night Fever
Damien is an antichrist child in this horror movie
The Omen
This horror movie makes people afraid to go in the water
Steve McQueen and O.J. Simpson star is this movie about a burning skyscraper
The Towering Inferno
This martial artist dies of mysterious causes in Hong Kong
Bruce Lee
This movie, based on a Mario Puzo novel, hits theaters
The Godfather
Clint Eastwood stars in this movie about a hard-boiled San Francisco cop
Dirty Harry
George C. Scott stars as this famous WWII general
George S. Patton
Level 83
Nov 5, 2013
Got everything except The Godfather, though I wasn't born when 9-10 of these things happened.
Level 83
Nov 5, 2013
surprised War Games is the least guessed answer, too. I thought the clue for that one made it easy. I was expecting Predator to come in last, even if the picture helps.
Level 80
Nov 5, 2013
If the pattern had held, Carl Weathers would now be the governor of Arizona.
Level 83
Nov 5, 2013
I would have voted for him. His credentials as being fiscally responsible were well established on Arrested Development.
Level 83
Nov 10, 2013
Yeah, the clue was the only reason I got WarGames. I don't think I've ever seen the movie.
Level 44
Mar 23, 2017
I think it's a bit difficult for people who've never seen War Games. I've seen it, and I certainly didn't know it was going to involve actual global thermonuclear war.
Level 45
Oct 25, 2017
the most recent of these films came out when I was 4 years old and I managed to get every single one
Level 58
Nov 5, 2013
Missed the Luke Skywalker answer because I did not bother to read the question and kept guessing the movie.
Level 67
Nov 5, 2013
Me Too!
Level 46
Nov 7, 2013
Level 83
Nov 10, 2013
Level 76
Jun 30, 2015
Level 43
Mar 29, 2016
Level 66
Mar 22, 2017
+4 (I did read the question)
Level 82
May 6, 2016
I kept trying "Studio54" for the disco question- until I went back and re-read the clue...
Level 63
Mar 22, 2017
Level 41
Jan 13, 2021
+ 6/7 because the person before the one before me messed up the chain (except I did get the answer eventually)
Level 83
Mar 22, 2017
Sigourney didn't really become an action hero, I'd say, until the sequel Aliens. Alien was more a traditional sci-fi/horror film, not an action movie.
Level 77
Mar 22, 2017
I saw many of these when first released. Thanks for the nod to older films. I hope you continue the series to other decades.
Level 14
Sep 17, 2017
Just a suggestion, but for the 1977 clue, could you maybe change the clue and answer to one for Smokey and The Bandit?
Level 72
Mar 20, 2018
Level 37
Apr 20, 2018
Yeah, Why?
Level 59
May 14, 2020
How did I do better on the previous era than this when I WASN'T EVEN ALIVE
Level 59
Dec 31, 2021
Same thing happened this time