1980s Best Picture Oscar Nominees - Multiple Choice

Identify the 80s films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture but lost.

Other decades in this quiz series here.

Wrong answers were nominated in categories other than Best Picture in the same year.
Year given is the year in film being awarded, not the date of the ceremony.
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1. Which 1980 Best Picture nominee lost to Ordinary People?
Private Benjamin
The Empire Strikes Back
Raging Bull
2. Which 1981 Best Picture nominee lost to Chariots of Fire?
Pennies from Heaven
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The French Lieutenant's Woman
3. Which 1982 Best Picture nominee lost to Gandhi?
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
An Officer and a Gentleman
Das Boot
4. Which 1983 Best Picture nominee lost to Terms of Endearment ?
Silkwood
The Right Stuff
WarGames
5. Which 1984 Best Picture nominee lost to Amadeus?
The Karate Kid
Ghostbusters
The Killing Fields
6. Which 1985 Best Picture nominee lost to Out of Africa?
Witness
A Chorus Line
Back to the Future
7. Which 1986 Best Picture nominee lost to Platoon?
Stand By Me
Crocodile Dundee
The Mission
8. Which 1987 Best Picture nominee lost to The Last Emperor?
Fatal Attraction
Good Morning, Vietnam
Empire of the Sun
9. Which 1988 Best Picture nominee lost to Rain Man?
Gorillas in the Mist
Dangerous Liaisons
Big
10. Which 1989 Best Picture nominee lost to Driving Miss Daisy?
Do the Right Thing
Dead Poets Society
Crimes and Misdemeanors
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