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The John Hughes 80s Teen Movie Quiz

Updated on December 30, 2010

Test your 80s teen flick knowledge with this fun John Hughes movie quiz!

Calling all 80s kids, check out this John Hughes Movie Quiz and see how well you know the characters, lines, and scenarios in his teen movies.

The quiz features 10 questions about high school life as seen in the 80s movies John Hughes was responsible for -- some fairly easy, some tricky -- though if you've seen most of them, you'll be able to ace it, I'm sure.

Are you ready? Let's go! Good luck and don't forget to sign the guestbook and tell me how you did!

Main photo features a scene from Sixteen Candles. (source)

A tribute to John Hughes and his 80s teen movies on Youtube - Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

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How many questions did you answer correctly?

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Which of the following 80s teen movies by the late John Hughes is your favorite? - Let's see a show of hands, please.

Which is your favorite John Hughes 80s teen flick?

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Some Kind of Wonderful is my favorite among John Hughes' teen movies in the 80s. In this movie, main character tomboyish drummer Watts (brilliantly played by Mary Stuart Masterson) is secretly in love with her best friend, Keith Nelson (Eric Stoltz), an aspiring artist who is oblivious to her affection because he's got a crush on the beautiful Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson), the popular high school beauty. Sound like your regular love triangle? Yes, but there's more.

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Watts attempts to prove to Keith that there's more to love than surface attraction and that people from different "classes" just don't mix. The twist is that Amanda, popular as she is, is not the stereotypical unreachable prom queen and that she and Keith do get along fine. But in the end, after much emotional anguish from all parties, Keith realizes with whom he really is in love with. The witty dialogue, spectacular acting, and unpredictable plot make this movie a delight to watch over and over.

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Some Kind of Wonderful (Special Collector's Edition)
Some Kind of Wonderful (Special Collector's Edition)

Special features on this collector's edition include the following featurettes: The Making of Some Kind of Wonderful / Meet the Cast / The Music / John Hughes Time Capsule / Photo Gallery

 

Teen angst, 80s style. - The best of John Hughes' teen drama flicks.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Bueller...Bueller... Edition)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Bueller...Bueller... Edition)

"Bueller…Bueller…?" Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. You’ll also enjoy righteous bonus materials that give you an insider’s peek at this hilarious comedy hit from John Hughes.

 
Pretty in Pink (Everything's Duckie Edition)
Pretty in Pink (Everything's Duckie Edition)

One of the most iconic teen comedies of the 1980s, Sixteen Candles, returns in an all-new Flashback Edition with never-before-seen bonus features! Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) is ready to make the most of her sweet sixteenth birthday … if only someone in her family would remember it. She’s your average teen, enduring creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the “Big Blonde on Campus” who stands between her and the boy of her dreams.

 
Weird Science (Flashback Edition)
Weird Science (Flashback Edition)

Teen life is full of mysteries, but nothing is more hilarious or more fun than Weird Science, the out-of-this-world comedy that helped define a generation! Join two socially challenged computer whizzes (Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith) as they set out to create the “perfect woman” (supermodel Kelly LeBrock). Like a computer-generated fairy godmother, the duo’s heavenly creation guides the pair through the pleasures and pitfalls of teenage life.

 
The Breakfast Club (Flashback Edition)
The Breakfast Club (Flashback Edition)

The Breakfast Club, an iconic portrait of 1980s American high school life, is now available in an all-new digitally remastered Flashback Edition with never-before-seen bonus features! When Saturday detention started, they were simply the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Criminal and the Basket Case, but by that afternoon they had become closer than any of them could have imagined.

 

"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." --Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's

"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." --Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's
"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." --Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's

"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all." --Andrew Clark, The Breakfast Club

"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all." --Andrew Clark, The Breakfast Club
"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all." --Andrew Clark, The Breakfast Club

Did you do as well as you thought you would? Of course you did! Share your score here.

So how did you do on the John Hughes Movie Quiz? - Let me know. Don't be shy now.

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      I'm kind of rusty on John Hughes, 2 out of 10.

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      Scindhia 

      4 years ago from Chennai

      Fun quiz!

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      Scindhia 

      4 years ago from Chennai

      Fun quiz!

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      AmyLOrr 

      4 years ago

      I got 10/10 on this quiz! I love this lens!! I am a great fan of John Hughes and all his films. Really enjoyed the polls and the quiz :) :)

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      OUTFOXprevention1 

      4 years ago

      Fun quiz!

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      robertsugar lm 

      6 years ago

      Well, average I would say.

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      glowchick 

      7 years ago

      I did pretty well~ thanks for putting this lens together :)

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      pimbels lm 

      7 years ago

      Not good, but had fun, yjank you.

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      maxnic11 

      7 years ago

      3/10 disappointed with that!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Thumbs up and lens rolled to my Lens of the Day 7 Best Thanksgiving Movies lens for the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles director John Hughes.

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      Mary 

      7 years ago from Chicago area

      bummed I missed one! but I haven't seen Some Kind of Wonderful (for shame, I know!) big thumbs up & rolling this to my John Hughes locations lens :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Forget about it!!! I still love all his movies even I stink in the quizzes.

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      babygirlboutique 

      7 years ago

      10/10! Huzzah!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      What fun! I don't remember character names all that well but enjoyed the movies and this wonderful lens filled with memories!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      These bring back some memories. Fun lens.

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      Sarah Switalski 

      7 years ago from Iowa

      90% I'm ashamed to say that I haven't seen Some Kind of Wonderful since I was about 8 years old and had no idea what he bought for her. I need to see it again!

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      Jen Schaefer 

      8 years ago from St Petersburg

      All 10 - I'm a big John Hughes fan!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      9/10. I love His movies...

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      stacy mcdaniel 

      8 years ago

      I made 70%. This is a fun quiz. I knew more than I thought. Some of them were guesses.

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      kab 

      8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      80% ! I missed the city and high school.

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      Indigo Janson 

      8 years ago from UK

      I have a lot to learn about these 80s teen movies - I've seen a couple of them but so long ago. Those familiar faces look so young in those pictures now! Still, I got 50% with some lucky guesses and learned something new into the bargain from this fun quiz page. :-)

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I got 70%. Should have done better. I know I watched all these John Hughes' movies with my daughter. 5*

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