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Movies by Year, 1970-1989

One question per year about movies and actors. Can you answer them all?
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Last updated: November 5, 2019
First submittedAugust 26, 2013
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Year
Clue
Answer
1989
Kevin Costner stars in this, his second baseball movie in as many years
Field of Dreams
1988
Eddie Murphy stars as an African prince in this movie
Coming to America
1987
This movie, starring two future governors, is released
Predator or
The Running Man
1986
Paul Hogan makes his film debut as this iconic Australian character
Crocodile Dundee
1985
Oprah Winfrey makes her film debut in this Steven Spielberg film
The Color Purple
1984
Prince stars in this musical drama
Purple Rain
1983
The only winning move is not to play in this Cold War movie
WarGames
1982
This movie, better known as Rambo, hits theaters
First Blood
1981
This movie debuts, starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Raiders of the Lost Ark
1980
Audiences are shocked to learn that Darth Vader is this character's father
Luke Skywalker
1979
Sigourney Weaver stars as an action hero in this sci-fi movie
Alien
1978
This independent film festival, chaired by Robert Redford, occurs for the first time
Sundance
1977
This famous disco movie debuts
Saturday Night Fever
1976
Damien is an antichrist child in this horror movie
The Omen
1975
This horror movie makes people afraid to go in the water
Jaws
1974
Steve McQueen and O.J. Simpson star is this movie about a burning skyscraper
The Towering Inferno
1973
This martial artist dies of mysterious causes in Hong Kong
Bruce Lee
1972
This movie, based on a Mario Puzo novel, hits theaters
The Godfather
1971
Clint Eastwood stars in this movie about a hard-boiled San Francisco cop
Dirty Harry
1970
George C. Scott stars as this famous WWII general
George S. Patton
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level 77
Nov 5, 2013
Got everything except The Godfather, though I wasn't born when 9-10 of these things happened.
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level 77
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.
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level 80
Nov 5, 2013
If the pattern had held, Carl Weathers would now be the governor of Arizona.
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level 77
Nov 5, 2013
I would have voted for him. His credentials as being fiscally responsible were well established on Arrested Development.
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level 63
Nov 10, 2013
Yeah, the clue was the only reason I got WarGames. I don't think I've ever seen the movie.
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level 46
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.
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level 73
Nov 6, 2013
only missed war games
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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
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level 58
Nov 5, 2013
Missed the Luke Skywalker answer because I did not bother to read the question and kept guessing the movie.
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level 65
Nov 5, 2013
Me Too!
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level 44
Nov 7, 2013
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level 63
Nov 10, 2013
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level 76
Jun 30, 2015
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level 41
Mar 29, 2016
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level 64
Mar 22, 2017
+4 (I did read the question)
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level 76
May 6, 2016
I kept trying "Studio54" for the disco question- until I went back and re-read the clue...
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level 60
Mar 22, 2017
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level 77
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.
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level 76
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.
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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?
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level 67
Mar 20, 2018
Why?
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level 38
Apr 20, 2018
Yeah, Why?
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