Can you I.D. which of these fantastical '80s movies are based on books?

Were these beloved movies adapted from novels?

The '80s gave the world some of the best entertainment around. Evolving technology in video effects, costuming, makeup and the like were giving creators the ability to make the characters and creatures of films more realistic than ever. This also opened up a whole new opportunity for book adaptation and bringing mystical and made-up beings to life. Stories that existed only on pages were put on the silver screen to delight and entrance audiences, expanding the reach of these well-written masterpieces to entirely new demographics. Not every adventure was based on a book, however; plenty of original plots and storylines were imagined as well. 

In an age where cinema and literature collide, it's time to test your knowledge of these magical journeys. Can you identify which of these fantastical '80s movies are adapted from books?

  1. The NeverEnding Story (1984)
  2. The Dark Crystal (1982)
  3. The Princess Bride (1987)
  4. The Goonies (1985)
  5. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)
  6. Labyrinth (1986)
  7. Willow (1988)
  8. The Last Unicorn (1982)
  9. Ghostbusters (1984)
  10. Splash (1984)
Can you I.D. which of these fantastical '80s movies are based on books?

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LindaWilliams 9 days ago

You got 10 out of 10

MrBill 12 days ago
8/10; missed 6 and 7 - I was not sure on those and guessed wrong.
Sara 12 days ago
10 out of 10. The NeverEnding Story was a favorite movie of mine as a child, and is now a favorite book of mine as an adult (I have a copy, excellent read).
Barry22 14 days ago
8/10. The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an article about The Dark Crystal.
anthony 15 days ago
5/10.Like George Costanza from "Seinfeld" I'd rather watch the movie then read the book.πŸ˜‹
DaveBunzel 15 days ago
Dumb: if it's Lucas/Spielberg or Henson, it was original, pretty much follow that formula and it's 10/10. And they forgot the congratulatory silliness to boot.
DawnGraham 16 days ago
8/10, missed #6 & 7 never saw either one
Rickey 16 days ago
You got 8 out of 10. 6,7 got wrong.
cperrynaples 16 days ago
10/10! 2 perfect scores in a row!
teire 16 days ago
7/10, got the first three wrong, so whew on the recovery!
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