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Here are 105 Movie quiz questions for film enthusiasts to make a succes out of your quiz night.

Round 1: General Film Quiz Questions

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  1. Which gangster movie was the Coen brothers 1984 debut?
  2. Catch me if you can (2002) was based on the real-life story of which con-man?
  3. Norman Hudis wrote the first few scripts and Talbot Rothwell took over for the rest of the series for which comedy film franchise?
  4. What type of cars plays a major role in the 1969 heist movie The Italian Job?
  5. Who plays the chat-show host who is the subject of Robert De Niro’s obsession in Scorsese’s The King of Comedy (1983)?
  6. Tom Hanks talks to his volleyball in which film?
  7. Which actor was born in July 1946 to an Italian-American father and a half-Russian, half French mother, with permanent paralysis to the left side of his face after a birthing accident?
  8. Which Two actresses have portrayed Clarice Starling in movies based on Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter series?
  9. Who Played the title role of Hal in the 2001 Farrelly brothers comedy, Shallow Hal?
  10. Which British actor died whilst still filming his supporting role in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator?
  11. Who played the title role, a whistle-blower on the tobacco industry, in The Insider ( Michael Mann 1999)?
  12. 12.In which iconic European movie does Marcello Mastroianni follow a seductive Anita Ekberg into the Trevi Fountain in the centre of Rome?
  13. Susanne Christian had a small role at the end of Kubrick’s Path of Glory, what larger role did he find for her afterwards?
  14. Who played the wild and unruly Alex in a Clockwork Orange, and what was the name given to his gang?
  15. Whose media organisation tried to block the release of Citizen Kane, believing it to be a satire on their operation?

Round 1 Answers:

  1. Blood Simple
  2. Frank Abagnale Jr
  3. Carry on…
  4. Mini Coopers; a coach
  5. Jerry Lewis
  6. Castaway
  7. Sylvester Stallone
  8. Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore
  9. Jack Black
  10. Oliver Reed
  11. Russel Crowe
  12. La Dolce Vita
  13. His Wife
  14. Malcolm McDowell
  15. William Randolph Hearst

Round 2: General Movie Quiz Questions

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  1. Why is Bill Murray’s character (Bob) in Tokyo in the movie Lost in Translation (2003)?
  2. In the French New Wave’s most successful film, Jeanne Moreau’s character (Catherine) falls in love with two men, Jules and Jim. Who directed the 1962 movie?
  3. In which language was Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon filmed?
  4. On what date is the Frank Capra classic Its’ a Wonderful Life set?
  5. Who took the part of Mr Pink in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, a role the director had reportedly earmarked for himself?
  6. Which novelist adapted Pride and Prejudice for Joe Wright’s movie version?
  7. Which electronic band composed all the music for Tron: Legacy in 2010?
  8. Who plays corrupt sheriff Hank Quinlan in Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil (1958)?
  9. What is the name of the vegetation assessor that becomes the object of the hero’s affection in WALL-E?
  10. Which pair of real-life brothers (including first names) play the titular roles in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)? And what is the name of the alluring singer for whom they both fall, played by Michelle Pfeiffer?
  11. Who got tetchy when British critics ridiculed his English accent in Ridley Scott’s 2010 Robin Hood?
  12. A Bronx Tale (1993) was the directorial debut of which Hollywood star?
  13. Who was playing the l Am Legend?
  14. ln 1999 Gwyneth Paltrow won an Academy Award in a role in Shakespeare in Love that demanded she spent much of the film pretending to be a man; who replicated this feat the following year, and in which film?
  15. Who won an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of American activist Malcolm X?

Answers: Round 2

  1. He is an actor shooting an advert for whiskey
  2. Francois Truffaut
  3. Mandarin Chinese
  4. Christmas Eve
  5. Steve Buscemi
  6. Deborah Moggach
  7. Daft Punk
  8. Welles plays himself 
  9. EVE
  10. Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges; Susie Diamond
  11. Russell Crowe
  12. Robert De Niro
  13. Will Smith
  14. Hilary Swank (in Boys Don’t Cry)
  15. Denzel Washington

Round 3: Comedy Films Trivia

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  1. God bless America was a 2012 movie made by which comic film-maker and actor? In which movie franchise did he make his name?
  2. Who plays Shaun’s mum and stepdad in Shaun of the Dead? And what was the TV show made by the director Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg?
  3. Apart from his mockery of Hitler as Adenoid Hynkel hat part was played by Chaplin in his own The Great Dictator (1940) The character Napolini in the same film was a parody of which other political figures?
  4. Who or what is the ‘baby’ mentioned in the title of the 1938 comedy Bringing Up Baby?
  5. What 1990s cult movie spawned fan festivals involving vast consumption of White Russian Cocktails? What are the two main ingredients of a White Russian?
  6. What is the subtitle of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 satire of the military, Dr Strangelove?
  7. the Jerk, The Man with Two Brains, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid and All of Me are collaborations between which star and director?
  8. Who plays the body-swap mother and daughter in Freaky Friday (2003)?
  9. Kareem Abdul-Jabaar features as a co-pilot in the hit 1980 comedy Airplane! For what was he better known?
  10. Which film concerns the declaration of war by Freedonia against neighbouring Sylvania?
  11. What are the full titles of the three Austin Powers movies? Who played both Powers and his nemesis, Dr Evil? Who appeared as Dr Evil’s son, Scott?
  12. What four games do Bill and Ted play against Death (and win) in Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey?  Which classic European film is the scene spoofing?
  13. If Sharon Stone betrayed an amnesiac Arnold Swarzenneger in Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 version, who betrayed in 2012 version under Len Wiseman’s direction?
  14. Escape fromNew York (1981) The Thing (1982) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986) are all escapist melodramas involving which director/star combination?
  15. Which comic book hero provided a big break for Mexican director Guillermo del Toro in 2004? What was the subtitle of the follow-up, released in 2008?

Answers: Round 3

  1. Bobcat Goldthwait; Police Academy
  2. Penelope Wilton and Bill Nighy; Spaced
  3. A Jewish barber; Mussolini
  4. A leopard
  5. The Big Lebowski, vodka and Kalhua (or any coffee liqueur)
  6. Or How I Learned to  Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  7. Steve Martin and Carl Reiner
  8. Jaime Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan
  9. As a star performer in  NBA basketball
  10. Duck Soup
  11. Austin Powers: Internati0nal Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember, Mike Myers; Seth Green
  12. Battleships; Cluedo, table, football, twister, Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, in which the hero Knight plays Death at chess
  13. Kate Beckinsale played Colln Farrel’s false wife in 2012 version of Total Recall
  14. John Carpenter and Kurt Russel
  15. Hellboy, Hellboy 2;  The Golden Army was the full title of the sequel

Round 4:  40s and 50s Movie Trivia Q

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  1. How many days did it take David Niven to go Around the World?
  2. In the 1957 film about Japanese prisoners of war, where was the Bridge?
  3. Which Ben won 11 Oscars in 1959?
  4. In which 1940 film did Mickey Mouse conduct the orchestra?
  5. In which film did Vivien Leigh play Scarlet O’Hara?
  6. Who starred in the Road films with Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby?
  7. Which distinguished actor, later a Lord, played the lead in ‘Henry V’?
  8. Which film starred Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard and a train station?
  9. Which Alfred directed the thrillers ‘Rebecca’ and ‘Notorious’?
  10. Who played eight different characters in ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’?
  11. What was the series of comedies made in West London studios called?
  12. Which young star of ‘East of Eden’ died in a car crash aged 24?
  13. Which actress married Prince Rainier of Monaco?
  14. Which French ‘sex kitten’ starred with Dirk Bogarde in ‘Doctor at Sea’?
  15. In the Charlton Heston film, how many commandments were there?

Answers: Round 4

  1. 80 days
  2. Over the River Kwai
  3. Ben Hur
  4. Fantasia
  5. Gone with the Wind
  6. Bob Hope
  7. Laurence Olivier
  8. Brief Encounter
  9. Hitchcock
  10. Alec Guinness
  11. Ealing Comedies
  12. James Dean
  13. Grace Kelly
  14. Brigitte Bardot
  15. Ten

Round 5: 60s and 70s Movies Questions

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  1.  Who starred as Cleopatra and married co-star Richard Burton?
  2. Who was The Graduate in the film of the same name?
  3. Who won an Oscar as Professor Higgins in ‘My Fair Lady’?
  4. Which musical by Lionel Bart was based on a Dickens novel?
  5. Which western actor won his only Oscar for ‘True Grit’?
  6. Which nanny did Julie Andrews win an Oscar for playing?
  7. Which Gregory won an Oscar for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’?
  8. How many Dalmatians starred in the 1961 Disney Film?
  9. Which 1960 Hitchcock film has the most famous shower scene ever?
  10. Which 1972 film, with Marlon Brando, was about the Mafia?
  11. Who is Clark Kent better known as?
  12. Which 1970s film about a giant ape was a remake of a 1933 movie?
  13. Which disaster movie was about a fire in the world’s tallest building?
  14. Who starred with Paul Newmann in ‘The Sting’?
  15. Which planet features in the title of a 1979 Bond movie?

Answers: Round 5

  1. Elizabeth Taylor
  2. Dustin Hoffman
  3. Rex Harrison
  4. Oliver!
  5. John Wayne
  6. Mary Poppins
  7. Peck
  8. 101
  9. Psycho
  10. The Godfather
  11. Superman
  12. King Kong
  13. Towering Inferno
  14. Robert Redford
  15. Moon

 Round 6: Horror Movies Quiz Questions

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  1. Don Siegel in 1956 and Philip Kaufman in 1976 directed two versions of which classic horror movie?
  2. Who directed the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead in 1981? What was the name of the main protagonist played by Bruce Campbell?
  3. Who starred in the defining 1958 Hammer Horror version of Dracula as the urbane but terrifying Count, and who played his nemesis, Van Helsing?
  4. What was the compendium chiller movie made in 1945 at Ealing with Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer each directing a segment?
  5. Which 1974 Tobe Hooper slasher movie had to wait twenty-five years to get a rating from the British Board of Film Classification?
  6. Deborah Kerr is a governess who looks after two monstrous children, Flora and Miles in a disturbing 1960 creepy classic; Jack Clayton directs- what’s the movie?
  7. What was Hideo Nakata’s 1998 horror classic, remade by Gore Verbinski in 2002?
  8. What was the voyeuristic 1960 chiller that greeted with such opprobrium that it hampered director Michael Powell’s career?
  9. What was Elsa Lanchester’s most famous role, in a James Whale directed film of 1935?
  10. Which later-to-be-very-famous New Zealand director made the 1992 gross-out horror-comedy Braindead?
  11. What was Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 film, a bleak contemporary account of a vampire’s existence set in a small town in Swedeen?
  12. What was the name of the possessed girl, played by Linda Blair in the Exorcist?
  13. Which film features Joe Turkel as Lloyd, a polite but sinister barman, and Lisa and Louise Burns as the young Grady Twins?
  14. Who was the first victim of the psychotic killer in Halloween?
  15. What was Kathrin Bigelow’s 1987 cult movie about a blood-drinking family travelling across America?

Answers: Round 6

  1. They directed the two versions of the Body Snatchers.
  2. Sam Raimi, Ash
  3. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing
  4. Dead of the Night
  5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  6. The Innocents
  7. Ringu ( The Ring)
  8. Peeping Tom
  9. Bride of Frankenstein
  10. 10.Peter Jackson
  11. Let the Right One In
  12. Regan
  13. The Shining
  14. His older sister Judith, seen killed in a flashback at the start of the movie
  15. Near Dark

Round 7: Sci-Fi Films Quiz Questions

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  1.  What is the name of the villain in the first Superman movie (1980) played by Gene Hackman?
  2.  Which British comic actor played Scotty, the engineer abroad the Enterprise in Star Trek (2009)? And which Aussie was the bad guy Nero?
  3. Who made Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 into a movie in 1966?
  4. In 2005 both Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson revisited classic sci-fi stories for the major movies; what were the two films?
  5. Serve the trust. Protect the innocent. Uphold the law. whose mantra?
  6. Which classic sci-fi movie concern the invention of a beautiful robot by a scientist called Rotwang?
  7. In which movie David Bowie appears as Jareth the Goblin King?
  8. What is Mad Max’s surname? And who leads the gang that kills his family
  9. Who played the obsessive character at the centre of Close Encounters of the Third Kind ( 1997)?
  10. Who made the 1989 underwater sci-fi chiller The Abyss?
  11. What was the 1982 film starring Jeff Bridges as a computer software programmer battling to escape from being trapped inside his own programme?
  12. The 2013 Star Trek film brings the number of films in the official franchise up to eight, twelve or sixteen?
  13. What was the name of the Duncan Jone’s 2009 feature debut, and which actor carried the film almost single-handedly
  14. Who remade Solaris in 2002 and who took the lead role? Which Russian director made the original thirty years earlier?
  15. Who was The Invisible Man in James Whale’s 1993 film?  And on whose story was the film based?

Answers: Round 7

  1. Lex Luthor
  2. Simon Pegg; Eric Bana
  3. Francois Truffaut
  4. War of the Worlds (Spielberg) and King Kong (Jackson)
  5. Robocop
  6. Fritz Lang’s Metropolis
  7. Labyrinth
  8. Rockatansky Toecutter
  9. Richard Dreyfuss (the story goes that he virtually had to stalk Spielberg to get the part after the various big box office names turned it down
  10. James Cameron
  11. Tron
  12. Melanie Griffith
  13. Twelve
  14. Steven Soderbergh; George Clooney; Andrei Tarkovsky
  15. Claude Rains; H.G. Wells

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