For movie lovers, the '90s were one heck of a decade to be alive. It was during these years that dinosaurs first dominated theatres in Jurassic Park, that Buzz Lightyear zoomed into our lives in Toy Story, and that Forrest Gump first won our hearts with his musings on the nature of life and boxes of chocolates. Leonardo DiCaprio sailed the Atlantic on the Titanic, Neo debated the merits of the blue versus the red pill, and Simba sang out "Hakuna Matata" for the first time. From tragic romances to animations that would become classics to psychological thrillers, all kinds of films made the '90s their home, and many of them still remain some of the most celebrated movies of all time, even thirty years after the fact.
Although almost all of us are more than familiar with the famous movie titles of the 1990s, only true '90s movie fanatics are truly well-versed in the plots, characters, and backstories of these films. A fan might know that The Sixth Sense is about a child who sees people who have recently left the world of the living, but a fanatic knows that the color red has a special meaning within the film. Only true '90s movies fanatics will be able to pass this quiz.
What is the name of the child who owns the toys in Toy Story?
Toy Story is a classic from the 1990s. It is a story of childhood, friendship and the nature of growing up. For kids, its fun to imagine toys coming to life every time we leave the room, and for adults, it's just as fun to watch this movie and reflect on the innocent days of childhood when our toys were our whole lives, rather than taxes and our jobs. Since this movie hit theatres, two sequels have followed and both were just as successful as the first. Apparently, a fourth one is on the way as well. Can anyone remember the name of the boy who owned the toys?
Who plays Mrs. Doubtfire?
This film is a classic feel-good movie of the 1990s. When a father is unable to see much of his children, he comes up with a creative plan to spend more time with them. Dressing up as an elderly woman, he is able to fool his ex-wife and become a nanny for his children. As he cares for his kids, he grows as a person and comes to some important realizations. However, things get complicated when the father must appear at a function that his elderly nanny alter-ego is also supposed to appear at. Can anyone remember which famous actor plays Mrs. Doubtfire?
What is the first rule of Fight Club?
The plot of this film was pretty twisty. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton star in it as good friends who start a club where men can beat each other up (because... why not?), but as anyone who has seen it knows, things get a little more complicated as the film goes on. A woman gets involved with the two main characters and things in the Fight Club start to get a little more interesting. One of the main themes of this movie is that there are certain rules the members of the club have to follow. Can anyone remember what the first rule of Fight Club is?
Where was the DNA of dinosaurs found in Jurassic Park?
Jurassic Park was groundbreaking in its time. Nowadays, we've seen dinosaurs get revived countless times, but back when this movie first premiered, dinosaurs hadn't really had a central role on the big screens before. In the film, scientists figure out a way to bring back dinosaurs from extinction. They decide to not only bring the dinosaurs back, but also to monetize them, creating an entire theme park devoted to the era of these reptilian beasts. Adults, kids and even babies are welcomed to the park, with its owners presenting it as perfectly safe. As we all know, it's was not quite as safe as it seemed. Can anyone remember where the DNA of the dinosaurs was found to recreate them?
What pet is let loose in Home Alone?
In Home Alone, a child is forgotten by his family during Christmas vacation and left to fend for himself in his large family home. Normally, this probably wouldn't be that big of an issue. After all, Kevin is a responsible kid with common sense. However, things are complicated by the fact that two robbers are planning on stealing from Kevin's house while his family is away. The catch? He's still there. As Kevin becomes aware that the robbers are scouting out his house, he starts making plans to hold them off. Along the way, a certain pet is set loose in the house. What type of pet is set loose?
What is the object treasure hunters are searching for in Titanic?
This film tells the story of a young man and woman who fall in love during the maiden voyage of the Titanic. It was one of Leonardo DiCaprio's first big roles, and his portrayal of Jack is still deemed by many to be one of his most classic characters. The film follows the story of this passionate young couple right up until the end. When the ship hits an iceberg and goes down, the two are left floating in the water. Although Rose is able to get herself on top of a scrap piece of ship to stay out of the water, Jack meets his end after the Titanic sinks. What object are the treasure hunters searching for in this movie?
Who is the star of Edward Scissorhands?
Similar to the tale of Frankenstein's monster, this movie is about a scientist who decides to make his own human being. Named Edward Scissorhands, his creation is left unfinished when the scientist passes away. Although his appearance is rather startling, Edward is a sweet soul and is taken in by a kindly woman. Things get rather complicated when Edward falls in love with the daughter of the woman who takes him in. Although he is gentle on the inside, his appearance and odd hands leave many unsure of him and Edward remains an outsider within the community. Can anyone remember which actor plays Edward?
How does Mufasa meet his end in The Lion King?
This is one of the great tragedies of modern cinema. Just as we start to love his character in The Lion King, Mufasa meets his end. As we learn later, his demise was orchestrated by his nefarious brother who has set his sights on the throne. Mufasa's demise instigates a chain of events that culminate with Simba leaving to live with a warthog and a meerkat for a few years (we all have our rebellious years). However, Simba eventually returns to Pride Rock to retake the throne. Can anyone remember how exactly Mufasa meets his end in The Lion King?
What job does Stanley Ipkiss have at the beginning of The Mask?
The Mask is about an insecure man named Stanley Ipkiss bored with the tedium of everyday life who finds a mask that allows him to take on the confidence and charisma of Loki, the Norse god of mischief (popularly known as the good-looking demigod Tom Hiddleston plays in the Marvel movies). While wearing the Mask, Stanley becomes a different person, one who woos a beautiful singer and even commits a punishable offence. Before all of this happened to him, though, Stanley Ipkiss had a regular, run of the mill day job. Can anyone remember what job he had before he found the Mask?
What is the name of the main FBI student in The Silence of the Lambs?
This movie from the 1990s was one of the most compelling psychological thrillers of all time. It stars Jodie Foster as an FBI student who is consulting with Hannibal Lecter, a psychopath and cannibal, about another case that has arisen. Given his prior experience and his unrivalled mind, the FBI believes Hannibal Lecter will be able to offer them insight into a case that they have been unable to crack. This FBI student is sent in to talk with Hannibal, and things only escalate from there. Can anyone remember what the name of the FBI student that Jodie Foster plays is?
How does Jack meet his end in Titanic?
This shouldn't be a spoiler at this point. Everyone knows that Titanic is not only a sweet romance about young love, but also a tragedy that will leave viewers bawling by the end of it. Although Jack and Rose fall in love and their romance seems like it is one that will last a lifetime, it is cut short by one ill-placed iceberg. When the Titanic crashes and burns, only one of the lovers escapes with their life, and the other is lost in the tragedy. Can anyone remember how exactly Jack meets his end in those final scenes of Titanic?
What is the name of the main antagonist in The Matrix?
The Matrix is one of those films that makes viewers start to question their own reality. If so many people lived their lives within this movie without even realizing that they were in a simulation, then isn't it possible we all are too? After all, many prominent physicists think it's completely possible that the Earth exists within a simulation created by some advanced civilization. Given how twisty the plot of this film can get, it's unsurprising that it's become one of the most famous trilogies of all time. Put simply, there are no other films like The Matrix. Can anyone remember the name of the central villain?
Do we ever see the Blair Witch in The Blair Witch Project?
With movies like The Blair Witch Project, there are two clear options when it comes to wowing audiences. The paranormal beings that are supposed to be the main "yikes" factor can either be shown, or they can be left to the imagination. When they are shown, then their demonic faces (like in The Nun or in The Conjuring) often leave an impact on audiences for days. But in movies like Paranormal Activity, the ghost is never shown, which leaves its appearance up to the wiles of the audience's imagination. Often, imagined ghosts can be even more scary than those created by the artistic directors. Can anyone remember whether we ever actually see the Blair Witch in the film?
Which of the following actors is a main star of Jurassic Park?
Like Star Wars, this famous series has been rebooted and has become a central aspect of pop culture all over again in the 2010s. But it all started back in the 1990s, when dinosaurs first exploded out of the past and into theatres. Although the idea of having a theme park devoted to dinosaurs may have seemed like a pretty awesome concept before the 1990s, after this film hit theatres, we can rest assured that something like this will probably never happen without a LOT of safeguards. Can anyone remember which of the following famous actors had a starring role in the first Jurassic Park film?
What is the twist in The Sixth Sense?
This movie was one of M. Night Shyamalan's first films. It features Bruce Willis as a child psychologist who is working with a boy who believes that he sees paranormal apparitions. Things feel very straight-forward as the film goes on, but as audiences find out towards the end, there is a very significant twist that turns the whole movie on its head. M. Night Shyamalan has become famous for such twists because of this film, and most of his films since have had similar plot devices in them. Can anyone remember what the plot twist in The Sixth Sense was?
What is deja vu a sign of in The Matrix?
After The Matrix hit theatres, it was hard not to question reality on a daily basis. Could this all just be a simulation? Could that delicious steak we're eating just be a big puddle of recycled human? Is everything that's happening just the will of a giant robot intent on the never-ending brainwashing of humankind? Is everything in our lives just leading up to a decision to either take the blue or red pill? Within the Matrix, deja vu wasn't just that weird feeling of seeing something over and over again. It actually meant something important. What did it mean?
What is the name of John Travolta's character in Pulp Fiction?
Pulp Fiction is one of the most unique movies of all time. It follows the stories of numerous different groups of people, all of whom are connected in some way, shape or form. But, where most movies have a typical story arc that is easy to follow, Pulp Fiction is more of a character study with no clear arc at its core. There is a story, of course, but it is not the hero's journey typical of most films. In this movie, John Travolta has a lead role. He is a criminal partner of Samuel L. Jackson's character, and the two wreak a lot of havoc together. What is the name of his character?
What kind of boat does Forrest Gump work on?
Forrest Gump is the story of a man who manages to accomplish truly great things even though some might have deemed him less capable. He fights in the Vietnam War, he runs across the country, he has a serious role in Watergate and he falls in love with his childhood sweetheart. Not only does he live a full life full to the brim with rich friendships and love, but he also has a serious impact on the state of the world, changing the way US history unfolds. Can anyone remember the type of boat that Forrest dreams of working on?
Which object do we never learn the contents of in Pulp Fiction?
Pulp Fiction can be difficult to follow at times. After all, the different stories that are told throughout the movie often have very little to do with one another. There are loose threads that tie everything together, but there is no central plotline that drives the story forward. One common theme that continuously appears in the movie, though, is a certain object. We never learn the contents of this object, but every time it is opened, a mysterious light shines out of it. This object has become one of the main identifying symbols of the movie Pulp Fiction. Can anyone remember what type of object it was?
What's in the box in the movie Seven?
This film was star-studded, with Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow starring as the central couple. Morgan Freeman also stars in the movie as the police partner to Brad Pitt's character. The two work together to hunt down a criminal in the city who seems to be targeting his victims based on whether or not they have committed any of the seven sins. Things get more complicated throughout the film, with the characters getting to know each other better and the crimes escalating. Eventually, the film comes to a climax in the middle of nowhere, with the main villain having put something mysterious in a box. What is it?
Who plays Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List?
This film is thought by many to be one of the greatest films of all time. It tells the tragic and fundamentally human story about Oskar Schindler, a man who arrives in Krakow during the time of World War II and starts working on his business. Schindler hires many Jewish workers and as the war unfolds and things start to escalate with the concentration camps, he realizes that he has the power to save many innocent lives. He begins using his power to save people from their fates in Poland. Can anyone remember what the name of the actor who plays Schindler is?
How does the film Good Will Hunting end?
This film is the perfect way to warm the heart on a cold winter's day. It tells the story of a young genius who is working through some personal issues. When he demonstrates impressive mathematical abilities, a professor at MIT takes him under his wing. Eventually, Will Hunting ends up seeing a therapist who helps him sort through his past. Along the way, he falls in love, and as he is deciding what kind of future he wants for himself, things start to get a bit more complicated. This film was an incredible breakthrough for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who not only star in the film, but also wrote it. How does the film end?
What happens to the warden in The Shawshank Redemption?
When we picture wardens, words like "stern" and "unforgiving" are quick to come to mind. It's not usually happy-go-lucky types that seek out jobs like this. And the warden in The Shawshank Redemption is the perfect example of a man like this. He is harsh and cold, and, as it turns out, a bit of a criminal himself. The story centres around Andy Dufresne, a man who goes to jail for crimes that he didn't actually commit. He is forced to adapt to the harsh conditions of jail, and along the way, he clashes with this warden. What happens to the warden at the end of the film?
What is the twist in The Usual Suspects?
This film has one of the greatest twists of all time (and it's not even an M. Night Shyamalan film!). It tells the story of a group of criminals who come into contact with one of the greatest criminals of all time- a man named Keyser Soze. Many within law enforcement believe this man to be nothing but a myth, but these criminals know better. One of the main characters, a man named Kint, tries to convince the feds that Soze is indeed real. "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist," Kint tells them. What is the twist in this film?
In Saving Private Ryan, why did they have to save Private Ryan?
This film is one of the greatest World War II movies of all time. It tells the story of a group of men who are sent on an important mission- they are sent to save Private Ryan and evacuate him from the battlefield. Although the mission isn't critical to winning the war, it's important in its own way. The men meet with tragedy along the way, losing several of their men as they attempt to reach Private Ryan. Eventually, when they get there, things get more complicated when Private Ryan says he doesn't want to leave. Can anyone remember the reason the soldiers had to save Ryan in the first place?
Which of these '90s film is about a group of friends in Scotland?
Many of the classic films of the 1990s that are famous in America are centred around the USA's culture. Such is the nature of Hollywood and films made in the USA. But this film of the 1990s became one of the most famous of the decade, and it didn't take place in America. Set in Scotland, the movie tells the story of a group of friends who struggle with drugs. When the main character, played by Ewan McGregor, tries to turn his life around, he finds that leaving his past behind is more difficult than he thought. Which of the following films tells this story?
Which historical figure is Braveheart about?
This movie stars Mel Gibson and tells the story of a famous historical figure in Britain. The tale follows this man through the loss of the love of his life and his ensuing quest for justice. One of the great epics of cinema, this film has numerous incredible battle scenes that still remain unrivalled even twenty years after the fact. Although most movies don't surpass the two and a half hour mark, this film is a full three hours long, but it's so compelling that, even though it stretches on for three hours, the story goes by incredibly quickly. Who is the movie about?
What is the name of the leading lady who loves to dance in Pulp Fiction?
Pulp Fiction is one of most well-known Quentin Tarantino movies. Although it's difficult to pinpoint what exactly the movie is about, it has numerous scenes that are highly memorable, from the final scene in the basement (yes, that scene) to the scene in the restaurant when John Travolta and Uma Thurman's characters go dancing. Despite the lack of a central, coherent plot, this film has a way of sticking in the minds of viewers. Every character is incredibly compelling, and the stories link together in interesting, unexpected ways that keep audiences guessing. Can anyone remember the name of the leading lady's character?
What is the name of Forrest Gump's love interest?
Forrest Gump is a classic tale of love, perseverance and kindness. Although society might not deem a person like Forrest Gump capable of leaving a lasting impact on history, he proves again and again that anyone with good intentions can impact the world for the better, sometimes on gargantuan scales. Not only does he impact the lives of people he meets, he also manages to change the course of history along the way. And, like in any classic Hollywood movie, he finds love with a girl that he grew up with. Can anyone remember the name of Forrest's love interest?
What is the nickname of the main character in The Big Lebowski?
This movie is about a man named Jeff Lebowski who is accidentally mistaken for a different Lebowski by the name of Jeffrey- one who is, in fact, a very big deal. In being mistaken for the Big Lebowski, Jeff is attacked and has his property vandalized and, as a result, he seeks out the person who shares his name to straighten things out. But things get a little more complicated than Jeff bargained for when the Big Lebowski offers him a job. In the movie, Jeff goes by a very specific nickname that he's become famous for. Can anyone remember this nickname?
What is Will Hunting's job at the beginning of Good Will Hunting?
Although he is a mathematical genius, Will Hunting doesn't work as a rocket scientist or famous mathematician at the beginning of the film Good Will Hunting. He spends his time with his friends at bars engaging in intellectual debates with other college students (and completely owning them), but he's not even a university student himself. After he meets a therapist who tries to help him get his life on track, Will starts to figure things out for himself. Can anyone remember the job that Will Hunting has at the very beginning of the movie, before he meets his mentors or his love interest?
Which part of World War II is famously depicted in Saving Private Ryan?
There is one scene in Saving Private Ryan that has become the most famous depiction of a certain World War II battle in Hollywood. It is the opening scene, and it leaves audiences feeling the sheer amount of loss and sadness of World War II in their bones right from the beginning of the film. So many are senselessly lost in battle in conditions that we wouldn't wish upon our enemies. Of course, we continue to see conditions like this throughout the rest of the movie, but the opening scene is one of the most memorable when it comes to the dramatization of World War II. Can anyone remember which battle is shown?
During which holiday does the alien invasion take place in Independence Day?
Alien invasion movies have become one of the most successful genres in Hollywood, from movies like War Of The Worlds to Birdbox. This particular movie is one of the famous alien invasion films of the 1990s. It tells the story of strange events starting to happen across the globe, from mass hysteria to flaming skies. As these strange events continue to unfold, it becomes clear that there is a nefarious force at work. That force? Aliens, intent on the invasion of planet Earth. But the timing of their attack is very specific. Can anyone remember which holiday the aliens target during their invasion of the planet?
In which state is Fargo set?
Fargo is a crime drama, although it has numerous comedic moments. It tells the story of a man who has fallen into dire financial straights. To remedy his problems, he hires people to take his own wife hostage, planning on collecting a ransom from her father, then using the money to fish himself out of his financial problems. But, as things often do when one hires criminals to hold one's family members hostage, things start to go wrong. This film is famous for not only its unusual plot, but also its depiction of a certain state in the US. Which state is this?
Which actor stars in The Truman Show?
The Truman Show is a story about a man who lives within a TV set without knowing it, with his entire life filmed and broadcasted to audiences around the glove. His entire life has been written by screenwriters who are dramatizing his life for the entertainment of viewers at home, and he remains ignorant to this right up until the movie begins. However, as the story unfolds, Truman starts to realize that his life isn't quite what he thought it was. As he begins to realize the truth, he has to decide whether or not he is going to do anything about it. Can anyone remember who plays Truman in the movie?