There is nothing quite like the magic of film to transport an audience from the world of reality, into the world of an artist’s choosing. Whether a movie is based on a true historical event or character, or it is set in outer space and following the story of a completely fictional characters, movies transport and change their audience. A movie can re-define the bounds of human storytelling and allows for a certain kind of escapism that pushes the imagination. This quiz is designed for people with serious movie knowledge—for the people who stay in the theater after the end to watch the credits roll and watch anything and everything they can get their hands on.
Lots of people are horror fans. Other people swear by a good rom-com when anything is going wrong in life. Still other get their thrills from action movies of all shapes and sizes. Any of those people will FAIL this quiz—which is designed for true movie fans that have seen all the new titles, and all the old ones. This quiz will test for knowledge of release dates across all genres- including throw backs! Time to put those Saturday night movie marathons to use and prove that movie knowledge once and for all!
What is the name of this new release?
Getting stood up at the alter is a plot point that has been used as the start for many a film or TV show. One Netflix original released this year took that point and put its own new spin on it—not only does the bride to be get stood up at the altar, but then she takes her estranged father on the cruise that was supposed to be her honeymoon. Wacky adventures and family bonding ensue. What is the name of this new release?
How do the monsters find the humans in A Quiet Place?
The horror movie A Quite Place took the world by storm when it was released in 2018. The film— which was witty and inspired—surpassed the genre of simple horror with its elegant plot and delicious suspense. In the movie A Quite Place, the world is inhabited not only by humans, but also by monsters that hunt and eliminate humans. These monsters are very scary, but they are made even more scary by their ability to find prey. How do they find humans?
How is Ms. Ocean related to Danny Ocean from Oceans 8?
Not just another all-female re make, this summer Oceans 8 took cinemas around the world by storm. In the super fun high fashion crime flick, one central character—Ms. Ocean—assembles her super talented group of lady criminals to pull of the jewel heist of the century. The movie—which is a spinoff not a remake—takes place sometime after the last Oceans movie, and Ms. Ocean is directly related to one of the characters from the series. How is Ms. Ocean related to Danny Ocean?
What is the name of the high school they attend in Clueless?
Of all the teen films ever made, most argue that one reigns supreme above them all—for its witty dialogue and innocent charm, with just enough know it all punch—Clueless is one for the ages. The film—which centers around a spoiled rich girl Cher Horowitz—manages to be both relatable to high school viewers, and to offer them a glimpse at what the privileged life looks like. Only true film buffs remember where it was set though! What is the name of the high school they attend in Clueless?
What is the name of Annie Walker's failed bakery in Bridesmaids?
In the mood for a good, classic chick flick? One needs to look no further than Bridesmaids. This movie has it all. Strong female friendships, a motivating plot line and—spoiler alert—dreamy happy ending! Centered around the downward spiral of one would be made of honor in the face of her best friends’ wedding, Bridesmaids follows the descent into madness of Annie Walker, who just can’t quite handle losing her best friend to marriage after losing her bakery to the economy. What is the name of her failed bakery?
What is the name of this movie?
Known for frightening and then empowering a generation of children, this beloved film centered around a young girl growing up with a horrible family. Her dad is a salesmen for used cars, and her mother is a vapid woman who cares about nothing other than her daily bingo games. They send her to a horrible school run by a principal known for throwing children out of windows. The little girl finds an ally in her teacher Ms. Honey, and discovers that she has secret mind powers. What is the name of this movie?
“He doesn’t eat meat? That’s ok. I make lamb.” From which beloved family comedy is this infamous quote?
It must be every vegetarian’s worst nightmare—ending up engaged to a partner whose family just doesn’t understand that you don’t eat meat. One of the best examples of this in a film is the following quote when a certain bride to be’s aunt says of the groom; “He doesn’t eat meat? That’s ok. I make lamb.” Yikes! It’s hard to get out of that one without seeming impolite. From which beloved family comedy is this (among others) infamous quote?
What is the name of the daughter in Mamma Mia!?
“Mamma Mia, here I go again, my my, how can I resist you? Mamma Mia, does it show again? My my, just how much I’ve missed you?” So, goes the chorus of the title song of one of the greatest feel good musical movies of all time. The movie revolves around Donna—a single mother and independent business owner—and her daughter who invites three men who might be her father to her wedding. What is the name of the daughter in Mamma Mia!?
Moana must confront the demigod who stole what from the goddess Te Fitte?
Since its release in 2016, Moana has stolen hearts worldwide. The Disney movie chronicles the adventure of the hero Moana as she travels the ocean, hoping to end a curse and restore her island to its former glory. Moana makes friends along the way and proves her bravery and daring at every point. The lovable animations, and great plot make for a fun family friendly film that is good for all ages. Moana must confront the demigod who stole what from the goddess Te Fitte?
What is the name of the little dragon from Mulan?
Who doesn’t love the movie Mulan? With its great sound track, awesome cast of characters, and wildly inspiring plot, the Disney movie is on the favorites list of anyone who has taste. While all will remember the title character Mulan, and all will remember her companion dragon, only true film buffs will remember the name of her scaly companion. This little red monster keeps Mulan companion throughout the film. What is the name of the little dragon from Mulan?
What is the name of Neville’s dog from I Am Legend?
Though many may remember I Am Legend for Will Smith’s impressive acting—or for the horrifying zombie monsters that terrorize him throughout the film—most fans will agree that the central point of the film was when his dog was bit by infected dogs. This caused Smith’s character—Dr. Robert Neville—to face the tough choice of setting him free as a zombie or putting him down. Neville puts his dog down, and viewers all over the world wept with him. What is the name of Neville’s dog?
"Bread makes you fat" what movie is this quote from?
“Bread makes you fat?” This incredulous quote was greeted with an outburst of laughter by fans, who came to the theater to watch this hilarious teen flick. The movie, which follows the superhero comic style antics of a rather wimpy indie man, stole fans hearts from the beginnings. With its video game over tones and once in a lifetime love story, this movie quickly became a classic. What movie is the above quote form?
Who directed Pulp Fiction?
It’s hard to find a bigger cult classic than the 1994 Pulp Fiction. Staring Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta as strangely philosophical hitmen—Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega—respectively. The movie is known for its incredibly witty dialogue, and strangely simple yet gripping plot line. Uma Thurman makes a memorable appearance as the wife of Winnfield and Vega’s boss Marsellus Wallace. The movie, which is a classic film, is now perhaps best known to those who haven't seen it as a failsafe set of Halloween costumes. Who directed Pulp Fiction?
“I see all this potential, and I see it squandered… an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables... Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate.... We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war... Our great depression is our lives.” what classic movie is this from?
“I see all this potential, and I see it squandered… an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables... Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate.... We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war... Our great depression is our lives.” Wow. That sure does make one feel a bit down (but we can’t talk about it). What cult classic movie is this from?
How many films are there in the original Lord of the Rings series?
When it comes to fantasy series, none has quite as much to offer as the timeless splendor of the Lord of the Ring series. Based on the books by J.R.R Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings series transports watchers to the magical land of Middle Earth, where a little hobbit must face a great evil, along with the help of a team, the “Fellowship of the ring.” How many films are there in the original Lord of the Rings series?
What are the movie series about the boy wizard that must face off against the evil dark lord Voldemort?
This one is practically a free-be. Any film buff worth their stuff will know the answer to this one, but any millennial, or their siblings, or their parents for that matter, should be able to answer it as well. This series has eight movies, based off the books by J.K. Rowling. They follow the misadventures and world saving quests of a young wizard. What are the movie series about the boy wizard who, year after year, must face off against the evil dark lord Voldemort?
Where does The Birds take place?
Perhaps one of Hitchcock best known thrillers, The Birds was released in 1963. It is a horror movie in which the birds of the sea side town where the protagonists are living begin attacking people for no apparent reason. The attacks grow in violence towards the climax. The film was selected for the National Film Registry in 2016 when it was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the USLC. Where does The Birds take place?
Who played the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit film series?
The two Hobbit movies released in the early 2010’s is the latest addition in the Lord of the Rings film world. In these movies, we see Bilbo—ancestor of Frodo—go on the epic adventure that started it all. At one point, he encounters a dragon, whose name is known and whose power is feared by all throughout the land. Smaug has been sleeping in a mountain guarding ancient treasure, since slaughtering the mountains inhabitants a mere generation ago. Who played the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit film series?
How many Mission Impossible films have been made since the first one was released in 1996?
Ok—so the title Mission Impossible is a bit of a misnomer—Tom Cruise almost always manages to pull off the mission! But this highly successful film franchise doesn’t have to worry about a little contradiction like that. The first film in the series—Mission Impossible—was released in 1996—that’s forever ago! The most recent film Mission: Impossible—Fallout, was released in 2018. How many Mission Impossible films have been made since the first one was released in 1996?
What is the name of the movie with the beloved Remy the rat chef?
One of the most beloved cartoons of all time, this animated film set in France follows the journey of a little rat with a dream. Remy the rat wants more than anything to be a chef. The main obstacle to his dream is—of course—the fact that he is a rat. Not one to let anything stand in his way, Remy works past all the obstacles to succeed at his dream. What is the name of the movie with the beloved rat chef?
What is the name of the animated action hero film series starring the Parr family?
Eldest child of the Parr family, Violet Parr is daughter of Bob and Helen Parr. The family is known for their super powers and also includes Jack-Jack and Dash—the super-fast son. Bob Parr is known for her super strength. Helen Parr—alias Elastigirl—is known for her super stretchy powers, which mean she can stretch herself into any size or shape. The family combines their superpowers to fight crime. What is the name of the animated action hero film series starring the Parr family?
What movie is the following quote from? “I’ll have what she’s having”
Some movies are known for their witty dialogue, some have one-liners that fade in and out of fashion as the hit leaves the box office. The following quote is a timeless line, but only true movie buffs will be able to connect it with the film in which it was originally said. The line was said by an extra, in response to what she perceived to be one of the main characters reaction to a dish she ordered at a restaurant. What movie is the following quote from? “I’ll have what she’s having”
What was the first Star Wars film ever released?
The Star Wars films can be difficult to keep for fans. The first film was released in 1977, and since then so many prequels and sequels and follow-ups and add-ons and spinoffs have been released that it can seem virtually impossible to keep the timeline strait. The franchise is one of the most loved and well known. But true fans—and true movie buffs—will know what Star Wars film started it all. What was the first Star Wars movie ever made?
What Star Wars movie did Jar Jar Binks first appear in?
Truly one of the cinematic worlds most hated characters, Jar Jar Binks played a crucial role in one of the Star Wars movies—and fans love to hate him. Jar Jar is a Gungan from the planet Naboo, who was cast out of his home society. He makes a bold return to help the protagonists of the film and is greeted with little love from his former community. What Star Wars movie did Jar Jar Binks first appear in?
What is the name of the fictional kingdom from Black Panther?
Perhaps one of the most well-loved Marvel movies of all time Black Panther took the box office by storm when it was released in early 2018. The film—which follows the story of legendary King and superhero the Black Panther—is set in a fictional African kingdom which makes pretty much every other kingdom to ever exist look like a pile of dirt. The kingdom is known for its advanced technology, and peaceful history. What is the name of the fictional kingdom from Black Panther?
What is the name of the actor behind the original beloved big screen Spiderman?
Though there has been a recent remodel of the Spiderman series, film buffs will remember a Spiderman from not so long ago. Played by a well-loved goofy brunette, this is the Spiderman that made the series what it is today for most millennials. This actor—who stared in three Spiderman Films between 2002 and 2007—brought the character to life on the big screen. What is the name of the actor behind the original beloved big screen Spiderman?
What is the name of this new release starring Saoirse Ronan
Not all coming of age films are created equal, and this one—written and directed by Greta Gerwig—shines above them all. The film—which was released in 2017—stars the fantastic Saoirse Ronan and follows the trials and tribulations of her senior year of high school. Ronan plays an eccentric but relatable student at a private Catholic School in Sacramento California, who’s only thought is off growing up and getting out of town. What is the name of this new release?
In what year was Donnie Darko released?
This movie defines the genre cult classic. Set during the election of 1988, Donnie Darko is a dark, twisted, wild ride through the psyche of one teenage boy. The science fiction film stars a young Jake Gyllenhaal, who is experiencing apocalyptic visions. The film originally flopped at the box office, but received critical acclaim, and viewers all over were thrilled by the misadventures of the young man with the doomsday bent. In what year was Donnie Darko released?
What is the name of this 2013 horror film?
At the start of this film, things were looking bad or Victoria and Lily—two little girls who had just been taken by their father, after he finished a eliminating spree. He drove them out into the woods to an abandoned cabin where he planned on eliminating them as well, but they were saved by a supernatural something that preceded to look after them until they were finally found five years later. After being found, the creature proceeded to haunt the family that took them in. What is the name of this 2013 horror film?
What is the name of this well-known film starring Brad Pitt?
Released in 2009, this Nazi bashing action film stared Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger and Eli Roth. The film—which was directed by Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth and set in Nazi-occupied France—during World War II. It followed the story of a group of Jewish soldiers, who set out to assassinate Nazi leaders, during the war. The film is known for being a classic Tarantino blood bath, filled with witty humor and vengeful plot lines. What is the name of this well-known film?
The 1996 version of the story is set in mid-90’s and involves a lot more taxis and items than the original work. What is the title of this Shakespeare play?
A classic love story for the ages, this William Shakespeare play about two jilted young lovers from warring families got a modern makeover when it was made into film in 1996. The film—which stared Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes—was not the first modern remake of the classic play, but it is the one that is most well remembered even now. The 1996 version of the story is set in mid-90’s and involves a lot more taxis and items than the original work. What is the title of this Shakespeare play?
What is the name of the movie, one of the main characters being Jack Dawson?
What is the name of the movie that this quote is from? “No, there wouldn't be, would there? And I've never spoken of him until now. Not to anyone. Not even your grandfather. A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson, and that he saved me in every way that a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now only in my memory.”
In what year was Schindler's list released?
“The list is life, and around its margins lies the gulf.” This quote comes from the seminal classic Schindler’s list—one of the greatest and most haunting Holocaust movies ever made. The film—which is not for the faint of heart—follows the work of Oscar Schindler, a Nazi working to rescue as many Jews as he can from Hitler’s clutches. Schindler works by consulting his list, after which the film is named. In what year was Schindler's list released?
Which character from The Godfather said the well-known line, “Revenge is a dish best served cold?”
Even people who have never seen the film The Godfather will recognize the following quote, but only true movie buffs will be able to identify the character behind the infamous line. The Godfather—which was released in 1972—is known for its gritty feel. It’s a unique portrayal of the mafia lifestyle and the “family business” of the criminal world. Which character from The Godfather said the well-known line, “Revenge is a dish best served cold?”
What actor plays Redding in The Shawshank Redemption?
It’s no secret that prison can bring out the worst in a lot of people. What makes the story of The Shawshank Redemption unique as a film is that it focuses not on the negative qualities of prisoners, but on the redemptive aspects of a friendship behind bars. The film—which was first released in 1994—was based on a short story by none other than Steven King. The story follows the friendship between Andy Dufresne and Ellis Boyde Redding over their years in prison. What actor plays Redding?
When was the Goonies released?
“Goonies never say die!” So, goes the mantra of an enterprising group of young kids who take on a property development company to fight for their homes in the hit children's movie The Goonies. When the kids find a treasure map in one of their attics, they follow it underground in search of riches with which to buy up their homes from the property developers so that they don’t have to move away and leave each other. When was the Goonies released?
What is the name of the feel good dance flick with Baby and Johnny?
When 17-year old Frances “Baby” Houseman starts the summer of 1963, she thinks it is going to be like any other. She is with her family at Kellerman’s in the Catskill Mountains, enjoying another peaceful summer at the resort. This all changes when Baby develops a crush on the resort’s dance instructor- Johnny. One thing leads to another, and Baby ends up performing with Johnny at the resort. Drama and difficulties lead to family fun and reconciliation. What is the name of this feel good dance flick?
What is the main of the central character of Apocalypse Now?
Apocalypse Now is a wartime masterpiece. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this epic follows the story of a captain during the Vietnam war, who is sent on a special mission upriver in Cambodia to “terminate” a rouge Colonel who has set himself up as some sort of a deity amongst a local tribe. The film, which is considered one of Coppola’s greatest works, was released in 1979. What is the main of the central character of Apocalypse Now?
What is the name of this Hepburn classic?
Though she was many things besides an actress, Audrey Hepburn is best remembered for her work in wonderful Hollywood productions. In one such film, she plays a frustrated Princess Anne who fantasies of having a normal person’s night. This dream is made a reality for a little while, when she runs off with the charming Joe Bradley on an epic adventure neither of them will ever forget. The film—which was released in theaters in 1953—is a fan favorite even today. What is the name of this Hepburn classic?
In what year was The Parent Trap released?
The ultimate fool our parents feel good kid/teen movie. The Parent Trap is a timeless classy—staring Lindsey Lohan and Lindsey Lohan! The young actress portrays a set of twins, who were separated at a young age when their parents split up. Reunited at summer camp, they get up to no small amount of trouble. The famous film, which is in fact a remake of a lesser known 1961 version, was a millennial child's movie night staple. In what year was The Parent Trap released?
What famous thriller is this quote from? “It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again,”
A thriller can be a thriller for several reasons. Some are based on suspense and jump out at us fright. Others are physiological and rely on the physiological thrill of an intelligent villain. The following quote is from one of the most famous thrillers of all time; “It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again,” says a mad man, who is keeping someone for a skin suite down a well. What famous thriller is this quote from?
What is the title of the most recent film in the Fast and The Furious franchise?
They’re Fast! They’re Furious! There are like a million of them! It can be hard to keep track of all the Fast and Furious movies, but as of 2018, there are eight films, with serious plans for at least two more in the making! These films—which depict a life of street racing—fast cars, fierce friendships, and intense drama, all seem to have names based off the same basic name. What is the title of the most recent film in the Fast and The Furious franchise?
Where does Winter’s Bone take place?
Released in 2011, Winter’s Bone is a gritty thriller about the bonds that unite a family—even an estranged one. The movie follows the efforts of a young woman named Ree Dolly (played by Jennifer Lawrence) as she tries to track down her father through the web of the local criminal underworld. Her father put the family house up for bail, and if Ree doesn’t find it in time, she and her family will be kicked off the land. Where does Winter’s Bone take place?
What is the name of the computer in A Space Odyssey?
Set in what would then have been a very distant future, the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, portrays the interstellar travels of a brave group of astronauts. Set in a time when trips to the space station are common place, this film takes viewers on an epic journey through an uncharted phycological realm. One of the films main characters is an on-ship computer, who gains a sort of consciousness and triggers many of the plot points in the film. What is the name of this computer?
What is the name of Scarlett Johansen's character in the Avengers?
Scarlett Johansson is a well-known actress from New York City who recently became a part of the Avengers Franchise. Johansson has worked in almost every genre of the movie world and is famous for almost never turning down a part. Johansson has been in at least seven movies from the Avengers franchise and is well loved for her portrayal of the hard fighting lady assassin on the team. What is the name of Scarlett Johansen's character in the Avengers?
What is the name of the main character in 13 Going on 30?
While most 30 year old’s dream of being 13 again, one film told the story of a girl who was 13 and got her wish of becoming 30—overnight! 13 Going on 30 tells the wacky tale of an awkward girl who wants nothing more to grow up, but when she gets her wish she finds out adulthoods not all it’s cracked up to be, and that popularity might not be worth the friends we lose along the way. What is the name of the main character in 13 Going on 30?
What is the name of this movie?
Set in a Morocco that was still French Morocco, this 1942 film of love and adventure stars Humphrey Bogart, who plays against Ingrid Bergman. Tensions are high in a walled city, with everyone looking for a way out and a way to reunite. Perhaps one of the most well-known films of all times, this black and white classic lent an air of Hollywood glamour to the city from which it got its name that still lingers to this day. What is the name of the above movie?
What is the first film in which Daniel Craig played Bond?
James Bond is one of those franchises that has been making films forever and could continue making them forever. The story of 007 is well loved, as it satisfies the adventurer in all of us. The leading men are always daring and easy on the eyes, the pinnacle of manliness. Most recently, the character has been portrayed by Daniel Craig who has stared in four James Bond films to date and is rumored to be appearing in another one. What is the first film in which Craig played Bond?
Who directed the movie Moonrise Kingdom?
Perhaps no film better captures the scope of ingenuity and imagination that a child poses than the film Moonrise Kingdom. The movie, which follows the story of two kids who take themselves very seriously—as adults often forget that children can do. The children—Suzy and Sam—run away from home and boy scout camp to adventure with each other. The adults in their lives respond accordingly. Who directed this sensational homage to the enormity of youth?
What is the name of the movie with Duke reading a book to an elderly woman?
This movie is synonymous with a tearful night in bent over a bowl of chocolate ice cream and clutching at tissues. The movie starts with an old man named Duke reading a book to an elderly woman with dementia living in a nursing home. When Duke makes it through the story, the woman realizes they are the couple from the notebook and they share a tearful moment before she relapses into memory loss. What is the name of this movie?