Since the days of the Lumière brothers and George Melies - the pioneers of the world of cinema - we, as viewers, have had the privilege to watch the industry grow over the decades. We've witnessed captivating actors, enthralling screenplays, beautiful sets, landscapes, and special effects, and we've been introduced to fantasy worlds which we never thought were possible. Of course, for every Oscar-winning film, there were hundreds that ended up in the trash.
Skip ahead to the modern day, where computerised graphics and animation are more powerful than ever before, and it seems like we've already stepped into the cinematic new age.
This quiz will test movie-lovers on their knowledge of actors, films, quotes, characters, genres, themes, and everything in between. Grab the popcorn, douse it with butter, and let's dive straight in!
What movie is this?
If there is a more memorable scene that Leonardo Dicaprio (Jack) and Kate Winslet (Rose) atop the bow of the ship while Celene Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' blasts in the background, we'll be seriously hard-pressed to find it. This 1997, 3-hour film was directed by James Cameron and follows the true story of the sinking ship.
Who voiced Genie in the 1992 version of Aladdin?
The man who voiced one of the most memorable Disney characters of all time was a comedic genius in his own right. Apart from playing Genie, the actor also starred in Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting, just to name a couple. Do any names stand out as the correct option?
Who is the protagonist of these magical movies?
Unless you've been living under a rock for the better part of twenty years, then this question should be an easy one to start with. Thanks to seven (initial) books from J. K. Rowling and eight films to follow, this magical boy is now one of the most recognisable characters in all of pop culture.
Which actor starred in 'Home Alone'?
It's every parent's nightmare - leaving a child at home! Fortunately for young Kevin McAllister, he makes the most of an unfortunate situation. While his family jets off on vacation, he has to fend off a couple of rather dimwitted crooks. This is a holiday classic we'd happily watch, time and time again.
What is the object of focus in these movies?
We won't give you the title of this beloved fantasy series, as that would give the answer away. What we will share, however, is that this story follows the journey of Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee as they trek through Middle Earth. This is all because of one particular, powerful, and sought-after object.
Who plays Jordan Belfort in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'?
Alongside Margot Robbie and Jonah Hill, one particular household actor stars in this biographical Martin Scorsese film. It follows the true story of Jordan Belfort, who rose from nothing, up to fame and fortune on Wall Street. Of course, with so much money to burn, it didn't all end as well as he hoped.
Which classic movie is this?
This film, beloved by many, was released all the way back in the year 1939 and was one of the first majorly-successful, colour-integrated films. It stars Judy Garland as Dorothy, who meets loveable characters such as Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion along her journey through a magical land.
What is this series called?
For anyone with a love of cars, particularly fast, jacked-up ones, this series will definitely satisfy any cravings. Starring Vin Diesel and Dom Toretto, plus other names such as Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker, this franchise currently has eight films, with more on the way, currently in the pre-production stage.
What is the name of this romantic comedy?
This romantic comedy hit the big screen quite recently, in 2018. It was very well received by audiences around the world, even receiving a Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy. The story of Rachel and Nick's wedding made almost $250 million at the box office worldwide. So, what's the film?
Which superhero is this?
Played by funnyman Ryan Reynolds, this Marvel character has starred in two of its own films, as well as featuring in related MCU installments. It follows the story of protagonist Wade Wilson, who is the victim of cruel experiments. These cause him to transform into a disfigured version of himself, hence the suit.
What is this movie called?
*Dun-dun... dun-dun... dun-dun...* - it's impossible to not feel both nervous and excited whenever we hear that growling, rumbling musical theme, which this film made famous. It centres around a great white shark, which has been taking beachgoers at the tourist town of Amity Island. This film, till this day, is renowned as one of the classics.
What is the famous line from this movie?
Steven Spielberg gave us this masterpiece back in 1982, and it is still quoted until this day. The plot follows a loveable and friendly alien who needs to flee Earth in order to make it back to his home planet. Which of these famous lines was from this classic sci-fi?
Name this film about a woman who loses her memory.
Starring Adam Sandler alongside Drew Barrymore, this film centres around the plot of Henry (Sandler) trying to win over Lucy (Barrymore). The only problem is that due to a car accident, Lucy wakes up each morning with a clean slate and a wiped memory. At least this means that Henry can devise the perfect plan.
Which film does NOT star Leonardo DiCaprio?
Leonardo DiCaprio has been impressing us with performances on the big screen for decades now. With roles in Titanic, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. and the Oscar-winning performance in The Revenant, his talent is widely known and hard to deny. Which of these four titles was he not the star of?
What is this movie called?
At the time of this film's release, back in 2009, it became the highest grossing film in history. It made almost 2.8 billion dollars at the box office worldwide (Wikipedia), and was also one of the first films to successfully implement 3D technology. Who can remember what this film was called?
Which actor plays Wolverine?
Hailing from sunny Australia, this loveable and versatile actor actually holds the Guinness World Record for "longest career as a live-action superhero" (Slashfilm). He can sing, dance, and act (clearly), and has also appeared in films like The Greatest Showman, Eddie the Eagle, Les Miserables, and, of course, everything related to X-Men.
What was this vampire series called?
It all starts when protagonist Bella Swan meets Edward Cullen, a vampire who has a tendency to sparkle in the daylight. This vampire series has formed a cult following, with fans still rewatching the films to this day. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, can anyone call its name?
What genre of movie was 'The Wedding Planner'?
With a name like The Wedding Planner, it might seem that this film is all about marriage and romance, however, maybe it's not... It stars Jennifer Lopez alongside Matthew McConaughey as two of the main characters. Although its ratings aren't phenomenal, it's certainly beloved by many viewers to this day.
Heath Ledger won an Oscar for playing this character. What is he called?
In The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger produced one of the most memorable performances of a villain that we've ever seen on-screen. While other actors have played this role at times, Heath Ledger's portrayal stands far and above as the most disturbingly impressive. "Want to know how I got these scars" is one of his catchphrases.
'The Breakfast Club' is about five teenagers who meet in...
Directed by John Hughes, this 1985 comedy-drama film is one that has certainly stood the test of time. It follows the story of five teenagers, who each possess a wildly different personality, who are forced to come together. Of course, after hours alongside one another, it's a rollercoaster of emotions.
Which of these characters does NOT appear in 'Beauty and the Beast'?
This classic Disney film, which has recently been given a live-action remake starring Emma Watson, shows that it doesn't matter what's on the outside, but only what's in someone's heart. In Beast's massive mansion, previous employees of the prince are turned into simple objects. Which of the provided options doesn't fit?
'Pretty Woman' stars which two actors?
Edward (pictured on the left) and Vivian (on the right) are the two main characters in this 1990, Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy. Edward is a wealthy businessman, while Vivian is a lady of the night, and viewers watch as the two begin to bond. Of course, due to their different backstories, hurdles are aplenty.
What sci-fi series features this character?
Together with Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, this sci-fi franchise is one, if not *the* most successful and beloved fantasy film series. The rights to the film franchise were recently purchased by Disney, who has since released a handful of new films to add to the original six.
This Sandra Bullock/Cate Blanchett reboot was called Ocean's what?
Following the success of Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen thereafter, this 2018 version decided it was time for an all-female cast. Lead by the talented Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, the women aim to steal a $150 million necklace. Do they succeed? Well, you'll just have to watch the film to find out.
Which of these is a famous line from 'The Godfather'?
The original film in this trilogy was released to audiences around the world back in 1972, and it beloved by many to this day. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather is often considered one of the best films ever made. Which line is synonymous with it?
Which Avengers film is this?
Over the last few years, superhero movies have absolutely dominated cinemas around the globe. While DC Comics has been a contributor to this, it's really Marvel, through the MCU, which has continued to produce blockbusters. The villain-fighting Avengers have approved in a few different films, but which one is this?
This movie is the story of which classic band?
For anyone who loves to sing in the shower, or rock out to some tunes while driving, this film is a must-view. Featuring some of the band's most famous hits over the years, the movie showcases the story of the group's journey leading up to the famous Live Aid concert.
What was the hit song from the 2018 version of 'A Star Is Born'?
Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, this film was released in 2018 and became a massive hit all around the world. Lady Gaga actually won an Academy Award for Best Film Music, thanks to the song in question and the great musical score throughout the film. Who knows the answer to this one?
What is 'Ready Player One' about?
Ready Player One, directed by the great Steven Spielberg, hit the big screens in 2018 and was rather successful overall. It is set in the year 2045 in a unique place called OASIS. The film was based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel of the same name (as told by Wikipedia).
What is the name of this Best Picture winner?
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the same man who created Pan's Labyrinth, this film received enormous critical acclaim. It was nominated for thirteen categories at the Academy Awards, taking out first place for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score (Wikipedia). Who knows its title then?
What is the complete title of this Mad Max film?
While the original Mad Max film came out all the way back in 1979, the one in question was released in 2015. The post-apocalyptic action film stars Tom Hardy (as Max Rockatansky) alongside Charlize Theron (as Imperator Furiosa) as they drive at high speeds through the Wasteland to escape their chasers.
Which movie was the first to show a toilet on screen?
Sir Alfred Hitchcock has delivered plenty of masterpieces over the years, perhaps none more famous than this film in question. It was a psychological thriller that was released in 1960. To this day, the house in which the film was set still stands at Universal Studios, Hollywood, and can be seen on the tour.
Ryan Gosling's character in 'La La Land' is a...
When you pair up Ryan Gosling with Emma Stone, it's almost impossible to not create a smashing box-office hit. La La Land follows these two characters (Mia and Sebastian) who are just trying to pursue their dreams and do what they love. While they are fundamentally different, they eventually bond together, despite needing to overcome plenty of hurdles.
'The Shining' is about a man who goes crazy in an empty...?
Based on the legendary novel by Stephen King, The Shining (directed by Stanley Kubrick) follows the story of a man named Jack Torrance, who isolates himself and his family in a certain empty location in order to help overcome his writer's block. Of course, things turn sour and spooky very quickly.
Name this black and white film
This old-school, black and white film hit the big screens back in 1942 and features a cast led by Humphrey Bogart, who plays Rick Blaine. It is frequently looked back on as one of the prime films of its era. After its release, this film won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
What song is being performed in this scene?
Set in the beautiful landscape of Austria, this 1965 classic stars Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker and Richard Haydn (IMDB), and is a toe-tapper, no doubt. It is one of the most memorable film musicals of the last 60 years, with classics such as Do-Re-Mi, and, of course, the one which plays in this scene.
How does Andy Dufresne escape in 'The Shawshank Redemption'?
According to IMDB, The Shawshank Redemption is officially the best film of all time. And for anyone who's seen it, it's hard to argue otherwise. It boasts a formidable storyline while starring Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne, a man wrongly found guilty, alongside Morgan Freeman as Red. How does Andy escape?
What is the most famous line from 'Gone with the Wind'?
If we were to create a list of cinema's all-time most memorable quotes, this one would certainly feature towards the top. The Civil War drama, Gone with the Wind, hit the big screens back in 1939 and broke all kinds of box office records at the time. It's a classic, that's for sure.
True of False: Matt Damon has won an Academy Award for Best Actor?
Matt Damon has talent spilling out of his ears, and that's clear and crystal when we consider that The Martian, Invictus, the Jason Bourne films, Ocean's Eleven, Interstellar, and Good Will Hunting are just a handful of his films over the years. The question is, has he ever received the ultimate reward for his work?
What is this classic Orson Welles film?
This 1941 film is often considered by critics and audiences alike to be one of the most influential films ever made. It was nominated for 9 Oscars, taking out the Academy Award for Best Writing (Wikipedia). The film is famous for the last word of a dying man - "Rosebud".