The 1990s and early 2000s was the greatest era for cinema of all-time, at least that's what someone who grew up during that time would have you believe. And while it might not be the most accurate statement of all-time, there were a multitude of groundbreaking films produced during that time. Jurassic Park, for instance, might not be considered a cinematic masterpiece, but compared to films of the past it was a grandiose endeavor that ended up becoming a major box office success. Its use of CGI in creating ultra-realistic-looking dinosaurs made it a highly popular film and is the reason why the franchise was revived with Chris Pratt in the lead role several years ago. The '90s also introduced the world to Leonardo DiCaprio, who is now regarded as one of the best and most popular actors in Hollywood. His performances in Titanic, Romeo + Juliet, and The Beach were inspiring enough that even men weren't afraid to admit they enjoyed the sappy love stories in those films.
The '90s also gave us popular and critically-acclaimed films like Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, Forrest Gump, Fight Club, and The Big Lebowski, all of which are still highly regarded to this day for different reasons. Perhaps one of the contributing factors that makes those films so timeless is that there wasn't streaming services and other platforms for films back then and, as a result, there wasn't an over saturation of content. Given a lot of the films produced during that time were so memorable, it shouldn't be that difficult to pass this quiz.
1What is the name of this 90s movie?
Jim Carrey was already one of the biggest comedic stars in Hollywood by 1998, but his films were primarily just straight comedies with little to no dramatic elements. That was far from the case in this film, in which Carrey stars as an insurance salesman whose entire life, unbeknownst to him, has been broadcast as a reality television show. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and its cast also includes Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, and Natascha McElhone. It also helped Carrey establish himself as a more serious actor.
2What is the name of this 90s movie?
Similar to Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler is another comedic actor who has since gained some recognition in more serious roles, but he is anything but in this 1996 film, in which he stars as a former hockey player who reluctantly turns to golf after discovering he has a booming drive off the tee. He hones his game with the help of his coach, Chubbs Peterson (Carl Weathers), and engages in a spirited rivalry with Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald). Bob Barker also has a memorable cameo in the film.
3Who is this popular 90s actor?
Arguably one of the most popular actors of all-time, this 56 year old is still working steadily, but doesn't quite have the same popularity that he did during the 1990s and early 2000s. In fact, his popularity extends back to the 1980s, when he starred in films like Top Gun and Cocktail. During the 1990s, he played the lead in Jerry Maguire and also held starring roles in Mission: Impossible, Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, and A Few Good Men. His more recent films include Jack Reacher and The Mummy.
4What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
Starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nielsen, this 2000 film is ranked No. 46 on IMDB's all-time list of the greatest movies ever made, which isn't a surprise given its five Academy Award wins and 12 nominations. Crowe won the Best Actor Oscar, while the film itself earned Best Picture, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects. In the film, Crowe plays Maximus, a former Roman General who seeks revenge against a corrupt emperor who captured him.
5Who is this popular 90s actress?
Perhaps best known for her performance in the popular teen TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this 41 year old actress was also in numerous teen-driven films during the mid-90s and early 2000s. Buffy ran from 1996 to 2003, during which time she also starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer, She's All That, and Scooby-Doo, and many others. She also starred in the first two films in The Grudge franchise, but has been relatively absent from Hollywood since 2010.
6Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
Each of the four films listed below are extremely popular for different reasons. Jurassic Park was a box office success that left audiences amazed at the realistic depictions of dinosaurs, while The Lion King helped legitimize animated films in the mainstream as it won a pair of Oscars and is still regarded as one of the best stories ever told in cinema. Ghostbusters might not have been a work of art, but it is a popular comedy that has since spawned an all-women remake, and Minority Report gave audiences a glimpse into the future.
7What is the name of this 90s movie?
Tim Allen isn't exactly known for starring in critically-acclaimed films - his TV shows have been decent - but this 1999 science fiction parody is a little different. Directed by Dean Parisot and co-starring Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman, the film has a surprising 7.3 rating on IMDB and a 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film tells the story of actors who once starred in a space opera TV series who are now asked to defend the Earth from alien invaders.
8Who is this popular 90s actress?
While there are several examples of actors and actresses who have maintained popularity through the '90s and into present day, there is also several who reached their peak and are now almost recognizable. That's the case with this 42 year old actress, whose most recent roles are in TV series and films that few have heard of. However, in the '90s, she starred in Clueless, Batman & Robin, and others. For whatever reason, she has been in fewer projects since the 2000s began.
9What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
This 2004 animated film recently had its long overdue sequel, which was also a major box office success. The original film tells the story of a family of undercover superheroes who, while trying to maintain a normal life, are called upon to save the world from the villainous Buddy Pine AKA Syndrome, who is voiced by Jason Lee. The family, meanwhile, is voiced by Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, and Eli Fucile. Samuel L. Jackson also voices the Frozone character.
10Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
Se7en, which co-stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, might have only earned one Oscar nomination, but ranks No. 21 on IMDB's list of the greatest films of all-time. Saving Private Ryan was just as, if not more, acclaimed as it featured an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Ted Danson, and Vin Diesel, among others. The Usual Suspects, meanwhile, is known for its iconic twist ending, while Back to the Future is perhaps the most iconic time travel film ever made.
11What is the name of this 90s movie?
As previously mentioned, this films stars '90s darling Alicia Silverstone as a rich high school student who attempts to make a new student more popular similar to the countless subsequent teen films that followed. However, this was one of the first films to really perfect that plot and, in addition to capturing the spirit of mid-90s Los Angeles, it helped launch the careers of Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Breckin Meyer, and Donald Faison. Silverstone's Cher character is actually surprisingly well-rounded for a teen film.
12Who is this popular 90s actress?
A 51 year old from Australia, this Oscar-winning actress was at the height of her popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, during which time she starred in films such as The Others, Cold Mountain, Eyes Wide Shut, and Moulin Rouge! She won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in The Hours (2003) and has also been nominated for her roles in Moulin Rouge!, Rabbit Hole, and Lion. She has also won four Golden Globes and been nominated 12 times.
13What is the name of this 90s movie?
Prior to his turn as a more serious actor, Jim Carrey showed flashes of his acting potential in this 1997 film directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Paul Guary and Stephen Mazur. The film, which earned one Golden Globe nomination, stars Carrey as Fletcher Reed, a hard-working lawyer who is unable to tell a lie for 24 hours because of a birthday wish made by his son. Maura Tierney stars as his ex-wife Audrey Reede, while Jennifer Tilly and Cheri Oteri have supporting roles.
14Who is this popular 90s actor?
The son of a comedian and actor, this 41 year old actor hasn't really been involved with any projects as of late but, like Alicia Silverstone, was a name that was hard to avoid during the '90s. Moreover, like Sarah Michelle Gellar (who he has been married to since 2002), he also appeared in both Scooby-Doo films and I Know What You Did Last Summer. He also starred in She's All That (1999) and Summer Catch (2001). Surprisingly, one of his most recent jobs was as a writer with WWE.
15What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
"Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen. It's not going top happen," exclaimed Regina George (Rachel McAdams) in this 2004 film. Yet, here we are in 2018 and people are still not only saying fetch, but celebrating October 3 as a day to wear pink because of a line from the film. Written by Tina Fey and directed by Mark Waters, the film stars Lindsay Lohan in a breakout performance as Cady Heron and has a strong supporting cast that includes Fey, McAdams, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, and Amanda Seyfried.
16Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
Starring Bruce Willis, Die Hard is almost universally accepted as one of the best action movies of all-time, but the true debate lies in whether or not it's a Christmas film. Home Alone, meanwhile, is undoubtedly a Christmas film as Kevin McAllister's parents leave him by himself during the holiday season. The Green Mile and Can't Hardly Wait couldn't be more different from each other in regard to themes and subject matter, but are both considered great films with solid casts.
17What is the name of this 90s movie?
Woody Harrelson stars in this 1996 film as Roy Munson, a former bowling star who now has a hook where his hand was. He discovers young Amish bowling prodigy Ishmael (Randy Quaid) and attempts to coach him up to reach the level of fame and success he couldn't reach. Bill Murray plays Ishmael's rival Ernie McCracken, while Vanessa Angel, Chris Elliott, and Richard Tyson round out the supporting cast. The film was directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who also worked together on There's Something About Mary and Dumb & Dumber.
18Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
Clerks was a breakout indie film created by Kevin Smith that has since inspired a sequel as well as a spin off featuring the Jay and Silent Bob characters, while Goodfellas is considered one of the best crime and mafia movies of all-time, which isn't surprising given it was written and directed by Martin Scorsese and stars the perfectly-cast Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta. The Sixth Sense and Bring It On are drastically different than both films as they deal with the afterlife and cheerleading respectively.
19Who is this popular 90s actress?
A 60 year old native of California, it's clear that this actress' best days are behind her, although she has recently appeared in the MCU movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Mother! It was in the '90s, however, when she was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. During that decade, she starred in Dangerous Minds, Batman Returns, and One Fine Day. Even in the early 2000s, she gave standout performances in What Lies Beneath, I Am Sam, and White Oleander.
20What is the name of this 90s movie?
Directed by the Farrelly brothers, this 1998 film stars Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, and Chris Elliot, but it was the breakout performance by Cameron Diaz in the lead role that made it so popular and ultimately vaulted her into superstardom. Prior to her being cast in this film, Diaz had only had supporting roles in a handful of films like My Best Friend's Wedding and She's the One, but after it was released she was given leading roles in Any Given Sunday, Charlie's Angels, Vanilla Sky, and Gangs of New York.
21What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
Passionate music fans can definitely relate to this 2000 film in which aspiring teenage journalist William Miller (Patrick Fugit) lies about his age to score the assignment of going on tour with one of his favorite bands and writing a feature magazine story on the group. Miller follows the band during its nationwide tour and ends up falling for one of its other passionate followers Penny Lane (Kate Hudson). The film's cast also includes Anna Paquin, Zooey Deschanel, Frances McDormand, Jimmy Fallon, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
22Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
The Princess Diaries is still regarded as one of the most popular movies of all-time and is guaranteed to be on TV during the holiday season, even though it has little to do with the holidays. Men in Black, meanwhile, was one of Will Smith's first Hollywood blockbuster films and proved he could work as a big box office star. Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are similar in subject matter and style because they're both written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
23What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
Even teenagers might not have trouble answering this question as this film has since spawned seven sequels with another spin off starring The Rock and Jason Statham in development. However, back in 2001 it was expected to be a one-off action movie with a little-known cast. Of course, due to the popularity of the franchise, the actors in the film (Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster) all went on to have great careers in Hollywood. The film was directed by Rob Cohen.
24Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
Tomorrow Never Dies is a James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan as the suave English spy, while Memento stars English native Guy Pearce as a man with short-term memory loss who attempts to piece together past events to track down the person responsible for his wife's passing. Following, like Memento, was written and directed by Christopher Nolan, but isn't one of his more well-known films. Finally, The Usual Suspects stars Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, and Stephen Baldwin and features one of the most surprising twist endings of all-time.
25What is the name of this 90s movie?
"Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise." That quote should be all that's required to recall the name of this 1997 film, but in case more is needed it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as ill-fated lovers who meet aboard a cruise ship and grow close before the ship hits an iceberg and sinks. It's based on a true story and directed by James Cameron.
26Who is this popular 90s actor?
It's hard to pick out a bigger teen heart-throb in the '90s than this actor, who might be best known to some as playing Randy Taylor in Home Improvement. However, while still co-starring in the popular sitcom, he ventured into film and, for a time, was a popular leading comedic actor. He starred in Tom and Huck, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Man of the House, and voiced the young Simba in The Lion King. He hasn't been in a feature film since 1999.
27What is the name of this 90s movie?
This 1996 horror film inspired numerous sequels, a TV series, and a string of parodies. Directed by Wes Craven, it stars Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a high school girl who is one year removed from losing her mother and is now being targeted by a new villain. It's one of the more iconic slasher films of its era and actually has a strong supporting cast of actors that includes Skeet Ulrich, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, and Drew Barrymore.
28Who is this popular 90s actress?
Known more recently for her roles in Gravity, Ocean's Eight, and The Heat, this 54 year old Oscar-winning actress scored her first acting credit in 1987's Hangmen and quickly went on to become a major star during the 1990s as she had starring or co-starring roles in Demolition Man, Speed, While You Were Sleeping, The Net, and Forces of Nature, among others. She earned both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in the 2009 film The Blind Side.
29What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
One of the recent films in which Sandra Bullock starred was inspired by this 2001 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts. The film is about a group of criminals who devise a plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos at the same time. It inspired a pair of sequels in addition to an all-women remake this past year. Other supporting actors in the original film include Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac, and Scott Caan.
30Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
As previously mentioned, Scream was released in 1996, so it would be helpful to know how long it took the studio to put out its sequel, which still did quite well at the box office. Scary Movie, meanwhile, is ultimately a parody of not only Scream but all popular horror movie tropes. The Craft and Urban Legend are both popular horror films that deal with witches and, of course, urban legends respectively. Urban Legend stars Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, and Tara Reid.
31What is the name of this 90s movie?
Released in 1999, this movie clocks in at a ridiculous three hours and nine minutes, but it doesn't feel that long given the subject matter of the story and the standout performances from Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, who star as a compassionate prison guard and a Death Row inmate respectively. Directed by Frank Darabont, the film was nominated for four Oscars and also includes David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Patricia Clarkson, Harry Dean Stanton, and Sam Rockwell.
32Who is this popular 90s actor?
We've already mentioned this actor quite a bit because, quite frankly, it's hard not to when discussing the '90s. He played Jack in Tiantic, which is perhaps the biggest movie of the decade, but also appeared in popular films like The Basketball Diaries, Marvin's Room, Romeo + Juliet, Gangs of New York, and The Man in the Iron Mask. He has become even more popular in the 2000s and has since starred in Shutter Island, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, and The Revenant.
33What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
Leonardo DiCaprio also starred in this 2006 film directed by Martin Scorsese, which finally earned the acclaimed director the Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing. Moreover, it won an additional three Oscars for film editing, writing, and Best Picture. Its cast is one of the deepest of all Scorsese films as, in addition to DiCaprio, it includes Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Vera Farmiga, and Alec Baldwin. It is ranked as the 40th best film of all-time by IMDB.
34Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
Donnie Darko was a complex and intriguing movie that most people are still trying to understand; it's regarded as a cult classic, but the story is a little hard to untangle. Forrest Gump, meanwhile, is a simple yet brilliant depiction of America's modern history as told through an exceptional character played by Tom Hanks. The Matrix, conversely, tells a complicated story involving technology and alternate realities. The Fight Club, which co-stars Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, is best known for its surprising twist ending.
35Who is this popular 90s actress?
Like a lot of the actors and actresses in this quiz, this woman is still working quite regularly, but is far from as popular as she was in the '90s, when she was arguably one of the biggest box office draws in Hollywood. During the decade, she starred in Hook, The Pelican Brief, Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding, and Stepmom, among others. Even in the early 2000s, she appeared in some of her more iconic roles: Erin Brokovich, Runaway Bride, Ocean's Eleven, and Mona Lisa Smile.
36What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
Still an iconic film for the over-the-top performances by Will Ferrell as a 1970s-era TV newsman, this film also co-stars Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Fred Willard. It was written by Farrell and his longtime writing partner Adam McKay, who also directed the film. It didn't win any major awards, but is still regarded as one of the best comedy films of the 21st century. A sequel was released nine years later, but it didn't do as well as the first nor is it as highly-regarded.
37Which of these films wasn't released in the 90s?
Directed by Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich is one of the strangest stories ever told in cinema as its about a puppeteer who discovers a portal that leads into the head of real-life film star John Malkovich. Boogie Nights contains subject matter that isn't quite family friendly, while The Big Lebowski stars Jeff Bridges as "The Dude" and John Goodman as his strung-out friend Walter Sobchak. Top Gun, meanwhile, stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer as Maverick and The Iceman respectively, a pair of competing air force pilots.
38What is the name of this 90s movie?
This 1999 science fiction film stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a computer hacker who is told the true nature of his reality by a pair of mysterious rebels (Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Ann Moss) and asked to help fight in a war against its controllers. It was regarded as an ambitious project at the time of its release, but gained immediate critical acclaim and won four Academy Awards. Its supporting cast includes Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, and Matt Doran.
39Who is this popular 90s actress?
A two-time Golden Globe nominee, this 56 year old actress is best known for her roles in the '90s films G.I. Jane, Ghost, and Indecent Proposal, among others. She had her first acting credit in the 1981 film Choices and became a star with her role in St. Elmo's Fire (1985), but it wasn't until the '90s when she reached the peak of her popularity. Her other films include Ghost, A Few Good Men, The Scarlet Letter, and Deconstructing Harry.
40What is the name of this early 2000s movie?
A lot of '90s and early 2000s teen comedies involved similar subject matter and even included a lot of the same actors, so it wouldn't be much of a surprise if it was hard to recall the name of this 2000 film directed by Todd Phillips. The film stars Breckin Meyer as a college student who accidentally mails the wrong video tape to a female friend and, along with three of his closest friends, embarks on a road trip to retrieve the video before she watches it. The cast also includes Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, and Tom Green.