Choosing a movie for a night out can be stressful but choosing a movie for a night in is even more challenging and frustrating. Sure, we might be far luckier than our parents and our grandparents in that we have countless of movies at our fingertips (whereas they had to make the trek to their local DVD rental store). But being able to choose between hundreds, or indeed, even thousands, of movies is not always good. Indeed, it is much too easy to feel taken aback by all the options that are available to us.
How on earth are we supposed to pick just one movie? We can, of course, look at the reviews and the ratings that the movie gets and we can see who directed it and who starred in it. But that is not always enough.
Things get even more complicated if we are movie junkies (i.e., someone who spends hours upon hours watching movies and possibly even someone who has seen almost every movie, depending on the genre that interests them). If we love films and watch them on a weekly or even a daily basis, we might struggle to find movies that we have not yet seen. On the other hand, there's no beating us at pub quizzes (or at least, at pub quiz questions on movies).
Name this survival drama film.
Like most other movies, this survival drama film was also based on a novel of the same name (which was written by Yann Martel). This film tells the story of an Indian man who, at only 16 years old, survives a shipwreck and is forced to spend months adrift in the Pacific Ocean with only a Bengal tiger for company. This movie, which was released in 2012 and which ended up being both a critical and commercial success, starred Suraj Sharma as the lead character. Irrfan Khan, Tabu Hashmi, Adil Hussain, Rafe Spall, and Gérard Depardieu were cast in supporting roles according to Wikipedia.
Name this famous crime film.
If you know anything about movies at all, you should have no trouble identifying this particular film from the screenshot alone. However, we will give you a few hints too, just in case. This iconic film was written and directed by the talented Quentin Tarantino. It was released all the way back in 1994 and it starred an ensemble cast of John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Maria de Medeiros, Amanda Plummer, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken, and Bruce Willis. The plot of this film focuses on two hitmen, Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega. However, their storyline is interconnected with those of other characters (Wikipedia).
Name this animated comedy drama.
This 2009 film falls under the genre of 3D computer animated comedy drama film. According to Wikipedia, it was produced by Pixar Animation Studios but released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film focuses on a widower named Carl who, in an effort to make true on this promise to his deceased wife, ties thousands of balloons onto his house and takes off to explore South America. Much to his initial dissatisfaction, he accidentally ends up bringing a curious young boy named Russell along with him. This feel-good movie received serious universal acclaim. Critics praised it for its humor and its heart.
Name this hilarious comedy.
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor were all cast in this ridiculously funny movie that falls under the genre of comedy film. Directed by Todd Phillips, this movie hit the cinemas exactly a decade ago, back in 2009. Its plot focuses on four best friends who go to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. They have a great night out but can't remember a single thing in the morning. That's kind of problematic seeing how the groom is missing and the only way to locate him is to try and remember what happened the night before (Wikipedia).
Name this iconic crime film.
Francis Ford Coppola directed this iconic movie that hit the cinemas all the way back in 1972. This movie was based on a best-selling novel of the same name that was written by Mario Puzo. As might be quite obvious from the image alone, the plot of this film focuses on a fictional New York crime family. This film ended up being the highest-grossing film of the year, even though according to Wikipedia the executives of Paramount Pictures found it surprisingly difficult to find a director who wanted to work on this film. Finding actors was probably somewhat easier. In the end, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton were cast.
Name this coming-of-age teen comedy film.
This 2007 movie falls under the genre of coming-of-age teen comedy film. It was directed by Greg Mottola and it starred Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Martha MacIsaac, Emma Stone, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse among others. The plot of this movie centers on two teenagers who are about to graduate high school. However, they are determined to party and meet a few girls before the big day comes around. This film's script was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. According to Wikipedia, they began writing the script when they were only 13 years old. This movie was both a critical and a commercial success.
Name this science fiction film.
This movie, which falls under the genre of science fiction film, was directed by The Wachowskis (two sisters) and Tom Tykwer. It came out more than five years ago, back in 2012 and it starred a large number of talented actors including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, David Gyasi, Keith David, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant. This film is somewhat unusual in that it spans five centuries (and consequently, focuses on quite a few characters). According to Wikipedia, it is one of the most expensive independent movies ever made.
Name this romantic fantasy film.
This romantic fantasy film, which was based on a popular novel of the same name that was written by Stephenie Meyer, was released slightly more than a decade ago, back in 2008. According to Wikipedia, it is the first film in a very popular movie franchise. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, this movie starred Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as the lead characters. Indeed, it was this film that turned the two actors into Hollywood A-listers practically overnight. The movie centers on a human girl named Bella Swan who can't help but fall in love with a mysterious young man named Edward (who turns out to be a centuries-old vampire with an ability to read people's minds).
Name this animated dark fantasy thriller film.
Henry Selick directed this 3-D animated dark fantasy thriller film that was based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. This movie follows an adventurous girl who stumbles upon a secret door that leads to an idealized parallel world. However, this parallel world contains a dark secret. If you've seen this movie you should know not only the nature of this secret but also the title of this film. According to Wikipedia, this film featured the voices of countless skilled Hollywood actors including Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Robert Bailey Jr., Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, Ian McShane, and John Hodgman.
Name this biographical film.
Christian Bale was cast as the lead character in this movie, a bureaucratic Washington insider who has immense control over one of the most powerful men in the world and who, according to IMDb, reshaped not only the U.S. but also the globe in ways that can be still felt to this day. Of course, Bale was not the only actor featured in this movie. Other skilled actors such as Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, and Jesse Plemons also got plenty of screen time. As is probably quite obvious, this movie, which was released last year, falls under the genre of biographical comedy-drama.
Name this mystery thriller movie.
This film came out two years ago, in 2017. According to Wikipedia, Jordan Peele not only directed it but also wrote it. Indeed, this film was Peele's directorial debut which is somewhat surprising seeing how it was included in Time's prestigious list of 10 best films of the year. Furthermore, this movie was also nominated for as many as four Academy Awards, five Critics' Choice Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. The plot of this film focuses on a man named Chris Washington (portrayed by the actor Daniel Kaluuya) who comes upon a worrying secret when he meets his girlfriend's family.
Name this drama film.
Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, and Jude Law are just some of the actors that were cast in this film that falls under the genre of historical adventure drama film. It was directed and produced by Martin Scorsese and was based on a popular book that was written by the illustrator and writer Brian Selznick. This film was the first movie that Scorsese shot in 3D. This engaging movie is set in the 1930s. It centers on a young boy who lives in a Parisian railway station and who attempts to solve the mystery of an old automaton (Wikipedia).
Name this black-comedy crime film.
This movie came out slightly more than a decade ago, back in 2008. It's a black comedy crime film that was not only directed but also written by Martin McDonagh. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, and Jérémie Renier were some of the actors that were featured in this movie. The plot of this film focuses on two Irish hitmen who have no other choice but to hide out in a European city until their enraged boss calms down. This movie was well received, at least judging by the number of awards that it was nominated for (Wikipedia).
Name this sports drama film.
Clint Eastwood was cast as Frankie Dunn in this movie, a Los Angeles boxing trainer known for keeping his distance from pretty much everyone apart from his old friend and associate Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris (portrayed by Morgan Freeman). However, when Maggie Fitzgerald (played by Hilary Swank) stops by his gym looking to learn from his expertise, he can't help but relent and teach her everything that he knows. With time, the two form a bond that changes both of their lives. Interestingly enough, according to Wikipedia, Eastwood not only played the lead role in this sports drama but also directed it, co-produced it, and scored it!
Name this historical drama.
Steven Spielberg directed and produced this historical drama film whereas Tony Kushner and Eric Roth wrote it. According to Wikipedia, the plot of this film was based on a book titled Vengeance which was written by the poet, journalist, and writer George Jonas. The storyline of this movie focuses on the aftermath of the 1972 Olympics during which 11 Israeli athletes and their coach lost their lives. Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, and Geoffrey Rush are some of the actors that you might have recognized in this movie (if you have seen it, that is).
Name this black comedy drama.
Michael Stuhlbarg bagged the role of Larry Gopnik in this movie, a Jewish physics professor who seems to have it all. However, in reality Gopnik's life is slowly but surely falling apart. His wife is leaving him, his brother has moved in with him, and someone is trying to make sure that he does not get tenure at work. Consequently, Gopnik decides to visit three rabbis and ask for their advice. Apart from Stuhlbarg, other actors such as Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Simon Helberg, Amy Landecker, Fyvush Finkel, and George Wyner were also cast in this 2009 black comedy drama film that was directed by the talented Coen brothers (Wikipedia).
Name this psychological thriller film.
This psychological thriller film was based on a short story of the same name that was written by the undeniably gifted Stephen King. Whereas the short story came out in 1999, the film was released only in 2007. The film centers on a man named Mike Enslin. Enslin is a writer who investigates haunted houses. One day he decides to rent a room at a New York City hotel. He is skeptical of all things paranormal but has to revise his opinion when he ends up trapped in the room, where he experiences things that can't be explained by logic (Wikipedia).
Name this superhero movie.
Christopher Nolan directed this famous superhero movie whereas Nolan and David S. Goyer wrote it. According to Wikipedia, this film reboots the Batman movie series, recounting the origin story of Bruce Wayne. Released more than a decade ago, in 2005, this movie starred many ambitious actors, including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, and Morgan Freeman. This film is actually a prequel to two other superhero movies. All three films make up The Dark Knight Trilogy. This movie not only performed well at the box office but was also praised by film critics.
Name this heist film.
If you're into heist films you should have no trouble naming this particular movie. This film was directed by Steven Soderbergh. It starred an ensemble cast that was made up of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, and Al Pacino. According to Wikipedia, this movie is actually the third and final film in a very famous movie franchise. Indeed, all the male actors reprized their previous roles although for some reason the female characters portrayed by Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not return. In this film, Danny rounds up all of his boys for yet another heist.
Name this science-fiction film.
This science fiction film was directed by Ridley Scott. It was written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples and it starred Harrison Ford as the lead character, a cop named Rick Deckard who is tasked with hunting down a group of insubordinate synthetic humans known as replicants. Apart from Ford, this movie also featured Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. While this film polarized critics upon its initial release, over time it has come to be regarded as a cult classic. Indeed, according to Wikipedia, it is regarded as one of the best science fiction films ever made. It's no wonder that a sequel to it has been recently made (it starred Ryan Gosling).
Name this period comedy drama film.
Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Farrell are some of the actors that you might have recognized in this movie (if you have seen it, of course). This film falls under the genre of period comedy drama film. It was directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. The movie's plot focuses on Walt Disney and on his attempt to keep true to his word on obtaining the movie rights to the famous "Mary Poppins." However, P.L. Travers, the woman behind the marvelous character, is reluctant to give her permission to turn the magical story into a film (Wikipedia).
Name this fantasy adventure movie.
Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, and Freddie Highmore are some of the actors that were featured in this movie that falls under the genre of fantasy adventure film. This movie, which was released in 2007, was not only directed but also written by Chris Weitz. That being said, it was actually based on Northern Lights, the first novel in Philip Pullman's famous trilogy His Dark Materials. The plot of this movie focuses on Lyra Belacqua, a girl who lives in a parallel universe in which human souls take on the form of loyal animal companions (Wikipedia).
Name this supernatural thriller film.
Luca Guadagnino directed this supernatural thriller film that was released only last year, in 2018. According to Wikipedia, the screenplay was written by David Kajganich and was inspired by an Italian film of the same name that was directed by Dario Argento and that came out back in 1977. The talented Dakota Johnson was cast as Susanna "Susie" Bannion in this movie, a woman from the U.S. who enrolls at a dance school in Berlin that is run by a coven of witches. Apart from Johnson, this movie also starred Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Angela Winkler, and Ingrid Caven among others.
Name this fantasy comedy.
Adam Sandler was cast as Michael Newman in this movie, a man who appears to have it all but who is experiencing great pressure from his wife Donna (portrayed by Kate Beckinsale). Donna is upset that her husband has to spend so much time at work but try as he might, Michael simply can't find the time to spend with his family. However, then he meets an eccentric inventor who gifts Michael a very special object that allows him to control time. At first he skips all the boring bits but then realizes that sometimes the boring parts are the most precious. This comedy film was released in 2006.
Name this romantic tragedy film.
Ryan Gosling was cast as Dean in this movie whereas Michelle Williams played the role of Cindy. Dean and Cindy are a married couple who live in a modest neighborhood. At a quick glance, they seem happy enough. But upon closer inspection it becomes obvious that the couple is trapped in a downward spiral. This 2010 film falls under the genre of romantic tragedy film. Apart from Gosling and Williams, it also starred John Doman, Mike Vogel, Ben Shenkman, and Maryann Plunkett (but in supporting roles). Gosling and Williams obviously work well together. Indeed, for her role in this film Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar. Gosling too was nominated for a Golden Globe Award (Wikipedia).
Name this fantasy comedy movie.
Josh Baskin is a 12-year-old boy who desperately wishes that he was an adult. His wish comes true and he finds himself in the body of a 30-year-old man. He thus moves to New York and gets a job at a toy company. Soon enough he finds himself promoted and spends his days testing new toys. Then, he realizes that his colleague has developed a crush on him. Before he knows it, life as an adult is no longer fun but rather intimidating. The life of a young boy suddenly seems like a dream. This is the plot of this movie, a fantasy comedy film that came out in 1988 and that starred Tom Hanks as the lead character (Wikipedia).
Name this period drama film.
This movie falls under the genre of period drama film. It was directed by Tate Taylor and like most films, was adapted from a novel of the same name (that was written by Kathryn Stockett). Released in 2011, it starred a great number of truly skilled actors including Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, and Emma Stone. The plot of this film centers on Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, an aspiring journalist who decides to document her friendship with two maids and turn it into a book, hoping that the book will not only give the maids a voice but also help her become a legitimate journalist (Wikipedia).
Name this dystopian crime film.
This dystopian crime film is one of the oldest movies on this quiz. Indeed, it was released almost 50 years ago, all the way back in 1971. According to Wikipedia, this film was adapted, directed, and produced by Stanley Kubrick. Like most films that are made in Hollywood, this film was also based on a novel of the same name (that was written by Anthony Burgess). This film is set in the future and centers on a gang leader who, after he is jailed, volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment. However, as is probably expected, the experiment does not go quite as planned.
Name this biographical comedy crime film.
This film falls under the genre biographical comedy crime film. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, it came out exactly 10 years ago, all the way back in 2009. Matt Damon was cast as the lead character in this engaging movie whereas Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, and Melanie Lynskey were cast in supporting roles. The plot of this film focuses on a man named Mark Whitacre. Mark is an employee at Archer Daniels Midland, an agricultural corporation. One day he decides to bring the company down by informing the FBI that it is involved in a price-fixing conspiracy. He then dons a wire and investigates his employers on behalf of the FBI (Wikipedia).
Name this romantic drama movie.
Set in the early 1960s, this film centers on the relationship between Jack Twist, a rodeo cowboy, and Ennis Del Mar, a ranch hand. The two have feelings for one another but both end up getting married to respectable women. Nonetheless, their secret romantic feelings never truly go away. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal portrayed the two male characters who fall in love with one another in this movie whereas Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams were cast as their partners. According to Wikipedia, this film was based on a 1997 short story of the same name that was written by Annie Proulx.
Name this action comedy film.
Ben Stiller not only starred in this movie (which, according to Wikipedia, falls under the genre of action comedy film) but also directed it. Of course, Stiller was not the only actor to be featured in this film. Other actors such as Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Brandon T. Jackson, Bill Hader, and Nick Nolte also got plenty of screen time. The plot of this movie centers on a director who is shooting a war film. In an attempt to make the shooting process more interesting he decides to drop the main actors into the middle of a jungle. However, things go horribly wrong very fast.
Name this neo-noir action thriller.
Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, and Bruce McGill were the principle actors that were cast in this neo-noir action thriller that was released more than a decade ago, back in 2004. Michael Mann directed this movie whereas Stuart Beattie wrote it. The film opens up with a taxi driver named Max agreeing to make five extra stops for one of his customers right before he is about to go home. However, it quickly becomes apparent that Max's customer is a hitman and that each stop involves a hit. To complicate matters further, the police and the FBI are soon after them (Wikipedia).
Name this drama thriller film.
Clint Eastwood played the role of Walt Kowalski in this movie, a retired auto worker and war veteran. He leads a pretty empty life and is not a fan of the Latino and black families that live in his neighborhood. One day, members of a gang try to force an Asian kid to steal Walt's car and the two form a strong friendship. Before long Walt realizes that perhaps the differences between him and his neighbors are not so big after all. According to Wikipedia, Eastwood not only starred in this 2008 movie but also directed it and produced it.
Name this iconic romantic drama.
This 1942 romantic drama film was directed by Michael Curtiz and starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as the lead characters. Other actors such as Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre were cast in supporting roles. According to Wikipedia, this film was based on a stage play titled Everybody Comes to Rick's that was written by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's (and that was, for one reason or another, never produced). Set during contemporary World War II, the plot centers on a man who must choose between his love for a woman and aiding her and her husband escape the city in which he resides.
Name this popular superhero film.
Every fan of superhero movies should ace this question. This film, which was based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name, was released exactly eight years ago, back in 2011. The movie sees the son of Odin banished to Earth as punishment for triggering a dormant war. As his brother plots to take the throne that is rightfully his, our hero must prove himself worthy of returning to Asgard. Chris Hemsworth was cast as the lead character in this movie. However, other actors such as Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson. Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins were also featured (Wikipedia).
Name this science fiction film.
In the late 80s, a young teenager hears a mysterious voice and wanders outside which is where he meets a strange figure dressed in a rabbit costume. This figure introduces itself as Frank and tells the teenager (and the film's protagonist) that the world will come to an end in exactly 28 days. That's the plot of this movie which falls under the genre of science fiction film. Written and directed by Richard Kelly, this movie, which was released in 2001, starred Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead character and Jena Malone, James Duval, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, and Noah Wyle as supporting characters (Wikipedia).
Name this musical romantic comedy.
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Eve Arden, Frankie Avalon, Joan Blondell, Edd Byrnes, Sid Caesar, Alice Ghostley, Dody Goodman, and Sha-Na-Na are some of the actors that were featured in this musical romantic comedy film that came out in 1978. According to Wikipedia, it was based on a 1971 musical of the same name. This musical explores the relationship between a young man named Danny Zuko and a transfer student named Sandy Olsson. The two are attracted to one another but lead very different lives. Will they end up together? Will they not? If you've seen this movie you know the answer to this question (as well as the film's title).
Name this biographical survival movie.
Can you guess the name of this particular movie from the image alone? If you've seen it, you should have no difficulty passing this question with flying colors. This movie, which hit the cinemas in 2007, falls under the genre of biographical survival film. Sean Penn wrote, directed, and co-produced this movie. Its cast consisted of such talented actors as Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Brian Dierker, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, and Hal Holbrook. Based on a nonfiction book of the same name, this movie follows Christopher McCandless as he makes his way across North America (Wikipedia).
Name this stop-motion comedy film.
Wes Anderson directed this stop motion animated comedy film that was released exactly 10 years ago, back in 2009. Those who are not only into movies but also into books probably know that this film was based on a 1970 children's novel of the same name that was written by Roald Dahl. The film centers on a fox who spends every single night stealing food from three very mean and very wealthy farmers. Deeply angered by the fox's behavior, the three farmers decide to eliminate him by digging their way into his home. However, the animals prove smarter than the farmers (Wikipedia).
Name this science-fiction romance movie.
As is probably obvious from the image alone, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt were cast as the lead characters in this movie. Lawrence portrayed Aurora Lane whereas Pratt played the role of Jim Preston. Aurora and Jim are two unlucky individuals who awake almost a century too early from an induced hibernation on a spaceship that is traveling to a colony planet. Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, and Andy García were cast as supporting characters in this movie, according to Wikipedia. This movie received mixed reviews from film critics. While they praised Lawrence's and Pratt's performance, they were not sold on the plot and the characters.
Name this MCU superhero film.
After a life-threatening incident, the industrialist and engineer Tony Stark decides to build a powered exoskeleton which makes it possible for him to become a superhero. That's the plot of this movie which came out in 2008 and which, as is probably quite obvious, falls under the genre of superhero film. Robert Downey Jr. was cast as the lead character but other actors, such as Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, and Gwyneth Paltrow got plenty of screen time too. According to Wikipedia, this film ended up becoming the eight-highest grossing film of the year. It has since received two sequels.
Name this fantasy comedy movie.
This film falls under the genre of fantasy comedy film. It hit the cinemas in 2006 and was directed by Marc Forster. If you've seen this movie you might recall recognizing such famous actors as Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson. This film centers on a man named Harold Crick who works as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service. One day he starts hearing a voice that narrates his life as it is happening. The narrator of his life tells him that his life is about to end and of course Harold is prepared to do anything to prevent that from happening (Wikipedia).
Name this romantic comedy.
Matthew Kidman is a high school senior who finds himself falling in love with his neighbor. However, their love story is complicated to say the least. As is probably obvious from the plot and the image, this film falls under the genre of romantic comedy. Directed by Luke Greenfield, this movie, which came out in 2004, starred Emile Hirsch as Matthew and Elisha Cuthbert as his neighbor. Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette, Paul Dano, and Olivia Wilde were cast in supporting roles. According to Wikipedia, this movie received mixed reviews. Critics praised the performance of lead actors but felt that the plot was vaguely familiar.
Name this supernatural drama film.
This supernatural drama film, which was directed by Peter Jackson, hit the cinemas in 2009. Like most films, the movie's writers also based the plot on a novel of the same name (which, according to Wikipedia, was written by Alice Sebold). This film centers on a girl whose life is taken by her neighbor. As she watches over her family, she can't decide whether she should exact revenge on the man who cut her life short or give her family an opportunity to heal and move on with their life. Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan are some of the actors that were featured in this superb film.
Name this quirky coming-of-age film.
This aesthetically-pleasing film falls under the genre of coming-of-age film. If you know anything about movies you probably know that it was none other than Wes Anderson who directed this film that hit the cinemas in 2012. Indeed, according to Wikipedia, Anderson also co-wrote this movie (along with Roman Coppola). The story line of this movie focuses on a young orphan boy who runs away from a scouting camp so as to meet his pen pal. The two friends and lovers have the best time of their lives but their happiness is not about to last: the scouts, police, and family members are already looking for them.
Name this Revisionist Western film.
The Coen brothers wrote, directed, produced, and edited this Revisionist Western film that came out in 2010 whereas Steven Spielberg was responsible for its executive production. The plot of this movie was adapted from Charles Portis' novel of the same name that was released in 1968. The cast consisted of such talented actors as Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, and Hailee Steinfeld. The story line of this movie follows a girl who hires a lawman after an fugitive takes her father's life. The duo is accompanied by a Texas Ranger who is also after the same fugitive (Wikipedia).
Name this supernatural thriller.
This movie, which came out in 2013, falls under the genre of supernatural thriller film. It was directed by James Wan and its cast consisted of Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Lili Taylor. Wilson was cast Ed Warren whereas Farmiga was cast as Lorraine Warren. The Warrens are paranormal investigators associated with famous cases of haunting. In the movie, they help the Perron family who witness strange events in their isolated farmhouse in Rhode Island in the early 1970s. The film did well at the box office and was praised by critics. A sequel to it was released in 2016 (Wikipedia).
Name this biographical crime drama film.
Michael Mann directed this biographical crime drama film. In addition, he also co-wrote it along with Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. Like many other films on this quiz, this movie was also released exactly a decade ago, back in 2009. According to Wikipedia, it was based on Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book of a similar name. The film's cast consisted of many talented actors, including Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff, and Stephen Lang among others. Set during the Great Depression, this film focuses on the final years of the very famous bank robber John Dillinger as he is pursued by a relentless FBI agent.
Name this animated stop-motion musical fantasy film.
This stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film was conceived and produced by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. As might be obvious from the image alone, this film has a very obvious theme. The story line of this movie focuses on the King of Halloween Town. Those who have seen this movie might have recognized the voices of such skilled actors as Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, and Ed Ivory. According to Wikipedia, this film was both a critical and a commercial success. It is the first stop-motion animated film feature to have been converted to 3D in its entirety.
Name this romantic comedy drama.
This romantic comedy drama film, which came out slightly more than a decade ago, back in 2008, was written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot of this movie centers on two women friends who go on vacation to Europe and end up falling for the same man. As if that wasn't awkward enough, they are soon joined by the man's ex-girlfriend. Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall, and Chris Messina were all cast in this intriguing movie. According to Wikipedia, this movie, which received excellent reviews, is one of Allen's most profitable films.