For many of us, movies are our escape. And that's part of what makes Hollywood and all of its motion pictures so grand. Movies let us get away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and slip into someone else's for a change. They let us escape the hum-drum of our own routines and experience what it would be like to save the galaxy for a couple of hours. Whether it's a slapstick comedy or a tear-jerker of a drama, something that pulls us away from our own problems is usually a welcome idea. Every year, it seems like the effects get better and stories become more and more epic. Yet, many out there still scoff and worry that the motion picture companies have run out of original ideas; then, as if on cue, they present us with stories like Inception and Avatar and The Martian. Just when we feel like there's nothing left in the tank, new ground is broken and Hollywood gladly shows us something we'd never dreamed of before!
And that's what this quiz is all about! All of those great movies that entertained us and distracted us ... even if it was just for a couple hours. So, take some time and remember the experience of each movie ... and have fun!
Name this post-apocolyptic sequel.
An apocalyptic story set in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken and almost everyone is crazed and fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exists two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's the first, a man of action and of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.
Who remembers this Tom Cruise film?
After an official US government review of its history of questionable missions with high stakes and considerable collateral damage, the IMF is disbanded (again). Regardless, Ethan Hunt is undeterred from his personal mission to stop a sinister counter-organization to the IMF, the Syndicate. Hunt secretly calls his colleagues together to accomplish that, which soon also involves a mysterious woman who has an agenda of her own with those criminals. With both sides playing complex games of intrigue, Hunt and his team must take even more risk with difficult options to protect the world.
What's the name of this latest "X-Men" installment?
In the not-so-distant future, the entire mutant race is almost extinct, and Logan, the invincible hero once known as the Wolverine, finds himself getting old, and his healing ability significantly weakened. As an incognito limo driver, Logan does his best to guard and keep out of sight a weary Professor X; however, things take an unexpected turn when a cryptic woman asks him to transport the young mutant girl, Laura. A better future lies past the Canadian borders for the unaccompanied teenager.
Who can name this mighty movie?
This instalment pits brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach literally knows no bounds. When Stark finds his world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he starts on a quest to find those responsible. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and his instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: is Tony Stark Iron Man or is Iron Man Tony Stark?
Which DC blockbuster is this?
With so much on the line for a new (yet, classic) DC character to grace the big screen, it's as if the audience was holding its breath the whole time. Everyone wondered if our new Wonder Woman would come off as too shy, or too timid, or just not strong enough to wear that famous tiara. However, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine's performances were both out of this world! The resulting film was a smash success and one of the best comic book adaptations of the year!
Who can name this star-studded action flick?
Dom Cobb is a professional and extremely skilled thief, who steals corporate secrets and plans. But, Dom doesn't get what he needs by breaking into people's homes, but into their subconscious through the use of a concept known as "dream-sharing" technology. He can steal ideas, passwords, PIN numbers, and social security numbers. Only now, instead of stealing an idea, Dom is tasked with the job of implanting an idea into the mind of a big shot CEO without him knowing.
Name this 2018 blockbuster hit!
The only time Wade Watts truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone- the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday, who left his fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest he designed. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends are hurled into a universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.
What interstellar hit was this?
Kidnapped by aliens when he was young, Peter Quill now travels the galaxy salvaging anything of value for the chance to make some money. When he comes across a silver orb, however, he gets more than he's bargained for. The orb is highly desired by many but by none quite so powerful as Ronan The Accuser. When Ronan finally manages to acquire it, it's left to Peter and his newfound friends and misfit heroes Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket to stop him.
Name this recent film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Finally, after the catastrophic events of "Captain America: Civil War," T'Challa returns home to Wakanda and to take his rightful place as leader. Only, upon his return, the new king finds that there is already dissension among some of his people and he is being challenged for the throne. Fortunately, King T'Challa is smart enough to know when to ask for help and realizes they need to team up with CIA agent Everette Ross. Together, they do everything they can to prevent Wakanda from becoming just another war-torn country.
Which Star Wars prequel/sequel is this?
Nearly three years have passed since the beginning of the Clone Wars. The Republic, with the help of the Jedi, take on Count Dooku and the Separatists. With a new threat rising, the Jedi Council sends Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to aid the captured Chancellor. When Anakin has future visions of pain and suffering coming Padmé's way, he seeks Master Yoda for counsel. When Darth Sidious executes Order 66, it destroys most of all the Jedi have built. Experience the birth of Darth Vader. Feel the betrayal that leads to hatred between two brothers. And witness the power of hope.
Which movie starts this particular group of heroes?
If they can't save our planet, they'll damn sure avenge it. Well, that's what they do. Isn't it? They are the AVENGERS after all. Marvel absolutely hit the jackpot with this culmination of superheroes who had been previously holding their own in their solo films. The coming together of these four, main characters was beautifully crafted and extraordinarily produced by all parties that were involved. Amazingly, no one role overshadowed any others; and the final product was nothing less than cinematic gold!
Name this James Cameron thriler.
On the beautiful, lush, alien world of Pandora live the Na'vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet's environment is poisonous, human/Na'vi hybrids must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully, a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such hybrid and falls in love with a Na'vi woman. As his bond with her grows, he is also drawn into a battle for the ultimate survival of her world.
Which Marvel hero is this?
Okay, so this is one of those films where the term, 'superhero' may get a little stretched or maybe just a tad distorted, but, it still makes for a great movie! Wade Wilson is definitely a guy who operates on the shady side of the law, there's no doubt about that. But, like so many others, it takes a great loss in his life for him to start doing the right thing. How he achieves 'the right thing,' now that's a whole other story.
Which movie is this?
Ethan Hunt is broken out of a Russian prison by IMF team members and begins his search for an international terrorist who has successfully stolen Russian arming codes for their nuclear missiles. They must first break into the Kremlin archives. The end result is that much of the Kremlin is destroyed and now Russian agents are after the IMF. They track the thief to Dubai where an attempt to con him out of the codes fails. They then follow him to Mumbai where it's believed he will transmit the signals to launch the Russian missiles at the USA.
What MCU movie is this?
Comic book heroes come in all kinds of shapes and sizes (obviously). But each one is different and each one is unique. That's part of what makes them so likeable and part of the reason we want to cheer for them. It's not just that they're here to save us and to protect us; they're here to inspire us and to encourage us. On a more cinematic note, they're also here to entertain us. Sometimes it's nice to let someone else right the wrongs for a while.
Who is this DC hero?
Bruce Wayne is still traumatized from that day he fell into the earth and was surrounded by bats, or that night his parents were offed. But when he arrives at the headquarters of the League of Shadows, he must conquer his fears and start his training. When he returns to Gotham, he learns that Scarecrow is planning to dump a dangerous substance into the water supply to spread fear and panic throughout the population, only to learn that this plan is being manoeuvred by someone much more familiar... Gotham might just tear itself apart.
What chapter of the Marvel Universe is this?
Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create an Artificial Intelligence, a peacekeeping protocol designed to help the Avengers protect the world from their enemies. But things go wrong when the A.I. sees the human race as a threat and sets out to destroy it along with the Avengers. Now the heroes, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, must reassemble to stop this intelligence from causing mass destruction. Aside from this, the team also must take on the powerful twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as well as the new entity called Vision.
Name this Keanu Reeves movie.
With the untimely passing of his beloved wife still fresh in his mind, John Wick, the expert former assassin, receives one final gift from her-- a precious keepsake to help John find a new meaning in life now that she is gone. But an arrogant Russian mob prince and his men pay Wick a rather unwelcome visit to rob him of his prized 1969 Mustang and his wife's present. Blind with revenge, John immediately unleashes a carefully orchestrated maelstrom of destruction against the sophisticated kingpin, Viggo Tarasov, and his family, who are fully aware of his lethal capacity. Now, only blood can quench the boogeyman's thirst for retribution.
What Tom Cruise action movie is this?
An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is dropped into what amounts to a scary mission. Offed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and passing again ... and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski.
Name this 2014 hit.
This is another great adaptation of the proverbial "little guy," determined to stand up to the proverbial "big guy." Difference is, Steve Rogers eventually gets a chance to be the big guy. Then again, maybe that's what makes him such a great hero and maybe that's part of what makes it such a great story. Either way, he's definitely one of those kinds of heroes that we love to root for. And, this film was certainly another home run for the MCU.
Which ape-centric movie is this?
Some years after his escape from captivity, Caesar heads a vast colony of apes and chimps living a self-sufficient life in the woods outside San Francisco. In the city, a depleted group of Simian Flu survivors struggle to exist. Group leader Malcolm and Caesar have a mutual respect which allows restoration to take place but Caesar's embittered lieutenant Koba, a victim of animal experimentation, has no such faith in humans and usurps Caesar, leading a full-scale attack on the city, and a fierce battle takes place. It is down to Caesar and Malcolm to join the voices of reason together to re-establish a peace which will benefit both camps
Name this animalistic motion picture.
A diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers all unite to explore a mythical and uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the great and mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not exist and most certainly does not belong!
Which Matt Damon movie is this?
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed deceased after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only few supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the hero" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return.
Name this 2002 box office smash!
When a body is recovered at sea still alive, the mystery man seems to have forgotten everything in life, including who he was. Eventually, he begins to remember smaller details in life and soon finds out that his name was Jason. What he doesn't like is the gun and fake passports belonging to him. Now, he and his new friend, Marie Helena Kreutz travel from country to country in search of his new identity. But someone is not happy to see him alive, and is frantically trying to track him down.
Which MCU hero is this?
Iron Man. The movie that truly jump-started the whole Marvel cinematic legacy back in 2008! Robert Downey Jr. absolutely captured our attention and our imaginations with his dazzling performance of the young and charismatic Tony Stark. The film was enticing from the get-go, but we had no idea just how good it was going to be! We may not have liked Tony the billionaire playboy in the beginning, but everyone knew they were going to love Iron Man the moment he first stepped out of that cave!
Name this inter-stellar motion picture.
On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father passes on a damaged starship in a stand against a Romulan mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock. Twenty-five years later, James T. Kirk has grown into a young rebellious troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan and the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of the legend begins.
Which MCU movie is this?
After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting into two separate camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. What begins as a simple disagreement soon escalates out of control!
What's the name of this motion picture?
After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this menace from beginning a possible galactic war.
Which heroic team is this?
After the passing of his family at the hands of the Nazis, a mutant vows revenge on all humanity. Meanwhile, another group of mutants is assembled by Charles Xavier, who trains and cares for them. Now under the guise of Magneto, the war-torn rebel assembles the villains Sabertooth and Mystique to destroy anyone who gets in his way, not to mention a furry Canadian mutant named Logan (Wolverine). Xavier's group recruits Logan just in time to learn of Magneto's dastardly plan to destroy the world.
Who can name this high stakes motion picture?
James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 007. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with Vesper Lynd to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. Bond, using help from Felix Leiter, Mathis and having Vesper pose as his partner, enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career. But if Bond defeats Le Chiffre, will he and Vesper Lynd remain safe?
What's the name Marvel gave to this film?
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took on the names of Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar faces, some new faces, as well), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's School for the gifted.
Name this Greecian drama.
When the ambitious King Xerxes of Persia invades Greece with his huge army to extend his vast slave empire, the brave King Leonidas brings his personal body guard army composed of three hundred warriors to defend the passage of Thermopylae, the only way by land to reach Greece. Using courage and the great battle skill of his men, he defends Thermopylae until a treacherous Greek citizen tells King Xerxes a secret goat passage leading to the back of Leonidas's army. Meanwhile, his wife Queen Gorgo of Sparta tries to convince the council to send the Spartan army to fight against the Persians.
What's the name of this comic book flick?
"Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. When one of his former colleagues is offed, the determined, masked vigilante, Rorschach, sets out to uncover a plot to discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity... but who is watching the Watchmen?
What's the title of this epic picture?
In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends.
Who remembers the name of this movie?
Former CIA agent Bryan Mills reluctantly agrees to let his 17-year-old daughter Kim go to Paris on a trip. His ex-wife Lenore and her new husband Stuart are all for it and Kim sets off with a friend. On arrival in Paris however, Kim and her friend are kidnapped by mobsters running a slavery-prostitution ring. Bryan's only lead is a short snippet of a conversation from when Kim phoned him in a panic. With that, he's able to identify the origin of the speaker and which criminal gang he's with. Once in Paris, he quickly shows everyone connected with the case that he will stop at nothing to get his daughter back.