Film Quiz Friday: 30 questions, cover to cover

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How well do you know the work of our Film Stories cover stars to date? Put on your thinking caps and your trivia trousers for another Friday film quiz.

It’s been a long, long week, this one, but at last, here are 30 more questions about films to help you unwind, whether you’re playing solo or challenging friends and family. In addition to the usual mix of film history trivia, this week’s specialist round is based around the filmographies of some of our past magazine cover stars, so there’s a nice range of movies in there.

When you’ve gone through all three rounds, you’ll find the answers in a separate post, linked at the bottom of this one. Please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did – we’re open to any other feedback or requests for specialist rounds too! For now, let’s crack on with the quiz…


ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History

This round is around about new releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 2010 – In which video-game movie does Jake Gyllenhaal plays Prince Dastan, the title character?
  2. 1996 – Which comedy legend plays the lead role in Spy Hard?
  3. 1932 – Which Disney character made his first appearance as “Dippy Dawg” in Mickey’s Revue?
  4. 2019 – Olivia Wilde made her directorial debut with which teen comedy, starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever?
  5. 1990 – In what year is Back To The Future Part III primarily set?
  6. 1958 – Born this week, who connects the films American Beauty, Captain Marvel, and 20th Century Women?
  7. 2006 – Which Guillermo del Toro movie features the monstrous Pale Man?
  8. 1984 – Who directed the gangster epic Once Upon A Time In America?
  9. 1976 – Which adventure film stars Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn as the title characters?
  10. 1994 – In The Flintstones, what is the name of Halle Berry’s character, a role originally intended for the Oscar-winning actress of the same name?


ROUND TWO – Our Cover Stars

Actor and director Simon Bird features on the cover of Issue 16 of Film Stories, but how well do you remember our cover stars from previous issues? Here’s a round about some of those stars…

  1. Which 2019 Norwich-set sports comedy brought The Rock and Stephen Merchant together?
  2. Richard Curtis penned the script for Yesterday, but who directed the film?
  3. What comes next in this series of Noel Clarke movies – Kidulthood, Adulthood
  4. Which alien character does Karen Gillan play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  5. In which animated film does Taron Egerton also perform Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing”, before he was cast in Rocketman?
  6. Which Batman villain does Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje play in Suicide Squad?
  7. Paul Feig directed Last Christmas, but which of the film’s stars also co-wrote the script?
  8. Wild Rose star Jessie Buckley appeared in two 2020 movies that hit cinemas before they closed; can you name them? (2 points)
  9. Gurinder Chadha’s Blinded By The Light centres around a soundtrack of which music superstar’s hits?
  10. Which British sports film stars Lenora Crichlow, Lily James, and Lashana Lynch as relay sprinters?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. In the classic comedy Bringing Up Baby, what kind of animal is Baby?
  2. Which Peter Jackson movie stars Michael J Fox as a paranormal investigator?
  3. Which of Guy Ritchie’s Men from U.N.C.L.E. is the tallest – Henry Cavill or Armie Hammer?
  4. Who connects the films Little Shop Of Horrors, Space Jam, and Zombieland?
  5. The Slaughtered Lamb is a pub from which 1980s horror movie?
  6. What are game warden Robert Muldoon’s famous last words in Jurassic Park?
  7. Which sport is favoured by the Dude, Walter, and Donny in The Big Lebowski?
  8. In Team America: World Police, which US landmark disguises Team America’s secret base?
  9. Who connects the films The Bourne Legacy, The Favourite, and The Mummy Returns?
  10. And lastly, in which 2019 comedy does Dave Bautista’s blind cop recruit Kumail Nanjiani’s jobbing driver instead of trying to drive himself?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). And let us know your scores did in the comments below!



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