Film Quiz Friday: A Bunch Of Fives

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Any daily word game fans? Your training will come in handy in this week’s film quiz, which features plenty of five-letter answers.

Where has 2023 gone? We’ve got a few more second-round subjects coming up between now and the usual end-of-year stuff, including date movies, Aardman Animation, and (dramatic chords) Marvel Studios! Before that though, something a little different. All of your answers in Round 2 this week are words you can find in the dictionary, of no more or less than five letters. Maybe that will help you guess if you get stuck, but as always, Rounds 1 and 3 have no limits on either characters or the type of movie trivia that might come up!

Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. This is just for fun and there are no prizes, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Just remember, RUBBISH has more than five letters, but GREAT is valid!

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about UK cinema 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. 1997 – An American Werewolf In Paris is the sequel to which 1981 horror movie?
  2. 2006 – In Borat and its sequel, which country does Borat Sagdiyev originally come from?
  3. 1953 – Born this week, who plays nightclub singer Willie Scott in Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom?
  4. 2022 – Which character connects Jon Hamm in a crime comedy and Chevy Chase in a 1980s franchise of the same name?
  5. 1963 – Complete the title of Dick Van Dyke’s musical feature film debut: Bye Bye… what?
  6. 2000 – Which 1999 horror film has a sequel subtitled Book Of Shadows?
  7. 1995 – Which submarine action-thriller marked Denzel Washington’s first film with director Tony Scott?
  8. 2014 – In which film does Matthew McConaughey play NASA pilot Joseph Cooper?
  9. 1972 – Also born this week, who connects the 1990s films Muriel’s Wedding, Velvet Goldmine, and The Sixth Sense?
  10. 1984 – Which Clint Eastwood crime mystery thriller might a funambulist enjoy?


ROUND TWO – Five-Letter Answers

All of the answers in this round would also be valid guesses in those five-letter word puzzles we all enjoy so much. So, “LIMBO” would fit, but “WORDLE” wouldn’t… 

  1. Which film beat All The President’s Men, Bound For Glory, Network, and Taxi Driver to win the Best Picture Oscar in 1977?
  2. Bryan Mills is the main character in which action franchise?
  3. What surname connects the film actors Elizabeth, Jonathan, and Morwenna?
  4. “Get ready for rush hour” is the tagline to which 1994 action film?
  5. What five-letter word goes before Death, Magic, and Sheep to make the titles of three different movies?
  6. Which film controversially beat Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Night And Good Luck, and Munich to win the Best Picture Oscar in 2006?
  7. What first name connects the directors Berg, Strickland, and Weir?
  8. In which 2003 Disney film does Shia LaBeouf play Stanley Yelnats IV?
  9. What title connects a 1997 martial-arts action movie, a 2011 neo-noir crime drama, and a 2019 Hindi heist thriller?
  10. According to a famous movie theme song, “who’s the Black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?”



Blade TrinityLet’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. On sale now! Which actor connects two new Film Stories Blu-ray releases, 1987’s No Way Out and 1988’s Bull Durham?
  2. “Not my tempo” is a repeated quote from which 2014 drama?
  3. What is the full title of the third Blade movie?
  4. What colour connects a 1964 film starring Sean Connery, a 1974 film starring Roger Moore, and a 1995 film starring Pierce Brosnan?
  5. Who is older – Kevin Smith or Will Smith (no relation)?
  6. What title connects a 1963 movie starring Jerry Lewis and a 1996 remake starring Eddie Murphy?
  7. Who plays Chev Chelios in Crank and its sequel?
  8. What is the name of the superhero fashion designer in the Incredibles movies?
  9. Which member of the Beatles does Aaron Taylor-Johnson play in 2009’s Nowhere Boy?
  10. And finally, what year is the destination for the DeLorean’s first trip through time in Back To The Future?

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 in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another film quiz, but until then, check out Issue 46 of Film Stories Magazine, a bumper edition featuring a brand-new set of 50 film questions. You can also catch up with Season 1 of our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking movie questions and occasionally berating contestants for getting them wrong.

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