Film Quiz Friday: A Fresh Start

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Happy New Year! This week’s film quiz features movies that, according to Rotten Tomatoes, absolutely everybody likes.

Film Quiz Fridays are here again! In weeks to come, we’ve got rounds themed around Jason Statham films, movie musicals, and the Oscars, as well as the usual random movie trivia. But today’s theme is inspired by films like Next Goal Wins – not the Taika Waititi football comedy (read Simon’s 3-star review here) but the 2014 documentary of the same name – which has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Older readers will remember we did a quiz on the 0% club last year, but this time, we’re swinging the other way.

As always, there are three rounds of film trivia in total, and this is all just for fun. Once you’ve completed all 30 questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. And please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Let’s start this year Fresh, eh?

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. 1995 – Which crime thriller connects Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Gwyneth Paltrow?

2. 1946 – Born this week, who plays Kay Adams-Corleone in the Godfather trilogy?

3. 2004 – In which Disney-backed adventure film does Nicolas Cage steal the United States Declaration of Independence?

4. 1968 – Who plays Lt. Frank Bullitt in Bullitt?

5. 1990 – Which horror comedy is named after the fear of spiders?

6. 2011 – Which English monarch does Colin Firth play in 2010’s The King’s Speech?

7. 1965 – Also born this week, who made his acting debut as Big Chris in 1998’s Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels?

8. 2001 – Which California street is also the title of a surrealist mystery directed by David Lynch?

9. 1992 – Who plays Lieutenant Commander Joanna Galloway in A Few Good Men?

10. 2024 – In cinemas now! Which new Blumhouse horror movie revolves around a family’s haunted backyard pool?

ROUND TWO – The 100% Club
The Terminator

Next, a round about movies that still have an unspoiled 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing…

11. The 1921 silent comedy The Kid is the first feature directed by which actor?

12. 1960’s The Magnificent Seven is a remake of which 1954 Akira Kurosawa epic?

13. Which British actor connects the 100% films The Ladykillers, Kind Hearts And Coronets, and The Lavender Hill Mob?

14. Complete the title of the 1944 Christmas musical – Meet Me In… where?

15. To date, how many of the four Toy Story feature films have a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes?

16. In what decade is The Terminator primarily set?

17. Who plays prison camp inmate Luke Jackson in 1967’s Cool Hand Luke?

18. The documentary Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse is about the making of which 1979 film?

19. Complete the title of the 1988 anime drama – Grave Of The… what?

20. Norman Maine and Vicki Lester are movie star characters in which 1937 drama?


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!

21. What subtitle connects prequels to Psycho, The Exorcist, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

22. “One man’s struggle to take it easy” is the tagline for which 1980s comedy?

23. Who connects the 2020s films Army Of The Dead, Glass Onion, and Knock At The Cabin?

24. In the news! Disney’s Steamboat Willie is now in the public domain along with their portrayals of Mickey Mouse and which female character?

25. Which 2011 comic book movie grossed more money at the worldwide box office: Green Lantern or The Green Hornet?

26. What word goes before Blood, Cow, and Daughter to make the titles of three different movies?

27. “Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge” is a repeated quote from which 2000s comedy?

28. Who directed 1994’s Forrest Gump?

29. Which 1970s disaster movie connects the answers to questions 4 and 17 in this week’s quiz?

30. And finally, what is the full title of the second Highlander film, set in the far-off future of 2024?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s film 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 47 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions about 2023 at the movies. You can also listen to 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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