Film Quiz Friday | Back To Black

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With the Amy Winehouse biopic riding high at the UK box office, this week’s film quiz covers other “Black” movie titles…

Opening in 719 sites, Back To Black had the widest UK cinema release of the year so far, and so it easily topped the box-office top 10 in its first weekend despite mixed reviews. (You can read James’ review of the film here.) This week’s film quiz is loosely themed around other movies with “Black” titles, and there’s also some questions about movies with cars, buses, dragons, horses… however you want to get around, really!

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. As always, this is all just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Good luck!

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. 1994 – ”Pop quiz, hot shot!” Back in cinemas this week for its 30th anniversary, which action movie features this repeated line?

2. 1964 – Born this week, who plays dual roles as Lumpy the cook and the title character in 2005’s King Kong?

3. 1988 – Which romantic comedy connects Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, and Harrison Ford?

4. 2013 – Who plays Ivan Locke, the only character on-screen in the car-bound drama Locke?

5. 1960 – The Magnificent Seven is an American-language remake of which Akira Kurosawa film?

6. 2024 – Now streaming in the US! Amazon’s The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare is the latest movie by which British director?

7. 1988 – Also born this week, who plays Alanna Mitsopolis, a.k.a. the White Widow, in the Mission: Impossible movies?

8. 2012 – The zombified Buckner family are prominent characters in which horror movie?

9. 1995 – What comes before Sunset and Midnight in a trilogy of romantic dramas?

10. 2002 – Which singer and actor plays the title character in Queen Of The Damned?

ROUND TWO – They Also Come In Black

Next, a general-knowledge film round where all the answers happen to go back to “Black”, or rather, they go after the word “Black” to make another movie title.

11. What name connects the film actors Brody, Driver, and Scott?

12. What type of animal is Bagheera in Disney’s The Jungle Book?

13. The 1950s films We’re No Angels, Stalag 17, and The Holly & The Ivy all revolve around which annual occasion?

14. Complete the 2017 sequel directed by Michael Bay – Transformers: The Last

15. Which 2021 drama stars Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton as the parents of a high-school shooting victim?

16. What is the name of William Sadler’s character in the Bill & Ted movies?

17. What type of animal are the Aardman characters Timmy, Shirley, and Nuts?

18. Complete the title of the 2015 movie directed by Ron Howard – In The Heart Of The…

19. In the Twilight movies, what is Bella’s surname?

20. In 1977’s Sorcerer, what dangerous cargo do Roy Scheider and his colleagues transport across South America?

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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. “The mission is a man.” Which 1998 movie has this tagline?

22. In cinemas now! Alisha Weir plays Abigail in this week’s new release Abigail – in which 2022 musical did she also play the title character?

23. Who connects the 1990s films Quiz Show, Strange Days, and The End Of The Affair?

24. What is the name of Hiccup’s Night Fury dragon in the How To Train Your Dragon movies?

25. In the news! Which Oscar-winning actor requested a death scene where he “shrinks” and “explodes” in his most recent Marvel movie appearance?

26. Which historical action epic connects Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nicole Kidman?

27. Who plays Barbarella in 1968’s Barbarella?

28. How many of the five Dirty Harry movies were directed by Clint Eastwood?

29. Also in the news! What name connects a horse in Disney’s Tangled and the winning horse in this year’s Grand National?

30. … And finally, who won a Best Actor Oscar for playing a character of the same name as Q29, in a film that has a sequel out this year?

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 48 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions on subjects like sequel subtitles, famous taglines, and the movies of 1984. 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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