Film Quiz Friday: Holmes Away From Holmes

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The quiz is afoot! American landmarks, sequel subtitles, and the screen lives of Sherlock Holmes are among the subjects of this week’s movie teasers.

According to Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character, once you’ve eliminated all impossible answers, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It’s a nice investigative fallacy that typifies Holmes’ adventures in all media, but it might not necessarily help you out with 30 film-related questions.

Once you’ve solved all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Here we go…


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. 1993 – Sleepless In Seattle concludes with a scene at which New York landmark?
  2. 2017 – What is the full title of the second Kingsman movie?
  3. 1989 – Who plays English student Todd Anderson in Dead Poets Society?
  4. 2000 – Who directed and starred in Space Cowboys?
  5. 1969 – Born this week, who plays fellow Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland in the 2017 TV drama Feud?
  6. 2011 – Which sport is the subject of the family drama Warrior?
  7. 1967 – Which World War II movie features a suicide mission called Project Amnesty?
  8. 2005 – Complete the title of the Studio Ghibli animated feature – Howl’s Moving
  9. 1984 – Which gothic horror film connects Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea, and Terence Stamp?
  10. 2009 – Which historical figure does Paul Bettany play in the biopic Creation?


ROUND TWO – Elementary, My Dear Quizzers…

With Henry Cavill playing a second-fiddle Sherlock in this week’s new Netflix release Enola Holmes, let’s have a round on the many screen adventures of Sherlock Holmes…

  1. Who plays Watson opposite Robert Downey Jr’s Holmes in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies?
  2. Which 1988 comedy (pictured above) stars Michael Caine as a drunken actor hired to play Sherlock by actual genius Dr Watson?
  3. In the not-very-good Holmes & Watson, who plays Holmes – Will Ferrell or John C. Reilly?
  4. Sherlock Gnomes is the sequel to which 2011 animated film?
  5. 1985’s Young Sherlock Holmes is the first Hollywood feature film to include a fully CG character – a knight that steps out of what type of artwork?
  6. Who plays the elderly Sherlock in 2015’s Mr Holmes?
  7. The great Basil Rathbone made his first appearance as Holmes in a 1939 adaptation of which adventure?
  8. Which Hollywood legend directed 1970’s The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes?
  9. What is the name of Basil of Baker Street’s nemesis in Disney’s Basil The Great Mouse Detective?
  10. Which 2003 comedy sequel sees a character introduce himself to Arthur Conan Doyle by the name Sherlock Holmes?



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 which country is Taika Waititi’s Hunt For The Wilderpeople set?
  2. In which musical does Jim Broadbent sing Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”?
  3. Who plays Civil War veteran Ethan Edwards in The Searchers?
  4. Dutch, Dillon, and Mac are all characters in which 1980s action movie?
  5. Which implausible sequel subtitle connects the Friday The 13th, Resident Evil, and Saw franchises?
  6. Which 2016 horror film features a goat called Black Phillip?
  7. Who plays Private Benjamin in Private Benjamin?
  8. How many Underworld films have been released to date?
  9. “Spats” Colombo is the villain in which 1959 romantic comedy?
  10. And finally, (sob) what is the Iron Giant’s last word in The Iron Giant?


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). We’ll have another quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below!



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