Film Quiz Friday: Jukebox Heroes

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Who put this on? It’s on random! There are 30 questions in this week’s film quiz, including a round on jukebox movie musicals.

There are a lot of massive movies coming along in the next few weeks, but we reckon that the new British jukebox musical Greatest Days (read Simon’s 4-star review here) has a decent chance of outperforming some of the big Hollywood hitters at the UK box office this summer, not least if Take That fandom has anything to say about it. Time will tell on that one, but meanwhile, have a round of jukebox movie musical questions on us!

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 just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and leave us any other lovely feedback. And if you were expecting a different theme this week, here’s a DC-themed one from the archive, and last year’s Batman round for good measure.

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. 2009 – Which comedy franchise-starter connects a baby boy in a cupboard, a tiger in a bathroom, and Ken Jeong in the boot of a car?
  2. 1974 – Who directed The Sugarland Express?
  3. 1999 – What is Thomas Anderson’s hacker alias in The Matrix?
  4. 2021 – Which of these films, both released in UK cinemas on the same day, stars Reece Shearsmith: In The Earth or In The Heights?
  5. 1962 – Born this week, who plays Imhotep in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns?
  6. 1995 – Which action franchise-starter marked Michael Bay’s feature directorial debut?
  7. 2013 – In cinemas this week! 2023’s The Flash sees Michael Shannon reprise his role as General Zod from which DC film?
  8. 1985 – Who plays henchwoman May Day in the James Bond film A View To A Kill?
  9. 2006 – Complete the title of the political satire starring Aaron Eckhart: Thank You For… what?
  10. 1953/1981 – Both born on 13th June, Tim Allen and Chris Evans are also connected by which franchise character?


ROUND TWO – The Jukebox Musical Round

Taron Egerton in RocketmanPut another dime in the jukebox musical, baby – here are 10 questions about movie musicals whose soundtracks press shuffle…

  1. 2007’s Across The Universe is a jukebox musical based on the songs of which band?
  2. What is the full title of the second Mamma Mia! film?
  3. Which Katrina And The Waves track gives its name to a 1980s-themed musical starring Leona Lewis?
  4. In which 2012 film does Tom Cruise play rock star Stacee Jaxx?
  5. Originally formed in 1958, which virtual novelty band connects four jukebox musical films released between 2007 and 2015?
  6. What is the title track of Dexter Fletcher’s 2019 musical biopic of Elton John?
  7. Who plays Elwood Blues in The Blues Brothers – Dan Aykroyd or John Belushi?
  8. Which 2001 jukebox musical’s title translates into English as “red mill”?
  9. How many Pitch Perfect films have been released to date?
  10. First featured in The Hollywood Revue Of 1929, which song was immortalised as the title track of a 1952 MGM jukebox musical?



I RobotLet’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. Who was born earliest – Diane Keaton or Michael Keaton (no relation)?
  2. In which 2004 blockbuster does Will Smith play technophobic detective Del Spooner?
  3. What is the name of Kane’s all-important childhood sled in 1941’s Citizen Kane?
  4. Which 2009 animated horror fantasy features a parallel universe where characters have buttons for eyes?
  5. Who directed the films A Bronx Tale and The Good Shepherd?
  6. Kevin Khatchadourian is the title character of which 2011 psychological drama?
  7. In the news! Oscar winner Sarah Polley is attached to direct the live-action remake of which Disney animated classic?
  8. Who plays Dr Strangelove (among other characters) in 1964’s Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb?
  9. In which city is 1998’s City Of Angels set?
  10. And finally, “Rule The World” by Take That is the theme song from which 2007 fantasy adventure?

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, why not 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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