Film Quiz Friday: King Of The World

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Next week’s Avatar: The Way Of Water is the first James Cameron movie in 13 years, so this week’s film quiz revisits his filmography to date…


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James Cameron once said: “People call me a perfectionist, but I’m not. I’m a rightist. I do something until it’s right, and then I move on to the next thing.” As it turns out, his next things are all long-awaited Avatar sequels, but he’s got a heck of a track record with sequels to his own movies and ones by other filmmakers. So, with Christmas and end-of-year quizzes still to come in the next couple of weeks, we’re using this week’s regular quiz to cover Cameron’s earlier films.

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 give us any other lovely feedback. We See you and all that…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new 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. 1999 – Which supernatural action film sees Arnold Schwarzenegger fight the Devil at the turn of the millennium?
  2. 1987 – In which Star Wars spoof does Rick Moranis play Dark Helmet?
  3. 2013 – Which Frozen character sings the song “Let It Go” – Elsa or Anna?
  4. 1989 – Born this week, who connects the 2010s films The Favourite, Mad Max: Fury Road, and X-Men: First Class?
  5. 1992 – Back in cinemas this week in its 30th anniversary year, which comic-book movie sequel features “Face To Face” by Siouxsie And The Banshees on its soundtrack?
  6. 2005 – Who plays the dual roles of Kong and Lumpy in Peter Jackson’s King Kong?
  7. 1984 – “That’s a big Twinkie” is a quote from which comedy?
  8. 1934 – Also born this week, who won a Best Supporting Actress for her eight minutes of screen-time in Shakespeare In Love?
  9. 1973 – Sergeant Neil Howie is the main character in which British horror movie?
  10. 2012 – Which Marvel star made his film acting debut playing 12-year-old Lucas Barrett in The Impossible?


ROUND TWO – The James Cameron Round

We’ve been waiting a long time for a new James Cameron movie, so here’s 10 questions on the films he’s written and directed so far…

  1. What is the name of the moon on which the Avatar films are set?
  2. Who plays Helen Tasker in True Lies?
  3. In Titanic, what type of gem is the Heart of the Ocean?
  4. Which 1980s action sequel did James Cameron co-write with Sylvester Stallone?
  5. In what year was The Terminator both set and released?
  6. Which Battle Angel was the subject of a 2019 cyberpunk manga adaptation that Cameron co-wrote and produced?
  7. Who plays Private Hudson in Aliens?
  8. Which 1989 film connects Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn?
  9. Subtitled The Spawning, Cameron’s first feature is the sequel to which Joe Dante-directed horror film?
  10. What is the name of John Connor’s dog in Terminator 2: Judgement Day?



Indiana JonesLet’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 the news! What is the full title of the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film?
  2. Which director was born first – Joel Coen or Ethan Coen?
  3. In which 2022 comedy does Mark Rylance play golfer Maurice Flitcroft?
  4. Who plays Betty Ross in 2003’s Hulk?
  5. Which country connects the 2009 films District 9, Endgame, and Invictus?
  6. Also in the news! Which Lord Of The Rings trilogy character is the subject of their own 2022 video-game spin-off – Gandalf or Gollum?
  7. Complete the title of the 1987 British comedy – Rita, Sue And
  8. In which 1959 spy thriller does Cary Grant play advertising executive Roger Thornhill?
  9. What surname connects actors Seth, Tom, and Eva?
  10. And finally, James Cameron directed 2006’s Aquaman in the TV series Entourage, but which other filmmaking James directed 2018’s Aquaman in real life?

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 a special Christmassy quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another quiz, but until then, why not catch up with Season 1 of our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, in which Nick Helm asks intrepid contestants some of our movie questions and only occasionally berates them for getting the answers wrong. If you’ve already listened to the lot, watch this space for the Christmas special and other new episodes soon!

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