Film Quiz Friday: Nolan Me, Nolan You…

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Are you watching closely? With Tenet due in cinemas next week, this week’s film quiz covers the movies of Christopher Nolan and a load of other cinematic trivia.

The reopening of cinemas has seen the return of several Nolan films, including the Dark Knight trilogy and last week’s 10th-anniversary reissue of Inception. So before we find out what the director’s latest mind-bender is about, we thought we’d serve up some questions about the ten films that have led us to Tenet, in between two rounds of the usual film-related general knowledge nonsense.

If you’ve not played before, this is all just for fun and the only prize is the eternal glory of scoring one more than your friends and family. 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. Please do get in touch in the comments to let us know how you did (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Let’s do this…


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. 1988 – Which horror comedy connects Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, and Geena Davis?
  2. 2017 – Who plays the hitman’s bodyguard in The Hitman’s Bodyguard?
  3. 1997 – Cruise Control is the sequel to which 1994 action movie?
  4. 1963 – Which stop-motion animation maestro provided creature effects for Jason And The Argonauts, among other films?
  5. 2000 – Which American landmark is the setting for the finale of X-Men?
  6. 1991 – Which movie character connects Christian Bale, Jason Clarke, and Edward Furlong?
  7. 1983 – Which techno-thriller sees Matthew Broderick idly start up “Global Thermonuclear War”?
  8. 1966 – Which Hammer horror spoof stars Harry H. Corbett, Kenneth Williams, and Fenella Fielding?
  9. 2008 – Who plays Poppy Moore in the teen comedy Wild Child?
  10. 1944 – Born this week, which Australian filmmaker directed Witness, Dead Poets Society, and The Truman Show?


ROUND TWO – The Films of Christopher Nolan

Grab some popcorn and queue up some orchestral Hans Zimmer honks on your playlist – here are 10 questions about Christopher Nolan’s pre-Tenet filmography…

  1. Which film title completes this sequence – the Pledge, the Turn…
  2. Who plays Leonard Shelby in Memento?
  3. What is the name of the military vehicle prototype that’s effectively introduced as the Batmobile in Batman Begins?
  4. In which film do Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain, and Ellen Burstyn play the same character at different ages?
  5. Dunkirk takes place across One Hour, One Day, and One Week, but in what year is it set?
  6. Who is the only villain to appear in all three movies in the Dark Knight trilogy?
  7. Édith Piaf features prominently on the Inception soundtrack, but which of the movie’s stars previously won an Oscar for playing the singer?
  8. Starring Al Pacino and Robin Williams, which 2002 thriller is a remake of a Norwegian film of the same name?
  9. Which John Hughes regular plays Gotham City News anchor Mike Engel in The Dark Knight?
  10. What is the title of Christopher Nolan’s 1998 debut feature, a neo-noir crime thriller filmed in black-and-white?



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. Who connects the films Brokeback Mountain, One Day, and The Princess Diaries?
  2. What kind of animal is Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web?
  3. What is the full title of the third Blade movie?
  4. 2011’s Attack The Block takes place on the night of which annual occasion?
  5. In which country is 1994’s Muriel’s Wedding set?
  6. In the UK, which weekly National Lottery draw takes its name from a James Bond film?
  7. Composed by Harold Faltermeyer, “Axel F” is the theme tune from which comedy franchise?
  8. How many Spy Kids movies have been released to date?
  9. Which 1985 fantasy film stars Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfieffer as a cursed couple?
  10. And finally, who directed and starred in 1997’s The Postman, a post-apocalyptic story about rebuilding the United States Postal Service?

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!



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