Film Quiz Friday: Not All Men Wear Capes

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Can you tell your Rocketman from your Rocketeer? There are 30 more questions in this week’s normal, innocent film quiz, including some on “Man” movies.

Finally, a quiz for men!!! In the week The Wicker Man is back in cinemas for its 50th anniversary, we want to remind you that not all men are big wooden constructions designed for ritual sacrifice, (even though it only takes one.) We’re not all superheroes either, which is why this week’s quiz covers other titles ending in “Man”, as well as a bunch of trivia ranging from possessed cars to locations on film.

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 now, it’s time to separate the Iron Man from The Irishman

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. 1996 – “Alcatraz. Only one man has ever broken out. Now five million lives depend on two men breaking in.” Which action movie has this tagline?
  2. 2003 – What is the full title of the second film in the Fast & Furious series?
  3. 1967 – Born this week, who connects the 2000s movies The Others, The Hours, and The Interpreter?
  4. 1988 – In They Live, what accessory reveals the extent of alien subliminal messaging on Earth?
  5. 1963 – The Cooler King, Tunnel King, and Big X are all characters in which American wartime film?
  6. 1957 – Also born this week, who won Oscars for acting in Fargo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Nomadland?
  7. 2019 – Which horror film stars Elizabeth Banks as the adoptive mother of a superpowered alien child?
  8. 1969 – What make and model is Herbie, the car in The Love Bug and its assorted sequels and spin-offs?
  9. 1975 – Which satirical thriller takes place in the fictional town of Stepford, Connecticut?
  10. 2012 – How many years does Emily Blunt and Jason Segel’s Engagement last in the romantic comedy of the same name?


ROUND TWO – A Normal Quiz, Just An Innocent Quiz

Demolition ManStand back, Superman, Iceman, Spider-Man, Batman, and Robin too – can you name these films from just a short plot synopsis and the year they came out? All the answers in this round end with “Man”.

  1. Sylvester Stallone is defrosted to fight crime in the year 2032. (1993)
  2. Ryan Gosling duels with fellow spy Chris Evans. (2022)
  3. Orson Welles is dead… or is he? (1949)
  4. Danny DeVito teaches literature on a US Army training base. (1994)
  5. Marlon Wayans goes undercover as a baby boy. (2006)
  6. John Hurt upgrades his audience from circus freak-show to London high society. (1980)
  7. Daniel Radcliffe is dead… but also, he still farts a lot. (2016)
  8. Robin Williams lives to be 200 years old. (1999)
  9. Oliver Jackson-Cohen is not opaque in his big-tech power moves. (2020)
  10. Charlton Heston is Legend, but he doesn’t go by that title. (1971)



(L to R) Jake Ryan, Jason Schwartzman and Tom Hanks in director Wes Anderson's ASTEROID CITY, a Focus Features release. Credit: Courtesy of Pop. 87 Productions/Focus FeaturesLet’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. 1985’s Brazil is set in Brazil. True or false?
  2. In cinemas this week! Who directed the new sci-fi comedy Asteroid City?
  3. In which 1954 film does Marlon Brando famously say “I coulda been a contender”?
  4. Who plays pill-popping prodigy Eddie Morra in 2011’s Limitless?
  5. 2003’s Rugrats Go Wild is a big-screen crossover between Rugrats and which other Nickelodeon animated series of the 1990s and 2000s?
  6. Which filmmaker does Tom Hanks play in 2013’s Saving Mr Banks?
  7. In the X-Men prequels of the 2010s, Jennifer Lawrence plays the younger version of which mutant?
  8. Who plays radio DJ Mister Señor Love Daddy in 1989’s Do The Right Thing?
  9. Robert Duvall made his acting debut as Boo Radley in which 1962 drama?
  10. And finally, who is older – Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

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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