Film Quiz Friday: Noughties But Nice

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In this week’s film quiz, our occasional round on famous movie taglines arrives in the 2000s, and there’s lots of other trivia to test your knowledge…

It’s Friday, and that means we’ve got another 30 movie quiz questions to start your weekend. After stopping off in the 1980s and the 1990s in previous editions, this week’s taglines round meets up with the year 2000, and there’s the usual smattering of general film trivia on either side.

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. There, doesn’t that damp and lonely Thursday already feel like years ago?

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

A Good Day To Die HardThis 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. 1993 – Which family drama revolves around liberating a killer whale from a theme park in Oregon?
  2. 1965 – Born this week, who directed the 2022 action movie Ambulance?
  3. 1984 – In which historical drama does Tom Hulce play Mozart?
  4. 1999 – What is the name of Woody and Jessie’s horse in the Toy Story movies?
  5. 2013 – What is the full title of the fifth Die Hard movie?
  6. 1987 – Planes, Trains And Automobiles is set around which annual American celebration?
  7. 1954 – Also born this week, who connects the 1990s films Lethal Weapon 3, Ransom, and Outbreak?
  8. 2017 – In which creature feature does Sally Hawkins play Elisa Esposito?
  9. 1995 – What is billed as “a game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind” in the family adventure film of the same name?
  10. 2023 – In cinemas now! Complete the title of the animated Oscar contender – Marcel The Shell With


ROUND TWO – 2000s Movie Taglines

Final DestinationAre you watching closely? What happens when the numbers run out? Why won’t we let them leave? Not questions from this round, sadly, but can you name a movie from each year of the 2000s only by its tagline?

  1. “Death doesn’t take no for an answer.” (2000)
  2. “The greatest fairy tale never told.” (2001)
  3. “Get ready for the ultimate spin.” (2002)
  4. “The guy next door just became the man upstairs.“ (2003)
  5. ”A romantic comedy. With zombies.” (2004)
  6. “The longer you wait, the harder it gets.” (2005)
  7. “Where history comes to life.” (2006)
  8. “The last man on Earth is not alone.” (2007)
  9. “When you can live forever, what do you live for?” (2008)
  10. “He was dead. But he got better.” (2009)



(L-R): Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Kathryn Newton as Cassandra "Cassie" Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp in Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.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. Also in cinemas now! Paul Rudd plays Ant-Man in the Ant-Man And The Wasp movies, but who plays Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp?
  2. Inventor Flint Lockwood is the main character in which animated film franchise?
  3. Who connects the 1960s musicals Mary Poppins, The Sound Of Music, and Thoroughly Modern Millie?
  4. Which of 2011’s casual-sex romcoms stars Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher – Friends With Benefits or No Strings Attached?
  5. In Japan, which Hollywood film franchise goes by the international title Wild Speed?
  6. In the news! Tom Holland and Jamie Bell have been tapped to star as the leads in duelling biopics of which all-singing, all-dancing movie star?
  7. Which 1973 sci-fi movie stars Yul Brynner as an android gunslinger?
  8. Which acting sibling is oldest – Alexander Skarsgård or Bill Skarsgård?
  9. “Reflection” is a song from which Disney animated film?
  10. And finally, what title connects the first-ever collaboration between John Carpenter and Kurt Russell, and one of this year’s Best Picture Oscar contenders?

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 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. Watch this space for news about new episodes, but until then, “keep watching those movies…!”

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