Film Quiz Friday: One Love, One Song, One Movie

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Like the Bob Marley biopic One Love, some of the answers in this week’s film quiz are the titles of songs as well as movies.

As we’ve seen in a previous quiz, songs sometimes have the same titles as movies. As before, we’re hinting at the movie title by swapping the protagonist for a band or artist who had a hit song of the same name. It wouldn’t work if we inserted “Bob Marley and the Wailers” into this week’s new release One Love, or “Will Smith” into Wild Wild West, or even “The Police” into Demolition Man. But if we say “Black Sabbath builds a high-tech suit” instead of Robert Downey Jr, you might have a better chance of guessing.

Once you’ve completed this week’s film quiz, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is all 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. If Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato: A Star Wars Story didn’t make the cut for round 2, you know these are gonna be good…

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. 2010 – Which romantic-comedy anthology movie follows several characters on 14th February?

2. 1986 – In which film does Jeff Goldblum play Seth Brundle?

3. 1974 – Born this week, which actor won Best Supporting Actor Oscars for Moonlight and Green Book?

4. 2016 – Which comic-book movie has a villain called Ajax, a.k.a. Francis?

5. 1997 – In Jack Frost, Jack Frost is brought back from the dead in what form?

6. 1982 – Back in cinemas now! Who directed the musical romantic drama One From The Heart?

7. 2002 – What is Ocean’s first name in Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels?

8. 1995 – In which film does Robin Williams play Alan Parrish?

9. 1989 – Also born this week, which Marvel star plays Martha/Marcy May/Marlene in 2012’s Martha Marcy May Marlene?

10. 2014 – 10 years old this week, which movie features the characters Wyldstyle, Metalbeard, and Batman?

ROUND TWO – Songs That Sound Like Movies, Volume 2

Next, these movie plots have had their main characters replaced by music artists who had a UK chart hit with the same title. We’ve included the year the film came out again as an extra clue.

11. Lynyrd Skynyrd get engaged and return to their hometown for a divorce. (2002)

12. Alexandra Burke and Inner Circle both protect a murder witness in this cop comedy franchise-starter. (1995)

13. Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich hop between 1960s London and the present day. (2021)

14. Taylor Swift reckons that “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”. (1970)

15. Rihanna is under house arrest when she discovers her neighbour is a serial killer. (2007)

16. The Temptations experience adolescent problems like heartache and hives. (1991)

17. Lily Allen is horrified by how happy and friendly everyone seems. (2022)

18. Donovan is reanimated and pitted against super-Dolph Lundgren. (1992)

19. Sam Bailey duct-tapes herself around the world’s tallest building. (2018)

20. Don McLean does something unmentionable to a pastry. (1999)


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!

21. In which 1989 comedy does John Candy cook an enormous birthday pancake for his nephew?

22. In cinemas now! Which new Sony-backed Spider-Man spin-off stars Dakota Johnson as the title character?

23. Which TV comedy duo star in 1997’s Good Burger and its sequel?

24. Who was born earliest: Steve Martin or Martin Short?

25. Which 2017 comedy slasher stars writer-director Alice Lowe as a pregnant widow who goes on a killing spree?

26. What fictional substance is also the title of Disney’s 1997 remake of The Absent-Minded Professor?

27. Who plays Stanley Kowalski in 1951’s A Streetcar Named Desire?

28. In the news! Which Rowan Atkinson character will return in a new film, shooting this summer: Mr Bean or Johnny English?

29. Who connects the 1980 horror movies The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train?

30. And finally, Sheffield rock band Bring Me The Horizon based their name on a famous line in which 2003 blockbuster franchise-starter?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s film 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, check out Issue 48 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions on subjects like sequel subtitles, famous taglines, and the movies of 1984. You can also listen to 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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