Blimey, we’re here already? This week’s film quiz reflects on movie taglines of the 2010s and lots of other cinematic trivia.
They say, “you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”. Or, more accurately, the tagline for 2010’s The Social Network says that. We’ve previously had tagline rounds on the Eighties, Nineties, and Noughties, and we’d have thought it was too soon for the previous decade, until we realised this week’s new release, Insidious: The Red Door, is technically a legacy-quel to a film that came out in 2011. Gulp.
Now that we’re all feeling old, you might as well have a go at 30 quiz questions. 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. Here we go then – the years we made contact…
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!
- 2008 – Who plays Hancock in the superhero comedy Hancock?
- 1984 – Cadets Mahoney, Hightower, and Tackleberry are characters in which comedy franchise-starter?
- 1999 – Who stars as an insurance investigator opposite Sean Connery’s master criminal in Entrapment?
- 2003 – What is the full title of the second Charlie’s Angels film starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu?
- 1980 – Born this week, who plays Miss Peregrine in 2016’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children?
- 1978 – Directed by Ralph Bakshi, which animated film features John Hurt as Aragorn?
- 1987 – Which US state completes the title of the Coen brothers comedy – Raising… ?
- 2009 – In which crime biopic does Johnny Depp play John Dillinger?
- 1940 – Also born this week, which of the four Beatles plays a caveman in the 1981 comedy Caveman?
- 2022 – In which decade is the Despicable Me prequel Minions: Rise Of Gru set?
ROUND TWO – 2010s Movie Taglines
Where will you be when it all ends? Who will save you from yourself? Can sex friends stay best friends? Not questions from this round, sadly, but can you name the movie from each year of the 2010s by only its tagline?
- “With no power comes no responsibility.” (2010)
- “There are no clean getaways.” (2011)
- “May the odds be ever in your favour.” (2012)
- “Good food. Fine ales. Total annihilation.” (2013)
- “Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.” (2014)
- “The park is open.” (2015)
- “To save the world it takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.” (2016)
- “Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean you’re welcome.” (2017)
- “If they hear you, they hunt you.” (2018)
- “Nothing brings a family together like murder.” (2019)
ROUND THREE – Pot Luck
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!
- In cinemas now! Which Insidious star directed Insidious: The Red Door?
- Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” is the theme song from which 1998 disaster movie?
- What is the name of the robot child played by Haley Joel Osment in 2001’s A.I.?
- In the news! Which 2004 sports romcom pairs Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst?
- Who was born earliest – Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone?
- Also in cinemas now! What is the title of the new Pixar romantic comedy about a woman made of fire and a man made of water?
- What goes before the words “crash”, “gate”, and “man” to make the names of three different sci-fi films?
- Also in the news! Which 1984 drama dramatizes the effects of nuclear war on Northern England?
- Who connects the 1990s films The Basketball Diaries, The Quick And The Dead, and The Man In The Iron Mask?
- And finally, Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down were both released in what year of the 2010s?
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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