Film Quiz Friday: the Big Screen to Small Screen edition

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Who was The Bourne Lazenby? When did Hollywood first flush the loo? And most importantly, what’s on the telly? It’s time for another Friday film quiz.

Every week, we put together 30 movie-themed questions to entertain you and the other film buffs in your life, whether you’re playing along with a pen and paper or hosting your family quiz night. This week, bedded between two sets of general-knowledge film questions, we’ve changed channels and included a round about films that inspired small-screen spin-offs.

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 and let us know how you did (marks out of 32 this week, please!) – we’re open to any other feedback too! But for now, don your thinking cap and your quizzing trousers and let’s begin…


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. 2019 – What is the full title of the fourth Men In Black film?
  2. 1954 – Which Looney Tunes character made his film debut in Devil May Hare?
  3. 1995 – In Bad Boys and its sequels, who plays Detective Mike Lowrey – Will Smith or Martin Lawrence?
  4. 2008 – Starring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel, which suspense thriller had the working title The Green Effect?
  5. 1987 – Which three actors play the leads in the comedy western Three Amigos? (3 points)
  6. 1972 – Born this week, Jean Dujardin was the first French actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor, for his performance in which 2011 film?
  7. 2005 – Who plays Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins?
  8. 1999 – Which teen-centric literary adaptation stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon as prep school students?
  9. 2011 – Which Oscar winner directed and co-starred in the Mel Gibson dramedy, The Beaver?
  10. 1960 – 60 years old this week, which iconic horror movie was the first American film to depict a character flushing a toilet?


ROUND TWO – Film Quiz Friday: The Series!

Some movies make their way from the big screen to the small screen, with TV spin-offs that range from one-season wonders to well-loved series in their own right. Here are 10 questions on some of them…

  1. Atlantis, Universe, and Infinity are all TV spin-offs from which 1994 sci-fi blockbuster?
  2. The TV version of What We Do In The Shadows is set in the USA, but in which country is the original film set?
  3. Which character worked for Star Command in his Disney Channel spin-off series?
  4. Cobra Kai is a streaming sequel series inspired by which 1980s movie franchise?
  5. Who plays Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles?
  6. Billy Bob Thornton, Kirsten Dunst, and Ewan McGregor have all led seasons of which TV crime drama?
  7. Who reprised his title role in the short-lived ITV football sitcom, Mike Bassett: Manager?
  8. Age Of Resistance is a streaming prequel series inspired by which 1980s Jim Henson production?
  9. In what year was the third and final series of Channel 4’s This Is England set?
  10. Anthony Head plays Rupert Giles in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series, but which Hollywood veteran starred as watcher Merrick Jamison-Smythe in the less-loved 1992 film?



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. Which Disney film do Stripe and his chums watch during the famous cinema scene in Gremlins?
  2. Who plays Aaron Cross, (aka the Bourne Lazenby) in 2012’s Matt Damon-less The Bourne Legacy?
  3. In which 1980s movie would you find the characters Cougar, Goose, and Viper?
  4. Complete the title of the 2003 film sequel: Legally Blonde 2
  5. How many big-screen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies have been released to date?
  6. Hidden Figures is a workplace drama set primarily at which organisation?
  7. Who plays the star Yvaine in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust?
  8. Which 1990s Arnold Schwarzenegger movie had the tagline “Nothing is inconceivable”?
  9. What is embroidered on the back of Ryan Gosling’s iconic white jacket in Drive?
  10. And finally, which 1964 dark comedy ironically ends with Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again”?

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 did in the comments below!



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