Film Quiz Friday: the Jeffrey Lebowski edition

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What happens when two very different movies happen to share a title? You get a round in this week’s Friday film quiz, that’s what.

Before we pop off on our holidays next week, we’ve assembled another 30 film-related questions for you to wrap your movie-buff brains around. In between the usual general knowledge openers and closers, this week’s featured round covers those rare occasions when two films have an identical title. In much the same way as Jeff Bridges’ Dude is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, (and this quiz may have been mistaken for a Big Lebowski special – sorry!) these films usually shouldn’t be confused with one another.

Anyway, 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 (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. We’ll be taking a break next week and it’ll be quizness as usual again from the start of August. Here goes…


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. 1991 – Who plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves?
  2. 1987 – “Somewhere Out There” is a song from which animated film?
  3. 2016 – As of Star Trek Beyond, how many Star Trek feature films have been released altogether?
  4. 1996 – In Happy Gilmore, Adam Sandler pivots from hockey to which sport?
  5. 2015 – According to Inside Out, the five basic emotions are Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and… what?
  6. 1969 – Born this week, who connects the films Anaconda, Monster-In-Law, and Hustlers?
  7. 1995 – Which Sylvester Stallone comic-book movie is set in Mega-City One?
  8. 2007 – Which movie musical remake stars John Travolta as Edna Turnblad?
  9. 1983 – Which comic actor stars as criminal-turned-hacker Gus Gorman in Superman III?
  10. 2019 – Which French actor provides the voice of Mufasa in the French dubbed version of The Lion King? (He reprised his role from the French dub of the 1994 original.)


ROUND TWO – No, The Other One…

Every once in a while, two very different movies have the same name – for instance, The Illusionist is both an Edward Norton mystery film and a French animated feature. Can you guess which title connects the following films, described by only the cryptic clues and the years they were released?

  1. Survival horror with an icy grip (2010) and Disney film with “Let It Go” (2013)
  2. A pre-Oscar Cuba Gooding Jr (1992) and an Oscar-winning Russell Crowe (2000)
  3. Bong Joon-ho romp (2006) and Stephenie Meyer adaptation (2013)
  4. Hitchcockian suspense thriller (1946) and B.I.G. music biopic (2009)
  5. One Tom (1985) and two Toms (2015)
  6. Controversial auto-erotic thriller (1996) and controversial Best Picture winner (2005)
  7. Charlie Chaplin looks after a boy (1921) and Bruce Willis looks after himself (2000)
  8. Farcical Chris Farley comedy (1996) and woolly New Zealand splatter (2006)
  9. Sam Raimi’s supernatural mystery (2000) and Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut (2015)
  10. The hunt for a girl called River (2005) and the hunt for a fish called Justice (2019)



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. Who played the title role in 1998’s The Man In The Iron Mask (pictured above)?
  2. Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig are characters in which 1970s animated movie?
  3. Who connects the films Bruce Almighty, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and Little Miss Sunshine?
  4. Which picture-book monster appears in Jennifer Kent’s 2014 horror movie of the same name?
  5. Which role did Mark Addy take over from John Goodman in a 2000 sequel?
  6. According to the BBFC’s annual report, which 15-certificate film was the subject of the most complaints in 2019?
  7. In which UK city is Trainspotting set?
  8. What is the full title of the second Gremlins movie?
  9. Complete the title of this 2008 teen romcom – Angus, Thongs And …
  10. And finally, since we teased you with that title, who plays the Big Lebowski in The Big Lebowski?

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). We’ll be back in two weeks’ time with another quiz, but until then, let us know your scores did in the comments below!



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