Film Quiz Friday: The Punch-Drunk Edition

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As the Rocky movies return to cinemas, this week’s film quiz requires a bit of boxing clever – here’s 30 movie trivia questions to test you out.

In the blue corner, we’ve got a bunch of film-related trivia teasers, and in the red corner, there’s you and your movie knowledge. All you have to do is retain verticality for three rounds and if you start seeing three of each question, answer the one in the middle! There are no prize belts for scoring the highest, only the joy of finishing a Friday film quiz without defenestrating your device.

Once you’ve gone the distance and answered all 30 questions, 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. Ding ding!


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. 2002 – Which film stars Tom Hanks as hitman Michael Sullivan?
  2. 1968 – “I’d Do Anything”, “Oom-Pah-Pah”, and “Where Is Love” are songs from which movie musical?
  3. 1990 – Who plays Vietnam veteran Jacob Singer in Jacob’s Ladder?
  4. 2005 – Serenity is the big-screen continuation of which short-lived sci-fi TV series?
  5. 1969 – Born this week, who connects the films Birdman, The Hangover Part II, and The Muppets?
  6. 2010 – Which single-location thriller finds Ryan Reynolds trapped inside a coffin?
  7. 1986 – What is the title of Berlin’s Oscar-winning theme song from Top Gun?
  8. 1999 – In Big Daddy, five-year-old Julian names himself after which classic monster movie?
  9. 1976 – In Logan’s Run, at what age citizens are killed by rite of passage?
  10. 2014 – Which British comedy film stars Billy Connolly and David Tennant as father and son?


ROUND TWO – Where Every Day Is Boxing Day

OK, seriously, in Rocky IV, what idiot scheduled the Drago vs Balboa match on Christmas Day, when the 26th was right there? Anyway, here are 10 other questions about boxing in the movies…

  1. Who plays monstrous Russian boxer Ivan Drago in the Rocky series?
  2. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which 2015 drama takes its name from the term for a left-handed boxer?
  3. What family heirloom does Butch Coolidge risk life and limb to retrieve in Pulp Fiction?
  4. Billed as “Rocky vs Raging Bull”, which 2014 film casts Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as aging fighters with a score to settle?
  5. Who stars as college boxer and werewolf Todd Howard in Teen Wolf Too?
  6. What is the first name of Apollo Creed’s son, played by Michael B. Jordan in the Creed movies?
  7. Which 2011 movie stars Hugh Jackman as the owner and trainer of a robot boxer?
  8. Who plays the title character in the 2004 British boxing comedy The Calcium Kid?
  9. Which Marvel superhero is the son of murdered fighter Jack Murdock?
  10. Who plays Muhammad Ali in the 1977 biopic The Greatest?



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. What is the name of the Jets’ rival gang in West Side Story?
  2. What is the full title of the 1993 sequel to The Addams Family?
  3. Which real-life TV star is the object of Borat’s desire in Borat?
  4. In a 1987 supernatural comedy, Cher, Michelle Pfieffer, and Susan Sarandon play “witches” from which fictional town?
  5. Which 2000 survival thriller stars Chris O’Donnell and Robin Tunney as climbers trapped on K2?
  6. Who plays twins Hallie Parker and Annie James in 1998’s The Parent Trap?
  7. A Tale Of Two Kitties is the sequel to which family movie?
  8. Which 2004 Gurinder Chadha movie is a Bollywood-style adaptation of a Jane Austen novel?
  9. In which country is the zombie film Train To Busan set?
  10. And finally, which horror film features characters named Chris Washington, Rose Armitage, and Rod Williams?

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 have another quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below!



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