Film Quiz Friday: the X-Rated edition

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This week’s big new release is Fast X, and your Friday film quiz has 30 new movie-related questions, including a shout out to the letter X…

Does anybody else automatically read the letter X as a kissy sound? It’s been very entertaining looking at posters and trailers for the new Fast & Furious film, topped by Vin Diesel’s very serious face and the title, Fast Smoochy Noise. Still, whether it’s Hammer’s Unknown or Marvel’s Men, lots of films sneak an X in their titles, and this week’s movie quiz covers some of them!

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. Throw some kisses or crosses in there too!

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

Final DestinationThis 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. 1959 – Who plays singer Sugar “Kane” Kowalczyk in Some Like It Hot?
  2. 2000 – The original Final Destination opens with a disaster on what mode of transport?
  3. 2023 – In cinemas now! Complete the title of the long-awaited YA novel adaptation: Are You There, God? It’s Me,… who?
  4. 1986 – Born this week, who plays Edward Cullen in the Twilight films?
  5. 2007 – Which very un-Marvel mystery thriller connects Mysterio, Iron Man, and the Hulk?
  6. 1974 – Which crime movie was the first sequel to win the Oscar for Best Picture?
  7. 1998 – Who plays US President Tom Beck in Deep Impact?
  8. 2012 – Which Gareth Evans-directed action thriller follows an elite police squad through a high-rise apartment block in Jakarta?
  9. 1970 – Also born this week, who wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls and plays teacher Ms Norbury in the film?
  10. 1983 – Back in cinemas this week for its 40th anniversary, which Scottish comedy-drama connects Peter Riegert, Peter Capaldi, and Burt Lancaster?


ROUND TWO – X’s In Movies

The Texas Chain Saw MassacreLike Fast X, all the answers in this round feature the letter X somewhere or other, with topics ranging from screen classics to box-office bombs.

  1. Which 2019 comic-book movie’s title starts and ends with the letter X?
  2. Jason Nesmith and Alexander Dane are actors from which fictional TV show in the movie of the same name?
  3. Who plays Jennifer Check in 2009’s Jennifer’s Body?
  4. Which 1980 musical fantasy connects Olivia Newton John, Gene Kelly, and Michael Beck?
  5. What is the name of the secret agent played by Vin Diesel in the xXx franchise?
  6. Which US state does the movie slasher Leatherface come from?
  7. Ava the android is a major character in which 2015 sci-fi film?
  8. Who plays Tarzan in 2016’s The Legend Of Tarzan?
  9. Which Friday The 13th sequel is set in outer space?
  10. “They murdered his family. Now he’s going to run them over!” Which 1979 action movie used this tagline?



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. The film 1984, starring John Hurt and Richard Burton, was released in the year 1984: true or false?
  2. In which country is the 2009 vampire movie Let The Right One In set?
  3. Who directed and acted in the films The Lady From Shanghai, Touch Of Evil, and The Trial?
  4. Singer, actor, and recent Oscar nominee Robyn Fenty uses her middle name as her stage name – what is it?
  5. Also in cinemas now! The Other Fellow is a new documentary about people who have the same name as which iconic movie hero?
  6. In the news! Who returns as mercenary Tyler Rake in Netflix’s upcoming action sequel Extraction 2: Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth?
  7. How many Independence Day movies have been released to date?
  8. What word goes after Buffalo, Small, and Toy to make the titles of three different movies?
  9. Which Lynyrd Skynyrd song lent its title to a 2002 romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon?
  10. And finally, what is the title of the 2022 prequel to the Ti West-directed horror movie, X?

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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