Film Quiz Friday: This Time It’s Personal

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This week’s film quiz covers the usual array of movie-themed trivia, including first lines, closing shots, and assorted title characters.


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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Film Stories quiz, along comes another tagline round! On either side of the selection of marketing taglines, this time referring to a single title character, you’ll get two lots of teasers covering films of all eras and genres, adding up to 30 questions altogether. As always, the quiz is just for fun. But also, film-buff supremacy is once again at stake, if you like.

After 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 as usual this week) and give us any other lovely feedback. And remember – this time, it’s personal…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new 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. 1942 – “Rosebud” is the first line of which classic 1941 drama?
  2. 1995 – Who plays the vampire Lestat in 1994’s Interview With The Vampire?
  3. 2018 – Which sport features prominently in Aardman’s Early Man?
  4. 1987 – In which 1986 mystery film does Sean Connery play friar William of Baskerville?
  5. 2001 – Which song by The Beatles is the nickname of Kate Hudson’s character in Almost Famous?
  6. 1998 – Who directed 1997’s Titanic?
  7. 2008 – Complete the musical’s title – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of
  8. 1970 – Born this week, who connects the films Boogie Nights, From Hell, and The Hangover?
  9. 2012 – Which frosty survival thriller sees Liam Neeson punch a wolf in the face?
  10. 1980 – Which 1970s James Bond film holds the record for the most-watched film premiere in UK TV history, with 23.5 million viewers watching on 30th January 1980?


ROUND TWO – Putting The “Tag” In Protagonist

It’s been a while since we’ve had a movie tagline round, and this time, all 10 films have characters in their titles. Can you name the title character that goes with each tagline?

  1. It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (1964)
  2. Movies were his passion. Women were his inspiration. Angora sweaters were his weakness. (1994)
  3. She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees. (2000)
  4. He knows no fear. He knows no danger. He knows nothing. (2003)
  5. A nervous romance. (1977)
  6. The greatest underdog story of our time is back for one final round. (2006)
  7. She makes dinner. She does windows. She reads bedtime stories. She’s a blessing… in disguise. (1993)
  8. An anti-hate satire. (2019)
  9. Six players on the trail of a half a million in cash. There’s only one question… who’s playing who? (1997)
  10. For years, he’s been the last word in professional football. Now he’s Earth’s only chance for a future. (1980)




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 plays Dr Louise Banks in 2016’s Arrival?
  2. Which family movie franchise stars Jack Black as writer R.L. Stine?
  3. According to a 2013 French film, what is The Warmest Colour?
  4. In the news – Game Changers is a new Disney Plus spin-off series from which sports film franchise?
  5. What BBFC certificate did the “18” certificate replace when it was introduced in 1982?
  6. In which classic comedy does the late, great Cloris Leachman play Frau Blücher? (startled horse noises)
  7. How many live-action Alvin And The Chipmunks films have been released to date?
  8. Who connects the films Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy, and Tenet?
  9. Which sci-fi movie prominently features a Waste Allocation Load Lifter, Earth class?
  10. And finally, which actor raises his fist aloft in the freeze-frame final shot of The Breakfast Club?

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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