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This week’s film quiz features questions about 3D horror sequels, film awards, twin movie titles, and more!

John Krasinski’s cute imaginary friend comedy IF comes to cinemas this week, and we’ve written elsewhere about the potential to get it mixed up with Blumhouse’s similarly themed horror movie Imaginary. Frankly, you’re less likely to confuse it with If…., Lindsay Anderson’s 1968 satirical British drama even though they have basically the same title, but it’s got us thinking about twin movie titles again, in between all the other bits of film trivia.

As always, this is all just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. 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. No need to play solo either – feel free to confer with friends, imaginary or otherwise.

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This 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. 1990 – In which romantic comedy does Julia Roberts play Vivian Ward?

2. 2019 – Which Pokémon turns Detective in a 2019 mystery comedy of the same name?

3. 1960 – Complete the title of the Michael Powell-directed horror film: Peeping… what?

4. 1944 – Born this week, Danny Trejo plays Machete Cortez in the Machete films and which other, more family-friendly franchise?

5. 1981 – Which Joe Dante-directed horror film revolves around a countryside resort for werewolves?

6. 2013 – Who plays Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby?

7. 1983 – Which horror franchise billed its 3D third instalment as “A New Dimension in Terror”: A Nightmare On Elm Street or Friday The 13th?

8. 2021 – In which Oscar-winning drama does Riz Ahmed play a drummer who loses his hearing?

9. 1965 – Also born this week, Paige Turco is best known for playing April O’Neil in which 1990s film franchise?

10. 2005 – Brick is the directorial debut by which American filmmaker?

ROUND TWO – Same Title, Different Movie
Credit: 20th Century Studios

Next, a round of movie titles so good they used them twice – for instance, “The Avengers” is both a 1998 box-office bomb and a 2012 Marvel smash-hit. Can you guess which title connects these films, described only by cryptic clues and the years they were released?

11. A survival horror with an icy grip (2010) and a Disney film with “Let It Go” (2013)

12. A biopic about Tina Turner’s marriage (1993) and the making of a documentary about arranged marriage (2022)

13. Ralph Macchio goes from karate to music (1986) and Britney Spears goes from music to movies (2002)

14. Telly Savalas hunts for Nazi gold (1975) and Amy Poehler hunts for golden memories (2015)

15. Stephen Sommers’ directorial debut (1989) and Steven Spielberg’s second movie that year (2002)

16. Rajendra Prasad becomes the title character (1993) and Joaquin Phoenix lives in a society (2019)

17. College graduates rage against adulthood (1995) and Will Ferrell coaches a junior football team (2006)

18. Michael Caine and son fight pirates (1980) and Michael Bay directs a dystopian organ farm (2005)

19. Hitchcock’s domestic terrorist thriller (1936) and Schwarzenegger’s beastie-boys neo-noir (2014)

20. Jaclyn Smith may have been here before (1985) and Denzel Washington has definitely been here before (2006)

Thelma & Louise

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!

21. Who was born earliest: John Goodman or John Malkovich?

22. Which country’s national film award is called the Goya Award?

23. Which actor has been played on screen by Misty Rowe, Michelle Williams, and Ana de Armas?

24. Which animated movie has a 2022 sequel subtitled The Last Wish?

25. In the news! Who will reprise his role as Spider-Man Noir in a forthcoming live-action Prime Video series?

26. Who plays Louise in Thelma & Louise: Geena Davis or Susan Sarandon?

27. In which 1995 film does Alicia Silverstone play Cher Horowitz?

28. Which 1970s thriller connects Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, and Ned Beatty?

29. In which Italian city is 1960’s La Dolce Vita set?

30. And finally, which imaginary friend was played by Rik Mayall in a 1993 comedy of the same name?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s film 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, check out Issue 49 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions on big-screen blockbusters, small-screen spin-offs, and the movies of 2002. You can also listen to 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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