Film Quiz Friday: Versus Mode!

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Let’s get ready to rumble! Versus movies, long-running franchises, and the 12A certificate are among the subjects in this week’s film quiz.

If conflict drives storytelling, it stands to reason that films with a “Versus” in the title are the greatest stories committed to cinema. That’s why 10 of this week’s 30 movie-related questions are dedicated to some of these titanic clashes. Whether it’s East versus West, or man versus man, you can stand alone or play with friends for fun and the glory of knowing slightly more about films than each other!

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, there are no prizes, but 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. For now, put on your best Tom Hardy Bane voice, and “let the games begin!”


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. 2017 – What is the name of the dancing clown in Andy Muschietti’s IT movies?
  2. 1998 – Which film won Steven Spielberg his second Best Director Oscar?
  3. 1980 – Born this week, who plays Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn?
  4. 1963 – Which Alfred Hitchcock horror film is set in Bodega Bay, California?
  5. 2004 – In Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, what kind of animal is Ling Wong?
  6. 1982 – What is the name of Sean Young’s replicant character in Blade Runner?
  7. 1995 – Which historical figure does Mel Gibson portray in Braveheart?
  8. 2012 – Which crime drama stars Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clarke as the Bondurant brothers?
  9. 1985 – Who plays Susan in Desperately Seeking Susan?
  10. 2002 – Released in UK cinemas this week, which spy thriller was the first new release to receive a 12A certificate?


ROUND TWO – Title Fights

And now, a round of “versus” films that pit character against character, up to but not including Kramer Vs Kramer, which frankly didn’t have enough big monster battles. FIGHT!

  1. “Whoever Wins, We Lose” was the tagline to which “versus” monster movie?
  2. In Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, how many evil exes does Ramona Flowers have?
  3. Who plays Joe in Joe Versus The Volcano?
  4. Which other monster features in the first Godzilla “versus” movie, released in 1962?
  5. Which Taika Waititi-directed comedy stars Jemaine Clement and Loren Horsley as an unlikely couple?
  6. What name crucially connects Batman and Superman’s mothers?
  7. Which DreamWorks animated movie features the characters Ginormica, B.O.B, and Dr Cockroach?
  8. Who plays Larry Flynt in The People Vs Larry Flynt?
  9. Which British comedy pits Alan Ford, Richard Briers, and Honor Blackman against the undead?
  10. Which member of Destiny’s Child has a starring role in Freddy Vs Jason?




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. In which country is 2001’s Amélie set?
  2. What word goes before 48 Hours, Stakeout, and WolfCop to make the titles of their sequels?
  3. Who connects the films Calendar Girls, Hobbs And Shaw, and The Long Good Friday?
  4. Which 2009 Spike Jonze film is based on a children’s picture book by Maurice Sendak?
  5. In Tango & Cash, who does Kurt Russell play – Tango or Cash?
  6. In which 2020 film does Jim Carrey play Dr Robotnik?
  7. Which sport features prominently in 1990’s Days Of Thunder?
  8. Which 1989 horror film introduced the killer doll Chucky?
  9. Which comedy actor plays the title role in Bowfinger?
  10. And finally, as of September 2020, which franchise has released more movies – the James Bond series or the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe?

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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