Film Quiz Friday: What’s In The Box???

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There’s more than just Se7en questions in this week’s David Fincher-themed film quiz – we’ve got 30 whole brainteasers about all kinds of movies.


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David Fincher once said, “I don’t know how much movies should entertain. To me I’m always interested in movies that scar.” We’re more about quizzes that entertain, thought it sounds like last week’s musicals quiz might have left a few egos bruised. Here’s hoping you enjoy this week’s which features a themed round about the Man Of A Thousand Takes, and another two rounds on more general movie knowledge.

As always, this is all just for fun, and 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. 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. Allons-y…


ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History

This round is about UK 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. 2019 – In which murder mystery does Daniel Craig play detective Benoit Blanc?
  2. 1989 – Who plays Sally in When Harry Met Sally?
  3. 2007 – What kind of animal is Roddy St James in Aardman’s Flushed Away?
  4. 1992 – Which supernatural comedy stars Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn as immortal love rivals?
  5. 1985 – In The Goonies, what is the name of the pirate whose treasure the Goonies seek?
  6. 2010 – The Shark Is Still Working is a documentary about which film?
  7. 1964 – Born this week, who plays May Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  8. 2005 – Which video-game adaptation connects Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, and Rosamund Pike?
  9. 1975 – Rooster Cogburn is a sequel to which western?
  10. 1986 – Which screen legend’s final work was providing the voice of planet-sized robot Unicron in Transformers: The Movie?


ROUND TWO – The Films Of David Fincher

Mank is on Netflix and in cinemas from today, so here’s a round covering 10 previous feature films directed by David Fincher, from A to Z (or Alien3 to Zodiac if you prefer…)

  1. “Amazing” Amy Dunne is the titular character of which 2014 film?
  2. Who plays twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in The Social Network?
  3. In which US city is Zodiac primarily set?
  4. Which Oscar winner replaced Nicole Kidman in the lead role in Panic Room?
  5. What everyday product does Tyler Durden sell for a living in Fight Club?
  6. Who plays the unfortunate Tracy Mills in Seven?
  7. Which film connects Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, and Deborah Kara Unger?
  8. Which of the Doctors from Doctor Who co-stars in Alien3?
  9. Which film earned Fincher his first Oscar nomination for Best Director?
  10. Which Led Zeppelin song did Karen O cover for the opening title sequence of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?




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. Which Hollywood studio was founded in 1923 by Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack?
  2. Who plays Leeloo in 1997’s The Fifth Element?
  3. Complete the title of the Oscar-winning film – Three Billboards Outside…
  4. Joel Barish and Clementine Kruczynski are central characters in which 2004 movie?
  5. What biblical role connects Charlton Heston, Val Kilmer, and Christian Bale?
  6. “That’ll do, pig. That’ll do” is the final line of which 1995 family film?
  7. How many Final Destination movies have been released to date?
  8. Trash Island and Megasaki are locations in which animated film?
  9. Which author wrote and directed 1973’s Westworld, based on his own novel?
  10. And finally, who has appeared in more Tim Burton films to date – Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter?

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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