Film Quiz Friday: Wicked Little Letters

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How well do you know your alphabet? 30 questions in this week’s film quiz, and several of the answers have only one letter.

Starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley, this week’s new release Wicked Little Letters is a black-comedy mystery about a community rocked by an obscene letter-writing campaign. Regrettably, we didn’t know it was another postal scandal thing when we started writing this week’s film quiz, featuring a round in which the answers are little because they’re all single letters.

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 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. Or you know, send letters if you’ve got any swearier feedback.

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. 1986 – Which comedy connects Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, and Mia Sara?

2. 1973 – Who reprised his role as Detective Harry Callaghan in Sudden Impact?

3. 2002 – In which American-language horror remake did Sadako become Samara?

4. 1975 – Born this week, whose first three film roles were in Altered States, E.T., and Firestarter?

5. 2019 – “Act like you own the place” is the tagline to which Best Picture Oscar winner?

6. 1994 – Which prison movie connects Clancy Brown, Morgan Freeman, and Tim Robbins?

7. 2005 – Who plays Coach Carter in Coach Carter?

8. 1982 – The Skeksis and the Gelflings are creatures in which dark fantasy film?

9. 1979 – Also born this week, who directed 2022’s Nope?

10. 1985 – “I eat Green Berets for breakfast” is a quote from which Arnold Schwarzenegger film?

ROUND TWO – The One Letter Round

Next, every answer in this round are just a letter away – ten questions with one-letter answers. If there’s any you don’t know, you’ve got a one in 26 shot and no repeats…

11. Complete the title of the 2013 horror blockbuster: World War… what?

12. What codename does Will Smith’s character adopt in the Men In Black films?

13. In which high-school Shakespeare adaptation does Josh Hartnett play a character called Hugo?

14. The 2022 horror film Pearl is a prequel to which other 2022 horror film?

15. In which 1931 German thriller does Peter Lorre play Hans Beckert?

16. Which franchise character connects Desmond Llewellyn, John Cleese, and Ben Whishaw?

17. Voiced by Hugo Weaving, which comic-book revolutionary dresses as Guy Fawkes in a 2006 movie?

18. In which movie does Josh Brolin play the 43rd President of the United States?

19. In The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes plays hotel concierge Gustave… what?

20. Which UK film certificate did PG replace in 1982?

John Wick

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. In which 2000 comedy does Adam Sandler play a son of Satan?

22. Who was born earliest: Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds?

23. How many John Wick feature films have been released to date?

24. “When You Believe” is a song from which 1990s animated musical?

25. Which movie character connects Alex Hyde-White, Ioan Gruffudd, and Miles Teller?

26. Back in cinemas this week for its 48.5th anniversary, which comedy stars Graham Chapman as King Arthur?

27. Who connects the 2010s films The Iron Lady, The Lobster, and The Favourite?

28. Thomas O’Malley is a character in which Disney animated film?

29. Which Frances Hodgson Burnett novel inspired a 1995 Alfonso Cuarón film of the same name: A Little Princess or The Secret Garden?

30. And finally, in the news – Ludwig Göransson, Hoyte van Hoytema, and Jennifer Lame all won BAFTAs for their work on which 2023 film?

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 48 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions on subjects like sequel subtitles, famous taglines, and the movies of 1984. 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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