Film Quiz Fridays: Big Willie Style!

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With pubs re-opening but regular pub quizzes no closer to returning, we’ve got your weekly fix of film questions right here, including a round on the films of Will Smith.

We started doing these quizzes during lockdown, and as restrictions are eased, we want to declare in one voice that we will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish, we’re going to go on, and we’ve got three more rounds of film-related questions ‘n’ that. Today we celebrate our Film Quiz Friday!

Anyway, as always, this is just for fun and there are no prizes for first place – once you’ve completed this week’s quiz, 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 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Here goes…


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. 1981 – Which smash-hit fantasy film stars Harry Hamlin as the Greek hero Perseus?
  2. 1999 – Who stars as an insurance investigator opposite Sean Connery’s professional thief in Entrapment?
  3. 2014 – Walking On Sunshine is a jukebox musical featuring songs from which decade?
  4. 1987 – Released in the UK this week, which horror sequel is also known by the subtitle Dead By Dawn?
  5. 1995 – What kind of animal is Amy in the Michael Crichton adaptation Congo?
  6. 1962 – Born this week, who plays Austin Powers for one scene of Austin Powers In Goldmember’s opening film-within-a-film, Austinpussy?
  7. 2013 – The Four Horsemen are a criminal gang in which caper movie and its sequel?
  8. 1984 – Who plays Madison the mermaid in Splash?
  9. 2018 – Soldado is the sequel to which 2015 crime drama?
  10. 2000 – What is the name of the lead chicken, voiced by Julia Sawalha, in Chicken Run?


ROUND TWO – The King of July 4th

Once upon a time, the 4th July weekend box office belonged to Mr Will Smith, so as it’s that time of year, we’ve pulled together 10 questions about some of the star’s biggest roles and a few of his smaller ones too…

  1. In which film does Smith punch an alien in the face and quip “Welcome to Earth”?
  2. Who plays the dual roles of US marshall Artemus Gordon and President Ulysses S. Grant in Wild Wild West?
  3. Which 2019 animated comedy centres around secret-agent-turned-pigeon Lance Sterling, voiced by Smith?
  4. Which Tony Scott surveillance thriller stars Smith as a lawyer on the run from the NSA?
  5. What is the name of the robot accused of murder in I, Robot?
  6. Men In Black was a chart-topping song as well as a smash-hit blockbuster, but what was the title of Smith’s theme song from Men In Black II?
  7. Which Smith-starring superhero movie was co-written by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan?
  8. Who directed 2013’s After Earth, starring Will and his son Jaden as Cypher and Kitai Raige?
  9. Which of Batman’s adversaries does Smith play in Suicide Squad?
  10. In which comedy does Smith play ESPN sports news presenter Jeff Bullington?



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. How many Mad Max movies have been released to date?
  2. Which 2018 Disney film starred Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as a Cockney lamplighter called Jack?
  3. Who plays Hogwarts professor Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter films?
  4. In the Smokey And The Bandit movies, who did Burt Reynolds play – Smokey or the Bandit?
  5. Whose title roles include Hanna, Lady Bird, and Mary, Queen of Scots?
  6. Which sports-themed 2004 romcom saw Paul Bettany woo Kirsten Dunst at the tournament of the same name?
  7. Set in South Africa, which sci-fi film is based on Neill Blomkamp’s short film Alive In Joburg?
  8. Welcome To The Jungle and The Next Level are sequels to which 1990s family movie?
  9. Who connects the comic book movies Dredd, RED, and Thor: Ragnarok?
  10. And finally, according to its title, which Bruce Willis movie is worth £6,000?

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). And let us know your scores did in the comments below!



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