The Film Stories Quiz of the Year – 20 questions about 2020

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What kind of year has it been? For our final film quiz of 2020, we’re looking back at the last 12 months in movies, from news to new releases.


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This year has not been great for film exhibition, but that’s not to say we haven’t still had great movies to enjoy. It’s taken some adjustments and while we’re looking forward to a time when it’s safe for everyone to go back to the cinema, we can still look back fondly at some of the films 2020 had to offer.

Film Quiz Friday will return in 2021, but given how your Fridays are likely to be occupied for the rest of December, we’ve put together this bonus mid-week movie quiz covering the year in film. As ever, this is all just for fun and we hope you enjoy this ramble through 2020 and that 2021 will be better for film fans all round.

Once you’ve completed all 20 questions and had a bash at the bonus round, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this page. Please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did (scores out of 30, as usual!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Let’s get cracking…


ROUND ONE – 2020 Vision

Here’s one last quiz for this year, covering everything from new cinema releases to streaming originals, as well as the occasional morsel of movie news…

1. Which foreign-language film won the Oscar for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards?

2. What is the name of Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister in the Netflix film based on Nancy Springer’s young-adult mystery series?

3. Which long-delayed young-adult horror film brought Fox’s X-Men franchise to an end?

4. What national accent does Robert Downey Jr use to talk to the animals in Dolittle?

5. Who connects the 2020 releases Seberg, Underwater, and Happiest Season?

6. “What you can’t see can hurt you” is the tagline to which horror film?

7. Who had a UK number 1 single in February with the theme song from the (still-upcoming) James Bond film No Time To Die?

8. What is the full title of DreamWorks’ second Trolls film, which was released on premium VOD in April?

9. Who plays Will Ferrell’s bandmate Sigrit in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga?

10. What connects Christopher Nolan’s latest, a Jessica Chastain assassin thriller, and a Vin Diesel franchise that ran into legal trouble in October?


11. Which Marvel star plays black-ops mercenary Tyler Rake in Netflix’s Extraction?

12. Complete the trilogy – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

13. Who directed the Small Axe anthology of films for BBC One?

14. Calm With Horses, Dating Amber, and Wolfwalkers are all set in which country?

15. Played by Maria Bakalova, Tutar Sagdiyev is a major character in which comedy sequel?

16. A statue of slave trader Edward Colston was removed from its plinth in Bristol City Centre in June – which Star Wars character figurine temporarily replaced it earlier this month?

17. In Judd Apatow’s comedy, Pete Davidson played The King Of… where?

18. Which actor and martial arts star plays the Emperor of China in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan?

19. The late, great Chadwick Boseman plays trumpeter Levee Green in which Netflix drama film?

20. Which Film Stories magazine cover star appeared in the 2020 releases The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Eternal Beauty, and Saint Maud?


BONUS ROUND – The Top Five

To see us out, here’s a bonus round in a slightly new format, with 10 bonus points potentially up for grabs…

Can you name any five of the top ten highest-grossing 2020 releases at the UK cinema box office this year? Please note, these are all films released in the UK from 1st January 2020 onwards, so we’re not counting late-2019 releases like Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Little Women, or Cats.

You can pick up to five films and have a point for each correct answer that appears in the top ten, including numbers 6 through 10, and that’ll get you a maximum of 5 points. However, if your five answers match the top five films, in any order, treat yourself to an additional 5 bonus points as well. You’ll find out how many points you’ve got by clicking through to the answers below…

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – thank you to everyone who has played along this year and we look forward to bringing you more Film Quiz Fridays in the New Year. 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!


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