Film Quiz Friday: Career Opportunities!

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Here’s your weekly film quiz, with 30 more movie-related questions covering everything from classics to contemporary hits, and a whole bunch of film taglines to boot.


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At the time of writing, we can just about say that The Courier, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessie Buckley, is still playing in cinemas. Don’t worry, we’re not going to ask you any questions about it, but as one of many films that fly in the face of descriptive titles by basically giving you the main character’s job role only, it’s got us thinking. You won’t learn much about a specific sector from watching these films, but we’ve dug out some taglines that tell you a bit more about the cinematic careers in question.

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 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. If it’s a particularly good score, maybe you could add it to your CV or LinkedIn profile too…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new 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. 1972 – Which classic movie opens with the line “I believe in America”?
  2. 1980 – Who plays Dr Rumack in Airplane?
  3. 1994 – Born this week, Ellar Coltrane is best known as the star of which 2014 coming-of-age drama?
  4. 1989 – Which sport features prominently in Bull Durham?
  5. 2018 – Directed by Brian Henson, which comedy stars Melissa McCarthy and a puppet as a buddy cop duo?
  6. 2004 – What is the name of the Furyan mercenary played by Vin Diesel in Pitch Black and its sequels?
  7. 1991 – Who plays drug kingpin Nino Brown in New Jack City?
  8. 1968 – “Blondie”, “Angel Eyes”, and Tuco are characters in which classic Western?
  9. 1982 – At the start of The Thing, what animal is the Thing disguised as?
  10. 2001 – Complete the trilogy – Crocodile Dundee, Crocodile Dundee II


ROUND TWO – Does The Job So You Don’t Have To

Next, here are 10 taglines from films that are simply named after job roles or occupations – can you name the film from just the tagline and the year it was released?

  1. “Never let her out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love.” (1992)
  2. “Tonight, a Comedian died in New York.” (2009)
  3. “Something beyond comprehension is happening to a girl on this street, in this house… a man has been sent for as a last resort.” (1973)
  4. “The first talking picture!” (1927)
  5. “Once you let him into your house, you’ll never get him out of your life!” (1996)
  6. “Answer the call.” (2016)
  7. “His big day is her big problem.” (2001)
  8. “Why can’t the most powerful man in the world have the one thing he wants most?” (1995)
  9. “On every street in every city in this country, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.” (1976)
  10. “Assume the position.” (2002)



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. “City Of Stars” is an Oscar-winning song from which film?
  2. Who connects the films Office Space, Bruce Almighty, and We’re The Millers?
  3. Complete the title of the 2000 Disney animated comedy – The Emperor’s New
  4. What are the names of the Witch Hunters played by Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in the 2013 film of the same name?
  5. What title connects a 1948 gangster movie starring Richard Attenborough and a 2010 remake starring Sam Riley?
  6. In the news – which family-friendly sequel became the first film to cross the £20-million mark at the UK box office since 1917 (the movie, not the year)?
  7. What title comes next in this sequence – First Class, Days Of Future Past
  8. Which 1980 fantasy musical features music by Olivia Newton-John, ELO, and Cliff Richard?
  9. How many Austin Powers movies have been released to date?
  10. And finally, what connects Sylvester Stallone in 2000, Mark Wahlberg in 2003, and Jude Law in 2004 and 2007?

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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