Film Quiz Friday: No, It’s The Other Ones

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What connects a 2012 Marvel team-up and a 1998 TV-to-film remake? This week’s film quiz assembles more unrelated movies with matching titles.


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Repetition is only natural, but the phenomenon of entirely different movies having the same title remains fascinating to us. Heck, we’ve done quiz rounds about movies that share titles not once but twice, so if you know your Bad Boys from your Bad Boys, your Frozen from your Frozen, and your Mr & Mrs Smith from your Mrs & Mrs Smith, then great news – we’ve found another round of “No, it’s the other one” titles for this week’s selection of 30 questions!

Once you’ve finished 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. Good luck everybody, and don’t get it twisted…


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. 1998 – Featuring the returning character Sam Gerard, U.S. Marshals is a spin-off from which Oscar-nominated thriller?
  2. 2008 – Who plays Sarah Marshall in Forgetting Sarah Marshall?
  3. 1994 – In Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, what type of animal is Miami’s missing football mascot Snowflake?
  4. 2012 – Which of the six lead Avengers cast-members didn’t make their Marvel movie debut until The Avengers?
  5. 1980 – “This has to be the match of the day” is the tagline for which Scottish coming-of-age comedy?
  6. 2022 – In cinemas this week! A New Era is the sequel to which 2019 TV spin-off?
  7. 1999 – Who plays Alexander Dane aka Dr Lazarus in Galaxy Quest?
  8. 1958 – Born this week, who acts and sings in the films Grease 2, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and 2007’s Hairspray?
  9. 1995 – Which thriller finds Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo on the trail of a virus-carrying capuchin monkey?
  10. 1987 – In 1993’s Hot Shots! Part Deux, which real-life father-and-son duo tell each other “I loved you in Wall Street”?


ROUND TWO – Not To Be Confused With…

Speaking of The Avengers, sometimes a movies have a title and a cat-suited redhead in common, but nothing else – can you guess which title connects each pair of movies, described only by cryptic clues and the year they were released?

  1. Demi Moore’s first major role (1982) and South Korea’s first Best Picture Oscar winner (2019)
  2. Brian De Palma rolls two ones (1998) and G.I. Joe rolls out a spin-off (2021)
  3. Jason Patrick gets this from heroin (1991) and Chris Hemsworth gets this from driving (2013)
  4. Klaus Kinski is stuck with a black mamba (1981) and Tom Hardy is stuck to some black goo (2018)
  5. Two cops try not to get offed by criminals before retirement (1986) and criminals retire a weapon that offed two cops (2006)
  6. Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical drama (1972) and Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical drama (2018)
  7. James Caan stars in a crime comedy caper (1973) and James Gunn directs a gross-out creature feature (2006)
  8. Don Ameche tries to gain entry to Hell (1943) and Warren Beatty tries to escape paradise (1978)
  9. A young boy defends his pet bull in Mexico (1956) and Jodie Foster turns vigilante in New York (2007)
  10. A historical British drama starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (2013) and a futuristic Japanese anime set in a virtual world (2021)



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 singer is the subject of the 2019 biopic Rocketman? (Not the 1997 Disney comedy, we’re done with that round now!)
  2. In which 2013 action horror film does Brad Pitt play UN investigator Gerry Lane?
  3. Complete the title of the 2010 romantic comedy – Eat Pray
  4. Who connects the 1990s films Ghost, The Player, and Sister Act?
  5. Which working title for 1996’s Scream was later used by its 2000 spoof instead?
  6. Maurice Micklewhite is the real name of which British actor?
  7. In which 2002 drama does Edward Norton play a convicted drug dealer on his last day before going to prison?
  8. Who plays technical field agent Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible movies?
  9. In the news! Which stage musical’s long-awaited movie adaptation will be released in two instalments in 2024 and 2025?
  10. And finally, which director connects The Blues Brothers, Vanilla Sky, and Austin Powers In Goldmember?

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 be back next Friday with another quiz, but until then, let us know your scores did in the comments below!

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