Film Quiz Friday: One Quiz To Rule Them All

Elijah Wood as Frodo in The Lord Of The Rings
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This week’s film quiz covers a variety of movie trivia, including American remakes, loose connections, and Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy.


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Next month marks the 20th anniversary of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, (I know, I know, take a moment and wonder where the time’s gone, I’ll wait). With shiny new disc releases of the trilogy due in shops imminently, this week’s quiz features a batch of questions on the great fantasy movie trilogy of our time, as well as some of its Fellowship’s other roles.

Once you’ve completed all 30 questions, 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. This day, we quiz!


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. 2017 – Which detective does Kenneth Branagh play in Murder On The Orient Express?
  2. 1968 – Born this week, who connects the films Galaxy Quest, Moon, and Jojo Rabbit?
  3. 2004 – The Grudge is an American remake of a horror film from which country?
  4. 1996 – In which comedy-drama does Pete Postlethwaite play band conductor Danny Ormondroyd?
  5. 2021 – Eternals is Chloe Zhao’s second film in UK cinemas this year – which Best Picture winner did she also direct?
  6. 1999 – Who plays child psychologist Malcolm Crowe in The Sixth Sense?
  7. 1971 – What title connects a violent thriller starring Dustin Hoffman and a 2011 remake starring James Marsden?
  8. 1995 – Which branch of the US military features prominently in Crimson Tide?
  9. 1962 – Which epic Western has the tagline “24 Great Stars In The Mightiest Adventure Ever Filmed”?
  10. 2011 – Set on Bonfire Night, which British sci-fi film takes place on the fictional Wyndham Estate in South London?


ROUND TWO – The Lord Of The Rings Round

We come to it at last – 10 questions on The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return Of The King, and the Lord Of The Rings cast…

  1. Which Fellowship actor is first billed in the cast credits but last in the alphabetical credits of all three films?
  2. Complete the quote – “One does not simply walk into…”
  3. Who plays both Gimli and the voice of Treebeard throughout the trilogy?
  4. What type of food is the Elvish lembas that Frodo and Sam take on their journey to Mount Doom?
  5. Aside from Ian McKellen, which other Fellowship actor has played a mutant in the X-Men films?
  6. Gandalf provides the fireworks for Bilbo Baggins’s birthday party at the start of The Fellowship Of The Ring – how old is Bilbo?
  7. Who plays Théoden’s nephew Éomer in The Two Towers and The Return Of The King?
  8. What is the name of the wizard played by Christopher Lee?
  9. In The Return Of The King, Gollum bites a ring finger off which of Frodo’s hands – left or right?
  10. Which Fellowship actor later wrote and performed “The Last Goodbye” for the end credits of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies?



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. Who provides the voice of V in 2006’s V For Vendetta?
  2. What number goes before Brothers, Christmases, and Lions to make the titles of three movies?
  3. Which 1996 disaster movie shares its name with a game that Bill and Ted play with Death in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey?
  4. “See you later, navigator” is the final line of which 1980s adventure movie?
  5. Which actor was born first – Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy?
  6. Whose Delivery Service is the subject of a 1989 Studio Ghibli film?
  7. Whose film roles include the characters Gomez Addams, King John, and Apocalypse?
  8. “Truly Scrumptious” is a song and character from which 1960s musical?
  9. Which 2015 crime movie stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie as con artists?
  10. And finally, what connects a 1989 cop comedy starring Jim Belushi, a 2012 drama starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and a 2016 historical epic directed by Martin Scorsese?

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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