Film Quiz Friday: Two Of A Kind

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Mars missions, casual sex comedies, and “Die Hard in the White House” – this week’s film quiz covers the movie ideas so good, they made them twice.


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What are the odds of the same stuff happening in the same cinema twice? Well, it happens more often than you think – there are always cases where studios (intentionally or not) release two quite similar films within a few months. The way these things work, it’s just possible there might be another round just like this in a week or two, but let’s see, eh?

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. Heck, leave two comments with similar feedback if you like – it’s that sort of week…


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. 1997 – Who plays Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting?
  2. 2020 – Which Pixar movie features Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as elf brothers?
  3. 1985 – Which band’s song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” opens and closes The Breakfast Club?
  4. 2014 – Which comedy caper revolves around the theft of a Renaissance-era portrait called “Boy With Apple”?
  5. 1990 – Complete the title of the Danny DeVito-directed black comedy, The War Of The
  6. 2009 – Ozymandias, Silk Spectre, and The Comedian are characters in which comic book movie?
  7. 1958 – Born this week, who connects the 1990s films Total Recall, Casino, and The Quick And The Dead?
  8. 2015 – Which prototype police droid does Sharlto Copley play in the 2015 sci-fi film of the same name?
  9. 1986 – What is the title of Martin Scorsese’s sequel to 1961’s The Hustler?
  10. 2002 – Which comedy character became the MP for Staines in his TV-to-film spin-off?


ROUND TWO: Déjà Viewing

Every once in a while, two quite similar films come along within 12 months of each other – here’s a quiz about Hollywood’s history of parallel thinking…

  1. Notable not so much for its lifelike graphics as its Bug’s Life-like premise, what was the first feature film released by DreamWorks Animation?
  2. Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron both played queens in 2012 adaptations of which Grimm brothers fairy tale?
  3. In the 2000 movie space race, which of these films was directed by Brian de Palma – Mission To Mars or Red Planet?
  4. Which significant event in World War II connects two Best Picture Oscar nominees released in 2017?
  5. Which movie has an Oscar-winning President – Olympus Has Fallen or White House Down?
  6. Which mythical hero was played by Dwayne Johnson and Kellan Lutz in different 2014 movies?
  7. Which of 2011’s casual sex comedies stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis – No Strings Attached or Friends With Benefits?
  8. Which David Cronenberg-directed virtual-reality thriller was released the same year as The Matrix?
  9. What connects Tom Hanks’ work partner and James Belushi’s work partner in two different 1989 cop comedies?
  10. “Heaven and Earth are about to collide” is the tagline to which 1998 asteroid movie – Armageddon or Deep Impact?



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. In the news! Ewan McGregor is reprising his role as Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney+, but who played the character in the original Star Wars trilogy?
  2. Which 2018 romantic comedy connects Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Awkwafina?
  3. Who directed 1999’s The Iron Giant?
  4. “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore” is a famous quote from which 1976 drama?
  5. How many Kung Fu Panda feature films have been released to date?
  6. Who connects the films The Lighthouse, Tenet, and Twilight?
  7. Also in the news! Which 2007 Will Smith blockbuster is getting a prequel, co-starring Michael B. Jordan?
  8. What title connects a 1974 sports comedy starring Burt Reynolds and a 2005 remake starring Adam Sandler?
  9. Directed by Katherine Bigelow, which film stars Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson as submarine captains?
  10. And finally, what connects Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind, Karen Gillan in the Jumanji movies, and Will Ferrell in the Anchorman movies?

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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