Film Quiz Friday: Whodunnit?

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Don’t spoil the ending! As See How They Run and Bodies Bodies Bodies both land in UK cinemas, this week’s film quiz is about movie mysteries.


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It’s Friday, and as usual, we’ve got three rounds of cinematic teasers to start your weekend, but that’s not all we’ve got lined up in the next week. We’re also launching a brand-new film quiz podcast, so named The Film Quiz Podcast, with quizmastering by Nick Helm and Huge Davies and quiz-answering by a host of comedians. We’ll be launching it next week and, if you’re in London, you can still grab tickets for the live London Podcast Festival show on Thursday 15th September here.

Meanwhile, for all you intrepid text-based adventurers, this week’s theme is movie whodunnits. 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. Here goes…


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. 1982 – In which US city is Blade Runner set?
  2. 2001 – Satine and Christian are characters in which jukebox musical romance?
  3. 1966 – Born this week, who connects the films Punch Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, and Uncut Gems?
  4. 1997 – What is the full title of the first Austin Powers movie?
  5. 2009 – Which Oscar Wilde-created title character does Ben Barnes play in a gothic fantasy film of the same name?
  6. 1995 – Which historical epic connects Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, and Patrick McGoohan?
  7. 2017 – In which decade is IT: Chapter One set?
  8. 2005 – “The longer you wait, the harder it gets” is the tagline for which raunchy comedy?
  9. 1973 – Also born this week, who plays foreign-exchange student Nadia in the American Pie films?
  10. 2022 – In cinemas this week! What title connects David Cronenberg’s 1970 sci-fi film and his new, unrelated body horror movie?


ROUND TWO – The Mystery Movie Round

Next, all of the answers in the next round are either people or characters related to murder mystery movies – you’ll need all (or just some) of your detective skills to name them…

  1. Who plays Wadsworth the butler in 1986’s Clue?
  2. Which Agatha Christie character features in the 1964 film Murder Most Foul – Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple?
  3. Who directed Scream and its first three sequels?
  4. Who stars as Lisbeth Salander in 2011’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?
  5. Which actor spends most of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire playing David Tennant’s character in disguise?
  6. Who plays nurse Marta Cabrera in 2019’s Knives Out?
  7. Which junior sleuth investigates the mystery of The Pyramid Of Fear in a 1985 adventure film?
  8. Who directed 1973’s The Long Goodbye and 2001’s Gosford Park?
  9. What is the name of Christopher Lloyd’s character, who framed Roger Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  10. Who plays Detective Zeke Banks in the 2020 murder-mystery horror spin-off Spiral: From The Book Of Saw?



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! Which Karate Kid spin-off streaming series is currently in its fifth season on Netflix?
  2. Which child actor was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense?
  3. Which sport features prominently in the 1995 action-thriller Sudden Death?
  4. In which teen comedy does Emma Stone play Olive Penderghast?
  5. What word goes before Blood, Knight, and Man to make the titles of three different movies?
  6. Which Oscar-winning movie’s poster portrays a single red rose clutched to a woman’s bare mid-riff?
  7. Which B-movie icon plays himself in 2007’s My Name Is Bruce?
  8. Complete the title of the 2021 Paul Thomas Anderson film – Licorice
  9. In which Tennessee Williams adaptation does Marlon Brando play Stanley Kowalski?
  10. And finally, who is older – Luke Wilson or Owen Wilson?

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). If you’ve enjoyed this, try our new Film Quiz Podcast starting next Wednesday. Film Quiz Friday will return next week, but until then, share your scores in the comments below!

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