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|Which famous singer appeared in the movie Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome?
|▶ Tina Turner
|What star of the movie Basketball Diaries did not win his first Oscar until 2016?
|▶ Leonardo DiCaprio
|Who was the male lead in the 1996 summer blockbuster Independence Day?
|▶ Will Smith
|Who directed the 1977 movie Star Wars?
|▶ George Lucas
|In 1939, the movie The Wizard of Oz lost the Academy Award for best picture to what film?
|▶ Gone with the Wind
|Which 1979 film included a spaceship called Nostromo?
|Which action movie star was the voice of the Iron Giant?
|▶ Vin Diesel
|In which Star Wars film did the Ewoks first appear?
|▶ Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
|Which actor was the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films?
|▶ James Earl Jones
|In what year was the original “Jurassic Park” film released?
|What was the first feature film originally presented with sound?
|▶ The Jazz Singer, released in 1927.
|Which Olympic sport was featured in the movie “Cool Runnings”?
|Who is the voice of Spongebob Squarepants?
|▶ Tom Kenny
|What was the name of the 1999 American found footage horror film about three student filmmakers that disappeared in the woods?
|▶ The Blair Witch Project
|When adjusted for inflation, which is the highest grossing film of all time?
|▶ Gone with the Wind
|In what year was the movie “Grease” released?
|In movies, a clue or piece of information which is intended to be misleading, is known as what?
|▶ Red Herring
|Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle always wears red bandanas?
|What did the famous Hollywood sign, located in Los Angeles, originally say?
|In the 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun” which actress played Goose’s wife?
|▶ Meg Ryan
|Who directed the movie “Reservoir Dogs”?
|▶ Quentin Tarantino
|Superman is a fictional superhero from what fictional planet?
|Which actor played the main character in the 1990 film “Edward Scissorhands”?
|▶ Johnny Depp
|Who played the fictional anti hero Deadpool in the 2016 movie?
|▶ Ryan Reynolds
|Who was the female lead in the movie “Titanic”?
|▶ Kate Winslet
|Who played Dracula in the 1931 vampire-horror film “Dracula”?
|▶ Bela Lugosi
|The original Ghostbusters movie was released in June of what year?
|BB-8 is an astromech droid from what film franchise?
|▶ Star Wars
|Tom Hanks played “Captain Miller” in what legendary World War II movie?
|▶ Saving Private Ryan
|The famous Actress Winona Ryder had what last name at birth?
|Robin Williams won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in which 1997 film about a South Boston janitor?
|▶ Good Will Hunting
|What later “Star Wars” actress had an early role in the movie “Léon: The Professional”?
|▶ Natalie Portman
|What was the name of The Lone Ranger’s horse that he saved from an enraged buffalo?
|What is the name of the actress who played the Unsinkable Molly Brown in the 1997 movie Titanic?
|▶ Kathy Bates
|What are the names of the two actors whose characters get stuck traveling together in the movie “Trains Planes & Automobiles”?
|▶ Steve Martin & John Candy
|What sunglasses did Tom Cruise wear in the 1986 movie “Top Gun”?
|▶ Ray Ban Aviator (RB 3025)
|Who played the female lead role in the 1986 sci-fi movie “Aliens”?
|▶ Sigourney Weaver
|Keiko is the name of a whale that appeared in what 1993 American family drama film?
|▶ Free Willy
|What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?
|In what year was Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller “Psycho” released?
|What is the name of the 1978 movie, starring Brad Davis, about an American college student who is sent to a Turkish prison for attempting to smuggle hashish out of Turkey?
|▶ Midnight Express
|In which 1993 thriller does the protagonist violently lose his cool when a fast food restaurant will not let him order from the breakfast menu?
|▶ Falling Down
|Which actress played identical twins in the 1998 movie remake of The Parent Trap?
|▶ Lindsay Lohan
|In the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, what did the Scarecrow want from the wizard?
|▶ A brain
|In the 2016 American fantasy adventure film, “The Jungle Book”, what is the name of the orphaned human boy?
|The first movie of the Fast and Furious franchise was released in what year?
|Who were the two writers of the screenplay for the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey”?
|▶ Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke
|In the Star Wars universe, who is Luke Skywalker’s mother?
|▶ Padmé Amidala
|In movie ratings what do the letters PG stand for?
|▶ Parental Guidance
|Tyler Durden is a ficitional character appearing as the central protagonist and antagonist in what 1999 American film?
|▶ Fight Club
|Who played the female lead in the 1942 film Casablanca?
|▶ Ingrid Bergman
|Who played the female lead in the dystopian political thriller “V for Vendetta”?
|▶ Natalie Portman
|Who played the lead role in the 1982 American comedy Tootsie?
|▶ Dustin Hoffman
|Actress Gal Gadot starred in what American superhero film released in the summer of 2017?
|▶ Wonder Woman
|Which actor played Marty McFly in the 1980s sci-fi classic “Back to the Future”?
|▶ Michael J. Fox
|Who played the female lead in the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman?
|▶ Julia Roberts
|Bruce Banner turns into what fictional superhero when he becomes angry?
|▶ The Hulk
|What was John Candy’s character’s name in the in 1987 comedy movie, “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”?
|▶ Del Griffith
|Who produced and directed the American epic aviation war film “Hell’s Angels”, released in 1930?
|▶ Howard Hughes
|As a protest to Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film, Marlon Brando declined an Academy Award for his performance in what movie?
|▶ The Godfather
|Who was the oldest member of the rock band The Beatles?
|▶ Ringo Starr
|“I’d buy that for a dollar”, is a catchphrase from what 1987 action movie set in Detroit, Michigan, in the near future.
|Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger starred in what comedy film, released in 2000, about a cop with dissociative identity disorder?
|▶ Me, Myself & Irene
|Who directed the 2018 superhero film “Black Panther”?
|▶ Ryan Coogler
|Jason Voorhees is the main antagonist in what movie franchise?
|▶ Friday the 13th
|What is the favorite food of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
|In the 1997 American science fiction comedy Men in Black, which actor played Agent K?
|▶ Tommy Lee Jones
|“Michael Keaton played which Spiderman villain in the 2017 superhero movie “Spiderman: Homecoming”?”
|“The road to greatness can take you to the edge”, is the tagline of which 2014 American drama film?
|Which actor played a FedEX employee that became marooned on an island in the 2000 drama film Cast Away?
|▶ Tom Hanks
|Who was the tallest actor ever to win an academy award?
|▶ Tim Robins in 2003 for Best Supporting Actor in Mystic River
|In the fact based movie “21” released in 2008, students from MIT made millions by counting cards playing which card game?
|What was the name of Jack Nicholson’s character in the 1975 American comedy-drama film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”?
|▶ Randle McMurphy
|Who won more Academy Awards in his lifetime than any other person?
|▶ Walt Disney
|Which 1993 American science-fiction adventure film had a plot that involved creating a theme park from cloned dinosaurs?
|▶ Jurassic Park
|Which park is the most filmed location in the world?
|▶ Central Park
|With twelve Oscar nominations and three wins, who is the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history?
|▶ Jack Nicholson
|Which actress played the character Annie Reed in the 1993 American romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle?
|▶ Meg Ryan
|The song “Eye of the Tiger” by the band Survivor was the theme song for what movie released in 1982?
|▶ Rocky III
|Which actor played the fictional character Dr. Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy?
|▶ Christopher Lloyd
|What is the name of the sequel to the movie Wreck-It Ralph that was released in 2018?
|▶ Ralph Breaks the Internet
|Who plays Jack Ryan in the 2002 American spy thriller “The Sum of all Fears”?
|▶ Ben Affleck
|What film did Carol Burnett parody as the character “Starlet” in a costume made from tassels, drapery, and a curtain rod?
|▶ Gone with the Wind
|What is Shawshank, in the movie The Shawshank Redemption?
|▶ The prison
|Eddie Murphy’s first major motion picture role was in what movie released in 1982 co-starring Nick Nolte?
|▶ 48 Hours
|What popular Disney movie is set near Salem, Massachusetts in the years 1693 and 1993?
|▶ Hocus Pocus
|What late “Enter the Dragon” star would have been age 32 at the film’s Hong Kong premiere?
|▶ Bruce Lee
|Which actor played Freddie Mercury in the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody?
|▶ Rami Malek
|Who sang the title song “Grease” in the 1978 musical motion picture?
|▶ Frankie Valli
|Who directed the romantic comedy fantasy adventure film The Princess Bride?
|▶ Rob Reiner
|In The Karate Kid, what was the name of the dojo where the boys that bullied Daniel LaRusso trained?
|▶ Cobra Kai
|In the X-Men film franchise, Halle Berry played the role of which character?
|What song from the Disney film “Coco” won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Original Song?
|▶ Remember Me
|What country’s 2010 ban on film worker unions is commonly referred to as the “Hobbit law”?
|▶ New Zealand
|Which 1997 action thriller film stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich?
|▶ Con Air
|Lindsay Lohan made her film debut in what 1998 Disney movie remake?
|▶ The Parent Trap
|What is the name of the character played by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series?
|▶ Captain Jack Sparrow
|Released in 1984, what movie starring Patrick Swayze was the first to receive a PG-13 rating?
|▶ Red Dawn
|In the sitcom Family Matters and film Die Hard, actor Reginald VelJohnson’s character had what occupation?
|▶ Police officer
|Executives of William Randolph Hearst’s media empire conspired to stop the release of what 1941 film?
|▶ Citizen Kane
|Who directed the 1980 horror film The Shining?
|▶ Stanley Kubrick
|Harry, Niall, Louis, Liam, and Zayn auditioned for The X Factor as soloists, but competed together as what group?
|▶ One Direction
|Released in 1984 starring Patrick Swayze, was the first movie to receive a PG-13 rating?
|▶ Red Dawn
|In the 1988 American live-action/animated comedy film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, who framed Roger Rabbit?
|▶ Judge Doom
|What musician played Cinna in the Hunger Games film series?
|▶ Lenny Kravitz
|According to the Star Trek science fiction franchise, Earth is what class of planet?
|▶ M Class
|Who played Tom Joad in the 1940 movie “The Grapes of Wrath”?
|▶ Henry Fonda
|“Its an ugly planet, a bug planet” is a line from what 1997 American satirical military science fiction film?
|▶ Starship Troopers
|In 2009, which company announced a deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion?
|▶ The Walt Disney Company
|What is the name of the stock sound effect of a man screaming, used in hundreds of films and television shows?
|▶ The Wilhelm Scream
|American film director and actor Shelton Jackson Lee is better known by what name?
|▶ Spike Lee
|In the movie Spinal Tap, the band’s amplifier goes from zero to what?
|What 1968 American action thriller film, starring Steve McQueen, featured a car chase scene through the streets of San Francisco?
|Rutger Hauer played Roy Batty in what 1982 neo-noir science fiction film?
|▶ Blade Runner
|Who tap-danced with Jerry the Mouse in Anchors Aweigh, Fred Astaire in Ziegfeld Follies, and an umbrella in Singin’ in the Rain?
|▶ Gene Kelly
|Chico’s Bail Bonds is the sponsor of what fictional movie little league team?
|▶ Bears (Bad News Bears)
|“After all, tomorrow is another day!” was the last line from which 1939 Oscar winning film?
|▶ Gone with the Wind
|What former NBA player appeared in a Bruce Lee movie?
|▶ Kareem Abdul Jabbar in The Game Of Death
|“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion was the theme song for which 1997 blockbuster film?
|Whose autobiography, “Total Recall”, refers to his movie career and election to public office?
|▶ Arnold Schwarzenegger
|The 2006 British-American family adventure drama film Flicka, featured what type of animal?
|What was the first Bond film to win an Oscar for best original song?
|▶ Skyfall (with Adele)
|In the Marvel cinematic universe, what is the name of Thor’s home planet?
|Which late actor starred as Kris Kringle in 1994 film Miracle on 34th Street?
|▶ Richard Attenborough
|In the 1983 movie National Lampoon’s Vacation, what fictional amusement park were the Griswold family trying to go to?
|▶ Walley World
|Paul Newman’s last movie appearance was as a conflicted mob boss in what 2002 movie opposite Tom Hanks?
|▶ Road to Perdition
|The 2006 American romantic comedy Failure to Launch starred which Texas born actor?
|▶ Matthew McConaughey
|At 2020 Oscars, which South Korean film took home four awards including best picture?
|“Love on the Rocks” is a song written by Neil Diamond and Gilbert Bécaud that appeared in what 1980 drama film?
|▶ The Jazz Singer
|In 1979, Malcolm McDowell starred in what erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of a Roman Emperor?
|Chunk was a character in which 1985 movie about a group of young misfits looking for lost treasure?
|▶ The Goonies
|Prince Humperdinck is the main antagonist of which 1987 fantasy film?
|▶ The Princess Bride
|In the 2008 superhero film The Dark Knight which actor played the character Batman?
|▶ Christian Bale
|Which 1992 American drama film tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to a blind, irritable, retired Army officer?
|▶ Scent of a Woman
|What 1982 American science fiction horror film was directed by John Carpenter and starred Kurt Russell?
|▶ The Thing
|In the 1999 Horror movie Lake Placid, which type of animal terrorized the residents of Black Lake, Maine?
|What 2013 science fiction blockbuster starred Sandra Bullock and George Clooney?
|What are the names of the 7 dwarfs from the Disney movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”?
|▶ Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy, Bashful and Doc
|What movie did Elvis Presley first appear in?
|▶ Love Me Tender
|What school does Harry Potter attend?
|▶ Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
|What is the job title of the person in charge of the camera and lighting crews working on a film?
|What was first feature length animated film?
|▶ El Apóstol
|Which actress played the role of Mary (adult) in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”?
|▶ Donna Reed
|In the movie “The Lion King”, what was Simba’s mother’s name?
|What popular movie musical, directed by John Hutson, was released in 1982?
|In the movie “Back to the Future”, what speed did the DeLorean need to reach in order to achieve time travel?
|▶ 88 MPH
|Bruce Willis played a convict turned time traveler in what 1995 movie?
|▶ 12 Monkeys
|In what year was the first James Bond film “Dr. No” released?
|In what year was the first Harry Potter movie released?
|Who played Batman in the 1989 Tim Burton version of the film?
|▶ Michael Keaton
|Diana Prince is the public persona of which fictional superhero?
|▶ Wonder Woman
|Which actor that once played James Bond previously competed in the Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition?
|▶ Sean Connery
|Orson Welles provided the voice for which Transformer in “The Transformers: The Movie” released in 1986?
|Who directed the movie “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”?
|▶ Alfonso Cuarón
|In what year did Paul McCartney announce he was quitting the Beatles?
|What is the name of Mickey Mouse´s dog?
|Who played James Bond in the 1969 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”?
|▶ George Robert Lazenby
|What are the names of the three fairies in the Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty”?
|▶ Flora, Fauna and Merryweather
|What was the name of the kleptomaniac monkey in the Disney movie “Aladdin”?
|In the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast”, what is the name of Gaston’s bumbling sidekick?
|What is the name of the actress who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series of films?
|▶ Emma Watson
|In the “Lord of the Rings” film series which actor plays the character of Saruman?
|▶ Christopher Lee
|What is the name of the animated science fiction comedy-drama film released in 2002 about a Hawaiian girl and her unusual pet?
|▶ Lilo & Stitch
|In Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” what is the name of the human that Ariel falls in love with?
|▶ Prince Eric
|In Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, who is Princess Aurora is betrothed to?
|▶ Prince Phillip
|Emma Watson is known for playing which character in Harry Potter?
|▶ Hermione Granger
|In the movie The Terminator, what is the name of the company that created Skynet?
|▶ Cyberdyne Systems
|What was the name of cowboy star Roy Rogers’ palomino horse?
|▶ Trigger (originally named Golden Cloud)
|In what city would you find the Wizard of Oz?
|▶ The Emerald City
|In which Disney film do two cats sing “The Siamese Cat Song”?
|▶ Lady and the Tramp
|How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a 2000 American Christmas fantasy comedy film starring which actor as the Grinch?
|▶ Jim Carrey
|What animal was the Sheriff of Nottingham in Disney’s Robin Hood?
|▶ Gray wolf
|What song does Jiminy Cricket famously sing during the opening credits of Pinocchio?
|▶ When You Wish Upon a Star
|What now retired NBA player starred in the 1996 movie Kazaam?
|▶ Shaquille O’Neal
|Kiss Me Kate and 10 Things I Hate About You were both based on which Shakespeare comedy?
|▶ The Taming of the Shrew
|In the Walt Disney film Pinocchio, what is the name of the giant whale?
|What was Walt Disney’s original name for Mickey Mouse before his wife convinced him to change it?
|▶ Mortimer Mouse
|Released in 1941, what is the only Disney animated feature film with a title character that never speaks?
|In the movie “Bambi”, what type of animal is Bambi’s friend Flower?
|What are the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
|▶ Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, & Slytherin
|In the Harry Potter series, what is the name of Harry’s pet owl?
|What is the secret identity of the fictional superhero Batman?
|▶ Bruce Wayne
About the Author
Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.
Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.
His friends call him the Question Master.