Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one” – as Back To The Future finally hits the West End, this week’s film quiz covers the great movie trilogy.


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We’ve previously written about how the music-driven plot of Back To The Future makes it better placed for a musical adaptation than most 1980s blockbusters. With the long-awaited stage version opening at London’s Adelphi Theatre this week, we’ve snuck a few questions on the cinematic adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown into this week’s quiz.

Once you’ve completed this trilogy of movie trivia from throughout cinematic history, 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. It’s all for fun, so no Googling and no consulting your almanac of Film Quiz Friday answers from 30 years hence!


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. 2021 – Big In Japan is the new film spin-off of which BBC mockumentary series?
  2. 1976 Which film features the classic line “You talkin’ to me?”
  3. 1995 – In which action threequel does Samuel L Jackson play Zeus Carver?
  4. 2012 – In Pixar’s Brave, several members of the Scottish royal family get transformed into what type of animal?
  5. 1956 – Born this week, who plays CIA deputy director Pamela Landy in the Jason Bourne movies?
  6. 1994 – Stanley Ipkiss is the mild-mannered alter-ego of which movie superhero?
  7. 2002 to 2011 – All released this week, Island Of Lost Dreams, Game Over, and All The Time In The World are sequels to which family film?
  8. 1990 – Who plays ghostly boyfriend Jamie in Truly Madly Deeply?
  9. 1966 – Whose invasion of Earth in the year 2150 A.D is the subject of a sci-fi sequel starring Peter Cushing?
  10. 1955 – In which comedy does Marilyn Monroe famously stand over a subway grate while wearing a white dress?


ROUND TWO – Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads…

Great Scott, this is heavy – here’s 10 questions about the time-travelling exploits of Doc and Marty in Back To The Future and its sequels!

  1. In which fictional California town is the Back To The Future trilogy mostly set?
  2. Who plays George McFly in Back To The Future, but not in the sequels?
  3. Part II revolves around an almanac of sports results starting in 1950 and ending in what year?
  4. Which Oscar winner plays Clara Clayton in Part III?
  5. What is the name of the first dog to travel through time?
  6. Which movie star’s name does Marty borrow in Part III?
  7. What is the name of the injured frontman of The Starlighters at the Enchantment Under The Sea dance?
  8. What surname links the characters Biff, Griff, and Buford?
  9. Which actor made his feature film debut as Match, a member of Biff’s gang?
  10. According to a 3D cinema marquee in Part II, how many Jaws movies have been released by 2015?



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 directed 2001’s Planet Of The Apes?
  2. Which movie musical connects Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Jean Simmons?
  3. Who does Amy Adams play in 2009’s Julie & Julia – Julie or Julia?
  4. Which country connects the films Pride, Submarine, and The Wolf Man?
  5. How many Expendables movies have been released to date?
  6. Who connects the films Bad Neighbours, The Greatest Showman, and The Paperboy?
  7. “Bella Notte” is a song from which Disney animated film?
  8. Nine years after Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reunited in which 1999 romantic comedy?
  9. Who plays Jack Ryan in the 2002 Tom Clancy adaptation The Sum Of All Fears?
  10. And finally, which Oscar-nominated 2020 drama’s title comprises movies directed by Orson Welles, Rob Marshall, and David Fincher, in that order?

Ready for the answers?

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