America! Flip yeah! This week’s film quiz covers crime capers, comedy casts, and, oh yes, very American movies.


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Here’s another 30 questions about all things film-related. This week, we’re testing your knowledge of “American” films, or at least films that you can put that word before and make another film. All of these July 4th shenanigans aside, we’ve got plenty of movie trivia to be getting on with.

Once you’ve finished 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. To infinity and… well, you know the rest. Happy birthday, America, and that…


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. 1977 – Born this week, who plays elf princess Arwen in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy?
  2. 2010 – Get Him To The Greek is a spin-off from which romantic comedy?
  3. 1997 – In the news! Which Wallace & Gromit short gives its name to a fundraising day now in its 25th year – The Wrong Trousers or A Close Shave?
  4. 2019 – Who directed Yesterday?
  5. 1951 – Which Ealing comedy connects Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James, and Alfie Bass?
  6. 2022 – In cinemas this week! Who reprises the role of supervillain Gru in Minions: The Rise Of Gru?
  7. 2013 – Which crime caper franchise features a gang called the Four Horsemen?
  8. 1984 – Madison the mermaid is a major character in which fantasy comedy?
  9. 2005 – Who plays Rachel, daughter of Tom Cruise’s character, in Steven Spielberg’s War Of The Worlds?
  10. 1987 – “There’s only one movie scarier than The Evil Dead…” is the tagline for which horror sequel?


ROUND TWO – American Movies

Next, a general-knowledge film round where all of the answers happen to go after “American” to make the titles of other movies.

  1. Complete the famous opening line from Goodfellas – “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a…”?
  2. What type of baked dish does Mrs Lovett’s shop sell in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street?
  3. Which 2022 sports drama stars Adam Sandler as an NBA talent scout?
  4. What is Deuce Bigelow’s occupation in two comedies released in the 2000s?
  5. What is the name of the zombie woman who stumbles into Shaun and Ed’s garden in Shaun Of The Dead?
  6. Which 1998 horror movie remake stars Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates?
  7. What type of gunman connects Dirty Harry, Jack Reacher, and Phone Booth?
  8. What type of Shop was the subject of the 2005 Barbershop spin-off of the same name?
  9. Which 2003 dance film stars Jessica Alba as an aspiring hip-hop choreographer?
  10. Which 2001 crime comedy marked Jon Favreau’s directorial debut?



First Blood

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. Currently back in cinemas for its 40th anniversary, which film marked Sylvester Stallone’s first outing as John Rambo?
  2. Who plays Fat Bastard in the Austin Powers films?
  3. Also in the news! Which sequel became the first film of 2022 to reach the $1bn milestone at the worldwide box office?
  4. Who connects the films Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Gremlins, and Drop Dead Fred?
  5. Complete the title of the 2004 comedy – Team America
  6. In which classic legal drama does Henry Fonda play Juror #8?
  7. Which country connects the Disney films The Aristocats, Beauty And The Beast, and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame?
  8. What title connects a 1984 comedy directed by Ivan Reitman and a 2016 remake directed by Paul Feig?
  9. Sarah Caroline Sinclair is the real name of which Oscar-winning British star?
  10. And finally, Thomas J. Whitmore is President of the United States in which sci-fi franchise?

Ready for the answers?

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