There are few things more fun than a good old-fashioned trivia night at your local bar. A few beers, some whiskey and vodka, a plate of bar food and some friends always make for a great time, but it’s even better when you throw in a trivia contest. Since most of us are still weeks to months away from being able to go to a bar with our friends again, we thought we’d offer up the next best thing and put together this movie trivia quiz for your next Zoom hangout.
There are 25 questions in total. The answers to the questions are at the bottom half of the page – no cheating! Fair warning: We threw in some really tough ones. If you can get all of the answers correct, you are truly a movie trivia god.
Ready? Let’s begin.
Q.1 – What actress has played roles in a Marvel movie, a Transformers movie, and a Mission: Impossible movie?
Q.2 – What are the names of the three hyenas from Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King?
Q.3 – In the 2004 teen comedy Mean Girls, who plays Regina George’s irresponsible mother?
Q.4 – What SNL alumnus co-wrote and starred in the 2011 comedy Bridesmaids?
Q.5 – Richard Attenborough portrayed what character in 1993’s Jurassic Park?
Q.6 – What two actors have portrayed adult Magneto in the live-action X-Men movie franchise?
Q.7 – Of the eight Academy Award nominations, how many did Christopher Nolan’s 2010 sci-fi thriller Inception win?
Q.8 – Who portrays Augustus “Gus” Waters in the 2014 romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars?
Q.9 – Name all four Ninja Turtles and what color headbands each of them wears.
Q.10 – What Jurassic Park actor voiced a major character in Disney’s 1998 animated film Mulan?
Q.11 – What is the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time?
Q.12 – Before it was beaten by Avengers: Endgame in 2019, what movie was the highest-grossing film of all time?
Q.13 – What year was prison drama The Shawshank Redemption released?
Q.14 – Which Hogwarts house did Luna Lovegood belong to in the Harry Potter films?
Q.15 – New Zealand actor and filmmaker Taika Waititi voices what character in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame?
Q.16 – Only three movies have ever won Academy Awards in the Big 5 Oscars categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Original/Adapted Screenplay. What are those three movies?
Q.17 – What two actors have portrayed Pennywise the clown in live-action adaptations of Stephen King’s IT?
Q.18 – What color lightsaber does Mace Windu wield in the Star Wars saga?
Q.19 – What two Oscar categories did Good Will Hunting win at the 1998 Academy Awards?
Q.20 – During which war is Saving Private Ryan set?
Q.21 – What is the name of the second installment in the Hunger Games film series?
Q.22 – In how many of the Fast and Furious films did Gal Gadot portray Israeli badass Gisele Yashar?
Q.23 – The 1993 sports dramedy Cool Runnings features Jamaican bobsledders competing in the Winter Olympics of what year?
Q.24 – Dwayne Johnson voices what character in Disney’s 2016 animated film Moana?
Q.25 – In 1984’s The Karate Kid, protagonist Daniel LaRusso moves to California with his mom. What state did he move from?
Think you got them all? Feel confident in your answers? Let’s see how you did…
A.1 – Angela Bassett (Black Panther, Bumblebee, Mission: Impossible – Fallout)
A.2 – Shenzi, Banzai and Ed
A.3 – Amy Poehler
A.4 – Kristen Wiig
A.5. – John Hammond
A.6 – Ian McKellen & Michael Fassbender
A.7 – Four: Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing
A.8 – Ansel Elgort
A.9 – Leonardo – blue
Raphael – red
Donatello – purple
Michaelangelo – orange
A.10 – B.D. Wong (Dr. Henry Wu and Captain Li-Shang
A.11 – Joker
A.12 – Avatar
A.13 – 1994
A.14 – Ravenclaw
A.15 – Korg
A.16 – It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A.17 – Tim Curry & Bill Skarsgård
A.18 – Purple
A.19 – Best Supporting Actor (Robin Williams) & Best Original Screenplay (Matt Damon & Ben Affleck)
A.20 – World War II
A.21 – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
A.22 – Three: Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6
A.23 – 1988 Winter Olympics
A.24 – Maui
A.25 – New Jersey
Alright, ‘fess up – how did you do?
25-20 correct – You are the God of Hollywood. The Goddess of Cinema. Congratulations, you are Hollywood trivia royalty.
19-15 correct – You know your stuff! Only the most obscure trivia questions trip you up, but you can hold your own in any movie trivia night. Hold your head high.
14-10 correct – You’re familiar with the biggest pop culture franchises and trivia that’s fairly well-known. But if it’s not a huge tentpole IP, you’re definitely out to sea. Basically, you’re a solid alternate pub quiz team member, but you definitely shouldn’t be relied on.
9-5 correct – Okay, you definitely need to brush up on your movie knowledge. Take the time you have in quarantine to get on that. ‘Cause this quiz was rough on you.
4-0 correct – Do you even movies, bro?