My Instagram stories have been lighting up with friends playing virtual quizzes, so of course, I jumped on the bandwagon. I proposed a weekly virtual quiz night with friends and family and I was Quiz Master for the first one. I chose movies as my theme and searched the Internet for a variety of questions that covers a range of movie generations.

Here are 35 movie trivia questions for your next quiz night with your friends.


  1. In what 1976 thriller does Robert De Niro famously say “You talkin’ to me?”
  2. For what movie did Steven Spielberg win his first Oscar for Best Director?
  3. Which Alfred Hitchcock thriller is notorious for its shocking “shower scene”?
  4. Which show about Danny and Sandy was made into a film with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John?
  5. Which singer starred in The Bodyguard?
  6. What is the first rule of Fight Club?
  7. Who played Jack in Titanic?
  8. Which 2020 film starring Robert Downey Jr tells the story of a physician who can talk to animals?
  9. Which movie star is killed off in the opening scene of Scream?
  10. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who plays the Genie in the 2019 adaptation of Aladdin?
  11. In the movie Frozen, which song does Elsa sing as she builds the castle?
  12. What is the name of the hobbit played by Elijah Wood in the Lord of the Rings movies?
  13. What flavor of Pop Tarts does Buddy the Elf use in his spaghetti in Elf?
  14. On what date is the Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life set?
  15. Which Ben and Matt co-wrote Good Will Hunting?
  16. Which British actress won the Best Actress award at the Oscars in 2019?
  17. Who is the only Disney princess who was inspired by an actual person?
  18. Where did Harry Potter go to school?
  19. Which movie features Bruce Willis as John McClane, a New York police officer, taking on a gang of criminals in a Los Angeles skyscraper on Christmas Eve?
  20. What is Darth Vader’s real name?
  21. What pop vocal group performs at the wedding in Bridesmaids?
  22. Which English actor won the 2014 Academy Award for best actor for his role in The Theory of Everything?
  23. What island is Jurassic Park on?
  24. Aaron Sorkin won an Oscar for writing what 2010 drama about the creation of Facebook?
  25. Which musical based on Romeo & Juliet was a 60s Oscar winner?
  26. The 2019 film Pet Sematary is based on a book by which author?
  27. What planet are Transformers from?
  28. Who directed Avatar?
  29. What is the name of Jack Sparrow’s ship?
  30. Who does Tom Cruise play in Top Gun?
  31. What colour pills does Morpheus offer Neo in the Matrix?
  32. Who is the first character that Dorothy meets as she begins her journey to the Emerald City of Oz?
  33. Who played the lead role in Braveheart?
  34. Who played the female lead role in There’s Something About Mary?
  35. Who says the famous line “Just keep swimming”?


  1. Taxi Driver
  2. Schindler’s List
  3. Psycho
  4. Grease
  5. Whitney Huston
  6. Never talk about Fight Club
  7. Leonardo DiCaprio
  8. Dolittle
  9. Drew Barrymore
  10. Will Smith
  11. Let It Go
  12. Frodo Baggins.
  13. Chocolate
  14. Christmas Eve
  15. Affleck and Damon
  16. Olivia Colman
  17. Pocahontas
  18. Hogwarts
  19. Die Hard
  20. Anakin Skywalker
  21. Wilson Phillips
  22. Eddie Redmayne
  23. Isla Nublar
  24. The Social Network
  25. West Side Story
  26. Stephen King
  27. Cybertron
  28. James Cameron
  29. Black Pearl
  30. Maverick
  31. Red and Blue
  32. The Scarecrow
  33. Mel Gibson
  34. Cameron Diaz
  35. Dory – Finding Nemo

Tyla van Til

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